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  • Jun 18th, 2011 @ 4:08am

    Theatrics, Sluggishness, Apathy

    The TSA comedians demonstrate their theatrics, sluggishness & apathy every week I fly. They do this with an eerie consistency at every airport where I have been "screened".

    A simple law that would hold-harmless any passenger who comes to the aid of any flight-crew member would quite likely better protect flights than the entire TSA bureacracy. I can not imagine a situation where some gomer tries something on a flight post 9/11 and not a single passenger would be willing to intervene.

  • Sep 8th, 2009 @ 4:26am

    Koppell??!!

    You mean "Ted Koppell"? Hell, I thought this was a story about "journalists".

    I think journalism went extinct in the 50's/60's. Definitely by the time Watergate became common knowledge.

    Regardless of whether you think the main-stream media (print, broadcast or otherwise) is biased left or right, I think most people agree it is biased nonetheless. I also think most people would agree that the mind-set that seeds and promotes the bias (knowingly or otherwise) can be attributed in whole or part to the "journalism" schools where these reporters build the foundation of their skill-set. I would give the professors the benefit of the doubt and allow that they don't even realize the bias they infuse into their more gullible students. Perhaps the professors truly believe everyone sees the world from their point of view.

    Judging by the ratings, Faux-News is *killing* all of it's competitors by hyoooooge margins. As the lone conservative-leaning news outlet in cable broadcast news, I can't explain it. ABC/CBS/NBC/MSNBC/CNN/HN,etc. -- all the rest are left-leaning (compared to Faux), and I find it hard to believe that viewers who lean left could stomach Faux for long. I don't know what that says about the political make-up of the country, but there it is. All of them are more opinion than news, so you can't really compare them to "journalists".

    It doesn't matter, we're still doomed!

    But that's just me -- a grammatically challenged, non-journalist spouting off yet another opinion piece...