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Crisis for GOP: Republicans would rather lose White House than the heart and soul of the Party

»Posted by on May 11 2016

If you're confused about what is going on right now with the Republican primary and prominent leadership like Speaker of the House Paul Ryan refusing to support Donald Trump, here's my analysis. Donald Trump may call himself a Republican, but the Republican Party leadership see him as an independent or a renegade. If that is true, then he is not, by definition, a true Republican. Being a true Republican, in the mind of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, former GOP nominee Mitt Romney, Sen. L...

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Is it coincidence that Lance Armstrong gave his first interview to the network owned by a former sponsor?

»Posted by on Jan 18 2013

I love Oprah just like the next person. She does a great interview. But in some respects it's mind-boggling as to why Lance Armstrong would choose Oprah and her fledging network, OWN, to launch a blockbuster media spin campaign. So it made me wonder, why Oprah Winfrey? OWN is a joint venture between Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Networks. Guess who was one of Lance Armstrong's biggest sponsors as he competed in the Tour de France? You guessed it: Discovery Channel. He was a member of ...

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‘Clueless’ star Stacy Dash, Twitter and the often toxic mix of politics, entertainment and social media

»Posted by on Oct 11 2012

'Clueless' star Stacey Dash jumped into the political waters and sent a Tweet about her personal decision to vote for Mitt Romney, the Repubican candidate. The Stacey Dash Tweet was well under 140 characters, but boy did 'Clueless' star Stacey Dash cause an uproar. 'Clueless' star Stacey Dash appeared on CNN's 'Piers Morgan' and said she was "shocked and saddened" by the response from her Tweet. Here's what happened. On Sunday 'Clueless' star Stacey Dash Tweeted: "Vote for Romney. T...

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A lesson for Mitt Romney: Why words are so powerful, in context or out

»Posted by on Jan 10 2012

Politics is a dirty game. In the race to be the Republican nominee, taking statements out of context seems to be fair game as the end game is all that appears to matter. Yesterday, just one day before the New Hampshire primary, Mitt Romney said "I like being able to fire people." He said it in the context of health care; that he wants to be able to fire his health care company if it is not performing. Mitt Romney was criticizing Obamacare. But boy did his opponents pounce. Not only the ...

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Crisis brewing? Fox News host Greta Van Susteren skewered for failing to disclose husband’s ties to GOP candidate Herman Cain

»Posted by on Dec 02 2011

Let me do what Greta Van Susteren apparently neglected to do: disclose my relationship. I have spoken and emailed with Greta Van Susteren on several occasions. I have clients who have been on her show. And I have clients whom Greta has wanted to be on her show. So I have spoken with her, sometimes at length. I would not call her a friend. I like her. I like her toughness. I like her style. And I believe she is a genuinely good, honest person. And that is why I am disappointed to hear th...

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CNN and Erin Burnett: Controversy creates headlines and negative PR

»Posted by on Oct 09 2011

I've read the criticism of CNN and its new show "Erin Burnett Out Front." Wow, and it's just been one week. The Baltimore Sun's David Zurawik writes: "By now, there is already a consensus bilding about Burnett based on her trip to Occupy Wall Street, and none of it is good for her or CNN's .. latest 'adventure' in weeknight programming." Forbes' Eric Jackson said Burnett was "too dismissive and condescending of these protesters." And said "Erin should quit grinning and winking at what a b...

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