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Learn Not To Be Fooled on April Fools Day

Financial advisors lack a fiduciary standard. Ric Edelman is a rare voice of reason and ethics in the financial jungle. Now he is being provided a platform through public broadcasting and you can bear witness. On 1 April he is hosting an event at Howard University. You are invited.

Talk about a cheap, unique date! Be treated like royalty for an evening in the WHUT TV studios at Howard University. Valet parking, light hors d'oeuvres, and an opportunity for your moment of celebrity. There are some considerations, like wearing apparel and signing a release in the event you appear on camera (witness relocation program participants need not apply). Learn about investments, insurance, mortgages, college and retirement planning, employee benefits and more from an advisor who is on the side of the little guy. This is a unique opportunity to support public broadcasting, demonstrate its purpose of filling niches not served by commercial broadcasting, and should be right up the alley of the Blue Virginia readership.

Lowest Common Denominocracy?

A "news" media phenomenon: bloggers embraced. If you can't impress your audience with journalistic standards, lower them. The Virginian Pilot featured comments from local bloggers for years. Now The Daily Press has them on board. Vivian Paige, Jim Hoeft, and Brian Kirwin are Hampton Roads regulars. Worth every red cent.

The Daily Press is launching a new feature in which two Hampton Roads residents will address local, state and regional issues - and the occasional national issue from a local twist - from a conservative perspective.
Check back here for their columns, which will run each Wednesday on an alternating basis.  -- The Daily Press

I am reminded of criticism by a favorite economics professor, Dr. John Kuhlman, regarding the Journalism School at Mizzou. "There was a time," he would complain, "when expertise in your field and writing ability made you publishable. Now it takes a gift of gab, casual observations, and a four year English course." Well, Doc, apparently that great educational philosopher Meat Loaf's "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" is the adjusted accomplishment curve; or maybe Kaplan opened a new Ann Landers School of Journalism offering a borrowed ECPI curriculum: "zero to bachelor's in 2.5 years."

It is not only local media attempting to pander to the potential audience: