Ron Futrell

Ron Futrell

NFL and Vegas: A Forbidden Love Affair

It’s like a longtime, dysfunctional relationship between two of your best friends. The NFL and Las Vegas. Their issues are many and deep, but they can’t seem to keep their hands off each other. Over the last few years, this

NFL and Vegas: A Forbidden Love Affair

Record-Setting Year Expected for Super Bowl Betting

I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but people actually bet on the Super Bowl. Real money.  Yeah, they pick a team, watch the game, and either collect the cash or rip up the ticket. Don’t let the NFL

Record-Setting Year Expected for Super Bowl Betting

Commentary: Jerry Tarkanian Belongs in Hall of Fame

Few have changed the game of college basketball like former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian. To some, those changes have not been positive, and they think Tark should be locked up in an NCAA prison somewhere beneath O.J. Simpson’s Heisman

Commentary: Jerry Tarkanian Belongs in Hall of Fame

ESPN, Brent Musburger, and the Idiocy of Political Correctness

The media never disappoints with its asinine twisting and turning to ensure political correctness. You can no longer say a beautiful woman is beautiful during the broadcast of a live sporting event.  ESPN has issued an apology for their play-by-play

ESPN, Brent Musburger, and the Idiocy of Political Correctness

A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Real Story

Every year at this time, the topic comes up around our house: “What is your favorite Christmas show?” Every year I give the same answer. That little ol’ half hour special that first aired in 1965, A Charlie Brown Christmas.

A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Real Story

Benghazi Simplified, For The Media

I hear my friends in the media strain over questions about Benghazi and I wonder why. There are simple answers here. Of course, what should be mentioned first is that most of the Activist Old Media have stopped covering the

Benghazi Simplified, For The Media

ABC News Sets Template For Obama Win, via Storm Coverage

Here it is–ABC making sure Barack Obama knows how he can win re=election and save the nation from disaster, both at the same time–and they will be there to help. You may have heard there’s this storm on the east

ABC News Sets Template For Obama Win, via Storm Coverage

Andrew Sullivan: Off The Deep End

“The Chris Matthews Show” is always good for entertainment. A handful of libs sitting around a small table chatting about how best they can get Dear Leader elected.  Once a week is about all of this anybody can take. Andrew

Andrew Sullivan: Off The Deep End

America, Finally Seeing the Real Mitt Romney

The media is trying to figure out how this happened. How could Mitt Romney be blasting his way to the top of the polls after just one debate? Would you like a very simple answer? Here it is: The media

America, Finally Seeing the Real Mitt Romney

Unprepared in Vegas

The Hangover III The Empty Chair has better odds in Round Two.  Buster Douglas was better prepared for his fight against Evander Holyfield. Buster came to Vegas, took naps at the golf course, spend evenings at the buffets and decided

Unprepared in Vegas

The Media's Coverups (For Now)

If the media is one thing—it is transparent. It is also leftist and predictable, but that would be three things. So, here we go with a prediction born of the leftist transparency we find with the Activist Old Media.  Sometime

The Media's Coverups (For Now)

Lying is The New Normal

Heaven help us. This president just goes out there and says whatever sounds good at the moment, and the Activist Old Media watches from the sidelines, or often, encourages the deception.  Or, I could use the harsh word and call

Lying is The New Normal

The Media and Obama Taking Us Down the Rabbit Hole

To re-elect Barack Obama, the media has a long list of what they expect us to believe. We would have to “suspend disbelief” (as Hillary Clinton once said of General David Petraeus) to vote for Barack Obama on November 6th.

The Media and Obama Taking Us Down the Rabbit Hole

Time Mag's Michael Duffy Spreads the Election Template

The Executive Editor of Time Magazine gets paid the big bucks to go on The Chris Matthews Show to say brilliant things like this: “The economic question is the heart of this whole race, who do you trust to handle

Time Mag's Michael Duffy Spreads the Election Template

Head Start: Fact Checking the Democrat Convention

How can you check facts from a Convention before it begins. Easy. We know exactly what they’re going to say.  Let’s run down some of the things that will be said early and often and do our fact checking now.

Head Start: Fact Checking the Democrat Convention

A Subtle Form of Bias in Local News

Oh, the Activist Old Media finds many ways to blast people over the head with bias, but this common trick is much more subtle.  The networks send stories from the Mother Ship to their affiliates and you watch them on

A Subtle Form of Bias in Local News

Leftist Newsroom Chatter

This is the culture that Republicans and Mitt Romney are fighting during this election. Off-hand leftist comments in newsrooms are as common as Max Factor in the makeup room. This was just on display for all to hear.  I’ve spent

Leftist Newsroom Chatter

Miller Slams Leno For Buying Into Dem 'War On Women' Meme

It’s tough to watch late night TV these days. David Letterman is just a bitter, angry old man. Jimmy Kimmel will take advantage of the “Late Show” host’s decline once ABC moves “Nightline” out of his way, but that doesn’t

Miller Slams Leno For Buying Into Dem 'War On Women' Meme

The Media and the Rhetoric

It’s just a little word and you have to be paying attention to catch it, but it changes everything.  ABC’s David Kerley talking about the upcoming Republican National Convention on Good Morning America: “In Tampa, expect to hear a lot of

The Media and the Rhetoric

The Media, Gas Prices, and the 2012 Election

Quick question here, what was the price of a gallon of gas the day Barack Obama took office?  I ask this question because the media is talking a lot about gas prices right now, but they are leaving out the

The Media, Gas Prices, and the 2012 Election

Networks Examine Mormonism Prior to Romney Nomination

I expected the worst when I heard ABC and NBC were going to do in-depth examinations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a life long Mormon and journalist, I had gotten used to the media clouding

Networks Examine Mormonism Prior to Romney Nomination

Obama Dishonest About Linking Romney To Murder

I don’t know what else to call this, other than a lie. Should I play nice and say it sounds like the President is being just a little disingenuous? Perhaps he didn’t know what was on his own web site.

Obama Dishonest About Linking Romney To Murder

Rolling Stone Cover? Paul Ryan, Rockstar

Never forget the media template for this election. Barack Obama is the Rock Star who connects with voters on a level never before seen and there can be no other Rock Star. They pulled it off in 2008, they will

Rolling Stone Cover? Paul Ryan, Rockstar

Defending Voter ID

One of the biggest issues in this election, and every election as far as the eye can see, is stopping voter fraud. Preserving and protecting the process is essential to the future of our Republic. There have been recent victories

Defending Voter ID

Media Obsession with Romney Taxes

Why is the Activist Old Media so obsessed with Mitt Romney’s taxes?  He has released what is federally required, he has been as transparent as most other presidential candidates, so why the obsession? The short answer is that as Barack

Media Obsession with Romney Taxes

Media Refuse to Connect the Dots on Violent Leftists

A year ago I wrote a column here on Big Journalism detailing violence by leftists and expressing my desire that my friends in the media would spot it, expose it, and perhaps hold firm to their promise to “protect” the

Media Refuse to Connect the Dots on Violent Leftists

CBS and Nancy Cordes in Full Fraud Mode

The “Tiffany Network” is trying to sell that cheap cubic zirconia garbage. What else would you call journalism in which the biggest questions of the day go unasked in order to help the reportorial subject? Nancy Cordes shows up to

CBS and Nancy Cordes in Full Fraud Mode

Here Come The Ryan Attacks: Old Media

It was a safe prediction that I made earlier this week that the Activist Old Media would work to destroy Mitt Romney’s choice for vice president. The attacks began even before the early morning announcement of Paul Ryan.  Witness CNN

Here Come The Ryan Attacks: Old Media