I confess here and now that I know nothing about sailing or sailing races. In fact, the only thing I know is the joke among sportswriters that the way to cover a sailing race is to station yourself at a bar, overlooking the race, and cover the action from there, because there really isn't any action that you can see from the shore. Read more »
Several folks pointed out to me that the San Francisco Chronicle carried a premature comment on my death, in its Aug. 9th feature "What people say about the designs (of our new towering highrise buildings)."
It quoted Michael S. McGill, the former executive director of the San Francisco Urban Planning & Research Association and former executive director of the Bay Area Forum, 64, now living in Washington, D.C. Read more »
And so in the end Rupert Murdoch wanted the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones more than did the Bancroft family that owned them for more than 100 years.
Yet another sad day for the newspaper business as these crown jewels of journalism slipped into the Maw of Murdoch and the slime of the New York Post, Fox News, the O.J. Simpson autobiography, and Murdoch's sellout ventures in China.
For me, the saddest headline in WSJ history was the top head on the front page of the Aug. Read more »