Media

How Am I Doing?

I’ve been “clean and sober” – no mention of you-know-who, (rhymes with “rump”) – for 21 days and I must confess, a change has come over me.

I feel… a little happier. The birds are singing more beautifully; the blossoms on the trees smell more … Read More

Bad Actor – Part 2

Last Friday (Mar. 10), I talked about the more than 8,700 classified CIA documents released by Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, whose stated mission “…is to bring important news and information to the public.”

On March 9, The New York Times reported that Assange “…fresh … Read More

In an unprecedented move, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer last Friday, barred “journalists from the New York Times, CNN, Politico and BuzzFeed—which have been criticized by President Donald Trump and his administration for their reporting—from [an off-camera press briefing]. Reporters from the Associated Press … Read More

Call it Whatever You Want

In the Tom Hanks Cold War drama, Bridge of Spies, U.S. attorney James Donovan is assigned to defend known Russian spy Rudolf Abel. After predictably losing the case, Donovan persuades the judge to give Abel a prison term instead of a death sentence. At … Read More

“Disgraceful”

Last week, President-elect Donald Trump held his first press conference since being elected. While the meeting was supposed to allow Mr. Trump to lay out his proposal on how he will unravel himself from his many conflict of interest issues, the conversation quickly turned to … Read More

No one in modern American politics has used social media to influence an audience better than Donald Trump. His tool of choice: Twitter – the technological equivalent of a 1770 broadside.

Long before he ran for president, Trump would use social media to preen before … Read More

In his 1997 introduction to his screenplay, All the President’s Men, writer William Goldman makes this prescient observation.

“The scariest thing about hype today is this: as the hype artists get more and more skilled, and they are, pretty soon hype is going to Read More