Hot Air and the Media

This morning, NPR reporter Steve Inskeep spoke the words “Donald Trump” and stopped. After a pause, he said, “That’s it. That’s all I need to say. You know you’re interested.”
I have news for Steve Inskeep, NPR, CBS, and all the other alphabetical purveyors of what is supposed to be news.
Many media consumers are interested in

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Marigold, Lady Edith, and the Word “Ruse”

Marigold and Edith
Because of the taciturnity and often blank expression of the little girl who plays Marigold Gregson on Downton Abbey, I wondered if the character was supposed to have developmental problems.
Several online comments by Downton followers suggest that the character was written to be autistic. Others speculate that the child playing the part may have

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