Entries Tagged as 'John McCain'

How the Journal Played the Torture Report Story

December 14th, 2014 · 2 Comments · journalism, Washington

By Arthur Alpert We drown in facts even as we thirst for meaning. Meaning is born of context. Reporters and essayists provide it within their pieces by using history, comparisons and other explanatory material. (It’s not today’s subject but that required reportorial intervention is why “objectivity” doesn’t exist and why “just the facts, please” is […]

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Anatomy of Avoidance: How the Journal deprived readers of the Apple tax dodge story

May 27th, 2013 · No Comments · journalism, tax policy, Uncategorized

By Arthur Alpert Some 20 years ago, I was afraid of new technology, stuck in manual typewriter mode, when my partners and I decided to create a senior monthly, Prime Time. Desktop publishing meant I had to use a Mac, the SE30. Friends said it was “idiot-proof” and so it proved. With a hand up […]

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