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All this week, I’ll be hosting the 9 am-12 pm PST block on Los Angeles’ KTLK. You can listen online by going to the KTLK site and clicking on “LAUNCH PLAYER.” Listen, tweet, call. Our national conversation—Let’s do it again. -Rick
The Three Wise Men
There is a joke among Israelis that for every two people here, there are at least three opinions. That’s what makes the stories of the three men I’m about to tell you about so unexpected. They make an odd grouping. One is a Palestinian politician, the other is a leader of an Israeli settlement and the third is a member of the Israeli Knesset. Dr. Nachman Shai, an Israeli Knesset member whose...
On the Gaza Border with Israel’s "Rocket Man"
It’s my second day in Israel. I’m on a helicopter that takes me directly over the home and farm of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma for nearly six years. The grounds are beautifully manicured, but as I fly over them, all I can think of is the image of the war hero turned statesman surrounded by nothing but tubes and nurses. Our landing zone isn’t far from...
A Sign of Promise
I am in Tel Aviv breaking bread with noted Israeli journalist Henrique Cymerman. His Spanish is as good as his Hebrew, and he has regularly interviewed Israeli prime ministers for decades—including Yitzhak Rabin less than 24 hours before he was assassinated. But it’s his latest interview that intrigues me the most. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has just told Cymerman on Israeli TV...
Greetings from Israel
Greetings everyone, I’m in Israel all this week, part of a delegation of Latino journalists invited here by the Anti-Defamation League. I’m honored to have been invited, and my thanks to Abe Foxman and my friends at the ADL for including me. It’s my first time in Israel (and my first time in the Middle East, for that matter). Today was my first full day here—I left Miami...
Marco Rubio’s Memory Problem
I belong to a group of people who came to America at the expense of all we had. My family left Cuba. We owned a car and a home. We had a good life. And we left it all behind. That’s what political refugees do. “Freedom isn’t free,” is an adage seared into my mother’s memory. She kept repeating it in her head as she stood at Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport in...
Miami Herald Reporter Busts his Own Paper
Pete Pelegrin really believed in his job as a sports writer for the Miami Herald. He cared about the school and his community. The problem is his bosses at the Herald did not. So one night, talk about intestinal fortitude; this courageous reporter chose to do what was right even at the expense of his own career. Here how it was covered by the Bleacher Report: ...
A Newspaper that Hates its Readers
Wow. The Herald just noticed FIU football? Great! Welcome to the party guys. Glad to have you. Come on in. Unfortunately, the chips are soggy and we’re almost out. We’ve been here quite a while. The rest of us have been wondering where you were all this time. Oh, that’s right, you were stuck in traffic catching up to that UM story, the one you were eight months behind on. It must be weird...
Social Media, Sports... And tomorrow's FIU game
When I was at CNN, I prided myself on getting you—all of you—involved in the news. I wanted to change my broadcasts from a one-way delivery of information to what I called a, “national conversation.” I didn’t want to read to you. I wanted to talk to you. What you have to say matters and deserves to be heard. Well, I want to do that again—this time in sports. Tomorrow night, along with Tony...
Yes, it's true. I will be calling FIU football...
Well, it seems the news has already hit twitter and the Miami Herald’s website. I am happy to confirm that I will be doing color for FIU football games for the 2011-2012 season. I’m extremely excited to be volunteering my time to Florida International. I’m not getting paid to do this—I just wanted to give something back to the school because FIU has a very special...
A very personal message to my friends
This isn’t like the other tweets/Facebook/tumblr posts I’ve written. It isn’t about the state of the American media—I’ve told you about that already. It isn’t about money grubbing politicians, Republican and Democrat alike, who make up our incompetent political system. Nor is it about the greedy bastards on Wall Street who are their puppeteers. Discussed...
Jon Stewart vs. Fox News
Yesterday, Bernie Goldberg—for whom I have much respect—wrote a FoxNews.com blog post titled, “Is Jon Stewart Racist?” The piece discussed Jon’s impression of Herman Cain, an African-American seeking the Republican nomination for president. Bernie wrote that Jon, “…put on a ‘black voice’ and proceeded to mock Mr. Cain in a way that would never be tolerated if a conservative had done it.” FOX...
News Round-Up for 6/29
June 29—Here are links to some of the things I’m reading this morning: US Politics New York Times: Obama’s Position on Gay Marriage Faces New Test Michelle Bachmann: People want to see me “Mud-Wrestling” with Sarah Palin Politico: Bill Clinton: Stimulus Plan Wasn’t Big Enough The Atlantic: Tim Pawlenty’s Foreign-Policy Speech Refutes Itself HuffPo:...
