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    01/17/2008 10:53:03 AM PST · by neverdem · 28 replies · 99+ views ^ | January 17, 2008 | Tom Lea and Mark Murray
    Four days after he made an unmistakable allusion to Obama's teenage drug use and even referred to him as Sidney Poitier, Clinton supporter Bob Johnson apologized to Obama for those remarks. "I'm writing to apologize to you and your family personally for the un-called-for comments I made at a recent Clinton event," Johnson said in a statement. "In my zeal to support Senator Clinton, I made some very inappropriate remarks for which I am truly sorry. I hope that you will accept this apology. Good luck on the campaign trail." On Sunday at a campaign event for Clinton in South...
  • BET Founder Bob Johnson Criticizes Obama (Hit Job For Hill)

    01/13/2008 2:58:58 PM PST · by Tall_Texan · 14 replies · 249+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 01-13-08 | By PHILIP ELLIOTT
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - One of Hillary Rodham Clinton's most prominent black supporters said Sunday he was insulted by the characterization by rival Barack Obama's presidential campaign of her remarks about the civil rights movement. Bob Johnson, the nation's first black billionaire and founder of the BET cable television network, said Obama's campaign had acted dishonestly and had distorted Clinton's remarks about Martin Luther King Jr. Johnson also seemed to hint at Obama's acknowledged youthful drug use, an issue that led another Clinton campaign official to resign. Johnson later denied that was the case.

    01/13/2008 2:53:38 PM PST · by TexasKate · 20 replies · 46+ views
    NY Times ^ | 1-14-08 | Kathryn Seelye
    Updated COLUMBIA, S.C. — Robert L. Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television, who is campaigning today in South Carolina with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, just made a suggestion that raised the specter of Barack Obama’s past drug use. He also compared Mr. Obama to Sidney Poitier, the black actor, in “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.”
  • BET Founder Slams Obama in South Carolina

    01/13/2008 2:38:41 PM PST · by xtinct · 2 replies · 64+ views
    NYT, Politics Blog ^ | 1/13/08 | Katharine Q. Seelye
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — Robert L. Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television, who is campaigning today in South Carolina with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, just made a suggestion that raised the specter of Barack Obama’s past drug use. He also compared Mr. Obama to Sidney Poitier, the black actor, in “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.” At a rally here for Mrs. Clinton at Columbia College, Mr. Johnson was defending recent comments that Mrs. Clinton made regarding Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She did not mean to take any credit away from him, Mr. Johnson said, when she said that it...
  • BET Founder, Clinton backer "insulted" by Obama's MLK spin

    01/13/2008 12:42:28 PM PST · by indcons · 6 replies · 123+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 13th, 2008 | Aaron Bruns
    Aaron Bruns Billionaire Clinton backer Bob Johnson, who founded Black Entertainment Television, said he’s “a little bit insulted, if you will, by Senator Obama letting his campaign imply that Hillary Clinton does not revere what Martin Luther King did for African Americans.” “I think that’s taking it way too far,” he said while campaigning with Clinton in South Carolina. “I think Barack understands clearly what the senator was saying.” Johnson argued that when Clinton said it took action by President Lyndon Johnson to realize the dream of Martin Luther King, she was merely saying that moral change has to be...
  • Pop Culture-Pic of World's Fattest Newborn, Those Ridiculous Black Entertainment Awards

    11/02/2007 4:09:35 AM PDT · by Fishtalk · 1,451+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 11/2/07 | Pat Fish
    It's time to catch up on the Pop Culture for as goes Britney Spears so goes the society. We've got a pic of what is possibly the fattest human baby ever born…she weighed in at 17 pounds! Plus the joke at this year's Black Entertainment Awards, the charming story of a Russian engineer mistaken for a rock star! And hey, how are those Hollywood anti-war movies doing?
  • Two of Jena 6 defendants present BET award (Beat up a white person & BET will make you a celebrity)

    10/19/2007 2:00:44 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 23 replies · 53+ views
    Drudge ^ | Abbey Brown
    Two of the teens enmeshed in the nationally known "Jena Six" case helped present the most anticipated award during Black Entertainment Television's Hip Hop Awards show broadcast Thursday night.Carwin Jones and Bryant Purvis were introduced by Katt Williams, a comedian and the awards show's host, as two of the students involved in a case of "systematic racism." "By no means are we condoning a six-on-one beat-down," Williams said during his introduction of the teens, one of whom is still facing attempted murder charges in connection with the attack on white student Justin Barker. "... But the injustice perpetrated on these...
  • "Jena 6" the Latest Rap Group?

