I watched two hours of MSNBC coverage of Obama's Grand Bargain without hearing a single journalist, commentator, or politician recognize the logical incoherence of his embrace of austerity premised on a claim that the austerity of the fiscal cliff was about to throw us into recession.
An election is one of the few subjects pundits opine on en masse for which there is an unambiguous outcome. Will we remember their accuracy the next time they express a fervent opinion on a subject for which there will be no definitive answer?
When we got to the last week before the election, I noticed a subtle change in the branding of this election by Fox. Outside of Bill O'Reilly and Chris Wallace, Fox was relentless in sending the message that a Romney win was imminent.
Is the dominance of white, male voters in this country finally history?
In the past, I have based my forecasts on the number of FoxNews TV viewers as opposed to the the number viewing the MSNBC/CNN combination. But the influence of television has waned and we all know that the number of people getting their news online has surged.
I no longer believe that cable news ratings actually predict the winner of a Presidential race. They may reflect the preference of fogies, but younger viewers are still to be heard from.
On November 6, voters will go to the polls and cast their ballot for our next President. Because of very powerful astrological events occurring at this time, I predict an even more dramatic and shocking election than the 2000 Bush-Gore presidential contest.
After each debate, focus groups created more questions than answers! Television has gravitated to the use of focus groups -- gatherings of undecided ...
On Aug. 30, I began my day as I usually do by making a pot of espresso coffee and turning on MSNBC's Morning Joe. It was convention time in America. A...
The presidential debates offered us unscripted and revealing glimpses into each candidate's character. Very different -- and often conflicting -- Romneys emerged in each debate.
We seem to iconize certain newsies which is maybe why we have two new biographies in audio and print about veteran television newsfolk: Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather.
While Romney boasted about considering his infamous "binders of women," for a job, it was clear he and his policies are the true binders of women.
At first blush, this question might seem a no-brainer. Elected to Congress in 1994 from the Florida panhandle as one of Newt's "Contract With America" foot soldiers, the host of MSNBC's Morning Joe labels himself a conservative.
The twin phenomena of sound bites and ideological commentary have become so common, and play so well, that the purpose of news itself seems to have morphed from keeping the public informed to shaping public opinion.
Based on last week's total numbers: Romney wins, but if you look at demographic numbers, Obama's still in front. So, I guess that I, like Gallup and Pew, think it's too early to put anybody clearly ahead.
We've had bosses, fathers, boyfriends and co-workers like Romney who invade our space, try to dominate every discussion and see every encounter as a chance to "win," rather than dialogue.