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Obit Gives Us an Inside Look at Inside Journalism. It's Not Pretty. - National Review

Monday, May 01, 2017

Manson Whitlock with Liberace’s. Obituary writer Margalit Fox uses these examples to prove how Times obits “in the 21st century can be as rollicking and swaggering as their subjects.” This lapse, from reporting to creative writing, exposes Times journalism as not just a first draft of history. In fact, it becomes the first draft of hegemony. It creates the attitude and perspective of an institution from which habitual readers routinely, unquestioningly, take their marching orders.Times readers will figure out that much of their daily newspaper content is subjective rather than objective, smartly designed to shape their personal opinions? We witness the source of trickle-down journalism when writers and editors ponder the obit of William P. Wilson, a late adviser to John F. Kennedy, who was instrumental during the 1960 Kennedy–Nixon television debates. The writers’ sense of political mission is unmistakable. (Here is the proverbial, secretive media bubble: like-minded people talking only to themselves while the public listens in.) “I’m trying to write an entertaining piece about history for people who don’t know the history,” says obit writer Bruce Weber. It seems he wants to turn the death notice into a political platform: “One of the things I haven’t nailed yet is the effect of this debate on subsequent presidential campaigns. I haven’t figured it out yet.” How many Times readers will figure out that much of their daily newspaper content is subjective rather than objective, smartly designed to shape their personal opinions? As “inside-journalism,” Obit reveals a new problem: When everyone is sophisticated about media, there is no sophistication, only an acceptance of received wisdom and the status quo — the hegemony of the media establishment. The loquacious Margalit Fox appeals to this sense of privilege when she addresses the “real anger and real pain” of readers who complain that women and people of color are underrepresented on the obit page. She cites history’s slow social progress to explain the page’s apparent lack of progress. But it’s a tautology in place of actual research and reporting that might improve the past rather than repeating and then blaming it. This defensive professionalism comes from the commanding heights of a media class that is confident it knows how to determine what is fit to print and what is not — elites who think they know best. Early in Obit, Bruce Weber makes a quick presumption about an obit subject’s political affiliation, which makes it into print. Gould confronts the moment later and, to both her and Weber’s credit, features the reporter’s chagrin. “Don’t put in so many facts!” he chides himself. Times devotees should take Obit as a warning.*****The 2012 film I’m CarolynParker by Jonathan Demme (1944–2017) belongs to the endangered species of great documentaries. I suppose it must be categorized as a documentary since it is a nonfiction, slice-of-life account of a real person, yet it transcends genre classification because it is, really, an extraordinary character appreciation. Demme went to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina in 2006, but he had a different purpose from that of the carpetbagger journalists and filmmakers who used the catastrophe to show off their bleeding-heart bona fides. This film is part of Demme’s planned project to document the American issue of “right to return” — citizens of New Orleans’s Lower Ninth Ward who were denied the right to reclaim their flooded homes. Demme found a fertile subject in the charming, articulate, middle-aged Parker, who had survived an unsuccessful marriage, assorted career ventures, genuine tests of faith, and then Katrina. One friend tells Carolyn, ‘We are spiritual beings going through a human experience.’ That realization summarizes Demme’s art. Parker held fast to her cultural and spiritual heritage and her citizen’s rights, which makes this a far richer film than Spike Lee’s two (count ’em) overblown HBO documentaries about Katrina or any of Anderson Cooper’s count...

Blackfoot baseball player who died in wreck memorialized - Idaho State Journal

Monday, May 01, 2017

Cole Baler’s bed numb to everything around him.The Blackfoot High School senior was surrounded by his baseball teammates, but he never felt more alone. His mind was blank, except for lingering questions about why and how he lost his best friend on Sunday. Hours earlier, Baler was killed in a wreck that occurred around 2 a.m. on Blacktail Road east of Bone Road near Idaho Falls. Baler was a passenger in an SUV being driven by a juvenile female.Baler was a classmate of Hayes, and the two have been playing baseball together since they were 9 years old. On Wednesday, the Broncos’ baseball team honored their late teammate in a home game against Pocatello.AdvertisementBefore the matchup, Baler’s No. 11 jerseys, hat and glove were placed on first base, the position he played for Blackfoot, and given to his mother, Kindra. The Broncos also honored Baler with a ceremonial first pitch from Cayden Cornell. And when Baler’s No. 4 spot came up in the lineup, his name was announced and Pocatello threw a pitch to an empty batter’s box.“The last few days, it’s been all of us together,” Hayes said. “That is what you have to do. It’s helped everyone a ton. It’s a roller coast for all of us.“One minute, you ar...

