Media Bias -Left and Right

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Bad news – Fake news – Biased news – Bad media – Bad press – Lying press. We all heard the slogans lately and I couldn’t help research it a bit more.

For a time, “bias” was the term of choice to describe anything people hated about journalism, whether the power and influence of corporate news organizations to the choices reporters made in writing individual stories. In 2001, in fact, a book about media unfairness entitled “Bias” was number one on the New York Times bestseller list. Continue reading

Six Months

 

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The Wordless Wednesday picture I posted the day after the election

I still wake up and wish it all would be just a dream. Much has changed during the last six months. I still laugh a lot and giggle like a little girl, but there is also a sadness in me that you can often see -and hear- when I read or watch the news.  Continue reading

Face the Sunshine

 

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“We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand, and it is no good moving from place to place to save things; because the shadow always follows. Choose a place where you won’t do harm – yes, choose a place where you won’t do very much harm, and stand in it for all you are worth, facing the sunshine.”

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Conservative vs. Liberal Beliefs

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Much has been said during the last election and it left many confused. Who stands for WHAT and WHY is a question kids often ask and how does one explain it all?

Here it is, brilliantly explained by the StudentNewsDaily.com!

We all want the same things in life. We want freedom; we want the chance for prosperity; we want as few people suffering as possible; we want healthy children; we want to have crime-free streets. The argument is how to achieve them…

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The Patient

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“I am a patient” I whisper in my head
and I should be treated like one.
Please take care of me
as I lie in this bed
with my insides burning
scared to death of this disease.
My bones ache
I tremble and sweat
and cry staring out the window at the parking garage
where my car is, waiting for me to escape this nightmare.
I wish I could say I’m here because I’m brave
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Mika Brzezinski Responds To Trump

I stopped spitting fire. I am lost for words, I don’t even know what to say anymore.

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Mika Brzezinski: Donald Trump‘s Attack Is ‘Really Sad For Our Country’

MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski made her first on-air comments about President Donald Trump’s Twitter rant against her, saying Trumps remarks are “really sad for our country.”

From The Huffington Post.Com By Paige Lavender:

MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski made her first on-air comments about President Donald Trump’s Twitter rant against her, saying Trumps remarks are “really sad for our country.”

“I think it’s been fascinating, and frightening, and really sad for our country,” she said Friday on her show “Morning Joe.”

Brzezinski and her co-host and fiancéJoe Scarborough, also responded to Trump in an op-ed published by The Washington Post Friday, in which they argued the president is “not well.”

America’s leaders and allies are asking themselves yet again whether this man is fit to be president. We…

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Pesto Rosso

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The most of us think about the classic Pesto Genovese, the traditional green pesto from Genoa, made with fresh basil and pine nuts; but there are actually various types of pesto -originating from different regions of Italy using local ingredients. The name pesto comes from the Italian word pestare, meaning crush or pound, as it was originally made with a mortar and pestle. Continue reading

Who Says Protest Doesn’t Work?

Just because it made me smile.

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In recent months we have seen a number of protests in the U.S., from the Women’s March on January 21st, to the People’s Climate March on April 29th, and most recently the March for Truth on June 3rd. Some have said these protests accomplish nothing, but I have disagreed, and today I have proof that organized protests DO sometimes make enough waves to bring about change.

uk-petition.jpgIn January, just a week after Trump’s inauguration, UK Prime Minister Theresa May invited Trump to make a state visit to the UK later this year, which he gladly accepted.  However, the good citizens of the UK do not want Donald Trump to visit … understandably.  Early on, citizens and members of Parliament called for May to rescind her invitation, which she refused to do. In February, a petition circulated and was signed by more than 1.8 million…

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Which one is which?

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I had been hungry for Boudin all week long, and finally, yesterday I had gotten them out of the freezer. A box of hot jalapeno Boudin for they guys and another box of regular Boudin for the ladies.  I was careful when I opened the packages, made sure I didn’t mix them up, even used different plates when I thawed them.  Continue reading

I Am A Nonperson … So Are You … Just Ask Eric Trump

If you are not a person, do you still have a persona?
Waving the paper towel. So proud to be not one of THEM.

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You can pretty much gauge what type of a news day it is by the number of paper towels used in my household.  Here’s the scenario:  I see a news story that makes me angry, and I curse whichever Trump caused my anger, usually Donald himself.  If it makes me really angry, I stick out my tongue and do a raspberry … ppppbbbbbttttthhhh.  (Yes, I know … very mature …) I then go get a paper towel to clean the droplets off my screen.  And so goes the day.  At the end of the night, as I am preparing for bed, I check the paper towels.  If there is still ½ roll or more on the dowel, I figure it was a pretty peaceful news day.

Tonight there is only one lonely paper towel left on the roll.  And here is part of the reason:

Eric Trump.  Eric came flitting…

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