The Time to Vet Candidates is BEFORE the Election, Reporters

Have you heard what’s happening in Virginia lately? The political leadership of the state is melting down. All because the press apparently failed to do its job before these bozos were elected. Of course, the national news media has been … Continue reading

Journalists: You Need to Do Your Job!

It’s really past time for the American press to do their goddamn job, at least when it comes to politics. The American electorate needs a press that informs us properly, so we can know the things we need to know. … Continue reading

The Trumpian War on the Press

There seems to be some confusion about Donald Trump’s war on the press, so let’s clear up a few things. First of all, don’t believe anyone who says they think Trump’s hatred of the press is part of any sort … Continue reading

Glenn Greenwald’s Latest Shows Nothing’s Changed.

Thought he’s been relatively quietly peddling his own faux “progressive” drivel to the select few who read his inane blogging on “The Intercept,” for the most part, professional bullshit artist Glenn Greenwald is back at it again. This time, he … Continue reading

Where is the Press?

Let’s recap, shall we? In the course of less than a week, the “president” has insulted allies like Canada and France, he has demanded that Russia be re-admitted to the G-7 with no conditions whatsoever because he thought his buddy … Continue reading

Calling Trump a Liar: Cut the Crap, Maggie

Let’s talk about the press for a moment… There needs to be an overhaul of journalism classes and training, to reflect changes in the world in recent years. I say this because relatively skilled journalists seem confused on exactly what … Continue reading

Why Don’t More Journalists Do This?

I am almost halfway through Michael Wolff’s blockbuster book, “Fire & Fury,” and the first thing I will tell you is, it’s not that well-written. Of course, given that he was writing about a White House full of cronies, sycophants … Continue reading

The Open Corruption of Donald J. Trump

One of the most underreported stories of the Trump era has to be Lord Donny’s complete abolition of any sort of decorum when it comes to the federal government. It’s not just the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution; there are … Continue reading

Fixing the Problem With the Press

For some reason, I found myself awake earlier than usual this morning. Perhaps I was eager to begin the new year or something; who knows. Whatever the reason, I started perusing my Twitter feed. There, I once again came across … Continue reading

The Free Press Needs to Be Responsible

You know, it’s a funny thing about Americans… We are all aware that we have rights under the Constitution and many of us are hypersensitive about those whom we envision as usurping those rights. Unfortunately, a great many of us don’t … Continue reading

Mourning Journalism

See, here’s the thing… I write a blog. Actually, to be truthful, I write a lot of blogs. You don’t know where a lot of them are because I ghostwrite them, but that’s another story. The point is, I write … Continue reading

Objective vs. “Fair and Balanced”: How the Press Fails Us

There is a crisis in our journalism, and it’s something that has to be taken care of right now. I don’t know what is being taught in journalism classes these days, but given that I spent the better part of … Continue reading

Select Your Media Like Underwear

I get it, I really do. Like many of you, I grew up at a time when we were lucky to have access to a few newspapers, a couple of half-hour news programs each evening and maybe, if we lived … Continue reading

Guest (Re)Post: @SueinRockville on the Importance of a Reliable Media

Originally posted at Daily Kos: This Radio Saved over 750 Lives & The Essential Role of Truth & Accuracy in Media By MeemaSue Monday Sep 05, 2016 #TurnThemALLOff #FalseEquivalencies Doesn’t look like much, does it? When: Early Evening in the … Continue reading

Guest Post – Mary Lyon: My Beloved AP’s Epic Fail

by Mary Lyon, award-winning reporter and writer Listening to Donald Trump’s latest blathering in Manchester, New Hampshire sent a brand new set of chills racing down my spine. His riffing off a recent Associated Press story about purported malfeasance between … Continue reading