Browsing All Posts filed under »Uncategorized«

A mixed bag of comments after Garner ruling

December 4, 2014 by

0

As we said last night,  we wanted to think before we gave our view about comments we heard after the decision not to indict a police officer in connection with Eric Garner’s death after he repeated more than ten times he couldn’t breathe. While the videotapes seemed to indicate an overreaction by the police, the […]

Violent language, social media threats before Supreme Court

December 1, 2014 by

0

It comes down to respect and civility. How carefully you need to watch your words on the Internet may be affected by a case the justices are now considering. The Court heard arguments today in the case of a Pennslvania man convicted of making threatening

To much CNN on the blog?

October 22, 2014 by

0

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 by

0

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.

Are we making a mistake with coverage of Fox News?

October 19, 2014 by

0

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 by

0

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 by

0

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.

The horror of the Israel-Hamas war

August 5, 2014 by

0

The conflict between Israel and Hamas has produced thousands of civilian deaths and untold destruction, not to mention the military casualties. It has also produced arguments that simply have no basis in reality. The saddest example of that played out on CNN Monday when Wolf Blitzer interviewed the chief spokesman for Hamas, Osama Hamdan.

Trump becomes a self-proclaimed infectious disease expert

August 2, 2014 by

0

Businessman Donald Trump has embarrassed himself on a number of occasions,  as we’ve documented (search Trump on our Home page). But this week, he entered a new realm.

Congress set for undeserved vacation

July 30, 2014 by

0

Legislators (a generous description) are set to go home for a five-week vacation after another non-productive session. While they generally approve some bills before leaving, that’s often because they don’t want to shorten their break by having to stay in Washington to complete their work.

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

July 28, 2014 by

0

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

0

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.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 51 other followers