The bad news for liberals and progressives arrived via a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University: Fox News was the news source among broadcast and cable networks Americans trusted most. Fox beat all networks handily, garnering 29 percent as “most trustworthy” among the 1,286 registered voters called between February 26 and March 2. CNN took second place with 22 percent, CBS … [Read more...] about In Fox News We Trust — Should Walter Cronkite be rolling over in his grave?
On April 19, 1945 the New York Times published an obituary for nationally known war correspondent Ernie Pyle who “died today on Iejema Island, just west of Okinawa, like so many of the doughboys he had written about…killed instantly by Japanese machine-gun fire.” Pyle, the Times added, had become World War II’s beloved “chronicler of the average American soldier’s daily round, … [Read more...] about Wannabe heroics of O’Reilly and Williams
“The casual use and misuse of the phrase ‘hearts and minds’ should be guarded against.” - Sergio Miller, Small Wars Journal, 2012 President Obama was unaware of or undeterred by that warning when in a February 18 Los Angeles Times op-ed piece he wrote: “Our campaign to prevent people around the world from being radicalized to violence is ultimately a battle for hearts and … [Read more...] about Washington déjà vu: ‘Hearts and Minds’ rears its head again
“The first casualty when war comes is truth.” - Hiram W. Johnson, U.S. Senator The former FLOTUS, Secretary of State and U.S. Senator and leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for the presidency in 2016 Hillary Clinton and Brian Williams, intrepid reporter and anchor for NBC’s Nightly News, ignored Johnson’s timeless admonition when it came to telling brief … [Read more...] about When bullets fly: Hillary Clinton’s and Brian Williams’ tales of war
1974 was not a good year for America. Historians depict a country exhausted from 15 years of public stress. They see the after-effects of more than a decade of social and political conflict over civil rights, equality for women, the nuclear arms race and the Vietnam War, as well as the lingering and devastating effects of three assassinations in the 1960s. The resolution of the … [Read more...] about PEOPLE magazine at 40: Paparazzi in print