Monthly Archives: April 2013

Fascinating dichotomy between Jason Collins’ transparency and Buffalo Sabres’ cluelessness

For Buffalo sports fans, two fascinating events occurred almost simultaneously yesterday. One ended a crisis of conscience and opened a vast new world of athletic possibility. The other only prolonged a crisis for a team that long ago alienated the media … Continue reading

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Social media roles affecting information flow in a crisis still being defined

Twitter rocked the Dow Jones Industrial Average with a hacked news posting. Facebook served hundreds of people searching for loved ones at the scene of the Boston Marathon bombings. Then Reddit came under so much pressure and scrutiny for unbridled accusatory … Continue reading

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What would Mark Twain make of the Associated Press these days?

For people of a certain age who worked at The Associated Press prior to the internet, Mark Twain [never worked with him; heard a lot about him] provided a comment in which we took great pride, though it sounds somewhat … Continue reading

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Marathon bombing shows classic crisis timeline

For millions of people — especially those who live in Boston, visited for the marathon last Monday, or who have emotional ties to the city — the last week provided dismal lows and triumphant highs. In a week, the classic … Continue reading

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Boston, the U.S. managing marathon bombing crisis perfectly

People went to a hockey game last night and a song broke out. In Boston last night the Bruins and the Buffalo Sabres played a hockey game and instead of a fight breaking out, a song did — the Star Spangled Banner. … Continue reading

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CNN, trying to be first and best, apparently is wrong on bombing suspect

CNN indisputably first reported this afternoon that authorities arrested a suspect in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings. Then CNN became first again, to get it wrong. The Justice Department and the Boston Police Department announced there is no suspect. CNN may prove correct and the … Continue reading

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Rutgers basketball scandal festers in to national politics

When last we held our noses over Rutgers basketball, the videotapes of coach Mike Rice abusing his players resulted in his firing. Athletic Director Tim Pernetti, right, tried to swim into the Sandy of all basketball messes but inevitably failed. Now he’s gone. … Continue reading

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