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2003-10-17 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Americans are losing the Victory in Europe
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Posted by snellenr 2003-10-17 1:38:53 PM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [343 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Fred, should have also tipped hat in the direction of Jessica's Well (who was Insta-linked), could you add a ref to my header comment pls? Thx.
Posted by snellenr  2003-10-17 1:45:07 PM||   2003-10-17 1:45:07 PM|| Front Page Top

#2 Americans are losing the Victory in Europe

Looks like even 60 years ago, journalists felt comfortable predicting disaster without actually having a full understanding of the facts on the ground. Like the reporters of today, the guy wrote well, but would have been better off doing more research and spending less time carousing.
Posted by Zhang Fei  2003-10-17 2:11:33 PM||   2003-10-17 2:11:33 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 Good news doesn't sell papers and apparently never did--the more gloom 'n' doom, sprinkled with sensationalism, the better!

"Can blogging lead to a slow painful death? Details at 11:00!"
Posted by Dar  2003-10-17 3:36:56 PM||   2003-10-17 3:36:56 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 As always ...if it bleeds it ledes...

Posted by Anonymous 2003-10-17 5:23:47 PM||   2003-10-17 5:23:47 PM|| Front Page Top

#5 As the comments section at Jessica's Well points out; this was written by none other than the famous John Dos Passos, an unreconstructed lefty. Someone there said that at that point in his career (1946), Dos Passos was Norman Mailer, a has-been.

I know people who still read Dos Passos. 20-something Nader voters, mostly. Still. Plus la change...
Posted by JDB 2003-10-17 8:18:59 PM||   2003-10-17 8:18:59 PM|| Front Page Top

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