December 14, 2019
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The Age of the Double Standard

Applying a double standard means minimizing or overlooking the lapses in logic or ethics of people we like or agree with, while magnifying those of people we dislike or disagree with. Logic condemns double standards because they constitute unsound...

The Sudden Firing of Bill O’Reilly

The full story concerning O’Reilly’s firing is not yet complete, so fairness demands that any judgment of the man be tentative and carefully qualified. A safe place to start such analysis is with general observations about scandal in high places...

The Media’s Role in Social Discord

In late March, 2017, a 14 year old Rockville, MD girl was allegedly dragged into a school bathroom and raped by two illegal immigrants from Central America, one 18 years old and the other 17, both freshmen at the school. Although the story was...

Our Media is Stuck in Talk

If you have ever watched some TV programs, they tend to repeat themselves. “Jerry Springer” for example, seems to feature the same demented people who have lost direction in their life and who search for love in their life in all the wrong places...

Memo from the National Liberal Journalists’ Association

[Author’s note: The sender of the following memo evidently mistook me for an NLJA member] Dear NLJA member: I needn’t tell you what a difficult time we liberals have had since the 2016 election was decided. That fact makes it all the more urgent...

My Political Disgust

Call me a malcontent, if you wish, but I am disgusted with most politicians, their paid spokespeople, and the media that both cover them, in the journalistic sense, and provide cover for many of them, in the lickspittle sense. I am disgusted with...

The Real Media Scandal

The Real Media Scandal

I have often mentioned an important news story to dedicated news watchers, only to have them respond, “I didn’t know that.” They no doubt assume that if something important happens, it will be reported. Years ago that assumption was warranted. It no...

How Reliable Are Your News Sources?

Like millions of other Americans, you will be soon making your election choices based on what you read and hear in the news, so it’s a good time to determine whether your news sources are thorough, fair, and objective. The question is, what is the...

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