I just don't believe that you have to come in and insult people when you want to change things.
Lacey had this huge chip on his shoulder. He walked into the room thinking that the people didn't welcome him and didn't like him. He gave the impression that he didn't understand the Voice and New York, and he didn't want to.
People in New York pay attention to national issues - a huge percentage of people.
I don't know how you can do it, if you don't recognition the media as a power center in America.
Lacey said if he wanted to read a daily or regular critiques of the Bush administration, he would read the New York Times, and that's not what he wanted in the Village Voice.
This isn't a little debate society. That's high school stuff.
You can criticize any news staff in some ways, but the one thing that you couldn't call the Village Voice staff was a staff of stenographers, taking notes from public figures and just passing them on.
Contradictory to my religion, I think, is journalism.
I asked him, How could we have a press column if we can't write about other work done in the press?
The mainstream press and television do a very soft job of covering the press, either as corporate entities or as news organizations.
My own reaction from a distance is that Pol Pot's demise as the leader of the Khmer Rouge was inevitable, and that his own paranoia did him in as much as anything else.
If you believe in journalism, you don't insult good journalists.