The Learning Curve

New tricks for an old dog.

A grain of salt

StephanopoulosThe county’s most prominent personal injury lawyer also owned the county’s only daily newspaper. The newspaper, which was famous for publishing photos of kid’s birthday parties and news of people’s vacation travels, never made any money. It was always in the red. When asked why he continued to subsidize the newspaper’s operation from the income generated by his trial practice, the old lawyer responded, “To help my friends and to hurt my enemies.”

Personal bias is usually a lot more insidious.

So, when watching the evening news stories about the ongoing Democrat presidential primary, it may be useful to remember this story, and to also remember that ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, pictured here, was at one time a political operative and adviser to William Jefferson Clinton during his 1992 Presidential campaign. Stephanopoulos worked in the Clinton White House for the entirety of Bill’s first term of office, through his re-election campaign of 1996, and into his second term, before leaving for greener pastures.

For what it’s worth, Stephanopoulos is also a member of the Bilderberg Group.

For, as I suggested, personal bias is an insidious thing.

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Written by Tom Fox

02/08/2008 at 7:52 am

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