Sorkin, Clooney, Al Jazeera America

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Brent Budowsky: Visuals of Murrow and Cronkite that opened Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom” during season one had disappeared by season two in symbolic gesture of falling standards.

Obama Scores at Correspondents Dinner

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Julie Driscoll: If you missed the Correspondents Dinner 2013, here is a video along with a list of one liners delivered by President Obama — the president with great timing.

Confessions of a Juiced Journalist

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Walter Brasch: I must confess now. While Stephen King, Aaron Sorkin, Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, and thousands of other great writers used coke or pot to get high and produce great works, I used steroids.

The Day After the Debate

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Unai Montes-Irueste: Regardless of whatever anyone else says, the President needs to use the last month of the campaign, and the final two debates, to explain why and how he put us on the right track. He’s got to do this, even if it means his likability takes a hit. Otherwise, Romney wins.

Meat: Politics and Perspective on Steroids

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Charles Hayes: As those who participate already know, the greatest lesson of all of self-education is that things are seldom as they seem. Examining the food industry is a good way to prove this to yourself. Then apply what you’ve learned to politics.