The WHC's annual event's center is a comedian (of any stripe), the press caving long since, with so many bloated, self-congratulating institutions, to some of the worst instincts television induces.

Raising up press freedom, good journalism, efforts to protect reporters, and the scholarships granted to journalism students are diminished and, along with any particular evening's rhetorical victims, uselessly mocked. 

So on days after seven journalists were slaughtered at Kabul, we're debating edgy comic shtick. 

Idiotic debate, nearly lost import.

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Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on April 30, 2018 at 9:16am

Good Monday to all

Comment by Ron Powell on April 30, 2018 at 11:34am

The  annual reading of this speech, or excerpts from it, should be the highlight of the affair:

Comment by Boanerges on April 30, 2018 at 2:01pm

As you might imagine, I read a lot of reportage and articles by some of the greatest: Murrow, Clark, Pyle, Cronkite, Munro, Herr, et al.. I also read a lot ABOUT them. I wanted to familiarize myself with how to be brave and honest and do my job with integrity. To the extent that I sometimes failed in that mission, I'm ashamed.

I don't really see a lot of shame around now -- and that's a shame.

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on April 30, 2018 at 2:20pm

yes

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on April 30, 2018 at 2:20pm

and yes

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