Be Careful What You Ask For Donald

Worn clichés and classic hits. Biblical slang. These are the things that come to mind when thinking of Donald Trump and his pitiful, self-absorbed, addictive thirst for fame.

Be careful what you ask for, Donald.

This set of magazine covers depict the intelligent world’s view of Trump over the past week. Chief among the topics: his insulting and divisive Charlottesville comments and the firing of his Alt-Right best boy Bannon. Continue reading

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Cheers to Rachel!

I want to pause for a moment (in the midst of  my many unfinished articles) to praise Rachel Maddow.

In the last few months, the host of MSNC’s The Rachel Maddow Show has eclipsed all other commentators with her incisive grasp of the whole Trump catastrophe. Every weekday evening, she reports on the headlines of the day, often having to encompass breaking news of the hour and even the minute. She does this with a velvety texture of articulation that combines humor, sarcasm and wit with a deep undercoating of holistic research. Continue reading

Be Skeptical Advises Deputy AG Rosenstein

In a terse warning issued late Thursday evening, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein sought to brace American readers from unsourced articles (leaks) originating anywhere from anyone.

“Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories from anonymous “officials,” particularly when they do not identify the country – let alone the branch or agency of government…”

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The AP Dumps Its Standards

Call me “old school” but the craft of journalism and the inhabitants of that professional world must abide by high standards. That’s why this Twitter post by the Associated Press set off a tempest.

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AP Editor Responsible for “Sloppy” Clinton Foundation Tweets Resigned A Month Ago

Kathleen Carroll, Senior Vice President and Executive Editor with The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

The Associated Press (AP) editor responsible for misleading tweets about the Clinton Foundation tendered her resignation a month ago.

The AP announced the resignation of Kathleen Carroll, Senior Vice President and Executive Editor at the news organization on July 20, noting that her “successor is expected to be in place in by Jan. 1.” Continue reading