Too much graphic detail is bad journalism ethics
Information is critical to a democracy, but not every piece of information is critical for a democratic society to know.
I frequently argue for access to information. In fact, I’m about as close to an absolutist regarding the First Amendment as former Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black.
Blankenship ponders the efforts and craft of writing
Last week’s column on two memorable interviews sparked some discussion and questions from readers that proved quite interesting. I appreciate it when I get e-mails and queries from readers because it lets me know that I am reaching my intended audience.
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Willie Nelson, James Earl Jones leave good memories
I’m often asked to name some of the most interesting people that I’ve interviewed during my career. Of course, there are too many to name in a single column, but I can list a couple of the top interviews that come to mind.
- WVU response to FOIA request from The Register-Herald columnist
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Raiders of the lost years and milk
I am a cheap date. I think that’s why men have stopped trying. There is no challenge at all for a woman who is content to sit on the front porch and watch the grass grow.
Let someone else take over the reins of government
Perhaps it’s time for U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama to step aside and let someone else take over the reins of government.
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W.Va. Commerce president: Obama leading energy production ‘sky is falling’ chorus
President Barack Obama has chosen to double-down against energy production in the United States and is leading the “sky is falling” chorus. By exaggerating the global warming message to motivate an otherwise lethargic electoral base, President Obama continues to politicize what should be a debate based on science and research.
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