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  • Lawton Meteorologist Fired Over ‘Offensive’ Brain Teaser

    02/13/2019 9:35:10 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    adweek.com ^ | 2/13/19 | Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel
    KSWO meteorologist Mandy Bailey has been fired over her Monday morning brain teaser that some, including her station, found to be racist and offensive. Bailey wrote out the word “THERE” on a white board with a noose hanging from the “T.” The correct answer to the puzzle was, “Hang In There.” But that teaser was too much for some viewers, who complained it was racist....
  • A first for the Disney channel, character comes out as gay on ‘Andi Mack’

    02/10/2019 5:56:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Fox 8 ^ | 2/09/19 | Talia Naquin
    **SNIP** When Cyrus’ grandmother dies he invites his friends to attend her shiva. Cyrus begins explaining all of the food that’s been brought before making his announcement. “I’m gay,” Cyrus tells Jonah Beck, played by Asher Angel. Jonah responds with a smile, “Yeah? OK, cool.” This is the first time a character has spoken the words “I’m gay” on the Disney Channel.
  • 'Big Bang Theory" creator mocks Sarah Sanders

    02/08/2019 3:02:23 PM PST · by Shark24 · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 8, 2019 | Brian Flood
    CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” snuck another anti-Trump message into the popular show’s credits on Thursday night, taking aim at press secretary Sarah Sanders’ appearance and Christian faith. “God told me he hasn't spoken to Sarah Sanders since she was fourteen years old and praying for her skin to clear up. I have no reason to doubt Him,” an on-screen message during the show’s closing credits said.
  • Locast, a Free App Streaming Network TV, Would Love to Get Sued

    01/31/2019 7:50:35 AM PST · by Theoria · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 31 Jan 2019 | Edmund Lee
    Structured as a nonprofit, the start-up aims to succeed where Aereo was litigated into oblivion. On the roof of a luxury building at the edge of Central Park, 585 feet above the concrete, a lawyer named David Goodfriend has attached a modest four-foot antenna that is a threat to the entire TV-industrial complex. The device is there to soak up TV signals coursing through the air — content from NBC, ABC, Fox, PBS and CBS, including megahits like “This Is Us” and this Sunday’s broadcast of Super Bowl LIII. Once plucked from the ether, the content is piped through the...
  • When This Bike Company Put a TV on its Box, Shipping Damages Went Way Down

    01/28/2019 10:44:51 PM PST · by vannrox · 23 replies
    www.bicycling.com ^ | 12OCT17 | Molly Hurford
    VanMoof Sometimes, to make a product truly great, a company must think outside the box. But for Dutch bike manufacturer VanMoof, thinking about the box itself solved a major problem when it came to shipping.According to CNN, the company reported that more than 25 percent of its bikes were damaged before even being delivered last year. The problem was especially bad when shipping to the U.S."Your covetable products, your frictionless website, your killer brand — they all count for nothing when your delivery partner drops the ball," Bex Rad, Vanmoof's creative director, wrote in a Medium post last year.RELATED: Strava Will...
  • 12 Good Ol' Facts About The Dukes of Hazzard

    01/28/2019 4:24:29 AM PST · by vannrox · 51 replies
    Mentalfloss ^ | 26Jan19 | BY Jake Rossen
    ---Image removed because it was a getty image--- Getty Images When The Dukes of Hazzard premiered on January 26, 1979, it was intended to be a temporary patch in CBS’s primetime schedule until The Incredible Hulk returned. Only nine episodes were ordered, and few executives at the network had any expectation that the series—about two amiable brothers at odds with the corrupt law enforcement of Hazzard County—would become both a ratings powerhouse and a merchandising bonanza. Check out some of these lesser-known facts about the Duke boys, their extended family, and the gravity-defying General Lee, which made their small-screen...
  • Netflix Is Rebooting Unsolved Mysteries, the OG True Crime Show

