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  • CBS fights '04 Jackson 'wardrobe malfunction' fine (Janet Jackson SuperBowl event)

    02/24/2010 11:31:45 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 6 replies · 417+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Tue Feb 23, 5:21 | MARYCLAIRE DALE
    After six years of legal wrangling and one Supreme Court review of Janet Jackson's infamous Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction," CBS argued anew Tuesday that it should not be held responsible for the half-second of nudity. The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia had thrown out the FCC's $550,000 fine against CBS as arbitrary, only to have the U.S. Supreme Court kick it back down for review. The Supreme Court pointed to its ruling in a Fox Television-led challenge, when it said the FCC could threaten fines over the use of a single curse word on live TV. ...CBS was...
  • NFL putting the kibosh on mass [Super Bowl] screenings

    02/02/2010 6:18:17 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 117 replies · 2,513+ views
    The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune ^ | February 2, 2010 | Chris Kirkham
    After a packed screening of the Saints' NFC Championship victory at Uptown's Prytania Theatre [in New Orleans], co-owner Robert Brunet has had hundreds of requests for tickets to view the Super Bowl at the historic theater this Sunday. But instead of preparing for the game, Brunet has been haggling with NFL lawyers for more than a week after he received a cease-and-desist letter telling him that the free screening had violated copyright laws. A similar story played out at the Sheraton New Orleans hotel, whose managers had planned a massive projection of the game on the side of the Canal...
  • CBS Urged to Scrap Super Bowl Ad With Tebow, Mom

    01/25/2010 4:42:26 PM PST · by Steelfish · 207 replies · 7,350+ views
    NYTimes ^ | January 25, 2010
    CBS Urged to Scrap Super Bowl Ad With Tebow, Mom THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: January 25, 2010 NEW YORK (AP) -- A national coalition of women's groups called on CBS on Monday to scrap its plan to broadcast an ad during the Super Bowl featuring college football star Tim Tebow and his mother, which critics say is likely to convey an anti-abortion message. ''An ad that uses sports to divide rather than to unite has no place in the biggest national sports event of the year -- an event designed to bring Americans together,'' said Jehmu Greene, president of the...
  • Jim DeMint's Right-Wing Jihad

    01/21/2010 2:25:56 PM PST · by pissant · 24 replies · 987+ views
    CBS ^ | 1/18/10 | Michelle Cottle
    For all of Washington's political polarization, the U.S. Senate remains a clubby place. Sure, lawmakers talk smack about the unparalleled malevolence of the opposition, but there is, in general, a high degree of respect for the institution, its members, and its time-honored Way of Doing Things. While the House is known for its ideological cowboys, demagogues, and revolutionaries, the Senate is where bright lines and rough edges tend to get smoothed out in the name of statesmanship and legislative compromise. Clearly, no one told this to Jim DeMint. During his first term, South Carolina's junior senator has made quite the...
  • CBS's Katie Couric: 'I Feel Like Right Now in Many Ways, We’re a Very Angry Nation'

    12/22/2009 5:15:23 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 150 replies · 5,966+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 22, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Angry, frustrated, troubled, disappointed, disgust, disrespect - words not normally associated with holiday season. However, they were words Katie Couric used to describe where she sees the mood of country right now. Couric, the anchor of the "CBS Evening News," in a live Facebook video chat on Dec. 22, took on illustrating her view of the populace - a not very sunny picture (emphasis added). "I think more distant - I hate to say that, but I think, I think the economic situation in this country, I think, when people are struggling, that sometimes they need a place to vent...
  • CBS News Wishes Tomato Thrower Had Hit Sarah Palin in Face

    12/08/2009 9:05:31 AM PST · by kristinn · 136 replies · 7,424+ views
    Tuesday, December 8, 2009 | Kristinn
    Headline at CBS News:Sarah Palin Almost Gets Tomato in Face, but Jeremy Olsen Has Terrible AimLede:NEW YORK (CBS) Maybe Jeremy Olson should have practiced with a target first before attempting to pelt Sarah Palin with tomatoes at a book signing in Minn. Dec. 7.The above was written at the CBS News page CRIMESIDER: The True Crime Destination From the Producers of 48 Hours MysteryThe article was posted by Carlin DeGuerin Miller.
  • The 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll (Give Ronald Reagan a vote)

