Category: Commentary

The fallacy

Commentary The Alaska Dispatch News, the 49th state’s largest newspaper and most-visited online news site, is teetering on the edge of financial collapse, and some on the right in one of the […]

Wilted news

Commentary Every thinking American wants quality journalism, but who defines what qualifies? The country’s media elite now think they should be the arbiter. The elite have banded together to form the News Media Alliance.  It’s […]

Killer Tweets

Commentary With the national media and President Donald J. Trump engaged in World Twitter War I (WTW I), with the Alaska media being led around by media releases, and with social media […]

Size matters

Commentary Patrick “Jack” Cooper was a 16-year-old boy killed by a predatory black bear, and now some want to blame him for his own death.   There is little doubt running from […]

Worst time tax

Commentary No right-minded economist would tell a $5-billion per year government sitting on a surplus of more than $60 billion to impose an income tax during a recession. What they would suggest […]

See no news…

  Commentary   So when it comes to media perception in the U.S. today, which sin is worse: Fake news, slanted news, unreported news or badly inaccurate news never corrected? The latter […]

The slap

Commentary As a working journalist, it’s hard to avoid feeling sorry for Alaska Dispatch News reporter Nat Herz, and the box into which he has now fallen. Herz is the reporter who […]

Capital bubbles

Commentary The gridlocked Alaska Legislature has a problem, but it’s not what most Alaskans think, although then again in a way it is sort of what most Alaskans think. The Legislature’s problem […]

On courage

Courage is the rarest of human traits. It is so rare that American journalists, who work in a business where courage is most extremely rare, have a bad habit of hanging the […]