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Is it still considered bad form to talk politics during a social gathering?

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“Then there are the embarrassments: hoaxers like Jayson Blair and Stephen Glass turn journalism into farce … What became of heroes? Instead of heroes, today’s table talk is about journalistic frauds and a Washington press too dim to stay out of a three-card-monte game.”

Russell Baker, writing on “Goodbye to Newspapers?” in the Aug. 16 issue of the New York Review of Books

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