And away we go. I just did an interview with Brendan Gage of CNN Radio, so you’ll be able to hear my voice emanating from a radio near you starting here in […]
By Ann Ivins Mr. Donohue: The Catholic League’s request to Leah Daughtry to ban the blogs BitchPhD and Towleroad from the Democratic National Convention came as something of a shock to those […]
If you’re a CEO whose company has shorted its customers on quality and safety, you’re breathing a little easier today. If you’re a politician who has traded favors with the Ã¼ber-rich in […]
While cable news dutifully devotes nonstop coverage to the latest random criminal cases — kidnappings, shootouts, murderous love triangles, car chases — it’s telling when a supposed break in one of the biggest manhunts in FBI history, for a terrorist who murdered and poisoned multiple American citizens with anthrax, takes a backseat to nearly every other story. That is, if it’s mentioned at all.
Even as details, leaks and a burgeoning list of questions bubbled to the surface last week, demanding serious scrutiny, the big three broadcast networks were equally blasÃ©. Some nights skipping mention of the unfolding story altogether, as did last Tuesday’s editions of CBS Evening News and ABC World News (though both that evening reported the eminently newsworthy story of a thrill-seeking English couple who married while being strapped outside separate airplanes). On the same night, Brian Williams afforded 39 precious seconds to the anthrax investigation on NBC Nightly News.
by Rich Herschlag This summer, we are facing shortages of epic proportions. Fuel, food, credit, and equity are all on short supply, and prospects are looking bleaker by the day. But the […]
by Djerrid Here’s a math word problem that will give you painful flashbacks to the 7th grade: According to Canada.com, a proton moving at 99.9999991% of the speed of light has the […]
In the coming week, I’m going to drive about 1,200 miles through four states. During that journey, I’ll cross bridges over several significant rivers, including the Hudson and Connecticut rivers. The bridges […]
by JS O’Brien I cancelled my last newspaper subscription just a few minutes ago.Â I used to getÂ two newspapers delivered every day.Â I cancelled the first one when I got tired of […]
By Ann Ivins “The political cartoon is not a news story and not an oil portrait. It’s essentially a means for poking fun, for puncturing pomposity. Cartooning is an irreverent form of […]
by Djerrid Being 16-years-old sucks. But I could not imagine being that young while being interrogated for six years in GuantÃ¡namo Bay. But thanks to Canadian Omar Khadr’s lawyers, I don’t have […]