But study after study shows that Rather, Jennings and Brokaw are wrong: the newsrooms of major media outlets are not filled with non-ideological 'common sense moderates,' nor do they reflect a diverse range of ideological viewpoints.
I've been a screenwriter in Hollywood for over twenty years. But the focus of my life is my family: my radiant wife, Karen, whom I have been in love with since I was ten years old, and my two daughters, who, thankfully, look like Karen.
In fact, during Islam's golden age Jews were restricted as to their choice of occupation, mode of dress, forms of worship, even access to specific parts of some cities.
The sad reality is that nothing has changed on the ground. These facts are still the same today as they were in 1947 or 1948, yet the perspectives have changed so dramatically.
"Reagan I could trust." - Yitzhak Shamir"He was unshakable; a staunch supporter." - Shimon Peres
His very life's breath was after all an offshoot of Adam who was fashioned by G-d's own hands.
What follows below should be read in light of what Orthodoxy in the United States was during the forties, fifties and sixties.
The propaganda war against Israel and against Jews is staggering, both visually and linguistically.
The third yahrzeit of HaRav Avigdor Miller, zt"l, occurred a few weeks ago.
Faced with running against the most pro-Israel president since Harry Truman, John Kerry started in February to modify his position on Israel.
It seemed as if Jews had to steal visits to their holy places while the rest of Poland slept.
Shamir was so hesitant to express himself publicly on important issues because he didn't want to slip in some kind of remark that might boomerang later.
It has become vogue in many circles to represent Middle East savagery as part of some sort of "war of civilizations."
Because Arafat is a master of deceit - and I unfortunately contributed to that.
Although upwards of as many as 500 neo-Nazi mercenaries, formed into a so-called Freedom Corps, were sent to Iraq in 1991, their military effect was negligible at best.
"You will never see your land of Israel, your precious Jerusalem, your Carmel, your Galilee. It will never happen. You will never leave Romania."
Is not such close-minded determination indicative of a lack of responsiveness from public employees mandated to serve everyone, without prejudice?
Growing up, I always found one of the most bizarre things in history to be the dramaticturnabout of the communist movement the day Germany invaded Stalinist Russia.
Since he was elected three years ago, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has expressed skepticism that a permanent settlement with the Palestinians is possible, and has instead sought an interim agreement.
Three of the Vizhnitzer Rebbeim who survived the Holocaust decided to make aliyah. America, England, Canada or other galut domiciles that were beckoning to them didn't even enter their minds.