Niagara yawner

Call me cynical, but did Nik Wallenda’s tightrope walk over Niagara Falls really warrant 3 hours of TV coverage? Wallenda needed the underwriting to pay for his long-dreamed-of stunt, and ABC needed some cheap programming, I guess. But three hours… Read More ›

Bird flu: Shame on ABC

A high percentage of Americans today tend to believe most of what they see on television, particularly when it is presented as “news.” Case in point: bird flu. The news media have hyped the threat of an avian flu pandemic… Read More ›