Tagged: Twitter

When Facebook Gets Ugly

When Facebook Gets Ugly

I rarely open Facebook. At best, it’s boring and banal. At worst it’s ugly and dangerous. I don’t have a Twitter account. I’m too old to tweet. I’ll leave that to the birds –...

The Blight of the Bots

The Blight of the Bots

  You might think social media is the salvation of democracy, but I think it’s a blight. As a former newspaper editor, I deplore the mob mentality I come across on web sites like...

Melania in Wonderland

Melania in Wonderland

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. The vision of...

Buying up the News

Buying up the News

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” And you know “the  pen” is a metaphor for communication of all kinds – including, of course, television and the Internet...

Government by Tweets

Government by Tweets

  The sheer silliness of a president issuing policy statements via Twitter must be making America a global laughing stock. I don’t ever go on Twitter. I delete the uninvited emails I get from Twitter....

A Digital Protest? Really?

A Digital Protest? Really?

  In another time, Americans might be marching on Washington today, massing in front of Congress to support the Democratic sit-in against gun violence. But I know of no  plan to march. Instead I...

Crazy Rants and Real News

Crazy Rants and Real News

  If Donald Trump were some run-of-the-mill guy back in Queens, he would probably be committed to a mental health facility after the craziness he has been spouting. But, as the Republican Party’s flag...

A World of Make Believe

A World of Make Believe

More and more, this world of ours becomes a pantomime, a charade, a chiavari. Nothing is what it seems. Not even the “news.” You will read about the power of “social media” in the...

Wow! – Obama secret sauce revealed!

Wow! – Obama secret sauce revealed!

Can you be in church and take the Lord’s name in vain? Yes we can!  I found myself in this predicament.  It was after church, and we were socializing in the lobby. The conversation...