Category Archives: Media

How The Sacramento Bee resembles Omaha Steaks

I know a widower who occasionally buys meat from Omaha Steaks. Now that they have him on their radar screen, Glenn is constantly bombarded with online ads and emails urging him to buy more. I chuckled when he first told … Continue reading

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Facebook is ‘shocked’ people are abusing its social platform

Founder Mark Zuckerberg insisted the notion that people used Facebook to spread false news was “crazy” after the 2016 presidential election. Then the company denied Russian interests used the social media platform to meddle in the election. That was before … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the Pennsylvania special election

The vote is still too close to call the winner in Pennsylvania’s special Congressional election, but it’s clear the Democrats are the big winners in a district that voted big time for Donald Trump in 2016. The result also confirms … Continue reading

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‘The Post’ was not quite the movie I expected to see

You don’t always get what you expect when you see a movie, and “The Post” is a good current example of that. The movie, Steven Spielberg’s telling of how the Washington Post came to publish the Pentagon Papers, was promoted … Continue reading

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Trump throws gasoline on a smoldering media fire

Donald Trump, never one to pass up a chance to start a new fight, has picked one with The Wall Street Journal over an alleged misquote in a story the paper ran last week. The story was based on an … Continue reading

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Word on the street is that Jeffie is grandstanding again

Jeff “Podunk” Pelline, always quick to come to the defense of a potential advertiser in his alleged magazine, is going after The Union for a recent story claiming multiple customers’ drinks were spiked at local bars. The Union ran a … Continue reading

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Hey, Jeffie, why didn’t you disclose YOUR conflict of interest?

Regular readers of his blog know that Podunk Pelline has a double standard for activities in these parts: There’s one standard that applies to Jeffie and a second standard that applies to everybody else. A good example can be found … Continue reading

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