Melissa Bachman: Being Comfortable with a Controversial Image

Melissa Bachman is an unabashed hunter. She makes no bones about the fact she is willing to use anything legally lethal to legally kill animals. She's proud of it, has made a career out of it, and is admired by millions of people for her stand. But after posting a picture of herself, sitting over [...]

Melissa Bachman: Being Comfortable with a Controversial Image 2018-01-01T01:16:58+00:00

News Knucklehead: Promoting Death With “Breaking Bad” Tweet

This is what happens when the people who used to be solid news reporters are either turned into hucksters for their own shows. I've covered here several times the issue of local newscasts having turned into something much less than actual news and much more about hyping happy talk, self-serving promotions and, of course, ratings. [...]

News Knucklehead: Promoting Death With “Breaking Bad” Tweet 2018-01-01T01:17:06+00:00

Kansas Journalism Teacher Wishes Killing of NRA Member Children

This story has me more than a little disturbed, and certainly worthy of noting. Part of what I teach here is a course called "Media Intelligence", delving into how the media covers stories and what the public needs to take away from what has sometimes become haphazard ethics. Having also taught guest courses at the [...]

Kansas Journalism Teacher Wishes Killing of NRA Member Children 2018-01-01T01:17:08+00:00

Cenk Uygur: Everything That’s Wrong With Broadcast Media

Part of the Image presentation is a segment on the current state of broadcast media. At times, when asked, I present for clients and guests an in-depth look at the media, why it has taken more than a few turns for the worse, and how it has become in many arenas little more than a [...]

Cenk Uygur: Everything That’s Wrong With Broadcast Media 2018-01-01T01:17:10+00:00

Broadcast TV: Where are the Boundaries of Good Taste?

Broadcast television has undergone monumental changes in the last 20 years, and like any other organic form of life will continue to evolve for generations to come. Of course, all evolution is not always for the common good. The mandate for many, if not all television networks, is to remain "edgy", thus garnering more attention [...]

Broadcast TV: Where are the Boundaries of Good Taste? 2018-01-01T01:17:10+00:00

“Chink in the Armor”. Racist Comment or PC Knee Jerk?

Language and the way it's used is changing every single day here in America. What was once a joke is now an insult, and what was once an insult is now a joke. Go figure. But there are still plenty of words and phrases for which the jury is still very much out, and has [...]

“Chink in the Armor”. Racist Comment or PC Knee Jerk? 2018-01-01T01:17:11+00:00

Sloppy Reporting: Why People Don’t Trust the Broadcast Media

First and foremost, all of the broadcast media is not this sloppy. Nor are they all seeking to destroy an image at any cost to forward their own career. And there are plenty of good reporter who know the difference between being a hack and being a reputable journalist. However, the instances of a case [...]

Sloppy Reporting: Why People Don’t Trust the Broadcast Media 2018-01-01T01:17:15+00:00

Atlanta Radio “Shock Jocks” Fired After Mocking ALS Victim

Here we have a complete image fail where an apology is not necessary for no other reason than it would be difficult to believe any sincerity involved whatsoever. The genre of sports talk radio has become little more than a frat boy sewer in recent years, chock full of sexual innuendo, racist overtones, stunningly bad [...]

Atlanta Radio “Shock Jocks” Fired After Mocking ALS Victim 2018-01-01T01:17:17+00:00

Comic Tweets Joke at Expense of Oklahoma Tornado Victims

Let us delve once again into the area of both the inexcusable and crossing a very hard line. Lizz Winstead is one of the creators of "The Daily Show", which has become something of a news substitute for more than a few. As a staunch Democrat, Winstead has long been known to make politics the [...]

Comic Tweets Joke at Expense of Oklahoma Tornado Victims 2018-01-01T01:17:21+00:00

Mountain Dew TV Spot: “Most Racist Ad in History”?

Advertisers are always seeking to find that one ad that will garner widespread attention, mark down record sales, and judge them to be smarter than everyone else in appealing to the masses. Being "edgy" is considered smart business, being on the cutting edge and setting trends which others are desperate to follow and also cash [...]

Mountain Dew TV Spot: “Most Racist Ad in History”? 2018-01-01T01:17:21+00:00