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Today marks the 100th anniversary of Veterans Day, reminds Grumpy Editor, in case your local newspaper overlooks this. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Grumpy Editor
Almost one-in-five (22 percent) newsroom employees live in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. metro areas, according to a Pew Research Center analysis, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
Grumpy Editor notes a USA TODAY story that reveals more than one in three outpatient surgery centers employ doctors who are not board certified in their respective medical specialty. Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
Is there super abundant coverage by news media with “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman going off to a federal prison — for 14 days? asks Grumpy Editor. From national publications to local dailies, Huffman’s prison stint gets wide coverage and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
With California utilities cutting power to more than two million people late last week, a new problem emerges with shutdowns --- increased air pollution, notes Grumpy Editor. Generators used as backups by many businesses, hospitals and others, along with purchases... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
Some appealing online advertisements are turning out to be routes to scammers, observes Grumpy Editor. For them, it works out better than the long-used telephone calls and emails. Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
New legislation should make dogs in a section of Australia happy, notes Grumpy Editor. The Animal Welfare Legislation Amendment Bill, which became law on Thursday, calls for strict penalties to dog owners in efforts to improve animal welfare. Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
According to the petition, posted on Change.org, the venerable publisher, which produces the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), offers a series of synonyms for woman, including "bitch, besom, piece, bit, mare, baggage, wench, petticoat, frail, bird, bint, biddy, filly." Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
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Overlooked by most U.S. media is a British news report that finds one third of families eat in silence during meal time, notes Grumpy Editor. Three out of 10 respondents say they struggle to find what to talk about at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
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Most millennials, struggling with bills, simply can’t afford vacations, observes Grumpy Editor after noting findings of a recent Deloitte study. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
Hurricane, a Belgian Malinois that worked as a U.S. Secret Service dog, will be honored next month for his heroism on White House grounds five years ago --- by the British, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
Criminal justice system words, including "convict," "felon," "addict" and "offender" won't be heard or seen in print now in San Francisco after the Board of Supervisors locked them up, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
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Print and broadcast media give heavy coverage to murders these days --- and so does novelist Morgan St. James, notes Grumpy Editor. Author of 17 books, St. James beams one of the perks of being a writer of novels is that “you can kill someone in print and not worry about going to jail.” Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
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The classic 1953 movie, Roman Holiday, which show stars Aubrey Hepburn sitting on Rome’s famous Spanish Steps, would have brought fines to Paramount Pictures if shot today because of a new regulation, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
While most media are focused on climate change in general, a key element is that the planet is becoming more vulnerable to desertification, the permanent degradation of land that was once arable and good for growing crops, Grumpy Editor observes in a National Geographic story. Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
A resort fee --- a trick charge hotels have been using in recent years to extract additional money from guests --- are finally facing legal action, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
News writers soon won’t be able to mention “manhole” in Berkeley, California. It will be a banned word, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
In case you missed the major Volkswagen news: The Beetle model reached the end of the long-traveled road which goes back to pre-World War II days when German dictator Adolf Hitler sought a “people’s car,” notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
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A Galllup Poll finds extreme pride in the country is at an 18-year low, with 45 percent of adults saying they are “extremely proud” to be Americans with 70 percent mentioning they were proud, notes Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
Something affecting just about everyone seeking to travel somewhere but not getting much play in most media are fake businesses that post listings on Google Maps and lead users astray, noted Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
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Some 58 percent of people avoid the news because it has a negative effect on their mood or because they feel powerless to change events, noted Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
After 33 years in the military, Brig. Gen. Laura Yeager will be the first woman to command an Army infantry division, observed Grumpy Editor. She takes command of California National Guard’s 40th Infantry Division at the end of next week. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
D-Day events in the past week reminded Grumpy Editor of the excellent, well documented writing by David Eisenhower, the grandson and namesake of Gen. Dwight Eisenhower with “Eisenhower at War 1943-1945,” originally published December, 1986. Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
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With the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landing in France being observed on June 6, press action — or more precisely inaction at that time — on activity leading up to the event that led to liberation of Europe would never happen today, declares Grumpy Editor. Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2019 at Grumpy Editor
A great sight few newspaper readers/TV viewers saw: A vintage World War II aircraft flying over New York's Statue of Liberty the other day on the way to D-Day ceremonies next month, observes Grumpy Editor Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at Grumpy Editor