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  • ‘Limitless:’ Anti-Government 'Militia' Plots to Bomb New York

    10/21/2015 2:47:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/21/15 | Erik Soderstrom
    >A 2012 sting nabbed 5 Occupy Wall Street protesters, foiling their plot to blow up an Ohio Bridge. Two separate ISIS-inspired bomb plots have been disrupted in Queens, New York this year alone. So naturally, when CBS’ Limitless needed a terrorist organization to build and detonate a dirty bomb, they chose one of the left’s favorites: an anti-government “militia.” Although the episode doesn’t explicitly call the group racist, they are a “hate group” named after Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate Civil War general who later “served as the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.” It doesn’t take a...
  • LOOK: T-shirt company replaces Redskins with Rednecks

    08/10/2014 6:44:11 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies ^ | August 10, 2014 | Ryan Wilson
    San Fransico-based T-shirt company Headline Shirts has taken full advantage of the Redskins name controversy by introducing a new line of shirts based on the team logo. But instead of a Native American, a redneck, complete with raccoon tail and mullet -- is prominently featured. (No idea if this violates trademark law, but if it does, and a judge does not overturn the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's ruling canceling the Redskins' trademark registration, there's nothing the team would be able to do about it.)
  • CBS San Francisco to air scare story on "Bullet Button" mag ejectors

    05/20/2012 10:45:08 PM PDT · by Axenolith · 84 replies
    CBS 5 news ^ | 5-20-12 | CBS 5
    California has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation. But one wouldn’t know that going to the firing range these days. AR-15s and AK-47s are the must-have guns of choice. How can that be? Every time California tightens up the assault weapons ban, the gun industry finds a way around it. The latest example involves a tiny device...
  • MTV's 'Savage' Schoolyard

    04/06/2012 1:40:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | April 6, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    MTV is now trying to lure young viewers with a saucy sex show in the "advice" category. They didn't reach for Dr. Drew or God forbid Dr. Ruth or an actual doctor of anything. They turned to filthy sex columnist and gay activist Dan Savage. The new show is called "Savage U," and it documents Savage touring college campuses to offer snarky/smutty advice to college students. This is MTV's libertine ideology pitched right at children, and Savage is blunt about how he'll be going around the parents. Savage explained to the Los Angeles Times that, "The idea is we're going...
  • CBS takes heat for fake fireworks shots

    07/08/2011 5:43:04 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 17 replies ^ | July 8, 2011 | Joe Pompeo
    You might think the British press holds a monopoly on media controversy this month, with the shuttering of a 168-year-old tabloid over a phone-hacking scandal. Still, at least one Yank media concern has won recent unwelcome notoriety--fittingly enough, for airing misleading video footage on the national holiday commemorating American independence from the British crown. CBS has been caught doctoring Fourth of July footage after Bostonians realized Thursday that the network's images of fireworks over various city landmarks were not only breathtaking, but also fake. An area research scientist appears to have been among the first to point out the discrepancy...
  • Hasidic newspaper regrets editing Hillary Clinton out of photo

    05/09/2011 10:22:07 PM PDT · by NoRedTape · 26 replies ^ | May 9, 2011 | Brian Montopoli
    Brooklyn-based Hasidic newspaper Der Zeitung has apologized for publishing an iconic photograph of President Obama and his national security team with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and National Security team member Audrey Tomason photoshopped out. The Jewish Week subsequently suggested the photograph had been altered because including women in photographs "could be considered sexually suggestive."
  • “View” Lefties Can’t See Why Child Porn for Teens on MTV Might Be a Problem

    01/27/2011 9:31:34 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 23 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | January 27, 2011 | Calvin Freiburger
    The smug certainty with which leftists insist that they're better people than conservatives has always been an interesting phenomenon. We’re asked to believe that our opponents are more moral, more responsible, more enlightened, and more sensitive than we are one minute…and one of our betters turns around and asks what the big deal is about some outrageous case of moral degeneracy the next. Such is the case of the latest pontifications from The View co-host Joy Behar. In a discussion of Skins, the new MTV show which might have broken child pornography laws by filming actors as young as 15...
  • With 6 Days to Go, Democrats Try to Stop a GOP Blowout

