Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Media on Presidential Campaigns: Examine Thyself

Guest Perspective by Ralph Nader
The media coverage of the Presidential campaigns is a dreary repetition of past coverage. Stuck in a rut and garnished by press cynicism and boredom, media groupthink becomes more ossified every four years.
This massive mental motion-sickness confines reporters, editors and producers to the following all too predictable patterns:

1. They follow the money, whenever disclosed, but don’t diligently pursue the quid pro quos which NBC’s David Brinkley described as “deferred bribes.” Like a constant posting of a basketball game’s score, this reporting of cash register politics goes on and on. 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Limbaugh returns to WRKO

After nearly 2.5 years on Clear Channel's WXKS AM 1200 station, WRKO announced today that it would be getting Rush Limbaugh back on the station, starting later this month. The station will be moving Michelle McPhee, who has been hosting the midday hours, to the morning show with Todd Feinberg.
This announcement comes on the heels of the station extending its option for Howie Carr indefinitely, meaning he ain't moving to the FM dial any time soon.
Here's what the new lineup:

5:30 to 9 a.m.: Todd Feinburg and Michele McPhee
9 to 11 a.m.: "The Financial Exchange" with Barry Armstrong
11 a.m. to noon: "The Kuhner Report" with Jeff Kuhner
Noon to 3 p.m.: Rush Limbaugh
3 to 7 p.m.: Howie Carr

It's a great move for McPhee, who will now be in drive time, and will be sharing all her hot news with the world first thing in the morning.