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.
Perhaps Mayday, in its implied greatness, is just another Amazonian invasion of our privacy we should be wary of.
One thing that we've found that helps pass the time until you're allowed to leave? Casting our favorite TV characters in the most outlandish roles and seeing what happens.
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.
A law school friend of mine joined the Kennedy Administration immediately and let me in on a few things that you probably never read about. On one of ...
When show creator Craig Thomas announced that an entire episode of 'HIMYM' would rhyme, the Internet unleashed a chorus of hate. Fans cried that the show "jumped the shark" or that the writers had run out of ideas.
As I write this, it is 50 years and two hours since I heard five bells ring on the UPI wire, turned around and discovered that John F. Kennedy had been shot.
The problem with Hail Mary passes is sometimes you complete and score a touchdown and other times the ball lands yards away from the receiver. Bringing all the characters together for what felt like a big Thanksgiving episode and then making Penny married on top of all was a big attempt -- and it didn't reach the end zone.
The media focus on middle-class losers over the poor winners should surprise exactly no one. The press goes for whatever gets viewers/clicks/corporate sponsorships. The real story is the inexcusable callousness coming from the Republicans who are celebrating denying the poor health insurance.
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.
I was stunned into silence the other night when we tuned in to the second episode of the season. In the first 15 minutes I counted a lesbian-prison-rape joke, a straight-men-perceived-as-gay joke, a Carl-kissed-a-trans-woman-ha-ha-ha joke, and a joke about said trans woman's genitals.
"The Next Month" wasn't my favorite episode, but there were quite a few redeeming aspects, one of them being the storyline for Robyn (Jess Weixler).
The "new" (to me) Newseum offers an amazing array of displays and information in its airy galleries packed with information on America's history, geography, politics, international relations, and media-related technological advances.
For a show of this age and this magnitude to be this creative and this clever in its seventh season is a remarkable feat. "The Big Bang Theory" is typically far from subtle, and does on occasion wring out its characters for all their worthy, "The Itchy Brain Simulation" proved that it can mine as much humor from inverting its characters as it does in playing them straight.
At this accelerated rate, our globally warmed future is a planetwide hellscape we're carelessly handing to our children while we dive down the escape hatches of our phones, laps, pads, glasses, whatever. Let's pull down the harder fruits out there, shall we?
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?