Category Archives: Media

CNN: The Place to Go for a Few Laughs

I used to think that if you could bottle CNN you’d have a cure for insomnia.  CNN gave dull a bad name.  But CNN had good points, too.  It was seen as the place to go if you were in the market for serious news. Not anymore. Ever since Malaysian Airlines flight 370 disappeared a…

Ted Nugent and His Conservative Media Enablers

Ted Nugent, the gun-toting rocker with a big mouth, has done it again.   His latest rant, not surprisingly, is about his favorite target, Barack Obama.  This is what he recently told guns.com: Barack Obama is a “Chicago communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured subhuman mongrel” and a “gangster.” Even if you ignore the communist and gangster rhetoric, Nugent…

A Look Back on O’Reilly’s Interview with the President

The more I think about it the more I figure that Bill O’Reilly should have passed on the opportunity to interview President Obama on Super Bowl Sunday.  It was a dog and pony show we could have done without. I understand why Bill did the interview and what he got out of doing it.  First,…

Mr. Obama’s Handy Bogeymen

In a recent interview with the New Yorker magazine President Obama did what he often does when his approval ratings drop:  He went after Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. Here’s what he said: “… there is a Republican base of voters for whom compromise with me is a betrayal. And that — more than anything,…

When Is a Traffic Jam A Greater Threat to Democracy Than an IRS Scandal?

It’s good to know that President Obama’s most loyal followers – the so-called mainstream media – have their priorities straight.  As reported by the (conservative) Media Research Center: “In less than 24 hours, the big three networks have devoted 17 times more coverage to a traffic scandal involving Chris Christie than they’ve allowed in the…

Memo to Obama: Sooner or Later Reality Matters

Senator Tom Coburn, the Republican from Oklahoma who has more sense than most of his colleagues in Washington, has a guest column in the Wall Street Journal running under the headline, “The Year Washington Fled Reality.” Here’s his first sentence:  “The past year may go down not only as the least productive ever in Washington…

This Just In: President Obama’s Pants Are on Fire!

My daughter came home from tennis camp with a trophy when she was just five years old.  She walked in the house and immediately dumped it in the garbage.  When asked why, she simply said, “They gave one of these to everybody.” About 12 seconds after he took the oath of office, Barack Obama got…

Sooner or Later, Mr. Obama, Reality Matters

I didn’t call my book A Slobbering Love Affair for nothing.  And the sub-title was no accident either:  The True (and Pathetic) Story of the Torrid Romance Between Barack Obama and the Mainstream Media. Journalists fell head over heels for Barack Obama early on.  Chris Matthews wasn’t the only one who got a thrill up…