    11/30/2009 9:49:53 AM PST · by Coleus · 38 replies · 878+ views
    The 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll (Give Ronald Reagan a vote)  Webcast: 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair PollCali Carlin and Michael Hogan Present the Latest Results
  • Schieffer on Palin: No Future in Politics

    11/16/2009 9:28:28 AM PST · by pissant · 59 replies · 1,749+ views
    CBS ^ | 11/16/09 | Dave Morgan
    Before Sarah Palin's highly-anticipated book, "Going Rogue," goes on sale this week, it has already generated controversy, skepticism and blowback. In portions that have been leaked in advance, and in interviews Palin has given in advance of the book's debut Tuesday, the former Alaska governor criticized senior aides to her 2008 running mate John McCain, which prompted retaliation from McCain's campaign staff — some speaking on the record, some anonymously. Of Palin's book, Steven Schmidt, McCain's chief strategist, told CBS News, "It's fiction, and it's not true." "This is Sarah Palin's turn to get even, as it were," said CBS...
  • 60 Minutes Puts Forth Laughable, Factually Incorrect MPAA Propaganda On Movie Piracy

    11/03/2009 6:00:46 AM PST · by steve-b · 26 replies · 1,577+ views
    TechDirt ^ | 11/2/09 | Mike Masnick
    31 years ago, in 1978, the television program 60 Minutes put on an episode about the awful threat of "video piracy" to the movie industry. Featuring the MPAA's Jack Valenti, the episode focused on how the VCR was going to destroy the movie business because anyone could copy and watch a movie in the privacy of their own home. Of course, in retrospect, that episode is hilariously wrong. You would think that, given how wrong they got it thirty years ago on this particular subject, 60 Minutes would be a bit more careful taking on the same subject again. No...
  • An Unhinged Right Wing. But Why?

    09/13/2009 9:25:48 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 47 replies · 1,600+ views ^ | September 13, 2009 | Gary Younge
    Spare a thought, and maybe even a dime, for Kenneth Gladney. In August he and other members of the right-wing St. Louis Tea Party arrived at a town-hall meeting organized by Missouri Democrat Russ Carnahan to lobby against universal healthcare. In the spirit of this fraught summer, a fight broke out, ending in six arrests. Who threw the first punch depends on whom you ask. But who got the worst of it was fairly clear. Gladney was taken to the emergency room with injuries to his knee, back, elbow, shoulder and face and ended up in a wheelchair. His troubles...
  • CBS Airs "Most vile, Obscene" Attack on Catholic Church "Ever Aired"

    09/03/2009 10:25:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 109 replies · 3,369+ views
    LifeSite ^ | September 2, 2009 | John-Henry Westen
    LOS ANGELES, CA, September 2, 2009 ( - In all of his 16 years defending the rights of Catholics, the President of the Catholic League has "never seen a more defamatory, obscene and vicious show on TV."  League President Bill Donohue was referring to the August 27 edition of the CBS/Showtime program Penn & Teller.  The half-hour show libeled the Catholic Church with impunity, blaming the Church for, as Donohue put it, "every evil in history." Show host Jillette said the "intolerance, greed, paranoia, hypocrisy and callous disregard for human suffering" was the hallmark of the Catholic Church. Others on...
  • FNC: Bush Volunteered for Vietnam, CBS's Mapes Knowingly Omitted from Story

    08/26/2009 7:56:27 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 57 replies · 2,552+ views ^ | August 25, 2009 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Tuesday, FNC's The O'Reilly Factor hosted FNC analyst Bernard Goldberg as the former CBS News correspondent highlighted a story recently posted on his Web site,, in which he complains of how little mainstream media attention was given to the fact that former President George W. Bush had volunteered to go to Vietnam as part of his service in the Texas Air National Guard, but that he was turned down because other pilots were more experienced, and that CBS News producer Mary Mapes, even though she knew this part of the story before the report aired, did not include...
  • Live Thread: Ben Barnes and CBS Attempt Another Bush Smear (60 Minutes)

    09/08/2004 4:39:18 PM PDT · by Howlin · 459 replies · 47,817+ views | September 8, 2004
    Have at him!
  • '60 Minutes' Creator Don Hewitt Dies

    08/19/2009 8:35:51 AM PDT · by TomServo · 59 replies · 3,514+ views
    CBS ^ | 08/19/09 | CBS
    NEW YORK (CBS News) "60 Minutes"spokesman Kevin Tedesco confirmed 86-year-old Don Hewitt has died. Earlier this year, Hewitt was diagnosed with a small, contained tumor. Hewitt was already a veteran CBS newsman in 1968 when he created "60 Minutes," pioneering the TV newsmagazine format. He served as executive producer of the program until his retirement in 2004. Hewitt has been honored with the second annual Lifetime Achievement Emmy presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In 1995, he was awarded the Founders Emmy by the International Council of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He's...
  • The Pee-wee Herman Show is back....

