1. Kenneth Fadner from MediaPost
    6 minutes ago re: Fake News Case 'Cannot Proceed In An American Court,' Fox Tells Judge by by Wendy Davis, Staff Writer (PolicyBlog - May 21)

    Ken Kurtz:
    I'll stand by for more particulars.

  2. Kenneth Fadner from MediaPost
    18 minutes ago re: If You're Not Part of the Solution... by by George Simpson, Featured Contributor (MediaDailyNews - June 04)

    Ken Kurtz:
    You said -- "You have a habit of shifting context, you seem to like to set up the strawmen."

    Back at ya. You have a habit of carefully selecting your data to buttress the argument you wish to make and of ignoring data that doesn't fit in. (Plus, you almost never cite any authoritative source.)

    That said, I will agree with a point I think you've been making. The reason for the disparity in crime by blacks vs. crime by whites is the poor, underclass conditions in which blacks are raised and continue to live. I assume you would be ready for our society to address that.

    PS: Please do write at such length. You can make your points in a few simple sentences.

  3. Ken Kurtz from creative license
    44 minutes ago re: Fake News Case 'Cannot Proceed In An American Court,' Fox Tells Judge by by Wendy Davis, Staff Writer (PolicyBlog - May 21)

    C'mon Ken. Are you too busy rioting, and looting to search on Google?

    If I recall correctly, when I first heard about Trump's "gaffe" I Googled it, and immediately came up with a few studies being conducted at present by what appeared to be reputable laboratories, and institutions.

    One that stands out in memory is work being done at Cedars-Sinai on a medical device consisting of LED lighting to be inserted down the trachea of COVID-19 patients on ventilators in order to bring controlled ultraviolet light into the patient.

    However, Trump heard about that testing, and studies like it, I don't know. But the leftists taking his comment "sounds like a good idea" and turning it into "Trump said people should drink Clorox, and cut themselves open to expose themselves to sunlight" is really the stuff of RIOT CREATION.

    The left is a riot. That you question that studies like these are going makes no sense to me. We know NOTHING right now. Studies about things that kill the viris on contact outside the body BETTER BE GOING ON right now.

  4. Ken Kurtz from creative license
    69 minutes ago re: If You're Not Part of the Solution... by by George Simpson, Featured Contributor (MediaDailyNews - June 04)

    Sorry, Ken. I thought you would track because we were discussing cops killing unarmed citizens, like George Floyd. After all, it is the senseless death of unarmed George Floyd that has resulted in all this rioting, looting, murder of more African-Americans, and destruction of African-American livelihoods by people. You have a habit of shifting context, you seem to like to set up the strawmen.

    In 2019, a grand total of nine unarmed African-Americans were fatally shot by cops. The ten I originally offered up was off by one (according to a Washinton Post database). That number, contextually, when one considers that there are close to 400,000,000 annual contacts between police, and American citizens annually does not seem worthy of all the rioting, looting, destruction of African-American owned businesses, and lives, and additional murders of African-Americans since the rioting started (well more than nine, including African-American police officers). Surely you see that what you are so diligently making excuses for, no, promoting, is way worse than what instigated the irrational destructive mayhem in the first place.

    In contrast, police shot and killed nineteen unarmed whites in 2019. In order to justify the murder, and mayhem by people embracing false narratives, one would at least think that those numbers would be reversed. But no. More than twice as many unarmed whites were shot and killed by police last year than unarmed blacks. There were more than twice as many white "George Floyd" mishaps in America last year than actual black "George Floyd" mishaps. In 2018, the most recent year that US Justice Department numbers are available, the African-American population (13%) was responsible for 53% of all the murders in America.   

    Guess what. Right now, that 53% of all murders in America by 13% of our population is increasing significantly, as so many that are operating delusionally, and that supposedly believe that black lives "matter" but prove otherwise by their senseless and vicious TAKING of African-American lives, and livelihoods continues.

    The hypocrisy is unimaginable. The "same ol' same ol'" results that such hypocritical actions guarantee as people chase "solutions" to the wrong problem, not even the "wrong" problem, but a fictitious problem that doesn't even exist... diabolical, and paradoxical.

