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Keeping his eye on the news and offering commentaries and insights on what is happening in Oakland County, around the world, on the tube and in the news.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


More wall to wall coverage of a shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C, dominated the cable news on Monday.

Thankfully, Zimmerman turned into a non-story quickly, though it seemed that all the reporting on Syria had difficulty in spinning as a positive or negative story.

Fabulous coverage from Denver, especially by The Denver Post and NBC News, on the flooding in Colorado, but it's easier to follow natural disasters because of the ample video footage. Covering a shooting with only static shots of standing around and waiting is more difficult, forcing the talking heads and speculation to take over. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Syria dominates, but is that Zimmerman returning?

Syria and the possibility of war, or at least war-like airstrikes, have dominated the news this weekend and into Monday, and rightfully so. It's a major issue and it has both politics and recent history going up against it, especially the comparison to Iraq and our march to Baghdad.

But wait, it's George Zimmerman and the national battle of historic racism and gun rights appearing, detained after police were called to his home by his wife, apparently due to a domestic situation.

Oh my, as a wise man says.