Archive for the ‘News Media’ Category

May 29th, 2020 - 10:15 am § in America, News Media, Racism

Police arrest non-white CNN crew covering Minneapolis riots

They had been complying with police orders. They were in a relatively peaceful area under police control. A nearby white CNN crew was not molested. The police lied about why they were arrested. They were released about an hour later after the governor intervened. Read story here.[...]

February 21st, 2020 - 1:29 am § in America, Hypocrisy, News Media, The Ave Scene

Amazon Care … it begins here in Seattle

American healthcare is a mess .. a tree loaded with overripe apples waiting for some smart farmer ! Jeff  Bezos may be that farmer! While the Democrats debate varous vertsons of government funded Medicare for all, the corporate world may be making that program obsolete.  Over a year ago Bezos got [...]

December 13th, 2019 - 12:28 pm § in Donald Trump, News Media

The Trials of Donald Trump ….. the cast of characters gets even bigger.

The Impeachment of el Donald might as well be a Netflix series with many subplots. As the process moves to the GOP dominated Senate, another set of characters .. The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to enter the plot. along with the New York State prosecutor and the Chair of the House Ways and Means [&h[...]

November 14th, 2019 - 10:31 am § in Jews, News Media

Poll: Over half of Blue and White’s voters support Including Arab Parties in Coalition!

  Israel Hayom reports.   Some 52% of Blue and White would support the party sitting with the Joint Arab List in a coalition, a Monday poll by Army Radio found.  The data showed that 44% of Blue and White voters opposed such a move, a figure Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich (Nationa[...]

November 1st, 2019 - 12:57 pm § in News Media

Fox News vs. North Korean state television:

Can you see a difference?[...]

October 11th, 2019 - 3:35 pm § in News Media

“You’re fired!”

Shepard Smith sacks Fox News — or was it the other way around?? Fed up with Fox’s talking heads constantly undermining its own news division, Shepard Smith asked to be released from his contract and walked away from his job as Fox’s top news anchor. At least, that’s how the s[...]

June 30th, 2019 - 6:51 pm § in News Media

Fox’s Tucker Carlson dismisses murders of journalists and dissidents

“You’ve got to be honest about what it means to lead a country, it means killing people.” That’s what Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Sunday while appearing on “Fox & Friends” from his perch in South Korea after “witnessing president Trump become the first[...]

June 14th, 2019 - 8:08 am § in Misc., News Media

Confession: Game of Thrones


May 11th, 2019 - 1:51 am § in China, Economics, News Media

Insights into China

As China emerges as a dominant global economic power, I find few places where I can read objective material of the new superpower. Two that I value are The Economist and Quartz. QUARTZ: Dear readers, SUBSCRIBE TO QUARTZ China is battling the United States to become the largest economy in the world, [...]

April 27th, 2019 - 10:08 am § in News Media

Another Newspaper Dies

As the election of 2020 approaches, the Des Moines Register should be coming into its quadrennial glory.  As Iowa’s top paper, the Register has been a key guide to the how and who the Iowa caucuses would nominate the next President of the US.  Now, it is likely that the Register will be gutt[...]