Frank Miele: Editor's 2 Cents

EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: Community news keeps newspapers as relevant as ever

March 25, 2017 at 3:00 am

Among the many fake news headlines making the rounds on the internet, one of the most popular is “Newspapers are dead.”Let’s put that to bed right away. According to the Editor & Publisher Newspaper DataBook’s study “State of the News M...

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EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: Trump’s war with CIA was preceded by Kennedy’s

March 18, 2017 at 8:27 pm

The New York Times, in a front-page story, said that the president “wanted to splinter the CIA in a thousand pieces and scatter it to the winds.”Whether that quote is accurate or not we don’t know, but it makes sense that after the agency d...

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EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: Donald Trump, Huxley and the ‘enemies of freedom’

March 11, 2017 at 7:20 pm

It was the tweet heard round the world.“The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!” —Donald Trump, via Twitter, Feb. 17, 2017.Trump the counterpuncher had thro...

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EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: Learning about race from the good folks of the Flathead

March 04, 2017 at 8:58 pm

It’s been an unexpected pleasure to get to do part of the reporting on the Inter Lake’s series on black history in the Flathead, and as we wind up the series today, I wanted to reflect on some of what we learned.First of all, I would say th...

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EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: ‘Black in the Flathead’: The evolution of a DIL news project

February 25, 2017 at 6:49 pm

One year ago in January, I was a guest in the Museum at Central School’s John White Speakers Series, where I participated in a panel discussion on “Flathead News.”That heady topic could lead any number of directions, but one of the most int...

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EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: President’s soft on Russia, hard on press? Must be FDR

February 18, 2017 at 8:52 pm

(WARNING: The following column contains historic references that may be disturbing to the mental health of anyone who grew up thinking that there is any such thing as a “safe space.” Read at your own risk.)The departure of Gen. Michael Flyn...

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EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: Trump and FDR: Precedents for a brash president

February 11, 2017 at 3:00 am

It’s no wonder that President Trump has been rebuked and challenged by those on the left for his unprecedented mix of brash outspokenness, stubborn determination to remake America, overweening confidence in his own abilities, and willingnes...

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EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: A century of football: The ‘ideal’ and risk of ‘decadence’

February 04, 2017 at 3:00 am

The Super Bowl will be played today between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons. Longtime readers of this column will know that, as a diehard Seattle Seahawks fan, I had hoped for a different outcome even before the game is pla...

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EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: Local man rises to occasion when he’s accosted on plane for supporting Trump

January 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Millions of people saw the video last week of an airplane passenger being accosted by a woman who was angry at him for saying that he was in Washington, D.C., to “celebrate democracy” rather than to protest Donald Trump.Turns out that man w...

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EDITOR’S 2 CENTS: Trump’s victory was on shoulders of American people

January 21, 2017 at 9:24 pm

It was approximately 18 months ago when I wrote my first column about Donald Trump. Like many of the columns I have written before and after it, the focus was illegal immigration.It is my opinion that Washington, D.C., invited the election ...

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