What follows is a collage of sentences from the first one hundred negative responses to U.S. Senator Ted Cruz's official statement on the death of Nelson Mandela. The sentences, taken from the Senator's Facebook page, are unedited, though spelling mistakes were corrected.
What is worrisome is these commercials are the only glimpse into farming that millions of people will ever see. A generation that's been raised on artificial ingredients is now being fed a diet of farming fiction.
Believe it or not, fictional newsman Ron Burgundy is slated to guest host ESPN's signature newscast Sportscenter.
Britain is home to a diverse and fiercely competitive press, but the climate for journalists, particularly those covering national security issues, began to grow chilly after the WikiLeaks revelations three years ago.
It hasn't been hard for western media outlets to find Benghazi attack suspect.
I used to sneer at Don Hewitt's need for detectives to substantiate his reporters' stories. Now I guess I have to give him credit.
In thinking about Nelson Mandela, his life and his legacy, a metaphor comes to mind: that of a great, one-for-the-ages comet -- not unlike the Comet ISON that recently traveled around the sun. Mandela was a great comet of a man; we are not likely to see someone like him again anytime soon. He was a man who made a towering difference in history by the sheer force of his character. This included his steel determination, his dedication to forgiveness of and reconciliation with his enemies, and a willingness to grow, adapt and change for the better, for the betterment of his country and, no exaggeration, the world.
There is something disturbing happening at America's news gathering institutions that I believe will cause deep and lasting damage to our country, its economy and its civil defense. And, no. I don't mean all the lying at 60 Minutes over Benghazi.
As a former newspaper reporter and insurance company executive, I'd like to make a few suggestions to journalists who are approached by people claiming that because of the Affordable Care Act, they'll have to pay far more for coverage next year than they're paying now.
Actress and singer America Olivo (NBC's upcoming Chicago PD, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark) certainly knows about that, being a multi-racial mix of Chilean, Basque, Spanish, Italian, Irish and Belgian.
For journalists, and for the rest of us, silence is not neutrality; it ends up as acceptance of autocratic rule, a present festooned with pretty-sounding names like "anti-terrorism" and "national security."
It does Mandela's life-story no service, nor the movement's -- nor that of sheer historical truth -- to canonize him as some one-sided Man of Peace.
If you're looking for "a whole new way of killing cancer," don't turn to the journals. You'll find it in Esquire.
The world of books is unimaginable (to me) without him. Without him, Studs Terkel might never have done his oral histories and Art Spiegelman's Maus, the "first graphic novel," might never have been published.
Cast in the shadows of Pakistan's domestic and international struggles, it is easy to forget that there are unseen faces beneath all the sensationalized media
If there was ever a newspaper one could consider a friend all over the world, it was the International Herald Tribune. It conveyed a sense of warmth and familiarity that is often missing when one is living and working abroad.