Category Archives: Media

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…

Fraud in the Inducement — and President Obama

Bulletin!  This just in!!! Even the so-called mainstream media have caught on.  Even they, his most loyal acolytes, have begun pounding Jay Carney, the president’s flack, over the rollout of ObamaCare. It doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to figure out that the whole procedure is one great big mess.  Even the libs on Saturday Night Live…

The One Promise Mr. Obama Is Trying to Keep

I have written before about that observation by H.L. Mencken, the Baltimore journalist and all-around sourpuss, who said you’ll never go broke underestimating the intelligence of the ordinary American.  Once again, let’s put that dark remark to the test. Most Americans tell the pollsters that they don’t like ObamaCare.  But they detest Republicans, the very…

Is This the GOP Shutdown — Or President Obama’s?

I interviewed George Carlin many years ago when I was still with CBS News.  We hit it off.  He was both funny and very smart.  Very liberal, too, but that never came out in our interview.  One of his points was that we humans had made a mess of things and he wanted the world…

An Open Letter to the Ayatollahs

No, not the ayatollahs in Tehran.  This is a letter to you, the conservative American ayatollahs who demand purity, just like the ones over there.  I’m not talking about all of you, of course.  But this open letter is for many of you; maybe even most of you – the ones who say you agree…

Gee, I Wonder Why Al Jazeera America is Bombing …

This just in:  Nobody in the United States is watching Al Jazeera America. Technically, that’s not true.  I should have said, almost nobody in the United States is watching Al Jazeera America. The network averaged 23,000 total viewers in primetime for the week ended Sept. 1, according to Nielsen, and 18,000 in total day.  To…

Do We Really Want Another Coronation in 2016?

Maybe you’ve seen the bumper stickers, or at least heard about them – the ones that say “I’m Ready for Hillary.”  Surely you know about the CNN documentary about Mrs. Clinton that’s in the works — and the NBC mini-series that’s “in development.”  Or how about The New York Times decision that’s already put a…

Wanna Know What’s Wrong With Journalism?

The other day I received an email from a reader named Christine who asked me to write a piece about the dangers of an “elite press.”  What got her “riled” – her word – was a story she saw on one of the networks about the Whitey Bulger trial in Boston.  According to Christine, the…