August 23, 2007
Public responsibilities

A couple of years back, San Diego Police released the mug shot and name of a 17-year-old murder suspect to the local media. The kid was on the loose and, in the standard law-enforcement wording, "armed and dangerous." A journalistic judgement had to to be made. Does the newspaper run the mug shot? The initial […]

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August 23, 2007
Words that get you fired

There are certain statements that usually get you fired. I knew a guy who got fired for telling his boss the infamous "Dick Cheney" line. Voters should fire Rep. Bob Filner for this line: “I am a congressman and can do whatever I want,” [immigration supervisor Juan J.] Ramirez quoted Filner as saying. That's it. […]

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It is now an inevitability that whatever the story, however complex its details, members of the American press will react by announcing who must be forbidden to speak going forward. https://www.nationalreview.com/2022/11/when-journalists-become-speech-police/

Rep.-elect John James (MI) and Rep.-elect Wesley Hunt (TX) are close friends and are first two Black graduates of West Point to enter Congress. They are even from the same class! Both Republicans. No surprise there have been almost zero national media profiles of either or both.

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