| Oct 4, 2013
| 3:24 PM
I did something foolish last week. I spent at least four hours a day with cable TV news, starting Tuesday.
I was hoping for some information and clarity on two huge stories that were starting to unfold: the partial government shutdown and the launch...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Rep. Andy Harris used an appearance Monday on CNN's Crossfire to argue that the problems people are facing as they try to sign up for health insurance through Obamacare are only the beginning.
"Some things are just not fixable," said the Baltimore...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley is supposed to be Maryland's political TV star. Just ask him.
But it was Congressman Andy Harris who drew the bigger national audience in his appearance on CNN's "Crossfire."
When O'Malley "debated" Texas Gov. Rick Perry Sept....
| Oct 25, 2013
| 10:18 AM
It's the visual imagery that usually dictates how a story plays on TV — as well as how viewers perceive it.
And the image driving a story about Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler being at a beach party where underage drinking took...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:15 AM
President Barack Obama campaigned in Virginia on behalf of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAulife claiming that if the Republicans putting as much energy into bolstering Obamacare that they were putting into delaying it, the program would be up...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:22 AM
I will leave it to The Sun's political reporters to write about who "won" or "lost" this cooked-up and dumbed-down TV cartoon of a debate between Gov. Martin O'Malley and his Texas counterpart Rick Perry Wednesday on CNN's "Crossfire."
I am only here to...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Towson University alum Brian Stelter is leaving his job as media reporter at the New York Times to be senior media correspondent and host of "Reliable Sources" at CNN.
"I'll be reporting every day for CNN, CNNI, CNN.com, and I'll flow it all into...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 7:17 PM
I will leave it to the political reporters and analysts at The Sun to judge how Maryland Congressman Andy Harris did on CNN's "Crossfire" Monday night.
For my money, he did just fine in his debate on Obamacare, showing what an act-like-you-know...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 6:14 AM
Maybe it's just me, but a fundraising letter I received from CNN's Paul Begala last week struck me as emblematic of what's wrong when media are mixed with money and politics -- as they increasingly are these days at cable TV news channels in Washington....
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:56 PM
WASHINGTON -- The show was ostensibly focused on the legacy of President John F. Kennedy -- and the possibility of transformational change in politics and government.
But Sen. Ben Cardin, a Maryland Democrat, and Sen. Tim Scott, a South Carolina...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:30 AM
It seems that the state of South Dakota has a beef with Joan Jett.
Or a lack of beef, more accurately.
Jett, who spent her formative years in Rockville, is a vegetarian and an animal rights activist. She's so committed to animal rights that she's...