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K.E. Grubbs, Jr.
K.E. Grubbs Jr. is director of the National Journalism Center and editor of TheReporter.us
by | Feb 3, 2006

The great 17th century thinker Blaise Pascal warned of the twin evils of “megalomania” — the lust for power — and “erotomania” — the lust for, well, lust. I came to the mathematician/theologian’s thought some 30 years ago by way…

by | Sep 21, 2005

Your comments this week at Fordham University Law School sure stirred them up. The image of fear stalking America’s newsrooms was the best hoot we the network suits have had in years. The right half of the blogosphere — hey,…

by | Jul 20, 2005

With the media’s fixation on Karl Rove’s chatty telephone habits, President Bush’s greeting this week of two prime ministers almost escaped notice. It shouldn’t have. Indeed, it took an Australian correspondent in Prime Minister John Howard’s press retinue to break…

by | Mar 10, 2005

Blog: Understanding the Information Reformation That’s Changing Your World by Hugh Hewitt (Nelson Books, 265 pages, $19.99) YOU’RE A CLERIC IN Sixteenth Century Europe — Germany, let’s say — and you’re at the end of a lifelong calling. You have…

by | May 19, 2004

In review: Give Me A Break: How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists and Became the Scourge of the Liberal Media… by John Stossel (HarperCollins, 294 pages, $24.95) When I think of John Stossel, I confess to an ignoble…

by | Apr 8, 2004

It’s become as much of a spring rite as girls going wild in Ft. Lauderdale: corks flying in newsrooms across the land; editors vowing — in not exactly a lapse of taste — never to wash, indeed to frame, their…

by | Jun 9, 2003

A special review of Eric Alterman’s What Liberal Media? The Truth About BIAS and the News (Basic Books, 322 pages, $25). So Eric Alterman shoves off in his leaky little vessel, its bold mission to neutralize the conservative attack on…

by | Oct 29, 2002

“Troy Glaus! You’ve just been named Most Valuable Player of the 2002 World Series! What are you going to do now?!” “I’m going to … DISNEYLAND?! Aw, c’mon. Surely you guys can send me to Cabo. I mean, I can…

by | Oct 18, 2002

Out here in the lower left section of the continental U.S., October brings a balmy cool. After sunset, and if you’re sitting in a stadium, the impulse is to put the jacket or sweatshirt on, then take it off, then…

by | Jul 10, 2002

A few random thoughts, post-speech, on the crisis of capitalism: 1. What network were you watching when George W. Bush, standing soberly before that Wall Street crowd, gave one of the most critical speeches, not only of his presidency, but…

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