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2005 Stories by Sydney H. Schanberg

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  • Two-timed by Time

    published June 28, 2005

    Every time a reporter who has promised confidentiality to a source then hands over his or her notebooks or other materials involving that source... More >>

  • Extinguished Journalist

    published June 21, 2005

    Edward Klein and his new gossip book The Truth About Hillary show us how mangled the definition of "journalism" has become. The dust... More >>

  • Woodward's Debt to Deep Throat

    published June 14, 2005

    The Watergate story 33 years ago can be fairly marked as the starting point of the age of journalists as celebrities. Bob Woodward and Carl... More >>

  • Paper-Trained? No.

    published June 7, 2005

    Two of the four large-circulation newspapers left in New York City—the Daily News and the New York Post—are having another... More >>

  • Senator Goes Missing

    published May 31, 2005

    John McCain has won the press's heart—and a sizable chunk of the public's—by championing progressive causes, not least his dogged drive... More >>

  • A Sorry Mess

    published May 24, 2005

    It's two years and two months since we invaded Iraq to bring down its dictator, Saddam Hussein. Our military quickly rolled into Baghdad, sent the... More >>

  • Show of Farce

    published May 17, 2005

    This would seem to be one of those moments in American history when satire becomes obsolete. It's because our national dialogue has itself become... More >>

  • Not a Pretty Picture

    published May 10, 2005

    "History," Hegel said, "is a slaughterhouse." And war is how the slaughter is carried out. If we believe that the present war in Iraq is just... More >>

  • No Noose Is Good News

    published May 3, 2005

    Suddenly, there are stirrings in the Washington press corps. It's not a revolution, but it is a start, for these are healthy stirrings of... More >>

  • Viacom Execs Get $100 Mil

    published April 26, 2005

    Over the years, Big Business has virtually numbed the public with its annual, head-spinning salary increases for top executives. But one of our... More >>

  • TV Blesses the New Pope

    published April 19, 2005

    Television news gave us wall-to-wall gushing by reporters and anchors, some of it embarrassing for a reporter to watch. Meanwhile, the print... More >>

  • A Time for Disobedience

    published April 12, 2005

    The government itself, which is only the mode which the people have chosen to execute their will, is equally liable to be abused and perverted... More >>

  • A Bad Call at the Times

    published April 5, 2005

    The New York Times—where I spent the first 26 rewarding years of my journalism life—bent one of its ethical rules recently. It... More >>

  • Bush's Almanac

    published January 18, 2005

    In the new America, images rule. Positive images. That's because reality is annoying. So in Washington now, the images are of Oz. President Bush,... More >>

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