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Op-ed: Profoundly irritating cliches

...always the name of the game.In fact, "semi-factual" actually is being generous. How many times have we watched a news network got some Supreme Court decision flat-out wrong? Or some terrorist incident where someone was first with false information...
Tragedy in Roanoke

...he got close to his targets. Laws do not stop lawbreakers, but good guys with guns can stop bad guys with guns. News networks and some local stations now have security never considered during my early years in TV and radio, beginning in the...
Op-ed: The 'new' Hillary

...the 1992 campaign when Bill Clinton ran for and won the presidency, CNN was referred to by critics as the "Clinton News Network" for what they perceived to be the cable network's uncritical boosting of his candidacy and its over-the-top...
Selma plus 50

...politicians focus on negatives they are unlikely to generate positives. Here are some of the positives.Black Christian News Network 1 has compiled figures culled from the Pew Research Center, Census Bureau, Joint Center for Political and Economic...
Bob Franken: A few more words on Ben Bradlee

...attention.Add to that the shortage of coverage that is scrupulously fair and put into context. The most successful news networks these days merely sing to the choirs of those on the left or right, instead of trying to expand their knowledge...
Bob Franken: Ebola foolishness the calculated way that politicians are using their simple-minded scare tactics. Add to this arson the cable-news networks that are fanning the flames in their amoral pursuit of ratings, and people don't know what to think. So they don't...
Bob Franken: Hillary or time wasted

...that former Secretary Hillary Clinton will be called to testify. And even if there's another missing plane, the news networks will take it live.The GOPs can protest all they want that they are strictly motivated by a desire to present the...
Bob Franken: The obsession agenda

Much is being made of the various cable news networks' coverage saturation of one story or another and the reasons for their television tunnel vision. We have MSNBC, with its fetish...
Murkowski aide says Knowles not in line for cabinet

...particularly as a candidate for energy secretary. His name was mentioned Friday on NBC's ''Today Show'' and on the Cable News Network. During the presidential campaign Bush said one of his top energy priorities would be to push to open the coastal plain...
Peninsula Reflections

...his house, handling mostly messages to and from the Lower 48 states, which included being hooked into the NBC-TV news network through Seattle for a short period of time. Maile had to wait almost a week before she could take her new transceiver home...


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