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  • (Willamette University) D-III kicker becomes first active player to publicly come out

    01/28/2014 2:30:58 PM PST · by Zakeet · 48 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | January 28, 2014 | Mike Singer
    Conner Mertens, a redshirt freshman kicker at D-III Willamette University in Oregon, did something on Monday night that no college football player on any level had ever done before. He came out, while still an active player. First to his coach, then to his team, and now Conner Mertens is coming out publicly. “I'm bisexual,” Mertens told head coach Glen Fowles via Outsports.com, who informed his young kicker prior to his message that all the coach cared about was his kicker's accuracy. His off the field actions wouldn't affect his playing time, Fowles told Mertens. In fact, when Mertens asked...
  • Stay, Mr. Hannity, Stay [spoof from Jon Stewart re Hannity relocating]

    01/28/2014 1:08:49 PM PST · by Yaelle · 8 replies
    The daily show ^ | 1/26/14 | Jon Stewart
    As Sean said on his radio show, Stewart et al seriously invested in this comedy bit. A video of libs begging Sean to stay - including an actual Broadway star number. http://m.comedycentral.com/tds_video.rbml?id=sean-of-the-fled---stay-mr--hannity--stay Sean was flattered. Of course it just reassures the Stewart audience that Sean Hannity and all conservatives are evil racist intolerant bigots while the audience remains so very tolerant.
  • Dan Rather on Memogate: ‘No Question The Story Was True’

    12/09/2013 10:33:56 PM PST · by servo1969 · 95 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12-10-2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Former CBS Evening News Anchor Dan Rather, despite being fired as a result of the bogus story, continues to maintain that he got it right in September 2004 when he aired forged documents concerning George W. Bush’s record with the Air National Guard. On CNN’s Piers Morgan Live Monday, Rather said, “No question the story was true” (video follows with transcript and commentary): [video] PIERS MORGAN, HOST: Let's turn quickly to what’s been going on at CBS, your old network. Your former colleague, Lara Logan, on leave of absence over this report from Benghazi. Many people believe there’s a slight...
  • Transgender anchor sues BET for $2.5 million because he couldn’t host segment in drag

    08/08/2013 7:55:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    Life Site ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    LOS ANGELES, August 8, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cross-dressing internet gossip columnist and sometime-television personality Brandon Sessoms, who goes by the stage name B. Scott, has filed a $2.5 million gender discrimination lawsuit against Black Entertainment Television (BET) after the network demanded he wear “masculine” attire at a recent awards show. Sessoms, 32, is an openly homosexual man who calls himself “transgender,” because he believes that his “spirit” is neither male nor female. While he admits that “biologically, I am male — as my sex was determined at birth by my reproductive organs,” he says “my spirit truly lies somewhere in...
  • 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.
  • Wife of Jason Biggs Jokes about Child Rape; Defends Husband’s Misogynistic Tweets

    09/06/2012 9:55:23 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 45 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 9/4/2012 | By Lauren Thompson
    From the A-List (Alec Baldwin) to the B-List (Ellen Barkin) to the C minus-List (Rosanne Barr) Hollywood liberals just ooze class. But if you want to find real high-brow discourse, you sometimes have to reach down to the sub-D-list. That’s where you’ll find Jason Biggs, who trades in filthy, perverted tweets about Ann Romney and Janna Ryan. And his wife, some-time actress Jenny Mollen, who has no problem with her spouse’s self-expression. In fact, Mollen likes to chime in herself, as she did recently, with a tasteful, sophisticated joke about her husband committing statutory rape on 8th grade children. Biggs’s...
  • Nickelodeon Standing By Cyber Bully Jason Biggs

    09/03/2012 5:39:14 PM PDT · by rocksandbroncs · 38 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | 3 Sep 2012, 4:33 PM PDT | Ben Shapiro
    Nickelodeon, the kids’ TV channel, apparently sees no problem with directing children to the Twitter feed of one of its voiceover stars, Jason Biggs – even if Biggs tweets reprehensible things about the anuses of conservative political women like Janna Ryan, wife of VP candidate Paul Ryan. It would be difficult to describe Biggs’ tweets as anything other than the worst sort of cyber bullying. But Nickelodeon doesn’t seem to care.
  • Nickelodeon now promoting Jason Biggs’ Twitter handle in promotions

