More off-site blogging.

Today at the DetNews politics blog, moi, on Bill Frist’s shamelessness.

Posted at 10:51 am in Uncategorized |

6 responses to “More off-site blogging.”

  1. brian stouder said on August 20, 2005 at 12:22 pm

    Good stuff; and no more Dark Side label, to boot!

    I liked your political self-pigeonhole (“foolishly trusting moderate”); most of the rest are some variation of ‘left’.

    Not to sound patronizing, but there is a definite shallowness amongst many of the others’ posts, compared to yours.

    Speaking of entertaining writing that is not shallow – if you get the chance to snap up Paris 1919 by Margaret MacMillan, do so!!

    It is a very readable, entertaining book about the process by which the end of the Great War was settled by the peacemakers in Paris. The author is a great grand daughter of Lloyd George, and she has an eye for the details and absurdities of the personages that swept onto and off of the stage during the extended conferences and negotiations that ended with the (ultimately flawed) treaty of Versailles.

    In fact the book is so entertaining that I began to wonder if it was really history (as opposed to frippery); it has glowing reviews and a foreword from Richard Holbrooke. The book covers the involved birth of Iraq, Turkey, Poland, and Yugoslavia – but is not dry or boring.

    A very illuminating, entertaining book.

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  2. Nance said on August 20, 2005 at 1:17 pm

    Well, remember Brian — I am a professional.

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  3. brian stouder said on August 20, 2005 at 3:29 pm

    “Well, remember…. — I am a professional.”


    This got me laughing out loud – since really it is THE defining paradox of internet blogs –

    they may be the death of journalism that one has to pay to read, and yet the vast majority of it is not that good!

    Truly – “Don’t try this at home” are words to live by!

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  4. alex said on August 20, 2005 at 3:36 pm

    Nance, this is once again all the proof anyone needs that Fort Wayne lost its true voice of the people�the people who read, that is.

    I predict the News-Sentinel will one day be little more than a rant board for the inanities of Jesophiles who aren’t interested in reading anything but their own words. And if the Detroit News doesn’t hire you immediately for its op-ed page and put you into syndication then they’re even more nuts than the News-Sentinel is.

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  5. Nance said on August 20, 2005 at 8:42 pm

    Well, you all are too too kind, but I wouldn’t hold my breath. If nothing else, the last couple of years have disabused me of the idea that journalism is anything other than a business, and I wasn’t part of the FWN business plan, other than repairing sports copy at 5 a.m. As for here, eh. After the ownership change, I doubt there will be many openings in Detroit daily newspapering for a while. (Although Albom will be outta here soon enough — I’d put money on it.)

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  6. Pam said on August 21, 2005 at 3:14 pm

    Alex — Jesophiles, I like word. I think from here on I will borrow it from time to time.

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