Frontier Former Editor

April 6, 2008

Charlton Heston

I always wondered what happened or who manipulated him into becoming a shill for the National Rifle Association’s Reagan and post-Reagan eras’ manifestations, but I also found myself torn between that image and what he also stood for in the 1960’s and early 1970’s.

When Michael Moore tore into him in ‘Bowling for Columbine,’ I felt very uneasy on several levels.

Obituary . . . .

August 31, 2007

A reason to distrust your government and corporate, pseudo-populist media . . .


Greg Gibson/Associated Press, 1997

Published: August 30, 2007

ATLANTA, Aug. 29 — Richard A. Jewell, whose transformation from heroic security guard to Olympic bombing suspect and back again came to symbolize the excesses of law enforcement and the news media, died Wednesday at his home in Woodbury, Ga. He was 44.

The cause of death was not released, pending the results of an autopsy that will be performed Thursday by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. But the coroner in Meriwether County, about 60 miles southwest of here, said that Mr. Jewell died of natural causes and that he had battled serious medical problems since learning he had diabetes in February.

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One of the times I was ashamed to be a journalist . . . . 

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