Friday, November 02, 2018
The answer is in this interview, published by Variety today...
“I’m not embarrassed by what they do at all,” Murdoch said. “Fox News is the only mass media company in America with conservative opinions. It’s the only one. Frankly I feel in this country we all have to be more tolerant of each other’s views. We’ve come to this point where we are more and more intolerant of each other and frankly that has to change.”
Got it, people? Time to allow more tolerance of intolerance.
Maybe he just uses ambien.
They have a hint of orange.
Read it here.
I think Robert Feder wisely picked out the newsworthy portion of this interview. Thanks so much for this mention today!
How has Eric Ferguson adjusted to life after his radio breakup with Kathy Hart? Just fine, according to the longtime morning star of Hubbard Radio hot adult-contemporary WTMX 101.9-FM. “I feel like we’re doing the show the way we’ve always done it, with the people who are here,” Ferguson tells Rick Kaempfer in the latest edition of Illinois Entertainer. “There has been a renewed sense of energy. Every time there is change and the dynamic shifts, people get up on their toes a little bit, and ready to go. It creates a new [and] exciting energy and allows us to explore new things. In the long run, while that was a difficult and surprising transition, it’s worked out for us.”
Thursday, November 01, 2018
One of the biggest thrills of my life was the first time I saw the Cubs play the Giants. The Giants only came into town once a year, but in 1970, I was in the crowd. I remember it was a Sunday in June. The Giants weren't that great in 1970, but the middle of their order featured Willie Mays (batting third) and Willie McCovey hitting cleanup. Mays hit a homer off Ken Holtzman in an early inning (the third?), and as he rounded the bases I remember thinking to myself--this isn't fair! McCovey is up next. He hit a screaming double.
The game had a little bit of everything. Billy Williams hit a homer and so did Jim Hickman (he was playing for Ernie Banks). My favorite sub, Paul Popovich, was in the game. The Cubs won 8-4.
It was the only time I ever saw Willie Mays or Willie McCovey play in person. I'll never ever forget it.
Willie passed away yesterday at the age of 80.
This is a great piece about him in the Washington Post today. It's about Willie and one of his biggest fans...Charlie Brown.
(Photo: Topps 1969 Willie McCovey card from my personal collection)
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
But revoking this rule (if you are born in America, you are a citizen) and changing it to say that you must be born of United States citizens (which Lindsey Graham said yesterday), would kick millions of people out of the country.
Including me. My parents weren't citizens yet when I was born in Chicago in 1963.
You know who else would be outta here? Check out this tweet...
Ivana Trump wasn't a US citizen until 1988. She gave birth to Don Jr in 1977, Ivanka in 1981, and Eric in 1984.— The Resistance (@amervoices) October 31, 2018
Therefore Trump Jr. Ivanka and Eric shouldn’t be citizens according to 45.
Far be it for me to say he doesn't think these things through.
"The Hip Hop music scene is more vibrant than ever in Chicago," said WGCI's Program Director Johnnie D. "This is a perfect time to bring the Music Seminar, now called the Music Summit, back to Chicagoland. It will be a powerful day of networking, education and entertainment for aspiring artists."
Looks like I better get my act together. I'm over 4000 bottles behind.
The United Center. For a Book launch. With Oprah. The book launch for my last book was held at a soccer clubhouse.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Monday, October 29, 2018
I parodied it in my novel "$everance". I said their motto was BIWR (Black is White Repeat).
I agree with Bill Kristol.
The United States of America has a Fox News problem. https://t.co/BkQoZRi7cc— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) October 29, 2018
No disease any refugee might bring to America is as dangerous as the disease of fear, bigotry and hatred now being spread in America by Fox. https://t.co/aOPWAHDgH4— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) October 29, 2018
In the 90s, it was Rush. Read Timothy McVeigh's words and you'll realize that Rush has blood on his hands. Now read what the Pittsburgh shooter said about George Soros and Jews bringing those migrants here. Anyone who repeated it, or aired it, or said it, has blood on their hands.
And it's not even true. That's the sad part. Black is White repeat.