    09/01/2012 5:02:54 PM PDT · by tookiesrcookies · 15 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 9/01/2012 | Twitchy Team
    Twitchy reported earlier today that the most vile tweets from Jason Biggs’ Twitter feed had quietly disappeared, and now it seems there might be a very obvious reason why — Nickelodeon has begun tweeting Biggs’ Twitter handle in promotions for its Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, for which Biggs provides a voice. That’s right: kids following Nickelodeon’s @TMNTMaster — an account which boasts nearly 2,400 followers — are literally one click away from the feed that introduced us to, well, this, not to mention a quick bit of Christian-bashing as a follow-up...
  • Nickelodeon viewership drop-Why You’re Seeing More Ads on Comedy Central, Nickelodeon(Fire Biggs!)

    09/01/2012 4:49:25 PM PDT · by tookiesrcookies · 13 replies
    InvestorPlace ^ | 8/27/2012 | Alyssa Oursler
    Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) has seen its viewership drop of late, meaning it can charge less money for the same commercial spot. So, the company’s solution has been simple: run more ads. At Nickelodeon, for example, viewership dropped by just under 30%, while Comedy Central has also lost a smaller number of viewers. Overall, the company increased the amount of air time rose by 9% in 2012, on top of a 7% rise the year before, The Wall Street Journal reports
  • Nina Totenberg Cites Highly-Edited Jon Stewart Video to Bash Romney and Defend Obama

    07/28/2012 11:11:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    NewsBusters.Org ^ | July 28, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    You know, it's bad enough that a percentage of Americans admit to getting "the news" from Comedy Central's Daily Show and host Jon Stewart. But when a legal affairs correspondent from National Public Radio starts citing highly-edited videos created by this comedy show to bash presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney while defending President Obama, citizens should be tremendously concerned about their tax dollars funding this media outlet (video follows with transcript and commentary, file photo): Nina Totenberg Cites Highly-Edited Jon Stewart Video to Bash Romney and Defend Obama CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Because it captures the essence of Obama’s view of...
  • Richer Than Romney: Jon Stewart Hides Mansions Under Pet's Names

    06/18/2012 8:56:02 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-18-12 | John Nolte
    Jon Stewart, the left-wing star of the low-rated "Daily Show," might not be richer than Romney today, but the pace he's currently on means that someday he may very well be.Of course that means nothing to Stewart as he continues to carry Obama's water and launch divisive class warfare attacks from the platform of a super PAC known as Comedy Central to attack Mitt Romney's wealth. Though Stewart distances himself from the “one-percenters” and bellows over their extravagance, his bank accounts bear all the marks of the “multi, multi, multi, multi millionaires” he mocks. The 49-year-old Stewart, born Jonathan Stuart...
  • CBS Chief Moonves Attends Obama Fundraiser, Outs Journalism as 'Partisan'

    06/07/2012 2:54:19 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 7 2012 | John Nolte
    Last night in Los Angeles as our economy burned, President Barack Obama continued along his record-setting fundraising pace (events, not cash raised) with a stop among the glittery Top 1% at a LGBT fundraiser that included Ellen Degeneres, Cher, Chaz Bono, and CBS Corp. CEO and chairman Les Moonves. Part of what Moonves does is oversee the CBS News division, which makes the fact that he attended a political fundraiser fascinating, but not as fascinating as what he told The Los Angeles Times: "CBS chief Les Moonves and his wife, Julie Chen, waited patiently for their wristbands. Obama, Moonves said,...
  • Delta Pulls Ads From ‘Daily Show’ Over 'Vagina Manger'

    05/08/2012 10:18:24 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 5-7-12 | Fox News
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue declared an early victory in his campaign against the Daily Show for a joke about a "vagina manger," after Delta Airlines pulled its advertising from the program. Donohue also pledged in a press release to continue his campaign. His next target: Kellogg's, whose executives can expect to receive photographs of the obscene stunt. Delta spokeswoman Leslie Parker confirmed to BuzzFeed that the airline pulled its advertising last week. Parker said that "We are constantly evaluating our advertising strategy and at this time no longer advertise during The Daily Show," and denied that the decision had...
  • Jon Stewart is a filthy-mouthed pervert, and his audience is just as vile (Santorum)

