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By Cal Thomas | October 27, 2004
ARLINGTON, Va. - The Big Media - by which I mean the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS and NBC) and the most "influential newspapers" (i.e., The New York Times and The Washington Post) - have been "voting" for the next president for much of the last two years. In their news pages and on their news broadcasts, the Big Media have backed any Democrat over George W. Bush, and now the long-awaited mystery of which candidate they would officially endorse is over. May I have the envelope, please? The winner of the editorial endorsement of both The New York Times and The Washington Post is: John Kerry!
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2012
Remember all the big, high-sounding media talk right after the massacre at Sandy Hook about how maybe now we will have a "national dialogue" about guns? Remember how many members of the media vowed to put aside their own little, selfish, partisan agendas and get serious about making this a safer and saner country for our children? Well, here we are 12 days out, and what's that big media conversation on guns about? Whether or not "Meet the Press" host David Gregory broke a law by waving an empty ammunition clip on the air Sunday during an interview with the NRA's Wayne LaPierre and how many people have signed petitions to deport CNN talkshow host Piers Morgan for verbally insulting any gun advocate foolish enough to come on his joke of an interview show.
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BUSINESS
By Leon Lazaroff and Leon Lazaroff,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | February 12, 2004
PHILADELPHIA - Big media companies eager to loosen federal limits on industry ownership faced off against consumer advocates calling for tighter controls in an unusually long hearing yesterday before a three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. At issue was the Federal Communications Commission's justification for approving in June a comprehensive set of ownership rules that delineated the type and quantity of media properties that a company can own in a single market and nationally.
NEWS
By Cal Thomas | May 26, 2012
Evidence of big media's bias against religion that doesn't advance the secular and liberal agenda of the Democratic Party is beyond dispute. Any faith attached to a conservative agenda is to be ridiculed, stereotyped and misrepresented. Islam is a notable exception. The media appear to bend over backward not to offend Muslims. The Washington Post on Monday, reporting from Carrollton, Ark., uncovered an event that occurred nearly 155 years ago and then sought to link it to the presidential candidacy of Mitt Romney: "On Sept.
NEWS
September 6, 2011
It's frustrating that a respected columnist like Ron Smith has taken to writing articles that are full of sweeping generalizations, absurd speculation and overheated rhetoric ("As Obama's fortunes sink, his media admirers panic," Sept. 2). Take this sentence: "Mr. Obama's weakness has his devoted champions in the Big Media sweating bullets. " Who is this "Big Media" with capitalized letters he's talking about? Is she, perhaps, the star of a new Tyler Perry movie? I say this humorously in order to point up Mr. Smith's confusing attempt to create a mysterious behemoth aimed at scaring the public.
NEWS
By Cal Thomas | June 11, 2003
ARLINGTON, Va. - The resignation of two top editors at The New York Times last week was the journalistic equivalent of bringing down a president of the United States. But the initial reaction from inside the journalism establishment does not augur well for any lessons that it should learn from this affair. The New York Times will investigate, study and examine what happened, but it is unlikely the newspaper will reach the right conclusions. The problem for the Times and for much of "mainstream journalism" is that large numbers of people no longer trust what they read (or see on the broadcast networks)
NEWS
By Cal Thomas | May 26, 2012
Evidence of big media's bias against religion that doesn't advance the secular and liberal agenda of the Democratic Party is beyond dispute. Any faith attached to a conservative agenda is to be ridiculed, stereotyped and misrepresented. Islam is a notable exception. The media appear to bend over backward not to offend Muslims. The Washington Post on Monday, reporting from Carrollton, Ark., uncovered an event that occurred nearly 155 years ago and then sought to link it to the presidential candidacy of Mitt Romney: "On Sept.
NEWS
By CAL THOMAS | July 20, 1994
Washington. -- Rush Limbaugh doesn't need me to defend him. He does well enough speaking for himself on the 648 radio and 250 television stations that carry his message, and in the 6 million copies of his books that are in print. He is a network to millions of people who have for years wanted something or someone in the media to reflect their views and values. Now that they've have found him, they are rewarding Mr. Limbaugh with their allegiance, which translates into big ratings and lots of book sales.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2012
Remember all the big, high-sounding media talk right after the massacre at Sandy Hook about how maybe now we will have a "national dialogue" about guns? Remember how many members of the media vowed to put aside their own little, selfish, partisan agendas and get serious about making this a safer and saner country for our children? Well, here we are 12 days out, and what's that big media conversation on guns about? Whether or not "Meet the Press" host David Gregory broke a law by waving an empty ammunition clip on the air Sunday during an interview with the NRA's Wayne LaPierre and how many people have signed petitions to deport CNN talkshow host Piers Morgan for verbally insulting any gun advocate foolish enough to come on his joke of an interview show.
NEWS
By ROGER SIMON | June 25, 1993
I am not surprised that the tobacco industry is suing the federal government to overturn its finding that secondhand smoke causes lung cancer.Smoke is probably good for you.It probably gives you cleaner breath and whiter teeth, adds 50 points to your IQ and makes you a sexual dynamo.At least that fits the profile of most smokers I know.The National Candy Council, by the way, would like everybody to know that sugar does not cause tooth decay. And the National Alcohol Council wants the government to stop lying about booze:The more you drink, the more suave you act, the better sense you make and the better reaction time you have behind the wheel of a car.And people who disagree with any of these things are going to get the pants sued off of them!