    10/18/2007 8:36:54 AM PDT · by dr.zaeus · 11 replies · 63+ views
    NPR ^ | 10/15/07 | Geoffrey Bennett
    No, these two don't have the latest hit on the Billboard charts. They are Carwin Jones and Bryant Purvis of the so-called "Jena 6." The two walked the red carpet of the 2007 BET Hip-Hop Awards, held this weekend in Atlanta. According to those in attendance, they spoke briefly about the case before presenting the Hip-Hop Video of the Year Award. Though their cohort Mychal Bell is back behind bars, that didn't stop the two from hamming it up for the cameras (even holding up the number six with their fingers). What does it say about the culture's celebrity obsession...
  • Bill Clinton: "African Americans watch the same news at night that ordinary Americans do."

    09/27/2007 6:47:21 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 24 replies · 245+ views
    In a Nov. 1994 interview with the BET's Ed Gordon, Clinton said the following.......African Americans watch the same news at night that ordinary Americans do.I must have missed all the newspaper articles by the WA Post/NY Times and the breathless television coverage by CNN's yacking heads back then.I mean, why would they make this huge deal out of what Bill O'Reilly recently said, but, when it comes to what falls out of Clinton's mouth, it's ignored?It's not like they have an agenda or anything, right?
  • BET's Disturbing "Read a Book" video

    08/12/2007 6:24:14 AM PDT · by quesney · 136 replies · 4,782+ views
    This video, which I've heard is running on BET, is a sad testament to what much of the black community has become. The message is supposed to be a positive one, but it's anything but. One of the most disturbing things I've seen recently.
  • "HOT GHETTO MESS": Embarrassing Black Videos to debut on BET. Artist gets "dirty linen" treatment.

    07/08/2007 9:19:31 AM PDT · by sinanju · 12 replies · 3,091+ views
    The Washington City Paper ^ | July 5, 2007 | Erika Blount Danois
    <p>The pilot of Hot Ghetto Mess opens like an episode of America’s Funniest Home Videos, with images of plus-sized women doing booty dances, an evangelist getting punched by a member of the congregation during prayer, and a TV reporter stumbling twice while running to get a comment from a marathon runner. The show includes clips of C-list video dancers who fall during performances but still manage to continue booty-shaking, Congressman Bobby Rush telling protesters, “fuck you and your mama too,” and a woman who calls 911 because she wants the number of the cute policeman who just came to her house. The show also features man-on-the-street interviews where people are stumped by puzzlers like, “How many states are there in the United States?”</p>
  • Jersey's growing army of young gangsters Like many, teen charged in officer's death

    09/05/2006 11:22:57 AM PDT · by Coleus · 21 replies · 1,479+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 08.13.06 | JONATHAN SCHUPPE AND MARK MUELLER
    Family photos line the walls of Raynard Brown's tidy Orange home. A good home, his mother calls it, with two working parents who believed in the value of education and the power of after-school activities to keep kids from hunting down trouble. But Cynthia Brown found she couldn't compete with another, more seductive influence in her son's life, not when it grabbed him up so young, molding his behavior since the age of 11. That's when Raynard Brown first came home wearing the signature colors of the Bloods street gang. Over the next eight years, Brown rose to the rank...
  • High school's dances grind to a halt

    09/21/2006 3:09:52 PM PDT · by NCjim · 108 replies · 3,137+ views
    Concord Monitor ^ | September 21. 2006 | MELANIE ASMAR
    A furor over what Concord High School administrators call an "overtly sexual" style of dancing at school dances has split the school community: There are those who defend the students'right to dance however they want and those who believe the moves are just plain inappropriate. Principal Gene Connolly is with the latter group. He said the school will cancel all remaining dances, including the upcoming homecoming dance, unless students step forward to help halt the "grinding." "This style of dancing is wrong," Connolly told parents at a Parent-Teacher-Student Organization meeting Tuesday night. "If you were to see it, you would...
  • Boy, 8, accused of playground sex assault

