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McGory

ABC, NBC, and CNN anchors all offered warm tributes to the memory of Washington Post columnist Mary McGrory last night, but Peter Jennings couldn’t even describe her as “liberal.” She was just “a writer of lasting influence who had a contempt for phonies.” Peter claimed she even once sang “Nearer My God to Thee” as the Washington Star closed down in 1981. But that doesn’t match the columnist who greeted the Columbine High School shootings in 1999 this way: “But when it comes to preventing violence in our schoolyards, some fathead is bound to say that prayer is the solution.”

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...

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