27
Nov

What does “off the record” actually mean and why should I care?

A news reporter may take statements off the record for good reason. The usual good reason is that disclosing the information would jeopardize the source. More off the number Porter takes the information anonymously and conceals it source, but reports it.

A reporter news outlets seldom has good cause to a sept information off the record from a public figure. Such an agreement puts the reporter in the service of the official, co-opted in a deal that prevents the public from learning the facts or issues. The reporter will often agreed to enhance his standing with the official or get advantage over the competition, but seldom to advance public understanding.

Worse yet, been pledged to secrecy, the reporter is in a bad spot if he learns of the story elsewhere, but it still pledge to secrecy. An official can’t affectively spike a story by telling it with the “OTR “pledge.

President elect Trump knows this, and he turned it to his advantage in a recent meeting with top news media people. They excepted the deal, so they cannot relate what happen without the soldering the promise, violating their odd notion of ethics and making themselves stink with the very people from home they are currying favor.

But Trump, himself, is not bound to secrecy. So he trash the room for a journalist, circulating his own version of the events, and left the press fuming and unable to answer. Serious  journalists should not go off the record with public officials!

it’s bad practice for journalist to suck up to elected officials and agree to keep her secrets. It’s part of the pattern of politicians  co-opting the press. Thank of Kennedy. Think of Obama.

The next four years and years to come will be better if the press sheds  it’s symbiosis  with government incumbency. So far, Trump is doing a service by disrespecting the cozy relationships that I’ve been aggrandizing government and dragging the nation down.

Now without an effective and trusted  “legitimate press” we have given Read more

27
Nov

Its fun to spend other peoples money!

It’s elementary to get a bad story behind you. Trump is learning that. But Hillary’s recount call means Clinton Inc. has given up on all future election prospects. Demanding a recount after dicisive vote only helps the winner, and that’s not in question. Her reasoning  well, it’s other people’s money.

by Norman Conquest

Mr. Norman Conquest provides thought provoking political insight with a seriously sarcastic twist.

27
Nov

Respect my opinion or else…

img_0200 As the grievance community makes a full-time vocation of lamenting the inferiority of non-progresses, Eric Sasson in the New Republic has identified an obsession dragging down the left, “outrage porn”. So as long as they keep at it, they’ll do little else.

Here’s the test: ask a Prius driver and a jeep driver their opinions of Ronald Ragan and Fidel Castro, and see whether you can guess what they will be. Ask a vegan about the economics of solar power.

We are in desperate need of leadership at the top, while dragging the grievance community along  to prosperity.

By Norman Conquest

Mr. Norman Conquest provides thought provoking political insight with a seriously sarcastic twist.

27
Nov

How the left created Trump in 2016

img_0199Today’s Republicans are like the Democrats of 1960 – wrong in so many ways it’s hard to join them. But today’s Democrats are just damned weird, denying reality as a core principle. In a single month the chattering class went from asking whether the Republican Party is dead  to wondering about the future of the Democratic Party. It’s time to analyze the evolution caused by a revolution. 

by Norman Conquest

27
Nov

State of Ohio House of Representatives congratulate Mark Calitri

img_0197The State of Ohio House of Representatives  congratulate Mark A. Calitri on earning the certified destination management executive designation. Representative Doug Green and John Becker recognize Calitri as a remarkable individual, for having combine civic concern and dedication  with the utmost professionalism to become a dynamic leader in the field of destination marketing.

The recognition also states:

Willingly giving of your time, energy, and abilities far beyond what was required or expected, you have striven the better the world around you, and you have gained the respect and a steam of colleagues, visitors, and the community alike. We are certain that the years to come you will continue to demonstrate the same unwavering commitment to excellence for what you have become known, and  you are truly deserving of high praise.