Blog by John Miller

Art of the denial

September 7th, 2018

Mike Pence didn't write it. If he did, his office said, he'd want a byline. 

It wasn’t Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, either.

It wasn’t anything Dan Coats, director of national intelligence, did and he has no idea who did.

Nor was it  Defence Secretary James Mattis, even though his nickname is Mad Dog.

It wasn’t Kirstjen Nielsen, secretary of homeland security. Nor Mick Mulvaney, di ...

The Timson rule

September 6th, 2018

For many years I was a senior editor of Canada’s largest newspaper, and my direct boss was a legendary newsman named Ray Timson.

He drove himself to be the best as a reporter, and he drove the Toronto Star to be the best as its longtime managing editor. He personified Holy Joe Atkinson’s credo for covering the news: "Get it first; sew it up; pursue every detail; and play it big."

You can st ...