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Fake News, Democracy and the Search for Truth

by December 11, 2016 at 11:47 am 0 comments

  For 19 years I worked for a company that was and remains the antithesis of fake news. From its founding in 1851, Reuters has sought to produce accurate, independent and well-sourced journalism. There have been moments when Reuters fell short of this ambition, and its best editors and journalists have always been conscious that […]

A Letter to President Trump

by November 12, 2016 at 10:13 pm 0 comments

Dear Donald, I am writing you this letter because I love our country and, despite your hateful rhetoric, I suspect that you do as well. Since I doubt you do much reading other than fanzines about yourself, I don’t expect you to read this or the many other unflattering (but true) posts I’ve written about […]

The Effect of Technology on Bank Culture

by October 19, 2016 at 3:28 pm 2 comments

Much has been written about the digital future of finance and banking over the past few years, particularly as it relates to the disruptive technologies gaining traction and their potential impact on the actual business of finance. But what impacts can these disruptive and transformative technological changes have on cultureRead More

Shanah Tovah Shimon

by October 1, 2016 at 8:59 pm 0 comments

With this week’s passing of Shimon Peres the world has lost a warrior for peace – as full of contradictions as those words suggest. Much has been written and eulogized about this truly great man. He was an optimist; he was naïve; he was an egoist; he was a wonderful grandfather; he sought lasting peace; […]

What is Fair and Balanced Journalism in the Face of Trump?

by July 28, 2016 at 6:46 am 0 comments

In a recent post, Liz Spayd, the newly appointed Public Editor of the New York Times, asked the open question as to whether Times readers see the paper as being overly liberal.  In particular, supporters of Donald Trump have complained that New York City’s traditional journal of record has a “relentless bias” against the Republican […]

Suing for Silence: Thiel v. Gawker

by May 30, 2016 at 4:49 pm 0 comments

Let me begin what may prove to be a controversial post on the battle between billionaire entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Peter Thiel, and the irreverent online publication and media holding company, Gawker Media, with a full-throated commitment to freedom of expression.  Throughout my 19 years at Reuters and beyond, I have zealously defended the right […]

Yes, Yet Another Anti-Trump Post

by March 30, 2016 at 2:56 pm 0 comments

US Presidential candidate Donald Trump has been accused by opponents of being a pathological liar.  While no friend of The Donald, as posts to this blog will attest, I decided to do a bit of research as to whether Trump had been accurately diagnosed.  I conclude he has not. Mr. Trump is not a pathological […]

How long will the FBI take to find the key?

Apple, Back Doors and the City on a Hill

by March 3, 2016 at 9:32 pm 1 comment

Bad facts make bad law. This well-worn legal aphorism may well describe the state of American privacy law if the FBI is successful in its bid to compel Apple to write a special version of its iPhone operating system to provide a “back door” into one of its legacy devices.   Ostensibly, the question presented […]

Paris, Toujours Paris

by January 18, 2016 at 8:32 pm 0 comments

Passent les jours et passent les semaines Ni temps passé Ni les amours reviennent Sous le pont Mirabeau coule la Seine I have always loved Apollinaire’s poem, Le Pont Mirabeau, for capturing the flow of time like the flow of the great river through Paris. The tranquility and humanity of poetry was a natural refuge […]

Trump Must Go

by December 12, 2015 at 9:22 am 0 comments

I have resisted the temptation for several months to follow-up on my post likening The Donald to a member of the Kardashian Klan, but his comments this week seeking to ban, even temporarily, the entry of all Muslims into the United States now compel me to write. As his campaign for President has maintained loft […]