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Too many magazines, and some newspapers, make it very difficult to contact staffers --- which is just plain dumb, grumbles Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Grumpy Editor
Grumpy Editor finds it interesting that most U.S. news --- and social --- media went ballistic last week when North Korea leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump compared buttons --- nuclear buttons, that is. Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at Grumpy Editor
Grumpy Editor is taking time off to celebrate Christmas and the New Year. He will return, perhaps less grumpy, on Jan. 8. Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2017 at Grumpy Editor
This year turns out to be the biggest for "fake news" as many writers released incorrect or made-up stories, most aimed at the White House, finds Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at Grumpy Editor
Grumpy Editor notes the District of Columbia ranks No. 1 in percentage of U.S. heavy drinkers and No. 2 in percentage of adults who consume alcohol. Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2017 at Grumpy Editor
An inaccurate report about former national security adviser Michael Flynn by veteran ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross triggered a brief 350-point drop in the Dow Jones industrial average. Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at Grumpy Editor
Grumpy Editor notes that Newsweek, formerly a highly respected weekly news magazine, has gone way off track by comparing Charles Manson, mass murderer and cult leader (who died Nov. 19), to President Donald Trump. Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at Grumpy Editor
Journalists as foreign agents? That’s what is being alleged by Russians, Chinese and the U.S., finds Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2017 at Grumpy Editor
U.S. senators and their staffs will undergo sexual harassment training in the next 60 days and at least once every two years. Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at Grumpy Editor
Eyebrows are being raised in the story from two women with two dogs who were on a 50-foot yacht hit by bad weather and lost at sea for almost six months before being rescued by a U.S. Navy ship, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Grumpy Editor
The massacre on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip was almost a month ago and new information is at a standstill, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Grumpy Editor
A cover-up, cited by an author and broadcast personality in connection with the Oct. 1 Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 and injured several hundred, is spotlighted in a Sunday commentary column. Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at Grumpy Editor
Police answer a disturbance call at a bank --- and wind up helping an agitated customer. With no scuffle, no handcuffing and no shots fired, media ignored the event, thus missing a good story. Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at Grumpy Editor
Grumpy Editor says look for a new, widely circulated slogan in print and on TV for Las Vegas following the Oct. 1 shooting rampage on the Las Vegas Strip. Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at Grumpy Editor
Grumpy Editor notes popular conservative radio talk show host Heidi Harris, after two years on CBS’ KXNT in Las Vegas, is suddenly bounced from the station after commenting on her Facebook page that “it would be better for a child to have a mother and a father, rather than two fathers.” Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at Grumpy Editor
Grumpy Editor notes TV hurricane reporters, on camera fighting strong wind and rain, constantly remind viewers in the storm’s path that: “You shouldn’t be out here, but I am.” Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at Grumpy Editor
STUDY: MAJOR TV NETWORKS GO DEEPLY NEGATIVE ON TRUMP COVERAGE Nightly TV news broadcasts from June 1 to Aug. 31 were 91 percent negative in covering President Donald Trump and his administration, tallies the Media Research Center, notes Grumpy Editor.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2017 at Grumpy Editor
PENTAGON STILL DEPENDS ON VINTAGE RUSSIAN-MADE ROCKET ENGINES With all the negative talk focusing on Russia and the White House in recent months, most media are unaware that the U. S. Defense Department has to rely on Russian-made rocket engines... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at Grumpy Editor
L.A. CITY COUNCIL REPLACES COLUMBUS DAY WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY The Los Angeles City Council voted to banish Columbus Day and change the second Monday in October to Indigenous Peoples Day, notes Grumpy Editor. Indigenous Peoples Day will be an... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at Grumpy Editor
CALIFORNIA LEGISLATORS EYE TAX ON DRINKING WATER California, with taxes on sodas and alcoholic drinks, now seeks to put a tax on (ready for this?) drinking water, notices Grumpy Editor. Purpose is to fix hundreds of public water systems with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at Grumpy Editor
OVERLOOKED: NATIONAL GUARD UNITS TO QUELL DISTURBANCES With rally violence in Charlottesville, Va. and many other cities in recent days, apparently no media member has asked about governors sending state National Guard units to quell disturbances in affected areas, notes... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2017 at Grumpy Editor
LOOK FOR SOLAR ECLIPSE TO ECLIPSE OTHER NEWS Next Monday’s solar eclipse, crossing the U.S. as a total eclipse on a strip through 14 states from Oregon to South Carolina, is grabbing more space and broadcast time than world developments,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at Grumpy Editor
More jobs fuel economy, powering Dow to new highs Dow Jones Industrial Average starts today at 22092, while most mainstream media did not make much noise when the 121-year-old Dow passed the 22000 mark on Wednesday, notes Grumpy Editor. That’s... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at Grumpy Editor
Forbes lists steps to squash North Korea’s antics With the firing of another, more advanced, North Korea ballistic missile on Friday, what’s taking it so long to crack down on the Communist nation that has been a thorn in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at Grumpy Editor
U.K. paper: North Korea eyes subs for missile launching Grumpy Editor notes that following North Korea's recent test of an intercontinental ballistic missile with technology for mounting a nuclear warhead, Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at Grumpy Editor