News of John McLaughlin's death last week took me back twenty-seven years to the time when he moderated A Matter of Life and Death, a TV show that Ward Sylvester and I produced that was seen by large audiences in more than 200 television markets.
If it were possible for Donald Trump to surgically remove a tiny fragment of his ego, and graft the little bugger onto the personality of organized labor, we would see a dramatic change in the way America's labor unions handle themselves. Instead of behaving clumsily and timidly--instead of looking all...
One of the bigger anomalies in the digital world is the time that people spend on mobile devices versus the less than 15% of digital ad dollars that are being devoted to mobile. The CEO of WPP Group-owned Medialets attributes this largely to people trying to use desktop computer tools...
If the media needs to acknowledge Trump's "changed" demeanor, it must also give Hillary equal time to express her convictions. Only then will there be an opportunity for the clearest comparison.
While the mass media may note Trump's campaign especially appeals to racists, it invariably ignores the fact these constituents have been key components of the social base pandered to by "mainstream" Republican candidates for local, statewide and national offices since Barry Goldwater's 1964 presidential campaign.
It's almost like someone posed a collective challenge to the press: Try to turn landmark charitable giving into a bad-news story for the Clintons.
Some in the media have called Trump's speeches "word salad." Some commentators have even attributed his language use to "early Alzheimer's," citing "erratic behavior" and "little regards for social conventions." I don't believe it.
I once wrote an article asking why folks in crisis constantly go on news or talk shows to discuss it. Bottom line: if they hear it on television, if Oprah blesses them, so to speak, it means it really happened.
The gross underrepresentation of women in computer science is not just a problem for the girls who are left out. It's a problem for all of us, because we're not benefitting from the creativity girls have to offer.
That's a big portion of voters that many local politicians are missing. And for those low-income, limited-access groups who prioritize social media, those platforms may be one of the only venues they have to get involved with local politics.
Our increasingly urbanized celebrity-driven culture and corporate ratings-driven news media are reducing people's awareness of how essential the seas are to our economy, national security, and yes, survival.
The way in which truth and fact are conjured is once again evolving, and who and what qualifies as the media is being redefined.
Agronsky & Company,
President Richard Nixon,
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White House Chronicle,
Washington Week In Review,
Thirty-four years ago, a former Jesuit priest threw an incendiary device into the world of televised political talk shows. He was John McLaughlin, host of "The McLaughlin Group," who has died at the age of 89.
When insiders speculate whether the Trump pivot has at long last arrived, what they're really asking is whether Trump has the discipline to maintain the masquerade that he's changed.
Davis joined the BBC in 1993 as a general economics correspondent for news programmes. He then served as economics editor at Newsnight from 1997 to 2001, before going on to become the BBC economics editor.
Sexual orientation is about who you are, how you see the world and how you identify, not about your private sexual activity. And if you are public about it as a public person to a wide circle, it should be something reportable.
The only ways Clinton and Trump could truly deflect conflict-of-interest scandals would be for the former to close down the Clinton Foundation, and for Trump to hold one giant IPO for his holdings. But even if they did, neither would pose a challenge to corporate dominance.
Hillary Clinton has a very challenging gauntlet to run in order to win a presidential race that so many in the media imagine to be in the bag.
Kelly Ann Conway,
Trump begins the week with the WSJ urging the RNC to cut him loose if he can't turn around his floundering campaign by Labor Day...and ends it with the Bannon-Manafort shuffle. Cooke & Lamarche laugh off the chance he can stop scratching his attention-getting-disorder itch. GOP prospects Nov. 9?
In the debate between Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D-KY) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Grimes said her vote for president in 2012 was private and personal, and did not disclose for whom she voted. That was too much for Todd.