The No News News Media

There was a lot of news this past week. Some of it was even reported by the news media. First, there was a football player from Notre Dame who either did or didn’t know that his girlfriend was or wasn’t real, but died sometime during the season. Six column headlines … Continue reading

Bloomberg Endorses Obama in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg endorsed President Obama for re-election today in the wake of Hurricane Sandy which left parts of New York City and New Jersey devastated. Bloomberg who is an Independent had not endorsed Obama in the last election. His last presidential endorsement was in 2004 for … Continue reading

BREAKING NEWS: AP, Media Fumble News Story

  by Walter Brasch   On the Sunday before the final presidential debate, Mitt Romney and some of his senior staffers played a flag football game with members of the Press Corps on Delray Beach, Fla. Ashley Parker of the Associated Press, apparently mistaking fashion reporting for news, reported that … Continue reading

The Choice is Clear

The choice is clear — Obama… The Romney-Ryan ticket represents a constricted and backward-looking vision of America: the privatization of the public good. In contrast, the sort of public investment championed by Obama—and exemplified by both the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Affordable Care Act—takes to heart the old … Continue reading

President Obama in Fairfax, Virginia Says Romney has “Romnesia”

In Fairfax, VA, today President Obama made the correlation of Romney’s flip-flopping into a case of Romney having amnesia or “Romnesia” — Watch: First Read reported today that “With fewer than three weeks until Election Day, new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls show President Barack Obama maintaining his lead over … Continue reading

’Twas the Blight Before Christmas

   by WALTER BRASCH   Once upon a time, a long long time ago, the Christmas season began the day after Thanksgiving. That was sufficient time to get into the spirit, view the lights, buy a nice tree and decorate it, watch for the 200th time “It’s a Good Life” … Continue reading

Romney v. Obama: The Debate That Wasn’t

The first of three presidential debates, Wednesday evening, focused on domestic policy. There were supposed to be six segments of 15 minutes each. Moderator Jim Lehrer, executive editor and anchor of the nightly “PBS NewsHour,” was supposed to have asked one question in each segment; each candidate had two minutes … Continue reading

“The Rich Boy” and the Debate — F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful… They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than … Continue reading

Attacking American Sovereign Soil Diminishes the Rights of Religion

  by Walter Brasch   The terrorists who attacked the American embassy in Cairo, Egypt, and the consulate in Benghazi, Libya, claimed the attacks were retaliation for the publication on You Tube of an anti-Muslim film. That YouTube video was a 14-minute trailer for a one-hour film, “Innocence of Muslims,” … Continue reading