| Nov 16, 2012
As the dust settles in the wake of the latest presidential election, where can the open-minded voter turn these days for reasonably unbiased analysis and commentary on the state of political affairs?
It's a challenge in this era of talk radio and cable...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 3:01 AM
CNN was the place to be on cable TV Wednesday night if you wanted context and perspective on President Barack Obama's prime-time address on how and when American troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan.
In the wake of the speech, anchor Wolf Blitzer...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 5:51 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malleycontinued his national media blitz Tuesday night with an appearance on MSNBC's"The Ed Show," taking the opportunity to bash former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and the Republican budget plan authored by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 6:00 AM
The news media's lack of analysis regarding the policy proposals of the leading presidential candidates is disheartening. The media have relinquished their responsibilities to inform the public; instead, they have become entertainment impresarios, hailing...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 3:23 AM
With a caucus vote so close that the cable channels had to wait until all the votes were finally tallied at 2:34 a.m. Wednesday to declare a winner, Iowa was no place to be Tuesday night for media amateurs and ideologues.
Which is to say there was only...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 8:40 AM
I have a million other things to write about, and about 500,000 of them have been rightfully ordered up by editors.
Despite that, and a growing momentum this Friday night in Baltimore that nothing matters in the world except the Ravens playoff game...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 7:18 AM
MSNBC is built on a lie, and it's one that the cable channel is never going to be able escape as long as sticks to its leftist ideological guns.
That's what I kept thinking as I watched Keith Olbermann's strange, coded, wink-wink interview with Cenk...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 3:00 AM
When one writes about moral convictions, it's probably a good idea to consistently live up to them. That way people can still disagree with your convictions, but they have a difficult time accusing you of hypocrisy.
Last week at the Conservative...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
With print news migrating to a Web environment that's as motivated by traffic as TV is by ratings, the time is fast approaching when anyone who dares criticize media excess will be immediately open to charges of hypocrisy.
To that I say: Send in the...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 5:33 AM
Rachel Maddow, political commentator and TV host, is 41 today.
Maddow attended Stanford before receiving a Rhodes Scholarship, going to Lincoln College, Oxford. This made here the first openly gay or lesbian American to win an international Rhodes...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 4:31 PM
What is it about TV news anchors and reporters stampeding to play themselves in fictional movies and TV shows? Do they think they don't get enough screen time doing, you know, their real jobs?
This habit has blotted the reputations of TV journalists for...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Piers Morgan out, Ronan Farrow in.
On Sunday, CNN confirmed that "Piers Morgan Live" will be ending next month, proving that a large Twitter following and pedigree of minor non-journalistic celebrity (though a former editor, Morgan, 48, was mostly known...