How to tell a story

How to tell a story

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Bygone era

Back in my journalism days, I had the honor of spending a week with former Oregon governor Tom McCall and writing a profile of him. McCall hated yes men. Consequently he appointed as his Chief of Staff someone with differing views (his name escapes me). McCall told me, "He thought I was a communist and I thought he was a fascist."

Imagine this happening today. It's impossible. We've become deaf to opposing views and compromise, which is how our system of government was designed to work. Instead of statesmen we have narrow-minded politicians. Instead of debate we have noise. And we citizens for the most part are no better. We get what we deserve.

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