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Tod Kelly

Tod is a writer from the Pacific Northwest. He is also serves as Executive Producer and host of both the 7 Deadly Sins Show at Portland's historic Mission Theatre and 7DS: Pants On Fire! at the White Eagle Hotel & Saloon. He is  a regular inactive for Marie Claire International and the Daily Beast, and is currently writing a book on the sudden rise of exorcisms in the United States. Follow him on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar LeeEsq says:

    Apparently in the early days of television, news was viewed as a public service and television channels strove to be accurate. That would have been a novelty.Report

  2. Avatar greginak says:

    Well he understands cable tv news type shows. Being a reporter, eh maybe not so much. Stenographer, yeah he has that down pat.Report

    • Avatar Mike Schilling in reply to greginak says:

      The GOP figured this out long ago and exploit it ruthlessly. If the Democrats are losing at the game of taking advantage of the media’s laziness and irresponsibility, they have only themselves to blame.Report

  3. Avatar morat20 says:

    This goes back to a Krugman complaint of ten years ago, easy: “Shape of the world: Views differ” and describing a 1000 word report that quotes one geologist, one flat-earther, and ends with, of course, “views differ”.

    Because at it’s best, that IS cable news — get a quote from the major sides of an issue and shrug. At it’s worst, you get one expert and one “expert” — with the latter being about as credible as the Aliens guy from the History channel and pretend you just gave the audience even a fair and balanced take on “Views differ”.Report