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Entries by Reese Schonfeld from 06/2011

May Ratings: CNN Turnaround

| Posted 06.02.2011 | Media

When major news breaks, people who are not regular news viewers turn to CNN for what they think is important. Now, if CNN could only find a way to make more of their news seem important, they might provide real competition to Fox.

NBC And Katie Couric: Some People Never Learn

| Posted 06.07.2011 | Media

Once more, NBC has lost the most important female TV journalist of a generation because some indicator told them she was unpopular.

Freedom of the Press vs. State Secrets

| Posted 06.15.2011 | Media

Does the press have the right to disclose some secrets? I believe that too many documents are designated "top-secret" when they really should be designated "embarrassing."

Soldiers Die While a Congressman Battles the Pentagon

| Posted 06.24.2011 | Politics

Representative Bill Young (R-FL) has blocked the Department of Defense's request to add MRAPs (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) to its light tactical ...

June Ratings: Give Them What They Want and They'll Watch It

| Posted 06.28.2011 | Media

It was Harry Cohn, boss of Columbia Pictures, who said "give the people what they want, and they'll come out for it." Now they can stay in and watch it. And what they watched in June is the Casey Anthony trial.