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Stupid Media Tricks (The Washington Post); And Blogging With Flair (Girl On The Brink)

October 13, 2009


The amazing implosion of the MSM (that’s mainstream media) continues. The Washington Post unveiled a new, dumbed-down version of its Sunday magazine a couple of weeks ago. More ads, less content. Don’t these newspaper guys get it? Don’t they understand that every redesign speeds up the downward death spiral. Last Sunday, The Post magazine featured […]

President Barack Obama: “Rebuilding A Better Economy”

July 12, 2009


Today’s Washington Post Op-Ed page features a column by President Barack Obama reviewing the steps his administration is taking to lead the U.S. out the deep economic recession. One paragraph in particular seems crucial to me: “There are some who say we must wait to meet our greatest challenges. They favor an incremental approach or believe […]

Health Care in America — The Great Debate

June 10, 2009


“Nowhere else in the world is so much money spent with such poor results.” That’s the opening sentence in an extraordinary Washington Post series on health care in the United States. The series examines the life-and-death problems of the U.S. system, compared to other advanced nations, such as Canada, Great Britain, Germany and Japan, and the imminent […]

Washington Post Cuts Costs

March 14, 2009


The Washington Post confirmed this morning that it will fold its stand-alone business section into the newspaper’s A section, which includes the national and international news, six days a week. The paper will continue to have a separate business section on Sundays. It is ironic that one of America’s top newspapers is forced to reduce […]

Life and Politics in Maryland, 2009

January 5, 2009


First Monday of the Year in Ocean City Back to work! I’m always happy when we have survived the holiday season, and we can get back to life and work and politics as normal in Maryland, whatever that is. This morning, I have already dust mopped the entire apartment with a Swiffer-brand dust cloth. This […]

Slots In Maryland — Uncertainty

October 22, 2008


The Washington Post is reporting that its latest poll shows 62 percent of likely Maryland voters support slot machines, and 36 percent are opposed. The poll finds only 2 percent undecided. These findings contrast with the Gonzales poll in early September, which found 49 percent supporting slots and 43 percent opposing. The vote on Nov. […]

Baltimore Sun Is Wrong On Slots

October 20, 2008


It is hard to accept that The Baltimore Sun has come out in support of slot machines in Maryland. The Sun editorial page has been strongly and consistently opposed to slots, like . . . forever. The Sun has published at least 75 editorials against slots over the past 10 years. Now, with the slots […]

Maryland Special Session – Media Coverage

November 11, 2007


The Washington Post was first to report last summer that Gov. Martin O’Malley was considering a tax proposal, and The Post has continued to beat The Baltimore Sun up to and through the Special Session of the General Assembly. That includes coverage this morning, Sunday, Nov. 11. The Post had a full report on the House of […]

All the Opinion That’s Fit to Print

October 28, 2007


The Washington Post editorial page opined Sunday that the special session of the General Assembly is fraught with uncertainty and obstacles for Gov. Martin O’Malley. The Baltimore Sun editorial page put a more positive spin on the special session, seeing opportunity to resolve the state’s structural deficit. The Sun expressed hope that the legislature will follow O’Malley’s […]