    08/18/2009 6:17:41 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 79 replies · 4,190+ views
    Houston Examiner ^ | August 17, 2009 | Jenna Trunzo
    If you’ve been waiting since the ‘80’s to see an overstuffed talking chair catapult a suit clad man-child into a fantastic like sketch, you’re day has finally come. The Pee-wee Herman Show  is back and this time, Paul Reubens promises to keep it in his gray polyesters. Reubens said, “It’s time…. I've put part of him away for a long time, but part of him has always been here with me. I think it will be like riding a bike - which is not a bad analogy for Pee-wee, by the way." That’s right; the long-awaited return of Pee-wee Herman...
  • What the Other Obits Won't Tell You About Cronkite (He pushed a radical agenda)

    07/19/2009 5:59:39 AM PDT · by kellynla · 75 replies · 2,170+ views ^ | July 18, 2009 | Joseph Farah
    WASHINGTON – Walter Cronkite is dead at 92 – but most Americans, many of whom considered him "the most trusted man" in the country during his reign as CBS News anchor – still don't know what motivated him and how he secured such an influential and lofty position. He was like a grandfatherly institution in the early days of TV. People believed him. Uncle Walter wouldn't lie, America believed. Thus, when he gave his opinions, they had impact. One example was his report on the Tet offensive in Vietnam, which is credited with swinging the tide of opinion against the...
  • Legendary CBS anchor Walter Cronkite dies at 92

    07/17/2009 5:48:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 144 replies · 5,270+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/17/09 | AP
    NEW YORK – Walter Cronkite, the premier TV anchorman of the networks' golden age who reported a tumultuous time with reassuring authority and came to be called "the most trusted man in America," has died. He was 92. CBS vice president Linda Mason says Cronkite died at 7:42 p.m. Friday with his family by his side at his home in New York after a long illness. He was the face of the "CBS Evening News" from 1962 to 1981, when stories ranged from the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to racial and...
  • Letterman's Palin Joke Costs CBS an Advertiser

    06/15/2009 3:14:35 PM PDT · by BraveMan · 193 replies · 12,591+ views
    TVGuide ^ | Monday, June 15, 2009 | TIM MOLLOY
    -snip- Embassy Suites, part of the Hilton Hotels Corp., pulled advertising on CBS' site because of complaints, company spokeswoman Kendra Walker told The company was not an advertiser on Letterman's show. "We received lots of e-mails from concerned guests and we assessed that the statement that he made was offensive enough to our guests and prospective guests that we elected to take the ads down," Walker said. She declined to release the cost of the ads. CBS declined to comment Tuesday. -snip
  • Fire David Letterman Protest To Held in New York Tuesday, June 16

    06/14/2009 12:05:23 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 41 replies · 3,452+ views
    NowPublic ^ | June 14, 2009 | Jon Azpiri
    Protestors have started a "Fire David Letterman" website and are planning to protest the talk show host for jokes her made about Alaska governor Sarah Palin and her daughter Willow. The protest is being organized by New York State Assemblyman Brian Kolb, attorney Gwendolyn Lindsay-Jackson, and radio talk show host John Ziegler. Earlier in the week, Ziegler was cut off during an interview with MSNBC about the Palin-Letterman controversy. The Fire David Letterman rally will take place on Tuesday, June 16 at the Ed Sullivan Theater at 4:30pm, an hour before the taping of Letterman's show.
  • Old Man At CBS Fixates On Sex With Teen Girls, Audience Delighted

    06/10/2009 1:12:43 PM PDT · by absentee · 110 replies · 7,323+ views ^ | 6/10/2009 | Caleb Howe
    Has Chris Hansen ever been a guest on Dave's show? Just askin. Fresh from calling Sarah Palin a slut and joking about her 14-year old daughter being raped and impregnated in front of a bemused stadium, David Letterman thought it would be hilarious to follow up by calling her a prostitute: