Category Archives: Media

Bill O’Reilly Clarifies Al Qaeda Remarks

This story first appeared in November 2005 and was later added to the collection “Echoes from Saddam Hussein” (As of October 2017 Bill O’Reilly has paid several women a total of about $50 million to drop sexual harassment claims against him. Would an innocent man lay out that kind of loot? Read how the tough […]

Also posted in Bill O'Reilly, Fox News

Kim Says Mellow Out

Hey, come on. Chill, it’s me, your rock-n-roll and roundball buddy on top here in the righteous Democratic People’s Republic of Korea saying everything’s okay and the only reason you’re panicking is because you lack precise and trustworthy news organizations. I don’t allow such things in my country but you should because right now your […]

Also posted in Donald Trump, Kim Jong-Un, Korea, Nuclear Weapons

Trump Blasts the Media

(The following highlights are from President Donald Trump’s speech to the Conservative Political Action Committee in Washington, D.C. on February twenty-fourth.) What a fantastic standing ovation. You’re incredible. And outside people are lined up for six blocks. Please, please sit down. You’re embarrassing me with all this love. But you won’t read about this tomorrow. […]

Also posted in Donald Trump, Newspapers, Radio, Television

Supermarket Bulletins

In supermarket checkout headlines and color photos pronounce this star’s fatter than you, that one’s more wrinkled, both had botched plastic surgery, another’s anorexic, he’s drunk, they’re addicted, she’s in treatment, he’s in jail, she’s spendthrift, he’s abusive, she’s vain, he’s unfaithful, she’s gay, wonder what rag publishers are like.

Also posted in Psychology, Short Pieces - GTC

Limbaugh Offers Tips to President Obama

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Campaign 2012, Conservatives, Iran, Islam, Radio, Religion, Rush Limbaugh, Russia, Short Pieces - GTC, Terrorism

Women in Television News

In the vast and luxurious clubhouse of Seven Oaks Country Club, the League of Women Voters of Kern County hosts three female veterans of television news broadcasting in Bakersfield. Prior to their appearance the audience is treated to cashews and cake and a political history lesson: eleven states allowed women’s suffrage before the Nineteenth Amendment […]

Also posted in Bakersfield, Civil Rights, Condoleezza Rice, Diane Sawyer, Politics, Television

Cruising O.J.’s House

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

Also posted in Crime, Football, Marriage, Murder, O.J. Simpson, Short Pieces - GTC

Red Light Rush Limbaugh

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Birth Control, Conservatives, Poetry - GTC, Radio, Rush Limbaugh

TV from the Ass

tv ass aimed at toilet heads lack toilet ears for radio To see an image of “Toilet Heads” on Facebook, please click this link

Also posted in Facebook, Poetry - GTC, Radio, Television

Limbaugh Loves Kony

As child like thousands in Uganda I was kidnapped by Lord’s Resistance Army of Joseph Kony and tortured and raped and brainwashed for years as thousands died and am confused why free American radio talker Rush Limbaugh calls Joseph Kony Christian and attacks Barrack Obama for trying to help us and through mangled lips I […]

Also posted in Africa, Barack Obama, Brainwashing, Child Molestation, Cults, Joseph Kony, Nazis, Poetry - GTC, Racism, Radio, Rape, Rush Limbaugh, Uganda

Old Newscasters Never Die

The chronology unfolded about like this: I recently visited my hometown Sacramento, which I’d left in 1991, and was as ever moved by familiar places laden with ancient memories, and shortly after returning to Bakersfield I wondered what had become of several television newscasters from my youth. And in particular I was interested in Harry […]

Also posted in Babe Ruth, Calvin Coolidge, Comedians, Harry Martin, Jay Leno, John Wayne, Paul, Paul Newman, Sacramento, Stu Nahan, Television

Gaddafi Counterattacks

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Al Jazeera, Arab League, Barack Obama, Libya, Middle East, Muammar Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein, United Nations

Son of John Gotti

I hereby celebrate avoiding every commercial during the Super Bowl between the wildcard Green Bay Packers and the hardscrabble Pittsburgh Steelers. I didn’t have to dodge any pitches during the first third of the game since I overslept as I battled sinusitis. Joining the showdown with the Pack leading fourteen to three, I thereafter held […]

Also posted in 60 Minutes, Advertisements, Commercials, Crime, John Gotti, John Travolta, Kidnapping, Movies, Murder, New York City, Organized Crime, Television

Material Handler on the Road

I still wonder if my adult working career for many years progressed like a tortoise in sand because of apathy or a reflexive hatred of manual labor that began too soon, at age nine, when my mother remarried and her new husband, a drill sergeant masquerading as an electrical engineer and contractor, drafted my stepbrother […]

Also posted in Abraham Lincoln, Alcohol, Auburn, Babe Ruth, Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan, Burbank, California, California Youth Authority, Carmel, Cars & Driving, Chico, Clint Eastwood, Coast Ranges, Construction, Drugs, Electricians, Errol Flynn, Families, Frank Lloyd Wright, Fresno, George S. Patton, George Thomas Clark, Grass Valley, Hollywood, Interstate 5, Los Angeles, Manual Labor, Marijuana, Mental Health, Monterey, Newspapers, Pacific Ocean, Rocklin, Rolling Stones, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle, Sierra Nevada, Stephen Stills, Stockton, Television, Unions

Sarah Palin Shoots Back

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Arizona, Barack Obama, Gabrielle Giffords, Guns, Jared Loughner, Mental Health, Murder, Radio, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Television, Tucson

