Richard Goldstein

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  • 12 years ago

    There are no rules in American journalism. Each publication sets its own standards, and that's how the Founding Parents wanted it. Some places permit reporters or editors to donate to campaigns; others do not. (The Voice has no policy.) I've alway...

  • 12 years ago

    Where would the Republicans be without fear? They owe their success to their skill at stoking mass anxiety. Back in the '80s, they played the race card very profitably. (Remember Bush père’s Willie Horton ads?) In the Clinton era they ...

  • 12 years ago

    A week has passed since the New York Post gave every mug in Mediaville a good guffaw. By now, the whole news-consuming world knows about the front page that breathlessly proclaimed, "John Kerry's running mate will be veteran U.S. Rep. Richard Geph...

  • 12 years ago

    The stats are familiar to every publisher. Newspaper readership among the young is falling faster than Bush's approval rating. In 2000, only 16 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds were reading a daily paper. "This percentage was a new low, and the tren...

  • 12 years ago

    In just one weekend, Fahrenheit 9/11 earned more money than any feature-length documentary in history. This despite a campaign against the film by the White House and its surrogates. Everyone expected George Bush's media shills to go after Moore, ...

  • 12 years ago

    In my brief tenure as a media critic, nothing I've written has pissed readers off more than my recent assertion that newspapers don't make wars happen. Not even a V.I.P. (very important paper) like The New York Times. My e-mail server has been bur...


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