Sunday, August 25, 2019

Never thought I would say this...

Though I was a youngster when Richard Nixon was president, I didn't like him and was glad when he resigned. Never did I think I'd see the day when I'd take him back...except now. Apparently, others agree.

Trump Comparison to Nixon is Not Fair

I just don't understand why Trump's GOP colleagues are not taking a strong stand against him and what he is doing to our country. Is it just the way things are now? What will it take to get him out of there? I am no fan of the current vice president, but he would be less scary than his boss.

Friday, July 5, 2019

And gag they would...

I saw a story today in The New York Times and it made me think about our founding fathers and what they stood for. Yes, unfortunately they are rolling in their graves right now....

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Now This Is The News Media I Remember...

Way To Go Media! - You're Back At It!!

Watching the news last night, there was a report on Trump's alleged deal with Mexico regarding immigration. And he was holding a piece of paper up as the was talking about it, indicating that he was holding the agreement. Journalists took the above image and blew it up to read what was on the paper. Gotta love modern technology.

Well done! Now they couldn't see everything, but what they could, they told us about. It will be interesting to see the White House reaction to this one. Keep it up, journalists! Channel your inner Woodward and Bernstein! You can do this!

Thursday, January 31, 2019


So take a look at this capture from the NBC Today Show website and tell me what is wrong with the photo caption.

What it says is Senator Dole saluted President Bush lied in his casket. How about "as the President lay in state?" He didn't lie...he did pass away.


Sunday, September 9, 2018

Bob Woodward - One Of The Best!

I was a teenager during the Watergate scandal and was very aware of the work of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of The Washington Post -- in fact, it was their investigative journalism, and later, their book, All The President's Men, and the movie of the same name, that gave me interest in journalism -- I wanted to be them!

Well, I spent 15 years in newspaper journalism and still do some freelance writing. Writing is a passion. Accurate writing is a passion. Woodward and Bernstein do/did both.

That's why it didn't surprise me to see Bob Woodward's latest book -- Fear: Trump in the White House -- and the brohaha it has ignited. If you don't know by now, it is about the current White House and it's goings-on. And it's not favorable. Gee, what a surprise.

I haven't read the book yet -- but I will. I trust Bob Woodward to be as accurate and truthful as he has been throughout his distinguished career. That's the Golden Rule of his generation of journalists and he hasn't forgotten it.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Monday, July 23, 2018

It's only getting worse...the demise of newspapers

Today I read in the New York Times that the New York Daily News is cutting its news staff by half. This is a trend that keeps getting worse -- I have not worked in a newsroom in over 25 years -- a number of my colleagues who do have lost their jobs.

I just don't know what to say -- competition keeps journalism good. I would much rather read a newspaper story in a newspaper than on the web. Yeah, I'm showing my age. Journalism today is all about trending news -- not the every day ho hum coverage of a city council or a school board meeting. And if you can't read it on your phone, who gives a crap?

I hope I'm wrong....but I think it's just going to get worse.