The Truth About Media at #DadChat and #MediaChat – a Double-Header!

Media Crossroads

This week both #DadChat and #MediaChat are double-teaming to provide TWO HOURS of non-stop chat about the effect of Media on ALL of us. Where once we had newspapers, radio, and just three networks, we now are constantly assaulted by endless forms of media. Join us Thursday June 19 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. PT/9:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET as we TAKE THIS ON! We will be giving away two $25 Starbucks gift-cards – one in each hour!

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A Moral Dilemma and Lesson

Life often gives us web-sites that carry my column had a very radical anti-Israel agenda. At first, I didn’t even realize how marginal and fanatical of a moral dilemma it was. Since my focus is not on politics, I just didn’t vet this web-site sufficiently, given my naïveté, when I first began distributing my column.

The fact that the editor was extraordinarily gracious and accommodating further lured me into not even considering that his site’s politics may be against my beliefs.  Plus, his web site had a large following, which at the early stages of my writing career was very exciting.

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My Son Has The Swine Flu – A Daily Journal

NOTE:  I am not a doctor and this column is not intended to be giving medical advice.  It is about my experience with my son and the swine flu, and my belief that the media may have exaggerated and scared the public about its risks. Regardless, you should take every precaution, consult your doctor if there are any symptoms, and to secure proper information, go to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) web-sites –

We just learned that our older son, Will, has the swine flu.  Fortunately, we didn’t panic or allow the hysteria of the msm (mainstream media) to scare us to death.  His first reaction was simply, “Darn, I’m going to miss Halloween.” I believe our media have become hysteria mongers, as well as all too often focusing on their agenda vs. objective reporting.  They devote way too much time to subjects unworthy of so much coverage such as the balloon boy or the tragic deaths of celebrities. read more