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This Woman’s Worth

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The mounting evidence of the NFL’s epidemic scourge of employing women and children batterers as highly paid professional football players has been a perfect storm resulting in my decision to boycott professional football.  

Worst Week Ever!: Sept. 10-16

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Al Franken was pretty funny back in the day — his Stuart Smalley character always kept you hoping for the day when he’d get high before talking to himself in the mirror and realize that he was never good enough and everybody hated him.  

Game Film

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2014
There is so much that is problematic with the NFL and the until-now largely unchecked and woefully under punished domestic violence of its players that it is dizzying to know where to start.  

Larry Flynt Was Right

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2014
What we see on TV is true but not accurate, accurate but not true. We see what happened but rarely what was going on.   

Media Musings From Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Poynter.org says Gannett — owner of The Enquirer, Louisville Courier-Journal and Indianapolis Star, among others — is reorganizing newsrooms, job and pay scales “to better attract an (online) audience of 25- to 45-year-olds.”
  

Cincinnati vs. The World 09.10.2014

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2014
A Catholic, all-girls high school in suburban Detroit fired a gay chemistry teacher after she announced she was pregnant in August.  

Larry Flynt Was Right

0 Comments · Thursday, September 4, 2014
Buried in old files from decades of teaching reporting and journalism ethics is a flyer mailed to local homes by pornographer Larry Flynt.   

Media Musings From Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Thursday, September 4, 2014
The killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown moved news media to recall similar lethal encounters between cops and unarmed black youths and men.   

Not Keeping Up with the Kardashians

0 Comments · Thursday, September 4, 2014
Keeping up with the Kardashians isn’t about reality. It’s pure plastic, pure phony baloney. It’s rich people who have done nothing to deserve that wealth and status and who think they have real problems and issues to deal with. They don’t.   

Judge Not

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 3, 2014
On Sept. 8, Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Marie Hunter will finally walk from the court of public opinion into the Hamilton County Common Pleas courtroom of Judge Norbert A. Nadel to defend herself, her reputation, her seat on the bench and, she’d tell us, her life’s work against nine felony charges.
  

Worst Week Ever!: Aug. 27-Sept. 2

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Kroger chairman and former CEO David Dillon recently opened up while at the Aspen Ideas Festival panel, keeping it realer than most would by stating that his $12.8 million pay package in 2013 was “ludicrous.”
  

Worst Week Ever!: Aug. 20-26

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The Internet is a wonderful place, full of important information and videos of people tripping over things in stores. It’s also a useful tool for starting viral trends, most of which don’t help anyone (selfies) but some that do (video of cops acting like dicks).  

A Tale of Two Cities (Part II)

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2014
As the days turn a way from Michael Brown’s funeral, thus finally laying to rest his thrice-autopsied young body, Ferguson, Missouri, is now — more than ever — ripe and ready for the change that can carry this predominantly black and woefully underemployed community forever forward.  

A Tale of Two Cities

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2014
You wouldn’t know it now to look at the so-fresh-and-so-clean-clean landscape where Timothy Thomas died and potentially thousands rioted, faced down cops in riot gear and incurred bean bag spray, rubber bullets, mace and mayhem, but we were once a bigger, more metropolitan version of Ferguson, Missouri, and our nighttime streets ran thick with anger, too.  

Worst Week Ever!: Aug. 13-19

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Local leaders seeking to renovate Music Hall and Union Terminal are running into predictable problems, principally that Republican Hamilton County commissioners believe in vetting massive historical renovation projects in their basements rather than relying on the expertise of area CEOs who kick it with Obama.