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By JACK GERMOND & JULES WITCOVER | February 24, 1994
WASHINGTON -- The news media circus over the Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan Olympics melodrama, now coming to a climax, may have nothing directly to do with politics. But it underscores a growing trash-can journalism that has much to do with the low state of public opinion toward politicians, and of their increasing unwillingness to stay in public life.The techniques and standards of supermarket tabloids are increasingly seeping into and then dominating news coverage by the mainstream press -- the nation's traditional newspapers and newsmagazines as well as the major television networks.
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By CLARENCE PAGE | December 16, 2005
WASHINGTON -- If there is anything that Richard Pryor and Eugene McCarthy had in common besides their sadly coincidental deaths on the same day last weekend, it is this: Both men understood the value of humor as a sweetener of persuasion. Both men were amusing mavericks who reshaped our political and social landscape in a time of turbulent change. Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III, who was 65, reinvented standup comedy in the 1970s with a gumbo mixture of Dick Gregory's political edge, Bill Cosby's folksiness and Lenny Bruce's profanity-laced social commentary.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | January 14, 1992
Move over Michaels Jackson and Jordan. Make way for Elijah Cummings and Dr. Benjamin Carson.That's the message of "Another Kind of Hero," a locally produced cable series that begins at 6 tonight on Essex Community College's Channel 17 in Baltimore County."
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By Steven Stark | March 18, 1992
IT HAS ALREADY become conventional wisdom that the Washington punditry corps may have gone a bit soft on Pat Buchanan because he was one of their own.A similar case of campaign press bias, however, has cropped up virtually undetected. Simply put, a significant number of reporters and pundits have gone South for Bill Clinton.There are other media-watchers who share these views, such as Bill Kovach, curator of the Nieman Foundation at Harvard; Ralph Whitehead, a journalism professor at the University of Massachusetts, and Christopher Lydon, who is assessing campaign coverage for the Columbia Journalism Review.
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By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub and By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub,Special to the Sun | February 9, 2003
Make no mistake: Mark Mayfield is no Marian McEvoy. Mayfield, the editor in chief of House Beautiful who replaced McEvoy in July, comes off as a down-to-earth guy who just happens to have really good taste. McEvoy never pretended to be down-to-earth. She partied with the "A" list and made the International Best Dressed List along with Halle Berry, Kate Moss and Queen Rania of Jordan. She came by it naturally -- her journalistic roots were in the fashion-focused world of Elle Decor and W magazine.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | July 18, 1993
Has success spoiled Lollapalooza?At first glance, the question seems almost ludicrous. How could Lollapalooza (which arrives Tuesday at the Charles Town Races in Charles Town, W. Va.) be a loser when it has already focused mainstream media attention on bands as outre as Babes In Toyland? Who could possibly carp over an enterprise that will bring a variety of alternative rock acts to an audience whose numbers are likely to exceed 1 million nationwide?Start with some of the musicians on the tour, like Fishbone bassist Norwood Fisher, who complained to Rolling Stone that "there should be a little more hip-hop involved in the mix."
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By Judy Foreman and Judy Foreman,BOSTON GLOBE | March 18, 1997
Maybe your boss is driving you crazy. Or it's dawning on you that your husband is acting just like your alcoholic father.Maybe you hear voices, or think about suicide. Or get so scared you can't leave home. Or so depressed you can't get out of bed.You decide the time has come to embark on that quintessentially American solution to life's woes: therapy. The question is, what kind of therapy and with whom?You've heard, of course, of psychoanalysis, and probably of psychodynamic therapy, too, where the idea is to understand your current troubles by tracing them to the emotional patterns laid down long ago in your family.
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By Cal Thomas | July 20, 2005
DOLGELLAU, Wales - Thank goodness for those history channels that bring back the generals and politicians of the past who, by contrast, make many of today's leaders look indecisive. I saw President Harry Truman on one of them last week. In a speech to the nation near the end of World War II, Mr. Truman rejected suggestions that the Allies seek accommodation with Japan rather than victory. Mr. Truman would have none of it, saying only Japan's "unconditional surrender" would be acceptable.
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August 1, 2005
Cox will protect public interest as head of SEC "Time for Democrats to take stand against run of corporate crime" (Opinion * Commentary, July 26) questions my former House Homeland Security Committee colleague Rep. Christopher Cox's commitment to corporate accountability. But there's no evidence for its charges. The column cites Mr. Cox's role in 1995 securities litigation reform but fails to note that the bill passed with a strongly bipartisan two-thirds majority in both houses of Congress.
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September 29, 1996
Theft, vandalism ruin Metro experienceWe've all seen the ads on the television, radio and in the newspapers. Take the Metro to Camden Yards, beat the hassle of parking, save money and help the environment. . . .[But] as an Owings Mills subway customer for more than eight years, I have seen an excellent system go downhill when it comes to security on the parking lot. I and others have fallen victim to car thefts, vandalism and robberies within the Owings Mills station parking lots. Car alarms and "The Club" do not deter people if they want your car or what you have in it. These thefts are happening in broad daylight.
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