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2002 ARCHIVES

Last updated on April 25, 2003

The contents of this Web site are copyright 2002 by Daniel D. Kennedy. All rights reserved. Articles up to and including January 24, 2002, are copyright 2002 by the Boston Phoenix, Inc.


November 28

THOUGHTS ON GOING TO WAR
Bush's naive -- and scary -- idealism. Boston Phoenix, 11/28/02

November 7

LIBERAL NIGHTMARE
Bush finally wins a national election. Boston Phoenix, 11/7/02

October 24

THIS JUST IN: Media
Tales from the compost pile. Boston Phoenix, 10/24/02

Fall

THE DANIEL PEARL VIDEO
A journalist explains why its horrific images should be treated as news. Nieman Reports, Fall 2002 (PDF file)

September 27

STRIP IT DOWN, GO ECLECTIC
J-school should stop getting in the way of a real education. Zoned for Debate, New York University Journalism Department, 9/27/02

September 5

RIPPLE EFFECT: The danger around us
How 9/11 has changed our lives. (Last item on page.) (Boston Phoenix)

Summer

MASS. MEDIA: Afterthoughts
The media try to figure out a sensible way to cover the other candidates. (CommonWealth Magazine; free registration required)

July 18

A LITTLE REALITY
The father of a girl with dwarfism peers into her future at the annual gathering of Little People of America. (Boston Phoenix)

July 4

THE FIFTH ANNUAL MUZZLE AWARDS
Ten who undermined freedom of speech and personal liberties. (Boston Phoenix)

June 20

DON'T QUOTE ME: Anchors away
While NBC grooms old-fashioned Brian Williams, CNN's Aaron Brown is honing the new New Thing. (Boston Phoenix)

June 13

DON'T QUOTE ME: Witnesses to an execution
Reflections on the meaning of the Daniel Pearl video -- and the Phoenix's decision to make it available. (Boston Phoenix)

May 30

DON'T QUOTE ME: Chandra's ghost
Sure, media coverage was excessive. But that doesn't mean the story of the Intern and the Congressman wasn't -- and isn't -- important. (Boston Phoenix)

May 23

SWEET SURRENDER
Sex and romance? Ha! The best way to get through the kids-at-home years is to connect with your offspring on their own terms. (Boston Phoenix)

May 16

DON'T QUOTE ME: Attack of the clones
Opponents warn of genetically engineered superhumans. But forget the slippery slope: medical advances need not lead to a Brave New World. (Boston Phoenix)

May 2

DON'T QUOTE ME: How Dubya lost his groove
From the Middle East to Venezuela, from the oil fields of Alaska to the coca farms of Colombia, the Bushies find themselves in a world of trouble. (Boston Phoenix)

April 26

THIS JUST IN: Media
Manufacturing dissent. (Boston Phoenix)

April 11

DON'T QUOTE ME: Talisman Tom
Friedman's Pulitzer isn't merely about one man and his work. It's a symbol of our national consensus in the war against terrorism. (Boston Phoenix)

April 4

IMAGINE NO RELIGION
"Free, proud, godless, and on the move" at the American Atheists' convention. Not to mention finding a new definition of WWJD. (Boston Phoenix)

THIS JUST IN: Web watch
Fucked and quartered. (A review of F'd Companies.)

April 3

THIS JUST IN: Media
Baron rushes to injured reporter's bedside. (Boston Phoenix)

March 21

DON'T QUOTE ME: Goodwin's folly
How a popular historian committed plagiarism, tried to cover it up, and got caught in the culture of the celebrity media scandal. (Boston Phoenix)

THIS JUST IN: Media
Remembering Tom Winship. (Boston Phoenix)

March 7

DON'T QUOTE ME: Cardinal Law on the ropes
Ten years ago, in the midst of an earlier pedophile scandal, Cardinal Law called down the wrath of God on the media. Now the media are giving him hell. (Boston Phoenix)

February 24

COMMENTARY: An unexpected connection
The secret life of Hank the Angry, Drunken Dwarf (UU World)

February 22

DON'T QUOTE ME: Profits of doom
A pair of Washington Post stalwarts lend their prestigious voices to the rising lament over corporate journalism. (Boston Phoenix)

February 7

DON'T QUOTE ME: Trivial pursuit
Alan Keyes's new show on MSNBC may be a harbinger of bad things to come in the post&endash;post&endash;September 11 world of cable news. (Boston Phoenix)

January 24

DON'T QUOTE ME: Enwrong
The punditocracy agrees that this isn't a partisan political scandal. Actually, it's much worse than that. (Boston Phoenix)

THIS JUST IN: One rich nerd after another
Mark Leibovich on the "New Imperialists." (Boston Phoenix)

January 17

DON'T QUOTE ME: The 'L' word
Yes, the elite media are liberal, at least on cultural issues. But Bernard Goldberg's best-selling critique is shoddy, stupid, and beside the point. (Boston Phoenix)

THIS JUST IN: Omar speaks
Calling Massachusetts to order. (Boston Phoenix)

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Today's Jolt
Not such a doofus after all. (BostonPhoenix.com)

January 15

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Today's Jolt
Is Kerry the one? (BostonPhoenix.com)

January 10

DON'T QUOTE ME: Monopoly money
FCC chairman Michael Powell wants us to pay no attention to those 'big fish' that are swallowing our media - and threatening our democracy. (Boston Phoenix)

THIS JUST IN: As the Globe turns
Warsh is out, and a new ombudsman is in. (Boston Phoenix)

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Today's Jolt
Sniffing around Apple's orchard. (BostonPhoenix.com)

January 9

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Today's Jolt
Dave Thomas and the prolifers. (BostonPhoenix.com)

January 3

THIS JUST IN: Media
How the Journal got Al Qaeda's computers. (Boston Phoenix)

January 2

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Today's Jolt
Blow jobs and blown opportunities. (BostonPhoenix.com)