One of the most troubling aspects of the gun debate in America is the amount of misinformation and half-truths being offered by people on both sides of this contentious issue. Two of the greatest offenders in this regard are CNN’s Piers Morgan and Ted Nugent. With Morgan he bandies about study results pointing to declining … Read more
But school and state policies meant to protect student privacy meant that no one fit the pieces together to reveal the terrible pattern. He just slipped through the cracks. After threatening suicide, he had even been hospitalized briefly and declared by a judge to be a danger to himself – but a loophole in the … Read more
February Huffington Post Robocall article by Jim Harris demonstrates the kind of slanted hyperbolic journalism one would only expect to see in the U.S.
I once heard a line in a episode of Family Guy that went if “I haven’t seen it then it is new to me.” It’s a great line that has always brought a smile to my face . . . perhaps I am too easily amused?! However, the February 27th, 2012 Huffington Post article “Harper … Read more
Today’s Washington Post headline “Woodward and Bernstein: 40 years after Watergate, Nixon was far worse than we thought” at once grabs your attention, while catapulting you to another time and place. If you were around during the Watergate era as I will call it and followed the proceedings that eventually led to Richard Nixon resigning … Read more
“Dad straps 4 kids to car hood and drives away, police say” reads one headline. “Drunken grandparents use SUV to tow girl in toy car, deputies say” proclaims another. With a recent segment of the Dr. Phil Show in which he interviewed a 12 year old girl who was invited to a sleep over party … Read more
After spending considerable time following the Limbaugh – Fluke controversy in the chat rooms and comment streams of the social media world one thing is clear . . . America needs to grow up, stop being petty and for goodness sake get an idea!
At the end of the day while improper and inflammatory . . . the Limbaugh – Fluke controversy pales in comparison to the problems the US faces in terms of an economy and education system that are slipping into a third world status, and a health care system marred by pharmaceutical company corruption and a … Read more
Limbaugh, Stewart, Maher and the like have come to symbolize lazy journalism . . . so why do we listen?
What’s amazing about the Limbaugh comments – in fact the discussion in general, regarding Ms. Fluke is that the state of the health care system overall has major problems that few seem to be addressing. For example, the prescription of anti-psychotic drugs accounted for the single largest expenditure put through Medicaid in 2006 (the last … Read more