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8. "Here in America, we do not pay obeisance to the powerful -- in fact, we question the powerful most ardently". One of my favorite quotes about journalism comes via Finley Peter Dunne: "The job of the newspaper is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable." ...
Finley Peter Dunne, a humorist and newspaper columnist at the turn of the 20th Century famously said in making decisions, "The Supreme Court follows election returns." The question for California is will the state Supreme Court heed the governor's advice? Jerry Brown certainly gave the court advice on ...

"The job of the newspaper is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable," was how Chicago Evening Post columnist Finley Peter Dunne once described journalism's primary calling. To exploit journalism ambitiously--to plan reporting so as to make millions and facilitate social climbing--would seem a ...
It was Finley Peter Dunne who first said it is the job of journalists to afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted. But the phrase is best known from the play "Inherit The Wind," where it is uttered by fictional journalist E.K. Hornbeck (based on H.L. Mencken) while covering the Scopes monkey trial.
As Mr. Dooley, the turn-of-the-century fictional bartender created by columnist Finley Peter Dunne, is often paraphrased: "The newspaper's job is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable." Yet, from the interplay between the media and the Trump Administration, one would think reporters were ...
One of the most famous quotes about the press comes from a fictional 19th century Irish bartender named Mr. Dooley. On October 7, 1893, Chicago Evening Post journalist and humorist Finley Peter Dunne introduced his readers to the character of Mr. Dooley in a newspaper column. Dunne's weekly ...
Just as the Supreme Court follows the election returns, as the American humorist Finley Peter Dunne (writing as Mr. Dooley) observed, so the media follows the national zeitgeist. Two fervently anti-Trump publications, The New York Times and The New Yorker, published articles documenting the many ...
It's a great quote, but it turns out the phrase was originally coined in 1902 by a Chicago journalist named Finley Peter Dunne who said this was the role of the journalist, not God. But, as a former journalist turned pastor, maybe this needs to be my goal, and the Church's goal. How do we decide if we've ...
As Mr. Dooley, the turn-of-the-century fictional bartender created by columnist Finley Peter Dunne, is often paraphrased: "The newspaper's job is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable." Yet, from the interplay between the media and the Trump administration, one would think reporters were ...
The press, by definition, is oppositional. As Mr. Dooley, the turn-of-the-century fictional bartender created by columnist Finley Peter Dunne is often paraphrased: "The newspaper's job is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable." Yet, from the interplay between the media and the Trump administration ...
... to remind me of Mr. Dooley, an Irish-American character created by the late 19th century Chicago newspaper columnist Finley Peter Dunne.
... an Irish-American character created by the late 19th century Chicago newspaper columnist Finley Peter Dunne. "Sure, politics ain't bean-bag ...
That is as true today as when the fictional Dooley (thanks to Finley Peter Dunne) suggested the media's mission nearly 100 years ago.
It comes down to Finley Peter Dunne's famous advice to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. "As long as you're afflicting someone in ...
Now, politics ain't beanbag, as articulated by writer Finley Peter Dunne's Mr. Dooley. But still - if candidates are to debate their ideas and parry ...

