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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

A realistic look at the poor prognosis for print journalism

December 18, 2013 by

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For anyone interested in the current status of print journalism, don’t miss the public television program, “Black and White and Dead All Over.” It debuted tonight. (Image shows newspaper revenue 2003-2011.) As described by the program, “It’s a look at the

Geraldo goes crude after being disparaged

December 17, 2013 by

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Broadcasting host Geraldo Rivera (pictured) lost his cool yesterday after he was cited for losing his national radio broadcast by another commentator. The usually civil Rivera lowered himself to the gutter when responding on Twitter

The tragedy of bullying and the need for civility

December 17, 2013 by

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Sometimes we request civility just because civility is what should be natural. Other times, we seek it for a very real purpose. Such is the case with the story below. It deals with bullying, which can have the worst possible consequences.

Where are we a year after Newtown?

December 16, 2013 by

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Some important things have happened. States have stepped up efforts to get at the mental health issues involved in so many killings. More gun control groups have appeared but their successes so far are limited.

Shouldn’t the staffs of interview programs get more respect?

December 16, 2013 by

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Those behind the scenes in the media don’t get enough credit. The anchors of talk or interview programs are the ones out front and they deserve a lot of credit. But it takes many people to put together a

Contacting advertisers may be the best way to shut down broadcasters’ vitriol

December 13, 2013 by

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If you have a problem with a media personality, the best way to get your feelings noticed may be through advertisers. If those who market their products on these personalities’

Two Sunday shows show good judgment on Mandela

December 8, 2013 by

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Some of the Sunday shows went with their normal political guests today. Two exceptions were “Face the Nation” and “Meet the Press.” They devoted their entire hours to Nelson Mandela. Both with guests

Respect for Americans lacking on a minimum wage

December 8, 2013 by

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We’ve noted the fact that the minimum wage is inadequate for many people to stay above the poverty level. That topic led the discussion on ABC’s “This Week” this morning.

Congressman respects family on presidential run

December 8, 2013 by

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Rep. Rand Paul (R-KY) is one of the potential Republican presidential candidates in 2016. He says he hasn’t made a final decision about running. Today on “Fox News Sunday,” he said there are obvious

Kristol and Corker stretch the truth on Sunday shows

November 25, 2013 by

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While we were relaxing over the weekend, media people and politicans continued to justify our mission. The Sunday interview programs always seem to provide examples of misstatements and/or exaggerations. During a

Don’t encourage more violence by showing it on TV

November 21, 2013 by

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A pathetic series of assaults has occurred in New York city involving random people being punched in the face, in some cases knocked unconscious. Apparently, the perpetrators are calling it the

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