Getting caught in an electronics ban on Qatar Airways

Imagine being deep in the African bush,  tracking one of the rare white lions of the Timbavati when a wisp of satellite Internet brings urgent words of bad news from travel guru Joe Brancatelli, editor of JoeSentMe, bible of business travelers worldwide. New U.S. government rules coming, he wrote, for traveling with electronic devices. He…Continue Reading

Poll: Americans trust media more than Trump

The Monmouth University Poll pitted media against President Trump and Americans choose media as more trustworthy every time. ABC 53%, Trump 28% MSNBC 47%, Trump 33% Fox 37%, Trump 17%   “The poll also tested the three media sources against one another and found that ABC is more trusted than either Fox (44% to 32%)…Continue Reading

Trump needs to stand up to threats against Jews

There are growing threats against Jews since January — bomb threats yesterday in 11 cities. It is not enough for President Trump to say he is the least anti-semitic person we know or that his daughter Ivanka converted to marry Jared Kushner. This calls for leadership speaking for the country. He needs to face the…Continue Reading

Trump doesn’t understand the job

Sweden: All kidding aside. President Trump heard something, he isn’t sure what, on Fox that lead him to think something happened in Sweden; he is not sure what. But he goes before an audience and tries to fake his way through it as if something really happened and he knows about it. If something had…Continue Reading

The shameful performance of press at Trump news conference

During the administration of Gov. Jim McGreevey New Jersey Statehouse reporters were summoned to the state treasurer’s office to get figures for the upcoming budget. I assigned one of our most capable investigative reporters, Sandy McClure, to the event. The treasurer informed a room filled with journalists that this was just for them, off the…Continue Reading

Trump should hope he could be 10 percent of the man Lewis is

Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to…… Trump tweeted that: Predictable. Expected. Typical. Trump can’t stand people making negative comments about him. Acting like a spoiled brat, in his fantasy world he hasn’t filed for bankruptcy multiple times and…Continue Reading

In journalism, like life, it’s who you meet along the road

Onboard a jetliner: Cabin Attendant: “Mr. Ingle would you like anything to drink?” Me: “Water with ice.” CA to my seat mate: “Mr. Stroehmann, would you like anything?” Mr. Stroehmann: “A bloody Mary and congratulations on the pronunciation of the name.” CA: “I’m from Philadelphia and grew up eating Stroehmann bakery products.” Mr. Stroehmann: “A…Continue Reading