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  • Problem solved, TV Land: Here’s your new, politically correct Dukes of Hazzard

    07/06/2015 4:34:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/06/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Sensitive. The amazing thing about this is that it was made six years ago - when it was funny enough to imagine liberals trying to PC up the Dukes but still not to the point where you could actually imagine a major cable network pulling it because it isn’t. Hats off to Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy for actually having the prescience to see this coming: Trying to remember: Was the gay rainbow flag sufficiently recognized back in 2009 for that to be the likely meaning of the rainbow atop the General Lee? Or is it just combined...
  • Vanity: TV Land Getting SLAMMED on Facebook for Pulling Dukes

    07/01/2015 9:47:59 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 52 replies
    TV Land is getting SLAMMED for pulling the Dukes! It is amazing to see good people mobilize and give TV Land the criticism deserves. They will lose money over this.. and it's well deserved. When you go against your customers, like Mcdonalds did, prepare to lose millions and millions of dollars. Couldn't have happened to a more deserving network.
  • Dukes of Hazzard Just Got Yanked From TV Land's Schedule

    07/01/2015 9:16:19 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 102 replies
    The Confederate battle flag has been a hot topic in the news over the last few weeks. Some government organizations have taken the flag down, and Walmart made the landmark decision to remove all Confederate battle flag items from stores. However, one side effect of removing the flag from culture has led to the removal of popular Dukes of Hazzard products from stores. Now, TV Land even says it will no longer air any episodes of the classic series.
  • TV Land Pulls ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Off the Air

    07/01/2015 8:38:19 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/01/15 | Kipp Jones
    A week after Warner Bros. announced it would halt the production of all merchandise featuring the Confederate flag on General Lee, the iconic car from The Dukes of Hazzard, the show has inexplicably disappeared from TV Land’s lineup. WB announced the move as major retailers Walmart, Amazon, eBay, and Sears all introduced bans on the sale of Confederate flag merchandise in the wake of Dylann Roof’s Charleston, SC shooting rampage at a black church. “Warner Bros. Consumer Products has one licensee producing die-cast replicas and vehicle model kits featuring the General Lee with the confederate flag on its roof —...
  • TV Land pulls ‘Dukes’ — Confederate flag a no-no

    07/01/2015 8:25:55 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 1, 2015 | Andrea Morabito
    The latest victim of the growing controversy over the Confederate flag is the 1980s TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard.” A TV Land spokesperson confirmed Tuesday that the network has pulled reruns of the series from its schedule, which had been airing twice a day.
  • TV Land pulls ‘Cosby Show’ from lineup

    11/19/2014 8:19:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2014 10:44 PM EST | David Bauder
    NBC has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development and TV Land will stop airing reruns of “The Cosby Show,” moves that came a day after another woman came forward claiming that the once-beloved comic had sexually assaulted her. NBC spokeswoman Rebecca Marks said Wednesday the Cosby sitcom “is no longer under development.” A TV Land representative said the reruns will stop airing immediately for an indefinite time. “The Cosby Show” also was to have been part of a Thanksgiving sitcom marathon. The NBC sitcom and “Cosby Show” reruns joined a Netflix Cosby standup comedy special, which was...
  • TV Land celebrates election day with election-themed episodes from 8-12:30 ET.

    11/06/2012 6:59:06 AM PST · by iowamark · 13 replies
    TV Land ^ | 11/05/2012
    TV Land celebrates election day with election-themed episodes from 8-12:30AM ET.
  • TV Land responds to Facebook users' demand for more retro shows

    03/13/2011 4:06:50 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 59 replies ^ | March 8, 2011 | Bryan Lufkin
    It doesn’t take much sleuthing on TV Land’s Facebook page to discover some of the channel’s viewers are downright peeved. Their demands? More classic programming and fewer new shows. “Bring back the classics! Archie Bunker rules!” declares one viewer. “With all these comments, can’t you guys take the hint! You need to revamp the channel,” censures another. One says: “I’d rather watch the Cavs’ losing streak than Hot in Cleveland.” TV Land’s first original scripted sitcom, Hot in Cleveland (which has just been renewed for a third season), nabbed SAG recognition in January with a nomination for the cast and...
  • TV LAND's "Cause Change" initiative [equating good deeds with radical Obamaism?]