    01/05/2012 7:15:30 AM PST · by Mamzelle · 29 replies
    This guy keeps scratching bottom (literally) lower and lower. Once again, monitoring this lowest and most disgusting of progressive "comics" leads to some shock, as you have to employ Urban Dictionary and rigged google searches to even know what the heck he's talking about. But of course, his audience is fresh from some stomache-turning romps of their own, and actually "get" his "jokes." I keep an eye on this guy, and advise that we all do. He can motivate the stoner Trustafarians, the hookers, the drug-addled to vote. I don't watch him, I just do regular searches on him. You...
  • Jon Stewart’s Ratings Are Now Higher Than All Of Fox News

    06/05/2011 10:45:14 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 99 replies
    PoloticsUSA ^ | 6-4-11 | Jason Easley
    According to the May Nielson ratings, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart beat the entire Fox News network in terms of total viewers. Stewart averaged 2.3 million viewers, while the Fox News prime time and day time line up averaged 1.85 million viewers. According to Comedy Central, The Daily Show is dominant in its time slot, For the month of May 2011, “The Daily Show” averaged 2.3 million total viewers and a 1.2 P18-49 rating. Versus May 2010, “The Daily Show” grew an astounding +19% in total viewers, with incredible double-digit ratings growth across all key demos including P18-49 (up...
  • Katie Couric: I Am Leaving CBS Evening News

    04/26/2011 12:23:26 PM PDT · by Justaham · 88 replies
    People Magazine ^ | 4-16-11 | Alicia Dennis
    After weeks of widespread speculation about her future, Katie Couric is finally ready to go on the record. "I have decided to step down from the CBS Evening News," Couric tells PEOPLE exclusively. "I'm really proud of the talented team on the CBS Evening News and the award-winning work we've been able to do in the past five years in addition to the reporting I've done for 60 Minutes and CBS Sunday Morning. In making the decision to move on, I know the Evening News will be in great hands, but I am excited about the future." What's next for...
  • White House Now Asking For Jon Stewart's Help To Get 9/11 First Responders Bill Passed

    12/21/2010 11:33:34 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider, The Wire ^ | Dec. 21, 2010, 1:17 PM | Glynnis MacNicol
    This is an interesting turn of events for a president once heralded as the most media savvy commander-in-chief in history. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said today at the press hearing that the White House welcomes Stewart's help in convincing Republicans to pass the First Responders bill. "If there's the ability for that to sort of break through in our political environment, there's a good chance that he can help do that,” Gibbs said in his briefing. “I think he has put the awareness around this legislation. He's put that awareness into what you guys cover each day, and I think...
  • Piers Morgan: Jon Stewart’s Rally Speech Was A “Jump The Shark Moment”

    12/09/2010 10:17:12 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 3 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 12/9/2010 | Colby Hall
    Well the onslaught of Piers Morgan publicity is ratcheting up, evidenced by the steady flow on online clips (which are exceptionally well produced we might add.) The latest features Morgan sharing with his staff plans to avoid predictably partisan takes in his future show and coverage. He also notably both lauds and takes a shot at Jon Stewart for ‘jumping the shark’ at the end of his rally. From CNN: “I don’t want to be too nicey-nicey,” said Piers. But: “I’m not going to be partisan. Although I have lots of opinions which I will share with you in the...
  • Jon Stewart on Palin children: 'Who gives a sh–t?'

    11/18/2010 1:08:11 PM PST · by markomalley · 47 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/18/2010 | Charlie Spiering
    Last night on the 'Daily Show,' Jon Stewart mocked media reports of the man that shot his TV because of Bristol Palin's performance on 'Dancing with the Stars' and the conspiracy theories behind Bristol Palin's longevity on the reality show. “It’s Bristol Palin! She’s not running for anything. said Stewart, "She’s not doing anything wrong. If you don’t like how far she’s going, don’t watch the show." Also rounding out the Palin coverage yesterday was a report on Willow Palin's controversial comments on her Facebook page. “Stop making me feel sympathy for the Palins!” Stewart exclaimed, “It’s a 16-year-old kid’s...
  • Caption those Restore Sanity Demonstrators