'I'll see him again': Wife of Texas church bus driver who died in crash is found dead - Washington Post

Monday, May 01, 2017

More from Morning MixLetterman’s mom was everyone’s mom: Dorothy Mengering dead at 95‘Charging Bull’ sculptor says ‘Fearless Girl’ distorts his art. He’s fighting back.Kentucky Coal Mining Museum in Harlan County switches to solar power...

Nebraska State Patrol investigating woman's death, seek public's help - Scottsbluff Star Herald

Monday, March 13, 2017

Container { margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; }The Nebraska State Patrol is seeking the public’s help in identifying the driver of a vehicle who struck and killed a Gering woman Sunday.Capt. Jamey Balthazor confirmed that the body of a young adult woman was found on Highway 26 about four miles east of Minatare at about 7:30 a.m. The woman was identified as Angelica Olvera, 20.Balthazor said police believe Olvera was struck and died at about 3 a.m. while walking on Highway 26. Investigators suspect she was killed in a hit and run, but have not identified the driver in the crash.At this time, Balthazor said investigators do not believe that the driver struck the woman intentionally. However, the investigation is ongoing and the Nebraska State Patrol is asking the driver of the vehicle to step forward voluntarily. It is believed that the vehicle involved sustained damage to the front passenger side to include, but not necessarily limited to, the vehicle’s headlight assembly.#ndn-video-player-3.ndn_embedded .ndn_floatContainer { margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; }...

Woman dies in homemade zip line failure in rural Tillamook County - OregonLive.com

Monday, February 27, 2017

Jackson, 38, was booked into the Tillamook County Jail. Records show he had an outstanding warrant in connection with a 2012 conviction for fourth-degree assault, a felony, and recklessly endangering another person in Clatsop County.-- Jim Ryanjryan@oregonian.com503-221-8005; @Jimryan015Tony Hernandez of The Oregonian/OregonLive staff contributed to this reportThe zip line crossed the Nehalem River. A previous version of this report incorrectly identified the river. ...

Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Minnesota musical giant, dead at 93 - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Monday, February 27, 2017

That lively guest-conducting career gained momentum in his later years. Both in Japan, where he had become a kind of rock star, and Minneapolis, he sold out concerts and earned lingering ovations.He kept writing, too. After his wife died in 2011, Skrowaczewski wrote her an elegy, performed by six string players at her funeral. He had been working on an orchestral version of that piece, as well as a wordless, nonreligious requiem for civilization.That project came from his belief that art is necessary for a healthy society — and his concern...

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Obit Gives Us an Inside Look at Inside Journalism. It's Not Pretty. - National Review

Monday, May 01, 2017

Manson Whitlock with Liberace’s. Obituary writer Margalit Fox uses these examples to prove how Times obits “in the 21st century can be as rollicking and swaggering as their subjects.” This lapse, from reporting to creative writing, exposes Times journalism as not just a first draft of history. In fact, it becomes the first draft of hegemony. It creates the attitude and perspective of an institution from which habitual readers routinely, unquestioningly, take their marching orders.Times readers will figure out that much of their daily newspaper content is subjective rather than objective, smartly designed to shape their personal opinions? We witness the source of trickle-down journalism when writers and editors ponder the obit of William P. Wilson, a late adviser to John F. Kennedy, who was instrumental during the 1960 Kennedy–Nixon television debates. The writers’ sense of political mission is unmistakable. (Here is the proverbial, secretive media bubble: like-minded people talking only to themselves while the public listens in.) “I’m trying to write an entertaining piece about history for people who don’t know the history,” says obit writer Bruce Weber. It seems he wants to turn the death notice into a political platform: “One of the things I haven’t nailed yet is the effect of this debate on subsequent presidential campaigns. I haven’t figured it out yet.” How many Times readers will figure out that much of their daily newspaper content is subjective rather than objective, smartly designed to shape their personal opinions? As “inside-journalism,” Obit reveals a new problem: When everyone is sophisticated about media, there is no sophistication, only an acceptance of received wisdom and the status quo — the hegemony of the media establishment. The loquacious Margalit Fox appeals to this sense of privilege when she addresses the “real anger and real pain” of readers who complain that women and people of color are underrepresented on the obit page. She cites history’s slow social progress to explain the page’s apparent lack of progress. But it’s a tautology in place of actual research and reporting that might improve the past rather than repeating and then blaming it. This defensive professionalism comes from the commanding heights of a media class that is confident it knows how to determine what is fit to print and what is not — elites who think they know best. Early in Obit, Bruce Weber makes a quick presumption about an obit subject’s political affiliation, which makes it into print. Gould confronts the moment later and, to both her and Weber’s credit, features the reporter’s chagrin. “Don’t put in so many facts!” he chides himself. Times devotees should take Obit as a warning.*****The 2012 film I’m CarolynParker by Jonathan Demme (1944–2017) belongs to the endangered species of great documentaries. I suppose it must be categorized as a documentary since it is a nonfiction, slice-of-life account of a real person, yet it transcends genre classification because it is, really, an extraordinary character appreciation. Demme went to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina in 2006, but he had a different purpose from that of the carpetbagger journalists and filmmakers who used the catastrophe to show off their bleeding-heart bona fides. This film is part of Demme’s planned project to document the American issue of “right to return” — citizens of New Orleans’s Lower Ninth Ward who were denied the right to reclaim their flooded homes. Demme found a fertile subject in the charming, articulate, middle-aged Parker, who had survived an unsuccessful marriage, assorted career ventures, genuine tests of faith, and then Katrina. One friend tells Carolyn, ‘We are spiritual beings going through a human experience.’ That realization summarizes Demme’s art. Parker held fast to her cultural and spiritual heritage and her citizen’s rights, which makes this a far richer film than Spike Lee’s two (count ’em) overblown HBO documentaries about Katrina or any of Anderson Cooper’s count...

