Trump is an opportunist; we are the problem

We have met the enemy and-with the help of a celebrity focused news media- he is us.

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Brian Williams is not the problem

The salivating Washington media is.  Don’t get me wrong; I couldn’t care less about Brian Williams.  If ever there was an example of a stereotypical blow-dried network  news anchor, it’s him.  But all the chatter by the Washington talking heads about this issue just exposes the fact that far less attention was paid to all the news personalities and organizations who didn’t hold the Bush administration accountable in the lead up to the Iraq War- a much more important issue.

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Fear and Ebola

Our cable news and politicians are doing an excellent job of whipping up a disproportionate fear of an Ebola epidemic.  Never mind that there are plenty of other epidemics to really be worried about:

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2 bombs explode at Boston Marathon

Terrible news- 2 bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon yesterday, killing 3 and injuring over 100 people.  Events like this send the television media into overdrive, filling airtime with speculation rather than actual news and facts.  Let’s hope the coverage doesn’t spiral into non-stop, emotionally driven, 24 hour reporting.  I’m not hopeful, though.020203ShuttleColumbia

10th anniversary of the Iraq War

The Washington Post has a slideshow of some of my print work leading up to and during the first couple of years of the Iraq War.  Here’s a couple of them; you can see the full collection here.#04021403NetworksAndWar#20061604SaddamOsamaLink