With C-SPAN suspension, yellow journalism has come full circle

Yellow journalism is not new in US media. It is actually part of the American reporting culture. Once perceived as a negative moment in US history, with C-SPAN’s suspension of an influential political editor, yellow journalism has come full circle. It’s been here for quite some time, but the suspension described as lasting “indefinitely” by the network is a strong indication politics and news media have become hands on actors, not just messengers, in our country’s political campaigns and elections. Continue reading “With C-SPAN suspension, yellow journalism has come full circle”

Five sources for you to dig up truth about people who want your vote

It’s not hard to find politics on TV, the Internet, or the radio. Anywhere media exist, there’s a politics lifeline. One reason lies in the value of the lobbying industry in the USA. Another lies in the activist industry. How do you know what to believe, considering the media’s track record dating many many years in the past? News media’s record is sordid at best. Continue reading “Five sources for you to dig up truth about people who want your vote”

My personal ‘poll’ on polls and what media get wrong

The phone rang, and this time, I was in no mood to get another random call after already getting a ‘your auto warranty’ and ‘your credit card rates’ offers.

On the other end of the line was a person who sounded young. He was doing a poll, and he asked me if I’d participate.

As we say sometimes in the South, I blew a gasket. Continue reading “My personal ‘poll’ on polls and what media get wrong”

Ten questions media should ask and bureaucrats should answer about COVID-19

If you read news daily, you may come to a conclusion I’ve come to. Most media are so busy doing ‘gotcha’ clickbait stories, it’s hard to find useful information about the Coronavirus aka COVID-19. For instance, one thing that bugs me involves the testing. Continue reading “Ten questions media should ask and bureaucrats should answer about COVID-19”

Outrage towards Chase Rice and others but praise for leader presiding over 31,000+ deaths?

Chase Rice, whose music is most kindly described as new country, faced outrage after doing a concert in Tennessee this past weekend. Someone posted video and social media erupted after numerous fans hugging the stage were shown in close proximity.  Predictably many of the fans were young women disregarding the current pandemic. Continue reading “Outrage towards Chase Rice and others but praise for leader presiding over 31,000+ deaths?”