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Entries by Reese Schonfeld from 10/2012

September Cable News Viewing As Election Indicators

| Posted 10.03.2012 | Media

It's that time of the year when television viewing reflects the attitudes of people who are going to vote in November.

Big Bird, Jim Lehrer, Richard Nixon and Me

| Posted 10.09.2012 | Media

Mitt Romney is not the first Republican to try to kill PBS, Sesame Street and Big Bird; forty years ago Richard Nixon tried to do the same thing.

Ratings: Fox News, the Old Folks Network

| Posted 10.10.2012 | Media

Based on last week's total numbers: Romney wins, but if you look at demographic numbers, Obama's still in front. So, I guess that I, like Gallup and Pew, think it's too early to put anybody clearly ahead.

Turning Tragedy Into Talking Points

| Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

The Democrats in Congress in 2001 stuck to the best American tradition--when tragedy strikes do not attack the other party. Congressman Issa and his friends have ignored that tradition, and are trying to turn Ambassador Stevens' death into an election talking point.

Dan Senor: Talks Loudly, and Carries No Stick at All

| Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

Dan Senor seems to advocate that the US take a tougher line with the Iranians, but is he willing to see American soldiers die fighting to free Iran from the Ayatollah? Dan Senor talks tough, but is he willing to put American troops where his mouth is?