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Enquirer Feature Had Dangerous Misinformation

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 7, 2006
In a major holiday feature, The Cincinnati Enquirer offered this potentially lethal pool safety advice: Use the Heimlich maneuver as the first response to someone who is pulled from the water and ap  

Still a Place for Small Independent Papers

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 3, 2006
Long before corporate journalism became today's high-anxiety business, Worley Rodehaver dropped out. That was the 1970s, and he'd already been a radio and print journalist for at least 20 years.  

Guest Memories of a Happier Sinai

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 3, 2006
Recent suicide attacks at El Arish and Dahab in the Sinai dumped me into rare nostalgia. I knew both places in a very different era. In 1979, Enquirer Editor Luke Feck agreed to let me cover the hi  

Write a Little Gem

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 5, 2006
Journalists love headlines that seem fine when published but provoke gasps or giggles the next day. Classics come from a suburban Minneapolis weekly -- "Beauty queen has bit of tomboy in her" -- and  

Which 10 'Commandments' Do You Mean?

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 1, 2006
The author(s) of the biblical covenant at Sinai must be weeping over the mountain of fervent hypocrisy burying their effort. Among those most enthusiastically wielding shovels are some Christian cle  

Farewell to The Challenger

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 22, 2006
In the old days, an important obituary carried a black border in print. Sort of like The Enquirer's apology to Chiquita. It's time to break out the black again. The Sunday Challenger, a free, indep  

News: Don't Call It a 'Battle'

Campbell County commissioner race gets ugly early

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 8, 2006
Gunsmith Pete Garrett is characteristically dismissive when confronted with the old admonition, "Don't pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel." Printer Dave Otto is similarly cha  

Columnist Answers Museum's Challenge

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 1, 2006
Spencer R. Crew, president of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, has accused CityBeat's Steve Ramos of fabrication. Ramos is no fan of the center. In his latest critical column (see   

Remembering the Fourth Amendment

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 4, 2006
When they're not fantasizing what to do to/with Ann Coulter, Left and Right increasingly attack the credibility and patriotism of mainstream news media. Given the news media's self-inflicted wounds,  

Joseph Wilson Warns of the 'Worship of Access'

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 7, 2005
"The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." Those infamous "16 words" in President Bush's 2003 State of the Union message