  5. Bruce Goren
    9 hours ago re: Continuous Cable News Was Created 40 Years Ago This Week by by Adam Buckman, Featured Columnist (TVBlog - June 04)

    Well . . . not exactly.

    ". . . CNN then had the cable news field all to itself until 1996, the year when both MSNBC and Fox News Channel were launched in July and October, respectively. (CNN launched Headline News, a sister 24-hour news channel, in 1982.) . . ."

    You've forgotten the reason CNN2 (CNN Headline News), which launched in January 1982, was created in the first place. I was on Master Control at CNN for the simulcast debut, a few years later I was also on hand for the launch of Turner's short lived CMC (Cable Music Channel). The plan was to head off looming competition from the ABC/Group W venture in Stamford Conn. , and it worked. SNC went dark in October of 1983. The chilling effect of that colossal failure left the field wide open to CNN/CNN2 through 1996.

    SNC (Satellite News Channel) was launched on June 21, 1982 . After getting our butts kicked trying to organize for NABET, several key production members of the CNN start-up team jumped ship and defected to SNC. ( I interviewed but did not get the gig <G>) .

    Ah, those were the days. I can still hear Reese Schonfeld strutting behind the live news desk and screaming at the Control Room to "Get Those Prime Assholes Off The Air !".

  6. Kenneth Fadner from MediaPost
    10 hours ago re: Fake News Case 'Cannot Proceed In An American Court,' Fox Tells Judge by by Wendy Davis, Staff Writer (PolicyBlog - May 21)

    Ken Kurtz:
    You said -- " ... tests are underway to see if the 'outside the body' efficacy of light and disinfectant against COVID can somehow be harnessed effectively to treat patients with COVID-19."
    Can you point me to a few of these tests?

  7. Kenneth Fadner from MediaPost
    10 hours ago re: Help Spread Words That Heal by by Cory Treffiletti, Featured Contributor (Media Insider - June 03)

    Ken Kurtz:
    Quoting you --
    "... a grand total of ten African-Americans had their lives ended by cops in 2019 ..."
    Actually, it was more like 260:
    https://mappingpoliceviolence.org/

    Also, black on black killings are more like 2,500 per year, not the 6,000 you stated. White on white killings are about the same #.
    https://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-09-29/race-and-homicide-in-america-by-the-numbers

    You said that African-American's commit "80% of all of America's violent crime ..." The actual percentage is closer to 50:
    https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2017/crime-in-the-u.s.-2017/tables/table-43

  8. Kenneth Fadner from MediaPost
    10 hours ago re: If You're Not Part of the Solution... by by George Simpson, Featured Contributor (MediaDailyNews - June 04)

    Ken Kurtz:
    Quoting you --
    "... a grand total of ten African-Americans had their lives ended by cops in 2019 ..."
    Actually, it was more like 260:
    https://mappingpoliceviolence.org/

    Also, black on black killings are more like 2,500 per year, not the 6,000 you stated. White on white killings are about the same #.
    https://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-09-29/race-and-homicide-in-america-by-the-numbers

    You said that African-American's commit "80% of all of America's violent crime ..." The actual percentage is closer to 50:
    https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2017/crime-in-the-u.s.-2017/tables/table-43

  9. Paula Lynn from Who Else Unlimited
    11 hours ago re: If You're Not Part of the Solution... by by George Simpson, Featured Contributor (MediaDailyNews - June 04)

    Your father didn't do you any favors.

  10. Ken Kurtz from creative license
    Yesterday, 9:22 PM re: If You're Not Part of the Solution... by by George Simpson, Featured Contributor (MediaDailyNews - June 04)

    Where are the black dads to whisper good counsel like I offered up above into their black sons' ears? 75% of all black children in America are born into households with no father. There are problems here. Unsustainable ones. But if we focus on fake problems, like the one that instigated this mess, well, we will never get to the roots, or effect change for the better.

  11. Ken Kurtz from creative license
    Yesterday, 9:16 PM re: If You're Not Part of the Solution... by by George Simpson, Featured Contributor (MediaDailyNews - June 04)

    I'm very confident that justice will be served there, George H. Also, very pleased that the charges were ratcheted up, and that the other officers that stood idly by were brought up on charges as well.