    08/04/2006 4:05:47 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 50 replies · 1,795+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | August 4 2006 | DOUG BELDEN
    An 8-year-old boy accused of sexually assaulting a second-grade classmate last week at a St. Paul elementary school now faces expulsion. The incident happened on the playground at Four Seasons A+ Elementary, which holds classes year round, as students waited for buses just before the end of the day July 24. The boy is believed to have approached an 8-year-old girl on a slide, forced her to kiss his private parts and then simulated sex on her, according to school district officials and members of the girl's family. The slide was enclosed by a tube, making it impossible for the...
  • Poll Results: Condi for President?: Black Entertainment Television (BET)

    07/19/2006 2:30:42 PM PDT · by rface · 54 replies · 1,229+ views
    BET Television ^ | July 19, 2006 | Tracy Stokes, Staff Writer
    Two weeks ago, we told you that a number of grassroots Republican clubs wanted Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to make a presidential run in 2008. We asked you, "If Rice runs for president in 2008, would you vote for her?" Here's how you voted. * About 27 percent of you said, "Yes. I would definitely vote for her." * About 54 percent of you said, "No. I definitely would not vote for her." * About 19 percent of you said, "I would consider voting for her."
  • Revealed: the man who killed 10,000 dogs

    07/16/2006 4:42:30 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 265 replies · 3,845+ views ^ | 7/16/06 | Daniel Foggo
    THE secret slaughter of at least 10,000 racing greyhounds by one man has been exposed by an undercover investigation. For the past 15 years David Smith, a builders’ merchant, has been killing healthy greyhounds no longer considered by their trainers to be fast enough to race. He buries them in a one-acre plot at the back of his home in Seaham, Co Durham. Last week The Sunday Times covertly filmed Smith on two consecutive days receiving greyhounds from trainers before killing them with a bolt gun, dumping them in the plot and covering over the “graves” using a mechanical digger....
  • If the King of Pop Converts to Islam

    03/10/2006 6:27:20 AM PST · by robowombat · 37 replies · 1,251+ views
    Middle East Forum ^ | March 7, 2006 | Daniel Pipes
    If the King of Pop Converts to Islam by Daniel Pipes March 7, 2006 Michael Jackson, the king of pop, is "on the verge" of converting to Islam, CBS News reported last week. If that's true, it fits into a recurring and important African-American pattern. Rumors of Mr. Jackson's conversion first surfaced in November 2003, a month after his arrest on child-molestation charges. Saeed Shabazz, a reporter for the Nation of Islam's publication, The Final Call, announced that Mr. Jackson had joined the organization. He added that NoI's leader, Louis Farrakhan, "sees a lot of spirituality in Michael." But the...
  • BET passes on televising Coretta Scott King's funeral

    02/08/2006 7:15:51 AM PST · by wjersey · 16 replies · 1,138+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 2/8/2006 | Gail Shister
    Coretta Scott King or Kanye West? BET went West. In a shocker, Black Entertainment Television took a pass on live coverage of the King funeral yesterday, going instead with its usual lineup of music-video shows from noon to 3 p.m. "Was it an easy call? Absolutely not," says Michael Lewellen, BET's senior vice president for corporate communications. "We weighed a number of different options. In the end, we chose to offer a different kind of experience for BET viewers." BET streamed live coverage on its Web site. On TV, it ran taped, 60-second cut-ins from the funeral by BET senior...
  • Citywide Effort Needed To Curb Gang Violence (San Francisco)

    02/01/2006 7:42:27 AM PST · by walkerk · 35 replies · 638+ views
    BeyondChron ^ | Jan. 31‚ 2006 | Rita Mandelenis
    In order to curb youth violence, the city of San Francisco has teamed up with UCSF to develop a violence prevention strategy. Dr. Howard Pinderhughes will be spearheading the project to create both short term and long-term goals. During the Committee on Ending Gun and Gang Violence special meeting on Monday January 30, Dr. Pinderhughes estimated that in six to eight months a plan would be in place. The plan should encompass strategies for different areas of the city. They will map risk factors for each neighborhood. Dr. Pinderhughes will also lead an evaluation of various city agencies to see...
  • Global Warming Could Spell Disaster for Blacks