NEWS
September 6, 2011
It's frustrating that a respected columnist like Ron Smith has taken to writing articles that are full of sweeping generalizations, absurd speculation and overheated rhetoric ("As Obama's fortunes sink, his media admirers panic," Sept. 2). Take this sentence: "Mr. Obama's weakness has his devoted champions in the Big Media sweating bullets. " Who is this "Big Media" with capitalized letters he's talking about? Is she, perhaps, the star of a new Tyler Perry movie? I say this humorously in order to point up Mr. Smith's confusing attempt to create a mysterious behemoth aimed at scaring the public.
BUSINESS
By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2011
Nikki Yancey knew that no pictures had been released of Osama bin Laden after the terrorist leader was killed this week in a lightning raid by U.S. commandos in Pakistan. So she was surprised when a friend reported that Yancey's Facebook account had tried to entice her 600-plus friends to click on a link that allegedly would bring up photographs of the dead al-Qaida leader. In reality, no such images were available. What happened? Yancey's social networking identity had been hijacked.
NEWS
By CAL THOMAS | April 5, 2006
ARLINGTON, VA. -- ABC News has suspended for one month without pay John Green, executive producer of the weekend edition of Good Morning America, because of an e-mail he wrote. I say "an" e-mail, even though Mr. Green wrote at least two that have recently come to light. The first e-mail, published on the Drudge Report Web site, was written by Mr. Green to a colleague during the first 2004 presidential debate. It said: "Are you watching this? Bush makes me sick. If he uses the `mixed messages' line one more time, I'm going to puke."
NEWS
By Cal Thomas | October 27, 2004
ARLINGTON, Va. - The Big Media - by which I mean the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS and NBC) and the most "influential newspapers" (i.e., The New York Times and The Washington Post) - have been "voting" for the next president for much of the last two years. In their news pages and on their news broadcasts, the Big Media have backed any Democrat over George W. Bush, and now the long-awaited mystery of which candidate they would officially endorse is over. May I have the envelope, please? The winner of the editorial endorsement of both The New York Times and The Washington Post is: John Kerry!
BUSINESS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 23, 2004
WASHINGTON - The Senate voted yesterday to repeal rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission that make it easier for the nation's largest media conglomerates to grow larger and enter new markets. The rules, approved last June by a divided FCC, largely removed previous ownership restrictions on media companies. In most markets, they struck down the rule that had prevented one company from owning both a newspaper and a television or radio station in the same city. In the largest markets, the new rules also enabled a company to own as many as three television stations, eight radio stations and a cable operator.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | June 18, 2004
A few things to keep your cinematic eye on this week: Orwell Rolls In His Grave, from writer-director Robert Kane Pappas, considers the question of whether there is too much government and big-business control of the media and the information it is charged with disseminating. The documentary film, featuring appearances by U.S. Rep. Bernie Sanders, Charles Lewis, Mark Crispin Miller, Vincent Bugliosi, Robert McChesney and even a cameo from Mr. Lightning Rod himself, Michael Moore, is this weekend's Cinema Sundays at the Charles offering.
FEATURES
By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN STAFF | February 27, 2004
Radio is the source of a lot of edgy entertainment these days - racy proclamations, angry rants and ego-driven intrigue - but it's mostly happening off the air. This week alone, executives at the nation's largest radio company, Clear Channel Communications, set new internal standards for decency, fired a Florida talk show host known as "Bubba the Love Sponge" for his explicit comments on sex and drugs, and pulled the program of Howard Stern, the nation's...
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | June 18, 2004
A few things to keep your cinematic eye on this week: Orwell Rolls In His Grave, from writer-director Robert Kane Pappas, considers the question of whether there is too much government and big-business control of the media and the information it is charged with disseminating. The documentary film, featuring appearances by U.S. Rep. Bernie Sanders, Charles Lewis, Mark Crispin Miller, Vincent Bugliosi, Robert McChesney and even a cameo from Mr. Lightning Rod himself, Michael Moore, is this weekend's Cinema Sundays at the Charles offering.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Linda Shrieves and Linda Shrieves,ORLANDO SENTINEL | April 11, 2004
Tyler Crotty's 15 minutes of fame are almost up. But the 13-year-old - whose videotaped yawning, stretching and watch-checking behind President George W. Bush vaulted him to celebrity status - is eking out the last precious seconds. After last weekend's trip to New York, where he appeared on CBS' The Late Show With David Letterman, MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann, NBC's Today show and Fox News' Fox & Friends, Tyler returned home to Orlando, Fla., and hit the circuit again. There was an early-morning telephone interview with a Tampa radio station.
FEATURES
By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN STAFF | February 27, 2004
Radio is the source of a lot of edgy entertainment these days - racy proclamations, angry rants and ego-driven intrigue - but it's mostly happening off the air. This week alone, executives at the nation's largest radio company, Clear Channel Communications, set new internal standards for decency, fired a Florida talk show host known as "Bubba the Love Sponge" for his explicit comments on sex and drugs, and pulled the program of Howard Stern, the nation's...
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