    11/01/2010 12:25:11 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 37 replies · 1+ views
    "Restore sanity and/or fear." That's the tongue-in-cheek slogan for a rally held on Saturday at the US Capitol, organized by liberal television comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Known for their satirical shows on the Comedy Central Channel, they attracted thousands of their moderate fans for a few hours of comedy and music--three days before mid-term elections Singer Yusuf Islam (C) preforms alongside Ozzy Osbourne (L) and comedians Stephen Colbert (2nd L) and Jon Stewart (R) during the "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on the Washington Mall, October 30, 2010. Former NBA basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (L) joins singers...
  • John Stewart's 'Sanity' Rally to include Code Pink, Anarchists

    10/22/2010 7:43:37 AM PDT · by Gennie · 68 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 22, 2010 | Jason McNew
    October 22, 2010 John Stewart's 'Sanity' Rally to include Code Pink, Anarchists Jason McNew It is looking like John Stewart's "Restore Sanity" rally will define sanity rather peculiarly. Code Pink, Anarchists, and pro-abortion groups plan to attend at the Lincoln Memorial on October 30th.
  • MTV Denies That Obama Telecast Is Political (No equal time for GOP...)

    10/13/2010 8:09:19 AM PDT · by massmike · 76 replies · 1+ views
    humanevents.com ^ | 10/13/2010 | Emily Miller
    Viacom networks MTV, BET and CMT are giving an hour of free air time to President Obama less than three weeks before the midterm elections. The so-called “A Conversation with President Obama” will be live and commercial-free on six Viacom networks at 4 p.m. on Thursday. The networks will not give equal time to a Republican before the election, according to a spokeswoman. MTV denies that the Obama hour of TV is political, despite the timing, weeks before the midterm elections.
  • Jon Stewart Mocks MSNBC’s New “Lean Forward” Campaign

    10/12/2010 2:31:43 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Comedy Channel ^ | 10/12/10 | Jon Stewart
    Jon Stewart is a smart and funny guy. As any regular visitor to Mediaite knows, we are big fans of his incisive and entertaining commentary on the often absurd intersection of media and politics. But that doesn’t mean we always agree with his point-of-view; take for example his take down of MSNBC’s new campaign to re-brand themselves with the phrase “Lean Forward.” In the following segment, Mr. Stewart makes a lot funny jokes, but perhaps its a little early to dismiss an entire ad campaign.
  • Jon Stewart reveals location for 'Sanity' rally (Insanity Alert)

    10/10/2010 3:16:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    RollingStone.com ^ | Oct. 8, 2010 | Daniel Kreps
    (RollingStone.com) -- Jon Stewart has revealed the location of his Rally to Restore Sanity (and Stephen Colbert's March to Keep Fear Alive): The east end of Washington D.C.'s National Mall, between 3rd and 7th Streets.
  • Colbert makes a complete mockery of Congress (Pelosi’s Reply: “Of Course It’s Appropriate”)

    09/24/2010 2:01:03 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 66 replies · 2+ views
    The Blaze ^ | SEPTEMBER 24, 2010 | Meredith Jessup
    When I saw the news that Stephen Colbert was going to testify before Congress to talk about the one day he spent working on a farm, I was ashamed. After his testimony today, I’m not only ashamed, I am angry. But my anger isn‘t so much directed at Colbert as the politicians who thought it’d be a good idea to put on a committee comedy spectacle in the halls of Congress. While some criticized Colbert’s appearance earlier this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she thought it would be a great idea for the Comedy Central star to give his...
  • Stephen Colbert to testify before House immigration subcommittee Friday

    09/22/2010 12:28:20 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 107 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 22, 2010 | Jonathan Strong
    Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert is slated to testify at a congressional hearing Friday on immigration titled “Protecting America’s Harvest,” two sources have told The Daily Caller. One Republican source said Colbert will be testifying “in character,” the Bill O’Reilly-like muse Colbert uses for his show. A Judiciary Committee spokeswoman, confirming Colbert would testify, said the hearing matter was a “serious issue . . . this is not a TV stunt.” Some Republicans have already expressed unhappiness with Colbert witnessing at the hearing, thinking it would make light of a serious issue. The hearing is before the House Judiciary Committee’s...
  • The Daily Show - a Lobby Group for the Ground Zero Mosque

