| Jul 16, 2011
| 9:49 PM
I have been thinking about media and public shame a lot lately. And events this week with Rupert Murdoch globally and Sheila Dixon locally have focused my troubled thoughts.
The litany of public figures who have been in the news lately for behaving...
| Dec 21, 2011
When famous folks majorly goof, apologies often follow. Unless you're Donald Trump. Here's our top five favorite mea culpas of the year.
5. "Also, I'm sorry for the confusion that I may of caused to those at the Coroner's office. Won't happen again,...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 3:00 AM
So it's official. No one really cares that Newt Gingrich is an egotistical, vainglorious scoundrel, at least where women are concerned. Sure, his ex-wife went on TV two days before the South...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 12:03 PM
As the scandal that sunk Rupert Murdoch's News of the World continued to unfold last week, one of the questions that loomed was whether there would be any fallout on this side of the Atlantic.
What most American analysts were wondering was whether...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 4:04 PM
Last Sunday, I wrote about the way in which British tabloid values had already taken root in American media and corroded the soul of our press.
I was challenging the conventional wisdom here that our journalistic standards are somehow vastly superior...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 9:40 AM
Andrew Breitbart. a conservative blogger who drew a large following with his rants against Hollywood excesses and "liberal journalism," has died at age 43.
Breitbart's career trajectory illustrated the speed of today's media world -- he moved rapidly...
| Aug 25, 2012
Your recent editorial attempted to link Rep. Todd Akin's stupid and hopefully career-ending comments about rape with the GOP's overall philosophy on women's rights, even though the entire GOP leadership, including Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan, have...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Letter writer Ron Wiring seeks to minimize the fallout from Rep. Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" comment by equating it with former Rep. Anthony Weiner sending pictures to admirers of his more-than-adequate abs swathed in a towel ("Neither party is...
| Feb 28, 2003
WASHINGTON - NASA's top official said yesterday that engineers' dire speculations while Columbia was in orbit were evaluated at the proper level, below top management, but that the space agency will review the decision-making process.
Speaking before the...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 5:15 PM
The adage that those who fail to study history are destined to repeat it apparently hasn't reached the Twittersphere.
British Cabinet minister Brooks Newmark tendered his resignation over the weekend after learning that the Sunday Mirror tabloid was...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 4:49 PM
National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell's first public attempt to address the domestic abuse scandal involving Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice could be judged a success but only by comparison with former President Richard Nixon's I-am-...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:30 AM
In the political strategy books, this rule might be filed under T.
As in Tammy. As in Wynette, to the tune of “Stand By Your Man.”
Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister, who last received national note when video surfaced of him kissing an...