    01/20/2006 5:36:57 AM PST · by urroner · 81 replies · 1,713+ views
    Black Entertainment Television ^ | Jan 20, 2006 | Black Entertainment Television
    If you thought Hurricane Katrina was a once-in-a-lifetime fluke, think again. Concerned environmentalists say that unless the United States gets real about the threat of global warming, African Americans and other people of color can expect a repeat of disasters like Katrina. “When you look at the trends and put them all together, it’s undisputable that the sea levels are rising,” says Ansje Miller, director of the Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative (EJCC). “Warmer seas mean more intense hurricanes…. You’re going to have intense flooding like we have never seen before. Katrina is really the hurricane of the future.”
  • Global Warming Could Spell Disaster for BLACKS (BET racist nonsense)

    01/19/2006 5:16:49 PM PST · by jdm · 79 replies · 1,128+ views
    BET ^ | January 18, 2006 | Bruce Britt
    If you thought Hurricane Katrina was a once-in-a-lifetime fluke, think again. Concerned environmentalists say that unless the United States gets real about the threat of global warming, African Americans and other people of color can expect a repeat of disasters like Katrina. “When you look at the trends and put them all together, it’s undisputable that the sea levels are rising,” says Ansje Miller, director of the Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative (EJCC). “Warmer seas mean more intense hurricanes…. You’re going to have intense flooding like we have never seen before. Katrina is really the hurricane of the future.”...

    01/15/2006 10:52:04 AM PST · by billorites · 59 replies · 1,815+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | January 14, 2006 | Cynthia Tuckers
    A black-oriented cable channel, BET, plans to air a new unscripted show celebrating Kimberly Jones -- aka Lil' Kim -- for her crimes. Promotional ads for the show, "Countdown to Lockdown," declare that Jones entered prison with her "mouth shut, head held high, as she refuses to snitch." Jones, a rap star, recently began serving a year and a day for lying to a grand jury investigating a 2001 shootout between her entourage and a rival rap crew. BET is playing her lawlessness for all the money it can make. One executive, Reginald Hudlin, declared that "Countdown" -- six episodes...
  • BET'S PERSON OF THE YEAR [Farrakhan...Racist, anti-Semitic liar ALERT]

    01/03/2006 6:34:33 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 7 replies · 1,552+ views
    Neal Boortz ^ | Jan. 3, 2006 | Neal Boortz
    Black Entertainment Television has announced their 'Person of the Year.' And just who has this TV network chosen to bestow this honor upon? None other than the racist, anti-Semitic liar himself....Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan. What's more ridiculous are some of the statements the channel made in support of their choice. "An overwhelming percentage of our users agreed that Minister Farrakhan made the most positive impact on the Black community over the past year and chose him as the person most worthy to receive the honor of's 2005 Person of the Year," said the network. Question: What does...
  • Louis Farrakhan Named 'Person of the Year'

    01/02/2006 5:56:34 AM PST · by Hadean · 61 replies · 2,135+ views
    newsmax ^ | Jan. 2, 2006
    Firebrand Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has been named "Person of the Year for 2005" in an online poll by the Black Entertainment Television network, beating out Oprah Winfrey, Sen. Barack Obama and BET founder Robert L. Johnson. "An overwhelming percentage of our users agreed that Minister Farrakhan made the most positive impact on the black community over the past year," vice president Retha Hill told, Farrakhan's own web site. The VP credited Farrakhan's Millions More March last October with mobilizing "hundreds of thousands of blacks around the issues of atonement and empowerment, and to convince...
  • Rugby fan can't explain self-mutilation [Darwin Award finalist?]