    08/19/2008 8:04:44 PM PDT · by ETL · 19 replies · 108+ views Did you ever want to get involved with a local charity? How about mentoring a child? Maybe you always wanted to volunteer at the senior center down the street? Well now's the time and TV Land is reaching out and encouraging its viewers to give back to society. With the Cause Change initiative you will see regular people just like you who are learning that giving a little can make a big difference. Click on the links below to learn more about different organizations that may need your help.
  • 'Cindy Brady' Shows Up Hung Over for Interview

    07/05/2008 3:49:26 PM PDT · by MrBambaLaMamba · 93 replies · 384+ views
    Fox News - ^ | Thursday, 03 Jul 2008, 4:16 PM MDT |
    <p>The youngest member of TV’s favorite fictitious family “The Brady Bunch” nearly blew chunks during a Denver radio appearance Thursday morning.</p>
  • TV LAND Turns to Movies to Save Network (It aired "Basic Instinct" On April 20!)

    04/24/2007 10:13:36 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 67 replies · 937+ views ^ | April 5, 2007 | Wes Laurie
    Cable network, TV LAND, has committed to hosting a movie night. After 11 years on the air the inclusion of movies is an attempt to save the channel from failure. On April 29th 1996 a new cable channel aired named TV LAND. TV Land, owned by MTV Networks, is programmed with re-run shows mainly from the 50's, 60's, 70's and a few from the 80's. Such shows consist of classics like: I Love Lucy, Gunsmoke, The Andy Griffith Show, Green Acres, The Aadams Family, Knight Rider, and many more. However what was once an interesting concept quickly became a consistent...
  • Happy 102nd Birthday to Charles Lane! (Homer Bedloe)

    01/26/2007 9:01:22 AM PST · by abb · 20 replies · 1,313+ views
    Internet Movie Data Base ^ | Jan 26, 2007 | Self
    Skinny, hatchet-faced, bespectacled American character actor, ubiquitous in literally hundreds of films. With his prominent nose, his rimless eyeglasses and his permanent scowl, he typically portrayed short-tempered and often loudmouthed bureaucrats, yes-men and other minor minions, principally in lighter fare.
  • If it isn’t one thing, it’s another... : TV Land’s list of greatest quotes ignores women’s lines

    12/07/2006 7:46:21 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies · 629+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | December 7, 2006 | Lauren Beckham Falcone
    Hey, TV Land - a message from the ladies: Kiss my grits! ‘‘The 100 Greatest TV Quotes and Catchphrases” (starting Monday at 10 p.m.) features a mere four offerings from women. A few TV experts are now saying ‘‘Never mind” to the sexist tally. ‘‘It’s crazy that there are so few women represented,” said Terry Lawler, executive director of New York Women in Film & Television. ‘‘It’s a glaring omission, and you have to wonder how many women were part of the choosing. You also have to wonder why there wasn’t any effort to ask, ‘Are we representing the full...
  • Born again Christian has new Reali-T show "I Pity da Fool". (Mr. T helping others TV Show)

    10/11/2006 4:09:57 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 26 replies · 631+ views
    TV LAND ^ | 11 OCT 06 | dcbryan1
    In 1995, Mr. T was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma cancer at the age of 43. The disease eventually went into remission. In 2005, after seeing the effects of Hurricane Katrina, Mr. T announced he would never wear his chains again, saying they were "an insult to God", and donated clothing and money to Katrina victims. A reality television show for TV Land, I Pity the Fool is scheduled to premiere October 11, 2006. The announced six-episode series finds him assisting those in need. As of 2006, Mr. T lives in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California. He is a born-again Christian....
  • Tonight's Sci-Fi Listing (09/08/06)

