January 17, 2015

Fox’s Kurtz: Alvarez’s Boehner Blunder ‘a Window’ Into an Ugly ‘Media Mindset’

Howard Kurtz, the Fox News analyst and the host of its “Media Buzz” program, made a few pertinent observations in a column about Victor Paul Alvarez’s astonishingly crass attempt at humor at Boston.com earlier this week. That said, Kurtz should have criticized the web site and its parent, the Boston Globe, for its completely unsatisfactory explanation for the one “correction” it made to Alvarez’s piece.

Alvarez somehow thought it was a great idea to make light of a potential assassin’s plan to kill House Speaker John Boehner by poisoning a drink, using that news as a jumping-off point to get into the GOP leader’s alleged drinking habits. As Jack Coleman at NewsBusters noted on Friday, Boston.com fired Alvarez shortly after his horrid piece appeared. Video and excerpts from Kurtz’s column follow the jump.


The Musician (and Song) John Kerry Should Have Brought Over to France

Filed under: National Security,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 10:22 am

A friend told me that Andrea Tantaros of Fox News’s “The Five” had a better idea about who Secretary of State John Kerry should have brought over to France to sing a kiss-and-make-up song to (vainly) try to compensate for last Sunday’s failure to have any U.S. representation in the genuine million-person march in Paris. The artist and song suggestion follow the jump.

Saturday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (011715)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:05 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: Trapped In His Body For 12 Years, A Man Breaks Free

Filed under: Health Care,Life-Based News — Tom @ 6:00 am

The story comes from South Africa. Audio is at the link.

It should cause all of those who think that those in a “vegetative state” should just be allowed to die — or should be starved to death to make sure they die — think again.