In Other News, There’s Really Not a Whole Lot Going On

I understand this is a strange article to be posting on a site dedicated to political news and commentary. But as I was struggling this morning to find anything of greatly novel significance going on in American politics, I realized that perhaps I should come clean about some aspects of my job with any readers I may have. News is a business. As such, it needs to be made every day, just like the donuts. If nothing terribly interesting or groundbreaking is happening, news sites will find something Read more […]

Journalism Gets No Respect, Poll Says

According to a recent Pew poll, respect for the contributions of journalists to society has sunk considerably since 2009, dipping especially low among women. I wonder why. In an article I wrote on the fallacy of consensus science, I quoted from Michael Crichton’s brilliant 2003 lecture “Aliens Cause Global Warming” about the deterioration of journalism and the media: The deterioration of the American media is dire loss for our country. When distinguished institutions like the New York Times Read more […]

Bradlee Dean: Newsroom Bullies

“Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Today’s state-run media gives us knowledge of what is going on in America and around the world… or does it? Although the media has a damaging 21 percent approval rating according to a recent Gallup poll (I am surprised it is that high), it still seems as though the locomotive of socialism runs full steam ahead, because, for the most part, the American people do not know we are a Constitutional Read more […]