About Marc Dion

Marc Dion

Marc Dion

Marc Munroe Dion—award-winning veteran reporter and Pulitzer Price-nominated newspaper columnist—is an old-school newsman who fell out of a Frank Capra movie, complete with pipe and fedora. Born in the struggling former cotton mill town of Fall River, Mass., Dion’s sense of humor sounds more like a barroom than a newsroom, and his political observations are more concerned with issues than political parties. Dion’s column, “Living and Dion,” has appeared in The Herald News for 24 years.

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So You Wanna Be a 'Journalist'? Apr 23, 2018

Sean Hannity and Alex Jones, two men who pick at American journalism the way small birds peck at the carcass of a pig, are both in legal trouble. Myself, after 34 years as a reporter and columnist, I do not use the word "journalist" if I can stop mys... Read More

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I Ain't Did Nothin' Apr 16, 2018

President Donald Trump, a pus-filled boil on the American backside, could learn what to expect from a long ago friend of mine who made his living as a professional criminal. "You can do crimes for 10 years, and you never get arrested," he said. "You ... Read More

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I Was Right About Trump's Wall Apr 09, 2018

I remember my bartender father coming home with scraped knuckles. "I could tell when the guy walked in there was something wrong with him," Pop said as my mother poured Mercurochrome into the small abrasions, the results of breaking up a fight and ha... Read More