Category: Tobe Berkovitz

After losses on Mass. ballot questions, big challenges for Baker

Boston Globe Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communications After living a politically charmed life for the past two years, Governor Charlie Baker now faces his first serious turbulence, having been dealt a setback by voters who rejected two contentious ballot campaigns on which he staked considerable political capital. Expert quote: “He has been a serious voice […]

The evening news, according to Donald Trump

Boston Globe Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication A new nightly Facebook Live TV show from the headquarters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump may not win him votes… Expert quote: “You think Trump’s going to pour a few hundred million of his own money into that? Hell, he didn’t do that for his own campaign.” […]

Donald Trump’s cable network would rock media world

Boston Herald Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication Donald Trump is reportedly in talks to launch a new cable news network, a powerful platform he could use to keep hounding Hillary Clinton and the liberal mainstream media if he loses the election… Expert quote: “With Roger Ailes leaving and questions about just how conservative the Murdoch […]

Moderators continue to draw scrutiny in debates

Boston Herald Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communications Moderators were again in the line of fire after a presidential debate last night, as Donald Trump framed the stern inquiries of ABC’s Martha Raddatz and CNN’s Anderson Cooper as tantamount to “one-on-three.” Expert quote: “The media and the public, as well as the candidates and the political […]

Few worries for New York Times in printing Donald Trump’s tax records

Boston Herald Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication Although an average citizen would be breaking federal law by publishing someone else’s tax returns without permission, the New York Times will probably have First Amendment protection as a newspaper in its controversial decision to release Donald Trump’s hotly sought-after tax records… Expert quote: “Trump is perceived to […]

Clinton allies see double standard and sexism in debate

The Hill Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication Hillary Clinton supporters see a double standard when it comes to Monday’s presidential debate, which for the first time will feature a woman debating a man… Expert quote: “She’s being judged because she’s a woman but also because she’s Hillary Clinton. For Hillary, being Hillary is a blessing and […]