    Stats must rule, for real change to occur. That cop needs to be put away for what he did. But look at the rioting, looting, murder, and mayhem that have resulted from the "police problem" that was that cop keeping his knee against George's neck. Remember, I am a white guy that has been beaten senseless twice by overzealous cops in my lifetime. Once in Long Island, and once in Los Angeles (both times, decades ago, when I was drunk, disorderly, and not obeying the orders of the officers). The statistics that show that blacks MOST CERTAINLY ARE NOT more likely to be beaten, or killed by cops than whites are important, and should always rule. That truth, was it widely understood and embraced could have stopped the rioting, looting, murder, and mayhem that's going on right now. THE OPPOSITE OF THAT TRUTH, the false narrative that blacks are disproportionatey falling prey to cops IS WHAT LIT THE FIRE of the riots, and mayhem.

    If George had been my son, or dad, I would have done my best to counsel him to stay away from crime. He moved to Minneapolis for "a fresh start" after being released from prison in Houston, TX. That most recent sentence for a home invasion where he pointed a gun at the woman that lived in that apartment, and relieved her of her drugs, and money.

    If George had been my son, or dad, I would have done my level best to let him know that getting drunk, and passing off counterfeit bills to secure cigarettes in broad daylight was perhaps a "less than good" plan for that fresh start. Lastly, I would have told my son George, or dad George to NOT RESIST once the cops are engaged. I'm a white guy that has been there, done that, and suffered horribly as a result.

    It's pretty clear that if "my son George" hadn't gotten out of the other side of that cop car after they got him into that back seat, well, George would have made it down to the station alive. He wouldn't have wound up on the street with those pissed off cops laying on him had he just stayed in the back seat of that car.

  12. George Simpson from George H. Simpson Communications
    Yesterday, 8:48 PM re: If You're Not Part of the Solution... by by George Simpson, Featured Contributor (MediaDailyNews - June 04)

    Ken: your position on this is pretty clear. Now imagine George Floyd was your son or father.  Stats still rule?

  13. Ken Kurtz from creative license
    Yesterday, 8:45 PM re: Help Spread Words That Heal by by Cory Treffiletti, Featured Contributor (Media Insider - June 03)

    I guess those ten could look more like twenty when the videos just keep getting viewed over and over again, fanning irrational flames, obscuring the truth, the real problems, causing rioting, looting, murders of more blacks, blacks destroying the livelihoods of blacks that have strated businesses, only to see their "bothers, and sisters" burning them down, and destroying everything they worked decades for. This is what you are advocating for, Ken. Just horrific results across the board, and the guarantee that no change will ever occur because people are focused on the wrong things, putting zero effort into treating the real problems in the communities...

  14. Ken Kurtz from creative license
    Yesterday, 8:38 PM re: Help Spread Words That Heal by by Cory Treffiletti, Featured Contributor (Media Insider - June 03)

    And the hypocrisy of Black Lives Matter may be the worst of it, when a grand total of ten African-Americans had their lives ended by cops in 2019, and over six thousand African Americans were gunned down, and killed by other African-Americans in that same 365 day period. If African-Americans refuse to abide by "Black Lives Matter," then who should? If African-Americans show by their violent, and deadly actions that black lives don't matter to them, then why should that hypocritical flag fly at all? Why should anybody believe in "Black Lives Matter" when it is so evident that blacks don't?

  15. Ken Kurtz from creative license
    Yesterday, 8:37 PM re: Help Spread Words That Heal by by Cory Treffiletti, Featured Contributor (Media Insider - June 03)

    Good Ken. You're making progress. Based upon true data points, and valid studies by esteemed scientists, and universities, you are conceding that African-Americans are not more likely to be killed by police. Yet here we are, with mobs rallying around that false narrative, and people rioting, looting, committing murder and mayhem based upon that very false narrative. I've heard it 43,000 times this week. Cops have to stop killing blacks, and blacks are in grave danger of being killed by cops, far more grave danger than whites when it simply isn't true. People wonder why there is so little change... perhaps it's because the same false narratives serve as flashpoints over, and over, and over again.

