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Journalists need to be persistent when their questions aren’t answered

July 28, 2014 by

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The media has often been criticized for taking one side or another in a dispute. The current Middle East situation is a case in point. There have been accusations from both sides of favoritism, which is usually a sign that the media outlet, whether broadcast or print, is striking the proper balance overall. Nonetheless, one […]

No surprise: Hosts still showing disrespect

July 27, 2014 by

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Two of the broadcasters on our Shameful list converged this week when one insulted the other. It’s hardly worth sharing this except to point out that both show no signs of changing their ways. It started with an interview Sean Hannity did with a Palestinian representative.

Broadcaster deserved a longer suspension for vicious remarks

July 26, 2014 by

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Sometimes,  it takes a hit in the wallet to prompt action.  It seemed that way after a Boston broadcaster went off on NBC’s sports reporter, Erin Andrews last week. Kirk Minihane began his rant on WEEI radio by saying about Andrews,  “What a bi—.” But he was just getting started.

July 25, 2014 by

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Sometimes,  it takes a hit in the wallet to prompt action.  It seemed to be that way after a Boston broadcaster went off on NBC’s sports reporter, Erin Andrews last week. Kirk Minihane began his rant on WEEI by saying about Andrews,  “What a bi—.” But he was just getting started. “I hate her. What […]

Do Republicans want to win the White House?

July 23, 2014 by

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The way we see it, it’s hard to tell. Their comments continue to be centered on criticizing President Obama. But he won’t be running in 2016. Nevertheless, they seem to predominantly go after Mr. Obama. They seem to have not coalesced behind one Republican candidate. But it’s still early. However they don’t seem to be […]

Fox News continues on the fringes of journalism

July 22, 2014 by

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The lack of credibility and balance still haunts Fox News. This morning it played out during an interview with Sen.  James Inhofe,  Republican of Oklahoma.  The topic was the President’s foreign policy. 

Ho Hum … Another Middle East conflict (part 2)

July 20, 2014 by

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This is a continuation of a post three days ago about trying to change our mindset so we don’t take war, or any violence for that matter, for granted but rather try to do something about it. If you missed that post, here’s a link to it: http://respectinpolitics.org/2014/07/17/ho-hum-another-middle-east-conflict/ You may be wondering how I come […]

LeBron respects his ‘constituents'; Do politicians respect theirs?

July 14, 2014 by

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LeBron James explained his decision to return to Cleveland as the result of introspection.  He wrote in “Sports Illustrated” that he realized his priorities needed to change.

What happened to February through June posts?

June 30, 2014 by

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Let’s see. There are two main possibilities: 1) They were accidentally erased. 2) They were never written. WHich are you betting on? Answer: Number 2. It seems other issues reared their head and your faithful servant didn’t serve. We’ll do better now though the posts won’t be as regular as they were before. We think […]

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 […]

Our polarized discourse is dangerous

January 29, 2014 by

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It’s not an overstatement to say that rancor and insults have become all too common in the worlds of politics and media. The dilemma is how to make things better. Jeff Wilson of The Southern Illinoisan frames

Respect for Christie at stake with latest claims

January 19, 2014 by

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CNN’s “State of the Union” took up the latest charge of wrongdoing by the administration of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie this morning. Host Candy Crowley interviewed the mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey, who

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