MASTERING THE MEDIA

Emmy Award winning broadcaster Ed Berliner reveals the inner workings of 21st Century media in a speaking and consulting program designed to master the art of making the media work for everyone in a personal and professional sense. The difference between fake and real news. How to avoid being conned and led to a certain conclusion. How to ensure social media improves and doesn’t ruin your career and personal life.

25 07, 2020

Ocasio-Cortez won’t back down, shows how to use the media with powerful grace.

2020-07-25T19:18:36+00:00

What Ocasio-Cortez said in those few minutes will indeed resonate for years. How others use the media will often disappear and dissipate into the mists of history. A history that neither needs nor demands such useless conversation. Ted Yoho has earned all scorn that comes his way from such an incident. Ocasio-Cortez has earned a "bravo" for incorporating patience, wisdom, and a quite yet powerful voice.

Ocasio-Cortez won’t back down, shows how to use the media with powerful grace.2020-07-25T19:18:36+00:00
9 04, 2020

Bill O’Reilly: Nothing but contempt for the COVID-19 dead

2020-04-09T15:57:09+00:00

Aided and abetted by another human smegma stain on the population, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly opined that the majority of those who have passed on were likely to die anyway.

Bill O’Reilly: Nothing but contempt for the COVID-19 dead2020-04-09T15:57:09+00:00
6 04, 2020

Reuters: Trump did not act decisively to bar travelers from China

2020-04-06T21:06:46+00:00

Reuters reports indicate they got the back of Trump's hand. It was a month before the White House acted after being told they had to act immediately. Had Trump actually taken action when he was told to, when he was warned to, there is a chance that "Patient Zero" in the US would never have landed in Washington State.

Reuters: Trump did not act decisively to bar travelers from China2020-04-06T21:06:46+00:00
28 06, 2019

Time to permanently close the sexist & dangerous “Barstool Sports”

2020-05-30T16:31:36+00:00

We are well past time to boycott anything and everything connected with the despicable sexist, insulting and lowbrow idiocy that is "Barstool Sports". We are also well past time for any reputable organization, in this case SiriusXM, to cut all ties with an organization that has women fearful of being sexually assaulted.   Dave [...]

Time to permanently close the sexist & dangerous “Barstool Sports”2020-05-30T16:31:36+00:00
17 04, 2019

Mastering the Media: Notre Dame tragedy stokes racism, lies & fake news

2020-05-30T16:32:16+00:00

With the world watching, centuries of history was disappearing in smoke and flame. The news that Notre Dame cathedral was on fire stabbed at the heart of people around the world, those of every age, every generation, ever gender, every religion, and especially, every race. Notre Dame was not merely the epicenter of Paris and [...]

Mastering the Media: Notre Dame tragedy stokes racism, lies & fake news2020-05-30T16:32:16+00:00
13 04, 2019

Mastering the Media: Cuomo & Todd prove infantile slap fights never work

2020-05-30T16:32:47+00:00

One is the prestigious anchor for one of the most notable news programs in television history, an author, and an adjunct professor charged with teaching the young impressionable minds of the future. . One is the host for the prime time opinion program on a leading global cable news network, the son of a [...]

Mastering the Media: Cuomo & Todd prove infantile slap fights never work2020-05-30T16:32:47+00:00
4 02, 2019

Mastering the Media: The Hate Filled Clown Show of Sports talk Radio

2020-05-30T16:35:36+00:00

"Barstool Sports" started out in Boston as a free newspaper founded by guys seeking to be sports commentator disruptors. Smart marketing to the lowest common denominator paid off, and today they are a brand worth a small fortune. However, being worth a lot of money thanks to being sexist, insulting  jackasses is not something [...]

Mastering the Media: The Hate Filled Clown Show of Sports talk Radio2020-05-30T16:35:36+00:00
10 01, 2019

Mastering the Media: News disguised as “reality TV” for suckers

2020-05-30T17:47:45+00:00

It's a shame I have to do this, but here goes. Leading off yet another commentary with the admonition that this is NOT about politics. I don't care which side you stand, sit, kneel or prostrate on. If you take this as a biased or partisan opinion, then you need to check yourself at [...]

Mastering the Media: News disguised as “reality TV” for suckers2020-05-30T17:47:45+00:00
9 01, 2019

Mastering the Media: Deleting the Satellite Simulcast Stupefaction

2020-05-30T16:35:51+00:00

For someone who spends the bulk of his time traveling, and who has been a news junkie since becoming part of the broadcast industry at the age of 20, SiriusXM has been a blessing. Simulcasting the cable news networks allows me to keep up with the latest news, become engaged, (to a certain point), [...]

Mastering the Media: Deleting the Satellite Simulcast Stupefaction2020-05-30T16:35:51+00:00
3 01, 2019

Mastering the Media: Made the fool by social media

2020-05-30T16:36:05+00:00

There it was. Right in front of me. All it would take is one click. One tap. One flick of the finger and off it would go, sailing into the great electronic beyond and do exactly what it was intended to do. Smack someone right in the intellectual face with a response guaranteed to [...]

Mastering the Media: Made the fool by social media2020-05-30T16:36:05+00:00