creating an appearance of importance or distinction
Don't call me a journalist; I hate the word. It's
escape, either physically or mentally
Why something in the public interest such as television news can be fought over, like a chain of hamburger stands,
ordinariness as a consequence of being average
Media, the plural of
deriving from more than one source or style
The office of president is a
bastardized thing, half royalty and half democracy that nobody knows whether to genuflect or spit.
bend the knees and bow in a servile manner
The office of president is a bastardized thing, half royalty and half democracy that nobody knows whether to
genuflect or spit.
a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
People born in Queens, raised to say that each morning they get on the subway and "go to the city," have a
resentment of Manhattan, of the swiftness of its life and success of the people who live there.
without change, in every case
Out in the ocean, a rope is put around the man's neck. The other end of the rope is attached to an old jukebox and it is thrown overboard. The man
a torn ragged wound
Complainant received immediate
lacerations of the credibility.
a run-down apartment house barely meeting minimal standards
Reporting is all about legwork, getting out and finding the story. But all the stories are on the top floors, so you have to learn to climb stairs. That's what reporting is all about, climbing
without fault or error
I can barely handle legitimate people. They all proclaim
immaculate honesty but each day they commit the most serious of all felonies, being a bore. To whom do you care to listen - Warren Buffett, the second-richest and single most boring person on earth, or Burt Kaplan out of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn?
make strong or stronger
Whiskey betrays you when you need it most. You think it will
fortify you, but it weakens you.