    08/11/2010 8:26:25 AM PDT · by 240B · 24 replies
    FR Vanity ^ | today | 240B
    For the last week or so, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart has presented relentless coverage of the Ground Zero Mosque issue. All of the coverage was in favor of the Mosque. Comedy Central are even pleadingly presenting the Muslim generated straw-man arguments. CC insists that it is not a mosque, it is a 'cultural center' (yeah right) and Muslims are good honest people and only Al Quiada is bad. We know that the Left uses, so called, 'comedy', to say what they really believe and to attack people personally in the most vulgar way possible. The Daily Show is...
  • Jon Stewart’s Walter Cronkite moment [Stewart questions big government now]

    06/29/2010 10:33:55 AM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    Lyndon Johnson is famous for saying that if he had lost the favorable opinion of liberal former CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite that he had lost that of most of America. President Barack Obama may be at a similar juncture now. With his poll numbers continuing a downward trend in light of the Gulf oil leak, his unpopular health care bill, and deficit spending, liberal comedian Jon Stewart asked a question Monday that is now beginning to emerge even in the minds of stalwart Democrats: Is government capable of doing anything large and expansive ? As chronicled by Noel Sheppard...
  • Colbert’s Method of Criticizing Helen Thomas is to Slam Rush and Beck (video)

    06/10/2010 1:33:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies · 760+ views
    Comedy Central ^ | June 10, 2010
    "You don't just blurt out racially charged comments on camera... you do it on your radio show!"
  • Jon Stewart's Feud With Fox News Heating Up

    04/27/2010 8:05:26 AM PDT · by LottieDah · 105 replies · 4,065+ views
    Jon Stewart, the host of Comedy Central's Daily Show, has been not-so-quietly waging war with Fox News for years -- and recently he's been turning up the heat. His most recent battle with the News Corp. (NWS)-owned network hinged on an airing of Fox & Friends, which two weeks ago asked (more than once) whether the crescent-moon shaped logo that the White House used during a nuclear security summit was some sort of Islamic image. As the New York Times recently reported, Stewart had his staff call the White House to ask just that, and lo and behold, discovered that...
  • Next on Cowardly Central

    04/23/2010 9:43:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 504+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2010 | David Harsanyi
    Needless to say, Voltaire is not in charge of Viacom. So if you're interested in working as a part-time censor for Comedy Central, all you need is a violent temperament, a demented ideology and a poorly constructed website. The popular animated show "South Park" -- gloriously vulgar, sharply satirical and, one suspects, offensive to vast swaths of the viewing public -- is, if nothing else, impressive in its evenhandedness. Yet in this week's episode, a depiction of the Prophet Muhammad in a bear costume (don't ask) was blocked with the word "censored" so the channel could avoid hurting the feelings...
  • Michelle Obama to be honored by Nickelodeon on annual Kids' Choice Awards show -gag-

    03/25/2010 1:17:44 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 15 replies · 480+ views
    LA Times ^ | 03/25/10 | Staff
    NEW YORK (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is getting attention from the Nickelodeon kids' television network — and it has nothing to do with green slime. Nickelodeon said Thursday it will honor Obama at the Kids' Choice Awards with its "Big Help" award for her "Let's Move" campaign to help cut down on childhood obesity. She has taped a message for Saturday's show. "For once we will see all the forces aligning — not just to place blame, but in paving the way forward," said Marva Smalls, chief of staff for the MTV Networks and Nickelodeon Kids and Family...
  • Dan Rather: 'Articulate' Obama Couldn't Even 'Sell Watermelons'

    03/08/2010 11:47:21 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 174 replies · 1,167+ views
    Dan Rather: 'Articulate' Obama Couldn't Even 'Sell Watermelons' By Geoffrey Dickens Created 03/08/2010 - 14:41 HDNet's Dan Rather stepped on one mine after another in the racial minefield that exists when talking about the nation's first black President as the former CBS anchor, on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show on March 8th, uttered the following take on the President's ability to get health care passed and how the GOP and independents would view it. DAN RATHER: Part of the undertow in the coming election is going to be President Obama's leadership. And the Republicans will make a case and a...
  • Even lefty John Stewart cannot resist the pull of Palin