    09/08/2006 5:46:34 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 17 replies · 347+ views
    09/08/06 | Kevin Davis
    Tonight's Sci-Fi Listing: Sci-Fi Channel: 9/8 - Stargate Sg1 Memento Mori: Striken with amnesia and on the run, Vala takes a job as a waitress as she tries to piece together who she is and what happened to her. 10/9 - Stargate Atlantis McKay and Mrs Miller:Rodney McKay is reunited with his estranged sister back on Earth, who has given up a brilliant career as a scientist to raise a family. On TvLand, Star Trek starting at 8/7 to celebrate the 40th anniversary...
  • TV Land Network Plans Mr. T Series

    05/03/2006 8:01:52 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 23 replies · 511+ views ^ | May 2, 2006 | Staff
    If Dr. Phil can dispense advice, why not Mr. T? The TV Land network announced Tuesday that it will start "I Pity the Fool," a series where "The A-Team" star travels across the country dispensing inspiration and advice. "The `t' stands for talking," he said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I'm going to talk it up. It's what I've been doing all my life." The series starts in October. He'll offer help to people struggling with personal or professional problems. "My show ain't no `Dr. Phil,' with people sitting around crying," he said. "You're a fool _ that's...
  • TV Land Awards Turning Into A Bush-bash Fest.

    03/16/2005 6:53:15 PM PST · by mwfsu84 · 108 replies · 2,800+ views
    3/17/05 | Mike Weidner
    Looks like the TV Land Awards Show is trying to gain some 'legitimacy' by treading into territory the Academy Awards skirted around - bashing Bush. The MC (never heard of him) opens the show with a quip about W's lousy jet pilot skills. Now I understand that TV Land covers dated shows, but that's no excuse for dated jokes. Then we get a long monologue from the Smothers Brothers, with the punchline being the tried and tired poke at W's and his so-called lies about Iraq. Ground breaking stuff. I now understand why shows about a talking horse, a Martian...
  • MTV Networks To Launch LOGO [on 2/17] - A New Television Network For Gay And Lesbian Viewers

    01/06/2005 8:34:29 AM PST · by Aquinasfan · 62 replies · 1,326+ views
    Viacom ^ | May 25, 2004 | Press release
    New York, N.Y. (May 25, 2004)— LOGO, a new cable television network targeted at lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) viewers will be launched by MTV Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIAB) on February 17, 2005. The new channel will be advertiser-supported, targeting primarily gays and lesbians, 25-49, and will provide a mix of original and acquired programming that is authentic, smart, inclusive and open-minded. LOGO will launch in markets across America, including Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta and San Francisco, through national cable operators, including Time Warner Cable, RCN and additional distributors that will...
  • The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments

    12/12/2004 7:06:49 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 176 replies · 6,592+ views
    TV Guide and TV Land ^ | December 6-10, 2004
    TV Guide and TV Land have teamed up to present the 100 Most Memorable TV Moments.
  • Drudge now reporting Iraq depot story was shopped to CBS' 60 minutes before reported by NYT

    10/25/2004 11:33:01 PM PDT · by picturefan · 297 replies · 12,543+ views
    XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX MON OCT 25 2004 22:45:05 ET XXXXX NBCNEWS: CACHE OF EXPLOSIVES VANISHED FROM SITE IN IRAQ BEFORE TROOPS ARRIVED... The NYTIMES urgently reported on Monday in an apprent October Surprise: The Iraqi interim government and the U.N. nuclear agency have warned the United States that nearly 380 tons of powerful conventional explosives are now missing from one of Iraq's most sensitive former military installations. [The source behind the NYT story first went to CBSNEWS' 60 MINUTES last Wednesday, but the beleaguered network wasn't able to get the piece on the air as fast as the newspaper...
  • CA College Republicans to protest MTV's "Rock the Vote" in Santa Monica FRIDAY (10/22) 11 am

