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  • How Chromecast fundamentally changed how my family watches TV

    09/14/2013 6:21:29 AM PDT · by InterceptPoint · 83 replies ^ | September 3, 2013 | Cory Bergman
    As soon as Google unveiled Chromecast, I was lucky enough to scoop up a couple of the $35 devices to connect the two TVs in our home. After a few weeks, it’s fundamentally changed how my family watches TV. It’s also changed some of my perceptions about the evolution of the “second screen.” Most of the TV viewing in our house is dominated by our kids. Ages 3 and 5, they immediately grasped how to “cast” their Netflix shows from our phones (iPhone and Nexus 4) and iPads to either TV. After all, they were already watching Netflix on their...
  • Vanity - Amazing Race - Highlights Vietnam Song praising Commnuism/socialism

    03/17/2013 5:26:53 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    At Roadblock song was sung in native language but translation was on the screen. At the conclusion of song children held sign with :Glory to the young generation" was shown in native language, Teams had find a political sign withat same message. First time I recall Amazing Race with such political themed challenge.
  • Why I Hate Star Trek

    09/27/2012 6:46:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 140 replies
    The Kernal ^ | September 25, 2012 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    I recently watched Starship Troopers for the first time. It’s brilliant, isn’t it? I can’t believe I’d never seen it before. If you can set aside the laboured subtext about militarism and the whole America policing the world thing, it’s a brilliant epic about love and the indomitability of the human spirit. And they’re all pretty hot, which helps. But I had another train of thought watching this movie. It reminded me of a guilty secret, and of a violent change in attitude I’ve had toward science fiction in the past few years, and toward Star Trek in particular.
  • David Letterman on Fracking: "We're Screwed" (Lies about burning tap water and other idiocy)

    07/23/2012 9:55:18 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 20 replies
    Youtube (David Letterman show) ^ | July 21, 2012 | David Letterman
    Letterman continues to mouth the same lies about fracking - contemptible deception with no basis in reality.
  • Economic bummer: 6.9 million homes ditch cable TV

    06/19/2012 4:55:11 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 64 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 6/19/2012 | Paul Bedard
    It started with homes, then cars, and now penny-pinching Americans, especially minorities, are giving up cable TV because they just can't afford it in the lingering recession. Instead, they are switching back to free TV, improved with the recent switch to digital broadcast which requires a special antenna but eliminates the $70-$100 monthly cable, satellite or broadband service fee. Industry officials had worried that Americans would begin "cord-cutting" in a shift to internet TV, but the recession is more to blame, not internet bling. "It's not so much cord-cutting as cost-cutting that's motivating this. There's possibly recessionary issues here," said...
  • CBS News:Rush Limbaugh Arrested on Drug Charges-Story Dated March 5,2009 Still Appears on Front Page

    05/13/2012 7:48:42 AM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    CBS ^ | May 13, 2012
    A story by CBS News about Rush Limbaugh's arrest for prescription fraud on March 5, 2009 still appears on the front page of Scroll down today's front page on CBS as indicated by several color markers to see the text blurb of an article on Rush Limbaugh's arrest followed by the first few paragraphs of the article, a story that happened over three years ago.
  • Whale Wars Thread - Hippies Failing Badly LIVE

    04/27/2012 4:30:50 PM PDT · by Dengar01 · 153 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 4/27/11 | Dengar01
    Hippies Failing Badly!TM Please let me know if you want on or off the Whale Wars ping list. The hippies return tonight at 8 EST and 9 EST the first being a Whale Wars Operation Bluefin And then a Whale Wars Spinoff - Whale Wars Viking Shores.
  • Christian NASCAR Driver Blake Koch Loses Sponsor after ESPN Pulls Ad

    03/31/2012 6:23:14 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 16 replies
    Culture and Media Institute ^ | 3-30-2012 | Lauren Thompson
    The liberal media are again attempting to silence another Christian voice in their crusade for “tolerance.” ESPN refused to air NASCAR driver Blake Koch's advertisement, which encourages American youth to vote, because of Koch’s Christian faith.
  • Individual Mandate Day another Clear Test of Fox Media Malpractice

    03/27/2012 6:02:49 AM PDT · by publius321 · 14 replies ^ | 3/27/2012 | Scott Ryan
    Today is an important test of Fox News and “sister companies” like The Wall Street Journal. I have continually pointed out the media malpractice of Fox and their breach of fiduciary responsibility to their viewers and shareholders by engaging in manipulation, distortion and OMMISSION of material facts during this election primary season. Today is “individual mandate day” because the Supreme Court will be hearing arguments today on that isolated issue. THEREFORE, Fox News will be focusing mainly on this story (between Travon Martin stories). I turned on Fox & Friends this morning and the individual mandate has been the main...
  • Sen. Chuck Grassley Blasts The History Channel: Where’s The History?

