“My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.” Who said it?
by Jane Briggs-Bunting Nice local coverage of the death of Dr. Jack Kevorikan (aka Dr. Death) by the local Patch.com site.
by Jane Briggs-Bunting Jack Kevorkian (aka Dr. Death) died early Friday in a Michigan hospital from complication of pulmonary thrombosis, not suicide. He was 83. He was frail and failing, weighing around 75 lbs. It was breaking news on Detroit’s local TV stations and within minutes spread to the national media. Physician-assisted suicide’s most prominent […]
When a news story claims certainty in expressing public opinion — or uses sources that claim such — readers should be wary. Such is the case with a Friday NPR story that commingled analysis, reporting, and commentary (without a commentary label) about the impact of “tough economic news” on President Obama’s re-election prospects. Some phrasing […]
by Jane Briggs-Bunting Who cares about Arnold?? I feel very sorry for Maria Shriver and most sorry for all the children involved in the mess, but it shouldn’t be dominating the national news. Adultery, sadly, occurs frequently. Shriver is not the first nor will she be the last cuckolded spouse. But there is real news […]
by Jane Briggs-Bunting Local and national new outlets are going gaga over THE wedding. A prince and a commoner, was there ever a better fairy tale possibility all slated for worldwide viewing for an estimated two billion? It will be tweeted and texted, Facebooked, Flickred and YouTubed around the planet along with the old style […]
My life is complete–I managed to work Strother Martin and Barney Fife into the title of a post. It doesn’t get much better than that. Strother Martin Bracket Gingrich is our winner. A very interesting result. By far the most credible arguments in the comments section were made for Huckabee–commenters agreed he’s likable, generally competent, and […]
Rupert Murdoch probably thought that, at 80, he could ride off into the sunset and leave News Corporation in good hands—those of his trusty assistant, Robert Thompson, and his son James, who is being moved to the US from the UK to become the firm’s number three. Murdoch has built one of the most remarkable […]
by Jane Briggs-Bunting The destructive impact of the Japanese quake and tsunami have effectively pushed the struggle in Libya off the front page and news cycle. The lack of action by the U.S. and its NATO allies to help these rebels has spelled the doom of their fight and will teach a lesson to young, […]
by Jane Briggs-Bunting As the battle for freedom and control wages in Libya, it brings to mind the popular uprising in Hungary in October 1956. Never heard of it? Not surprising. It’s not covered in a lot of history books. The people, initially led by students, dared to criticize the Soviet controlled puppet government and […]
by Jane Briggs-Bunting Savannah’s acting city manager found a loophole in the city’s ordinance banning local Girl Scouts from selling their cookies in front of founder Juliette Gordon Low’s historic home. The loophole is another city ordinance that allows the city manager to permit sidewalk sales at city residences. Common sense did prevail. Local Girl […]
by Jane Briggs-Bunting In the “you’ve got to be kidding department,” Savannah, Georgia area Girl Scouts and brownies can no longer sell their cookies in front of the Juliette Gordon Low Home. Low was the founder of the Girl Scouts of America. Why? Because under a Savannah ordinance, the cookie sale is considered street peddling, […]