The media has often been criticized for taking one side or another in a dispute. The current Middle East situation is a case in point. There have been accusations from both sides of favoritism, which is usually a sign that the media outlet, whether broadcast or print, is striking the proper balance overall. Nonetheless, one […]
Two of the broadcasters on our Shameful list converged this week when one insulted the other. It’s hardly worth sharing this except to point out that both show no signs of changing their ways. It started with an interview Sean Hannity did with a Palestinian representative.
Sometimes, it takes a hit in the wallet to prompt action. It seemed that way after a Boston broadcaster went off on NBC’s sports reporter, Erin Andrews last week. Kirk Minihane began his rant on WEEI radio by saying about Andrews, “What a bi—.” But he was just getting started.
Sometimes, it takes a hit in the wallet to prompt action. It seemed to be that way after a Boston broadcaster went off on NBC’s sports reporter, Erin Andrews last week. Kirk Minihane began his rant on WEEI by saying about Andrews, “What a bi—.” But he was just getting started. “I hate her. What […]
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), is known for some especially controversial views, especially about gays. This week, she claimed to believe that gays are hoping to apply pressure to “do away with statutory rape laws so that adults will be able to freely prey on little children sexually.”
President Obama has denied a charge that the FAA decision to suspend U.S. airlines from traveling to Israel was political. Sen. Ted Cruz had made the charge after the FAA halted the flights following the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner, killing the nearly 300 people aboard.
The way we see it, it’s hard to tell. Their comments continue to be centered on criticizing President Obama. But he won’t be running in 2016. Nevertheless, they seem to predominantly go after Mr. Obama. They seem to have not coalesced behind one Republican candidate. But it’s still early. However they don’t seem to be […]
The lack of credibility and balance still haunts Fox News. This morning it played out during an interview with Sen. James Inhofe, Republican of Oklahoma. The topic was the President’s foreign policy.
This is a continuation of a post three days ago about trying to change our mindset so we don’t take war, or any violence for that matter, for granted but rather try to do something about it. If you missed that post, here’s a link to it: http://respectinpolitics.org/2014/07/17/ho-hum-another-middle-east-conflict/ You may be wondering how I come […]
A controversy has raged in New York city over whether to retire the city’s carriage horses. Proponents believe it is cruel to force the horses to take customers for rides on congested, polluted streets and house them in small stalls.
So Israel begins a ground war in Gaza to protect itself from Hamas rockets. This after Hamas rejected a temporary truce to provide humanitarian aid to the Palestinians. Hamas triggered this latest fruitless