    11/18/2005 5:11:08 AM PST · by varyouga · 39 replies · 1,918+ views
    Rugby fan can't explain self-mutilation A rugby fan who cut out his testicles with wire cutters to mark a Wales victory is at a loss to explain why he did it. Geoffrey Huish, 31, performed the impromptu self-surgery in February when his beloved Wales beat world champions England. After performing the deed, Mr Huish put his severed anatomy in a bag and took them to his local social club to show fellow fans. He collapsed with blood loss and was rushed to hospital but surgeons could not reattach his missing parts. He was put in a psychiatric ward but has...
  • Teenage Girl Brutally Beaten on Staten Island (HATE CRIME)

    09/25/2005 11:49:36 AM PDT · by zaxxon · 62 replies · 3,178+ views
    WCBS-TV/New York ^ | Sep. 24, 2005 | Pablo Guzman
    (CBS) STATEN ISLAND Christina Kenny is a bright, articulate and, until last Thursday, an open and friendly 13 year old girl. Until last Thursday. That's when a group of four teenage girls and, she says, a boy, jumped on her and beat her as she was walking home from her school. They beat and kicked her so badly her mother says she now has a detached retina in her left eye, could lose her eyesight. "A girl just came up to me, and said, ‘Do you know me?’ And as I was saying ‘No,’ she hit me. Then her friends...

    09/03/2005 8:25:08 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 23 replies · 1,235+ views
    The Truth Detector! ^ | September 1, 2005 | Rush Liumbaugh
    It's Ideological, Not Racial September 1, 2005 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The subject here is the media -- well, the far-left fringe and their looking at what's happening in New Orleans as a "holocaust of the black people." Some Democrat websites are now referring to this as a holocaust -- and, of course, you know, holocausts, those are manmade. Holocausts are caused by man. It's almost like saying it's a genocide here, and they're asking, "Why doesn't the mainstream press talk about this?" This piece by Jack Shafer at He wants to know why the media does not have...
  • Ugly crime called hate (Racial attack on white students in New York)

    05/22/2005 7:05:30 AM PDT · by emeryboard · 30 replies · 2,296+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 5/22/05 | Dennis Hamill
    It was as plain as black and white. It was a hate crime. When 30 black teenagers from Marine Park Middle School, most of them girls, chased five white girls from St. Edmund's off a Marine Park basketball court and across a Brooklyn street - punching, kicking, slapping, pulling hair and screaming, "honky bitches," "black power" and "white crackers" - it was a racial attack. It was about hate. Police officers who responded to the scene on March 30, at approximately 4 p.m., arrested five blacks. They were charged with simple assault. Two of the white girls were treated at...
  • BET Cancels Its Nightly News Program (Another Liberal News Program Bites The Dust)

    04/13/2005 7:59:49 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 6 replies · 372+ views
    AP ^ | 12APR05 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (AP) - BET canceled its "Nightly News," saying it instead will offer news briefs throughout the day, specials about newsworthy events and an urban affairs show, "The Cousin Jeff Chronicles," that will run four times a year. Robert Johnson, founder of the leading cable channel for black viewers, said the change does not represent a lessening of BET's news commitment. He said it would improve how BET offers news. (BS) "With 24-hour news networks and everyone getting news off the Internet, our audience doesn't want to wait until 11 p.m. to find out what the news is," said...
  • MTV Networks To Launch LOGO [on 2/17] - A New Television Network For Gay And Lesbian Viewers

    01/06/2005 8:34:29 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 62 replies · 1,326+ views
    Viacom ^ | May 25, 2004 | Press release
    New York, N.Y. (May 25, 2004)— LOGO, a new cable television network targeted at lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) viewers will be launched by MTV Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIAB) on February 17, 2005. The new channel will be advertiser-supported, targeting primarily gays and lesbians, 25-49, and will provide a mix of original and acquired programming that is authentic, smart, inclusive and open-minded. LOGO will launch in markets across America, including Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta and San Francisco, through national cable operators, including Time Warner Cable, RCN and additional distributors that will...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Principals freaked out by students' dance, dress

