Wondering What Stahl Has To Say?

The 60 Minute Interview. Leslie Stahl was no Savannah Gunthrie even though she tried to pretend she was. If you are not equipped to take command of a bully and quickly point out his delusions with hard facts please don’t take on this assignment.




Scariest Ride Ever

Never, never, never for me. What about you?



McClatchy proposal to tie journalist pay to clicks draws protest – Sacramento Business Journal

The world of journalism, as we know it, may never be the same. There is speculation that reporters at The Sacramento Bee may get paid in the future by the number of clicks they receive on their online stories. That means reporters will be forced to write stories that attract fans rather than giving us the straight facts. Getting paid for results only, rather than receiving a straight salary, can easily cross over to other industries as well.

Employees of The Sacramento Bee and their union say they’re fighting an effort by owner McClatchy to base employee performance reviews on the popularity of their stories as measured by clicks.



Senior Housing Towers Open in Manhattan and Brooklyn

Tell me what senior in their right mind is going to spend $13,000 a month for 400 square feet?




Apparel workers forced to return to office, face firing and pay cuts

Read in Business Insider: https://apple.news/AHQZ3ymS8Sl27Ku9tHYIwfA

G-III Apparel Group, which licenses brands like Calvin Klein and Guess, is enforcing a return to its New York office at full capacity. Employees at the American company could face termination and salary cuts if they do not return to the office. Five people who either visited or worked for G-III’s New York office have tested positive for COVID-19 since June. “The morale is just super low at this company. We’re all fed up,” a G-III employee said. “It’s just a very toxic work environment.” G-III



Send This To Every Republican You Know. Try Them One More Time To Make Them Understand The Dangers Of Trump

Former RNC Chair Endorses Biden For President | Morning Joe | MSNBC

It’s about leadership and not politics


Poll finds American Jews set to vote overwhelmingly for Joe Biden

October 20, 2020 By Ron Kampeas

(JTA) — Jewish voters are set to vote 75% to 22% for Joe Biden, according to a poll by the American Jewish Committee.

The poll released Monday shows the Democratic nominee expanding his support among Jewish voters from a 67-30 split in a poll last month and it includes other signs that President Donald Trump is faring poorly among Jewish voters.

Trump’s record on bigotry may be the animating factor in his poor performance: Asked which candidate in the Nov. 3 presidential election would better handle anti-Semitism, respondents produced identical results, with Biden scoring 75% and Trump 22%.

The survey was conducted by SSRS from Sept. 9- Oct. 4, reaching 1,334 American Jews by phone; some respondents would have answered questions after Trump once again equivocate when asked to condemn white supremacists in the Sept. 29 debate with Biden. The poll has a margin of error of 4.2 percent.

Biden, the former vice president, has made Trump’s record on bigotry a central focus of his overall campaign and particularly of his Jewish campaign. Biden launched his campaign in April 2019 saying that he was coaxed into running by Trump’s failure to unequivocally condemn a deadly white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017.

The AJC poll shows Biden besting Trump on every other issue including handling the coronavirus pandemic, 78%-19%; combatting terrorism, 71%-26%; and uniting the country, 79%-15%.

Trump fares poorly even on those issues he has sought to draw strong contrasts with Biden: dealing with Iran, 71%-27%; handling crime, 72%-24%, and strengthening U.S.-Israel relations, 54%-42%.

A central plank of the Trump campaign’s campaign in the Jewish community has been his decision to pull out of the 2015 Iran nuclear, deal, which Trump has repeatedly emphasized was finalized when Biden was serving President Barack Obama as vice president.

Another plank has been Trump’s closeness to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Trump has moved the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, cut funding to Palestinians, recognized Israel’s claim to the Golan Heights, advanced an Israeli-Palestinian peace formula that would allow Israel to keep chunks of the West Bank, and most recently, brokered a normalization deal between Israel and two Gulf Arab nations.

Trump has expressed frustration that his Israel decisions have not garnered greater support in the Jewish community.

Another sign in the poll that Trump has alienated Jews is that just 16% of respondents admitted to voting for him in 2016; exit polls at the time showed 24% voting for him. The gap suggests that some respondents might have convinced themselves that they never voted for Trump.

The poll showed Jewish voters tend to rank foreign policy low on their list of priorities heading into the voting booth: The top two ranked issues are the pandemic and health care, at 26% and 17% respectively, with foreign policy ranked last among six issues, at 5%. The other issues respondents were asked to rank were the economy at third, 13%; race relations at fourth, 12% and crime at fifth, 6%.

David Harris, the American Jewish Committee CEO, identified a number of areas of concern for his group, which seeks to achieve a consensus among American Jews to better represent them to overseas governments and in international forums. One was the gap between Orthodox Jews, of whom the poll showed 74 percent favoring Trump, and others in the community.

“For those of us in the Jewish world who want to focus on unity, on outreach, on bridge-building within the Jewish community, I think this is a very compelling reminder of how wide some of the differences are,” he said.

Other concerns, Harris said, included the seeming gap between American and Israeli Jews, who overwhelmingly approve of Trump, and the shrinking interest in foreign policy among American Jews.



We participated in a zoom discussion with Gerald Posner sponsored by the Jewish Museum of Florida, FIU. Read it. Other pandemics on the way. Yikes

Remembering Gail

I met Gail’s husband, Eric Schneider, on September 9, 1966. We both started working as messengers (copy boy/copy girl) at Fairchild Publications on the same day. Fifty three years later, we live a few blocks away from each other in South Beach.


