If Governor Raimondo really thought the coronavirus represented a crisis, wouldn’t she be keeping her replacement in the loop?
We should acknowledge reality (you know, believing in science and all), respect rights, and do what planning and management we can around those to great Rs.
My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for November 9, included talk about election results in Rhode Island and terrible news media practices.
Sometimes, reading private news sources seems like little more than a veneer on top of government messaging.
The way to get closer to that ideal is not the defeat of Trump, but rather the defeat of those generating the turmoil.
My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for October 26, included talk about:
- Fenton-Fung and Mattiello back in the ring
- The governor comes for Thanksgiving dinner
- Protests settle in in Providence
Mainstream news coverage of the ongoing protests in Providence isn’t serving the community; it’s serving a political cause.
My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for October 19, included talk about:
- Raimondo’s new COVID proclamations
- Crime in Providence
- Protesters on the highway
- Who’s to blame in Pawtucket schools
- Who really owns the Apex property
- The legislative grant gravy train rolls one
My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for October 13, included talk about:
- The anticlimax of the Jeff Britt trial
- The Bernie connection to local politics
- A name change for the state
- And the highest-profile BLM/Antifa activist, the local media has no interest in
Justin Katz reports the (unfortunately) not Not Real News about “stable pods” at URI, reviews local conservative happenings in Rhode Island, and talks about the metonymic dogmatism of the Left.
It is now a fully settled cliché that the year 2020 is a sort of cosmic beacon for madness and chaos. Maybe yes… and maybe no.
My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for September 28, included talk about:
- Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung debates Mattiello
- Noticing which way the police were facing at the Trump rally
- The direction of RI pols on the Supreme Court
- Journalists discover the aggression of the “protesters”
When “neutrality” starts to mean the journalist’s beliefs are unimpeachable and others don’t count, viewers should adjust their expectations.
My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for September 14, included talk about:
- Progressive wins (and a loss) in Democrat primaries
- Bristol-Warren and Providence teacher unions stoke unease
- The AWOL GA
- The Secretary of State mails it in on ballots
In a world of stark divisions and no mutually trusted source of information, how can we determine the reality behind seemingly mirror-imaged ideological groups?
My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for August 31, included talk about:
- Preparedness to return to school
- The nature of the protests
- Media counter-narrative for Trump events
The narrative appears again as mainstreamers in Rhode Island watch Sunday’s Trump caravan go by.
Justin Katz warns of the danger created when mainstream journalists drop their objectivity to tilt stories in support of Black Lives Matter and Antifa.
The coverage of two recent political events in Rhode Island show how social justice journalists tweak their stories to silence opposition and give a sense of conformity among everybody else.
My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for August 24, included talk about:
- Gina’s back to school battle
- Government by calamari
- Michael from Rhode Island
- The uncovered pro-Trump boat parade
Partisans and the news media can repeat that there’s no evidence of voter fraud until they’re blue in the face, but I’d venture to estimate that a majority of Americans would be suspicious.
Just calling something “highest risk category” and saying there has been a “spike” induces fear.
If Block Island tourists’ behavior isn’t having a measurable effect, maybe it isn’t actually “behaving badly.”
Mike Stenhouse brings Lisa Camuso back on the show to talk about how pervasively the Rhode Island media is ignoring her story of problems at the state Department of Health.
My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for August 10, included talk about:
- Protests at Gina’s house
- The snitch line
- A dictated last call
- Will schools open?
Is it crazy to think that our governing class has completely lost touch with the reason for its existence?
The ruling of U.S. District Court Judge Mary McElroy changing election-security laws shortly before Rhode Islanders vote is a warning sign that Americans should think twice before trusting the results that follow.
My weekly call-in on John DePetro’s WNRI 1380 AM/95.1 FM show, for July 28, included talk about:
- Teachers protesting school
- Secretary of state protesting election security
- Councilwoman protesting enforcement of the law
- Journalists not protesting attacks on journalists
Radio talk host John DePetro is reporting possible damage to his eyesight after being hit with a laser after a Black Lives Matter protest, although no news media have covered the incident.