Letter to my Cable Company

Dear Cable Company, Please excuse me for annually asking you to send a technician to upgrade my service from a “limited-basic” menu of twenty-one channels to the still-merely-“basic” package of seventy-five, and then a few months later recalling your cable guy, always a different one, to climb the telephone pole in my back yard and […]

Also posted in Advertisements, Alaska, Basketball, Blake Griffin, Commercials, George Thomas Clark, Glenn Beck, Internet, Jerry Springer, Sarah Palin, Television

President Obama to Rich Lowry – Letter 2

This story is from the collecion “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Conservatives, Magazines, Republicans, Rich Lowry

Time to Pay College Athletes

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

Also posted in Basketball, Football, Golf, Heisman Trophy, Lebron James, Michael Jackson, Movies, Music, NCAA, Newspapers, Racism, Radio, Reggie Bush, Shirley Temple, Stevie Wonder, Tiger Woods, USC

Harvest of Shame

This story appears in the collection “In Other Hands”

Also posted in Agriculture, Documentaries, Edward R. Murrow, Homeless, Humphrey Bogart, Movies, Poverty, Radio, Television

President Obama Writes to Rich Lowry

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Alexander the Great, Barack Obama, Conservatives, Magazines, Otto von Bismarck, Republicans, Rich Lowry, Short Pieces - GTC

Richard Nixon Rebuts Frost/Nixon

Don’t for a second think I’m upset by this new Frost/Nixon movie.  My enemies again tried to get Nixon and again they failed.  Watch documentary films of my speeches and interviews and you’ll hear an unusually articulate politician.  Actor Frank Langella portrayed me as a stiff-necked and tormented bumbler.  If you know Nixon the leader, […]

Also posted in David Frost, Movies, Politics, Richard Nixon

Rush Limbaugh’s Stunning Announcement

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Colin Powell, Conservatives, Islam, John McCain, Radio, Republicans, Rush Limbaugh, Short Pieces - GTC

Colin Powell Endorses Obama

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Bill Ayers, Campaign 2008, Colin Powell, John McCain, Republicans, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, United Nations

Highlights from the 2008 Olympics

I see many noble commentators have downplayed if not altogether ignored Olympic sports in order to rebuke China for a range of civil rights concerns and thereby imply the nation today is as ill as in the era of Mao, who shred at least as much flesh as Hitler and Stalin.  China has in fact […]

Also posted in Asia, Basketball, China, Gymnastics, Olympics, Swimming, Television, Track & Field

Bob Costas Explains Olympic Coverage

BEIJING – Every night during the Olympic Games I’m frequently overcome by sensual gratification and the release of absolute power: this invariably occurs as I tell billions of inconsequential viewers that, in essence, their time matters not, and fragments of headline sports they’ve waited months to watch will be shown in two or three  hours, […]

Also posted in Bob Costas, Olympics, Television

Sean Hannity Mortified

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Campaign 2008, Conservatives, Racism, Radio, Sean Hannity, Short Pieces - GTC

Skipper Stu Nahan

Wednesday night, after I’d scurried around the airport in Fresno, looking for luggage that wasn’t there, my cell phone vibrated but I ignored it and instead stepped to customer service and politely scolded the airline representative for shoehorning me into a connecting flight that, especially during holiday season, was unlikely to receive bags from my […]

Also posted in Harry Martin, Stu Nahan, Television

Superman George Reeves Discusses the Mystery

I must emphasize that “Hollywoodland” is a fine and entertaining movie and certainly better than any screen effort in which I had a substantial part.  In my first year as a film actor I appeared in the opening scene of “Gone with the Wind” but didn’t have much to do.  I should’ve been on screen […]

Also posted in Suicide, Superman, Television

O’Reilly Clarifies Al Qaeda Remarks

This story is from the collection “Echoes from Saddam Hussein”

Also posted in Bill O'Reilly, Conservatives, Radio, Short Pieces - GTC, Television

William Bennett on Ultimate Morality

“It is most ironic and unfair that I, a supremely righteous man and the epitome of moral rectitude for a generation of divine white conservatives, am currently being pilloried for making an immoral statement.  My statement was in fact taken out of context.  And that is the only immorality in this tale.  What I said […]

Also posted in Conservatives, Racism, Wiliam Bennett

Liberals and Conservatives Calling each other Nazis

A few days ago I opened my email inbox and was surprised to see a message, from a member of a conservative online publication, stating they’d used my column “Sixty Years after Hitler” but had forgotten to tell me – much less ask permission to use it.  The member further noted that many people had […]

Also posted in Conservatives, Liberals, Nazis

Experimental Poll

This story is from the collection “Echoes from Saddam Hussein”

Also posted in Campaign 2004, Democrats, George W. Bush, John Kerry, Republicans, Walter Cronkite

Michael Savages the Nation

Perhaps I shouldn’t have. I knew what could happen if I switched radio stations during weeknight time slot. But I was desperate. PBS, oasis of thoughtfulness and moderation, was not less so at moment but I was bored by voice of gentle man chronicling love of cartoons. So I pushed button for ESPN radio where […]

Also posted in Conservatives, Michael Savage, Radio, Short Pieces - GTC

Navigating the Amazonian Universe

“Find Hitler Here,” I said to the computer expert. “It’s right there,” he said. “Not the old, out-of-print edition with the swastika on the cover. The current edition, with Hitler’s menacing portrait on the cover, the one you designed.” The expert, who in his living room has two monitors as large as respectable television screens […]

Also posted in Amazon.com, George Thomas Clark, Hitler Here