    01/20/2019 12:26:32 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    TV Guide ^ | January 18, 2019 | Liam Mathews
    The mystery of whether or not there will be an Unsolved Mysteries reboot has been solved: Netflix is bringing back the cult classic investigation show. Deadline first reported the news. The 12-episode reboot will keep the original series' format of interviews and reenactments to investigate true crime and paranormal cases, updated for the streaming era. Stranger Things executive producer Shawn Levy will produce Unsolved Mysteries for his company 21 Laps, alongside the show's creators John Cosgrove and Terry Dunn Meurer. Over 500 episodes of Unsolved Mysteries have been produced for various networks. The show's original and longest run was from...
  • TV Editor Fired For Doctoring Video Of Trump’s Border Speech

    01/10/2019 2:07:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/10/2019 | John Sexton
    An editor at a Seattle Fox affiliate was fired today after he was found to have doctored a portion of President Trump’s border speech which aired on the station. From My Northwest: A listener to my program sent me a video that appears to show a deceptively edited video of President Trump’s speech from the Oval Office. We performed a side-by-side comparison of the video from our listener, apparently taken by a smart phone recording of Q13, to the raw video of Trump’s speech from CNN.That comparison revealed the Q13 video creating a loop of the President licking his...
  • New TV Series About Life of Jesus Becomes Biggest Crowdfunding Success in History

    01/09/2019 6:18:59 PM PST · by mkleesma · 8 replies
    Faithwire | 01/09/19 | Will Maule
    A new series telling the life story of Jesus Christ has become the biggest crowdfunding project in history. “The Chosen” is a streaming series directed by Dallas Jenkins that has raised over $10 million from some 15,000 investors. When we started this whole thing I’d be impressed if we brought in $800,” Jenkins told Fox News. “The notion that we could start from scratch and shatter the all-time crowdfunding record was ludicrous, but this whole year has gone to show that there’s a passion for something different.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, the team behind the project employed a form...
  • [Vanity] I'm Done...The "Orville" has Jumped the Shark...for me.

    01/04/2019 7:30:14 PM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 131 replies
    Me ^ | 1/4/2018 | The Dread Pirate Roberts
    I have had it. I just watched the latest episode of "The Orville". But this latest episode, "Primal Urges" pissed me off to NO end. Let's forget the overall subject of "gay" porn addiction by a completely non-human species, and the total delve into how that affected the ship and crew...and the clear homosexual overtones. I cannot let pass the behavior of the sudo-Klingon character of Bortis who stood by and watched a woman say goodbye to her family...husband and son...of which there was a good 30-60 second scene...and our Uber Macho "hero" did NOTHING to save her. His behavior...given...
  • Doctor Who branded ‘homophobic’ for giving gay character 30 secs of screen time before killing him

    01/03/2019 5:53:58 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 46 replies
    The Sun ^ | 2nd January 2019 | Daniel Sperling
    VIEWERS have accused Doctor Who bosses of swiftly killing off gay and lesbian characters. They voiced anger online after a security guard was murdered in the New Year’s Day special. It happened just seconds after the guard revealed he had a boyfriend — and followed the slayings of two lesbian characters in October. The guard, played by Connor Calland, was seen challenging a Dalek-controlled character called Lin. Asked who can unlock a fingerprint-operated door, he said: “Today, just me. Most secure digits in Yorkshire. That’s what I tell my boyfriend, anyway.” Seconds later he was exterminated. Doctor Who chiefs Chris...
  • PATHETIC!!! Sickening politically correct Nestle Crunch ad panders to Muslims and the SJW crowd

    12/19/2018 9:02:10 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 71 replies
    Nov. 30, 2018 | Nestle
    How utterly pathetic. This Muslim-pandering, virtue-signaling, cringe-inducing ad from Nestle is so blatantly over the top in its sickening political correctness and Islamophilia that it will make you heave: "Fatima" celebrates how American she is with a Nestle Crunch bar.
  • Detroit TV meteorologist Jessica Starr commits suicide after .. Lasik eye surgery

