Category Archives: ethics

Salman Rushdie

I should have blogged on this last week. The latest calls for assassinating the author by Islamic fanatics should have, as Tim Rutten notes, been loudly condemned by every writer, blogger, newspaper and editorial in this country. Instead, it was … Continue reading

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You have got to be kidding?

And what did Claremont learn from the reaction that Pomona received when it sent a threatening letter to a local blog? Apparently nothing. From the DBulletin: “Former Claremont Mayor Diann Ring said she thinks the blog in her city is … Continue reading

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My only comment on this is what Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis said: “freedom to think as you will and to speak as you think are means indispensable to the discovery and spread of political truth.” UPDATE: ok maybe it … Continue reading

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A tale of small town politics

Editors need to balance what readers want and what they need. Most times stories meet both criteria, sometimes not. As I have said before, I thought these arrests were minor, a short story at best, but some believed that we … Continue reading

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Much ado Glendora political mischief

Roiled..er..not really. Unless of course you read the breathless prose of this LA Times story today. “The 18-year-olds, Keleigh Marshall and Christina Giammalva, set out the night of Feb. 19 to engage in some mischief by putting stickers on the … Continue reading

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Our legislators looking out for us

Homeland Security committee: “Jefferson insists he has an honorable explanation, which he will provide when, and if, he’s charged with a crime”

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“I did nothing wrong, but if I did, you were doing it too” defense

According to AP, founder of the Minuteman Jim Gilchrist who has since been fired and accused of embezzlement, filed a lawsuit, saying the ” the firings were illegal and that board members also illegally spent Minuteman money, seized its Web … Continue reading

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Intrepid reporter or loose canon

Interesting story about an investigation into a jail house interview with Michael Devlin. He is accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Ben Ownby just after the boy got off a school bus Jan. 8 in Missouri. Police found Ben and Shawn Hornbeck … Continue reading

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Censor bloggers to stop corruption…almost*

My cousin Marshall Tracy sent me a note about this the other day, but this was the first time I had a chance to look at it. It’s intended to stop corruption and *had a section that would have made … Continue reading

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Public access

Californians Aware hopes to revive a bill that makes it tougher for state and local agencies to stop people from gaining access to clearly public records. We’ll be working on a story about in the next several days. I’ve heard … Continue reading

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