Brian Maloney is Editor-in-Chief of Media Equalizer. A longtime radio host and political analyst, Brian founded the Radio Equalizer website in 2004. He's been a frequent guest on cable talk channels including Fox News Channel, CNN, the former CourtTV and local television affiliates. Contact: radioeq at gmail.com
Is this the year’s best political ad?
Using humor to offset an otherwise-miserable election season, a Texas candidate’s television spot is winning praise today. Gerald Daugherty, a candidate for Travis County commissioner, allows himself to be the butt of jokes as his eye-rolling wife complains about his nonstop policy-wonking around the house. Read all »
Think American presidential debates are ugly?
Try Eastern Europe, where in the Republic of Georgia, two male candidates exploded into a violent confrontation on live television. Read all »
Was Monday night’s presidential debate rigged?
Using a montage of images from the showdown between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, some believe the latter was sending hand signals to moderator Lester Holt. Read all »
With professional sports particularly sensitive to political controversies, it’s hard to imagine what Seattle Mariners catcher Steve Clevenger was thinking in posting a series of tweets that have him in hot water today. Read all »
In 2016, can a car be designed for women without controversy?
The answer, of course, is no and that’s why a new model produced in Europe is creating a seemingly-inevitable social media firestorm. Read all »
In a hypercompetitive online world where capturing attention is harder than ever, one publication appears to have struck clickbait gold. Read all »
Not merely confined to overseas warzones, life as a network correspondent can be just as dangerous here at home. Read all »
Did police or federal authorities have years of advance warning that New York City terror suspect Ahmad Rahami was a threat to public safety? Read all »
Would you pay $15,000 for a cracker-based diet plan? Read all »
If you thought the news media had run out of ways to scare its audience to death, think again. Read all »