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  • George Clooney: ‘There’s a dark cloud hanging over our country’ (BARF ALERT)

    09/02/2017 9:21:37 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 77 replies
    Page Six ^ | 9/2/17 | Nick Vivarelli
    George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” has a timely subplot — based both on present times and a 1957 incident — about racism in white America. That subplot, however, resounded deeply during the Venice Film Festival press conference for the film, which stars Matt Damon and Julianne Moore. “I was watching a lot of speeches on the campaign trail about building fences and scapegoating minorities and I started looking around at other times in our history when we’ve unfortunately fallen back into these things,” said Clooney, talking about how the pic germinated. While casting around for story ideas, Clooney found a 1957 incident...
  • Man, fiancée kicked off United Airlines flight en route to their Costa Rica wedding

    04/16/2017 5:02:40 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 134 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 16, 2017 | Meera Jagannathan
    United Airlines just can’t seem to fly under the radar. A Utah man and his fiancée say a U.S. Marshal booted them Saturday from a Houston flight en route to their Costa Rica wedding after they changed seats without permission — the latest in a string of negative headlines for the bedeviled company.
  • [Bruce] Jenner Cancels Speaking Tour

    01/07/2016 5:24:41 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    [Bruce] Jenner has canceled h[is] upcoming speaking tour, Gossip Cop confirms. As Gossip Cop reported, Jenner's rep confirmed in October that [h]e would embark on a five-city tour with the women's lecture organization Unique Lives and Experiences. The tour was to be called "Up Close And Personal," ...at venues in Toronto, Vancouver, Denver, San Francisco, and Seattle beginning in late February. Tickets were on sale with prices ranging from $40 to $500 for a VIP package, depending on the location.
  • Donald Trump Has Just Gotten More Than 24 Hours of Free, Non-Damaging Publicity for Using One Word

    12/24/2015 8:33:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/24/2015 | Stephen Kruiser
    Here is a quick sampling of popular site (two political, one entertainment) headlines from tonight:These aren't all of the ones in my feed tonight, three is enough to give you the idea of the theme. Bear in mind that this is all more than 24 hours after his comment.Depending on which non-Trump ideological and emotional ground you've staked out this primary season, these Trump media episodes are either interminably frustrating, extraordinarily pathetic, or exceedingly amusing. I embrace both of the latter two choices as I always find the modern-day media pathetic and am quite amused by the way Trump...
  • Quentin Tarantino: the new face of #BlackLivesMatter

    10/25/2015 11:37:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 25, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Normally if I heard about Quentin Tarantino being on the streets of New York City and there were discussions of cops and shootings and violence I would simply assume he was working on his next film. This week, however, he was out there under just such conditions but the cameras belonged to the local news media and the script was written by the Black Lives Matter movement. Tarantino himself wasn’t being shy in the least and readily adopted the rhetoric of the worst aspects of these protesters, railing on about “murdering cops” as he promoted yet another hashtag… #RiseUpOctober (Yahoo...
  • After talking up money, Donald Trump isn’t spending it

    10/07/2015 4:16:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 6, 2015 | Ari Melber
    Many Republicans have tried and failed to win the presidential nomination without support from the party establishment. Donald Trump argues he is different from those hopefuls because his wealth enables him to fund an insurgent campaign all by himself. But for all the talk about his money, so far, Trump isn’t using it. Trump campaign officials say he has only spent about $2 million – far less than fellow GOP candidates Dr. Ben Carson and Sen. Ted Cruz, for instance. each spent $5.5 million just through July, according to the latest FEC reports. Hillary Clinton’s campaign, meanwhile, spent $18 million...
  • Pregnant Grad Student's Demands for $1M From Pro-Lifers to Stop Her Abortion Is Publicity Stunt

    07/09/2015 8:47:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/09/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A controversial story in which an anonymous pregnant grad student set up a website asking pro-life supporters for $1 million or she would abort her baby has turned out to be a publicity stunt to promote a book. The website, called ProLifeAntiWoman.com, posted a story two weeks ago attributed to a 26-year-old pregnant woman who supposedly gave the "157 million Americans that identify as pro-life" the chance to save her unborn baby from being killed if they could collectively donate $1 million in three days starting from July 7 to July 10. "On July 7 I will start accepting donations...
  • Oprah: Generations ´marinated´ in racism will need to die out for discrimination to end

