Modern ‘Journalism’ Or How Obama Got Re-elected

CNN anchor Tom Foreman has revealed that he has written a letter to Barack Obama every day during his first term.

That’s 1,460 letters or a half-million words as per his own claims. Brad Pitt’s most infatuated fan could not that pace up.

You really think Foreman would have reported relevant information to his
viewers that might have shined a not-so-good light on Obama?

In his own words: Along the way it occurred to me that being president is probably much
harder than most of us suppose. After all, if it is this exhausting just
thinking about the job, imagine what it is like actually punching the
Oval Office clock. Truthfully, I offered very little advice. More often I
presented general notions about how one approaches problems; the same
notions I would pass on to anyone in any position who faces daily

I think it’s safe to say that Foreman is not the kind of guy willing to follow a story to wherever it leads and report the truth even if it hurts. So much for being a watchdog.

The sad thing is guys and gals like Foreman are the norm in the old media and people still trust them.

Hat tip Rick Moran at

Hearings On Child Protection Recommendations

Members of the House Children and Youth Committee and the House Judiciary Committee will conduct a joint hearing on the recommendations issued by the Child Protection Task Force 10 a.m., tomorrow, Jan.  22, at the Capitol, says state Rep. Jim Cox (R-129).

A year ago, the Pennsylvania General Assembly established the Task Force on Child Protection to conduct a comprehensive review of the laws and procedures relating to the reporting of child abuse and the protection of the health and safety of children following the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case. The task force issued its recommendations at the end of November.

Read the recommendations of the Child Protection Task Force here.


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After Watching Silver Linings Playbook

Things to do after watching Silver Linings Playbook:

1. Order Raisin Bran at the Llanerch Diner, which, btw, is $2.20.

2. Check out the Eagles 2008 season to see how well it jives with the film. It’s a perfect match it seems.

Things not to do:

1. Walk from the Llanerch Diner to the Lansdowne Theater.

2. Expect to see a Ridley Park cop patrolling the neighborhood.

Things To Do After Watching Silver Linings Playbook


Things To Do After Watching Silver Linings Playbook