• The State Of The Ad Industry Under Trump: Not-So-Sanguine
    The state of the union under Donald J. Trump may be debatable, depending on your political perspective, but the state of the ad industry under Trump's presidency is clearly a net negative, according to some interesting tracking data by Advertiser Perceptions Inc.
  • Is Fox News 'State-Run TV? If So, Which State Is Running It?
    "Good evening, everybody. It may be time to declare war outright against the deep state and clear out the rot in the upper levels of the FBI and the Justice Department." That's how Fox Business Channel host Lou Dobbs opened his segment Tuesday, calling on his viewers to prepare for war against our nation's top law-enforcement agency and our justice system.
  • Red, White & Bizarro
    I was not a big social media user before Nov. 8, 2016, but that all changed when Donald Trump was elected President. Partly because I wanted to understand the role social media -- especially Twitter -- played and continues to play in all things Trump, I jumped in. With both feet. I've learned a lot. Not all good. But the first thing I ever posted about Trump was an image on Instagram of Trump as "Bizzaro #1," a reference to the character in Superman who comes from Bizzaro World, where they say things that mean the opposite of what they ...
  • 'Welcome Back To The Studio'
    If there was any doubt that the Trump White House operates like a scripted reality TV show, it was put to rest when Donald Trump opened today's live televised cabinet meeting with that statement, literally calling the Cabinet Room a studio. Whether he was joking, jerking our chains or wagging a dog was not clear. What was clear, is that the American Presidency is becoming a Hollywood production. Just consider the response to Oprah Winfrey's speech at the Golden Globes Awards telecast Sunday night. The media -- real, "fake," and social -- went bonkers on speculations that Oprah was poised ...
  • Why I Reported Trump To Twitter -- And Why You Should, Too
    I just reported an abusive tweet by the President of the United States. Twitter says it is investigating the matter. I doubt it will take any action based on my sole report, but I encourage others who have Twitter accounts to do the same. It was the one he sent Tuesday comparing the size of his "nuclear button" to Kim Jong-un's that prompted me to report it as "abusive or harmful" to Twitter.