    10/20/2004 6:29:37 PM PDT · by · 21 replies · 1,430+ views
    California College Republicans Chairman Michael P. Davidson issued the following statement on the use of the draft by MTV’s Rock the Vote and the KerryCampaign as a scare tactic this election year: "MTV and the Kerry campaign's use of the draft to scare young voters into voting is pathetic and disgusting. "While our servicemen are fighting for our country and the freedom of millions, military service should not be used as an instrument of fear. Military service is one of the most honorable deeds and any suggestion otherwise is grossly insulting. "In this campaign, there is only one person that...
  • NICKOLODEONS "Kids Pick the President".
  • Gay Channel Coming Out with Cher, Cumming Projects

    07/26/2004 12:53:17 PM PDT · by weegee · 37 replies · 1,547+ views
    Hollywood Reporter via Reuters ^ | Sun Jul 25, 2004 06:02 PM ET | By Andrew Wallenstein
    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Cher, Scottish actor Alan Cumming and comedian Kathy Griffin are among the stars who have come aboard the new gay-themed digital cable channel, Logo, which is scheduled to launch in as many as 15 million homes in February. Cher and her daughter, Chastity Bono, will executive produce "Family Outing," a chronicle of "coming-out" stories based on Chastity's book of the same name. Chastity will also host. "We're thrilled that Cher's first foray into television production is with Logo," said Matt Farber, who is expected to be named general manager of the Viacom-owned channel. Among the...
  • A Home for a Gay Channel (MTV caught off guard by hostile reactions to gay channel)

    06/07/2004 7:41:49 PM PDT · by Cracker72 · 73 replies · 700+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 30, 2004 | BILL CARTER
    A Home for a Gay Channel By BILL CARTER Published: May 30, 2004 EXECUTIVES of MTV Networks seemed to be caught a bit off guard by the hostile reaction to their announcement last week that they intend to create the first cable entertainment channel devoted to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender viewers, called Logo. Religious groups, including the Traditional Values Coalition, denounced the idea as amounting to "moral anarchy" and promised to organize a boycott of companies that advertise on the channel. But the executives behind the project remain convinced that MTV Networks will be able to overcome any impediments....
  • Growing GOP Dissent on Iraq

    04/08/2004 1:41:59 AM PDT · by DayTripper · 32 replies · 446+ views ^ | April 7, 2004 | David Paul Kuhn
    President Bush is facing increasing dissent among leading conservative politicians and pundits in the face of mounting U.S. casualties in Iraq. The war has become the long slog that some Republicans feared. Since Sunday, 32 Americans have been killed in fighting across Iraq. American body bags are on the front page of major U.S. newspapers. The Washington Post and The New York Times brandished images of charred U.S. civilian remains last week. The networks are leading their nightly news broadcasts with stories of dead Americans. "If we have two or three more weeks of this you are going to start...
  • Message to Bush: Just say no to MTV

    04/05/2004 11:34:11 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 23 replies · 246+ views ^ | Saturday, April 03, 2004 | Kyle Williams
    Red, white and blue colors cover the screen on MTV's website as the words appear, "The last election was decided by 500,000 votes nationwide. In some states it was decided by 50,000 or 5,000 or 500. In the last election, 18 million young people voted. What if that were 20 million? Who's swing voting now?" The same network that has given us "The Osbournes," "Punk'd," and "Total Request Live" also contributes to the seriousness of politics by delivering "Choose or Lose," the current MTV campaign to mobilize 20 million young voters in November. "Choose or Lose," launched in 1992, brought...
  • MTV is Giving Kerry a 30 minutes "Choose or Lose: John Kerry " Special

