Opinion Journalism: Larry Sparano gives his Opinion on an “Expert’s” Opinion

Alice Dreger,  a writer and bioethicist who posts a website from East Lansing, Michigan says Opinion Journalism is a danger to America.  On-Target’s Larry Sparano agrees with that.  But he doesn’t agree with Dreger’s take on where to go to fact check the information that opinion journalists present.  We begin with Dreger, then follow with Larry’s analysis in his latest conversation with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York:

Trump and Hannity

Trump’s “State News” –Just Fox, or All the Networks?

Trump and Hannity, pictured above: That pretty much says it all about the incestuous relationship between Trump and Fox News. In a recent article in the New Yorker magazine Jane Mayer details that relationship, which she says is the closest we’ve come to official “State News.” Here’s a discussion on that article between On-Target’s Larry Sparano and Kent Garrett of Wiox Radio New York:

Smollett: Fueling Fires of Racial Hatred

It looks like Jussie Smollett’s report of a racial attack will turn out to be the latest example of hoaxes which are increasing the racial divide in this country.  Such hoaxes come from white and blacks, and from liberal and conservative perpetrators.  Here’s Larry Sparano of On-Target in discussion with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York:

BuzzFeed Denial Echoes Dan Rather Downfall

If Mueller is right about the inaccuracy of the BuzzFeed story on Trump’s instruction to his lawyer to lie, what went wrong?   Did the media outlet fall into the same trap that lost Dan Rather his job at CBS?  Larry Sparano talks about that with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York.  Garrett worked with Rather at CBS:

Mueller’s Denial Boosts Trump’s “Fake News” Claims

Although BuzzFeed stands by its story claiming Trump instructed lawyer Michael Cohen to lie, Mueller says it’s not accurate. Is this a big win for Trump, at least in the short term? That’s what Larry Sparano thinks, in this exchange with Kent Garrett of WIOX Radio New York: