The presidential debates should be an opportunity to focus on the most important issues of the day. Unfortunately, the producers of the second debate failed miserably at this goal, because of their selection of which questions to ask.
Why does there remain a small, but obviously powerful pocket within the Republican Party, or at least within the Trump campaign and within the fringe confines of the conservative media, that sees this topic as the Most Important Issue Facing America?
Journalism was once a completely respectable profession.
Who am I, really? Thanks to Fox News correspondent Jesse Watters' recent Watters' World segment about how Asians will vote in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, I've found my calling. I'm a prop. A mute prop. And I'm not just ok with it; I embrace and internalize it.
I had my worst TAD flare up to date on Monday night, September 28. While watching the debate, with a roomful of friends, I couldn't help but notice the pained look on nearly every face, They saw in me what I saw in them: TAD. We all had it. The stomach wrenching. The heat was building. Anxiety was taking over.
This election year has been exhausting, for me. I’m admittedly a political junkie, have been since JFK ― and I was only 10 years old then. My...
There are more frightening possibilities than President Donald Trump.
Trump represents a presidential nominee who exhibits no intellectual curiosity, nor any commitment to facts. He's the Fox News id.
During the presidential primary season, it was always amusing to watch Donald Trump tout his massive leads in online polls, the notoriously unscientif...
I waited a day to assess how the debate was analyzed by news accounts and pundits, and while there was a huge plurality in favor of Hillary's performance there were still the same old attempts to build Donald Trump up and give him credit for retracting stuff he said when no such credit should be acknowledged.
Talk of automation is making the rounds again and unless newsrooms retool, adapt, and media organizations train journalists to cope with it, more staf...
This Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump debate on September 26 should be kinda interesting, don't you think?
The Media seems to have a penchant for exploiting news of relatively questionable value, highlighting it in an attempt to make it equivalent to stuff that really matters.
When Colin Kaepernick took a knee in protest of institutional bias during the national anthem in a recent pre-season football game, the gesture unleashed a wave of pro-anthem, anti-free-speech indignation that has dominated the social media landscape ever since.
One peculiar consequence of the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump is that the mainstream television media has been invaded by marauding truth-free barbarians that have compromised its integrity. They are otherwise known as Trump's surrogates.
The wave of criticism of Matt Lauer for his performance as a moderator of the debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has evidenced the uneasi...