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Posts Tagged ‘Journalism’

Nancy Pelosi’s Daughter Shows Superior Intellect

Posted by Steve Markowitz on March 19, 2012

Nancy Pelosi’s daughter, Alexandra, is a freelance journalist who sometimes works with Bill Maher.  While one might expect the combination of these two will result in only Leftist dribble, Alexandra Pelosi has shown superior intellect and common sense than that of her mother.

Earlier this month Alexandra showed a clip on Maher’s show that included brief interviews with some Southerners who were fairly characterized as rednecks.  The folks interviewed were lacking in certain logic skills and intellectual capabilities.  Not surprisingly, in the show it was brought out that Mississippi is a Republican state, which allowed Bill Maher and his Leftist audience to have some good laughs.

After the laughs subsided, Maher then did something he since likely regretted.  He invited young Pelosi to come up with a video that would make the Left uncomfortable.  She was more than up to the task, as seen in the video below.  Alexandra, a New Yorker, decided to interview folks at the local welfare office within a block of her apartment stating: “It’s not as if I have to go too far to find the freeloading welfare queens.”  Those interviewed are bilking the system and Pelosi appropriately compared to them to other leeches, including some industries, that are living off the American taxpayer.

During the on-air discussion with Maher, Pelosi took her fellow Democrats to task for helping to create the entitlement mentality and chastising the mainstream media for the death of journalism.  She concluded that her Democrat Party is losing the working man that for many years was the center of the Party’s strength because of related issues.

While this Blog has previously posted videos from Maher’s show, the purpose was mainly to show how despicable an individual Bill Maher is.  The video below falls in the category of good journalism.  It is evident that Alexandra Pelosi has a clearer view of the world than her more famous mother, Nancy Pelosi.

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Katie Couric Tweets for Twits

Posted by Steve Markowitz on November 29, 2009

My friend and contributor to this Blog, Jim Mahoney, forwarded me Katie Couric’s latest example of what masquerades for journalism.  Ms. Couric recently attended a  White House State Dinner that has become infamous not for its accomplishments, but for the party crashers Tareq and Michaele Salahi.  Ms. Couric’s “reporting” Tweet follows:

  • My recap of state dinner: Lots of saris, beautiful orchids, Mrs. O looked amazing! Seemed 2 ft taller than wife of India PM.
  • Prez looked tired from China, tablecloths were deep celadon, lots of dresses in sea foam green for whatever reason…
  • Jennifer Hudson was spectacular…she sang somewhere – wish I could sing like her, she’s sick!
  • They had Indian dancers and the AR Rahman (composer, musician) sang Jai Ho from Slumdog millionaire, which he wrote.
  • Kurt Elling from ChicagoNSO performed…my favorite number was the theme from Candide from the national symphony orchestra (bernstein)
  • Met and chatted w state dinner crashers who were incredibly friendly and seemed so comfortable… Shld they be charged? what do u think?

Wow; …… that’s heavy!   Read the rest of this entry »

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Next Bailout – Newspapers?

Posted by Steve Markowitz on September 27, 2009

newspapers_~u10376321Yes, Democrat Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland has introduced the so-called “Newspaper Revitalization Act“, a bill designed to give outlets tax deals if they restructure as 501(c)3 corporations.  The bill is cosponsored by the other Maryland Democrat Senator Barbara Mikulski.

When interviewed by editors of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Toledo Blade, President Obama indicated that he would be “happy to look at it“, referring to the bill.  He further stated that good journalism is “critical to the health of our democracy“. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Independent Press – RIP

Posted by Steve Markowitz on August 22, 2009

R-I-P-gravestoneAn independent press is crucial for a strong democracy.  Unfortunately, this country’s mainstream news media has abdicated its independence.  The public’s acquiescence to this action is even of more concern to me.

As far back as I can remember, the mainstream news media has always been Left leaning.  However, up until recent years, the major networks have tried to maintain some semblance of independent journalism.  Those efforts are now gone.  The following are but a few examples of the blatant bias the networks now show: Read the rest of this entry »

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