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Latest twist in Adnan Syed story makes it even more media mighty

The news today of a Baltimore judge granting Adnan Syed's request for a new trial makes what was already a remarkable story even more of a media juggernaut. Today's judicial action reported for The Sun by Justin Fenton makes me think that before all is said and done in this case, we might have...

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  • How many fact checkers does it take to fact check Trump?

    Could fact checking Donald Trump really somehow be elitist? That's what I heard during a discussion I was part of CNN's "Reliable Sources" this week. I am wondering if there is anyone else who thinks that way. I admit in this video that something is happening in the culture, particularly with millennials,...

  • Fact-checking Trump

    Fact-checking Trump

    How many fact checkers does it take to fact check Donald Trump? That's the way CNN's Reliable Sources framer a a panel discussion on fact checking and the presidential race Sunday.  It was oen of two panels I was part of on tghe show. I especially liked what Angie Drobnic Holan, editorat Politifact,...

  • Jayne Miller among regional Emmy Award winners

    Jayne Miller among regional Emmy Award winners

    The 58th National Capital Chesapeake Bay Regional Emmy Awards ceremony was held in Baltimore on Saturday night. Jayne Miller, WBAL investigative reporter, received the Board of Governors Award. According to the chapter’s website, “Historically, the Board of Governors Award is presented for truly...

  • CNN hosts wide-open discussion on its hiring of Corey Lewandowski

    CNN hosts wide-open discussion on its hiring of Corey Lewandowski

    CNN today provided an honest platform for a wide-open discussion on its hiring of former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. I enjoyed being part of it. More importantly, I was greatly impressed by the way the channel handled it. No one tried in any way to influence what I wanted to say even...

  • Video's power, and limits, on display in Gray case, House sit-in

    Video's power, and limits, on display in Gray case, House sit-in

    Nearly every day, it seems, presents fresh evidence of video's growing power to change our lives — and of the limits and caveats to that power as well. This week brought more vivid examples with the acquittal of Officer Caesar Goodson in the death of Freddie Gray and the dramatic sit-in protest...

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  • Former 'Bachelor' turned Colorado politician?

    Former 'Bachelor' turned Colorado politician?

    Former "Bachelor" star Ben Higgins found love on the ABC reality show - and his next made-for-TV conquest might be even more of a challenge. The software salesman is mulling a run for a seat in the Colorado legislature, which would be documented in a new "Bachelor" franchise spin-off show announced...

  • The game of thronesiest episode yet: 5 thoughts recapping the 'Game of Thrones' season 6 finale

    The game of thronesiest episode yet: 5 thoughts recapping the 'Game of Thrones' season 6 finale

    Summer is coming. I repeat: Summer is coming, and it follows Sunday’s Game of Thronesiest “Game of Thrones” episode yet, no less. If you watched that television spectacle, then, you, like me, probably still have your eyes stuck to their most wide open. I will go to sleep tonight with visions of...

  • Could 'Veep's' election meltdown come true?

    Could 'Veep's' election meltdown come true?

    The entire fifth season of "Veep" has taken place in the speculative aftermath of an electoral college tie in a presidential election, which hasn't happened in real life in more than two centuries. In Sunday's episode, the show took it one step further, depicting a political conundrum that has...

  • Steve Smith Sr. to represent AFC offense on 'Celebrity Family Feud'

    Steve Smith Sr. to represent AFC offense on 'Celebrity Family Feud'

    Point values are tripled, we've got the top five answers on the board... Name an NFL player you'd like to see on "Family Feud." If your answer is Ravens receiver Steve Smith Sr., you're in luck. Smith will appear on the celebrity version of the famous television game show in an episode airing at...

  • Stephen Colbert show to air live during GOP, Democratic conventions

    Stephen Colbert show to air live during GOP, Democratic conventions

    Stephen Colbert will air two weeks of live programs during the Republican and Democratic conventions next month. CBS said Wednesday that Colbert will host the "Late Show" from his usual studio in New York City. The program will have an "on-air presence" in Cleveland and Philadelphia during the...

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