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As usual with the media it’s all about them.p>I don’t suppose there is much to be said for a life lived as Miss Palfrey’s seems to have been, and we could have done without knowing anywhere near so much about it as we do. But I would like to think that, at the end at least, there was a certain dignity in her refusal to be the media’s plaything any longer. As Caesar says of Cleopatra: br> /p> blockquote> em>Bravest at the last, br> She levell’d at our purposes, and being royal br> Took her own way. /em> /blockquote>
James Bowman is a resident scholar at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, media essayist for the New Criterion, and The American Spectator’s movie and culture critic. His new book, Media Madness: The Corruption of Our Political Culture, has just been published by Encounter Books.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
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It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
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