Mis-Guiding Again

Here they go again. Media pushing polls extolling the wide lead held by Biden. It’s another Hillary-effect in the making. Pump up the weak front-runner so that unenthusiastic voters will just stay home. Again. If Biden does get the nomination. Can the pundits resist these false predictions? Obviously not. History repeats.

Meanwhile. Real people. Waiting for over 40 hours to get into the Trump rally in Orlando. Danger. Danger. Chuck Todd. Jeff Zucker.

Pebbles in Time

U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. As it was in 1982. Tom Watson. This year. Who? Rosie had a great start. More off-course drama. Tiger’s ex having another cub. Jordan dressed down his caddie on national tv. Koepka whines about not being in promos on Fox. We’ll see.

It’s the middle of June and ice hockey is mercifully done. As is the NBA. In more ways than one.

Congrats to Ogilvy New York. Global Instagram branding. On to Cannes.

Un Rapt

Jerry Nadler needs a new cast. John Dean? How lame. Nobody who cares was even born during Watergate. Next up. Monica Lewinsky.

Joe v. Donnie in Iowa. Let’s see what happens. Crowd size matters.

Wouldn’t pay a dime for KD. Don’t do it Knicks. Barkley is right, he’d never make it in NYC anyway. He didn’t even stay to watch his team play. But. Hey. Game 6. Go Raptors!

Holiday Inn ad was gorgeous! Well done, mAdBen.

Bracket Madness

The NYPost’s Mueller Madness is hilarious. With overreaching pundits and entertainers competing for fomenting the most Russia collusion hysteria. Rachel Maddow solidly beats Stephen Colbert in the Finals.

In that other bracket. My final four are still in the Sweet Sixteen. Michigan State. Texas Tech. Tennessee. UNC. As are Joey3Sticks’ Duke. Michigan. Virginia. Kentucky. And mAdBen’s. Duke. Michigan. Tennessee. Houston. Although. Duke barely eeked it out.

WMD Redux

Matt Taibbi compares the lack of press objectivity, integrity and depth of investigative journalism in its failure to shine the light on the ridiculous excuse for the Iraqi War with Russiagate. Broken Record Alert!

“As a purely journalistic failure… WMD was a pimple compared to Russiagate. The sheer scale of the errors and exaggerations this time around dwarfs the last mess. Worse, it’s led to most journalists accepting a radical change in mission. We’ve become sides-choosers, obliterating the concept of the press as an independent institution whose primary role is sorting fact and fiction… WMD damaged our reputation. If we don’t turn things around, this story will destroy it.”

And. What about the press publishing unsubstantiated claims against Brett Kavanaugh by Julie Swetnick client of Michael Avenatti.

The Last Journalists

Jill Abramson, former Executive Editor of the New York Times, has squandered her opportunity to tell the truth about the lack of objectivity in the current news business. The fact that she is charged with plagarism takes her valid insights off the track.

However, Lara Logan who still has a lot to lose, had the courage to speak out about modern reporting. Bias. Agendas. Scripted narratives. Editing stories to fit the prejudice and slant. It matters not to her whether it’s to the right or the left. It is rare to find anyone in so-called journalism circles brave enough to risk their careers.

Sunday Stiles

Robert Mueller must have watched HBO’s Brexit. He is questioning Cambridge Analytica leaders who were instrumental in swaying the Brits and aiding Steve Bannon’s global crusade for nationalism. Thus Trump.

Will never understand The Golf Channel. As Tiger is tearing up Riviera, there is a panel discussion about it and other golf-related stuff. Yet can’t watch the actual. Golf. Going on now. Frustrating.

Trevor Noah says his South African mother doesn’t visit him here because in life there are flowers and butterflies. So he takes flight then lands back home to share his adventures. Poetic. Better than pathetic!