To our media friends, there’s absolutely nothing more exciting than a nasty public spat between a politician and TV talk host, especially when both have ties to the Fox News Channel!
That Sarah Palin’s denunciation of Bill O’Reilly occurred during Sean Hannity’s show on the very same channel means it’s a guaranteed coverage tsunami. The only question is which is hated most by the mainstream media: Palin, O’Reilly, Hannity or Fox as a whole? Read all »
And they probably don’t eat grits, either!
Probable GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has been using a book tour to rip his former Fox News Channel colleagues to shreds, singling out the women in particular for their “trashy” use of “unprofessional” profanity during meetings. That has many on both the left and right reacting strongly this morning. Read all »
File this under “the one where Friends fail to fits in with ‘modern gender politics'”.
By the standards of circa-2015 political correctness, does the long-running sitcom pass the test? The show that brought a huge young audience to NBC’s primetime lineup in the 1990s was apparently a hotbed of anti-gay, misogynistic antics and all-around bigotry.
That’s according to the historical revisionists over at Slate, where Ruth Graham has been taking notes while binge-watching reruns on Netflix. Could it be the next Amos ‘n Andy? Read all »
*** UPDATED BELOW 26 Jan – Gasparino names Andrew Ross Sorkin as “the heckler” ***
With CNBC’s ratings plunging so low they no longer pay Nielsen to measure them, you might think NBC’s economic happy talk channel would take a hard look at what’s wrong (all the background info you could possibly need is found here).
Instead, they’re playing a vindictive game, targeting high-profile guests who dare to appear elsewhere. If we see you on Fox, we’ll ban you from CNBC! Read all »
You know it’s bad when even Jon Stewart is fed up!
The annual guilt-release gathering of billionaires at Davos, Switzerland is once again underway as the global elite tackle “climate change” and “income inequality” despite flying in 1700 private jets for the occasion.
First class is for the little people! Read all »
On your list of worst nightmares, where does suddenly-plunging elevator rank?
If not number one, at least in the top five, right?
For Greta Van Susteren, that bad dream suddenly became reality as the car abruptly dropped four floors with no warning at all, then left her and several others trapped between levels with no way out. Lasting 10 frightening minutes, they were finally able to pry the doors open and crawl out.
Incidentally, if a lift is headed uncontrollably to the bottom, the best possible way to survive is to lie flat on the floor.
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We’re not sure why this isn’t generating more attention, but the longstanding assumption that Joe Biden won’t run for president next year may be incorrect.
That has late-night comedians everywhere likely salivating at the thought of a gaffe-filled campaign!
Question: how did it become conventional political wisdom that he wasn’t interested in the job? He’s thrown his hat in the ring previously, so why not now as veep? Or could it be true that some kind of deal was cut in 2008 to pave the way for Hillary to run in 2016?
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While you might be forgiven for assuming the Republican Party’s State of the Union response would be identical whether delivered in English or Spanish, that’s apparently not the case.
And there’s some confusion: while the party indicated the Spanish version would merely be a translation of the English speech, the congressman selected to present the former had said otherwise. So who made the changes? Read all »
Want to work for MSNBC’s Ed Schultz? Just make sure your lifestyle is nothing like that of the big guy himself.
Seeking a full time videographer, Ed Schultz Broadcasting is apparently looking for a designated driver as well. The successful applicant needs a clean driving record and valid passport to visit Ed’s Manitoba cabin.
Hey, somebody’s gotta be sober! Read all »
How’s this for shaking up Capitol Hill: a Democratic congresswoman is blasting President Obama’s handling of Islamic extremism, saying he “refuses to recognize who our enemy is.”
If only Republican leaders had this kind of courage!
And she sure threw CNN’s Wolf Blitzer for a loop- no doubt he didn’t see this one coming! Nor did CNN producers, or the segment never would have materialized.
Just who is Tulsi Gabbard? She’s Hawaiian, ethnically Samoan and the only Hindu in Congress. Elected to the Aloha State’s legislature in her early twenties, the second-term representative is also an Iraq war vet. Only 33 now, does anyone think she’s lacking ambition? Read all »