“The casual use and misuse of the phrase ‘hearts and minds’ should be guarded against.” - Sergio Miller, Small Wars Journal, 2012 President Obama was unaware of or undeterred by that warning when in a February 18 Los Angeles Times op-ed piece he wrote: “Our campaign to prevent people around the world from being radicalized to violence is ultimately a battle for hearts and … [Read more...] about Washington déjà vu: ‘Hearts and Minds’ rears its head again
A note on the paper’s decision not to show the Charlie Hebdo cover after the attack The decision of The New York Times not to depict the cover of Charlie Hebdo after ten of the French magazine’s journalists had been murdered by Islamic terrorists has drawn much deserved criticism in the United States and abroad, in comments from the editorial page editor of the Denver Post … [Read more...] about How many Muslim readers hath the New York Times?
I knew George Wolinski, but not closely. He saw the humor in everything, and probably even the black humor in the disaster than befell his last day on earth. If he got to meet with the murderers in heaven or wherever he might have pointed out that for all their expense and fear they accomplished nothing. They gave him a famous death rather than some waning, weakening thing, … [Read more...] about Danziger on Charlie Hebdo
“It’s not the internet that is ailing journalism. We’re killing ourselves, thin in our coverage, and often intellectually lazy and shallow.” - The Journalism Iconoclast Right after the January 7 murderous attacks on the satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo” and a kosher supermarket in Paris, TV and internet commentators regaled or outraged us with immediate analyses of what … [Read more...] about Journalist imitates Sergeant Schultz: “I know Nozzink” about the Paris attacks
American citizens find themselves struggling to come to grips with an argument over religion, especially in terms of Islam. A plan to build a mosque near ground zero ignited a conflict that has reached mosques across the country. Kentuckians are dealing with mosque issues across the state. But the battles aren’t just in Kentucky. Murfreesboro Tennessee has been in the … [Read more...] about Tennessee newspaper deals with Mosque issues