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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

  • Should the media cover mass shootings?
    What’s the media’s role in mass or school shootings? Is the media’s coverage mass shootings causing more mass shootings? The short answers, no--correlation isn’t causation. However, it’s just one factor of a bigger issue. The American Psychological Association said, “We suggest that the media cry to cling to ‘the public’s right to know’ covers up a greedier agenda to keep eyeballs glued to screens since they know that frightening homicide is their No. 1 ratings and advertising boosters." While I do agree that the media does deserve some blame, I think it’s irresponsible to pretend this is only on them. We, as consumers, deserve a portion of the blame. After all, would cable news networks like Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC show wall-to-wall coverage if that wasn’t what cons
  • Did Fergie destroy the national anthem?
    Fergie sang the “The Star-Spangled Banner” banner during the 67th NBA All-Star Game. She gave a bluesy rendition of the national anthem, and tons of people are now laughing at her. Fergie issued a statement saying, "I've always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA," the Black Eyed Peas singer said in the statement. "I'm a risk taker artistically, but clearly this rendition didn't strike the intended tone. I love this country and honestly tried my best." Nightside’s Alex Kirry joined me to chat about Fergie’s performance. Alex Kirry, who has a great voice, tried out to sing the national anthem at a Jazz game. Honestly, I don’t know why people are being so harsh about this. It was a poor decision, but I c
  • What’s coming up on the JayMac News Show
    Coming up on the JayMac News Show, we’re going to dig more into the issue of the media bearing some responsibility for the increase in mass shootings and Alex Kirry shares his take on Fergie’s rendition of the National Anthem. The JayMac News Show is hosted by KSL News Radio's Jay McFarland, who also hosts the fictional podcast, Hosts of Eden. KSL News Radio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Don’t forget to review and subscribe to the JayMac Mac News Show podcast on iTunes. Or follow Jay on Twitter and Instagram @JayMacNewsShow or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JayMacNewsShow/
  • Trump now awkwardly supports Romney--Romney accepts endorsement
    New Republican senate candidate Mitt Romney joined the Doug Wright Show to go over why he decided to run, how he’s going to run his campaign, and talks about his ties to Utah. Recently, Romney was met with fierce criticism from both sides of the aisle because of his criticisms of President Donald Trump and  his perceived lack of ties to Utah. How did we get here? After weeks of speculation, Mitt Romney made the least surprising announcement of his life. He’s running for Orrin Hatch’s open senate seat after the incumbent decided to retire at the end of his current term. Former Massachusettes Governor Romney is considered the favorite to win the election in a district that is heavily Republican. The announcement, on social media, was made using a video in which Romney said, "Utah has
  • Trump is the biggest snowflake of all
    President Donald Trump went on a tirade that can only be described as childish. On Twitter, the commander and chief unleashed his rage upon the FBI, Robert Mueller and the Russia investigation, “Crooked Hillary”, and claimed there was absolutely no collusion between his campaign and the Russians. If no one else is going to say it, I will. Trump is the biggest snowflake of all. How did we get here? United States national security officials said they have “no doubt” Russians will try to pursue even more aggressive cyber attacks to “weaken our alliances” and “disrupt our democracy” during the upcoming 2018 presidential elections. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Russians weren’t the only ones who will probably try to attack America’s democracy. “Persisten
  • Is Romney actually a Utahn?
    New Republican Senate candidate Mitt Romney joined the Doug Wright Show to go over why he decided to run, how he’s going to run his campaign and talks about his ties to Utah. Recently, Romney was met with fierce criticism from both sides of the aisle because of his criticisms of President Donald Trump and his perceived lack of ties to Utah. How did we get here? After weeks of speculation, Mitt Romney made the least surprising announcement of his life. He’s running for Orrin Hatch’s open Senate seat after the incumbent decided to retire at the end of his current term. Former Massachusetts Governor Romney is considered the favorite to win the election in a district that is heavily Republican. The announcement, on social media, was made using a video in which Romney said, "Utah has bala
  • Are you to blame for mass shootings?
    What’s the media’s role in mass or school shootings? Is the media’s coverage mass shootings causing more mass shootings? The short answers, no--correlation isn’t causation. However, it’s just one factor of a bigger issue. The American Psychological Association said, “We suggest that the media cry to cling to ‘the public’s right to know’ covers up a greedier agenda to keep eyeballs glued to screens since they know that frightening homicide is their No. 1 ratings and advertising boosters." While I do agree that the media does deserve some blame, I think it’s irresponsible to pretend this is only on them. We, as consumers, deserve a portion of the blame. After all, would cable news networks like Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC show wall-to-wall coverage if that wasn’t what cons
  • Does mass media make mass murderers?
    What’s the media’s role in mass or school shootings? Is the media’s coverage mass shootings causing more mass shootings? The short answers, no--correlation isn’t causation. However, it’s just one factor of a bigger issue. The American Psychological Association said, “We suggest that the media cry to cling to ‘the public’s right to know’ covers up a greedier agenda to keep eyeballs glued to screens since they know that frightening homicide is their No. 1 ratings and advertising boosters." While I do agree that the media does deserve some blame, I think it’s irresponsible to pretend this is only on them. We, as consumers, deserve a portion of the blame. After all, would cable news networks like Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC show wall-to-wall coverage if that wasn’t what cons
  • How skier pathetically fudges her way into Olympics
    A U.S. born skier caused quite a stir at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Elizabeth Swaney, a California native, used a loophole to compete for Hungary, the home country of her grandparents, in the Women’s Halfpipe. Due to injuries and some countries not using their allotted spots, she qualified to compete in the games. She hopes that her journey will inspire others to join the sport. Jeff Caplan and JayMac discuss whether or not this is inspiring or frustrating. Aren’t the Olympic games supposed to be a celebration of the best athletes for each country and not a backdoor for those who lack the talent and training? The JayMac News Show is hosted by KSL News Radio's Jay McFarland, who also hosts the fictional podcast, Hosts of Eden. KSL News Radio is part of Bonneville Media and ba
  • We’re all to blame for mass shootings
    What’s the media’s role in mass or school shootings? Is the media’s coverage mass shootings causing more mass shootings? The short answers, no--correlation isn’t causation. However, it’s just one factor of a bigger issue. The American Psychological Association said, “We suggest that the media cry to cling to ‘the public’s right to know’ covers up a greedier agenda to keep eyeballs glued to screens since they know that frightening homicide is their No. 1 ratings and advertising boosters." While I do agree that the media does deserve some blame, I think it’s irresponsible to pretend this is only on them. We, as consumers, deserve a portion of the blame. After all, would cable news networks like Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC show wall-to-wall coverage if that wasn’t what cons
  • Give me a presidential break
    In case you missed it We covered a number of topics on today’s show. We delved into President Donald Trump’s childish rant on Twitter and concluded that he’s the biggest snowflake of all, we covered Fergie’s...interesting National Anthem rendition, and we asked whether or not the general public bear any responsibility in cable news’ decision to cover the Parkland, Florida shooting so heavily. Jeff Caplan of Jeff Caplan’s Afternoon News joins me and shares his observations on these topics. This problem is complicated and requires a myriad of solutions to solve it. How did we get here? On Wednesday, February 14th, a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida left 17 dead and 14 wounded. The suspect has been identified as 19 year old Nikolas Cruz, a form

