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Entries by Reese Schonfeld from 03/2010

What Is It With Men and Their Chauffeurs?

| Posted 03.04.2010 | Politics

What is this thing between public officials and their drivers? Why do public officials appoint them to positions of great power and responsibility while paying so little attention to their credentials?

Ratings at CNN: Decay and Dismay

| Posted 03.09.2010 | Media

Until recently, the erosion of CNN's audience might have been attributed to the lure of Olympic competition. But now CNN trails every other news network in every Nielsen demographic category.

Of Death and Taxes

| Posted 03.18.2010 | Politics

We are more than willing to accept an increase in taxes that would make it possible for people under sixty-five to get the same healthcare we do. The only alternative is national bankruptcy.

The New York Times Buries the Lead

| Posted 03.25.2010 | Media

I have never believed that The Times news reports were shaped by its editorial positions. But, the lame headline on Thursday's Taliban story, gives fair-minded readers every right to question the influence of The New York Times' editorial board on its news pages.

Do The Dems Still Have a Chance: What the Cable News Ratings Indicate

| Posted 03.31.2010 | Politics

I became and have remained interested in the cable news ratings because I think that they continue to indicate national political attitudes.