[Would it be shameless bragging to repeat the anecdote about the time the guy who would become Time magazine's White House correspondent entered my apartment in Marina del Rey and exclaimed: "My god, Bob, it is a hovel!"?]
Isn't a unique individual initiative story with some trend spotting in Art, much more commendable than an anemic example of me too-ism wolf-pack punditry?
What if an online columnist combined into one story all this information: Congress is considering giving the President the power to declare war, a recent article by Semour Hersh in the New Yorker magazine suggesting that some intelligence agencies are cherry picking information that will indicate that Iran's nuclar program is a threat to the USA, and Brad Friedman's continuing efforts to undermine his audience's confidence in the reliability of the electronic voting machines?
What if such a hypothetical endeavor ultimately became a remarkably accurate forecast about JEB's role in the Story of the Bush Dynasty in American History? If that happened, wouldn't the lone but perceptive pundit ultimately get many main stream media employment offers?
Berkeley CA has a large much respected school of journalism, so it isn't surprising to find a wide assortment of used books for sale that offer an insider's close up look at the collapse of America's free press. How could there be that many books offering that idea while America is lulled into a false sense of being well informed by a tsunami of Fox Political Propaganda?
Has Journalism disintegrated into a farce where obedience to the political policy of the corporate masters is more important than "truth, Justice and the American way"? Don't the corporate owners prefer an obedient worker who will unquestioningly follow orders rather than a high maintenance rogue who gets it right? Ostracism to the Internets' Siberia is its own reward? What does that mean?
Andy Rooney, who is best known for his commentary on CBS TV's Sixty Minutes program, has been quoted (Masters of the Air by Donald L. Miller Simon & Schuster hardback page 121) as saying: "the worst kind of censorship has always been the kind that newspaper people impose on themselves."
Now, the disk jockey will play "Stuck on you," the Drop-kick Murphy hit "f*ck you -- I'm drunk" (did that get a lot of airplay?) and the unreleased music project known as the Rolling Stones' contractual obligation album.
We have to go do some fact finding about the rumor that Banksy is teaching economics classes at a well known institution of higher learning in the San Francisco bay area. Have a "know when to run, know when to freeze" type week.
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