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Perhaps you know the phrase "politics ain't beanbag," attributed to Chicago newspaper columnist Finley Peter Dunne, 1895. Well, another thing politics ain't is forgiving. And Pennsylvania politics is headed for a period, absent forgiveness and forbearance, to prove it. I speak (OK, write) of the ... gerrymandering
As a columnist who frequently utilized humor and satire to make her point, she is was on a par with Gail Collins of The New York Times. She was both courageous and correct in following Finley Peter Dunne's dictum that the journalist's role is to “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.” Well done ... gerrymandering

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 ... gerrymandering
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 ... gerrymandering
That was the saying from the fictional Mr. Dooley, an Irish-accented character created by newspaper columnist Finley Peter Dunne in the late 19th century. In other words, politics is a rough-and-tumble process. Those who play that game better be tougher than those who play children's games. But ...
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 ...

Chief Justice Thomas Saylor of the Pa. Supreme Court, a Republican, is concerned about a move to impeach four Democratic justices who imposed a new congressional district map. by John Baer, STAFF COLUMNIST baerj@phillynews.com · ... GOP
The 20th-century Chicago columnist Finley Peter Dunne once said the role of a journalist is to "comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable." That's a mighty fine description, and I've encountered many comfortable people over the years, including Holden town officials, the hierarchy of the Catholic Church, ... GOP
I'm thinking about Finley Peter Dunne's Mr. Dooley when he said if God knew the facts in the case he would say such and such. Is this a case where Mr. Burridge wants to change our minds about what Genesis says happened to what he thinks should have happened if the Lord had known the facts about ... GOP
That is, the inhabitants of those islands were “alien races” without the rights of citizenship. The popular humorist Finley Peter Dunne created a character, Mr. Dooley, to mock the imperialists' hyperbole. On the Supreme Court decision, Mr. Dooley was direct: “Th' supreme coort follows th' election returns.”15. GOP
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." ... GOP
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 ... GOP
“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 ... GOP
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. GOP
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 ... GOP
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 ... GOP
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 pontificated on the day's issues from a Chicago pub. Pundits and politicians keep it alive because it still fits the times. GOP

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 ... GOP
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 ... GOP
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 ... GOP
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 ... GOP
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 ... GOP
... to remind me of Mr. Dooley, an Irish-American character created by the late 19th century Chicago newspaper columnist Finley Peter Dunne. GOP
... an Irish-American character created by the late 19th century Chicago newspaper columnist Finley Peter Dunne. “Sure, politics ain't bean-bag ... GOP
That is as true today as when the fictional Dooley (thanks to Finley Peter Dunne) suggested the media's mission nearly 100 years ago. GOP
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 ... GOP
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 ... GOP
Humorist Finley Peter Dunne wrote that the mission of newspapers is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. Looking back, we ... GOP
But he competed fiercely and responded in kind to personal attacks, often quoting a favorite fellow Irishman, Finley Peter Dunne, that “politics ... GOP
"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 ... GOP
“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 ... GOP
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 ... GOP
On October 7, 1893, Chicago Evening Post journalist and humorist Finley Peter Dunne introduced his readers to the character of Mr. Dooley in ... GOP
Humorist Finley Peter Dunne wrote that the mission of newspapers is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. Looking back, we ... GOP
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 ... GOP
We embarked to honor the slogan coined in 1893 by Chicago Evening Post journalist and humorist Finley Peter Dunne, who had a fictitious ... GOP
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. GOP
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. GOP
But he competed fiercely and responded in kind to personal attacks, often quoting a favorite fellow Irishman, Finley Peter Dunne, that “politics ... GOP
But he competed fiercely and responded in kind to personal attacks, often quoting a favorite fellow Irishman, Finley Peter Dunne, that “politics ... GOP
Finley Peter Dunne did Mr. Dooley. Mike Royko did Slats Grobnik. And William Raspberry always had the taxicab driver in Washington. GOP
OLAF FUB SEZ: Advice from author and humorist Finley Peter Dunne, born on this date in 1867, “Trust everybody, but cut the cards.”. GOP
"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 ... GOP
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 ... GOP
“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 ... GOP
Although he left Chicago in 1919, Lardner was firmly in the tradition of great Chicago columnists, such as Mike Royko and Finley Peter Dunne. GOP
Yet, "Politics ain't beanbag," to quote the 19th century newspaperman Finley Peter Dunne. And it ain't a Bear/Packer game, either. GOP
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 ... GOP
On October 7, 1893, Chicago Evening Post journalist and humorist Finley Peter Dunne introduced his readers to the character of Mr. Dooley in ... GOP
"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. GOP


 

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