Friday, October 23, 2009

Picking the wrong fight

*President Obama and his advisers have it all over me in plotting political moves, so it's not from a position of strength that I disagree with them. But it says here their war with Fox News Channel is a bad idea. The New York Times goes behind the scenes of the decision here. In the old days, when people "fought" with newspapers, cooler heads would say, "Don't argue with someone who buys ink by the barrel." Don't know the cable TV equivalent, but the short of it is Obama can't win and Fox will get the last word.

*Speaking of Fox, Don Imus seems rejuvenated ever since his simulcast switched from obscure RFD-TV to the Fox Business Network. Not only is the show breezier, Imus is no longer covering his face with his cowboy hat, and he actually appears interested in what's going on. Beyond that, the TV production on Fox Business is far superior to RFD, and even better than when he was on MSNBC.

*There was a time not all that long ago when I'd watch the Yankees' post-season games from beginning to end, even if it meant late into the night and wee hours of the morning. But I took in only an inning of two of Game 4 Tuesday night because I had a 4:30 a.m. wakeup call Wednesday. And I watched less than that in Game 5 without a similar excuse. Not even a guilty conscience over the decision. What's up with that?

*Memo to Ralph W. Emerson: Sign your real name and our editor or I will engage you in a discussion. If you don't have the courage to tell us who you are, don't bother to write, we won't take you seriously.
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