Category Archives: On the Media

Rather Outspoken

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Dan Rather’s latest book, Rather Outspoken, reminds us that reporters had best be careful when they set about the business of digging up news. And they’d damn well better make sure the media corporations for which they work are ready … Continue reading

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Ashley Judd has Grit

SFgate/The Huffington Post   She first appeared on my radar after starring in “Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood.” Judd played her Tennessee-Williams type role with an elegant, uniquely Southern neurosis. Throughout the film, human frailty seeped from every … Continue reading

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Anchors going down with the ship

ReaderSupportedNews/Huffington post/SFgage In the U.K., news “anchors” are called “presenters.” It’s high time we make that distinction here in America as well. Those who read the news and interview others are little more than highly paid middle men. Wall Street … Continue reading

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“Main Stream” Misnomer

What we call something has everything to do with how we treat it. So, why do we as citizens continue to allow corporately-owned and government-sponsored media to be called “Main Stream”? Those two words alone keep our country watching. Why? … Continue reading

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