NOTE: I have added extensively to this post, written two years ago, before I was aware of Harvey Silverglate’s involvement in a Kansas First Amendment legal case that destroyed my life.
Please pardon the poor formatting. WordPress has me flummoxed, and I can only ask readers for their patience and thank them for their perseverance.
THE VIEW FROM UP THERE:
When a very famous journalist uses a murder trial to illuminate the systemic racism that is its context, does he have a right to omit his knowledge of a hotly contested issue because a famous lawyer has asked him to do so – and because ” it’s not the story” he’s writing? The career and reputation of a hopelessly outgunned, multiple award-winning small-time reporter have been destroyed: and both she and Calvin Trillin are well aware of his singular power to restore her good name with one sentence. (Click on…
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