Category Archives: Blaming the Press

The Last Saturday Night

In January 1976 – a long time ago – Saturday Night topped the charts – a feel-good song recorded by the Scottish pop-rock band Bay City Rollers – the “tartan teen sensations from Edinburgh” as they were known, and then forgotten. The song was awful, … Continue reading

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The News That Was Almost Shut Out

There’s a variation of it in every high-tech action-adventure movie – the hero, against all odds, has made his way to where the very bad thing is. Oh, it may be a nuclear bomb about to blow up New York … Continue reading

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Pretending the Press Is What You Think It Should Be

It is probably right to assume that those who work in the news business – the folks at the Associated Press and Reuters, in broadcast and cable news, and the few remaining people who work for newspapers – refer to … Continue reading

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The Bailout as Seen from Boston, Paris, Atlanta and Los Angeles

The fallout continues from Sarah Palin claiming she opposed that famous bridge to nowhere, and that new McCain-Palin ad – the Original Mavericks – where the claim is that “she stopped the bridge to nowhere.” She did, all by herself, … Continue reading

Posted in Amtrak, Blaming the Press, Charlie Black, Complexity, Economic Issues, Economic Meltdown, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Home Ownership, Journalism, McCain's Palin Gamble, Palin Lies, Palin Under Wraps, Palin Unqualified, Qualifications to be President, The Bridge to Nowhere | 2 Comments