Shrum and Lowry hear two "sighs of relief" in Iowa -- from HRC, because two straight losses would've been awful, and from Lowry, because Iowa vindicated his gutsy National Review issue denouncing Trump. Also: There's now a sense that Clinton's rising in NH, while Rubio's robotry reveals someone more callow than charismatic.
The instant the taxi pulled away from the curb, my ears started buzzing and I felt the telltale signs of a seizure -- the type of neurological paralysis that can only be induced by forced exposure to unwanted media. The tiny TV installed in the back seat had come to life, and its sound and fury demanded my attention.
I held my annual Twitter party #SuperBowlExp during the Super Bowl again this year, not to sweat out the game but to comment on all of the brand activity. We collectively rate the advertising and evaluate the marketing, and then take breaks when the game is actually in play!
By now we've all heard the latest evolution of the new Barbie body shapes. Of course, as a marketer and a father, I applaud the move.
One of the best shows in the town of Washington, D.C. is not on television. It is an oral argument in before the United States Supreme Court. The nine justices are appointed by the President and confirmed after they assure the U.S. Senate they will be dispassionate "umpires.
Words have meanings but you'd never know that from the news media's coverage of the primaries. Conservative and Republican, liberal and Democratic are used synonymously in most of the media, but the reality seems to be quite different when you examine the positions of the candidates.
The very good questions are rarely if ever asked during political campaigns. My very good question for today follows: Why do skilled reporters fail to ask the follow-up questions of candidates that seem so necessary? At least they do seem necessary to me.
Media message received: Clinton is loud and cantankerous! But it's not just awkward gender stereotypes that are in play these days. It's a much larger pattern of thumb-on-the-scale coverage and commentary. Just look at what seemed to be the press' insatiable appetite to frame Clinton's Iowa caucus win last week as an unnerving loss.
In December of 2002, when the legendary Roone Arledge passed away, I wrote a Counterpunch piece for the L.A. Times praising the man who not only set the gold standard for Olympics coverage, but gave us Monday Night Football and Wide World of Sports.
The talk today -- rather than being about the post-debate social gesture hugs -- should be about the candidates' answers in last night's debate. Period. On Tuesday, New Hampshire will decided on a candidate, not the moderators, nor on social gestures nor on what others in the media find not acceptable by their competition.
Former FBI agent Bob Levinson has been missing in Iran since March 9, 2007. A proof of life photo showed he was alive in 2010. His family has been in agony -- they have no information.