From ABC News | Casey Anthony Trial: Jurors Smell...
From ABC News: Jurors in the Casey Anthony murder trial were handed pieces of trash today to sniff. The trash came from Casey Anthony’s car, the car that prosecutors claim reeked of death from the decaying remains of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee. Defense lawyers argued the foul smell came from garbage left in the trunk. Read the rest here.
Read the ICC Info Sheet on Qaddafi
The International Criminal Court today issued arrest warrants for Col. Moammar Qaddafi, his son Saif and Libya’s intelligence chief for crimes against humanity. They were charged with “murder” and “persecution.” The charges will guarantee that Qaddafi and his son won’t be able to enter into any power-sharing arrangement or other deal at the conclusion of...
Rod Blagojevich guilty on 17 counts
From The Chicago Tribune: A federal jury today convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich on 17 of 20 counts, finding he brazenly abused the powers of his office in a series of attempted shakedowns captured on undercover government recordings. Blagojevich showed no reaction as the jury announced their decisions. Once the verdicts were read, he sat back in his chair with his lips pursed, ...
Gaddafi's female soldiers – in pictures
guardian: In this government-organised tour Libyan women pose with and shoot assault rifles during a graduation ceremony - see the gallery here. Photograph: Mohamed Messara/EPA
Brady Bunch Mom Florence Henderson: NY Mayor John...
From Reuters: “Florence Henderson, the actress who played perky mom Carol Brady in the beloved family sitcom, says she once got crabs after a one-night-stand with career politician John Lindsay, who was the mayor of New York City at the time… Henderson went home later that night, and awoke to a grisly surprise the next day as she saw “little black things” crawling over...
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley... →
shortformblog: pantslessprogressive: Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley issued a statement late Saturday saying that fellow Justice David Prosser choked her and disputing claims that she attacked him first. “The facts are that I was demanding that he get out of my office and he put his hands around my neck in anger in a chokehold,” she said. “Those are the facts and you can try...
Does The Onion Deserve a Pulitzer?
You might not know this, but one of my responsibilities as commander-in-chief is...– President Barack Obama • Speaking at Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center yesterday. About robots. The president plans to launch an initiative that will invest $70 million on robotics, so if these robots rise up and kill their creators, it’s his fault. Just sayin’....
Rough Justice/ Out of Order/ No Judicial...
The above photo shows one of the judge’s hands used in the alleged choking. The other hand was not available at the time of this photo. “Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser allegedly grabbed fellow Justice Ann Walsh Bradley around the neck in an argument in her chambers last week… Details of the incident… remain sketchy… They say an argument that...
Woman Dies at Her Own Funeral
From The Daily Mail: “A woman died from a heart attack caused by shock after waking up to discover she had been declared dead - and was being prepared for burial. As mourning relatives filed past her open coffin the supposedly dead woman suddenly woke up and started screaming as she realised where she was…” Started screaming as mourners gathered around coffin saying...
link > Super-tweeter Andy Carvin might make the... →
shortformblog: NPR’s thinking of inventing apps specifically for Andy Carvin: The problem that the popular Twitter curator, who gets upwards of 2,000 @replies a day at times, needs to solve is one of signal-to-noise. NPR may give him a tool that would help him score sources (similar to Klout) based on their usefulness in a given news story, as well as something to trace memes from quickly...
link > New York Allows Same-Sex Marriage, Becoming... →
“Lawmakers voted late Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, making New York the largest state where gay and lesbian couples will be able to wed and giving the national gay-rights movement new momentum from the state where it was born.”
Totally. Unnecessary. Remake.
link > How to Use Twitter in the Classroom →
From TheNextWeb: “Twitter, and social media in general, can make a surprisingly useful educational tool, giving students and teachers an easy way to communicate that goes beyond office hours and classrooms…”
Will Huntsman Become the Hunted?
This week, Jon Huntsman—former Utah governor and President Obama’s ambassador to China—kicked off his presidential campaign with a pledge to remain civil. He didn’t attack President Obama and said that he respected him. And Huntsman framed his candidacy around issues, not personalities. “The question each of us wants the voters to answer,” said Huntsman, “is ...
Move over Twitter... Make room for Tumblr
Social media has changed the way we receive news. It’s also changed how it’s reported. When the “Arab Spring” hit Egypt, I began tweeting. A lot. We were witnessing history and I was riveted to my television and my computer. I tweeted out information and updates for no other reason than because it was a hugely important story. I wanted to share the same fresh info I...