Beauty Aisle Makeover

Several years ago, when addressing the topic of culture and media influence on people of faith, Pope Benedict XVI gave us a great deal of food for thought: “Believers are conditioned by a culture of images that imposes contradictory models … Continue reading

Media Bias Turns Discriminatory

There is no doubt that the racist tweet launched by actress-comedian Roseanne Barr against former top Obama aide Valerie Jarrett deserved swift action by Barr’s superiors at ABC, where she had been raking in huge ratings with the reboot of … Continue reading

Guns And Sex, The Hollywood Disconnect

After the sexual harassment scandal involving movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, social media campaigns such as the #MeToo movement spread quickly. One survey by USA Today that questioned nearly 1,000 women working in the movie industry found that 94 percent claimed … Continue reading

Pope Francis Calls For A Balanced Media

I am often asked why the media spend so much time covering violent and depressing stories such as shootings, riots, murders, car crashes, wars and more. Aren’t there any good-news stories out there? There are very practical reasons why bad … Continue reading

A Good Time for a Media “Time-Out”

Recently, I had several listeners to my radio show express how shocked and disappointed they were because I was not taking the allegations concerning Donald Trump seriously. The salacious claims were made in a 35-page “dossier” that was never verified … Continue reading

Bias in the Newsroom

Regardless of which candidate, party or issues one supports, I’m sure most voters would agree that we all deserve facts, not fiction. It’s not possible to make educated decisions at the voting booth if we’re only getting part of the … Continue reading