Dear Bob, here are some photos of my life here on the campus of Concordia Seminary. I love kids, working with the grounds crew, swimming, playing with my dog friends, and especially my own family people.
The Obama administration is sending the FCC into America's newsrooms to study how the media operates. If this doesn't send a chill down your spine I don't know what would. There has been so much of this sort of thing the past few years, you just have to wonder.
Here is a list of things the FCC will be looking at put up by Snopes, the site which often relates what is true and what is internet myth.
After US skier Bode Miller got his Bronze medal in the Super-G, NBC reporter Christin Cooper decided to interview him more about his brother's recent death than the olympic event. She went so far it was channel switching uncomfortable for most viewers.
Does anyone else find KSDK's website overwhelming and hard to navigate? If you want to see a story they've reported on, it's almost too difficult to bother with. Fox2's site is a bit better but even they make it hard to find a story which they claim is on their site. KMOV? I don't know. KMOX? Way too much going on to find the story you may have heard on the radio. Seems news outlet websites need a better way.
If you tell listeners a story will be on your site, make sure it can be easily found.
I kind of get a chuckle out of tv weather reporting, the forecaster has what he/she believes is a 'come on' about possible severe weather just ahead of a commercial or even an hour before the news even starts. They think we'll stay tuned to that channel to learn what's coming. But seriously, most everyone has a weather app on phones these and can just look it up. We all probably know the forecast even before the 'come on'.
On Twitter our local weather people will give those come on's followed by a nudge to tune in to channel 5 at 5 to find out the bad news. Not necessary anymore guys. Today is sunny and awfully cold, tomorrow snow's coming once again. And cold.
After last night's State of the Union Speech, the ending of which was a truly amazing story of a veteran with 10 deployments who was horribly wounded by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. Army Ranger Cory Remsburg was in the Capital for the speech and gave the applauding members of congress a salute.
But this morning NBC political writer Mark Murray tweeted this:
"Obama's ending on Remsburg wasn't just a story about America -- it also was a story about Obama. Nothing has ever come easy."
No way he said something like this, comparing what Remsburg has gone through with Obama. But yes he did say it. And it didn't stop there.
Obama's former speechwriter, Jon Favreau responded to Murray with this: "my thought exactly the first time I read it."
Oy. Then Murray fleshed out the same thoughts. But finally the Twitter universe came alive and responded to a political jounalist seeing Obama in everything.
"You couldn't even honor a soldier, a war hero, without making it about Obama. your cult mentality knows no bounds."
There's more at the link, but this is a good example of what drives me batty about our press corps. Sheesh.
The cover of this Sunday's New York Times Magazine. This is not a photo shop joke. I guess we're in for a whole lot more of this Hillary stuff, interesting if any story from here on actually goes beyond the superficial and asks the tough questions.
St Louis local news and weather people are good at using Twitter to quickly give out information on traffic, weather, breaking news and sports scores. Actually we're fortunate to have many from each of the 3 stations regularly tweeting. But this morning in her hurry to get an accident tweet out, KSDK's Jeanie Smith added an on the scene photo which she could have done without.
There was a accident at westbound I-70 at 170, a particularly busy spot at the convergence to two interstates. Here's the photo.
Not much to see here. But as you can see by her Twitter feed, most of her pictures are good ones.