Compare the Apologies: Ed Schultz versus Mark Halperin. What do you think?

Media matters, coverage matters, talk shows set tones for viewers.  So what does the difference between the two apologies mean? If you are wondering what I'm talking about -- my first reaction to Halperin calling President Obama "a kind of a dick" on a morning talk show can be found here....more

Halperin Suspended from MSNBC: Calling President Obama a "Dick" is More Than Swearing

The Washington Post's Plum Line by Greg Sargent says that the MSNBC indefinite suspension of Mark Halperin for calling the President "a kind of a dick" per his press conference yesterday is "way over the top."...more

I understand what you are saying Christina, but as I said, we can and do shape the trajectory of ...more

My Thoughts On Tucson

In the wake of the tragedy in Tucson, America has been having conversations that are long over due.   Across new and old media outlets discussions about the rights and care of the mentally ill, gun rights and the “negative tone” of the political debate in the United States are taking place. It is the discussions about “negative tone” that have captured my attention the most.  Politicians and commentators have been calling for civility and unity.  Many wonderful speeches have been made that lead us to believe even our most strident politicians and commentators can...more

Since Loughner didn't haver a prayer rug...the Media refuses to call him a Terrorist

The tragic shootings in Tucson, Arizona have left our country shaken to the core. I sat glued to my television on Saturday afternoon, flipping channels as I soaked up the coverage. Representative Gabby Giffords was originally pronounced dead by several media outlets but she miraculously survived a gunshot to the head by gunman Jared Lee Loughner.  Representative Giffords was holding her regular “Congress on your Corner “  with her constituents at a Safeway grocery store. Six were killed and 13 wounded on Saturday. ...more

A Perfect Match: Two Tennis Loving Moms Team Up To Turn Passion into Cash.

You may not see this year's tennis Olympians wearing a new product invented by two tennis loving moms, but just wait. ...more

Is Passion Really the Key To Success?

In every start-up business book I've ever read, there is a big discussion about passion in the first chapter. The same is true for many speakers I hear at conferences and events. It's a feel good concept. The mantra is "Passion is the key to success." So I'm asking you. Is passion really the key to success? ...more

Who Should Pay for the Florida and Michigan Redo?

While being interviewed by Wolf Blitzer of CNN, Democratic political strategist and media analyst James Carville offered to put up $15 million dollars if Barack Obama supporters would do the same. However, it was his closing remarks that really captured my imagination. As the interview was ending Carville casually mentioned that CNN might consider financing a redo of the Florida and Michigan primaries. ...more

We've discussed that quite a bit around here, Floridians that we are, and we hadn't come up with ...more

Thompson Drops Out of Race, MSNBC Republican Debate Tonight

Fred Thompson quit the Republican presidential race Tuesday, after several poor finishes in early-voting primaries and state caucuses. The former U.S Senator and actor stated: "Today, I have withdrawn my candidacy for president of the United States. I hope that my country and my party have benefited from our having made this effort." ...more

Ugh! Catherine, that would be a nightmare for sure. I'd never tune into a televised conference ...more

It's Time For MSNBC To Play Hardball with Chris Matthews And Itself

UPDATE: p>On Thursday January 17, 2008 Chris Matthews started his program, Hardball, with an apology for his remarks that Hillary Clinton's entire career was based on the fact that her husband had messed around. ...more

1. It will probably take years of protests against these kinds of remarks. FAIR's more

AllergyMoms: This video will make you mad! Many parents of food allergic children, particularly those allergic to milk, are outraged at comments from MSNBC’s Senior Legal Analyst Susan Filan who makes fun of food allergies and completely dismisses the severity of them. Here are some of Susan Filans comments: “I just don’t know how sick you can get from a piece of cheese!” (Google Sabrina Shannon.) “He says his medical bills were $700 so how bad was it?" ...more