    11/27/2004 6:33:04 AM PST · by ActiveDutyUSMC · 147 replies · 5,190+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 27 Nov 2004 | Dahleen Glanton
    Principals freaked out by students' dance, dress By Dahleen Glanton Tribune national correspondent Gaoda McFadden still wonders what all the fuss is about. The way the 16-year-old sees it, the principal verreacted by ending his school's homecoming party early because kids were dancing, well, the way kids dance. Like many of his friends at Stephenson High School, McFadden sees nothing wrong with bumping and grinding on the dance floor or being sandwiched between two girls with their hips gyrating against him. After all, he said, you can turn on MTV or Black Entertainment Television and see it all day. "It...
  • Nervous punters await outcome

    11/03/2004 10:22:20 AM PST · by holymoly · 9 replies · 662+ views
    Ananova ^ | 11/03/2004 | Ananova
    British punters who backed US presidential candidate John Kerry heavily in a rush of bets are anxiously awaiting the election result. Hundreds of thousands of pounds were placed on Kerry to defeat Republican President George Bush as exit polls predicted victory for the Democrat. Ladbrokes spokesman Warren Lush said bookmakers were taking regular Ł10,000 bets on victory for the challenger. On Tuesday afternoon at 5pm Bush was still favourite to win at 8/11 with John Kerry at even money. But the late betting patterns led to odds on Kerry being slashed to 1/3 and Bush pushed out to 9/4. Mr...
  • Bush Booked on (Univision's) "Sabado Gigante"

    10/27/2004 5:55:18 AM PDT · by mhking · 197 replies · 3,721+ views
    Broadcasting & Cable ^ | 10.26.04 | John Eggerton
    President George W. Bush couldn't make time for an interview with Black Entertainment Television, but he did sit down last week in the White House's Map Room with Mario Kreutzberger, also known as "Don Francisco," host of Univision's variety show, Sabado Gigante, for an interview that will air Oct. 30. Bush was interviewed for the show Oct. 21, just two days after declining a long-standing invitation from BET saying the President couldn't fit it into his schedule, according to BET. Democratic candidate John Kerry will also appear on Sabado Gigante Oct. 30. His interview (both interviews were about 12 minutes...
  • Deluded Liberal Friend's Election Bet (Vanity)

    10/26/2004 8:16:14 AM PDT · by bcatwilly · 16 replies · 652+ views
    Now I know why the DUmmies board has an audience. I just got done talking with a liberal "friend" at work, and he bet me lunch that Kerry will win this thing easily by breaking over 300 electoral votes. He was citing Rasmussen's poll of all things and the fact that an incumbenet under 50% will lose due to undecideds breaking for the challenger, blah, blah, blah. He simply ignored the fact that the RealClearPolitics average of polls still has Bush with a several point lead and the fact that his buddy Mr. Zogby doesn't even have Kerry ahead at...
  • CA College Republicans to protest MTV's "Rock the Vote" in Santa Monica FRIDAY (10/22) 11 am

    10/20/2004 6:29:37 PM PDT · by · 21 replies · 1,430+ views
    California College Republicans Chairman Michael P. Davidson issued the following statement on the use of the draft by MTV’s Rock the Vote and the KerryCampaign as a scare tactic this election year: "MTV and the Kerry campaign's use of the draft to scare young voters into voting is pathetic and disgusting. "While our servicemen are fighting for our country and the freedom of millions, military service should not be used as an instrument of fear. Military service is one of the most honorable deeds and any suggestion otherwise is grossly insulting. "In this campaign, there is only one person that...
  • (Michael) Jackson is feeling the effects of fame's fickle nature

    10/20/2004 11:37:39 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 28 replies · 922+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 10/20/04 | Renee Graham
    That strange cackling noise you might have detected wafting from the south late last week came from MTV executives in New York laughing their heads off after Michael Jackson demanded that the cable channel pull Eminem's latest video. In the clip for "Just Lose It," Eminem mocks several celebrities, including MC Hammer and Pee Wee Herman, but he saves his sharpest jabs for Jackson. Dressed as the entertainer, Eminem's hair catches fire, as Jackson's did during an accident while filming a Pepsi commercial. Later, his nose flies off, and is booted and squashed on a dance floor -- a not-so-subtle...
  • NICKOLODEONS "Kids Pick the President".
  • Jackson Seeks Ban on Eminem's New Video

