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No comments after news stories; does it promote civility?

December 19, 2014 by

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Here’s an idea that seems extreme. What do you think? The sometimes vile, insulting or simply inaccurate thoughts expressed online in response to news stories hardly create the kind of atmosphere we want our kids and grandkids

Shocker: Congressional leaders to seek funds on TV’s Shark Tank

November 28, 2014 by

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Well, not really. Not yet, anyway. But what if they did? If you’ve watched the ABC and CNBC program Shark Tank, do you think this post has it about right? (Photo of the most frequent Sharks, clockwise from top left, Daymond John, Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjavec, Lori Greiner, Kevin O’Leary and Mark Cuban) Speaker of […]

NBC Nightly News anchored from Ferguson a poor choice

November 25, 2014 by

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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 by

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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 by

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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

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

November 16, 2014 by

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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

Dangling scaffold story told with too many errors

November 12, 2014 by

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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

CNN interviews Coulter: Why?

August 5, 2014 by

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The conservative commentator and author spoke about immigration and Sen. Rand Paul’s denial that he once advocated cutting off foreign aid to Israel, as well as every other country,which he actually did propose. 

Newspaper headline over the line

July 18, 2014 by

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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.

If there was no TV, politicans might be lost

July 16, 2014 by

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Remember the good old days of radio. You probably don’t if you were born in the 40’s or later. But there was a time when there was no video, just audio coming often from

Respect for the disadvantaged: Part of the Golden Rule

June 29, 2014 by

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There are those who naturally care about people, including those less talented and those with disabilities. You can pick them out. They’re the ones going the extra distance to assist those who need a little extra help. (They don’t include the politicians who spend so much of their time demeaning, disrespecting and demonstrating incompetence.) This […]

Irresponsible local news report

December 21, 2013 by

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The 11 pm news report began well enough tonight on Channel 2, the CBS flagship station in New York city, as the station apparently was the only media present when one of four people arrested early this morning was taken into custody for allegedly

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