Sunday Big-Media Round-up
I could comment for hours on some of the stuff I've read today. Instead I'll just do a few quick hits:
Perhaps the saddest thing I have read
in very long time. Tragedy, hope, and then...
A great piece by the NY Times Public Editor
on journalism's role in a war zone based upon the reaction to a photograph from Iraq.
Gail Buckland, an author and professor of photo history at Cooper Union in New York, said she tells students that because of the lack of a comprehensive photographic record of the war in Iraq, they are “more impoverished today than Americans were in the 19th century,” when battlefield photographs by Timothy O’Sullivan and others documented the Civil War. “The greatest dishonor you can do is to forget,” she told me. “Photographs are monuments.”Bob Herbert
on the obviousness of race and the not so subtle way that the McCain camp keeps bringing it up:
Every day that the campaign is about race is a good day for John McCain. So I guess we understand Mr. McCain’s motivation.
David Gergen confirming that he can hear dog whistles
designed for southern whites.
The author of the first truly great piece of literature
that I ever read, and the man who sparked my interest in Soviet Studies has died. Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Nancy Pelosi thinks President Bush's Representative in Congress should be Obama's VP and the McCain camp
is looking at another lesser known member of the House from Virginia as a possibility.
And, if you wake up in time, Senator Kerry will be at Taylor's Fine Dining, in North Adams, at 11 am for a quick meet and greet.