Could you live in this room? It is amazing.



Look what a friend found…..

Video Surprises

This might make you jealous. Don’t fret. Once it’s safe to visit us, we will treat you to as many as you can eat.


We are all stuck at home, so I decided to show you one of the finishing touches at the new La Guardia


If you work from home, you need these gadgets. All affordable.


An Insider’s Opinion On Contracting COVID-19

Maurice de Hond

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Since the start of the Covid-19 crisis, Maurice de Hond, a Dutch tech entrepreneur and well known pollster, has been involved in data analysis so he can explore how the virus spreads. His degree in Human Geography, at the University of Amsterdam, has given him the expertise to understand what we need to know to survive this nightmare.

De Hond writes daily articles on the subject in his blog, maurice.nl. In the Netherlands, he is the most important critic of the policy of the Dutch CDC and the WHO. He appears frequently on TV shows, and in newspapers, as a trusted, reliable source.

Listen carefully to what de Hond has to say about measuring the inside air around you. Steve Greenberg and Lois Whitman-Hess capture it all on “Lying on the Beach On Camera.”



Phony and Phones

Congratulations Savannah Guthrie! You grilled Trump like he has never been grilled before. He was squirming like a kid who didn’t want to take his medicine. It was a pleasure to watch.

Biden was filled with substance at his town hall. He was articulate, kind, filled with ideas and promise. He talked to the audience like they were friends. They loved him.


(Shelly Palmer, a well known tech writer and consultant, tells you everything you need to know about the iPhone 12. Eliot and I may buy this unit months from now, but not right away. We always like to wait to see what the reviewers say. One thing we can’t deny, the iPhone 12 is a state of the art machine).

The Opinion

If you’re an iPhone user and you need a new iPhone, the short answer is yes, you should get an iPhone 12. If you can afford it, the iPhone 12 Pro Max, while late to the game, is the best iPhone ever made. As every Apple Fanperson knows, iPhones are not phones; they are fashion accessories. As such, iPhone purchases are not business decisions, but rather lifestyle choices. For full details about the iPhone 12 launch, see The Apple iPhone 12 Event: Everything You Need to Know.

Will I get one? Yes, but only because I’m on Verizon’s “new iPhone every year” plan. I pay a monthly fee for the phone and insurance and get a new phone every year. (Apple has a similar plan.)

But… and this is a huge but… if I wasn’t on the new phone every year plan, I’d have to think long and hard about whether or not to get an iPhone 12 Pro Max over my iPhone 11 Pro Max.


The 5G connectivity is meaningless. The U.S. is still mostly 4G, and even when the 5G indicator lights up, there’s a very good chance that the backhaul (or some part of the network you are connected to) is 4G. In 2020/2021, no phone (Apple or otherwise) will truly benefit from having a 5G radio in it. At the moment, 5G is 95% marketing hype and 5% marketing hype!

The Camera

The deciding factor for me is the camera. The iPhone 12 Pro Max will shoot in Apple ProRAW (the feature speaks for itself). The new iPhones can shoot and edit 4K video in HDR Pro and Dolby Vision HDR formats. If you have the video workflow to take advantage of these features, you know who you are, and you know why you will want a 12 Pro Max.

For developers and people who like to live on the edge of technology, the addition of LiDAR and a few other features put the new flagship iPhone in first position for AR.

The Accessories

I’m not sad about not getting a charger or wired earbuds with the new phone, but Apple’s eco-friendly explanation was disingenuous and insulting. They will reduce the environmental impact of iPhone packaging. That’s great. They will reduce the use of certain raw materials. That’s great. Except… you will need to purchase these accessories from Apple or third-party vendors who will now create individual packaging for each. So, where there used to be one box shipped containing three items, three will be created and shipped to take its place. I call bullshit! Apple wants to sell you a $40 MagSafe charger and some version of their AirPods for your new phone, so they are forcing you to need those accessories to use the devices. (Yes, most people who are likely to purchase an iPhone have a drawer full of chargers that take USB-A cables, but how many people have extra USB-C chargers laying around?) The new iPhones ship with a USB-C to Lightning cable in the new, thinner box.

To Sum Up

No iPhone 11 user “needs” an iPhone 12. At best, the iPhone 12 line offers some iterative feature improvements over the previous generation. However, the iPhone 12 line does offer a single benefit: if you want an iPhone 12, nothing else will do.

Author’s note: This is not a sponsored post. I am the author of this article and it expresses my own opinions. I am not, nor is my company, receiving compensation for it.


Shelly Palmer is a business advisor and technology consultant. He helps Fortune 500 companies with digital transformation, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s Top Voice in Technology, he is the co-host of “Think About This with Shelly Palmer & Ross Martin.” He covers tech and business for Good Day New York, writes a weekly column for Adweek, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC, and writes a popular daily business blog. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.


Eliot took this photo with his iPhone 11 Pro Max. No filter was used to enhance this shot. Pretty amazing I must say.

My Opinion

His name’s on a museum where Trump will speak, but he’s among Cuban Americans for Biden


Calls to #BoycottNBC erupt on Twitter after Trump and Biden town hall appearances scheduled at the same time https://www.newsbreakapp.com/n/0XJ3KxGC?s=i4&pd=0292Kwz5


Trump Pleads With Women: ‘Please Like Me.’ Women Fire Back: ‘No Way.’



A Facebook Story

I really don’t know Dorothy Barrie. We do have mutual friends. When I saw her post on Facebook, I wanted to share it with you.