    03/29/2004 6:13:36 PM PST · by SMGFan · 95 replies · 1,669+ views
    Choose or Lose: 20 Million Questions for John Kerry Special MTV - Music Television Airing Time: Tue 3/30, 10:30PM (30 minutes) Categories: News, Special, News/Public Affairs, Special/Other Future airings of Choose or Lose: John Kerry Special: • Wed 3/31 11:00 AM MTV - Music Television Wed 3/31 8:30 PM  MTV - Music Television (Satellite) Fri 4/2 12:30 AM  MTV - Music Television (Satellite) And airing other times. Kerry gets 30 minutes to tell his lies to the youth of America. I wonder if they will also give President Bush his own "Choose or Lose" Special?
  • National Coalition Launches

    02/13/2004 11:25:31 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 53 replies · 378+ views
    National Coalition Launches 2/13/04 1:42:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk, Religion Reporter Contact: Maryam Kubasek of the National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families, 513-521-6227, ext. 111; web: CINCINNATI, Feb. 13 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families has launched a new educational initiative regarding MTV and its negative impact on teens. The organization has launched a web site, , which gives parents some startling facts about the music channel and encourages them to make some tough choices regarding viewing it. MTV's latest production, the halftime show at...
  • Damage Control, MTV Style (MTV takes "incriminating" stories off their web site)

    02/02/2004 12:50:44 PM PST · by mhking · 91 replies · 686+ views
    Ramblings' Journal | 2.2.04 | Michael King
    MTV tries it's hand at damage control, but fails miserablyMTV has rather deftly changed it's text on it's Super Bowl page from the text originally up there (and touted by news programs and websites everywhere:Janet Jackson Got Nasty at the MTV-Produced Super Bowl Halftime Show Jaws across the country hit the carpet at exactly the same time. You know what we're talking about...Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake and a kinky finale that rocked the Super Bowl to its core. P. Diddy, Kid Rock, & Nelly rounded out the halftime show in the midst of the greatest game on earth. MTV was...
  • I Defy Any Chick on Free Republic to Call Janet's Exposed Breast an Accident

    02/02/2004 10:56:53 AM PST · by Cinnamon Girl · 6 replies · 509+ views
    Super Bowl Halftime
    While I didn't see the Super Bowl but only heard it on the radio, the fact that I can see on the internet pictures of Janet Jackson with her breast exposed tells me that this was no accident. As I woman I can say with confidence that if any part of me that were exposed by accident that would be considered nakedness to me, I would immediately cover it up and hurry out of people's view until I could be properly covered. If a woman has her skirt tucked up into her pantyhose so that her rear-end is in view,...
  • Conflicting messages from MTV

    02/01/2004 9:19:26 PM PST · by Hildy · 47 replies · 440+ views
    First I read this on Drudge:MTV Statement on Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Incident Sunday February 1, 11:03 pm ET HOUSTON, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The tearing of Janet Jackson's costume was unrehearsed, unplanned, completely unintentional and was inconsistent with assurances we had about the content of the performance. MTV regrets this incident occurred and we apologize to anyone who was offended by it. Then I went on MTV's website and I found this: Who's Kidding whom here? Janet Jackson Got Nasty at the MTV-Produced Super Bowl Halftime Show Jaws across the country hit the carpet at exactly the same time....
  • Statement regarding the Super Bowl halftime show

    02/01/2004 7:20:07 PM PST · by Lawgvr1955 · 467 replies · 1,707+ views ^ | February 1, 2004 | NFL
    Statement by NFL Executive Vice President Joe Browne regarding the Super Bowl halftime show: "We were extremely disappointed by elements of the MTV-produced Halftime show. They were totally inconsistent with assurances our office was given about the show. It's unlikely that MTV will produce another Super Bowl halftime."
  • MTV Touted Jackson 'Shocker' Before Topless Super Bowl Dance

