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Do Congress and the President have the will to cooperate like …

November 27, 2014

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these admirable young women did? There have been wonderful stories like this before but we don’t think they have involved such a high level race. Here’s the story from Runner’s World magazine: Sportsmanship Captured at NCAA Cross Country Championships Teammate, opponent help Baylor runner finish race.

Nightly News back in NY but it and Hannity disappoint

November 26, 2014

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Last night we expressed the view that anchoring NBC Nightly News from Ferguson, Missouri, the scene of violence the night before, was a mistake. We are happy that the broadcast was based back

NBC Nightly News anchored from Ferguson a poor choice

November 25, 2014

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NBC was the only one of the three major non-cable TV networks that anchored their program from Ferguson, Missouri this evening, scene the previous night of major destruction during violent demonstrations after a grand jury cleared Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Darren Wilson. We think

Live coverage of violence is ill-advised

November 25, 2014

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We don’t see any purpose in covering a violent confrontation live. Last night, when the reaction to the lack of an indictment for the officer who killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in August in Ferguson, Missouri boiled over into destruction, CNN

You have to know the (Ferguson) evidence to evaluate the decision

November 25, 2014

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The media asked many people for their reaction to the decision. Many people reacted. Our question is, how can you give an intelligent reaction if you haven’t heard the evidence the

Media off target on Ferguson decision

November 24, 2014

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Both CNN and Fox News misled viewers before announcement of the ruling in the August killing of Michael Brown by Darren Wilson, a police officer. The grand jury decided not to indict. Unfortunately, this is not the first time we’ve reported that Wolf Blitzer of CNN

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

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

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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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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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

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