Cosby lawyer strains credibility

November 21, 2014
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The firestorm around comedian Bill Cosby over past allegations of sexual abuse and rape by multiple women still hasn’t elicited comment from Cosby. No formal charges have ever been lodged and several of the women say it was because they thought his

Posted in: Crime, Sexism

Some comments on Ferguson, MO killing, are inappropriate

November 20, 2014
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We think there’s been an excess of media comment in anticipation of the grand jury decision on whether to indict the officer who shot unarmed 19-year-old Michael Brown. It’s overdue for everyone to stop speculating, be quiet and wait for

Posted in: CNN, Crime

We’re ready to be disgusted by the immigration issue

November 19, 2014
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Oh my goodness. We’ve already noted that many in Congress seem to have not noted that voters,  just over two weeks ago,  registered their disdain for the extent politics, rather than productivity and basic civility

Pres. Bush stays classy in spite of Hannity

November 17, 2014
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The former President held his ground and refused to criticize Pres. Obama on Hannity’s Fox News program last night. The host, who is on our Shameful list, also asked a question on a previous program seeking a negative reaction to the President’s policies. We’ve written enough about Hannity, who is not a journalist. (Search Hannity […]

Sunday shows: ‘Face the Nation’ includes false and incomplete statements

November 16, 2014
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Claire mccaskill

On terror, guest Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO), pictured, home page) said on this morning’s edition that ISUS’s advance is being slowed and we need to give our policy time. However many currently or previously in the military and some others say

Sunday shows: Sorry electorate, we choose to ignore you

November 16, 2014
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John Thune

Discussions of the Keystone oil pipeline, greenhouse gas pollution in China and immigration dominated this morning’s discussion on “Fox News Sunday” between Sen. John Thune (R-SD), pictured on home page, chair of the Senate Republican conference and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), pictured on 2nd page, a member of the Senate environment committtee. Thune favors

Why this article reminds us of Congress

November 15, 2014
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Roy Sanders

We hope you’ll read the following story and let’s just say please note the paragraph beginning, “In that sea of chaos … ” We’re thinking it’s going to take some congressmen to have the courage to step up, as football player Roy Sanders (pictured, home page) did Friday night,

We see petty politics taking precedence over integrity

November 13, 2014
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Could it be? Of course it could. But the fact that just days after the midterms, congressional leaders and the President can’t have a thoughtful conversation about immigration and some other contentious issues is a bit

Pelosi denies knowledge of someone she talked about

November 13, 2014
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Nancy Pelosi

The outgoing Senate majority leader said she didn’t know Anthony Gruber, who recently said the electorate’s stupidity played a role in congressional passage of the Affordable Care Act. Gruber is considered a major figure

Dangling scaffold story told with too many errors

November 12, 2014
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Dangling Scaffold

Some media leaped too fast on this afternoon’s story of two window washers dangling from high up on the new World Trade Center building in New York city.  The “responsible” media say repeatedly

Posted in: Media

Does civility increase when we ditch our devices?

November 11, 2014
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A professor at Towson University in Maryland is trying to promote civility while raising questions to his students about the effect of the Internet on civility and social interaction. Andrew Reiner has written two recent articles for The Washington Post and The Baltimore Sun describing

Posted in: Civility

Same mistakes repeated as votes came in

November 8, 2014
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LATE POST: The reviews of the networks’ election coverage were mixed but leaning more to the negative side. The folly of partisans supposedly analyzing the voting (or anything political) was a common theme. And the worthlessness

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