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 understand how rights work. The Constitution only protects us from

Press Discovers What We Knew All Along

So, finally… after the damage is done… NOW the press has figured out that there may be a problem with Trump’s (or any other narcissistic billionaire’s) massive conflicts of interest. In Saturday’s New York Times, A group of reporters finally seemed to notice that, well, Trump’s many overseas contacts and business

How to Stop the Spread of BS: Be a Better News Consumer

If there is one thing that is obvious during this, shal we say, unusual, election season, it is that the journalism profession is not what it once what. And yes, I blame the press itself, for the most part. However, we, the news consumers deserve just as much blame. Whereas

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 a blog. I use journalistic standards and I even use

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 a year working in the heart of a big city

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 Winter of 1945. Where: The Lodz Ghetto Slave Labor Camp.

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 Hillary Clinton’s service as Secretary of State and the Clinton

We’re Not Electing a Homecoming King/Queen

Once again, if you’re a “political junkie” who depends on what you laughingly refer to as “the mainstream media” for all of your information about the election, you are literally screwing yourself. That is not an exaggeration at all. Oh, sure, you can find the information you need if you look

Document Dumpers are Not “Heroes”

Just before the convention last week, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) had to deal with the release of thousands of emails through Julian Assange and Wikileaks. According to most sources investigating this matter, it is likely the hack that led to the email release was conducted by Russian intelligence, which