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Media Musings From Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
With good reason, the embarrassed FBI concedes that London’s daily Guardian does a better job of tracking killings by police in America. The latest examples are stunning.  

Slavery Is Hope

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Dr. Ben Carson, the first seriously viable black presidential candidate since Barack Obama, is obsessed with slavery.  

Copycat Crimes and Coverage

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
A common lapse involves “blackbird journalism.” It takes its name from birds sitting on a utility wire. When one flies off, the rest usually follow.   

Shattered Expectations

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Editor Kierna Mayo recently told CNN she did not get much sleep in the days leading up to the release of the November issue. That’s because the slaying of sacred cows requires as much mental fortitude as it does physical energy.  

One-Source Story Blues

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Repeat after me: Wall Street saved Main Street. Wall Street saved Main Street. That’s the mantra of the mainstream press and Wise White Men whom they always quote when events turn sour.  

On My Cane

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 14, 2015
I now walk on a cane full-time, and my new dependence on it has made the world — my world — a very small, level place.  

Worst Week Ever! Oct. 14-20

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 14, 2015
American educators subtly use weather as device to advance their work-from-home agenda; Enquirer seeks story idea help, looks to most gullible readers for suggestions; report commissioned by parks tax supporters finds parks tax is a great idea; gun owners near site of recent shooting spree ask public not to be upset by gun violence; Bengals win again, astrophysicist confirms this is real and not park of parallel universe
  

Routine 15

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Oregon is bewildering. The public massacre on the campus of Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, by yet another thrice-named, isolated white man, is as confusing as anything that has ever come out of Oregon.  

Worst Week Ever! Oct. 07-13

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Indian Republican shares sex video with contacts list, then shares resignation letter; your lack of grammar skills is keeping you from getting laid; hiring event in Africa hundreds of years ago filled many labor positions, according to textbook; overlord royal Hillary Clinton unveils gun control proposals; clothing retailer that featured lots of butts in advertisements ends up ass out
  

Exit Through the Gift Shop

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 30, 2015
It took the visit of the Holy Father, His Excellency the Pope for John Boehner to come to his senses and be the sacrificial lamb his Grand Old Party of Republican hard-hearts needed to advance their agenda.  

Journalists Dig into the Actual Police-Shooting Numbers

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Some serious journalists are counting people shot and killed by police and police who are murdered by people they are sworn to protect and serve.
  

Worst Week Ever! Sept. 30-Oct. 06

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Hedge Fund manager with power to put profits over human lives does exactly that; Pope comes to America, informs members of Congress they suck at their jobs; black people only vote to get free stuff and noted election-rigger Jeb Bush knows it; Bill Nye goes off on anti-abortionists; teary orange politician quits and 'WWE!' gets harder to write  

Worst Week Ever! Sept. 23-29

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
We all know our Steelers-fan governor John Kasich has moved on from his days of being rabidly anti-abortion in order to focus on standing out amid the smelly pile that is the group of Republicans seeking nomination in the upcoming presidential election.  

Media Musings From Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2015
News media does its job when readers and listeners know “so what” as well as “what.”
  

Kim Davis vs. Decades of Supreme Court Decisions

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Disturbingly incomplete reporting afflicts the drama of county clerk Kim Davis in Rowan County, Kentucky.