Tag Archives: News reporting

In the Age of Speed, Good Judgement and Accountability Count

A few years ago (in the late 1980’s) I was in charge of what was then called MIS (Management Information Systems).  In the transition period between the “glass house” or large main frame data centers to where we are today … Continue reading

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Who, What, When, Where, and Why?

Several years ago a Kennedy descendant flew his private airplane from New Jersey (I think ) to an island in the Atlantic offshore New England.  It crashed and he was killed.  I probably heard it first on the TV news … Continue reading

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Public Knowledge, Projections, and Memory

In 1978, the U. S. Congress enacted energy legislation that outlawed the use of Natural Gas to generate electricity.  “knowledgeable Experts” were projecting that we would be out of natural gas by 1985.  Thus the popular opinion was we were facing a … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Doctors & Politicians

When I was growing up I heard my father say that the best doctors were good diagnostician.  I also remember my mother telling me that I had to take my medicine, even if it didn’t taste good, because it would … Continue reading

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Why Listen to the News?

In the Tulsa World newspaper in December, Jay Cronley – a long time writer for the paper – wrote a column titled “It’s time for the media to play nice or go home”.  I thought this was interesting for a couple … Continue reading

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Should We Hate Islam? or Just Fear It?

Last week Tulsa had veterans Day Parade.  The purpose, of course, was to recognize and thank people who had been in the armed services and helped defend the country from possible aggression.  There was a movement to deny Muslims the … Continue reading

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What Do You Expect?

When I was 12 years old, may dad decided to take a job promotion and transfer that would require us to move from a small town in central Florida to Corpus Christi, Texas.  I was in the 7th grade in … Continue reading

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