    So now you want to pull the old bait and switch. Set up a strawman?

    I've never suggested that blacks aren't more likely to be pulled over. But then, there's that terribly inconvenient data point that 13% of America's population (African-American) is committing 80% of all of America's violent crime (including 50% of all of America's murders). Did you fail math, Ken? This is a simple math. There is not a single, solitary reason that African-Americans wouldn't be pulled over more often as crimes are being investigated. To an almost unbelievable degree, they are the suspects. They are doing the crimes.

    I hear it now, the crackle of a police car radio, with dispatch reporting that an armed robbery has just gone down in a jewelry store in Chicago, with witnesses reporting a black male fleeing the scene in a red sedan heading west on Mockingbird Lane. And the officer radioing back "10-4 Dispatch. Just two blocks away. We will pull over a couple of white males first just to try to even out the numbers of stops before we pursue the real suspect."

    The insanity of the attempts at "false change" that these false narratives stir up leave us with no change, unfortunately. Over, and over again. From decade to decade. Yet there are people right now discussing cops making bogus stops like that to try to "make things look better." Theater of the absurd, produced by leftism. Tickets sold by leftism.

    Do the math, Ken. The vast majority of violent crime in America is being committed by blacks, and pulling over more whites, or Asians, or Hispanics would only exist in a terribly ignorant alternative universe that wanted the real culprits to escape. For justice NOT TO BE DONE. 

  16. Ken Kurtz from creative license
    Yesterday, 8:30 PM re: If You're Not Part of the Solution... by by George Simpson, Featured Contributor (MediaDailyNews - June 04)

    Good Ken. You're making progress. Based upon true data points, and valid studies by esteemed scientists, and universities, you are conceding that African-Americans are not more likely to be killed by police. Yet here we are, with mobs rallying around that false narrative, and people rioting, looting, committing murder and mayhem based upon that very false narrative. I've heard it 43,000 times this week. Cops have to stop killing blacks, and blacks are in grave danger of being killed by cops, far more grave danger than whites when it simply isn't true. People wonder why there is so little change... perhaps it's because the same false narratives serve as flashpoints over, and over, and over again.

    So now you want to pull the old bait and switch. Set up a strawman?

    I've never suggested that blacks aren't more likely to be pulled over. But then, there's that terribly inconvenient data point that 13% of America's population (African-American) is committing 80% of all of America's violent crime (including 50% of all of America's murders). Did you fail math, Ken? This is a simple math. There is not a single, solitary reason that African-Americans wouldn't be pulled over more often as crimes are being investigated. To an almost unbelievable degree, they are the suspects. They are doing the crimes.

    I hear it now, the crackle of a police car radio, with dispatch reporting that an armed robbery has just gone down in a jewelry store in Chicago, with witnesses reporting a black male fleeing the scene in a red sedan heading west on Mockingbird Lane. And the officer radioing back "10-4 Dispatch. Just two blocks away. We will pull over a couple of white males first just to try to even out the numbers of stops before we pursue the real suspect."

    The insanity of the "false change" that these false narratives stir up leave us with no change, unfortunately. Over, and over again. From decade to decade. Yet there are people discussing cops making bogus stops like that to "make things look better." Theater of the absurd, produced by leftism. Tickets sold by leftism.

    Do the math, Ken. The vast majority of violent crime ibn America is being committed by blacks, and pulling over more whites, or Asians, or Hispanics would only exist in a terribly ignorant alternative universe. 

    And the hypocrisy of Black Lives Matter may be the worst of it, when a grand total of ten African-Americans had their lives ended by cops in 2019, and over six thousand African Americans were gunned down, and killed by other African-Americans in that same 365 day period. If African-Americans refuse to abide by "Black Lives Matter," then who should? If African-Americans show by their violent, and deadly actions that black lives don't matter to them, then why should that hypocritical flag fly at all?

