Posts Tagged ‘Fox News’

“One-Hundred and Counting!”

This is my 100th article published on Huffington Post.

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It hasn’t been 100 days, or 100 years, or even 100 victories.

But each one has been a victory even though it’s not tied to seasons, or sobriety, or jail time. It’s not historical or record breaking, but each is painstakenly researched, often prescient, generally significant, and usually relevant.

What, then, is it?

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“Isolated From the Truth”

America’s news organizations are failing the people!

Journalism in America has become as big a problem for the country as Congress. Media conglomerates’ fail to meet their obligations under the Constitution of the United States. It’s almost impossible to escape their control of the news content. And it’s getting worse.

Their failure has left the nation vulnerable to an historical decline.

Freedom of the press was included in the 1st Amendment by the founders as a check on government to insure the preservation of our democracy.

Is our precious democracy at risk?

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“What If He Wasn’t Black?”

Are Americans’ opinion of the President influenced by race?

It’s a question that must be broached when assessing the job President Barack Obama has done and whether he’s deserving of another four year term.

When the people elected Obama they were hungry for change, tired of partisan politics, aware of failing banks and a financial crisis driving us into recession, weary of endless wars in the middle-east, and losing jobs at the highest rate in over 70 years.

Barack Obama, unlike John McCain, represented hope and change; a chance to restore America to its past glory.

So, how has he done?

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“The Failure of the 4th Estate”

Media conglomerates are destroying American democracy!

Giant media corporations have altered the concept of a ‘Free Press.’ Their failure to uphold the tenets of the 4th estate is contributing to the erosion of our precious democracy.

The problem lies in ownership, or lack thereof.

We, ‘the people,’ no longer own the airwaves having allowed Congress to sell that freedom to profit hungry media groups—inextricably obligated to their investors—creating a press that is no longer free, and, in many cases, conspiratorial in the attempts to tear down democracy.

Both weakness and bias in the media have been obvious for a considerable time but no one wants to attack it straight on!

Have we abandoned the search for truth—bowing to the hunt for profits?

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“A ‘Real’ Grass Roots Movement”

This article has been posted on The Huffington Post and is available to read and comment on. Click on the link to read it on Huff Post.

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Saturday’s welcome home gathering in Madison, Wisconsin was the ‘real’ thing!

Ostensibly overshadowed by the events in Japan, uncovered by a weak media, more than 100,000 Americans gathered in Madison, Wisconsin  a week ago to welcome the 14 heroic Democrat Senators home.

Granted, the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear uncertainty in Japan was front page news—the heart-wrenching devastation deserving extensive coverage—but the return home in Wisconsin was equally important to our politics here in the United States.

Something was happening in Wisconsin that is important to the discourse in this country. And, as usual, the overall media failed in its job.

Far larger and more ‘real’ than the ‘Tea Party’ events, the welcome home demonstration received far less coverage than the ‘manufactured’ tea party gatherings.

Why is that?

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Quick Hit: “Bernie Goldfarb, The Laughter Never Stops!”

Last week, on one of his shows, Jon Stewart did what he does best. He exposes people and organizations for their stupidity.

Once again it was the faux journalists from Fox’s fair and unbalanced news shows. One of the featured characters, Bernie Goldfarb, took offense and called out Jon for his comedic sarcasm and explains to Jon that if he wants to be a “Social Commentator” he needs to find some guts.

Obviously Bernie learned nothing from Stewart’s embarrassing dissection of Jim Cramer. If he had he surely wouldn’t have made the mistake that Cramer made. But you have to say it took guts for Bernie to spar with “The Great One.” This exchange is equally entertaining. You gotta watch it.

Seriously, Bernie, to generalize in your diatribe that I, as a viewer of the daily show, am unsafisticated and will laff at anything he says is truly an insult and uncalled for. I represent that remark. Generally speaking, Bernie, I think, as a 62 year old, intelligent caucasian, possessing an uncommon amount of common sense—an element seemingly absent from the tea party events—that I can determine when something is funny and when to laugh.

I will admit, being a disabled veteran, (an amputee) that walking in circles is a little disturbing, even to me. But I’m sure that you won’t generalize that because I’m lacking a limb, “I’m not all there.”

Thank you, Bernie Goldfarb, for your insight. I’ll give it some thought when I watch The Daily Show tomorrow night searching vainly for some good social commentary.

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“The Tea Party: a Movement Running Out of Steam!”

What started out as a ‘Grass Roots’ movement is low on steam.

By definition grass roots is: ‘ordinary people regarded as the main body of an organization’s membership. Therefore, the ‘main body’ of the Tea Party is a collection of ordinary people with a common interest.

So what is the common interest of the members of this Tea Party: government spending, or taxation, or a return to the Constitution, or seeing President Obama’s birth certificate, or maybe the elevation of Sarah Palin?

Which ever it is, it is clearly evident that even the members of this ‘grass roots’ movement aren’t sure which it is.

From the moment of the first demonstrations, Tax Day, Wednesday, April 15th, it was evident that the movement was destined to struggle!

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