Tag: James Warren

Did the gropers and harassers cost Hillary Clinton the election?

You had to know that this was coming. In the wild search to find the real reason (as if we haven’t found it yet) for Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential bid, now comes this cockamamie assertion: The gropers and the sexual harassers did it. This preposterous assertion was made by Jill Filipovic in a New York Times op-ed,... Read more »

The media rewrite what Trump said

This is aggravating. So many in the media are reporting that President-elect Donald Trump is already backing away from his campaign positions. As if it were fact. For example, there’s the assertion that he would get rid of Obamacare and let millions of people go without insurance. But that he softened that position when he talked with... Read more »

How about a moment of silence for our Chicago Tribune colleagues

Now comes the news that Gannet, the owner of USA TODAY and 100 others properties is readying a hostile $815 million bid for Tribune Publishing. Gannet is known for staff reductions–to put it mildly. The Tribune already has had several waves of early buyouts and other staff pruning, but if Gannet succeeds (in its very generous offer... Read more »

Obama's 10 state-of-the-union lies

Breibart lists them in this factcheck: (For details, click on the link.) “[W]e’ve done all this while cutting our deficits by almost three-quarters.” “Anyone claiming that America’s economy is in decline is peddling fiction.”  “That’s what the Affordable Care Act is all about. It’s about filling the gaps in employer-based care so that when we... Read more »

Those stupid, greedy presidential debates

Tonight is another circus–the Republican presidential debate–that has become a commercialized, goofy showcase for that most goofy of candidates, Donald Trump. For a intelligent analysis of what’s wrong with networks making big money off the debates, I recommend Jim Warren’s insightful “America’s weird way of picking a leader.” on Poynter’s Morning Media Wire. Disclosure: Jim... Read more »
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