A Media Matters analysis of print and television coverage of rising gasoline prices between January 1 and February 29 finds that news outlets often provided a shallow and shortsighted treatment of the issue. For instance, several outlets largely overlooked fuel economy standards – a key policy solution that mitigates U.S. vulnerability to price spikes – while promoting increased U.S. drilling and the Keystone XL pipeline, which would likely move gas prices by only a few cents, if at all. In addition, cable news outlets primarily hosted political figures rather than energy experts or economists to comment on gas prices. Fox News, which covered gas prices far more frequently than any other outlet, regularly blamed President Obama for the recent price increase, a claim in line with Republican strategy but not with the facts.
For those of you who don’t have 47 Facebook friends who have already posted about this, let us tell you that Travel Channel’s Man vs. Food lands in Providence tonight. Well, technically, they landed in Providence a while ago, what they did while they were here is on the television tonight, at 9pm on the Travel Channel.
Adam visits Providence, RI for a unique grilled pizza and for the infamous Triple Murder Burger. Adam’s journey concludes with him coaching a rugby player through 15 fully-loaded hot wieners in 45 minutes.
Judging from the photo gallery on the site, they also paid a visit to Bob & Timmy’s Grilled Pizza on the Hill.
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From left; Kelly Mahoney, State Department of Administration; John Marion, Common Cause RI; Thom Deller, Providence Planning Department; not pictured Arthur Salisbury, Jewelry District Association. Photo from Common Cause RI’s Facebook Page
Last night’s forum was well attended (probably 100+ in the crowd) and a lively discussion on the issues.
Better Providence video’d the event, we’ll have that for you as soon as it is available online, for now, coverage from local media:
- Forum tackles issue of developing old 195 land [The Providence Journal]
- Residents Blast I-195 Commission [GoLocalProv]
This post will be updated as more information is available.
We were awarded “Best Blog” by The Providence Phoenix y’all!
Thank you to all our readers and everyone, and everyone’s moms and cats and mailmen and Faceplace friends who voted for us! We’ve been feeling like Susan Lucci for a while now, and to be honest, it is actually quite cool to win.
Also thanks to the Phoenix for hosting the poll and hosting a great party at The Met.
Ted Nesi, who writes the Nesi’s Notes blog over on WPRI.com, is out of town this week. So, he asked some people to write guests posts to fill in while he was gone. Among those guest posters is yours truly and my post appears this morning.
My post is about streetcars, of course.*
*It is a little too late in the season for it to be about shoveling snow off sidewalks.
My partner Jim Beller and his book writing partner Matt Taylor have been working on a book chronicling the making of the movie JAWS on Martha’s Vineyard in 1974. After years of work the book is off to the publishers and they are taking pre-orders starting today.
While numerous behind-the-scenes accounts have chronicled the making of JAWS on Martha’s Vineyard in 1974, few have focused on the production’s many local participants. In this unique compendium, their stories are told at last.
Visit their website to learn more about the book and place your pre-order.
“Brick City” is the Peabody Award winning Sundance Channel series which follows Newark, NJ Mayor, Cory Booker. The series combines a reality style tailing of the mayor at work with citizens of the city and others to tell a compelling story of Newark. This is not a slick media piece released by the city as a marketing tool, the series tells the real story of Newark, and it is often not pretty.
The second season premieres Sunday evening on the Sundance Channel, Huffington Post is hosting the first episode on their site now, which is embedded below.
You may have heard that Cory Booker has been all over the Twitter regarding his city’s epic snowfall this winter. I follow him, the guy won’t quit. Here’s video from the New Jersey Star Ledger letting you know, that you should indeed believe the hype.
I’m all about setting up a playdate for Cory and Angel.