Category Archives: Media

These are my people…or maybe not

I ran an item in my most recent column in The Union (reproduced below) in which I noted a study by the Brookings Institute that tried to explain the great political divide in this country. Brookings developed a profile of … Continue reading

Posted in George Rebane, Media, Politics, Republican Party, Todd Juvinall, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

More shoddy voter deception from NorCal Republicans

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re in a contest to fill the vacant District 1 state Senate seat that represents Nevada County, part of Placer County, and other areas north of us. Election day is actually Tuesday, but most people … Continue reading

Posted in Assemblyman Brian Dahle, Democratic Party, Government, Media, Politics, Rep. Doug LaMalfa, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

SPEAKING OF SPORTS: Forget March Madness

Millions of Americans are preparing to goof off at work, take extended lunch breaks, cut classes, and spend the next four days in semi-dark rooms cut-off from civilization as they watch their March Madness brackets blow up in their faces. … Continue reading

Posted in College athletics, Media, NCAA, Sports, Sports betting, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

SPEAKING OF SPORTS: MLB confronts its old nemesis

As we approach the 100th anniversary of the infamous Black Sox scandal, Major League Baseball is again grappling with the issue of betting on games. Ever since eight players on the Chicago White Sox were banned from baseball for conspiring … Continue reading

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Univision anchor Jorge Ramos is one baaaad hombre

Univision anchor Jorge Ramos is the only journalist I know who’s been 86ed by the two biggest bullies in the Western Hemisphere. That’s quite an accomplishment. Ramos most recently got the bum’s rush when he traveled to Venezuela with a … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Media, Politics, Public Policy, Steve Bannon, Uncategorized | 1 Comment