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MailOnline hires ex-BuzzFeed boss Jon Steinberg as new North America CEO

June 15, 2014
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Hm.

MailOnline, the world’s biggest English language newspaper website, today announced the appointment of Jon Steinberg as its North America Chief Executive Officer.

Jon is a world-leading, senior digital media executive who joins the MailOnline North America from BuzzFeed where he was President & Chief Operating Officer for the past four years.

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Bob Schieffer Thinks All Hispanics Are Illegal

June 15, 2014
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Video at link below. Bob has never impressed me as the sharpest tack in the pack.

While interviewing Lindsay Graham on “Face the Nation” today, Bob Schieffer flubbed when he said Graham was seeking “path to citizenship for Hispanics.” Except one thing – hispanics aren’t banned from citizenship in America! Geez.

via Another...

Dateline 4/11/2007: Why Chris Hayes was “quietly crying” into his sweater

March 18, 2014
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Okay so we know this happened:

h/t  The Daily Caller. But what triggered it?

Hm…. via Wiki here are the day’s key events.

April 11, 2007 (Wednesday).

Politico Failed to Disclose Lobbying Work of Heritage Critics Steve LaTourette, John Feehery and Brian Walsh

March 6, 2014
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Some folks on Twitter may wonder why I’m so hard on some of these GOP hacks. This is why. They pretend to be objective observers. In reality they’re always being paid by someone to advocate this or that point of view. And they’re invariably  for sale to the highest bidder. Beltway...

Mark Levin to Receive ‘Andrew Breitbart Defender of the 1st Amendment Award’ at CPAC

February 25, 2014
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Well deserved.

“Mark Levin fearlessly and passionately stands up for conservatives and everyday Americans whose voices the mainstream press often tries to marginalize or silence,” Solov said. “And like Andrew Breitbart, Levin has a way of cutting through the mainstream press’s filter with his words and is never afraid to have arrows...

Oof: PR release touts Actress Amy Adams’ Valentino purse at Philip Seymour Hoffman’s wake

February 7, 2014
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They say all PR is good PR. I’m not so sure about this one. Oof!

A PR representative for Valentino issued a press release crowing over A-list actress Amy Adams carrying a bag made by the designer label while attending the funeral of Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The Valentino public relations executive Upasna Khosla...

NFL: CBS to air Thursday Night Football

February 6, 2014
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Thursday Night Football is coming to broadcast television for the first time.

The National Football League announced on Wednesday that it had awarded the TV rights to eight Thursday games to CBS (CBS, Fortune 500), buttressing what has been a mutually beneficial relationship between the NFL and its partners at the...

New Record For 2014: Hashtags Mentioned In 57% Of Super Bowl Ads

February 3, 2014
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Hashtags were used in 57 percent of nationally-run Super Bowl ads, up from 50% in 2013 and setting a new record. Facebook was the social network most mentioned, though barely. It had only five mentions and just edged past Twitter with four.

via New Record For 2014: Hashtags Mentioned In 57% Of...

Video: Budweiser ‘Puppy Love’ Super Bowl commercial wins America’s heart

February 1, 2014
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Cute. YouTube video below.

The Puppy Bowl is usually the cutest thing to watch on Super Bowl Sunday, but this year, a Budweiser commercial may have taken that honor. Budweiser’s “Puppy Love” commercial, about a puppy and a Clydesdale who have an unbreakable bond, has gone viral in the days...

There they go, again: NBC Station Labels Florida GOP ‘Reprehensive Party’ During Newscast

January 31, 2014
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NBC, MSNBC what’s a couple of letters here, or there?

WTVJ-TV aired a segment Thursday that featured a Republican Party web ad, with the news station’s label superimposed over the footage, according to the Miami Herald, which was the first to report the news.

Party Chairman Lenny Curry wrote an open letter to...

hahaha MSNBC Pres denies political ideology

January 31, 2014
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Bqhatevwr…. But really, does he have to spin to the point where he’s flat-out lying about it?

MSNBC chief Phil Griffin denies his cable network is a platform for the liberal agenda, insisting the channel only welcomes a certain “progressive sensibility.”

via NY Daily News.

Oh, btw – on an ironic note Rachel Maddow Seriously...

New: MSNBC’s Head Honcho Phil Griffin on Admiring Roger Ailes and More

January 30, 2014
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Oh, I bet his leg is bouncing right about now, too. heh! Hey, is that a Chris Matthews tingle by any chance?

He just shook up the network’s daytime schedule with two new hires. Lloyd Grove chats with the man in charge about his cohorts, competitors and companions.

Phil Griffin’s legs are bouncing...

MSNBC Fires Employee Responsible for Cheerios Tweet

January 30, 2014
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In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, MSNBC president Phil Griffin called the Tweet “outrageous and unacceptable.”

“We immediately acknowledged that it was offensive and wrong, apologized, and deleted it,” the statement continued. “We have dismissed the person responsible for the tweet.

I personally apologize to Mr. Priebus and to everyone offended. At...

Egypt Slaps Al Jazeera English Journalists With Terrorism Charges

January 29, 2014
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Egyptian authorities must immediately drop the charges against three journalists from Al Jazeera English who were referred to trial today for allegedly providing assistance or belonging to a banned group engaged in terrorist activities, said Amnesty International.

via Egypt Slaps Al Jazeera English Journalists With Terrorism Charges |...

Erick Erickson Doubles Down on Stupid, with a hefty dose of Repulsive

January 28, 2014
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TPM highlights a particularly grotesque post by Erick Erickson I gather he thinks will rally the anti-abortion crowd to his side. What it is is every bit as dumb, ugly and pathetic as his previous nonsense.

I don’t always agree with the politics of Greata Van Sustern, or Kirsten Powers, both of...

‘Jerseylicious’ reality star Corey Epstein busted in drug sting

January 27, 2014
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A budding reality show star — who recently scored a $900,000 lawsuit settlement stemming from a Manhattan bar fight — was swept up in a sprawling Staten Island drug sting, officials said Monday.Corey Epstein, 23, of the Style Network series “Jerseylicious,” allegedly sold an undercover officer three Oxycodone pills in...

Beyonce slammed by concerned parents after risque Grammy performance aired at 8pm

January 27, 2014
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Beyoncé’s Grammy Awards performance was slammed by concerned parents on Sunday as they deemed the incredibly risqué routine too explicit for children to watch.

The 32-year-old singer wore a revealing black thong bodysuit over fishnet tights to perform a rendition of her hit Drunk In Love alongside husband Jay Z at the...

Politico Tries to Manipulate Hannity’s Comment on Savage

January 24, 2014
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Hmm. You can read the whole thing at link below.

On Friday, Politico was set to release a puff piece on Michael Savage, the polarizing host tapped by Cumulus to replace iconic talker Sean Hannity on its affiliates. In the process of putting together that puff piece, Politico contacted Hannity for comment....

Is Chris Christie Going To War With MSNBC?

January 19, 2014
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Just figured this out, huh? Better late than never, I guess. I’ve no idea what Christie’s plans may be. He may not either at this point. But if nothing else, he had better get busy making friends on the right, not simply alienating conservatives.

Based upon some back channel interactions I’m...

Obama marriage on the rocks? Claims of ugly fights and a Presidential affair

January 18, 2014
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FTR Mail Online is citing the National Enquirer. But, heck, it can’t be that much more unreliable than the mainstream media today, can it?

Indeed, if the U.S. tabloids are to be believed, the relationship of Washington’s golden couple is facing problems that go far beyond dirty looks.

Under the headline Obama Divorce...

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