Tag Archives: Chomsky

The access of evil

In the realm of reporting, a journalist distinguishes himself from his competitors through effective sourcing. Any staffer can reap information from press releases and meeting minutes. Rarer is the ability to establish strong and reliable lines of communication with high-value sources. As the journalist increases his level of access, he increases his worth to his […]

Democracy, the 'Obama army' and change

Noam Chomsky recently spoke about the Miraculous Display of Democracy, a.k.a. our election of Barack Obama. I thought this passage was good food for thought: In Haiti, there was an election in 1990 which really was an extraordinary display of democracy much more so than this. In Haiti, there were grassroots movements, popular movements that […]