Friday, December 20, 2019
Details are here.
I have nothing against either Bob or Steve. I've interviewed both of them many times over the years.
Bob Sirott 2014
Steve Cochran 2017
The new WGN lineup is...
4-5am: Simulcast of WGN-TV “Early Morning News”
5-9am: Bob Sirott
9am-12pm: John Williams
12-1pm: Wintrust Business Lunch with Ji Suk Yi
1-3pm: Anna Davlantes
3-7pm: Roe Conn
7-11pm: Justin Kaufmann
11pm-4am: Nick Digilio
the facts in this instance are unambiguous: The president of the United States attempted to use his political power to coerce a foreign leader to harass and discredit one of the president’s political opponents. That is not only a violation of the Constitution; more importantly, it is profoundly immoral.
The reason many are not shocked about this is that this president has dumbed down the idea of morality in his administration. He has hired and fired a number of people who are now convicted criminals. He himself has admitted to immoral actions in business and his relationship with women, about which he remains proud. His Twitter feed alone—with its habitual string of mischaracterizations, lies, and slanders—is a near perfect example of a human being who is morally lost and confused.
Trump’s evangelical supporters have pointed to his Supreme Court nominees, his defense of religious liberty, and his stewardship of the economy, among other things, as achievements that justify their support of the president. We believe the impeachment hearings have made it absolutely clear, in a way the Mueller investigation did not, that President Trump has abused his authority for personal gain and betrayed his constitutional oath. The impeachment hearings have illuminated the president’s moral deficiencies for all to see. This damages the institution of the presidency, damages the reputation of our country, and damages both the spirit and the future of our people. None of the president’s positives can balance the moral and political danger we face under a leader of such grossly immoral character.
It took some time for them to admit the immoral character, but I'm glad they did. I was starting to think that I was living in an alternative universe.
The full scathing editorial is here: Trump Should Be Removed From Office
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Listen to it here.
Read all about it in Robert Feder's column from last night.
Of course, in my role as media writer for Illinois Entertainer, I have interviewed both Lin and Mary. Here are the links...
Mary Dixon 2014
Lin Brehmer 2018
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
But a fun interview. Really.
Listen to it here.
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Congratulations to Chicago radio veterans Shel Lustig and Reed Pence on the 30th anniversary of Des Plaines-based MediaTracks Communications, the leading producer of nationally syndicated public affairs radio programming. The two co-founded the company in 1989 from a makeshift studio in Pence’s basement. Today its flagship broadcast, “Radio Health Journal,” reaches 3 million listeners a week on more than 600 radio stations. “Reliable, high-quality, syndicated public affairs programming is a must in today’s competitive radio landscape,” Lustig said in a statement. “The key to our success and longevity has always been our ability to adapt with the times and meet our affiliates’ changing needs.”
Here's a picture of Reed with Eckhartz Press author Janet Sutherland, who appeared on his Radio Health Journal...
Monday, December 16, 2019
According to Republicans— Doug Gordon (@dgordon52) December 16, 2019
The FBI: liars
The intel community: liars
The media: liars
The DoJ IG: liars
But the guy who has told more than 15,000 false or misleading claims since taking office...
He is telling the truth. https://t.co/14unpGfULc
Listen to it here.