Late Night: One Dimensional Press, One Dimensional Policy

By: Wednesday July 23, 2014 8:00 pm

There’s a fundamental problem in our world today: neither our governments nor our press are doing their jobs. Both groups seem to be working for someone else, because governments are either trying to conceal their motives (hence their love for secrecy) or they try to obfuscate by presenting a false motive for their actions. The press is worse than useless, because they go along with the desire of the politicians to hide their motives and conceal their bad behavior from the people. The press behaves more like a cheering section than “the fourth estate,” whose job is to inform the people. As the old champions die off or retire, they are not being replaced. The news media are more concerned with entertaining their audience than they are with informing them. Poor show, as the Brits would say! Shame on you!

 

17 Percent Now Oppose Obamacare for Not Being Liberal Enough

By: Wednesday July 23, 2014 12:09 pm

With over half a year since the exchanges opened the American people have gotten plenty of time to judge the new health care law based on real world experiences and they continue to dislike it.

Hillary Clinton Is Taking a Wait-and-See Approach on Marijuana Legalization

By: Wednesday June 18, 2014 8:32 am

Hopefully, this is only the beginning of Clinton’s evolution on the topic. By the time she is actually running for President it is likely at least two more states will have legalized marijuana and the issue will qualify for the ballot in half a dozen other states.

Jake Tapper Puts Out George W. Bush Puff Piece

By: Friday May 2, 2014 11:28 am

It is no surprise that Bush agreed to this complimentary interview, what still makes no sense is why was CNN interested?

CNN Host Engages in Gatekeeping, Dismisses Key Aspect of Liz Wahl’s Resignation in Interview With Her

By: Monday March 24, 2014 7:55 am

CNN’s Brian Stelter effectively did is play a role as a gatekeeper. He decided during the segment that a possibly significant and interesting aspect to Liz Wahl’s resignation—her link to a senior fellow at a neoconservative foreign policy think tank—was unimportant to understanding the story of Wahl. He disregarded the work of journalists, who chose to cover something no one in US media had thought to ask questions about before having Wahl on their programs.

Sally Kohn Goes to Jail: Another Way to Take On SXSW

By: Saturday March 15, 2014 7:45 am

Why do folks go to SXSW?

Film, music, interactive– the festival is broken up into different portions so you can select when to show up based on what you want to spend your time doing. No matter when you go, there are parties aplenty and there’s even a real life Mario Kart!

But not Sally Kohn.

What the US Media’s Celebration of Protesting RT Anchors Conveniently Ignores

By: Thursday March 6, 2014 9:20 am

In the past few days, the Russian state-funded media organization, RT, has had two of its staff members express some level of protest against the editorial line of the organization and how it is currently covering the Russia-Ukraine “crisis” that has been unfolding.

Late Night: Piers Morgan’s Replacement? How About Robbie Rist!

By: Tuesday February 25, 2014 8:00 pm

With the (not soon enough for my taste) departure of Piers Morgan, CNN is gonna need to fill that slot. Larry King says he’s willing to come back but seriously, zzzzz.  The slightly younger Jay Leno’s available, but how about going with someone who has Gen X, Y, Z and Baby Boomer recognition? Someone who knows how to interview, who has the name and connections to draw viewers? Someone who co-starred in one of 2013′s most talked about films?

Late Night: MENA Mashup: Al-Assad, Kerry, Khamenei, and, McCain

By: Monday February 17, 2014 8:00 pm

It seems the cocktail circuit crew has a new ‘leader’.

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