Forrest Carr

47 Flips | 1 Magazine | @forrestcarr | News/talk host on Tucson's PowerTalk 1210. Former TV journalist and news director with 33 years' experience. Author of The Bashful Bloviator Blog and of the novels Messages and A Journal of the Crazy Year.

Media Watch

<b>Downtown Radio celebrates pair of firsts</b><p>Low Power station Downtown Radio 99.1 FM KTDT has achieved an on-air milestone on two fronts. In addition to …

Killing Tsarnaev - Montgomery County Sentinel

<i>Now</i> there’s <i>a title for a Bill O’Reilly book. I’d bet it would sell, too. What’s your opinion? Should we do him?</i><p>I woke up this fine Saturday morning …

The sad truth about the Iran deal

<b>(CNN) —</b> The outlines of a nuclear deal with Iran are in place. Unfortunately, it seems like too many in President Barack Obama's administration have forgotten that the only reason this terrorist-supporting state came to the negotiating table in the first place was because of tough sanctions imposed …

Journalism’s age of shoddy

March 2, 2015 01:30<p><b>By Forrest Carr, RTDNA Contributor</b> <br>Picture a scene, oh, about 10,000 years ago. Ugga Ugga, Bam Bam, and Grunt Grunt are sitting …

Here's Why WE Tv's 'Sex Box' Is Billed As 'America's Most Extreme Couples Therapy Ever'

A new television series aims to break fresh ground by having couples spend time in a camera-free, soundproof box on set to have sex in front of a live studio audience.<p>WE Tv's "Sex Box," which debuts on Feb. 27, will also feature a panel of distinguished experts, including nationally certified sex …

Star Trek: The Planet of Willing Women

Now that I am leaving the airwaves for health and personal reasons, there is no reason not to share here all of the radio plays I've had in rotation …

The Iranian Nuke Deal: Satire vs. Reality

<i>Which was more ridiculous? The satire, or the talks it lampooned?</i><p>Okay, since I’ve now become the Walter White of bloggers and no longer have to guard …

How long would an Iran nuclear deal last?

One of the biggest questions surrounding a nuclear deal with Iran is how long it would prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear warhead.<p>Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz gave one answer to reporters at the White House. "It's not a fixed-year agreement," the nuclear physicist told reporters, describing the …

John McCain Will Run for Re-Election to the Senate in 2016

John McCain is ready for a new fight.<p>"I have decided to run for re-election," the Arizona senator told NBC News in an exclusive interview revealing his plans to pursue a sixth term on Capitol Hill. "I'm ready. I am more than ready. In some ways, I am eager."<p>McCain is currently 78 years old but will …

Sonntag muss Kirchtag sein | Welttheater

In den 50er-Jahren war der Gottesdienst für die ganze Familie noch Pflicht. Foto: Getty<p>«Der amerikanische Sonntag ist eine runde Sache: Man steht …

After lapses and blunders, Rolling Stone still hasn't learned its lesson

<b>(CNN) —</b> A jury of Rolling Stone's media peers has dissected the magazine's disastrous, discredited story about rape on the campus of the University of Virginia, and the emerging consensus is that Rolling Stone's lapses and sloppy blunders amount to journalistic malpractice -- made all the worse by …

The furious debate over visas for high-tech guest workers

On April 1, the government started accepting visa applications for high-skilled immigrant workers. But if you're a company thinking about applying for a visa, but haven't done so already ... let's just say you'd better be a fast typer.<p>Last year, the government received twice as many applications in …

America's H-1B Workers, in Four Charts

Applications for specialty worker visas opened Wednesday, kicking off a high-stakes race for foreigners hoping to enter or temporarily stay in the …

San Diego Tech Companies Seek Visas For Skilled Foreign Workers

Hundreds of tech companies in San Diego hire skilled foreign workers from abroad. But a cap on visas mean businesses can't attract as much foreign …

The Pernicious Problem of [fill in the blank] Discrimination

<i>Think you're being discriminated against?</i> Of course <i>you are. More observations and confessions of a TV news director.</i><p>Syndicated <i>Washington Post</i> …

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Politicians giving faith a bad name

<i>“Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away”</i><p>—The Beatles<p><i>“Yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone”</i><p>—Fleetwood Mac<p>On Sunday, people all over the world …

The Twitterization of news

March 31, 2015 01:30<p><b>By Forrest Carr, RTDNA Contributor</b> <br>A friend of mine living in a neighboring state sent me a link to a posting on one of his …

Sylvia Allen and Mandatory Church: Anatomy of a Hatchet Job

<i>The startling allegation exploded into mainstream news headlines. It began with a single tweet. These days, that is all it takes.</i> <br>I have to hand it …

Oh, my God. Is it happening? This was supposed to be fiction!

<i>This novel doesn't have a ripped-from-the-headlines feel. It's the other way around. Real events are ripping headlines from the novel. There were two</i> …

Jail for those refusing to attend church?

Does this politician really want to throw people into jail who refuse to attend church? Democrats and the media say yes. They're basing that on a …

AZ Senator: Church attendance should be mandatory

Do you agree with State Sen. Sylvia Allen's idea that church attendance should be mandatory?<p>Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the …

Germanwings Flight 9525 co-pilot deliberately crashed plane, officials say

<b>(CNN) —</b> <b>Latest developments:</b><p><b>•</b> Transponder data shows that the autopilot on Germanwings Flight 9525 was reprogrammed by someone in the cockpit to change the plane's altitude from 38,000 feet to 100 feet, according to Flightradar24, a website that tracks aviation data.<p><b>•</b> Police searched Germanwings …

Airplanes

New Ford car automatically obeys speed limits

Ford says it has the answer for speed demons who can't keep their gas pedals off the metal: A car that reads speed limit signs and automatically slows down.<p>Ford (F) says that the newest edition of its S-Max car has "a new technology that scans traffic signs and adjusts the throttle to help drivers …

Believe Josh Earnest or your lying eyes

Reuters reports, “Houthi militia forces in Yemen backed by allied army units seized an air base on Wednesday and appeared poised to capture the southern port of Aden from defenders loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, local residents said. After taking al-Anad air base, the Houthis and their …

How Many Rape Reports Are False?

How many women falsely accuse men of rape?<p>A lot of statistics are floating around the Internet: Two percent, say many feminists, the same as other …

Fraternities lobby against campus rape investigations

College fraternities and sororities, concerned that students accused of sexual assault are treated unfairly, are pushing Congress to make it harder …

Hillary Clinton's emails: her reaction to Benghazi attacks

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails show her concern about the fallout from the 2012 U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya, but the …