Category Archives: Media

What Jon Stewart Didn’t Ask Jimmy Carter

Former President Jimmy Carter was a guest on the Daily Show recently and when the subject turned to Paris and Islamic violence in general, Mr. Carter said this about root causes: “Well, one of the origins for it is the Palestinian problem. And this aggravates people who are affiliated in any way with the Arab…

Radical Muslims Attack Paris — and Freedom Everywhere

On September 30, 2005 a newspaper in Denmark Jyllands-Posten published an article under the headline, “The face of Muhammad” – an article that included 12 cartoons of the prophet. Here is some of what Danish journalist Flemming Rose said in his newspaper: “Modern, secular society is rejected by some Muslims. They demand a special position,…

Even Opinion Journalism Needs To Be Fair

The New York Times editorial began like this: “For most people, Ferguson, Mo., will be remembered for one awful August afternoon, when a white police officer there shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown. That’s one way to put it. Here’s another: “For most people, Ferguson, Mo., will be remembered for one awful…

The Fox News Christmas Dinner Conversation

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Every year on Christmas Eve, after an early church service, my family heads over to a local restaurant for dinner with some friends and their families. It’s an event we always look forward to, and this year was no exception. After appetizers were placed on our table, and many of us were engaged in separate…

CNN is Desperate …

This just in: CNN is a disgrace. It’s worse than even I thought. On a recent Saturday afternoon, on the broadcast, “CNN Newsroom” the anchors were talking about the demonstrations that followed the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner on Staten Island, New York. After showing video of demonstrations in New…

What is the Responsibility of a Journalist?

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Last week, I was perusing Twitter when I stumbled across a brief but interesting conversation between two nationally-known news figures. Ron Fournier, National Journal columnist and frequent member of Fox News’ Special Report panel, wrote that he was taping a quote from Marty Kaiser, a newsman from the Pulitzer Prize-winning Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, to his…

Ferguson … and the Time Machine to the Glory Days

For all those young, liberal journalists who weren’t around to cover one of the most important stories of our time – the struggle for civil rights in the 1960s – the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer gave them the opportunity to jump into the time machine and do their…

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…