| May 10, 2015
| 3:28 PM
Media coverage of the Freddie Gray story remained a hot topic on Sunday morning cable TV.
Here's a link to a conversation I was part of on CNN's "Reliable Sources" with News York Times columnist Charles Blow and guest host Frank Sesno, former CNN...
| May 7, 2015
| 8:30 PM
Pastor Mike Huckabee knows his Scripture. So no doubt he's familiar with Jeremiah 13:23: "Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots? Then may you also do good who are accustomed to do evil." Huckabee should think of that as he tries to...
| May 4, 2015
| 12:34 PM
Given its performance in Baltimore, I am starting to wonder if maybe Fox News should only do opinion and stay away from covering challenging news stories like the one still playing out on the streets of Baltimore.
I know that might sound extreme, but in...
| May 1, 2015
| 3:48 PM
The national media spotlight has shone more brightly on Baltimore this past week than at any point during my 25 years of writing about media at The Baltimore Sun.
To some local officials, it must feel like a national media sun lamp that is starting to...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 8:41 PM
Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera was not exactly feeling the love when he came to Baltimore this week to cover the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray.
Check out this video of Geraldo's encounter with one local viewer whose issues with the media...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 9:59 PM
Democrats on Thursday assailed former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for questioning President Barack Obama's love of country, and urged the potential field of Republican presidential candidates to rebuke him for his comments.
Giuliani said at a...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 6:32 AM
NBC News anchor Brian Williams made himself the story. I think I know why.
I am a physician and former medical reporter at WBBM-Ch. 2. I had the same role at stations in Minneapolis. In more than 25 years in broadcast TV, I learned two truisms.
| Jan 9, 2015
| 7:46 PM
For four years, Republicans in Congress have been accused of obstructing President Barack Obama's agenda. Now, with the House and Senate under their control, GOP leaders are ready to turn the tables.
Over the next few months, congressional leaders...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Canaries are not very formidable birds, but they have their uses. For instance, coal miners learned over a century ago that when canaries gag and drop dead at the bottom of the cage, it's a sign that maybe there's something wrong with the air in the mine....
| Feb 10, 2015
| 8:04 PM
NBC announced Tuesday that it is suspending Brian Williams as "Nightly News" anchor and managing editor for six months without pay for misleading the public about his experiences covering the Iraq War.
NBC chief executive Steve Burke said Williams'...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 10:53 AM
I haven’t been feeling my usual manly self lately. I keep messing things up in a clumsily absurd fashion and feel an overwhelming desire to spend time with a large and inordinately expressive reindeer.
I wasn’t sure what brought on this...