Doug Barclay, the ‘Kingmaker’
Cover story of Oswego County Business, December 2003 / January 2004 issue, focusing on the appointment of Doug Barclay as ambassador to El Savador.

Doug Barclay, the ‘Kingmaker’

By Bruce Frassinelli bfrassinelli@ptd.net ‘Doug Barclay was one of the few politicians whom I have encountered during my 60 years in the business that understands how journalists and the news…

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‘The True Believer’

Book written nearly 70 years ago describes the Trump phenomenon By Bruce Frassinelli bfrassinelli@ptd.net ‘Now that the Trump presidency has come to an end, we are still trying to figure…

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The Unique Way Journalists Write

They are accused of using arcane language that most humans do not. This newsspeak is called “journalese” By Bruce Frassinelli bfrassinelli@ptd.net ‘What about the “heist” at the local savings and…

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Why President Trump Won’t Admit Mistakes
President Trump has shown an unwillingness to accept that he makes a mistake or says something that was not correct.

Why President Trump Won’t Admit Mistakes

By Bruce Frassinelli bfrassinelli@ptd.net Trump has a long history of not admitting errors — the recent episode involving Hurricane Dorian just confirms that once more Too many business people and…

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