Category: News

Is CBS canning Scott Pelley for political reasons?

  “’Soft-spoken yet direct, anchor Scott Pelley is emerging as a blunt evaluator of President Donald Trump on his CBS Evening News’ broadcast,’ Associated Press television reporter David Bauder wrote in March. After Trump’s claim of underreported terrorist attacks last month, Pelley said on his newscast that ‘it has been a busy day for presidential... Read more »

Trump and Fox News BFF again?

  “Did Fox News apologize to Donald Trump right before Thursday night’s GOP debate? Or did the television network simply let him vent? The two sides can’t seem to agree on what happened. Trump told CNN that an unnamed Fox executive “apologized” to him for a mocking statement the network issued two days before the... Read more »

Trump doing Time? A misdeal.

  As Trump’s poll numbers steadily climb It isn’t surprising that I’m So happy they got What’s like his mugshot To put on the cover of Time.  

At Fox News, Trump is back in the saddle. Will Megyn Kelly get on board?

  Fox News and the Donald have buried the hatchet Which Kelly will find in her back when  she’ll scratch it.  

Twitter brings Queen Elizabeth II back from the dead

  At the BBC someone had tweeted That the Queen the Grim Reaper has greeted. But Her Majesty lives. So for God’s  sake what gives? Not the Queen,  but the tweet was  deleted.

For 6 Months Brian Williams Will Lie Dormant

  It’s official. NBC has suspended Brian Williams. Six months without pay.  In  Network News,  this is the equivalent of sackcloth and ashes. Reports are Brian Williams is  contrite and apologetic.  Nowadays the usual response whenever a public figure falls from grace.  He will , I imagine, bear  his banishment with patience and dignity.  Resignation,... Read more »

Brian Williams' Walter Mitty Moment

  We’re going through!” The Commander’s voice was like thin ice breaking. He wore his full-dress uniform, with the heavily braided white cap pulled down rakishly over one cold gray eye. “We can’t make it, sir. It’s spoiling for a hurricane, if you ask me.” “I’m not asking you, Lieutenant Berg,” said the Commander. “Throw... Read more »

Another coincidence to write about: Sorry for being so late, Jimmy

Not long ago, our ringmaster invited us bloggers to write about a coincidence. I didn’t respond at the time. I had written before about coincidences.  They seem to pop up so  often in my life that I believe they must be more than coincidences.  Providential,  if that is an accurate  word for it. I should... Read more »

It's Time to Change Today: The Morning Show, I Mean

Mornings, my wife likes to watch the Today Show. Some habits are hard to break.  I’m not a big fan.  I can take it or leave it. Like everything else in the world,  I admit The Today Show has  its assets and liabilities.   It’s just that, in my opinion, its liabilities crowd out its assets.... Read more »

Is Lincoln Losing His Appeal In Springfield?

News Item: The Springfield State Journal-Register reports that the number of visitors to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum could fall below 300,000 for the first time when the final 2013 figures are calculated. In Springfield last year At the sites about Lincoln It seems that attendance Was alarmingly shrinkin’. If this trend holds... Read more »