Archive for April 2006
PressThink: Ghost of Democracy in the Media Machine
My homework: According to the National Archives publication the first White House Press Secretary was Cabinet member George B. Cortelyou, who invited the press into the White House, over the shooting of President William McKinley at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, NY. A photo from there has him standing next to the President. Nine days later, VP Theodore Roosevelt, rushed down at night on a series of jitneys, would read the telegram in North Creek, NY (he had been at Tahawas climbing Mt. Marcy, please help save) that the President was dead, before boarding a special train for Buffalo, NY from the railhead. George B. Cortelyou, a shorthand teacher in NYC, secretary to three Presidents, held three Cabinet posts under McKinley and Roosevelt, was later a CEO of ConEdison in NYC, and the Chairman of the Republican Party. His house in Washington was recently featured in “Victorian Homes”. Historians should look closer at his role in the events of the times.
Posted by: George Myers, Jr. at April 29, 2006 11:39 AM
I have just read and signed the petition: “Save Whales From a Cruel End: Stop Whaling Now” In 1989, visiting Grand Manan Island, N.B., I saw two whales “parked” at the Whistle, where my Canadian cousin was a lighthouse keeper, across from Campobello Island. The woman shooting a crossbow to take right whale DNA samples of the right whale “pod” that swims from there to Florida, from Guelph U., told me she thinks they were meinke whales, the ones the Japanese whalers claim to be overabundant and hunt for meat. Thought I’d drop you a line about the “Whales of July”. If you want sign the petition. It’s reported we hauled three dead finback whales out of NYC harbor just before 9/11/01 from ship traffic no doubt. Hudson, NY, location of the national fireman’s museum, is where whale oil was made for the northern tier of New York’s cities historically.
This is a nice site. Check out Jimmy “JJ” Walker and Soupy Sales and other really nice celebrities’ history.
Dublin, Ireland’s Spray Park. My phone lost a dial tone yesterday fixed today. Maybe it was these guys.
Thanks for the story. Horace Greeley, whose bronze statue is in New York City’s City Hall Park (a small monument of Joseph Pulitzer nearby, and beneath them the remains of the cemetery from the “First Almshouse”) whose sort of known for “Go west young man and grow up with the country” (most know it after some erstwhile editing) who lived where the Clinton’s do, in Chappaqua, NY, and who lost a Presidential nomination to Abraham Lincoln, would have liked your story, IMHO. He, originally from New Hampshire (where another “Watergate” like scandal happened and is brewing, “phonegate“?) would have liked to hear about the “moving pictures” that entertain instead of P.T. Barnum’s NY sideshow. There’s just so much “newspaper row” once nearby his statue, can convey in print without the client’s complaining. Once upon a time, Joseph Kennedy and family lived in Riverdale in the Bronx, and were going to invest in the motion picture business here until the Stock Market Crash and they, and a young JFK, moved away, according to the local newspaper there.