One side is primarily playing to history, while the other is playing to right-wing cable TV and President Donald J. Trump’s base. That’s the media story within the televised impeachment trial of Mr. Trump in the Senate this week.
Being an incumbent is generally considered a tremendous asset when it comes to getting free media during an election. But it might be just the opposite when it comes to running for mayor in a city as beleaguered as Baltimore.
A first look at Thiru Vignarajah, whose media effort stands out in a crowded field at this early point in the race. He announced a $100,000 media buy last month that has him on local TV, radio and social media.
I’ve gone global in my holiday viewing, watching mainly series made in other countries and dealing with other cultures. Here are five series that not only totally engaged me with their storytelling, but also opened my mind to new ideas and made me care about people and places that in some cases had not been on my radar.
While there has been more political coverage than ever on TV in 2019, the question that demands not just being asked but also honestly discussed is whether all that television time and talk has made any real-world difference.
Sinclair Broadcast Group’s decision this week to remove former Trump aide turned political analyst Boris Epshteyn from its airwaves is good news, no two ways about it. But I am not near being ready to buy the spin being sold with the cancellation, claiming the company is moving away from commentary to make way for more fact-based local news and investigative journalism.
Sinclair cancels commentaries by Boris Epshteyn, chief political analyst. Epshteyn’s servile pro-Trump commentaries were a source of widespread criticism of the Hunt-Valley-based broadcaster since he joined the company in 2017.
Baltimore TV news needs to get better if this city is ever going to improve. And I see little evidence that any of the major stations here are committed to making that happen. An outside review agrees.
Jim Jordan is the perfect choice to be the face of the Republican Party in the impeachment hearings, representative of those who have put on moral blinders and pledged their allegiance to President Trump.