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Media Musings from Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Monday, April 14, 2014
The Enquirer recently took down a story by a “contributor” who works for the organization her story promoted.   

Worst Week Ever!: April 2-8

1 Comment · Wednesday, April 9, 2014
The Tea Party is still looking for its first non-white and angry member, but hardly anyone pays any attention to them anymore.
  

It's Our Anniversary

1 Comment · Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Twenty years ago this month images from Rwanda were telecast around the world, and they were images of bones — bones bleached white by the sun and drained dry of blood and flesh — littering roadsides, piled in open graves, stacked in abandoned churches and markets and washed up along the shore lines of small bodies of water.  

Why CNN Had Malaysia Flight 370 All to Itself

1 Comment · Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Imagine when CNN wasn’t there to cover a world-class breaking news story.
  

The Will to Live

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2014
My phone rang fairly late one evening during the summer of 2000. I was in bed, but my son was still up. On the phone was a nurse from the nursing home in Vevay, Indiana. My mother was staying there recuperating from knee surgery — her left knee. She had her right one replaced a year earlier.  

Dog Day Afternoon

1 Comment · Wednesday, March 26, 2014
 By now you know that 14-year-old Jashawn Martin was shot to death by half-brothers Miniko Hicks and Donyell Walker in broad daylight March 21 when Martin stopped to watch a fight between two warring factions.  

Worst Week Ever!: March 19-25

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 25, 2014
 Bullies can be such a predictable bunch, always going after nerdy kids and people who are quiet or can’t run very fast  (although, word to the wise — some dorks know karate).  

Sloppy Reporting Mars Interesting Ark Questions

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 19, 2014
 Whatever it is, the Ark planned by Answers in Genesis (AiG) won’t be a “replica.”
  

A Warm Gun

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Boone County Constable Joe Kalil got shot down early last month.  

Worst Week Ever!: March 12-18

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 19, 2014
A Lubbock news station last week described a massive dust storm as a “haboob” — a meteorological term of Arabic origin. This is the part where people got all pissed off.   

Media Musings from Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2014
An Enquirer cover story described a local school program that could have fallen under the old-fashioned rubrics of “shop” or “manual arts.”   

Worst Week Ever!: March 5-11

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2014
P&G is the Mitt Romney of corporations, a baby-eating psychopath that no amount of coaxing or media manipulation can transform into something you’d want at your dinner table.  

In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2014
My partner’s mother has been dead 11 years now; mine will have been dead nine years in May.  

German Lopez Heads East

1 Comment · Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Ezra Klein writes that Project X will re-imagine the way reporters explain news; German Lopez is going to thrive under that philosophy.  

Got Insurance? (Me, Neither. Yet.)

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 5, 2014
At a little before 9:20 a.m. I started, for the third time, to create an account on the government’s national Affordable Health Care insurance website, The Marketplace.