In 1985, my radio career was soaring. I was co-hosting the hugely successful WQMF-FM morning radio "Show With No Name." My partner Ron Clay was a shrewd, sardonic, soured-on-life hippie guy. He was brilliant and always had something clever to throw out on the air. We could finish each other's sentences with goofy riffs about society, celebrities, and politicians. We did outrageous things. We used sound effects to make it seem as if we were broadcasting from around the world. We lied a lot. We giggled at each other's provocative setups. We were juvenile delinquents trapped in grownup bodies. Rude boys throwing conventional broadcast techniques out the window. Radio stations in Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia sent employment inquiries. None of those
Ever since Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president, much of the news media universe has pounded him. And he hates them back. He brings it on himself. Trump is rude, arrogant, thoughtless, narcissistic, and ill-tempered. He uses Twitter to insult political enemies and even some private citizens with whom he disagrees. Certain media people are rude, arrogant, thoughtless, narcissistic, and ill-tempered. But they're not the president. That's the difference. Trump's war with media has been his biggest conundrum and an odd victory for his supporters. With the President of the United States constantly declaring any criticism as "fake news," it has weakened the overall perception of the media business even if it has bolstered the subscription rates and TV ratings of
President Obama makes uncontroversial point about news media. Fox News immediately proves his point. pic.twitter.com/f7U5oJYpLa— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) January 14, 2018 Checkmate.