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Entries by Reese Schonfeld from 07/2010

Larry King Retires Nine Years Too Late

| Posted 07.01.2010 | Media

Howard Kurtz wrote in The Washington Post "Timing is everything: Larry King abdicates." He seems to think that this was the perfect moment for King to resign; I think King was nine years too late.

Cable News Blues

| Posted 07.06.2010 | Media

When bad news comes, many viewers avert their eyes, and the second quarter of 2010 was full of bad news.

Robots: The New York Times vs. WPTZ

| Posted 07.16.2010 | Media

From childhood, I have always regarded The New York Times as the world's greatest newspaper, and the leading source of reasonably objective information. Yet, there is something about it that has always bothered me.

Sowing the Seeds of Race, Reaping the Whirlwind of Racism

| Posted 07.22.2010 | Politics

The Obama Administration seems to have no overall strategy in dealing with racial issues at a time when accusations of racism flow from both sides of the political aisle.

Cable News Ratings and Race

| Posted 07.29.2010 | Media

By now most of you must know that there's little new, merely a continuation of second quarter trends. All four of the networks are losing viewers, CNN losing by far the most and MSNBC, by a nose, the least.