    10/27/2010 12:30:17 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 25 replies
    cbs ^ | October 27, 2010 11:48 AM | Stephanie Condon
    New prognostications show Republicans easily overtaking the House next week, but Democrats are dispatching their top figures for a last round of campaigning and injecting fresh cash into the races, in an attempt to stave off a blowout. Republicans could easily pick up 50 seats on Nov. 2, far more than the 39 needed to win the majority, according to the Hill. The newspaper's 2010 midterm election poll surveyed 17,000 likely voters in 42 toss-up districts, and the results mirror those of other recent projections. Democrats face the potential of "a political bloodbath the size of which we haven't seen...
  • How Pro-Obama Is it Now? Oprah to Fly Jon Stewart's Audience to DC for Stewart-Colbert Rally

    10/20/2010 11:57:42 AM PDT · by mojito · 39 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/15/2010 | Tim Graham
    In case Arianna Huffington plotting to spend an estimated quarter-million dollars on buses to the liberal Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert rally didn’t paint it as an Obama event, how about Oprah Winfrey? The Obama-endorsing, Obama-campaign-stumping Winfrey appeared via satellite on Thursday night’s episode of The Daily Show to announce that she was going to fly Stewart’s audience to Washington, D.C., for the so-called Stewart half, the “Rally to Restore Sanity." "I know that you've got this huge event coming up, and I'm really excited about it, because I think that we need a bit more sanity in the world," she said....
  • MTV News Planning Obama Town Hall (Barf!)

    10/05/2010 9:38:40 AM PDT · by NMEwithin · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | October 5, 2010 9:38 AM | Alex Weprin
    MTV Networks is planning to host a live town hall with President Obama October 14, an executive familiar with the program confirms to TVNewser. The town hall, which was first reported this morning by Politico’s Playbook, will be held Thursday October 14 at 4 PM, and will run on MTV, BET, CMT, MTV Tr3s and other MTV Networks. The executive also said the event would be streamed live online via the network’s websites. Politico reports that MTV’s Sway Calloway, CMT’s Kate Cook and BET’s April Woodard will host the town hall, which will have an audience comprised of young people.

    09/28/2010 12:36:47 PM PDT · by Marty62 · 78 replies · 1+ views
    CBS: CSI ^ | 9-28-2010 | CBS
    Here is the clip of the episode:
  • Nickelodeon Game Site Lets Kids Play at Trying to Look Up Skirt of 'Naughty' Cartoon Teachers

    Parents who assume the Nickelodeon website is kid-friendly should think again - its homepage links to a sister website called that features racy, sex-focused video games like "Naughty Babysitter," "Booty Rider," and "You da Sperm!"
  • TV watchdog group protests Comedy Central development of Jesus cartoon

    NEW YORK--Conservative and religious groups that have long complained about the irreverent treatment of Christianity on Comedy Central have a new target: an animated series about Jesus Christ living in modern-day New York. It's unclear whether the show — one of 28 projects the network listed last month on its slate of potential programs for the coming season — will ever make it out of script development. But that hasn't stopped a coalition of media watchdog groups from launching an effort to persuade advertisers to boycott the project, if it ever comes to fruition. Here's a description of the show...
  • CBS axes 7 shows to make room for fall newcomers

    05/19/2010 10:15:07 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 163 replies · 3,087+ views
    AP - Yahoo ^ | May 19, 2010 | Frazier Moore
    CBS is giving seven of its old shows the heave-ho to make room for new fall fare with a shake-'em-up schedule for the 2010-11 season.
  • Comedy Central developing Jesus Christ cartoon

    05/06/2010 7:11:36 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 77 replies · 1,845+ views
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 5, 2010 | James Hibberd
    Comedy Central might censor every image of the Prophet Muhammad on "South Park," yet the network is developing a whole animated series around Jesus Christ. Jesus-south-park As part of the network's upfront presentation to advertisers (full slate here), the network is set to announce "JC," a half-hour show about Christ wanting to escape the shadow of his "powerful but apathetic father" and live a regular life in New York City. In the show, God is preoccupied with playing video games while Christ, "the ultimate fish out of water," tries to adjust to life in the big city. "In general,...
  • "South Park" airs censored episode after threat [Caves to Peaceful Religion]