    11/17/2013 10:36:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 123 replies
    daily mail ^ | 11/17/13 | Staff
    Oprah Winfrey has said racism is still a problem around the world and the only way for it to end is for generations of racists to die out. In an interview with the BBC to coincide with the release of her latest film The Butler, the chat show host said generations had been ´marinated´ in racism. The 59-year-old added that President Obama was treated with disrespect because of the color of his skin and said she feels fortunate to have been born after segregation ended in the U.S. [Snip] She highlighted an incident in 2009 when Republican congressman Joe Wilson
  • Ted Cruz to Guest on ‘Tonight Show with Jay Leno’

    10/30/2013 2:10:56 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Variety ^ | 10/30/13 | Ted Johnson
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), the political face of the recent government shutdown, will make his first late night TV appearance on Nov. 8 when he guests on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Cruz’s appearance reflects the increasingly common trend of political figures, no matter how controversial, venturing into late night, often in hopes of softening their image or reaching audiences normally not tuned in to politics.
  • First lady of publicity? Outcry over Michelle Obama´s FIVE television appearances in past two

    02/26/2013 9:26:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/26/13 | Beth Stebner
    The first lady has come under criticism for her recent media blitz, with some lambasting her for her unprecedented number of appearances on entertainment and programs. Michelle Obama has certainly made the rounds in the past week, from promoting an anti-obesity campaign with late night host Jimmy Fallon to her surprise Oscars appearance announcing the Best Picture winner. Critics complain that Mrs Obama is overstepping her reach and risks losing favor with the public for being overexposed.
  • Fox News fires back at REM in ‘Losing My Religion’ cease-and-desist fight

    09/07/2012 9:45:19 PM PDT · by bronxville · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09-07-2012 | Jeff Poor
    On Friday, the musical act R.E.M. sent a letter to the Fox News Channel insisting that it stop using its song “Losing My Religion” in its news coverage — specifically this week’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. “We have little or no respect for their puff adder brand of reportage. Our music does not belong there,” lead singer Michael Stipe said in a statement. Late Friday afternoon, Fox News returned the volley by arguing they were within their legal requirements and suggested it was a publicity stunt by R.E.M.....
  • Colorado Student Banned from Yearbook Over Racy Photo

    01/07/2012 4:12:02 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 55 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/7/12 | Katie Kindelan [ABC News Blog]
    A Colorado teenager whose yearbook picture was rejected for being too revealing is vowing to fight the ban with her high school’s administration, but the editors of the yearbook insist it was their decision alone on the photo. The five student editors of the Durango High School yearbook in Durango, Col., told the Durango Herald they were the ones who made the call not to publish a picture of senior Sydney Spies posing in a short yellow skirt midriff and shoulder-exposing black shawl as her senior portrait. “We are an award-winning yearbook. We don’t want to diminish the quality with...
  • Publicity from fatal fight affecting officers' morale

    08/01/2011 7:32:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 93 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 8/1/11 | Denisse Salazar
    The death of a homeless man fatally injured during a fight with Fullerton police has captured the attention of the community and affected morale in the department. Kelly Thomas, 37, who was schizophrenic, died July 10, five days after the confrontation with six police officers at the Fullerton Transportation Center. Fullerton police Sgt. Andrew Goodrich said the department has received hundreds of phone calls and e-mails from across California and hundreds turned out to protest Saturday morning at the Fullerton police station. "It's not pleasant to see people in front of the police station calling the officers 'murderers,'" Goodrich said....
  • SEALs Angry At Attention, Want It Stopped

