Shoulda stood in bed

Hmm. Who had the worse week, Pepsi and its now-pulled “Kendall Jenner joins the demo!” ad? United Airlines and its “re-accommodation” of a passenger because it needed the space to send four of its employees to Louisville? Or Presidential flack Sean Spicer and his multiple missteps about Hitler and chemical gas usage? I think I’m …

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Gimme some of that pie!

I think I’d like some Schadenfreude Pie. What’s the occasion for my hunger for such a dark and dangerous pie? This lovely news story. Bill-O losing advertisers, Fox losing revenue. Couldn’t happen to a nicer organization. O’Reilly and Fox have had to pay out $13M over the years to settle sexual harassment cases brought against …

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Traditions, Part One

For years the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s “As It Happens” program has broadcast Alan Maitland’s reading of Frederick Forsyth’s “The Shepherd” on or about Christmas Eve. Here’s the story behind the tale: Forsyth created this original work as a Christmas gift to his first wife Carrie after she requested a ghost story be written for her. …

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2016-2017 Div. I Football Bowl Schedule

Here you are, ladies and germs. From USA Today, Here are all the matchups for this season’s bowl schedule. Game One is this Saturday at the New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque. You’ll notice that there are four more that day. You may also notice that all but four or five of these games are shown …

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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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