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  • Exclusive: MSNBC to Issue Statement Officially Severing Ties with Melissa Harris-Perry Today

    02/28/2016 7:36:10 AM PST · by PROCON · 103 replies
    mediaite ^ | Feb. 28, 2016 | Joe Concha
    Melissa Harris Perry will officially be out of a television job today. MSNBC ó which signed the the 42-year-old four years ago to host her own weekend program ó will officially make that announcement today, according to an unimpeachable source. The decision comes after Harris-Perry publicly accused NBC News Chariman Andy Lack and MSNBC President Phil Griffin of pre-empting her program due to racial reasons. Per an email she sent to staff that made its way quickly to the New York Times on Friday: ďI will not be used as a tool for their purposes. I am not a token,...
  • Melissa Harris-Perry Walks Off Her MSNBC Show After Pre-emptions

    02/27/2016 6:58:49 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 48 replies
    ny times ^ | 2-26-2016 | JOHN†KOBLIN
    "I am not a token, mammy or little brown bobble head. I am not owned by Lack, Griffin or MSNBC. I love our show. I want it back." Ms. Harris-Perry is black, and Mr. Lack and Mr. Griffin are white. In the phone interview on Friday, Ms. Harris-Perry clarified her remarks and said she did not think race played a role in her recent absence from the air. "I don't know if there is a personal racial component," she said. "I don't think anyone is doing something mean to me because I'm a black person." An NBC News spokesman said...
  • Geek Bumper Stickers [Shameless Vanity]

    03/22/2014 11:20:11 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 62 replies
    1395555531 (UTC) | Self->This
  • Artificial intelligence community mourns John McCarthy

    10/25/2011 10:25:20 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 25 October 2011 | Staff
    Artificial intelligence researcher, John McCarthy, has died. He was 84.The American scientist invented the computer language LISP. It went on to become the programming language of choice for the AI community, and is still used today.Professor McCarthy is also credited with coining the term "Artificial Intelligence" in 1955 when he detailed plans for the first Dartmouth conference. The brainstorming sessions helped focus early AI research.Prof McCarthy's proposal for the event put forward the idea that "every aspect of learning or any other feature of intelligence can in principle be so precisely described that a machine can be made to simulate...
  • Barney's Mom {Congressman NOT the dog}

    03/24/2004 6:23:48 AM PST · by DoctorMichael · 18 replies · 103+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/24/04 | John McCaslin
    <p>The silly season in Massachusetts politics is traditionally launched by the banter and blarney of the St. Patrick's Day breakfast for pols and pundits held in South Boston, but Democratic Rep. Barney Frank didn't wait for the green eggs and ham to lambaste his Republican opponent by threatening to unleash his mother on him.</p>
  • Pronounced 'loser' [Inside Politics]

    08/15/2003 2:24:58 AM PDT · by NYpeanut · 7 replies · 152+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8/15/03 | Greg Pierce
    <p>Why did Al Gore lose the 2000 presidential election? Was it his environmental record, his economic agenda, his foreign policy stance?</p> <p>No, it was his prissy pronunciation, says Steve Sailer.</p> <p>During the 2000 presidential campaign, Mr. Sailer writes in the latest issue of American Enterprise magazine, "my wife pointed out to me Gore's barely noticeable tendency to hiss his 's' sounds. ...</p>
  • Transcript Of Gore's 60 Minutes Interview

    12/16/2002 3:20:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies · 233+ views
    (CBS)†LESLEY STAHL: You know, youíve been all over television, all over the newspapers for this last week. Youíve given back-to-back interviews. Youíve answered virtually every question except one (laughs) and that is, are you or are you not gonna run in 2004? Are you gonna run? AL GORE: Well, Iíve decided not to run. And I-- LESLEY STAHL: Youíve decided not to run? AL GORE: Iíve decided that I will not be a candidate for president in 2004 ... And I found that Iíve come to closure on this. I donít think itís the right thing for me to be...
  • Zot

    12/12/2002 6:19:24 AM PST · by I luv bush really · 50 replies · 528+ views
  • White House hits Gore as erratic

    09/27/2002 10:35:51 PM PDT · by kattracks · 31 replies · 343+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9/28/02 | Bill Sammon
    <p>DENVER ó The White House yesterday ridiculed Al Gore for flip-flopping on Iraq and dismissed the former vice president's charge that President Bush is trampling civil liberties.</p> <p>"You know, it's hard to pay attention to what Al Gore says because it's so hard to know what Al Gore really believes, given how many times he's changed his position on Iraq," said White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer.</p>
  • Gore Accuses Bush Administration of an 'Attack on Civil Liberties' After Sept. 11

    09/26/2002 2:30:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies · 433+ views
    ABC ^ | 9/16/02
    W A S H I N G T O N, Sept. 26 ó Democrat Al Gore, criticizing President Bush as he tests the waters for another possible presidential bid, accused the administration Thursday of an "attack on civil liberties" and ignoring signs that Osama bin Laden had been planning a terrorist attack on U.S. soil. It was the former vice president's second scathing attack on Bush in a week.Speaking at a Democratic fund-raising breakfast in Wilmington, Del., Gore took issue with the administration's handling of intelligence information prior to the Sept. 11 attacks and for its treatment of some terrorism...

    09/25/2002 12:35:51 AM PDT · by kattracks · 21 replies · 349+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/25/02
    <p>How would America have reacted to Sept. 11 had Al Gore been president?</p> <p>Or, more to the point, how would Al Gore have reacted to Sept. 11?</p> <p>Judging by his speech the other day to the Commonwealth Club of California, the answer is: Weakly.</p> <p>Tentatively.</p> <p>Maybe not at all.</p>
  • **HEADS DOWN** Al Gore "speech" up NOW on C-SPAN2

    09/23/2002 4:54:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies · 355+ views
    C-SPAN 2 | 9-23-02
    Posted as a courtesy to FR insomniacs. I'm having dinner and will NOT be able to watch.