Friday, February 16, 2018

  • There is no such thing as common-sense gun legislation
    On Wednesday, a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida left 17 dead and 14 wounded. The suspect has been identified as 19 year old Nikolas Cruz, a former student of the school who had been recently expelled from the school. Cruz reportedly took an Uber to the campus before the mass killing. He is believed to have used an AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle. According to KSL, two LDS girls were among the victims in the Florida school shooting, LDS Church officials said. One of the girls died and the other is seriously injured. The JayMac News Show is hosted by KSL News Radio's Jay McFarland, who also hosts the fictional podcast, Hosts of Eden. KSL News Radio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Don’t forget to review and subscribe to t
  • Why an assault weapons ban would not have prevented the Florida shooting
    On Wednesday, a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida left 17 dead and 14 wounded. The suspect has been identified as 19 year old Nikolas Cruz, a former student of the school who had been recently expelled from the school. Cruz reportedly took an Uber to the campus before the mass killing. He is believed to have used an AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle. According to KSL, two LDS girls were among the victims in the Florida school shooting, LDS Church officials said. One of the girls died and the other is seriously injured. The JayMac News Show is usually hosted by KSL News Radio's Jay McFarland, who also hosts the fictional podcast, Hosts of Eden. KSL News Radio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Don’t forget to review and subscr
  • Getting rid of ARs won’t fix our mass shooting problem
    On Wednesday, a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida left 17 dead and 14 wounded. The suspect has been identified as 19 year old Nikolas Cruz, a former student of the school who had been recently expelled from the school. Cruz reportedly took an Uber to the campus before the mass killing. He is believed to have used an AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle. According to KSL, two LDS girls were among the victims in the Florida school shooting, LDS Church officials said. One of the girls died and the other is seriously injured. The JayMac News Show is hosted by KSL News Radio's Jay McFarland, who also hosts the fictional podcast, Hosts of Eden. KSL News Radio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Don’t forget to review and subscribe to t
  • Why banning guns solves nothing
    On Wednesday, a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida left 17 dead and 14 wounded. The suspect has been identified as 19 year old Nikolas Cruz, a former student of the school who had been recently expelled from the school. Cruz reportedly took an Uber to the campus before the mass killing. He is believed to have used an AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle. According to KSL, two LDS girls were among the victims in the Florida school shooting, LDS Church officials said. One of the girls died and the other is seriously injured. The JayMac News Show is hosted by KSL News Radio's Jay McFarland, who also hosts the fictional podcast, Hosts of Eden. KSL News Radio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Don’t forget to review and subscribe to t