Monthly Archives: February 2010

One person’s opinion about the 2010 Winter Olympics (UPDATED)

1st UPDATE: 10:40 p.m. EST: Congratulations, NBC. Not only do you not know how to cover an Olympic Games, you also think it is perfectly acceptable to break up the Closing Ceremonies broadcast in order to slip in a preview … Continue reading

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Barack Obama is the new…

…Jimmy Carter? An unfair comparison, you say? Probably. But you should read this before cementing your opinion.

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Iran won’t play fair

As the (somewhat tainted) glow of the Winter Olympics prepares to move into our memory banks, there is an intriguing story about the interconnection of sports and politics in the Middle East. I read with a healthy degree of interest … Continue reading

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Another post-mortem of Russia’s Olympic team (and the IOC)

This time, it’s TIME magazine that captures the uneasiness in Moscow and throughout Russia, in the aftermath of the poor showing of that nation’s athletes at the Olympics. For more on this topic, be sure to visit this post that … Continue reading

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Over the next couple of days…

…let’s do some media comparisons. In the aftermath of the earthquake that struck Chile, there are legitimate expectations that the U.S. media ought to cover what happens there with the same intensity they did following Haiti’s earthquake. Of course, we … Continue reading

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The once-mighty Big Red Machine (UPDATED)

1st UPDATE: 9:00 p.m. EST: Heading into the final day of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Russia has won 3 gold, 5 silver and 7 bronze medals. Those 15 medals right now place the Russians 5th among all nations that have … Continue reading

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More on "backpack" journalism

Good primer here from the Wall Street Journal about the leaner news staffs evident at ABC, CBS and NBC. As I read stories such as this one — and it seems I can find at least one every week — … Continue reading

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