Humorist Finley Peter Dunne wrote that the mission of newspapers is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. Looking back, we ...
But he competed fiercely and responded in kind to personal attacks, often quoting a favorite fellow Irishman, Finley Peter Dunne, that "politics ...
"Not surprisingly, in this administration, if a choice has to be made between taking steps to help the needy, in this case students, or the taxpayer ...
"politics ain't bean-bag," said Mr. Dooley, a character created by the humorist Finley Peter Dunne (d. 1936). But it also ain't horseshoes--in ...
The phrase dates back to 1895, when writer Finley Peter Dunne used it as a quote from his fictional character Mr. Dooley, an Irishman who ...
On October 7, 1893, Chicago Evening Post journalist and humorist Finley Peter Dunne introduced his readers to the character of Mr. Dooley in ...
Humorist Finley Peter Dunne wrote that the mission of newspapers is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. Looking back, we ...
Over a hundred years ago journalist Finley Peter Dunne described the role of a newspaper. He said, in part, it was comforting the afflicted and ...
We embarked to honor the slogan coined in 1893 by Chicago Evening Post journalist and humorist Finley Peter Dunne, who had a fictitious ...
Finley Peter Dunne's fictional Irish barkeep, Mr. Dooley, described the change this way: "capital still pats labor on th' back, but on'y with an axe.
Finley Peter Dunne's fictional Irish barkeep, Mr. Dooley, described the change this way: "capital still pats labor on th' back, but on'y with an axe.
But he competed fiercely and responded in kind to personal attacks, often quoting a favorite fellow Irishman, Finley Peter Dunne, that "politics ...
But he competed fiercely and responded in kind to personal attacks, often quoting a favorite fellow Irishman, Finley Peter Dunne, that "politics ...
Finley Peter Dunne did Mr. Dooley. Mike Royko did Slats Grobnik. And William Raspberry always had the taxicab driver in Washington.
OLAF FUB SEZ: Advice from author and humorist Finley Peter Dunne, born on this date in 1867, "Trust everybody, but cut the cards.".
"Not surprisingly, in this administration, if a choice has to be made between taking steps to help the needy, in this case students, or the taxpayer ...
Finley Peter Dunne [Mr. Dooley], Colleges and Degrees. The good news is that the DJT administration has finally come up with a plan to help ...
"politics ain't bean-bag," said Mr. Dooley, a character created by the humorist Finley Peter Dunne (d. 1936). But it also ain't horseshoes--in ...
Although he left Chicago in 1919, Lardner was firmly in the tradition of great Chicago columnists, such as Mike Royko and Finley Peter Dunne.
Yet, "politics ain't beanbag," to quote the 19th century newspaperman Finley Peter Dunne. And it ain't a Bear/Packer game, either.
The phrase dates back to 1895, when writer Finley Peter Dunne used it as a quote from his fictional character Mr. Dooley, an Irishman who ...
On October 7, 1893, Chicago Evening Post journalist and humorist Finley Peter Dunne introduced his readers to the character of Mr. Dooley in ...
"The job of a newspaper," in the words of the late writer and humorist Finley Peter Dunne, "is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.
politics "ain't beanbag," said Finley Peter Dunne's 19th century fictional character, Mr. Dooley, an Irish barkeep.
Wikipedia suggests it's from Finley Peter Dunne's "Mr. Dooley" character - but that's in a bit where he needles newspapers for playing various ecclesiastical roles, so it's possible he's borrowing a line there from the preachers.
Poynter reported that the first known use of the phrase was from 1902, written by journalist and humorist Finley Peter Dunne. O'Keefe says he isn't done. He's calling on volunteers to comb through the 119 hours of raw tape, and is offering a $10,000 ...
Chicago Evening Post journalist and humorist Finley Peter Dunne gets at least partial credit for another old saying, that "a newspaper's job is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable".
Subscribe to The Atlantic's politics & Policy Daily, a roundup of ideas and events in American politics. "No matter whether the Constitution follows the flag or not," Finley Peter Dunne's Mr. Dooley said long ago in an obsolete dialect, "the Supreme ...
"No matter whether the country follows the flag or not, the Supreme Court follows the election returns," wrote the Chicago humorist and author Finley Peter Dunne in 1901. More than a century later, many legal scholars and Historians take Dunne's famous ...
Maybe now the country can acknowledge at last that the Supreme Court is no longer a court at all -- that, as newspaper columnist Finley Peter Dunne's fictional Irish bartender, Martin J. Dooley, opined more than a century ago, "The Supreme Court ...
The 19th century writer Finley Peter Dunne first said that it is the job of newspapers to "comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.
Rather it's there, as Finley Peter Dunne famously said, to "comfort the afflicted, afflict the comfortable.'' And tell the truth.
Still, it's hard not to credit the peasant shrewdness of humourist Finley Peter Dunne's fictional Irish immigrant, Mr. Dooley.


 

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