Twenty years ago, CNN was the most powerful and prestigious news organization in the world. Their coverage of Desert Storm (Gulf War I) proved far superior to the conventional broadcast news agencies.
Yesterday, analyst & contributor, Kathy Griffin (a comedian by day job), took down the last vestiges of CNN's former self respect and dignity.
In a very carefully planned self-promotion, Griffin decided to compete with the late night Trump bashers (Colbert, Daily, Fallon, Meyers, etc). She and her promoters crafted a photo shoot of an ISIS-inspired beheading of President Donald Trump. She knew she was playing dangerously. She even quipped that she may have to flee to Mexico to avoid incarceration for the act. But she pressed forward with it.
Evidently, there was no focus group testing of the ploy. Whether its career desperation, sheer vile hatred, or personal recklessness; Griffin released the photo of herself holding an effigy of a beheaded and bloody Donald Trump.
Today is the next-to-last day of this year's legislative session. This week, I've been wearing a red tie to symbolize my continued opposition to raising taxes on Oklahoma workers and businesses, my objection to unconstitutionally raising taxes in the final week of session, my intent to uphold the wishes of Oklahoma voters, who just six months ago overwhelmingly rejected higher taxes, and to express my support of the Republican platform principles of limited government and lower taxes.
We can and must do better. - Rep. George Faught
House Committee rejects bill to cut spending on non-essential trinkets and swag
Currently, the legislature gives about $1 BILLION dollars a year over to the state's 20 university systems. That accounts for about 1/3 of the universities' official spending. Top notch private universities in Oklahoma charge full time students about $40k per year. The big state universities could still operate at current education levels of operation by bringing student tuition to market-driven prices of $30k.