    05/13/2011 1:16:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 133 replies
    usnews.com ^ | May 13, 2011 | Paul Bedard
    U.S. Navy SEALs, like the teams that killed Osama bin Laden, are grateful for nation's show of support but are growing angry with the continued focus on their operation, tactics, and tools, claiming it could jeopardize future raids and their safety. "My friends in the community tell me they're very glad for the bit of attention they got," said former Pentagon deputy undersecretary Jed Babbin, "but at some point the best way to help them is to stop. You guys in the press have done a good job, but stop for God's sake, stop." [See photos of the reaction to...
  • Palin dominates media landscape: WI speech generates more news than Romney, Pawlenty announcements

    04/27/2011 12:13:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    OhMyGov! ^ | April 26, 2011 | Alex Salta
    After speaking at a Madison, Wisconsin, rally on April 16 in support of Governor Scott Walker's controversial public union policies Sarah Palin grabbed national headlines...but apparently not enough to satisfy the former Governor's sizable appetite for attention. In the hours following the rally, Palin's all around social media maven Rebecca Mansour took to the twitternets to scold the lamestream media she felt had unfairly ignored Palin's speech. Slate's David Weigel has a rundown of Mansour's complaints which we won't go over here, but suffice it to say Mansour would really like to know "what gives?" But according to research by...
  • Hate Crime or Publicity Stunt in Fairfield,Iowa Beating?

    03/08/2011 10:15:06 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 7 replies
    Yahoo/AC ^ | Mar. 8th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    It isn't clear from the Des Moines Register article where Alshaibi's wife was during the beat down. He can't remember what house he was in. His excuse for barging into someone else's house is that he wanted to "get to know" his neighbors. If he himself was drinking, how drunk was he? Did he purposely get the 4 men riled? Did he give a description of the attackers to police? The article also said that he was treated at the scene for minor injuries, followed up by tests at a hospital on Sunday. He was allegedly found in a parking...
  • Couple's Abortion Vote Site Declared a Pro-Life Publicity Stunt

    11/19/2010 8:34:52 AM PST · by julieee
    LifeNews.com ^ | November 19, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Couple's Abortion Vote Site Declared a Pro-Life Publicity Stunt Minneapolis, MN -- The web site a Minnesota couple created seeking a public vote on whether or not they should have an abortion, taking the life of their 17-week unborn child, has been declared a pro-life stunt by both sides of the abortion debate. http://LifeNews.com/state-5681
  • Couple's Abortion Vote Site Declared a Pro-Life Publicity Stunt

    11/19/2010 8:34:42 AM PST · by julieee
    LifeNews.com ^ | November 19, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Couple's Abortion Vote Site Declared a Pro-Life Publicity Stunt Minneapolis, MN -- The web site a Minnesota couple created seeking a public vote on whether or not they should have an abortion, taking the life of their 17-week unborn child, has been declared a pro-life stunt by both sides of the abortion debate. http://LifeNews.com/state-5681
  • First Lady's military publicity stunt?

    06/14/2010 11:51:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 962+ views
    laura ingraham ^ | 6/14/10 | staff
    After meeting with wounded Marines, first lady Michelle Obama told thousands of troops and their families Sunday that she is launching a national challenge to Americans to find ways to support them. Since her husband took office, Obama has been visiting bases across the country as part of her mission to improve the quality of life for military families. She called Camp Pendleton and the surrounding Southern California cities a model for community support of troops. But California Republicans called the event a publicity stunt to help Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., who is running for a fourth term and has...
  • Sunderland "reality" show preplanned before Abby's misadventure

    06/13/2010 7:22:19 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 84 replies · 1,942+ views
    (Info derived from linked article) Sunderland "reality" show was preplanned before Abby's misadventure: Adventures in Sunderland (Reality TV Show) Distribution Rights: Magnetic Entertainment Exec Producer: Magnetic Entertainment "A family oriented Adventure show, based on the Sunderland Family of Thousand Oaks, CA. We follow the family in their day-to-day lives as shipbuilder Laurence Sunderland and mother/teacher Marianne try to balance work and family." http://www.magneticent.com/html/projects.htm "Magnetic Entertainment" is the sponsor of the ill-fated voyage. (pdf list of sponsors) http://abbysunderland.com/images/sponsors/abby_sponsorship.pdf