| Dec 21, 2011
When famous folks majorly goof, apologies often follow. Unless you're Donald Trump. Here's our top five favorite mea culpas of the year.
5. "Also, I'm sorry for the confusion that I may of caused to those at the Coroner's office. Won't happen again,...
| Dec 21, 2011
At first blush, the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il would appear to have little in common with Keith Olbermann, Steve Jobs and Moammar Gadhafi. (Well, maybe a little in common with Gadhafi. But stay with us here for a minute.)
Despite their distinct...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 4:10 PM
It was mid-June, and we were awash in the seasonal gloom when a box arrived at the editorial offices of the Coastline Pilot. Inside the box, nestled in brown and gold packing material, was an 18-karat gold wiener.
It also happened to be the week that...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 9:49 PM
I have been thinking about media and public shame a lot lately. And events this week with Rupert Murdoch globally and Sheila Dixon locally have focused my troubled thoughts.
The litany of public figures who have been in the news lately for behaving...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 12:03 PM
As the scandal that sunk Rupert Murdoch's News of the World continued to unfold last week, one of the questions that loomed was whether there would be any fallout on this side of the Atlantic.
What most American analysts were wondering was whether...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 4:04 PM
Last Sunday, I wrote about the way in which British tabloid values had already taken root in American media and corroded the soul of our press.
I was challenging the conventional wisdom here that our journalistic standards are somehow vastly superior...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 6:44 PM
A recent poll by the Public Religion Research Institute has revealed that religious Americans think a financial scandal is worse than a sexual one.
The poll was conducted in the wake of several high-profile cases of politicians making headlines for their...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 4:07 PM
Today we've got all kinds of serious and infuriating items.
But first, let's start with something fun — news that Magic coach Stan Van Gundy wants to be a politician.
Yep, he told the Orlando Sentinel's Zach McCann as much this week.
| Jan 26, 2012
So it's official. No one really cares that Newt Gingrich is an egotistical, vainglorious scoundrel, at least where women are concerned. Sure, his ex-wife went on TV two days before the South Carolina primary and re-dished a bunch of dirt about their...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 7:52 AM
Forgot to get a Valentine for your sweetie?
Time’s running out, but if you’re really desperate, the Republican Party’s own love doctor, Reince Priebus, has dispatched his crack communications staff to spread the love.
| Mar 1, 2012
| 9:40 AM
Andrew Breitbart. a conservative blogger who drew a large following with his rants against Hollywood excesses and "liberal journalism," has died at age 43.
Breitbart's career trajectory illustrated the speed of today's media world -- he moved rapidly...