Archive For The “Television” Category

Getting ripped off by cable and subscription TV

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Getting ripped off by cable and subscription TV

Getting ripped off by cable and subscription TV We pay a lot for subscriptions to Hulu, Netflix and cable TV providers like Xfinity and DirecTV, so why can’t we get what we were promised? Access to great  basic programming and a commercial free experience? By Ray Hanania One of the appeals of subscription television is…

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Archive: A very special Oscar Night

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Archive: A very special Oscar Night

Archive: A very special Oscar Night One of my personal favorite topics is the movie industry and the racism and bias that the industry allows based on politics. This incident involving Vanessa Redgrave back in 1978 impacted my life and characterized the injustices of the American media on so many levels By Ray Hanania (Originally…

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Kirstie Alley deserves better, under appreciated

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Kirstie Alley deserves better, under appreciated

Kirstie Alley deserves better, under appreciated Actress Kirstie Alley has had fame and controversy, but the one thing she isn’t without is talent. Jettisoned to fame with a great character performance in the TV Sitcom “Cheers,” she has meandered through acting opportunities since. But one of her best efforts, Fat Actress, deserves a second chance….

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Al-Jazeera abandoned commitment to fairness, coddles extremists

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Al-Jazeera abandoned commitment to fairness, coddles extremists

Al-Jazeera abandoned commitment to fairness, coddles extremists In their confrontation with Qatar, the Gulf Cooperation Council has demanded that Al-Jazeera close its doors. That may sound tough and extreme to some given its many years of battling racism and discrimination in America. But in recent years, Al-Jazeera’s has made a steady downward slide away from…

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Mainstream news media does not run America

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Mainstream news media does not run America

Mainstream news media does not run America The mainstream news media is an industry driven by hypocrisy, power and greed, but it does not and should not be the force that defines America. It is the symbol of the American foundation of free speech, but in recent years has become a driving force behind political…

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Why is my TV clogged with election Ads?

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Why is my TV clogged with election Ads?

Why is my TV clogged with election Ads? Nauseating political commercials have already started to clog our Spring season television viewing, and it has a lot to do with the fact that the three candidates for governor in Illinois are among the richest people around. Republican Bruce Rauner, one of the most incompetent governor’s Illinois has…

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Trump’s war on the mainstream news media should be our war, too

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Trump’s war on the mainstream news media should be our war, too

Trump’s war on the mainstream news media should be our war, too SW Newspaper Group March 2, 2017 By Ray Hanania I’m not a big fan of the mainstream news media, which I define as the national press, (excluding the local community media). President Trump’s attacks on the mainstream news media are justified and we…

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Favorite moment from the Oscars

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Favorite moment from the Oscars

Favorite moment from the Oscars Published in the Arab News Feb. 22, 2017 By Ray Hanania Over the past few weeks in America, the mainstream news media has been focused on the presentation of Oscars for Hollywood’s “best” films at the Academy Awards this Sunday (Feb. 26). Many media rebroadcast and reported on “favorite moments”…

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Podcast: Power of Hollywood movies & Palestine Conflict

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Podcast: Power of Hollywood movies & Palestine Conflict

The Power of Hollywood Movies in the Palestine & Middle East conflicts Ray Hanania’s podcast is an audio version of his column published  Jan. 26, 2017  in the Arab News in Saudi Arabia. It discusses the power of movies and how they can significantly alter, change and impact the beliefs of the American people. Why…

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When did the Super Bowl become a political football?

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When did the Super Bowl become a political football?

When did the Super Bowl become a political football? The Super Bowl began as a fantastic expression of the highest achievements of American sports and an inspiration for young people to strive in fair and stubborn competition. Since when did it become a platform for entertainers and businesses to become a political platform for their personal partisan…

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