Category: television

Bannon picks up his old cudgels

                                                                                                                                                            (Headline when Steve Bannon ran Breitbart)   Steve Bannon resigned or was fired; Of course he should not have been hired. He’s back at Breitbart Where he’ll do his White part In inflaming his base when required.  

How Trump turned on the media

  Trump has been calling  the media corrupt Whenever reporting  on women he’s cupped. They are  in the pocket of  Clinton  he’s crying, If  they should check  facts  and discover  he’s lying. Recall how free coverage of him came in handy When his  access to networks was so fine and dandy. But now that he’s ... Read more »

For the Today Show co-host a funny thing happened at the Commander-in-Chief forum

  “[Matt] Lauer’s handling of the NBC News ‘Commander-In-Chief Forum’ with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Wednesday night was widely panned by journalists and pundits.  The ‘Today’ show co-host was criticized for spending too much time on Clinton’s emails, lobbing softball questions to Trump, and neglecting to fact-check the Republican nominee when he falsely... Read more »
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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.  

Food TV: A recipe for weight gain?

  “…a recent study performed in the United Kingdom, found that TV chefs’ recipes were high in fat, saturated fat, and sodium compared to the World Health Organization’s nutritional guidelines (Howard, Adams, & White, 2012). The TV recipes also contained more calories, protein, and fat than supermarket pre-prepared meals, which traditionally are not that nutritious either.” [nymag.com]   A study... 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 »
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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 »

The Prints of Darkness

  My wife revels in crime.  That is, I should say, the TV versions of it.  NCIS, CSI, Hawaii 50, The Mentalist, Blue Blood.  They all have her glued to the set, waiting for the resolution of the plot. I prefer to read about crime.  The fictional sort.  And Sherlock Holmes is my favorite.  Hercule... Read more »

Sunday Football: Dead Man Tackling and Bears Rise from the Dead

  It wasn’t pretty most of the time nor a textbook win, but our Bears pulled an upset of the mighty (?) San Francisco 49ers.  The Tribune NFL mavens  had written off the Bears in their weekly reading of the tea leaves.  And just about everyone  agreed with them. Except the Bears themselves.  They laid... Read more »
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Why Do We Put Up With All the Huckstering?

  I’m tired of commercial spots, The car ads and the phone ads; I would put down the TV set, But haven’t got the gonads.