John Lindsay. Ed Koch. Tom Bradley. Menachem Begin. Rudy Giuliani. Mike Bloomberg. Luis Herrera Campins. They all have two things in common: 1. Superlative, even history-changing political success. 2. David Garth got them elected.
It’s not hard to find examples of ridiculous excess and hyperbole in the Ebola story, and in the way it’s being reported. Generally I have no problem pointing them out. I’m frequently critical of my colleagues in the media. But this time it’s worse than that.
You’ll forgive me for interrupting the normally newsy content of this site with a few thoughts about … baseball. And the Yankees. One Yankee in particular.
They don’t make them like Don Pardo anymore. How many people not named Vin Scully spend 60+ years with the same employer, in or out of show business?
A recent breaking story here in Los Angeles has stirred up an important debate about social media, the quest for the “exclusive” picture, and the bounds of propriety and civility.
The TRUE inside story. Makes perfect sense now!
“I don’t take the decision to break in lightly, but when there’s a confirmed tornado on the ground that is headed toward people’s homes, I break in.
Barbara Walters became the first female evening news anchor (1976).