UNIVERSITIES, [Donald Kagan] proposed, are failing students and hurting American democracy. Curricula are "individualized, unfocused and scattered." On campus, he said, "I find a kind of cultural void, an ignorance . . .
MY POST of January 26 erroneously accuses Lisa Gray of having keyboarded the nasty little piece of work that was last Saturday's editorial grito for a statue of Bill Hicks. She is, in fact, entirely blameless, as she kindly emailed today:
. . . liberal bias in news reporting at Associated Press and the Houston Chronicle.
Statutory warning. This is a long essay, not for the faint of heart, about a persistent problem in journalism: the distortion of news by the liberal-progressive bias of reporters and editors. To many of you, I suspect, this is filed with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness under self-evident truths. It's useful from time to time, however, to show exactly -- sentence-by-excruciating-sentence, word-by-painful-word -- how this bias undermines modern journalism and destroys trust in reporters' and editors' allegience to truth. So, being duly warned, please proceed, if you wish, at your own risk.
Fish don't know they're wet and reporters don't know they're liberals. You may not believe this, but it's true enough, at least about reporters.
CHRON.COM is defunct. Our local newspaper now delivers online content through HoustonChronicle.com. I signed up this morning, but already regret it. Each time I engage the site or change pages, it tries to . . .