Tag Archives: Bias

a crumbling pillar in our democracy

“Let me draw a distinction,” said former House Speaker and 2012 Republican presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich in Hanover, New Hampshire in early October of this year.  “Virtually every American has a reason to be angry. I think virtually [every] American has a reason to be worried. I think the people who are protesting in Wall Street break into two groups: one is left-wing agitators who would be happy to show up next week on any other topic, and the other is sincere middle-class people who frankly are very close to the Tea Party people who care. And actually… you can tell which are which. The people who are decent, responsible citizens pick up after themselves. The people who are just out there as activists trash the place and walk off and are proud of having trashed it, so let’s draw that distinction.” Continue reading “a crumbling pillar in our democracy” »

committing journalism

We often lose sleep over things like hurricanes and protests.  What we “do” is sometimes hard to define and I often find myself having to explain it over again in great detail because (unfortunately) many people cannot grasp a job that isn’t 9-5 inside an office or isn’t painstakingly grueling.  Work can be fun and exciting, in fact, if you’re going to be a working person your whole life wouldn’t you want to love and enjoy your job? Continue reading “committing journalism” »