Category Archives: Media

The Admirable Loyalty of Robert Downey Jr.

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The other day, I was listening to the radio when I heard an announcer bring up the topic of a new “Iron Man” movie. Being that Iron Man was my absolute favorite superhero when I was a kid (I had at least 50 Iron Man comic books in my collection), along with the fact that…

Ratings at MSNBC Hit Record Lows — Is This Bad News for Democrats?

We live in a country where the more liberal candidate for president has won the popular vote in 5 of the last 6 elections. (Obama twice, Clinton twice and Gore beat Bush once in the popular vote.) And since people who are interested in politics usually seek out a place on the media dial where…

Politically Correct Journalism

The subject on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” was Ebola, or more precisely how the media have been covering the story. The show’s host, Brian Stelter, formerly of the New York Times, was talking about the best coverage on television and the worst. And no surprise, since Stelter often sees things through a liberal lens, he found…

Terrorists Get to Air Grievances — at an Icon of American Culture

On October 7, 1985 four terrorists from the Palestinian Liberation Front hijacked the cruise ship Achille Lauro off the coast of Egypt. They held the passengers and crew hostage and demanded the release of 50 Palestinian prisoners held in Israel. They also wanted the Syrian government to let them dock at the port of Tartus….

Careful About What You Say: The Speech Police Are Listening

You may have heard about the radio play-by-play man for the San Francisco 49ers who got into trouble for saying things you’re apparently not allowed to say. The broadcaster, Ted Robinson, was a guest on a radio show and uttered these words about football player Ray Rice’s then fiancée (and now wife), who by now…

Bulletin: A NYT Columnist Hears Chants for Blood — from (Gasp!) Conservatives

The other day, New York Times columnist Tom Friedman wrote that, “ISIS is awful but is not a threat to America’s homeland.” Let’s hope he’s right, but who thought Al Qaeda was a threat to America’s homeland – until it was? The fact is that hundreds of Americans and British young men have signed on…

The Elite Liberal Softer Kind of Racism

I don’t know what happened in Ferguson, Missouri between the cop and the kid. And neither do you. When I covered hard news I saw cops who crossed the line and I saw kids who started trouble. So let’s not jump to conclusions. But what do you think the reaction in Ferguson would have been…

A Few Words About a Friend Who Changed My Life

On February 8, 1996 I got a phone call that changed the course of my life. The call was from a fella named Jerry Kelley, a building contractor who was born and raised in Enterprise, Alabama and made Gomer Pyle sound like Laurence Olivier. Jerry had repaired my house in Miami after Hurricane Andrew blew…