    10/12/2004 12:55:15 PM PDT · by laotzu · 7 replies · 757+ views
    NYNewsday via drudgereport ^ | 10/12/04 | The Associated Press
    (excerpt) Michael Jackson is reportedly angered by the way he is portrayed in rapper Eminem's recently released video "Just Lose It." The pop singer is said to be so upset that he has asked networks to remove the video from their rotations. "Michael Jackson is very angry. He feels that Eminem has crossed the line," Jackson representative Ramone Bain told the Daily News in Tuesday editions. "Michael is calling on all networks to pull the video." In the video, Eminem appears dressed mockingly as Jackson with a group of boys in the background, jumping. Then he sings the lyric in...
  • CBS and ABC Decry TV Chain for Running Anti-Kerry Documentary (Stolen Honor..Kerry Bloggers Wild!)

    10/11/2004 11:01:59 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 89 replies · 4,182+ views
    MRC ^ | 1:15pm EDT, Monday October 11, 2004 | BrentBaker
    The chutzpah of CBS and ABC. On Sunday night, both decried how the Sinclair Broadcast Group has told its owned and operated televisions stations to run an anti-Kerry documentary, Stolen Honor: Wounds that Never Heal. On the CBS Evening News, reporter Kelly Cobiella noted how "Sinclair has given the lion's share of its political contributions to Republican candidates. This year, the company's CEO wrote out the largest personal check allowed by law to President Bush's re-election campaign." ABC anchor Terry Moran stressed how "Democrats decry this move as a political smear and yellow journalism" before Geoff Morrell relayed how "Sinclair's...

    09/22/2004 11:29:57 PM PDT · by kattracks · 9 replies · 834+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/23/04 | DEBORAH ORIN
    September 23, 2004 -- IN case Democrats didn't have enough jitters, John Kerry is kerplunking like a stone in the Iowa Political Futures Market — a novel but remarkably accurate predictor that yesterday put the odds of President Bush's re-election at more than 60 percent. The market late yesterday was predicting a Bush win with 52.7 percent of the popular vote to 47 percent for Kerry. In all, 64.8 percent of traders were betting on a Bush win — a dramatic switch from just a month ago when the odds were even on Bush and Kerry. "Bush has broken out...
  • Alan Keyes on BET Nightly News

    08/09/2004 9:41:01 PM PDT · by rdf · 34 replies · 792+ views ^ | Alan Keyes on BET Nightly News | transcript
    JACQUE REID, ANCHOR: History is being made in Illinois as, for the first time ever, two black candidates go head-to-head for the U.S. Senate. The Democratic Party's so-called golden boy, Barack Obama, says he welcomes two-time Republican presidential candidate Alan Keyes to the race, which is already heating up. BET's Andre Showell reports. CLIP OF ALAN KEYES: "I was absolutely convinced that SOMEBODY had to run against Barack Obama." ANDRE SHOWELL, REPORTER: Now that Illinois U.S. Senate hopeful has answered the GOP's call, he has just under three months to gain steam in what promises to be an uphill race...
  • "If the Republicans want to win black votes, why aren't they on BET?"

    08/02/2004 10:42:12 AM PDT · by mhking · 132 replies · 2,002+ views
    Ramblings' Journal ^ | 8.2.04 | Michael King
    I get asked regularly about black outreach by conservatives in general and the GOP in particular.One of the points that I insist on is covered by Jason Riley's piece for Opinion Journal("Dems Score With Blacks as GOP Forfeits the Game") last Friday.We, as conservatives, allow liberals to dominate black media and by default, to define who and what we are to black America.In most of the major radio markets, black radio dominates the dial. And among black radio, Tom Joyner rules the roost. His ABC-distributed program is amon the top draws not only in black radio, but in urban and...
  • Less Kerry-ed away? BET president says Kerry not connecting with blacks.

