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How The Religious Right Pioneered Propaganda As News
Retired television executive; Author, 'The Gospel of Self: How...
Before Fox News, there was Pat Robertson's '700 Club,' where I was an executive producer.
"Riven" With "Rifts," the New York Times' Front Page Reflects a Troubled Planet
Robert David Jaffee
Novelist, journalist, mental-health activist
Despite its legions of Page One editors, copy editors, proofreaders and support staff, the Gray Lady proceeded to fetishize conflict by using the words "rift" or "riven" in the headline or lead paragraph, actually the lead clause, in four of the stories on today's front page.
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Strauss-Kahn and the Age of Reputation
Washington Editor at Large of The Atlantic and founder and sen...
In today's fast-paced world, a reputation can be destroyed rapidly -- and if, as in the case of Strauss-Kahn it seems, the consequences of charges made actually precede the processing of those charges.
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AIPAC: A Lobby Without Parallel
Worked on Capitol Hill for Democratic Senators and House membe...
AIPAC is the only lobby that both Democrats and Republics fear challenging. There is no other lobby in Washington, not one, that has that kind of power.
Rubber Rooms: Gone From New York City, But Alive Elsewhere?
Educator and editor
Monday, June 28th, was the final day of the 2009-10 school year in New York City, which means the city's infamous "rubber rooms" also closed their doors. For good.
Ben Zimmer New 'On Language' Columnist: New York Times Magazine Names William Safire Successor
Zimmer is the executive producer of VisualThesaurus.com and Vocabulary.com; previously, he was the editor of American dictionaries
Language Problems at the
New York Times
Robert E. Murphy
Since the death of William Safire, political columnist who wrote the regular "On Language" feature in the
New York Times Magazine
, no one has truly assumed the mantle of leading linguistic watchdog.
Media Deaths 2009: Cronkite, Hewitt, Dunne, Novak, Safire, Mays, Harvey & More Remembered
2009 may go down as the year of celebrity deaths — in no small part due to Walter Cronkite, who passed away in July and whose
Fearless Predictions for 2010 and Other Magical Thinking
The Genius Machine
Tom Friedman will realize that he's losing his success rate to the average stopped clock and retire to focus on writing non-political travel books. They will be very short. But somehow still turgid.
An Interview With David Bromwich About Obama, Afghanistan
David Bromwich seems to me better yet at Obama-watching than at press criticism. He can write with penetration of Barack
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A Word for the Gifting Season
Professor of English, Yale University
Pretension wrapped in a noun wrapped in a gerund: that's what gifting is. This holiday season, give the gift that keeps giving: something nice you picked yourself, for a particular person.
Physician and poet
Not a hopeless hypochondriac of history / nor a nabob who was negative and nattered / maven of the English tongue whose wordy mystery / he believed to English-speaking people mattered
Friday Talking Points  -- The Impressiveness of Alan Grayson
Chris Weigant is a political commentator.
But we here at Friday Talking Points have to admit to a little pride in our foresightedness, because only one week ago we
William Safire: Wars Made Out of Words
Professor of Literature, Yale University
William Safire's career took him from public relations to propaganda to column-writing in a single seamless progression.
William Safire's Passing and the Decline of American Journalism
Dr. Nancy Snow
Tokyo-based writer, speaker, author
Is the death of an esteemed giant in American journalism less newsworthy than a second-tier celebrity wedding?
Forget Being "Borked," She's Been "Sotomayored"
Syndicated Columnist and Longtime Political Strategist
It's clear the conservative press has little interest in ascertaining the veracity of right-wing smears against Sotomayor before advancing them.
The Frugalista Lifestyle
Food Writer & Podcaster
In a word, it's one that has fascinated the loftiest wordsmith of all, William Safire. Last winter, he made a tribute to
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Obama's Durban II Critics: Nattering Nabobs of Negativism
Daniel Sokatch is the Chief Executive Officer of the New Israe...
Many of these new nattering nabobs are made up of those Jewish critics of the president who are intent on proving his bad intentions toward Israel no matter what the facts show.
Obama and The Critics
• Gerald F. Seib of the Wall Street Journal: "His address was more prose than poetry, seemingly designed in some passages
William Safire Sounds Kind Of Racist
Joseph A. Palermo
Author, historian, professor
According to William Safire, Obama's speech was a failure because it was "all too like the collectivist fantasy that opened and closed the Beijing Olympics."
The Gray Lady Doesn't Get the 'Message' (and is Promoting Porn?)
I can't be the only one thoroughly annoyed by the New York Times' insistence on using the word 'message' to follow 'email
Balance at the
New York Times
Victor Navasky and Christopher Cerf
We can assure you that balance between left and right had nothing to do with Bill Kristol's hiring as a
William Safire Blogs About Blogging
Today the OUPblog is honored to have William Safire author of Safire's Political Dictionary to write about the origins of
How Douglas Feith and William Safire Transformed an Elvis Sighting Into a Case for War
Like Feith, Safire kept shifting around facts and pronouns like some elaborate three card monte in order to give the illusion that "the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence."
My Husband's Farewell To The
Professor Emerita, University of Southern California Marshall ...
If you hire William Kristol, it will be the final cut. You will have betrayed everything I have ever admired in the
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