Emmy award winning broadcaster and keynote speaker Ed Berliner shares his thoughts and commentary on issues of the day, and those that will make people truly think outside the box.

24 02, 2021

American Inspiration: Quietly shattering the hate aimed at Muslims

2021-02-24T16:02:39+00:00

While the initial story has been around for some time, it's worth noting and taking a look with fresh eyes in light of what certain political and radical factions have sought to turn America into these last few years. It is a tale of both the spirit of America, and the inspiration of everything that is best about this country.

American Inspiration: Quietly shattering the hate aimed at Muslims2021-02-24T16:02:39+00:00
22 02, 2021

Kevin Mather: The latest poster boy for smart people saying dumb things. Oh, and you’re fired.

2021-02-23T22:12:25+00:00

Kevin Mather, you're fired. Another supposedly intelligent individual with a high ranking position in a major corporation, this time a major league baseball team, makes us shake our heads yet again and wonder how someone of such reported intellect and savvy could be so stunningly foolish.

Kevin Mather: The latest poster boy for smart people saying dumb things. Oh, and you’re fired.2021-02-23T22:12:25+00:00
18 02, 2021

How Rush Limbaugh’s legacy can help America more in death than in life

2021-02-18T15:54:33+00:00

Today, there are plenty of things being said and written about Rush Limbaugh. His defenders will not for one instance remember the damage his mouth caused to so many people. They certainly won't even dare to bring up how Ronald Reagan destroyed the "Fairness Doctrine" and paved the path for Limbaugh and other vile purveyors of broadcast hate speech. His detractors will not for one instance understand the impact he had on an industry and how, for better or worse, he changed the broadcast business. Each side is dug in deep, and won't give an inch. Therein lies a good part of the issue. 

How Rush Limbaugh’s legacy can help America more in death than in life2021-02-18T15:54:33+00:00
15 02, 2021

Parkland +3: A pandemic “saving grace”. Promises still broken. Political arrogance still reigns.

2021-02-15T14:07:32+00:00

Parkland remains a strong and powerful rallying cry for those tirelessly seeking to change and repair a truly broken system of dishwater weak and loophole marred gun laws in America. Sadly, it is also a focal point for those who pound away that more guns on campus are needed, more people need to be weaponized, more confrontations and threats are the only thing that will save lives. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

Parkland +3: A pandemic “saving grace”. Promises still broken. Political arrogance still reigns.2021-02-15T14:07:32+00:00
14 02, 2021

Why the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame needs Warren Zevon

2021-02-14T22:23:40+00:00

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame needs Warren Zevon more than he needed them. They need him, and others like him, to prove there is more to life than charting in the Top-40.

Why the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame needs Warren Zevon2021-02-14T22:23:40+00:00
13 02, 2021

Trump Impeachment Trial confirms a nation divided by Red, Blue and Yellow

2021-02-14T04:27:40+00:00

There are among us a larger segment of cowards then perhaps at any other time in American history. American politics has become little more than entrenched warfare, where it's mostly about winning for ego than winning for ALL the people. Until that changes, until there is a true groundswell to strike out and challenge systemic drawn lines of political demarcation, the merry-go-round will spin, the music will play, and we will be at each other's throats.

Trump Impeachment Trial confirms a nation divided by Red, Blue and Yellow2021-02-14T04:27:40+00:00
12 02, 2021

Disney did not fire Gina Carano from “The Mandalorian”. It’s obvious who did.

2021-02-12T03:31:36+00:00

The House of Mouse could no longer fend off the shots being taken by Gina Carano. All of them were warranted, and the only way to survive this onslaught was to dispatch the renegade with all haste. Carano was not merely gone in a blink, she was blasted out of the Hollywood airlock with all prejudice. She had knowingly crossed the uncrossable line. Sure, she may be a talented actor, but she is quickly and easily replaced. Her powerful and influential agency dropped her like 10 day old meeting quiche. At 38 years of age, and with this on her dance card, Carano hopefully has saved her Disney paychecks. Those residuals won't last forever. As far as the business is concerned, she may as well take that walk on the plank and say hello to the Sarlaac.

Disney did not fire Gina Carano from “The Mandalorian”. It’s obvious who did.2021-02-12T03:31:36+00:00
9 02, 2021

“Mastering the Media”: Shock and awe clickbait headlines mask a lack of facts and context

2021-02-09T14:14:36+00:00

In the battle against fake news, we must also be aware of what is misleading news and clickbait headlines. Case in point, the headline from atop the Newsmax website on February 9 2021, printed in red "emergency" letters for attention, hammering at the fact POTUS Joe Biden, in a "Power play", is firing the US Attorney's that were installed by former President Donald Trump. The intent of the story is true. What has been buried and sensationalized in the content, and the context, is our focal point.

“Mastering the Media”: Shock and awe clickbait headlines mask a lack of facts and context2021-02-09T14:14:36+00:00
8 02, 2021

The bills and lawsuits are coming due on “Fake News” FOX, OANN, Newsmax & friends.

2021-02-08T22:30:34+00:00

The reaper is coming for the purveyors of fake news, and his scythe has been honed to a fine cutting edge thanks to those who dared to think they could escape his legal wrath.  FOX News, One America News Network, Newsmax and their propaganda touting brethren have all made fortunes by loading up audiences with misinformation, disinformation, bold-faced lies, rumored innuendo, and the use of shadowy or non-existent sources. Platforms such as The Gateway Pundit, PJ Media, Breitbart, The Epoch Times and others finally have something in common with the more noted players. They're all talking to lawyers and scrambling as if the lights were suddenly turned on and they have to find a dark corner.

The bills and lawsuits are coming due on “Fake News” FOX, OANN, Newsmax & friends.2021-02-08T22:30:34+00:00
8 02, 2021

Bruce Springsteen, Jeep, the Super Bowl, and how to truly “Reunify” America

2021-02-11T02:04:09+00:00

There is always, without fail, a discourse that fires to life over the meaning and delivery of a simple television commercial. This year's Super Bowl is no exception. But while there are those who, of course without debate, believe Dolly Parton damaged her image by reworking the lyrics of "9 to 5" for a spot about people seeking to better themselves in their off hours, or those who need to dig deep and "discover" an auto insurance company making light of workplace harassment, one ad by Jeep and featuring the legendary Bruce Springsteen has exploded to become fighting words. Of course, everything that takes a destructive argumentative tone these days is centered on politics. While the commercial makes not one mention of anything political, it has, no shock here, been ripped into by those who see it as nothing more than a political attack.

Bruce Springsteen, Jeep, the Super Bowl, and how to truly “Reunify” America2021-02-11T02:04:09+00:00