| Feb 15, 2014
To someone who has been engaged for most of his life in both politics and the media, the parallel story lines of Chris Christie and Rupert Murdoch are fascinating. Both hold reputations as tough, hard-fisted taskmasters — brilliant, successful, in...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Baltimore has been the backdrop for so many historic moments -- the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner, Edgar Allan Poe's last bar crawl.
Now, we can add another to the list.
It was here, in 2005, that the love triangle among British actors Daniel...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 1:04 PM
And so, the inevitable has finally become the official with the announcement from Fox News today that Dr. Ben Carson, the Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon turned conservative pundit, has become a paid contributor.
Carson "is a brilliant neurosurgeon who has...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 5:11 PM
The Baltimore Sun's owner said Wednesday that it plans to spin off its newspapers as a separate company, the latest move in the Tribune Co.'s effort to focus on the more profitable broadcasting industry.
Chicago-based Tribune said its publishing assets,...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 6:27 PM
Much of Friday's political-media online chatter was focused on Fox news hiring failed presidential candidate and pizza executive Herman Cain as a political analyst.
But the big story that seemed to mostly sail under the radar was the embattled channel's...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 8:48 PM
The last day of 2012 is the first of a new era for Tribune Co.
After spending more than four years embroiled in a contentious Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, the reorganized Chicago-based media company will emerge Monday under new owners and a newly...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 5:14 AM
While much is being made of Karl Rove's post-election return to the air this week on Fox, I don't think that's really the news that matters these days at Rupert Murdoch's channel.
Reflecting in a way the very post-election GOP malaise that they...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 5:41 PM
The possibility that the Tribune Co. will sell its newspapers after an imminent exit from bankruptcy has set off a new round of speculation about The Baltimore Sun's future ownership — along with expressions of interest from potential buyers....
| Apr 26, 2013
| 6:10 PM
One of the driving principles in the live and late-breaking world of TV news is to just keep moving on. Don’t dwell too long on yesterday’s mistakes, or you’ll miss today’s big story.
But the mistakes made by social media and...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 4:17 AM
In stepping down last week as a speaker at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine commencement, Dr. Ben Carson again took on the role of media/culture critic and martyr to "political correctness."
"Someday in the future, it is my hope and prayer that...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 11:31 AM
Stan Honey has spent much of the past two decades living a double life — as a computer graphics innovator who made televised sports more easily watchable for the casual fan and as a master yachtsman who navigated large boats to a long list of...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 10:20 AM
There is no TV genre more problematic than docudrama. And Sunday's premiere of "SEAL Team Six," which claims to be the true, inside story of the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, is as problematic as they come.
The core issues all grow from the...