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Feb 28, 2017
Gary Holmes

Can We Give It a Rest About Fake News?

It’s been six weeks since the election, but the media are still buzzing about “fake news” and debating the extent to which it caused Hillary Clinton to lose the presidency.   [...]

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Feb 28, 2017
Gary Holmes

Last Thoughts on the Election

Four years ago I predicted that Romney would win the election because the polls were wrong, and when he lost I wrote another post in which I claimed that I [...]

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Feb 28, 2017
Gary Holmes

The Politicalization of TV

The long national nightmare that has been the 2016 presidential campaign will soon thankfully be over. That’s the good news. The bad news is that one of the nominated candidates [...]

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Feb 28, 2017
Gary Holmes

Farewell to Nielsen Diaries?

The recent news that Nielsen intends to eliminate paper diaries from the 140 ratings markets in which they are currently being used was met with relief in some quarters and [...]

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Nov 10, 2016
Gary Holmes

What’s So Funny?

The so-called “Golden Age Of Television” usually refers to dramas – hardly anyone has claimed we’re also in a Golden Age of comedy.  Indeed, the last great line-up of “must [...]

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Nov 10, 2016
Gary Holmes

Debate Tips For The Candidiates

In every modern Presidential election campaign there are three major hurdles to overcome: the primaries, the nominating conventions and the fall debates. I think it’s fair to say that Donald [...]

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Nov 10, 2016
Gary Holmes

Has TV Killed The Movies?

As Labor Day approaches, most of us past the age of consent are realizing we’ve been denied one of the season’s sweetest pleasures: that great summer film that everyone’s talking [...]

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Nov 10, 2016
Gary Holmes

Watching TV Is Too Hard

I recently received a message from Amazon urging me to watch its video programming, which is included in my Amazon Prime membership.  That certainly seemed like a good suggestion — [...]

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Nov 10, 2016
Gary Holmes

The Time Roger Ailes Tried To Get Me Fired

So Roger Ailes has been ejected from his throne at Fox News and even barred from entering the News Corporation building.  You won’t find me shedding a tear because eight years [...]

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Nov 10, 2016
Gary Holmes

A Nantucket Mystery — The Lady Vanishes

In January 1980 a respected researcher from Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, having traveled to Nantucket Island to celebrate a breakthrough that she was convinced would garner her a Nobel Prize, left [...]

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