    03/04/2010 9:02:50 PM PST · by ghostas · 15 replies · 1,686+ views
    The Daily Show ^ | 3/3/2010 | John Stewart
    John Stewart weighs in on Palin's killer charming Tonight Show appearance by admitting finally "that was actually quite good!" But even Stewart sees the writing on the wall of 2012 when he says "Sarah Palin would you like to show Mitt Romney how it's done?" She's a winner. PALIN 2012. Period. Let us settle this now so we don't have to waste time restoring America back!!!
  • CBS Eyeing Anderson Cooper for Katie Couric's Job

    03/01/2010 11:22:34 AM PST · by jessduntno · 71 replies · 1,737+ views
    popeater ^ | Today
    In mid-2011, Katie Couric's five-year contract at CBS News will expire, and network executives appear to be exploring a "Plan B" if she departs after her oft-rocky tenure in the anchor's chair. According to the New York Times, that backup plan could very well be CNN host Anderson Cooper, who reportedly met with CBS execs months ago about anchor opportunities at the network. The Times got the information from a pair of "TV veterans informed of the meeting." However, a spokesperson for CNN denies a meeting ever occurred and claim in a statement to EW that Cooper "is not engaged...
  • Have Gays Found Their Place in the GOP?

    02/24/2010 1:44:54 PM PST · by Steelfish · 49 replies · 962+ views
    CBS News ^ | February 24, 2010
    Feb. 24, 2010 Have Gays Found Their Place in the GOP? Dramatic Moment at Conservative Confab Could Be a Sign of Change Within Republican Party When It Comes to Gay Rights A memorable moment at last week's Conservative Political Action Conference could mark a turning point in the long-fraught relationship between gays and the Republican Party. CPAC is perhaps the nation's premiere conservative gathering, a convivial opportunity for impassioned right-wing activists to network, plan for upcoming elections and listen to the biggest names in the conservative movement. It's the sort of atmosphere in which the casual observer might expect someone...
  • Dan Rather wants Obama to help save the news

    02/03/2010 10:04:30 AM PST · by pissant · 43 replies · 886+ views
    Aspen Daily ^ | 2/3/10 | Andy Travers
    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather called on President Barack Obama to form a White House commission to help save the press Tuesday night in an impassioned speech at the Aspen Institute. “I personally encourage the president to establish a White House commission on public media,” the legendary newsman said. Such a commission on media reform, Rather said, ought to make recommendations on saving journalism jobs and creating new business models to keep news organizations alive. At stake, he argued, is the very survival of American democracy.
  • Jon Stewart to Appear on Bill O'Reilly's Show

    02/02/2010 7:31:13 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 10 replies · 715+ views
    Newser ^ | 2-2-10
    (Newser) – Jon Stewart will brave the wilds of Fox News tomorrow to appear on Bill O’Reilly’s program for the second time. But why? “Stewart wants to be on the highest-rated show in cable news,” a source joked to the New York Daily News. Whatever the impetus, the two cable giants are expected to discuss the Obama administration and the media, or whatever. The interview will air tomorrow night and Thursday on the O'Reilly Factor.
  • VIDEO: Jon Stewart Anguishes Over Coakley-Brown Race

    01/19/2010 2:10:26 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 42 replies · 2,288+ views
    bighollywood.breitbart.com ^ | Jan 19th 2010 | bighollywood.breitbart.com
    If nothing else, in the subtext of his litany of complaints directed at incompetent Democrats, Jon Stewart does an excellent job pointing out the poetic justice of a Brown win. Nothing could be sweeter than seeing ObamaCare die with an out-of-nowhere Divine Intervention win of Ted Kennedy’s seat
  • 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
  • Why We Needed Van Jones On The Inside

    09/09/2009 10:16:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies · 743+ views
    CBS ^ | 9/9/09 | Melissa Harris-Lacewell
    Melissa Harris-Lacewell: His Resignation As "Green Jobs Czar" Is A Setback For Environmental Justice In March, I wrote here on The Notion in celebration of the appointment of Van Jones. I am both politically committed to and academically interested in issues of environmental justice. Jones' appointment was a clear victory for the EJ movement. The modern environmental justice movement emerged more than three decades ago. Its fight has been centered on two important issues: the disproportionate impact of local decisions that site polluting industries and undesirable land uses in poor and minority communities, and the damaging health effects of urban...
  • 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
    newsbusters.org ^ | 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, BernardGoldberg.com, 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...
  • Why Neoconservative Pundits Love Jon Stewart

