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Sure we play rough, they said, but look what others do to us.

Sure we play rough, they said, but look what others do to us.

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He's an interesting character,

He's an interesting character,

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We have to find a language to communicate with the folks who sign our checks to help them understand that read more

We have to find a language to communicate with the folks who sign our checks to help them understand that they will not be able to build a valuable journalistic brand without good journalism, which is expensive. This creates a chasm between us that admittedly will be very hard to bridge ... Our job is not to give the public what they think they want because what they want changes or is wrong. Look at how it changed after 9/11. Before 9/11 the public was less interested, according to every survey, in Islam or international news. After 9/11, they asked, 'How come you didn't tell us more about Islam and what was going on?' What the public wants is more about Brad and Angelina.

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I think the press, which arguably was cowed by the (Bush) administration in the run-up to the war with Iraq, read more

I think the press, which arguably was cowed by the (Bush) administration in the run-up to the war with Iraq, was certainly not cowed in covering the aftermath of Katrina.

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Gay is not one of those writers who vomits on a page, then goes back and rewrites. He never moves read more

Gay is not one of those writers who vomits on a page, then goes back and rewrites. He never moves on to a next sentence until he's perfectly happy with one he's written before. So he'll struggle with the opening paragraph of a chapter for weeks. This is laborious, not to mention painful.

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