Blackfoot baseball player who died in wreck memorialized - Idaho State Journal

Monday, May 01, 2017

Cole Baler’s bed numb to everything around him.The Blackfoot High School senior was surrounded by his baseball teammates, but he never felt more alone. His mind was blank, except for lingering questions about why and how he lost his best friend on Sunday. Hours earlier, Baler was killed in a wreck that occurred around 2 a.m. on Blacktail Road east of Bone Road near Idaho Falls. Baler was a passenger in an SUV being driven by a juvenile female.Baler was a classmate of Hayes, and the two have been playing baseball together since they were 9 years old. On Wednesday, the Broncos’ baseball team honored their late teammate in a home game against Pocatello.AdvertisementBefore the matchup, Baler’s No. 11 jerseys, hat and glove were placed on first base, the position he played for Blackfoot, and given to his mother, Kindra. The Broncos also honored Baler with a ceremonial first pitch from Cayden Cornell. And when Baler’s No. 4 spot came up in the lineup, his name was announced and Pocatello threw a pitch to an empty batter’s box.“The last few days, it’s been all of us together,” Hayes said. “That is what you have to do. It’s helped everyone a ton. It’s a roller coast for all of us.“One minute, you ar...

'I'll see him again': Wife of Texas church bus driver who died in crash is found dead - Washington Post

Monday, May 01, 2017

More from Morning MixLetterman’s mom was everyone’s mom: Dorothy Mengering dead at 95‘Charging Bull’ sculptor says ‘Fearless Girl’ distorts his art. He’s fighting back.Kentucky Coal Mining Museum in Harlan County switches to solar power...

Nebraska State Patrol investigating woman's death, seek public's help - Scottsbluff Star Herald

Monday, March 13, 2017

Container { margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; }The Nebraska State Patrol is seeking the public’s help in identifying the driver of a vehicle who struck and killed a Gering woman Sunday.Capt. Jamey Balthazor confirmed that the body of a young adult woman was found on Highway 26 about four miles east of Minatare at about 7:30 a.m. The woman was identified as Angelica Olvera, 20.Balthazor said police believe Olvera was struck and died at about 3 a.m. while walking on Highway 26. Investigators suspect she was killed in a hit and run, but have not identified the driver in the crash.At this time, Balthazor said investigators do not believe that the driver struck the woman intentionally. However, the investigation is ongoing and the Nebraska State Patrol is asking the driver of the vehicle to step forward voluntarily. It is believed that the vehicle involved sustained damage to the front passenger side to include, but not necessarily limited to, the vehicle’s headlight assembly.#ndn-video-player-3.ndn_embedded .ndn_floatContainer { margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; }...

Woman dies in homemade zip line failure in rural Tillamook County - OregonLive.com

Monday, February 27, 2017

Jackson, 38, was booked into the Tillamook County Jail. Records show he had an outstanding warrant in connection with a 2012 conviction for fourth-degree assault, a felony, and recklessly endangering another person in Clatsop County.-- Jim Ryanjryan@oregonian.com503-221-8005; @Jimryan015Tony Hernandez of The Oregonian/OregonLive staff contributed to this reportThe zip line crossed the Nehalem River. A previous version of this report incorrectly identified the river. ...

Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Minnesota musical giant, dead at 93 - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Monday, February 27, 2017

That lively guest-conducting career gained momentum in his later years. Both in Japan, where he had become a kind of rock star, and Minneapolis, he sold out concerts and earned lingering ovations.He kept writing, too. After his wife died in 2011, Skrowaczewski wrote her an elegy, performed by six string players at her funeral. He had been working on an orchestral version of that piece, as well as a wordless, nonreligious requiem for civilization.That project came from his belief that art is necessary for a healthy society — and his concern...