The Deranged Left

I am alarmed by the hysterical attacks by left leaning entertainers, journalists and politicians against President Donald Trump. First, let me say that I am often dismayed by Trump’s intemperate criticisms of his political opponents.  Trump is a counter-puncher, and he fights dirty.  He is also extremely sensitive to criticism; and he is liable to […]

Point of View

Some weeks ago a friend sent me an e-mail in which there were several illustrations of how public opinion can be manipulated.  Depending on a camera angle, a news story can be altered to fit the journalist’s own point of view.  A crowd can be made to look much larger than it really is.  An […]

The Blind Side

I am writing about the blind side.  No, I am not referring to the American game of football and the sad truth that quarterbacks do not have eyes in the back of their head. Instead, I refer to the political and social biases that make it so hard for us to see and understand the […]

Fake News

President Trump often rails against what he calls “fake news.”  Is he correct?  Are most commercial television news broadcasts and major newspapers filled with falsehoods and half-truths?  On occasion, Trump has gone so far as to charge that the purveyors of fake news are “enemies of the people.”  Such statements by the President infuriate television […]