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Sharyl Attkisson: Death of Investigative Journalism

Posted by Larry Doyle on April 16th, 2014 10:31 AM |

What does it say about a nation when a highly respected investigative journalist speaks out that she is compelled to leave her place of employment because her voice and her stories are not being given air time?

I do not know about you but that tells me the money and power behind the forces at work to keep the truth from the public are only getting that much stronger. Make no mistake, that money and that power are working for interests on both ends of the political spectrum and their friends doing their bidding on both sides of the aisle.

Given her willingness to depart CBS News and speak out on this corrosive reality within our media today, I welcome immediately inducting Sharyl Attkisson into the Sense on Cents Hall of Fame. What she has to say regarding media bias may not be surprising but it should trouble to no end all who care about a free and democratic society.  (more…)

Caddell: Lack of Truth is “Fundamental Threat to Democracy”

Posted by Larry Doyle on September 28th, 2012 6:58 AM |

Gut check.

Those who have played competitive sports know there comes a point in time during the game when one needs to dig ever deeper for the intestinal will and fortitude to press on in pursuit of victory.

As a nation, I firmly believe we are at that very point. Will we answer the call or allow our opponents to determine the manner in which the game is played and seriously influence the  outcome? The fact is the “game” I talk about today is in fact no game at all. I am talking about the future of our nation. . . . and I am pissed off and sick and tired as I think about this topic. What topic?  (more…)

Questions of Fairness and Rectitude

Posted by Larry Doyle on February 8th, 2012 6:45 AM |

Stephen Moore wrote a commentary entitled A Fairness Quiz for the President in the Wall Street Journal yesterday which generated hundreds of comments. The comments seemed to break down largely along party lines. I think most of those commenting might not grasp the full picture.

With our nation in the midst of an increasingly confrontational political debate, I think it useful to promote serious questions of fairness and rectitude. In doing so, I would like to reference a fair bit of Mr. Moore’s commentary while passing over some of his more overtly political statements. Additionally, I include my own ‘sense on cents’ and add some of my own questions at the end. (more…)

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