    04/22/2010 8:31:11 AM PDT · by Scythian · 54 replies · 1,986+ views
    Satirical animated TV show "South Park" beeped out the words Prophet Muhammad and plastered its Wednesday episode with the word "CENSORED" after being issued a grim warning by a U.S. Muslim group. The irreverent comedy show on Comedy Central also substituted a controversial image seen last week of the Prophet Muhammad in a bear outfit with one of Santa Claus in the same costume. It was not immediately clear if the move was a bid to tread carefully following the warning against the "South Park" creators, or if they were poking fun at the fuss.
  • CBS Drama, "The Good Wife" taking vicious swipes at Sarah Palin all season.

    04/11/2010 2:33:28 PM PDT · by doesnt suffer fools gladly · 64 replies · 2,633+ views
    April 11, 2010 | Me
    It's a legal drama with a decent cast. The political jabs against Republicans started early on in the season. Then, a storyline started up with one of the lead characters, played by Christine Baranski, being pursued by a Republican. He sends her Sarah Palin's book. She sends him back that mock Palin book that libs made up. Okay, not bad. <\P> On this week's episode, Baranski sees Palin giving a speech on tv, gets disgusted and turns the tv off. She finally gives in and goes out for dinner with the Republican. She tells him that she can't have a...
  • CBS Urged to Scrap Super Bowl Ad With Tebow, Mom

    01/25/2010 4:42:26 PM PST · by Steelfish · 207 replies · 7,350+ views
    NYTimes ^ | January 25, 2010
    CBS Urged to Scrap Super Bowl Ad With Tebow, Mom THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: January 25, 2010 NEW YORK (AP) -- A national coalition of women's groups called on CBS on Monday to scrap its plan to broadcast an ad during the Super Bowl featuring college football star Tim Tebow and his mother, which critics say is likely to convey an anti-abortion message. ''An ad that uses sports to divide rather than to unite has no place in the biggest national sports event of the year -- an event designed to bring Americans together,'' said Jehmu Greene, president of the...
  • Jack Black leads a prayer to the Devil at the 2009 MTV Awards

    09/15/2009 10:17:09 AM PDT · by blueglass · 65 replies · 5,909+ views
    Christian Press ^ | 9-14-09 | Russ Jones
    The 40-year-old "comedian" Jack Black went on the "dark side" during the MTV Awards praying to the devil. Black, who was promoting a heavy metal video game called Brütal Legend, asked the "Dear Dark Lord Satan" to bless the rock star nominees with "continued success in the music industry." "I was mortified when Jack Black lead everyone in a prayer to satan. It was no joke," said Samantha Taylor of California. "The audience held hands and did it. I was a fan, but not anymore." Black made his grand entrace wearing extra muscles and a battle axe. "During the Awards,...
  • CBS Airs "Most vile, Obscene" Attack on Catholic Church "Ever Aired"

    09/03/2009 10:25:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 109 replies · 3,369+ views
    LifeSite ^ | September 2, 2009 | John-Henry Westen
    LOS ANGELES, CA, September 2, 2009 ( - In all of his 16 years defending the rights of Catholics, the President of the Catholic League has "never seen a more defamatory, obscene and vicious show on TV."  League President Bill Donohue was referring to the August 27 edition of the CBS/Showtime program Penn & Teller.  The half-hour show libeled the Catholic Church with impunity, blaming the Church for, as Donohue put it, "every evil in history." Show host Jillette said the "intolerance, greed, paranoia, hypocrisy and callous disregard for human suffering" was the hallmark of the Catholic Church. Others on...
  • MTV Networks Drops the Axe (layoffs at MTV, VH1, and LOGO)

    06/25/2009 10:51:47 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 38 replies · 946+ views
    Broadcasting & Cable ^ | 6/23/2009 2:37:49 PM MT | Claire Atkinson
    MTV Networks is axing around 75 staff Tuesday, executives at the company confirmed. The cuts mainly affect mid-level executives in the program development department, digital division and scheduling at the company's music and logo group which houses channels including MTV, VH1 and Logo. A spokeswoman confirmed the news saying the cuts were a result of the recession. "We have been taking a look at our business and how to position ourselves for future growth. It's pretty much the economy," she said, adding that the cuts accounted for less than 1% of MTV Networks' workforce. The executive couldnt discuss how many...
  • Letterman's Palin Joke Costs CBS an Advertiser

