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RIP: The Fairness Doctrine

The FCC yesteday effectively killed the Fairness Doctrine, which had been effectively deregulated since the Reagan Administration, along with about 80 other rules affecting broadcast communication that the Obama Administration considers “out of date.” I believe this is a mistake. Mass media have evolved into multiple sources of media from a host of new satellite…

Rep. Royce Ties Arizona Shooting to Fairness Doctrine (huh?)

Fallout from the Arizona shooting continues to reverberate from Washington DC to Orange County.  Last week, Irvine City Council member and 2010 Democratic congressional candidate Beth Krom weighed in with a letter to the editor in the OC Register calling the right wing media to task for elevating the rhetoric. Key points from Krom’s letter:…

New CBS/NY Times Poll: Public Trusts Democrats More

This exceptional opinion column in today’s New York Times is well worth reading and should serve as a reminder that the leadership demonstrated by President Obama and the accomplishments of the Democratically-controlled Congress in the past two difficult years has been, in many ways, exceptional.  Consider for a moment thet state of our nation if…

Helping Haiti; Not a Right vs. Left Issue

This past Thursday’s edition of the Irvine World News was soaking wet when I opened it up from last week’s rain. And after reading Adam Probolsky’s colume about Rep. John Campbell trying to save some pocket change by going the signature route for candidacy for re-election (and conveniently omitting the fact that Campbell left out…

Walter Cronkite dies

KNX Radio is reporting that legendary CBS TV anchorman Walter Cronkite has passed away.  He was 92.  Details to come.  From the New York Times: 8:11 p.m.: Walter Cronkite, an iconic CBS News journalist who defined the role of anchorman for a generation of television viewers, died Friday at the age of 92, his family…