Category: Commentary

A death spiral

Commentary America, we have a problem. The moderator of the great public debate so vital to the functioning of a democracy has allowed itself to be compromised.   Yes, we’re talking about […]

The Hobbyist

Commentary Alaska Dispatch News publisher Alice Rogoff on Sunday wrote six rather amazing words for someone who professes to be in business, any business: “We don’t need to make money….” Those words […]

Who to trust

Commentary Add “stealth editing” to the credibility problems facing journalism in these days of fake news, false news, slanted news, biased news and all the other variations on “news” that leave many […]

Just fake enough

Commentary Enough with all this fretting about “fake news.” Let’s talk about what’s really irritating as a news consumer: Click baiting. It’s everywhere, and it’s almost enough make you stop reading news […]

Russia at it again?

Commentary Is it possible Russia is trying to co-opt Americans with fake news once again as the Washington Post charged shortly after president-elect Republican Donald Trump upset Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton in […]