Posts tagged "CBS"

The other side of '60 Minutes' canonization of NU's Innocence Project

CBS News’ 60 Minutes, despite a history of serious investigative reporting (including its participation years ago with the Chicago Sun-Times in the splendid Mirage investigation), also has been known to get things wrong or to show a bias. (See Briebart, Washington Examiner, The Blaze for some recent accusations.) And so it went last Sunday, in its segment that called... Read more »

Surprising admiration of MItt Romney by Oprah's friend Gayle King

Maybe it has something to do with the reported coolness between Orpah and First Lady Michelle Obama. Or maybe it was Gayle King‘s heartfelt opinion. But she, Charlie Rose and guest author Jeff Benedict share some private moments that reveal that GOP presidential candidate is not the stiff that Barack Obama, his campaign and Democrats... Read more »

The cheapening of fathers, men and boys

Here’s a great Father’s Day thought: Men and boys need help. They’ve become more self-destructive, more apathetic about success and more violent. Fewer are moving on to higher education, and boys and men alike are being outperformed in school by girls and women. On this day, Fathers Day, the culture continues to redefine masculinity, but... Read more »
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CTA's "superblock" folly

Tonight at 10 p.m. on Channel 2 News, Dennis Byrne discusses with Mike Parker the $300 million that the CTA tossed into the black hole of Block 37, also known as the “Superstation.” Located in the heart of downtown, the station was supposed to provide express service to O’Hare Airport, but after spending all that... Read more »

Jerks in the Letterman audience

Or Where is the EEOC now? The only jerks bigger than David Letterman for cheating on his wife were the jerks in the studio audience who thought his jokes about his affairs were hilarious. Sure, Letterman has apologized, a couple of times now, but that doesn’t take away the stupidity of making a joke out... Read more »

Obama guests on Letterman

President Obama and David Letterman share a laugh at today’s taping of the Late Night Show Here’s a top ten reasons bit that Letterman would never use about the president on tonight’s show: Ten reasons why Obama has worn out his welcome. 10. He had his scheduler call the National Hockey League to see if... Read more »
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