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I Got the News

Wednesday, August 31 2005 Journalism’s Holy Grail…”the Big Story.” The kinda story that involves intrigue, brings down the mighty and serves readers or viewers a tangy taste of retributive justice. The WoB flirts with the big story, sometimes takes it to bed and, very rarely, gets busted. Funny, but like most practitioners of that ancient [...]

Just Say Yes

The Yes Men. If you don’t know about their antics–posing as a WTO technocrat and appearing on TV or at economic confabs to speak with the true voice of international free trade–you’re missing something special. The simply titled DVD documentary-The Yes Men-is not some Leni Riefenstahl groundbreaker, or some Michael Moore indulgence It’s a simply-filmed [...]

The Cognitive Leap

“There’s a lot of evil in the world.” A Peabody-winning producer friend, a great friend and script partner has said it many times in response to my ranting about this strange coincidence and that blatant corruption. True enough. It’s obvious that there are forces at work in our strange and violent world. Be they man [...]

Babble-on Blues

What’s wrong with DC? Beautiful vistas and stark white monuments, political possibilities and personal ambition, tourists and interlopers…DC is unique. It’s a great place to make some money and to meet educated, interesting and committed people. And it’s a short jaunt from NYC. So, why does it rub me the wrong way? Why did I [...]

Dude, What the Hell are You Doing?

I’m back. Technically, it’s the Second Coming. I first came to DC–the Whore of Babylon, or WoB–back in September of 1999. It was the Fall before the fall. Dreams, idealism, ambition…propelled by the love of a good woman and the desire to make a difference…I had it all. The Lord giveth, the Whore taketh away. [...]

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