  17. Ken Kurtz from creative license
    Yesterday, 6:57 PM re: Fake News Case 'Cannot Proceed In An American Court,' Fox Tells Judge by by Wendy Davis, Staff Writer (PolicyBlog - May 21)

    In Bryan's PowerPoint, there was no mention of those "inside the body" tests being undertaken. Only of the "outside the body" efficacy of light, and disinfectant. Those tests, nonetheless, are underway.

    Anybody with a predisposition to learn, can Google it. And why wouldn't such tests be underway when we're dealing with something so new, and with so much unknown. Throughout history, crazier things have been discovered by scientists willing to throw things against the wall.

    Bottom line, tests are underway to see if the "outside the body" efficacy of light and disinfectant against COVID can somehow be harnessed effectively to treat patients with COVID-19.

    I assumed that Bryan may have made a passing reference of that fact to Trump, but you are correect that it was not part of his presentation. But Trump opining that he thought it a good idea to test things that are being tested, well, there's no there there.

  18. Rick Thomas from MediaRich Marketing
    Yesterday, 5:42 PM re: 'Feels Like Bottom,' Ad Exec Data Signals Rebound Began In May by by Joe Mandese (MediaDailyNews - June 05)

    Thank God.  We needed some good news.

  19. Kenneth Fadner from MediaPost
    Yesterday, 5:33 PM re: Fake News Case 'Cannot Proceed In An American Court,' Fox Tells Judge by by Wendy Davis, Staff Writer (PolicyBlog - May 21)

    Ken Kurtz:

    I was looking for support for this statement of yours in your first comment here:

    "Trump was merely reiterating some of what Bryan had presented earlier in the press conference in a PowerPoint about the efficacy of sunlight, and disinfectant for killing COVID-19, and mentioned that Bryan had referred to tests being undertaken to harness those things for efficacy within the body."
    I have not been able to find where Bryan " ... referred to tests being undertaken to harness those things for efficacy within the body." I believe Trump said at the press conference HE thought such tests would be a good idea (pointed to the smarts in his own head). I believe everyone else on or near the stage was pretty flummoxed by that. I'd be happy to see the transcript or video support for Trump's assertion that Bryan said such tests were already being undertaken.

  20. Mark Laurence from Greater Media
    Yesterday, 5:17 PM re: U.S. Newspaper Groups Gain 1 Million New Digital Subscribers Amid Pandemic by by Sara Guaglione (Publishers Daily - June 04)

    The Boston Globe can be proud of their subscriber increase, but they're not getting rich. They have been selling introductory subs at $1 for 6 months. Will readers stick around for the regular rate of $1/day?

  21. Kenneth Fadner from MediaPost
    Yesterday, 4:58 PM re: Help Spread Words That Heal by by Cory Treffiletti, Featured Contributor (Media Insider - June 03)

    Ken Kurtz: Once again you spend a lot of words on your point-of-view assuming that will serve as a substitute for understanding the issue at hand:
    https://www.vox.com/2016/7/11/12149468/racism-police-shootings-data

    "In other words, Fryer and company found that there weren’t big racial disparities in how often black and white suspects who’d already been stopped by police were killed. But they deliberately avoided the question of whether black citizens are more likely to be stopped to begin with (they are) and whether they’re more likely to be stopped without cause (yup)."

    PS: Check the charts in the article from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report which have the correct pertinent data.

  22. Kenneth Fadner from MediaPost
    Yesterday, 4:55 PM re: If You're Not Part of the Solution... by by George Simpson, Featured Contributor (MediaDailyNews - June 04)

    Ken Kurtz: Once again you spend a lot of words on your point-of-view assuming that serve as a substitute for understanding the issue at hand:
    https://www.vox.com/2016/7/11/12149468/racism-police-shootings-data

    "In other words, Fryer and company found that there weren’t big racial disparities in how often black and white suspects who’d already been stopped by police were killed. But they deliberately avoided the question of whether black citizens are more likely to be stopped to begin with (they are) and whether they’re more likely to be stopped without cause (yup)."

    PS: Check the charts in the article from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report which have the correct pertinent data.

  23. Paula Lynn from Who Else Unlimited
    Yesterday, 3:24 PM re: How Brands Should Engage With The Protests by by Kaila Colbin, Featured Contributor (Media Insider - June 05)

    Bubkas