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
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
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
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
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
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 in a really big metro area, an all-news radio station.
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.
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
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
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
I follow politics fairly closely, although in a way that is perhaps different than most of you. I don’t watch cable “news,” I listen to NPR occasionally and the only talk radio I listen to currently is the Stephanie Miller Show, although I do check out a few politically-oriented podcasts,
One very serious problem with the media narrative for this year’s election is that it doesn’t center on anything factual. Facts have given way to speculation and conjecture. Now, part of that is because there are so many aspects to this year’s election that we seem to have not seen
Those who know me really well know that I obsessively check everything before I say it. Of course, what they don’t always know is why I do that obsessively. I have been burned by “facts” enough times in my past that they are hard to count. And given that I
(Here’s another great post by SueinRockville, one of the brightest regular callers to the Stephanie Miller Show, who is also a mother, grandmother & former Director of a vibrant Preschool & Kindergarten as well as a Parent Educator for over 3 decades. Her background in early childhood development, education and
(Once again, Stephanie Miller Show caller, “Sue in Rockville,” tells it like it is about the Drumpf rallies and the violence, but mostly the worthlessness of our media. If you would like to post on this blog, drop me a line at pleasecutthecrap-at-gmail.com) On the morning of Friday, March 11
You know, to hear Republicans and many in the media tell it, one would think President Obama was just ignoring Daesh/ISIL and letting them get away with a lot of crap with impunity. In fact, given the media’s obsession with Donald Trump and the Zika virus, to the detriment of