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

    05/19/2009 11:40:41 AM PDT · by Justaham · 49 replies · 1,998+ views ^ | 5-19-09 | Iris Somberg
    Meghan McCain was again provided with a national outlet for her "moderate" Republican views with her appearance on "The Colbert Report" on May 18. Host Stephen Colbert said to her, "You're more liberal than President Obama. Is that how you see the future of Republican Party going?" "I'm liberal on social issues," McCain responded Later in the interview McCain explained her views: "All I'm trying to say is it can be a party for a 24-year-old pro-sex woman. It can be. I just think that we have people that are in this party that are hijacking it and - trying...
  • Joan Rivers on Miss California: ‘God Wants You to Shut Up’

    05/13/2009 2:20:35 PM PDT · by GreatDaggar · 40 replies · 2,220+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | May 13, 2009
    While appearing on Wednesday’s CBS Early Show comedian Joan Rivers shared her thoughts on the Miss California controversy: "It's all so stupid and she's taking it so seriously and so well coached...My advice is oh, relax. God wants you to shut up...You know, you've done enough already." Co-hosts Harry Smith, Maggie Rodriguez, and Julie Chen all laughed in response and shared in mocking Carrie Prejean.
  • The Cheneys' Anti-Obama Assault Continues: 'Siding with the Terrorists' (before U-Turn on pics)

    05/13/2009 10:45:12 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 47 replies · 1,458+ views
    Black Entertainment Television ^ | 5/13/09 | By Staff
    On Tuesday, Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, continued the family’s air assault on Obama that began shortly after he became the nation’s first African-American president. Speaking to FOX News, Liz took her father’s criticism of Obama a step further, saying that it appears the president is actually siding with terrorists. The insult was in response to the Obama administration’s decision to release photographs alleged to show abuses at U.S. prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan during the Bush administration. "I think it is really appalling that the administration is taking this step," she said in the...
  • For political comedians, the joke's not on Obama

    05/05/2009 9:25:20 AM PDT · by ClassicLiberal · 18 replies · 978+ views
    Washington Times ^ | May 5, 2009 | Christian Toto
    What's so unfunny? That's what some comics - citing the scarcity of satire directed at President Obama and his administration - want to know. Claiming that his peers are "panicky" about "being called a racist," stand-up legend Jackie Mason said too many once-fearless satirists are settling for "hero worship" of the new U.S. president. The Great Presidential Comedy Drought of 2009 can't be chalked off to a lack of satirical fodder, said comic Jeffrey Jena, founder of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy blog. ("Looking at politics and life from the right side," proclaims its motto.) "Letterman used to do a...
  • Britney, Miley Cyrus, Heidi Montag Tweet On Same-Sex Marriage: Mention Religion in Support of Gays

    04/22/2009 2:25:50 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 48 replies · 1,674+ views ^ | Apr 22 2009 12:40 PM EDT |
    Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears have taken to Twitter to support gay marriage, just days after Miss California Carrie Prejean sparked controversy during Sunday night's Miss USA competition when asked by celeb blogger Perez Hilton if more states should legalize same-sex marriage. Prejean stated her opinion that marriage should be between a man and a woman — and in the process has made an enemy of Hilton — but has also started a conversation among many notable celebrities on Twitter. "Love is love!" Britney Tweeted to Perez. "People should be able to do whatever makes them happy!" Miley Cyrus Tweeted...
  • Make Room, Cynics; MTV Wants to Do Some Good

    04/22/2009 10:40:39 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 7 replies · 329+ views
    NY Times ^ | Published: April 18, 2009 | By TIM ARANGO
    Four buddies set off across the country in an R.V., video camera in tow, to knock items off their “100 things to do before I die” list: kiss the Stanley Cup, get a tattoo, grow a mustache. With plenty of high jinks and adolescent humor, “The Buried Life” seems like the perfect MTV reality show, except for one unexpected twist. At each stop the group helps deserving locals with their own wishes. In Idaho, for example, they took eight children with brain cancer on a shopping spree at Toys “R” Us. Meet MTV for the era of Obama. After years...
  • CBS Blasts Palin in Ridiculous 'Scandal' Segment