    08/10/2009 2:14:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 1,256+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | 8/9/09 | Jacob Gershman
    Back in April, when the debate over torture was roaring, Jon Stewart invited Cliff May, a national-security hawk and former spokesman for the Republican Party, to come on The Daily Show and defend waterboarding. May was hesitant. He thought Stewart would paint him as a crazy extremist. The audience would jeer. It would be a disaster. "I was apprehensive about going on, even though I've been on TV for a dozen years," says May. "A lot of my friends told me: 'Don't do it. You're meat going into the sausage factory.'" But May had a change of heart after soliciting...
  • 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
    wnd.com ^ | 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...
  • Jeff Goldblum Confims His Own Death

    07/02/2009 8:31:49 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 17 replies · 1,265+ views
    Geek Tyrant ^ | July 1, 2009
    When Jeff Goldblum passed away, a little bit of all of us died. I will be missed. He couldn’t have said it better. Words can’t describe the great loss we felt when we heard actor Jeff Goldblum had passed away. Luckily he visited the set of The Colbert Report to help us put his death into perspective. In this hilarious video, Colbert takes some time during his show to remember Goldblum, after it was reported that he died in New Zealand while filming a movie. Even when Goldblum himself comes to prove that he is indeed alive and well, Colbert...
  • Comedian on 'Today' Show Trashes Sarah Palin: She's 'Very Much Like Herpes'

    06/09/2009 12:02:16 PM PDT · by Justaham · 75 replies · 3,140+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 6-9-09 | Scott Whitlock
    VH1 comedian Chuck Nice appeared on Tuesday's "Today" show and compared Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to the sexually transmitted disease herpes. He mocked, "But, Sarah Palin to the GOP, this is what I've got to say, she is very much like herpes, she's not going away." The "Best Week Ever" host amazingly preceded his comments by instructing the show's hosts and his fellow guests, who were there to discuss news events in the 10am hour of the show, "...Please don't take it the way it sounds." Amazingly, no one on the program really challenged Nice on his ugly remark. NBC...
  • Out of Bounds? Letterman Takes Swipe at Bristol Palin

    06/09/2009 9:18:36 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 106 replies · 3,656+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, June 09, 2009 at 11:56 AM
    Video here. Letterman jokes that, during the Yankees game this weekend, her daughter was "knocked up by Alex Rodriguez."
  • Newsweek Turns to Tina Tricks: Meet Guest Editor … Stephen Colbert!

    06/03/2009 10:34:16 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 14 replies · 1,026+ views
    New York Observer ^ | June 3, 2009 | John Koblin
    In the two weeks since Newsweek has redesigned, the magazine’s editors have sent out a statement that they intend to sever any and all connection to the turgid, dusty newsweekly of yore. And Jon Meacham, the magazine’s editor, is trying to recapture that age-old magazine editor’s trick for his newly conceived book: buzz. For the next issue that hits newsstands on June 8, Comedy Central funnyman Stephen Colbert will be Newsweek’s guest editor, The Observer has learned.
  • Jon Stewart and Kumar go to D.C.

    04/13/2009 9:34:46 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 4 replies · 902+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 13 Apr 2009 | Andrew Breitbart
    Monday, April 13, 2009 BREITBART: Jon Stewart and Kumar go to D.C. Andrew Breitbart On Tuesday night I was bestowed the honor of being ridiculed on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart. The segment in which I was featured had Mr. Stewart mocking those of us who dare criticize the new president. In the era of Obama, mainstream American political humor is now officially on the defensive. Stewart lumped me with Sean Hannity, Mark Levin and Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican — a cross section of people you might expect to be critical of an administration implementing...
  • CBS News' Lara Logan Gives Birth (Chief of Foreign Affairs, all right)

    01/08/2009 6:03:16 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 21 replies · 2,315+ views
    PopEater ^ | January 7, 2009
    Lara Logan was named chief foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News in June, and now this - the journalist just gave birth to a healthy baby boy. Logan and her husband, Joseph Burkett, welcomed Joseph Washington Burkett V to their family on December 29. The birth of their child is a pleasant chapter in a romance marked by scandal. Though both Logan and Burkett were separated from their respective spouses when they met, the relationship that began in Iraq in 2007 caused a flurry of tabloid commentary. The front page of the New York Post featured a story calling Logan...