By L. Brent Bozell III | February 25, 2019 at 1:00 am Just like his boss and hero ex-FBI Director James Comey, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has written a Trump-trashing book. And like Comey, he’s getting hours and hours of airtime to sell laughable notions, like the idea that the FBI has been utterly nonpartisan. This man will say anything. Truth means nothing. He’s worse than Comey. It barely matters to his interviewers that he was fired from the top of the FBI for … allegedly lying his face off to the FBI. The Justice Department inspector general, Michael Horowitz — appointed by former President Barack Obama, not President Trump — charged McCabe with lying three times under oath about having leaked to the newspapers, and not for a national security reason, just to make himself look good. While the media relish the idea of jail time for Trump aides caught lying to investigators, this man gets a red carpet and a pat on the back. McCabe’s … [Read more...] about McCabe book tour reveals media’s partisan bias
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November 17, 2017Gary Schwitzer is founder and publisher of HealthNewsReview.org. He interviewed Uwe Reinhardt, heard him talk many times, and admired him deeply. When you see an outpouring of loving obituaries, as we saw this week after the death of Princeton health care economist Uwe Reinhardt, you know we have lost someone special. A German by birth, Reinhardt consistently forced Americans to look in the mirror and answer his questions, “What kind of people do you want to be when it comes to health care? What kind of country do you want to live in?” For journalists, he was a quote goldmine, offering gems such as: The issue of universal coverage is not a matter of economics. It is a matter of soul. It’s a sad thing, but when I go to international conferences, there’s no question the U.S. health system is the bogeyman everywhere. I once actually addressed the National Governors Association. There were all these very pious-looking governors in front … [Read more...] about 5-Star Friday salute to Uwe Reinhardt – a vital health policy voice lost
At the age of twenty-five, Nellie Bly (May 5, 1864–January 27, 1922) did the unthinkable for a Victorian woman — a successful and fierce journalist in New York’s media boys’ club, she raced around the world in a quest to outpace Jules Verne’s fictional eighty-day itinerary. When she eventually got married at the age of thirty — an old maid by the era’s standards — she helmed the management of her husband’s factory and built within it a gymnasium, library, and recreation center for the workers. She even made a cameo in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s most famous novel, where the character of Ella Kaye, a tough newspaperwoman, is based on Bly. It’s unsurprising, then, that Bly’s trailblazing, era-defying career in journalism began at the tender age of twenty, when she responded to a patronizing letter from the father of five girls published in her hometown newspaper, the Pittsburg Dispatch, under the headline “What Girls … [Read more...] about What Girls Are Good For: 20-Year-Old Nellie Bly’s 1885 Response to a Patronizing Chauvinist
North Jersey Record Published 5:45 AM EST Jan 12, 2019 Even the most ardent “Sopranos’’ fan may not recall the name of Adrianna’s dog (Cosette), Junior’s solo at Jackie’s wake ("Core 'ngrato" or "Ungrateful Heart") or where the Pine Barrens footage was really shot (Bear Mountain, New York). But they know how they felt when they watched the ending of the HBO smash hit series for the first time. When TV screens went black across the U.S. on June 10, 2007, many die-hard fans hurled at the screen expletives worthy of a night in the back rooms of the Bada Bing. Oh, Tony, how could you leave us hanging? How would we carry on, never knowing if you are sharing onion rings (looking oh, so much like Communion host) with the fam for all eternity or are instead forever splattered across the walls of Holsten’s in Bloomfield. NPR “Fresh Air’’ TV critic David Bianculli, co-author of the new book “Television … [Read more...] about Poll: ‘Sopranos’ ending — love it or hate it?
Updated 5:20 am PST, Thursday, November 29, 2018 Film critic David Edelstein speaks during Vulture Festival Presents: Pixar screening of "Inside Out" and discussion with Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera at Battery Park Cinemas on May 30, 2015 in New York City. Film critic David Edelstein speaks during Vulture Festival Presents: Pixar screening of "Inside Out" and discussion with Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera at Battery Park Cinemas on May 30, 2015 in New York City. Photo: Brad Barket Photo: Brad Barket Image 1 of / 55 Caption Close Image 1 of 55 Film critic David Edelstein speaks during Vulture Festival Presents: Pixar screening of "Inside Out" and discussion with Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera at Battery Park Cinemas on May 30, 2015 in New York City. Film critic David Edelstein … [Read more...] about NPR fires critic David Edelstein after ‘Last Tango’ joke