    03/13/2012 6:10:12 PM PDT · by iowamark · 71 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 13th, 2012 | James Crugnale
    Republican Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is fed up with The History Channel’s programming and took his rage out on Twitter, unleashing a fury of tweets, chewing out the network for their reality programming and lack of actual historical shows. “When I signed up for the History Channel on my satellite service, I expected to get history,” Grassley told the Washington Examiner. “Instead, all I see are people chopping wood or driving trucks on an icy road.” “I love history,” Grassley added. “A better understanding is going to strengthen our country. It’s going to strengthen patriotism.” Grassley began his jeremiad against...
  • ABC interrupted "Happy Valentine's Day, Charlie Brown" to announce Whitney Houston's death

    02/12/2012 4:09:07 PM PST · by grundle · 67 replies
    <p>This is not a RIP Whitney Houston thread, it's a "why the f--- did you interrupt the viewing of a kids' show to say Whitney Houston is dead"? First, we sat there thinking the President had been shot or something, I mean it was downright weird given how long it took them to get to the point, because we figured it had to be pretty important. Second, it's a kid show - I know you really want to be first to break the news, but really? Morons.</p>
  • Racy ads making Super Bowl less appropriate for families, group says

    02/07/2012 8:22:38 AM PST · by Sopater · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 06, 2012
    The NFL apologized today for rapper M.I.A.’s super inappropriate Super Bowl gesture. But her flashing of the middle finger during the halftime show wasn’t the only display that had a parents watchdog group up in arms last night. This year’s commercials, which began airing at 6:30 pm, a time when millions of children could be tuning in, were racier and more sexually suggestive than ever, according to the Parents Television Council.
  • The un-Obama

    02/02/2012 4:28:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | February 2, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Barack Obama's favorability in the polls falls when he is himself -- overexposed, hard left in his press conferences, and boastful about legislative achievements like Obamacare and a stimulus of more than $1 trillion. Then a strange thing happened. Obama largely went quiet. Often he was out of sight, vacationing in Hawaii or golfing. It was almost as if he learned that the less he was seen or heard, the more Americans liked the idea of Obama as president rather the reality of his constant "Make no mistake about it" and "Let me be perfectly clear" sermonizing. Obama has now...
  • ABC's Stephanopoulos Defends Contraception Question, Ties in 'Bet' With Diane Sawyer

    01/12/2012 4:14:51 AM PST · by tobyhill · 29 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 1/11/2012 | By Brad Wilmouth
    Appearing as a guest on Wednesday's The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, ABC's George Stephanopoulos responded to host Stephen Colbert's question of why he - as debate co-moderator last Saturday - asked GOP presidential candidate about whether states have the constitutional power to ban contraceptives, as he argued that the question revolved around the "right to privacy." He then suggested that a bet with co-moderator Diane Sawyer motivated him to be so persistent in asking Romney followup questions on the subject. After Colbert asked what it felt like when Romney called it a "silly thing" for Stephanopoulos to ask such...
  • Romney Likes ‘Being Able to Fire People’

    01/09/2012 12:12:27 PM PST · by Colofornian · 114 replies · 2+ views
    ABC ^ | Jan. 9, 2012 | Emily Friedman
    NASHUA, N.H. — Mitt Romney, already under intense scrutiny for his leadership at venture capital group Bain, inadvertently gave his rivals new material today when he said that he likes “being able to fire people.” The remarks came during a speech to the Nashua Chamber of Commerce this morning in which he was trying to explain that he would like people to have the option to pick and choose their medical insurance and get rid of plans that don’t meet their needs. “I want individuals to have their own insurance,” he said. “That means the insurance company will have an...
  • An Indignant George Stephanopoulos Huffs to Santorum: 'How Can You Say' Obama Is Weak?

    01/03/2012 9:53:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/3/12 | Scott Whitlock
    An indignant George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday demanded that Rick Santorum explain his harsh attacks on Barack Obama. After reading off a quote from the Republican presidential candidate and then listing the President's foreign policy accomplishments, Stephanopoulos defended, "How can you say he sided with our enemies on almost every foreign conflict?" Santorum responded by insisting that, in the example of killing bin Laden, Obama simply followed a course set by George W. Bush. Stephanopoulos sputtered, "How can you say he sided with our enemies on almost every foreign conflict?" Repeating what will surely be Obama 2012 talking points, the former...
  • I made the Local Omaha News tonight!

    01/02/2012 5:13:23 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 46 replies
    KETV News Omaha ^ | 01/02/12 | US Navy Vet
    I'm the guy in the BRIGHT Orange coat(boy do I look STUPID)!
  • Final Jeopardy Answer

    01/02/2012 4:54:27 PM PST · by Jemian · 62 replies
    Youse guys | 2 January 2011 | Me
    What is the answer to today's final Jeopardy?