October 10, 2008

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Friday, October 10, 2008

In Other News

Think you know the real Barack Obama? The McCain campaign has no idea who he is or what his plans are for America. Baltimore City Paper columnist Vincent Williams believes “unknown” is code for “other.”

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Father Figures

As markets tumble, everyone looks to Warren Buffet for cues. The world’s richest man has advice to go around but make no mistake, he is not your Daddy! Alice Schroeder, author of The Snowball: Warren Buffet and the Business of Life, discusses the man and the mythology.

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The Abrams Doctrine

As the senior vice president and first ever chief innovation officer of the Tribune Company, Lee Abrams is spearheading some major changes in the newspaper business. This is Abrams' first foray into journalism and his leadership style is, well, different. Abrams discusses his infamous ...

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The Last Straw

Since being named editor of the Spokane Spokesman-Review in 2002, Steve Smith led major innovative efforts at the paper while dealing with cutbacks and layoffs. But last week, faced with yet another round of job cuts, he resigned. Smith talks about his decision.

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Instruments of War

As reported in The New York Times last year, CNN, MSNBC, NPR and others turned, again and again, to military analysts – retired members of the armed forces hired by broadcast and cable networks – for their supposed expertise on the war. Only, it turns out, the analysts were often ...

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Ad Infinitum

Free television has never been exactly free. In exchange for programming, viewers have always been subjected to commercials. But with Tivo changing the rules, advertisers are integrating products into shows, even the smartest, most-acclaimed shows, like never before. New York Magazine editor Emily Nussbaum explains ...

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Smear Campaign

There's been a lot of coverage of attempts to convince voters that Barack Obama is a Muslim. But according to a report released by the liberal watchdog group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, no one's talking about the underlying presumption: Muslim is a pejorative term. FAIR's senior analyst ...

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Reign of Terror

Last year, actor Sayed Badreya told us what it felt like, as an Egyptian-American, to always be cast as the terrorist. “Why not for one day I can be a hero?” he said. “Why not for one day I can have the girl?” Well, there’s always ...

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