| Nov 21, 2011
| 11:14 AM
Since others like Mediaite and Eric Wemple in the Washington Post have commented on my denunciation of NBC News on CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday for hiring the woefully unqualified Chelsea Clinton as a special correspondent, I guess I better explain how...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 5:42 AM
Based on the number of televised GOP candidate debates in 2008, we are just about halfway through the process with tonight's CNN-hosted debate on foreign policy.
I am encouraged by the big audiences of up to 6 million tuning in for some of the debates....
| Nov 28, 2011
| 6:22 PM
Joan Zellers says her granddaughters will forever remember this year's Christmas parade as the one when "Frosty got busted."
They were standing Saturday morning on High Street in Chestertown, watching the annual holiday parade march by, when the big...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 9:45 AM
The writer from Marriottsville must have thrown a shoulder out of joint congratulating herself on detecting media bias in The Sun due to the alleged under-reporting of Rep. Nancy Pelosi's ethical difficulties concerning insider information ("Sun...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Let the first word be one of compassion.
For anyone who has a loved one missing, Godspeed the day of that person's safe return. Or failing that, Godspeed the bitter satisfaction of knowing his or her fate. To have someone you love vanish is, one...
| Dec 11, 2011
| 4:18 PM
Republican Gov. Robert McDonnell of Virginia made no secret about who he thought should win Maryland's 2010 gubernatorial campaign. It wasn't Martin O'Malley.
Yet two months after O'Malley, a Democrat, sailed to victory, McDonnell showed up in...
| Dec 17, 2011
| 8:29 PM
I'm coming back to work after a much-needed week away, and I am starting with a busy day Sunday that opens in Washington at CNN's "Reliable Sources."
Host Howard Kurtz has a very strong lineup this week. Here's his description from the CNN website:...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 8:49 AM
During the economic meltdown of 2008, I was appalled by the emotional, rollercoaster, histrionic, fact-lacking "coverage" from such cable-TV business analysts as Jim Cramer (CNBC) and Ali Velshi (CNN).
I thought TV coverage during that crucial time in...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 10:11 AM
Last year when CNN was talking about hiring Eliot Spitzer and Piers Morgan, I expressed my dismay at the way in which both could harm the credibility that the channel had steadfastly built through its journalism.
Spitzer did prove to be an...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 8:42 AM
The Washington Post used to have the best media reporter in the country in Howard Kurtz.
Now it was Erik Wemple writing what the paper calls "a reported opinion blog on news media."
I'll leave it to others to speculate on what that might suggest about...
| Aug 19, 2011
A moment ago, I Googled "Ron Paul ignored by media" and came up with 9,222 links. That's a lot of stories about someone being ignored. Here's what happened.
In last weekend's Iowa Straw Poll of GOP presidential candidates, the Texas congressman had an...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 6:02 AM
Forget the broadcast networks of ABC, NBC and CBS.
And forget PBS, too, unless you are part of the minority that doesn't have cable or online access. Public television simply doesn't have the resources any longer to do any kind of original, first-rate...