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Video Manipulation We All Do It

by John on 04/22/2015

We live in a video manipulation world. In a previous post, I mentioned how police agencies and criminals will try to manipulate video for their own purposes. But we already manipulate reality in our culture. Look at our so-called reality shows. They are all scripted. Yet we call them reality. Is the entertainment business bamboozling […]

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Cameras Don’t Lie But Video Could?

by John April 22, 2015

The video war is escalating for cops and alleged criminals. Here’s a story of a US Marshal allegedly trying to destroy a woman’s phone video she shot at a crime scene. Was the woman intruding or was the marshal trying to cover up something he did wrong? We won’t know. And we won’t know just […]

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Cameras Don’t Lie But Video Could?

by John April 22, 2015

The video war is escalating for cops and alleged criminals. Here’s a story of a US Marshal allegedly trying to destroy a woman’s phone video she shot at a crime scene. Was the woman intruding or was the marshal trying to cover up something he did wrong? We won’t know. And we won’t know just […]

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Cameras Don’t Lie But Video Could?

by John April 22, 2015

The video war is escalating for cops and alleged criminals. Here’s a story of a US Marshal allegedly trying to destroy a woman’s phone video she shot at a crime scene. (The photo comes from the LA Times.) Was the woman intruding or was the marshal trying to cover up something he did wrong? We […]

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TV in Turmoil: Who’s Fault? You and ESPN

by John April 21, 2015

Things are changing. Hang on to your phone, tablet, laptop, and TV screen. The Comcast-Time Warner merger might be stopped or reduced. ESPN is livid with Verizon Fios for offering to unbundle TV offerings for customers but the plan excludes ESPN and ESPN 2 in the main package and not together. We live in fun […]

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Is This The Summer of Pan Arab War or World War III?

by John April 20, 2015

In Hemingway’s Farewell to Arms, a novel about World War I, the actual war only took place from spring to autumn. Winter, Mother Nature’s time of death, was the season of life in our new modern world. I always remember that since most of the world’s recent battles happen in spring and summer, or so […]

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Climbing The Tether

by John April 18, 2015

Remember this image. It might save our politics. It comes from Real TV in 1997. The video was recorded by a by-stander in British Columbia. A woman is parasailing. The wind kicks in so strong, the motorboat she is attached to can’t bring her down. She is about to hit a live high tension wire […]

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What We Should Be Hearing But Won’t From Campaign 2016

by John April 17, 2015

This was the first real week of the presidential campaign. Chris Christie is wooing them in New Hampshire. Granite state folks, we hear, are liking him again because he can take a joke about Bridge-gate. Hillary’s van tour Iowa was designed to attract Middle America and discourage big money but she announced she would need […]

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Twitter Is News Consumers Friend

by John April 17, 2015

Twitter is making it easier to get informed, be safe, and be your own journalist. If you’re not on Twitter yet, join right away. Let’s go over how to use it correctly. First, let’s talk about being informed. Twitter allows you to peruse news organizations with a wide range of philosophies and ideologies. On my […]

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GOP Candidates Not Reading NYT As Test of Candidacy?

by John April 7, 2015

The silly season gets sillier. GOP candidates are now saying they don’t read the New York Times. Here’s reality: First, they do read it – just not publicly. And they are quick to quote the New York Times stories that hurt Democrats. Second, if they really don’t then we should question their knowledge of the […]

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