    02/01/2004 8:39:34 PM PST · by kattracks · 181 replies · 1,054+ views ^ | 2/01/04 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    CBS is claiming it had no idea that a Super Bowl half-time dance routine between Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake would feature the pop diva going partially topless. But four days before Ms. Jackson assaulted tens of millions TV viewers during the family hour with her R-rated moment, a press release by the company producing the show boasted that her dance would be "shocking." "I don't think the Super Bowl has ever seen a performance like this," Jackson choreographer Gil Duldulao said, in a press release posted to MTV's web site on Jan. 28. "The dancing is great. She's more...
  • CBS's Becker Sit-Com Blasts "Stupid" People Who Favor Tax Cuts

    12/10/2003 9:51:22 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 58 replies · 846+ views
    MediaResearch ^ | Wednesday, December 10, 2003 10:42:36 | BrentBaker
    Another episode of the CBS sit-com Becker, which stars the liberal Ted Danson playing a doctor in a one-man practice in New York City, airs tonight on CBS. In last week's episode, upset by the closing of a "residential life" home for the mentally- challenged, "Becker" went to see the city's Deputy Director of Social Services, who launched into a lengthy rant about the evils of how tax cuts have reduced the amount of money available to government and will lead to "crappy schools which will turn out yet another generation of voters who are too stupid and greedy to...

    12/01/2003 11:43:35 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 27 replies · 487+ views
    SHOWTIME.COM ^ | Dec. 01, 2003 | SHOWTIME
    POLLDid you watch The Reagans on Showtime? Did the movie change your opinion about the Reagan Presidency? How do you think the movie will influence other people's opinions of the Reagan years? How would you characterize the point of view of the movie? How warranted was the controversy over the movie "The Reagans?" How much do you agree with CBS's decision not to run the movie? Did you vote for Ronald Reagan in either 1980 or 1984? To delve into the polarizing issues surrounding the hotly debated movie, SHOWTIME will present a special round-table forum, CONTROVERSY: "THE REAGANS." The forum...

    11/25/2003 12:45:51 AM PST · by kattracks · 7 replies · 214+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/25/03 | ADAM BUCKMAN
    <p>November 25, 2003 -- THE president of Show time had some strong words yesterday for the chairman of CBS about the ill-fated miniseries about Ronald and Nancy Reagan that was cancelled by CBS, then dumped on Showtime by their parent company, Viacom. "If [CBS Chairman Leslie Moonves] didn't know what movie he was getting, that's not the fault of the producers, the director or anyone associated with the film," said Robert Greenblatt, president of entertainment for Showtime Networks, in a telephone news conference yesterday with TV critics.</p>
  • What's Next? [Barbra Streisand feels a Chille Wynde (tm Tim Robbins-Sarandon)]

    11/10/2003 5:06:59 PM PST · by pogo101 · 9 replies · 254+ views
    The Horse's Mouth (B.S. Website) ^ | November 10, 2003 | Barbra Streisand
    Two Sundays ago, CBS broadcast their grand 75th anniversary celebration. Audiences were reminded of the rich history of a network that has, until now, put artistic integrity and principled news above politics. From I Love Lucy to Murphy Brown in the entertainment arena and from Walter Cronkite to the impressive team behind 60 Minutes in news, we have come to depend on CBS for their high quality programming. As a wonderful recent letter to the New York Times reminded me, it was Edward R. Murrow of CBS who stood up to Senator Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s, "a genuinely risky...
  • The Culture Wars Reach the Culture

    11/09/2003 9:09:29 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 8 replies · 623+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 11/10/03 | ROBERT L. BARTLEY
    <p>We hit a milestone with CBS's canceling of "The Reagans."</p> <p>CBS blinked.</p> <p>We hit a milestone in the culture wars last week with the internment of the threatened Ronald Reagan hit job. For once, perhaps for the first time, one of our pre-eminent cultural institutions conceded that the great unwashed had it right. Instead of wrapping itself in the First Amendment right to be irresponsible, the network looked for the least graceless way out.</p>
  • Salon has the WHOLE "The Reagans" Script Up At Their Site

