His commentaries were posted on many leading news and opinion websites, and frequently picked up and shared by blogs as well. Once posted daily on his blog site, http://factsnotfantasy.blogspot.com, known as "Warning Signs", he was the founder of The National Anxiety Center'scommentaries, which enjoyed widespread popularity. The Center is a clearinghouse for information about "scare campaigns" designed to influence public opinion and policy.
In the early 1960s I started my professional life as a very young reporter for a weekly newspaper. In a few months the editor left for a job with a daily and I became the editor. It was the kind of on-the-job learning curve that was not uncommon. I had never taken a single course in journalism and what I knew of journalism was largely gleaned from reading newspapers.
[First Published on the Facts Not Fantasy Blog]