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When historians trace the rise of the blog as the dominant journalistic form of the 21st century, they’ll pay close attention to two recent developments.
While old and new media are mending many fences, they’re still squaring off in jockland
| June 18, 2008
We've got a bigger problem now
I got my first Dead Kennedys T-shirt in 1985 and have been a Michael Savage listener for years.
Letters to the Boston Editor: June 13, 2008
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| June 11, 2008
March to war
During the course of two weeks in May, America’s top-ranking military officer went from warning that war with Iran could cripple the US military to rattling his saber at Tehran.
Why isn’t the press paying more attention to a possible attack on Iran?
| June 04, 2008
The new McCarthyism
We were going to write in praise of fired CIA official Mary O. McCarthy for her assumed role in leaking the details of the Bush Administration’s network of overseas secret prisons for captured terrorist suspects, but then the admirable lady threw a monke
Bush tries to scare the wits out of whistle blowers — and the press
| April 26, 2006
Won’t get fooled again
Seymour Hersh’s April 17 New Yorker article, which reported that a “messianic” Bush White House was contemplating regime change and tactical nuclear strikes to pre-empt Iran’s bomb-building program, landed with its own explosive power last week.
With reports of Iran-war drums beating, how will the media react this time around?
| April 25, 2006
Few investigative reporters have compiled the track record or amassed the career longevity of the notoriously cranky Seymour Hersh — who these days is churning out national-security scoops for the New Yorker .
Sy needs to fill in the blanks
| April 13, 2006
Finley provocatively pairs George and Martha
In the world according to Karen Finley, George W. Bush’s Oedipal complex propelled the US invasion of Iraq, and the infantile president carries on an imagined long-running affair with domestic diva Martha Stewart.
| April 12, 2006
Playing craps with Iran
In Iran, we'll have to make choices from a host of lesser evils
Now that a real threat is emerging, what’s Bush going to do?
| April 12, 2006
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