National media, we need you to be smarter now more than ever

The NYT and other media really have to get over the idea that Trump values their input, their megaphone, and their good will. He clearly does not. The press has to stop worrying about “access” to him. He needs to be examined and investigated every minute of the next four years. He’s a con artist …

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Retirement party

The Dodgers’ legendary broadcaster Vin Scully called his last game today in San Francisco. The Bay Area did itself proud in paying tribute to him and to his 67-year career. #Legends pic.twitter.com/6t8YPsFcx8 — SF Giants on CSN (@CSNGiants) October 2, 2016 That plaque on the wall reads in part “Vin Scully’s Final Broadcast.” It’s inside …

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Matt Lauer should never be allowed to interview people in prime time

What part of national security do Secretary Clinton’s emails constitute, and what part of national security is letting Trump skate by asking him repeatedly if he thinks he’s qualified to be Commander in Chief? Matt Lauer is no more a tough-minded journalist than my dog Abby is. NBC has half-a-dozen more qualified reporters who could …

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A tribute to the best broadcaster of all time

We only have Vin Scully broadcasting Dodgers games for about twenty more games and then he will retire after 67 years. MLB Network put together a tribute video which was broadcast on Labor Day. Your browser does not support iframes.. If that video doesn’t play here’s a link to a page where it’s embedded and …

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Opening Ceremonies, 2016 Summer Olympics

Okay, Rio and Brazil are in the midst of a horrible recession, so they couldn’t spend a fortune. In some ways that made this event more fun. The focus was on the athletes, not a big extravaganza. That’s fine by me. I enjoy watching them walk in, some in Western clothes, some in traditional clothing. …

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Take a T and a P

Man, even the very conservative magazine The Federalist, or at least its managing editor, doesn’t like Mike Pence. Not for the reasons most decent people do, though. Nope, because he expanded Medicaid as part of complying with Obamacare and he did it the wrong way. Here’s how the people who write that magazine think: …suffice …

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War on WaPo?

Donald Trump, Republican Party nominee for President of the United States, threatened the owner of the Washington Post newspaper with retaliation for the paper’s publication of articles critical of Trump. Aside from the obvious First Amendment protections the press is guaranteed which Mr. Trump seems to know nothing about, there’s also the minor problem that …

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