It is has been forever and a day since any of us have posted anything here. One of the more unfortunate aspects of the development of news coverage is what many have called the “echo chamber”. It is the Fox News and MSNBC of the blog world. My wife and I went to a play […]
First, some definitions I collected online, in no particular order: A person who craves media attention; someone who will apparently do anything to remain in the media spotlight. A media figure who will throw their mom under a bus and then sell her soul to get a ratings high. A person who has a psychological […]
New York dailies have some of the best headlines of any local paper. The Daily News is famous for abrasive language on their covers. After the government shutdown Monday night, here was the cover on Tuesday morning: Couldn’t have said it better myself.
If you haven’t had the opportunity, you should check out Thom Hartmann’s book Cracking the Code. Essentially, the book breaks down how politicians and political commentators are able to control what we might call the political narrative. Hartmann calls it “issue framing.” Dragon highlighted this by talking about Chuck Todd’s recent comments on Morning Joe. […]
On Wednesday’s Morning Joe, Chuck Todd made an offhand comment about how the White House had lost the messaging war about the Affordable Care Act, essentially admitting that Fox News and the Republicans had been successful at confusing the public to the point that many Americans did not understand it, and that the rest of […]
I’m already so sick the constant Perry Watch, and it’s only August 2011. We may have to get through MONTHS of this. If you do even a modicum of research, you’ll find an interesting article about “Brain Biases & News” and see that people who are deemed attractive by our shallow US standards generally are considered […]
Thanks to Shortstuff for the inspiration! Unlike many of the talking heads who now appear on various “news” shows, Edward R. Murrow was a journalist with integrity who not only fought for free speech, but for TRUTH in journalism as well. He once said at the RTNDA Convention in Chicago in 1958 to a group […]
This appeared on CNN’s Crossfire in 2004. Not much seems to have changed. We’re still grossly partisan as a nation (or at least the politicians are), and the media are still hacks. “I’m not your monkey” … Jon Stewart, I love you. As you know, CNN cancelled Crossfire in January of 2005 — more info […]