Online News: Not Sustainable?

Just a few years ago, there were high hopes that going digital would prevent further shut-downs of newspapers that were losing massive amounts of revenue to online offerings.  There was also the promise that the new wave of online alternative news sites would be bolstered by digital advertising.  Such hopes are rapidly fading.  On-Target’s Larry Sparano and Kent Garrett of  WIOX Radio New York discuss why. Their comments follow a report by the Al Jazeera news network, outlining the reasons for what’s happening, and its far-reaching effects:

State of the Union: A Win or Loss for Trump?

Democrats are quickly pointing out what they say are all the distortions, exaggerations and lies in Trump’s State-of-the-Union address.  But will it make any difference heading into the 2020 election season?  Will Trump continue to hold his base, and perhaps even win new support?   And can Democrats rally enough votes to oust him by attacking his credibility?   Hear what On-Target’s Larry Sparano thinks, in his latest 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: