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Born: 1976-05-23
Profession: Journalist
Nation: American
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Once I had a better beat, I needed to have an even better one. And somewhere in that climbing, I lost sight of, sort of, my moral and ethical underpinnings.

Tags: Lost, Moral, Once

I am making amends and seeking forgiveness. My only hope is that some good can come out of my situation.

Tags: Good, Hope, Making

One of my weaknesses happens to be lying, and I could tell you that I'm never going to lie again in my life, but that would be a lie.

Tags: Lie, Life, Tell

You know I am done lying. Obscuring the truth is no longer something I have any interest in doing. I want it all to come out. The good, the bad, the ugly.

Tags: Bad, Good, Truth

I am immensely contrite. And I'm sorry for the damage I've done.

Tags: Damage, Done, Sorry

I believe my own demons would have caught up with me regardless of my race and regardless of whether I worked at 'The Times.'

Tags: Times, Whether, Worked

I don't know how one would define an affirmative-action hire. I ultimately do not know what role race played in my hiring.

Tags: Played, Race, Role

I feel like I delivered a blow, an unfortunate blow to a profession that not only did I personally love doing but that I value for society.

Tags: Love, Society, Value

I fooled some of the most brilliant people in journalism.

Tags: Brilliant, Fooled, Journalism

I seek to be authentic and engaging, using my own experiences, being as vulnerable as I ask my clients to be, to enhance the process.

Tags: Ask, Process, Seek

I used to walk around saying that I'm just another black man without a college degree.

Tags: Another, Black, Saying

If they're all so brilliant and I'm such an affirmative-action hire, how come they didn't catch me?

Tags: Brilliant, Catch, Hire

It's hard to say what role race really played in my case.

Tags: Hard, Played, Race

It's very painful to have something that's not true written about you.

Tags: Painful, True, Written

Racism built me into a person that was set up to be self-destructive.

Tags: Built, Racism

Some people it seems to me would like for me to crawl in a hole and disappear forever. That's just not in my nature.

Tags: Forever, Nature, Seems

Well the first thing I'd say is that I'm not sure exactly what I'm supposed to do to show my remorse other than to say that I'm remorseful.

Tags: Remorse, Show, Sure

When we report stories, we don't just want to talk to people who did the right thing. We want to talk to people who did the wrong thing.

Tags: Stories, Talk, Wrong

You face racism in small and large ways.

Tags: Face, Racism, Small

I have lived a life that has been beautiful and painful at some moments. But I am convinced others can learn how to control a certain kind of rage that bubbles up in many Americans, particularly, but not limited to, women, blacks, and other minorities.

Tags: Beautiful, Life, Women

I think people can learn from my experience - you know, any young people who are under pressure, whether you work on Wall Street or you work in a factory in Alabama, and young journalists.

Tags: Experience, Work, Young

People in the news media after I got caught said how could you have not caught this guy? He had 50 corrections in four years. That's a lot of corrections. Well what they failed to look at is how many stories there were and out of 700 plus stories, 50 corrections is not a high amount.

Tags: After, High, Said

Those ethical choices often are made every day at a time, minute by minute in ways that you may not even relate to ethics, so I'm going to walk them through the whole story from that perspective and hopefully they'll be able to walk away with something good from it.

Tags: Good, May, Time

I much preferred the approach at the anarchist camp, with its shared tasks and collective responsibilities. Everyone played their part. There was no division between workers and consumers.

Tags: Between, Everyone, Played

The psychology of brutality was worse than the beatings.

Tags: Brutality, Psychology, Worse

We can't afford to go down the dead end roads of Parliamentary Socialism or Fascistic Bolshevism.

Tags: Dead, End, Socialism
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I woke up find a rather noisy multi-lingual meeting going on. This was great as everyone could participate and even though everything had to be translated into about four different languages it never became boring. After a while the meeting broke up and everyone went for food.

Tags: Boring, Food, Great

Initially charged with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest I was held for 36 hours, was beaten by cops and made to stand spread eagled against the cell wall for 12 hours with no food or water, until I collapsed. Everyone was strip searched on the way in.

Tags: Against, Everyone, Food

It is important that people support prisoners of the Italian state like Joe in whatever way they can. I was not allowed contact with a lawyer for the first 24 hours, and no phone calls were permitted, but apparently telegrams have been getting through to Joe.

Tags: Getting, Support, Whatever

Many later commented on the fact that large numbers of those engaged in the most senseless acts of destruction were left well alone by cops, indeed people dressed as Black Block members were seen freely making their way across police lines and talking to cops.

Tags: Alone, Black, Fact

This marched was planned to be non violent and non confrontational, and gladly it stayed that way. What really impressed me was the self discipline of the Black Block.

Tags: Black, Discipline, Self

We can't fool ourselves that they will ever be enough to overthrow Capitalism. If we're serious about that we need to organise ourselves in our workplaces and communities, making the links with other workers internationally.

Tags: Enough, Fool, Serious
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