During Summer 2012 I was watching NBC Nightly News when I heard something "new" (new to me, anyway) - a correspondent reporting a story of National interest was introduced as an "explainer." I have come to like the term so much I have used it in the masthead on one of my blogs and on social media. The term "explainer" has significant meaning for me, as a broadcast journalist.
One of my long-time favorite bloggers, Michelle Malkin, was on Fox and Friends this morning, with scathing commentary on the Journal News running a map identifying gunholders throughout Westchester and rockland counties. I am preparing a story for the radio today about one community preparing to install armed guards at a rural motor vehicles office. The Journal News now has armed guards on its own property - and did you know that the school the Obama girls go to has approx. 16 armed guards on site at all times? Do what I say, not what I do is President obama's message to me and you!
After watching the DVD Obama 2016 I was receptive to something I heard on the radio yesterday: someone opining that he beleives there are TWO Democratic parties operating in the US, and he thinks one is a parasite, trying to devour the other from within. Hmmm... that would explain a lot of things that are going on in American Politics. I wonder if he's right?
I am very sad but not surprised to see that awful Time-Warner has bounced CurrentTV on the announcement the network pioneered by Al Gore is being sold to Al-Jazeera. Al-J has a wonderful news organization (I follow them on twitter) which has become the victim of racism and the fear and hate that goes with it. Time-Warner is one of the last bastions of the "AOL Sucks" mentality and mindset of forcing things people don't want down their throats: something Google has experimented with a little bit. Something FACEBOOK has been doing to loyal devotees since mid-2012 like a madman. FB is not long for this digital world. Mark my words, it will crumble.