    11/08/2003 6:46:42 AM PST · by sonsofliberty2000 · 196 replies · 369+ views
    Here is the link: The ReagansYou will need Adobe and a good connection but may be worth it. Report here any "gems" you find.
  • CBS Revises the Reagans

    10/25/2003 7:38:43 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 59 replies · 550+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | October 23, 2003 | L. Brent Bozell, III
    If Ronald Reagan were still in his prime, presidential 1980s form, he’d be saying to Hollywood: "There you go again." There are two kinds of films about presidents. There are documentaries which usually try to dwell in factual examination; and fictional movies which have a habit of wildly making things up to satisfy the demands of making either effective entertainment, or effective propaganda. Now CBS is preparing a dramatic and quite fictional miniseries for November titled "The Reagans." CBS promised reporters it would be "meticulously researched." Researched fiction, that is. The last Reagan-fictionalizing offender was Showtime, whose 2001 film on...
  • CBS whining - Bush declared "War" on Big Media (My Title)

    10/15/2003 10:36:13 PM PDT · by ShuShu · 41 replies · 293+ views ^ | 10/15/03 | ShuShu
    Yep, they're now whining because President Bush is going around them since they can't manage to tell the truth about the situation in Iraq. Poor Babies!!!! "Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003 10:23 a.m. EDT Big Media: Bush Has Declared War on Us Now that President Bush has finally called the big media's bluff on its bad-news-only Iraq war coverage, mainstream reporters are squealing like stuck pigs. CBS's John Roberts sounded particularly overwrought the other night, complaining that Bush's decision to circumvent the networks and tell the Iraq story to local TV affiliates amounted to a declaration of "war." "It was the...
  • Iraq: The World's Problem (NUCLEAR HURL ALERT)

    10/12/2003 5:20:11 PM PDT · by max_rpf · 23 replies · 315+ views
    CBS (60 Mins) ^ | Oct. 12, 2003 | Andy Rooney
    You might not think so from listening to me, but I like to be liked. Not only that, I like my country to be liked around the world and it isn't. I wish President Bush would try to make this country less hated. He could do it if he set his mind to it. To begin with, we should change our attitude toward the United Nations. There has to be some power in the world superior to our own - for our own sake. Iraq isn't our problem. It's the world's problem. When the president spoke at the United Nations,...
  • Bill Plante (CBS WH Corr.): "The media is mostly left-leaning"

    10/12/2003 8:26:08 AM PDT · by nwrep · 27 replies · 343+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | October 12,2003 | nwrep
    In a discussion related to comparing White House communications offices in Dem and GOP administrations, CBS News Chief White House correspondent Bill Plante said last week: "The media is mostly left-leaning. It is difficult to turn out graduates in majors relating to the media who are at the right of the political spectrum. So the media gets to be leaning to the liberal side. ...The Democratic party sees the media as their ally." Obviously he has not read the various temper tantrums thrown by the likes of Eric Alterman who insist the media is not liberal.
  • Both President Bushes and a Secret Society

    10/08/2003 9:39:35 PM PDT · by EsclavoDeCristo · 85 replies · 785+ views ^ | Oct. 5, 2003
    Skull And Bones Oct. 5, 2003 There are secrets that George W. Bush guards at least as carefully as any entrusted to a president. He's forbidden to share these secrets even with the vice president -- secrets he has held ever since his days as an undergraduate at Yale. In his senior year, Mr. Bush - like his father and his grandfather - belonged to Skull and Bones, an elite secret society that includes some of the most powerful men of the 20th century. All Bonesmen, as they're called, are forbidden to reveal what goes on in their inner sanctum,...
  • Rather's Anti-Recall Plea: Voters Needed to Stop 'Republican Schwarzenegger'