    07/29/2004 8:52:31 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 29 replies · 755+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 07/29/04 | Lloyd Grove
    BOSTON - Is Sen. John Kerry having problems with African-American voters? Sen. Hillary Clinton pointedly didn't disagree yesterday at CNBC "Topic [A]" host Tina Brown's high-powered lunch in honor of Clinton when BET President Debra Lee complained that Kerry "isn't connecting" with blacks and that his campaign operatives aren't paying attention. "They simply say, 'Get over it! We'll never have another President like Bill Clinton,'" Lee told the senator and an exclusive group of 100 that included Clinton admirers, celebrities, NBC honchos and a few working journalists. "We just can't come to the candidates and expect them to do everything...
  • A Penny Saved Isn't Always a Penny Earned (What do you do with a million pennies?)

    07/09/2004 12:58:11 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies · 700+ views
    FOXNEWS ^ | July 9 2004
    A Penny Saved Isn't Always a Penny Earned LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man is trying to get rid of his pennies — all 1 million of them. Ron England bet his brother 30 years ago that he could save a million pennies in exchange for a dinner in Paris. And he did, eventually stacking up 20,000 rolls that fill 13 boxes in his garage. Now that he's moving, England wants to cash in the $10,000 in coppers, which weigh 3.6 tons, but is having a tough time finding someone who will take them without a price. "I've been working...
  • Remix of Usher Song Advocates Abortion, Violence Against Pregnant Women

    06/25/2004 1:30:32 PM PDT · by WildReeling · 9 replies · 620+ views ^ | June 25, 2004 | Steven Ertelt
    New York, NY ( -- Music fans should be outraged by a remix of a song off the latest hit album from R&B singer Usher. The remix, featuring hardcore rapper Joe Budden, advocates abortion and violence against pregnancy women, a representative of an African-American group says. Usher's latest album, Confessions, has topped the sales charts for nine weeks, selling more than four million copies in only 11 weeks after its release. Three of the first singles from the album have hit number one, and the latest, "Burn," remains at number one for the seventh straight week. However a remix of...
  • National Coalition Launches

    02/13/2004 11:25:31 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 53 replies · 378+ views
    National Coalition Launches 2/13/04 1:42:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk, Religion Reporter Contact: Maryam Kubasek of the National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families, 513-521-6227, ext. 111; web: CINCINNATI, Feb. 13 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families has launched a new educational initiative regarding MTV and its negative impact on teens. The organization has launched a web site, , which gives parents some startling facts about the music channel and encourages them to make some tough choices regarding viewing it. MTV's latest production, the halftime show at...
  • Common sense about Bacon, or how to win me a 6 pack of beer.

    01/07/2004 4:35:10 AM PST · by An American in Turkiye · 13 replies · 157+ views
    An American in Turkiye
    Please help me settle a bet. My friend and I are in disagreement over the fat content in bacon. I think that the longer you cook it, the crispier it gets, and the more fat is cooked out of it. My friend thinks that it doesn't matter, and limp, half-cooked bacon has the same fat content as crispy bacon. A six pack of beer is riding on this.

    10/02/2003 9:14:37 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 5 replies · 217+ views
    Network will also help kick off million dollar drive campaign.Re. Al Sharpton(Sep. 30, 2003) *After a private meeting with the Chairman and CEO of Black Entertainment Television (BET), Mr. Robert Johnson, Democratic Presidential Candidate Reverend Al Sharpton announced that BET, in conjunction with the National Action Network (NAN), will launch a major drive to help register a million new voters by the Spring of 2004.The drive will be non-partisan and not geared toward any particular candidate, but to encourage people to participate in the electoral process, especially in light of the debacle of the last national election in 2000 in...
  • Shin Bet: Barghouti continued to direct terror activities from prison

    10/01/2003 9:18:10 AM PDT · by bedolido · 171+ views
    Israeli Insider ^ | 10/01/03 | Ellis Shuman
    The Shin Bet security service and the Ministry for Internal Security recently rejected a request by imprisoned Tanzim leader Marwan Barghouti to meet with family members due to the fear that he would utilize the visits to pass instructions to associates involved in terror activities. In his closing argument at the trial for his alleged role in terror attacks that killed 26 Israelis, Barghouti declared it is "better to die than live under [Israeli] occupation." The Shin Bet's decision came in response to a petition lodged by Barghouti and his Israeli attorney, Shamai Leibowitz, demanding that he be allowed to...