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.
CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson has resigned after two decades with the company. "She had grown frustrated with what she saw as the network’s liberal bias, an outsize influence by the network’s corporate partners and a lack of dedication to investigative reporting, several sources said. She increasingly felt that her work was no longer supported and that it was a struggle to get her reporting on air."
This made me think of MSNBC's Morning Joe program which often features New York Times columnist David Robinson. He is always introduced as "political analyst" David Robinson. Which in turn, thinking about CBS and many other national news outlets, considers a political analyst someone who can best slant the news in favor of the Obama administration.
Sadly for Sharyl, CBS did not like her investigating or reporting since it did not take the party line.
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.