    10/07/2003 6:18:45 AM PDT · by · 21 replies · 217+ views ^ | 2003-10-07
    Rather's Anti-Recall Plea2003-10-07 03:00:10 ET Voters Needed to stop 'Republican Schwarzenegger'-- The California recall is the biggest story of the moment and that was certainly true at last night's Evening News. After devoting the first two stories of his broadcast about the election, the anchorman decided to add one more thing. Harking back to the days when he routinely used "Republican" as the first name of former independent counsel Kenneth Starr, Rather sounded an ominous note about California's political future, and what needed to be done: "You may want to note that among political professionals, there is a wide-spread...
  • Email Reveals CBS's Secret Connections with Liberal Thinktank

    07/30/2003 3:24:53 PM PDT · by · 21 replies · 300+ views
    What's New We post our latest site additions on this page. It's regularly updated as Dan Rather gives his updates. For older update information, see our Previous News section. In Hunt for Suitable Subjects, CBS Rejects BlacksEmail Reveals Collusion with Liberal Thinktank2003-07-30 04:19:34 ET An electronic message from a spokeswoman at a liberal thinktank obtained by has provided new evidence of backdoor contacts between CBS News and left-leaning organizations. The document also indicates Joan Golder is the perfect type of person CBS producers were seeking. She was featured on a July 28 segment entitled "Seniors Sour Over Prime...
  • CBS Knew of Activist's Background

    07/28/2003 12:05:24 PM PDT · by · 40 replies · 457+ views
    What's New We post our latest site additions on this page. It's regularly updated as Dan Rather gives his updates. For older update information, see our Previous News section. CBS Knew of Featured Activist's Background2003-07-28 14:39:20 ET A producer with CBS News has admitted that her organization knew of the activist background of a woman who has been featured repeatedly on CBS programs as an average citizen, although she refused to admit that not identifying political advocates is wrong. In an interview with, Mary Hager, a producer with the CBS Evening News who works primarily with Capitol Hill...
  • Networks Portray Leftist Activists as 'Victims'

    07/14/2003 9:48:37 AM PDT · by bedolido · 13 replies · 296+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 07/14/03 | Marc Morano
    An elderly political activist, repeatedly portrayed by CBS News as a typical victim of the high cost of prescription drugs, now admits the network "probably" should have disclosed her lobbying interests. Viola Quirion, who favors the Medicare changes that would provide elderly Americans such as herself with a taxpayer-subsidized prescription drug plan, might not be considered a typical senior citizen to many people - given her extensive political lobbying background, which includes advocating on behalf of Alliance for Retired Persons. But that's the way she was portrayed by CBS News on at least three occasions since 1999, most recently in...
  • Former FL Stripper Sues Pamela Anderson Over 'Stripperella' (Was only a matter of time)

    07/09/2003 10:40:43 AM PDT · by mhking · 11 replies · 1,767+ views
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A former stripper is demanding an end to the new cable television show "Stripperella," an animated series featuring Pamela Anderson as the voice of a stripper who moonlights as a superhero. Janet Clover, 37, filed suit Monday against Anderson and comic book legend Stan Lee, who created "Stripperella" as well as "Spider-Man" and "The Hulk." Also named as defendants are Viacom TV Networks doing business as TNN. Clover claims she is Stripperella's "true creator," according to the lawsuit filed in Daytona Beach circuit court. Clover, an unemployed Palm Coast resident who identifies herself in the lawsuit...
  • Spike Lee, TNN Settle; Network Can Call Itself 'Spike TV'

    07/07/2003 5:19:23 PM PDT · by John W · 44 replies · 307+ views
    AP via TBO ^ | July 7, 2003 | Samuel Maull
    NEW YORK (AP) - Filmmaker Spike Lee and Viacom have settled a lawsuit Lee filed to keep the media giant from calling its TNN cable television network "Spike TV." Lee had obtained a temporary injunction in June, preventing the name change, but on Monday state Supreme Court Justice Walter Tolub lifted the order. The ruling means Viacom, which also owns CBS and MTV, can proceed immediately with plans to rebrand TNN as Spike TV, the "first television network for men." Viacom said it was renaming TNN "Spike TV" to attract more men to an audience already two-thirds male. Details on...