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March 17, 2002

As Long as I'm Beating

As Long as I'm Beating up on the Chronicle: That same March 14 op-ed page featuring the exchange discussed below features four columns (which has become the industry standard), two of them home-grown, including one flat-out terrific Debr

March 17, 2002

As Long as I'm Beating

As Long as I'm Beating up on the Chronicle: That same March 14 op-ed page featuring the exchange discussed below features four columns (which has become the industry standard), two of them home-grown, including one flat-out terrific Debra Saunders column bashing the increasingly insane Gray Davis, and another feeble censorship column by Jill Rachel Jacobs that claims

Ted Turner, Bill Maher, Robert Redford, Susan Sontag, Alec Baldwin and Michael Moore, [have all] been admonished for merely expressing their thoughts and opinions. Opponents of Sorkin -- and others who have expressed concern about the administration's policies and decision-making -- apparently view free speech as conditional and believe that a different set of rules and standards should apply during wartime.
The other two columns, by Robert Scheer and James Pinkerton, appeared in the L.A. Times a whole two days before. I wonder when newspapers will begin to understand how foolish they look printing days-old columns from syndicated writers who have already been carved up and dismissed elsewhere. Even more pressingly, I wonder when newspaper editors will realize they have some decent talent in their very own back yard.

Posted by at March 17, 2002 01:59 AM
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Anyone ever notice that there are no IndyMedia sites for Cuba, North Korea, Iraq, Iran, Palestine, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Libya or China?

Posted by: world at May 13, 2004 11:35 AM
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