Impartial journalism is much harder to find among today's budget choked newsrooms filled with activism, but it is possible. There have to be competent editors filtering submitted reporting to cleanse it of bias. Multiple sets of eyes are able to flush out even subtle bias and inadequate clarity. JOURNALISTS: Resolve now that whatever the verdict, you journalists will limit the subjective adjectives you use to report it. When a verdict comes in, it is not your role to call it shocking, stunning, vindicating, just or unjust. Report it. Stick to the facts.— Al Tompkins (@atompkins) April 20, 2021 There are at least three sides to every story. A complete report includes as much of these verified dimensions as can be
Activist journalism is killing what our information disseminating forebears spent hundreds of years building. Thanks, partisan jackasses. Journalism today. https://t.co/46dQvCprtl— Byron York (@ByronYork) July 4, 2020 Also, the English language is under siege. Yep. English is literally dead. https://t.co/hGVXeSNDV7— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) July 1, 2020 As I see @WKUBasketball call out @KentuckyMBB I’m wondering why them two along with @LouisvilleMBB and @RacersHoops don’t play a Big Four Classic every year. Would think that would make money in this state. Am I wrong?— Kendrick HaskinsWave (@KendrickHaskins) July 7, 2020 Those two, Kendrick. Those two. Are there no editors in today's world? Have we completely surrendered to cost cutting management? Yes. Here's a promising story. The BLUE ANGELS are here! Happy 4th of July, America!
After talking about my Christmas shopping panic on my radio show in 1992, a man called me and said he could help me get the one Power Ranger doll that my kid wanted from Santa Claus. I met the listener in a mall parking lot where he sold me the doll for triple its retail price. I wanted to walk away but I thought of my kid's Christmas morning joy and took the hit. But I will never forget the skeezy smile on that old man's face as he took my money. A prick like that would get his karma some day, some way, somehow. But a Merry Christmas to everyone else, I thought. Simon loved his toy and my
Just FYI Charles Barkley told me tonight “I don’t hit women but if I did I would hit you,” and then when I objected to that he told me I “couldn’t take a joke.”— Alexi McCammond (@alexi) November 20, 2019 On the record, a violation of off-the-record agreements extinguishes all trust of the deceitful reporter. Bad form. Bad judgment. It only ramps up cries of FAKE NEWS. If she wanted the story to get out, she could have used the method of lighting a spark and letting other reporters inquire of other present parties to validate the original "story." That's how that's done. It's a little thing we like to call verification. Practice it, pleas.
A study from Northwestern University lays bare the obvious political bias Google foists on people searching news stories. Google algorithms slant heavily toward liberal flavored news accounts. Yawn. We know Google pursues liberal causes. That's not the real story here. What the hell happened to an industry that's primary mission is supposed to be centered on objectivity? Look at how easily we can assign a political flavoring to various news outlets. That's pathetic. What kind of jellyfish are journalism schools pumping out into the world? Does no one have the integrity to see both sides of an argument? If you're a liberal or conservative activist journalist, you are a fraud and a disgrace to the basic principles of
Five teenagers between ages 12 and 16 allegedly robbed Nashville singer Kyle Yorlets as he stood in his back yard. They demanded his car keys. Yorlets refused. One of the teens then shot Yorlets and all of the assailants fled in a stolen vehicle. The singer dragged himself back into his home and died a short time later. The 12-year-old criminal detailed for police the details of their crime spree including the murder and various car thefts, one from Oak Grove, Kentucky. The Nashville newspaper refused to identify the teens because of their "young age(s)." Is this responsible journalism? Shouldn't the public be informed of the identities of murderous citizens? What if any of these criminals somehow makes bond and is released?
Rick Pitino is mad at me again. The former University of Louisville basketball coach and I are longtime friends but he has thrown hissy fits when I've publicly questioned him about sensitive issues. He even dropped me as co-host of his TV show for two years over tensions surrounding coverage of his affair with sketchy doughnut seller Karen Sypher. Then there was the time I asked him if mounting evidence of strippers offering sex to his players and recruits would make him consider resigning. Pitino didn't speak to me for a year and even avoided looking at me when we crossed paths in our St. Matthews neighborhood. Of course, I've gone on national TV and newspapers of record to defend Pitino
Congrats to Mary George Meiners, class of 1992, on being inducted into the UC Department of Journalism's Hall of Fame. Mary majored in English Literature, was editor-in-chief of The News Record, and has had a 25 year career in broadcasting, recruiting, and print media. The family is immensely proud of our dear Mary. Well deserved! An awards ceremony at 5 p.m. is the perfect time to mix cocktails, memories, and laughter. Dr. Jeff Blevins, left, leads UC's department of journalism. Jon and Sean Hughes are longtime friends of Mary George. Jon was a professor during Mary's college years and Sean was a classmate. Both of the Hughes are legends at UC. Mary Final_vimeo from Sean Hughes on
The death of journalism is upon us. There are no watchdogs to keep an eye on political and societal thievery. Watch this video or ignore it and go look at post about puppies. HBO's John Oliver dissects the patient. Pundit and radio host John Ziegler dissects Oliver's message. It should be noted that I reposted this content without generating anything new beyond these few words. Now I must get back to my 14 other jobs while thieves and charlatans run free.
At the University of Louisville basketball tipoff luncheon, head coach Rick Pitino spoke to a crowd of 1,200 fans excited for the new season, but also nervous about the alleged prostitution scandal swirling about. FULL TRANSCRIPT OF PITINO REMARKS via Courier-Journal My October 8 radio conversation with Coach Pitino came up in his address to the crowd. ------ From WDRB.com - Pitino said that he was not angry at WHAS radio personality Terry Meiners, who began an interview last week by asking Pitino if he had plans to resign. “Some people thought he blindsided me,” Pitino said. “He probably did … The person who blindsided me is my friend … his job is not to build me up in that moment, his job is get