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Christmas

    Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt,  pull up a chair, pour some eggnog, have some Christmas cookies, or whatever means Christmas/Yule/Hannukah/any of the other winter solstice holidays to you.        The day before yesterday as I write this was the shortest day of the year.  Life as we know it, with some exceptions that…

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Journalism

  Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt,  pull up a chair, pour something, and let’s talk.     I was hard put to find something I wanted to talk about today.  I think I’m going to discuss what passes for journalism these days.  Look journalism used to mean “reporting the facts.”  Now it seems the dictionary has…

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How to Tell a Lie Without Telling an Untruth

Pull up a chair, and let’s talk about the state of the press today.   Now I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’m no respecter of what passes for journalism these days.  This article is a prime example: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/promoting-health-at-a-hefty-price-seattles-soda-tax-starts-jan-1/?roi=echo3-48811992749-45860052-c4b784fb5fb36b778697b86d976f3d20   Most folks, according to all the studies, only read the first couple paragraphs…