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Commentator

 

a person who writes or delivers commentaries on a specific subject area (such as political news or sports) for a newspaper or journal or on television or radio. On an editorial staff the position of commentator is usually held by a professional journalist who is a specialist in the given field; the functions of a commentator are also carried out by reviewers. Part-time specialists in a given field (such as agriculture or art) are often drawn upon as commentators.

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8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Last March 2011, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) launched the Art of Politics Impact Project to address the lack of Latino commentators and guests on the four network Sunday news shows: ABC's This Week, CBS's Face the Nation, FOX News Sunday, and NBC's Meet The Press.
It seems to me that the job of the racing commentator is to convey an accurate account of events as they unfold; to make them as exiting as possible without the intervention of invention, so that at the end of the race you feel that you have a comprehensive understanding of what has occurred.
The commentator describes the game and is responsible for the flow, the summariser provides the expert analysis.
Radio, however, depends entirely on the visualistic talent of the commentator - the one with a fluid skill for accurate but powerful imagery, ball after ball.
When selecting his favourite commentators, Davies opts first for John Arlott and his "wonderful powers of description" and for Richie Benaud, appreciated for his "concise, often revealing, sometimes pithy, observations.
The group has called itself 'Woman Commentator On MOTD - Go Back To The Kitchen' and has gained 3,172 members in just one week.
In a nutshell: The unending cycle of genocide told through System of a Down's music, social commentators and footage of enough corpses to fill up a dozen cemeteries.
Des, who fronted the BBC's Match Of The Day, said commentators who try to sound Spanish or French are "absurd".
Though there were commentators who declared "there are no atheists in hurricanes" Detective Sergeant Steve Schlicht of the Gulfport Police Department proved the opposite, not only surviving Katrina but working with other Humanists to cut through the red tape and bring aid to those most in need.
Congress is investigating the $240,000 contract with conservative commentator Armstrong Williams, who has admitted the deal was a mistake, and the Federal Communications Commission is investigating whether Williams broke the law by failing to disclose that the education department paid him to support education programs, particularly NCLB, to Williams' mainly minority audience members.
But other sports commentators like Jeff Benedict, Chris Sheridan and Rob Fernas all spoke without shock, citing, like the white nationalists, the track record of the (black) NBA.
The bow-tied columnist and television commentator is one of the anointed neoconservative spokesmen whose job is selling domestic Big Government programs and international adventurism to Middle America.