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Entries by Charles Warner from 05/2008

Call Me Irresponsible

| Posted 05.02.2008 | Media

In the 1980s, the media industry was invaded by MBAs who were taught that they were primarily responsible to the owners and stockholders to maximize shareholder value.

NBC's Kentucky Derby Coverage Not So Yummy

| Posted 05.05.2008 | Media

NBC covered the Kentucky Derby like a state primary election - only worse. First, all the coverage leading up to the race was speculation about who m...

Note to Senator Obama

| Posted 05.08.2008 | Politics

If your campaign agrees to pay off any of Hillary's campaign's debt in order to bribe her to get out of the race, you will have betrayed our trust and you will plummet to her unprincipled level.

NBC's Zucker Outs Himself As a Philistine

| Posted 05.13.2008 | Media

NBCU's CEO Jeff Zucker outed himself as a philistine in an interview with TV Week when he said that "...we're managing for margin, not for ratings."

NBC Does Digital...Wrong

| Posted 05.15.2008 | Media

Of course, NBC didn't ask me, but if it had, I would have suggested that it consider putting up a New York Green channel and fill it with environmental-news-you-can-use content.

The Media of Choice In Appalachia

| Posted 05.19.2008 | Media

I think the "whiter, poorer, older, more rural and less educated" people of Appalachia are anxious about the future and about change, and thus, stick with old ideas and old media.

Media Owning Sports Teams: Bad Mix

| Posted 05.21.2008 | Media

Journalistic integrity and honest, candid reporting is compromised when media companies own sports teams or control the coverage by reporters. Is that why the Dolan Family bought Newsday?

Welcome Home, Brother

| Posted 05.27.2008 | Media
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My wife, Julia, and I went to a Memorial Day service in the Weekapaug Chapel this past Sunday, and one of the speakers was a veteran of the Vietnam Wa...

You Get What You Pay For -- Unfortunately

| Posted 05.29.2008 | Media

Can you imagine the free networks putting on thought-provoking movies like Recount that serve the public interest as well as interest the public?