A bookstore is a nice thing in a neighborhood. Not just because you wouldn't mind if your daughter worked there, or your brother. It would be good for the community, too. They could help people find a book.
Perhaps Mayday, in its implied greatness, is just another Amazonian invasion of our privacy we should be wary of.
It would be an interesting cruise to be on. The one with Alec Baldwin, Lara Logan and Maria Bartiromo as your ship mates. Interesting if you didn't care where you were going or if you got there.
Reporters pride themselves on being skeptical of everything they're told. People lie to us all the time. It's a reporter's job to smoke out the truth, but one of the hardest lies to challenge is when someone is looking you right in the eye and completely making up a story.
It's remarkable that even after these explosive revelations about the veracity of the 60 Minutes report, some wish to continue to waste time, energy, and taxpayer dollars to continue this misguided crusade.
Former CIA assistant director Mike Morell's lamented on a recent CBS 60 Minutes that he didn't understand why congressional Democrats and Republicans ...
What did she know, when did she know it, and why didn't she BENGHAZI!!!!
Why did the National Guard story require a painstaking autopsy performed by outside observers, but Benghazi garnered just a 90-second correction on 60 Minutes? Are CBS executives that nervous about what an autonomous review might undercover this time?
I recall the number of times during my thirty years as a producer with 60 Minutes when I only narrowly missed being caught in the same kind of devastating, career-shattering trap as we saw this week.
This week was a time of penance. President Obama apologized for having given the impression that insurance policies would not be cancelled due to Obamacare. And 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan apologized for a Benghazi report that included an apparently false account by a security contractor. It's a good start; maybe these apologies will open the floodgates. Like maybe Sen. Lindsay Graham can apologize for using the faulty CBS report as an excuse for placing holds on all administration nominees. Or how about an apology from the GOP for the 47 million people affected by painful food stamp cuts that just took effect? Or, wider still, one for all the budget stunts that have cost the economy an estimated $700 billion? And why stop there? How about one for the financial crisis? Or for the mother of all unapologized-for misdeeds, the Iraq War? Wouldn't it be great if accountability were contagious?
How is it possible to spend a year checking out a story only to have it completely implode within five days of airing on CBS?
When Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke appeared on 60 Minutes to persuade us to bail out the banking system, he didn't bother with charts, figures or lengthy argument. Instead, he used something far more powerful: Analogy and metaphor.
I invite you to read another installment of my new mystery novel, The Watchman's File. It follows the efforts of American TV investigative reporter, Ed Diamond, to unravel Israel's most closely-guarded secret. (It's not the bomb).
There is another chapter to Ken Perenyi's life that was omitted from his autobiography, and that is the chapter of how he used his ill-gotten gains to rescue a child from sex slavery and, as the FBI closed in on his forging escapades, found himself an unexpected parent to a Ghanian child.
It is much easier to avert our eyes from the smaller daily tragedies of mentally ill individuals and their loved ones struggling to make their way in an inhospitable world with little or no help. But that help does exist. As a society, we must decide whether we will prioritize making it available.
I invite readers to check-out the first part of Chapter 1 of my new mystery novel, The Watchman's File about the U.S. and Israel's most closely-guarde...