Many of us have grown weary of the partisan hyperbole and tone of television news reporting. At the risk of dating myself, I can remember a time when CBS Evening News anchor Walter Cronkite was declared the most trusted person in America.
When it comes to influencing public opinion, broadcasting has been the single most powerful force in American society since the turn of the 20th century, but especially since 1987. That's the year American society lost accountability for one-sided opinions spread over the airwaves.
The Petty Political Retribution theory makes for juicy speculation and conjecture. It allows reporters to pursue, and news and political talk program anchors to speculate ad nauseam about, the connections and potential connections among and between the expanding cast of characters.
Not even the Teflon fleece can save him now: the hypocrisy of pretending to be a man of the people and using the government to hurt the people will spell the end of Chris Christie's presidential chances.
Sometimes we are both highly visible as physical beings, while being invisible as social beings who deserve the same dignity, respect and human connection as everyone else.
Power going out at the Super Bowl; Maker's Mark announcing its plans to dilute its whiskey; the woman who hid under her desk to avoid a TV reporter; Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend and a Canadian mayor's crack-laced meltdown. All great, but not Sponge-worthy.
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On December 3rd in 1831, freewheeling author Anne Royall launched the nation's first muckraking newspaper in Washington, D.C., forever changing the state of journalism. We need Anne Royall's journalistic chutzpah today, more than ever.
While we applaud Senator Warren and Paul Krugman for their unequivocal stance not to cut but to expand the benefits of social security, we believe we can be much bolder.
The LGBT community's media darling, Rachel Maddow, has been telling her viewers that ENDA would protect employees from discrimination based on their "sexual orientation or sexual identity." I don't know what's worse: leaving out the "gender" in "gender identity" or replacing it with "sexual."
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who is embroiled in controversies about plagiarism, could learn from Obama instead of making lame and silly excuses that are being brilliantly dissected by Rachel Maddow of MSNBC and others.
Your attempt to parse the copyright laws to assert that speeches are in a different category than written pieces is just nonsense. Your defensive denials of wrong-doing are fooling no one.
As long as the Russians won't change their current policies toward the LGBT community among other groups they discriminate against, we should demand that NBC focus only on the athletes and competitions and not on the country hosting the Games.