Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day Reads

This is why Brits have no business commenting on what they think will happen in this fall's election.

The fact is, Hillary Clinton cannot be beaten in a fair contest against Donald Trump. Trump has extremely high negative ratings--way more than HRC's--plus his utter lack of knowledge of the issues, plus the demographics, plus his misogyny, plus the Electoral College reality means he will not be able to win.

Only dirty tricks would prevent a Clinton defeat.

The math ain't there for Bernie Sanders, but his groupies still think he has a chance.

Good for the Georgia ACLU director for quitting that woman-hating outfit and standing up for women's rights.

The Sanders campaign is ending with a whimper, at least on the part of the cult leader. His dwindling supporters continue with their bitchery and sexism.

Obituary: Television executive Michael Dann, 94, has died:

Mr. Dann began his television career at NBC, where he worked alongside Pat Weaver as he transformed the network and created such innovative programs as “Today” and “Tonight.”

At CBS, where he rose to become head of programming in 1963, he proved an astute judge of audience appeal, a master of scheduling and a shrewd marketer.

When CBS broadcast the movie “Born Free,” Mr. Dann promoted it heavily on the network’s Saturday morning cartoon shows and enlisted Dick Van Dyke to introduce it. It earned the third-highest ratings for a film in television history, after “The Bridge on the River Kwai” and “The Birds.”

He thrived by serving up a mix of high-toned specials and quality offerings like “CBS Playhouse,” well-scripted comedies like “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and “The Carol Burnett Show,” and a slew of crowd-pleasers like “Petticoat Junction” and “Green Acres” that earned CBS, the Tiffany Network, a second nickname, the Hillbilly Network.

Mr. Dann hated the rural shows, but he loved the ratings.

Rumor has it Donald Trump's campaign is flat broke.

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