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Christie disrespects hourly wage workers

October 23, 2014

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Harsh reaction today to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie saying he was tired of hearing about the minimum wage issue as the midterm elections approach. U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez said Gov. Chris Christie has “got his head in the sand” when it comes to the nation’s lowest-paid workers. Christie’s comments

Distorting the ebola risk

October 23, 2014

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Note: We asked in a recent post whether we should be continuing to monitor Fox News since they have been on our Shameful list since March of 2013. We decided that we should, if only to try to impart the risk of assuming everything on Fox News is true. Prior to the news conference in […]

To much CNN on the blog?

October 22, 2014

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It may seem that way sometimes.  But the reason is that as among CNN,  Fox News, and MSNBC, CNN is clearly more balanced politically.  That’s part of the reason Fox News is on our Shameful list. So we  monitor CNN more than the others. We expect it to adhere to higher journalistic standards than the […]

CNN still labeling taped video as live

October 22, 2014

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Quite a while ago,  we mentioned this and it’s still going. Today, there were several examples regarding the shootings in Ottawa. This time, we’ll check with them.  We can’t imagine there’s some technical glitch that prevents it.

Tolerating unanswered questions

October 21, 2014

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The Democratic candidate for governor of Pennsylvania currently leads in the polls but is not talking like the frontrunner. He says the only poll that matters is on election day.

Political quote of the day

October 21, 2014

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Oddly enough,  it came from actress Jessica Lange.  During an interview aired this evening on Extra where she was honored as a legend at the ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards, she was asked what freaks her out. The reply, “Politics freaks me out, yeah, that to me is the biggest horror show.” We wish we […]

Compounding the problem of leaked Ferguson comments

October 20, 2014

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An article in The New York Times about an alleged account from the officer accused of shooting to death Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, prompted considerable discussion on CNN today.  A legal analyst for the cable network said it was a bad idea for this information to trickle out. Who leaked it is unknown. Mark […]

A recipe for boosting civility

October 20, 2014

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Here’s an article that provides five priorities on the road to greater civility. We think it’s worth your time. “We need to nurture civility” Mark Molldrem In Season Beaver Dam Daily Citizen (Pa.) There is so much polarization

Are we making a mistake with coverage of Fox News?

October 19, 2014

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It’s more than a year since we placed the network on our Shameful list.  Yet we have continued pointing out some specific inaccuracies in its reporting and commentary. So are we wasting our time and yours by continuing to publish these accounts?  Or stories about anyone on our Shameful list. Once added to the list, […]

Misinformation continues from conservative author

October 19, 2014

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Ann Coulter is a frequent guest on Fox News. She is known for outrageous statements.  As we’ve reported before,  too many are false. Add one more from an appearance on Fox News this morning.

Electronics chain misleads customers

October 18, 2014

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Deception is an unfortunate part of business. Of course most companies conduct their operations honestly. But those who don’t breed mistrust. A new example arrived in email inboxes the last couple of days.  For a legitimate company like Best Buy to partake in false promotional messages is unfortunate.

CNN slips in Ebola coverage

October 18, 2014

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The media, in general, have been trying hard not to be labeled as overly alarmist about the threat that Ebola potentially poses in this country.  They’ve gotten mixed reviews as to how well they’ve done. On CNN today,  one story began with an inappropriate sentence. It could easily be classified as poor journalism.  The anchor said […]

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