    12/13/2018 6:45:56 PM PST · by george76 · 112 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Dec 13, 2018 | Rachel DeSantis
    Detroit TV meteorologist Jessica Starr commits suicide after sharing 'struggles' caused by Lasik eye surgery. ( Full title). A Detroit meteorologist whose final social media posts highlighted her lingering struggles after getting Lasik eye surgery committed suicide Wednesday. She was 35. ... She underwent Lasik SMILE eye surgery in October and was forced to take time off of work, a struggle she addressed in a Facebook video in early November. I’m still healing… (but) I’m ready to get back to my life,” she said, noting that doctors told her it would take about three months before she felt 100% again....
  • TV producer Ryan Murphy announces multimillion-dollar initiative to vote out anti-LGBTQ lawmakers

    12/03/2018 8:12:07 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 83 replies
    TheHill.Com ^ | 12/03/18 03:14 PM EST | By Avery Anapol
    Television producer Ryan Murphy is announcing a multimillion-dollar initiative to help elect pro-LGBTQ candidates and vote out anti-LGBTQ incumbents. Murphy, the producer behind hit shows “Glee,” “American Horror Story” and “Pose,” announced the project while accepting an award at the TrevorLive gala, according to NextNowNext. The new organization, which he said he will launch in 2020, is named “Pose Gives Back,” a nod to his latest television project, which has more transgender series regulars than any other show in history. “I’m going to create and fund, with corporate sponsorship, a multimillion-dollar organization that targets anti-LGBTQ candidates running for office,” Murphy...
  • Please Cry For Me, Venezuela

    11/26/2018 5:43:42 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/26/18 | Dave Merrick
    "Do you really want America to wind up like California?" Because soon, if we don't put the brakes on, we will have earned the empathy of a thoroughly busted and DESPERATE, socialist Venezuela. Were you arguing with your liberal friends and relatives over Thanksgiving dinner? You know you did - or at least you have. Do you have liberal friends/relatives? I sure do. Those dunderheads will occasionally, unwittingly send out danger signals, rather like stroke victims (“Your eyes are going in different directions! Curl your tongue for me!”). Some of our liberal friends and family are worth keeping, of course....
  • Star Trek: Discovery

    11/23/2018 11:04:05 AM PST · by Red6 · 60 replies
    CBS ^ | Current | CBS
    https://www.cbs.com/shows/star-trek-discovery/ TV show-
  • TV's Best Thanksgiving Episodes (tr)

    11/22/2018 8:36:50 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    TV Line ^ | November 22, 2018 | Team TVline
    Thanksgiving is all about spending time with your loved ones and showing gratitude for the little things in life — but it’s also about good TV. Dozens of TV characters have celebrated Turkey Day over the years, with festivities ranging from kooky (Happy Endings) to sentimental (Boy Meets World) to flat-out messy (Cheers). And since you’ll need something to watch during the long, leftovers-filled holiday weekend, we’ve highlighted 20 of television’s best Thanksgiving episodes from series both past and present. Looking for goofy Thanksgiving antics? How I Met Your Mother and New Girl have you covered. In the mood for...
  • The Most Brilliant TV Detectives

    11/18/2018 7:23:00 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 92 replies
    Ranker ^ | no date given | no author given
    Just for fun, here's a list of the top 100 TV detectives as determined by the Ranker community.
  • The Acosta-Trump dispute: TV or not TV? That is the question

    11/17/2018 8:18:54 PM PST · by Coleus · 17 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 11.15.18 | Paul Mulshine
    A lot of my fellow journalists are upset that CNN's Jim Acosta was banned from White House press conferences. Not me. I would prefer that all press conferences be restricted to the press, by which I mean the print media. I've been a print journalist since before Acosta entered kindergarten. For the first five years or so of my career I never attended a press conference that included TV and radio people. That made for a much more informative interchange between journalists and politicians. The reporters wanted simply to have their questions answered. The answers could then be incorporated into...
  • Bachelor Mansion among homes caught in the vicious California Woolsey Fire

    11/10/2018 5:03:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 10, 2018 | Brittany Valadez
    The Bachelor Mansion has been announced as one of the homes burned in the devastating California Woolsey Fire. According to Variety, the famed reality show location did not escape the blazing fires that have spread across southern California. The 'lower house has reportedly been destroyed, while flames have reached the back patio of the main house and are continuing to advance,' says the site.