    04/07/2009 8:53:08 AM PDT · by Erin Brown · 23 replies · 1,966+ views
    Culture and Media Institute ^ | April 6, 2009 | Erin Brown
    Recent earthquake activity in Alaska provided “CBS Early Show” co-hosts with a ready-made metaphor for a segment on the personal lives of some of the those surrounding Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. But their quake turned out to be barely a ripple. Hosts Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez couldn’t contain their smirks as they introduced the piece. “There's been an earthquake rumbling outside Anchorage, but there is some other rumblings, as well, near Wasilla,” Smith snickered. “Oh, indeed,” Rodriguez chimed in with her eyebrows raised. “Sarah Palin says that she is focused on one thing, governing Alaska. But it has been...
  • The MTV President

    03/25/2009 6:26:58 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies · 738+ views
    American Spectator ^ | March 25, 2009 | Lisa Fabrizio
    In America, those who exude a certain type of attraction or charisma are often christened with the sobriquet of "rock star." For those of us who've outgrown the allures of the brain-shattering, soul-stealing muck that has masqueraded as music for the last few decades, this term is not exactly a desirable one for those engaged in anything but narcissistic and immature pursuits. Yet for many in this country, comparison to a rock star is the ultimate compliment and a cherished goal. Into this sad state of our country comes President Barack Obama, whom many have labeled our first post-Baby Boomer...
  • Limbaugh's Popularity Rating in the Cellar (Double bagger barf alert!)

    03/18/2009 9:20:24 AM PDT · by LottieDah · 35 replies · 1,143+ views
    March 17) -- Over the past few weeks, the White House has been casting right-wing talk show host Rush Limbaugh as the head of the Republican Party, and based on a new CBS News poll, it appears they may be onto something. According to the poll, Limbaugh’s favorable rating stands at just 19 percent, a full 43 points lower than President Obama’s.
  • Rush Limbaugh: Obama Might Benefit from Economic Failure

    03/03/2009 11:28:21 AM PST · by lewisglad · 56 replies · 2,921+ views
    CBS News ^ | March 3, 2009 1:56 PM
    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh rejected reports that he is rooting for the failure of President Obama on his syndicated radio program Tuesday. Instead, he suggested that President Obama stands to gain from an economic failure. “I am an average citizen…I have a microphone,” Mr. Limbaugh said. He argued that he has been financially fortuitous in his life and asked why he would want to see the economy fail and his capital shrink. Mr. Limbaugh also responded to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s comment on CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’ Sunday that Limbaugh “is the voice and the intellectual...
  • CBS: ‘Obstructionist’ Republicans Oppose ‘Large-Scale Government Intervention’

    02/17/2009 9:04:29 AM PST · by Zakeet · 15 replies · 1,590+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | February 17, 2009 | Kyle Drennen
    On Monday’s CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez asked Republican Congressman Eric Cantor about President Obama’s proposed housing bill: "Unlike the stimulus, will you urge your fellow Republicans in the House to support this?" When Cantor criticized the proposed bill and the passage of the "stimulus" bill, Rodriguez declared: "But Congressman, it's clear that Americans are begging for help with foreclosures. Corporations are begging for bailouts. Can the Republican Party accept that there are situations when large-scale government intervention is necessary?" Cantor began to explain that Republicans supported some aspects of the "stimulus," but Rodriguez quickly interrupted him: "But...
  • Surviving the Obama Comedy Crisis: A Report From the Front Lines

    01/21/2009 1:15:11 PM PST · by locopolitico · 30 replies · 1,360+ views
    Writers for the Daily Show, Colbert and Letterman concur: Obama presidency will lead to the end of comedy
  • CBS show promos go a little to far to the goose stepping.

    01/19/2009 6:18:38 AM PST · by smith288 · 45 replies · 1,305+ views
    CBS | 01-19-2009 | smith288
    Im sure im not the only one, but seeing thse CBS promos for their upcoming shows premier Barrack Obama's campaign colors and phrases "yes we can". Going as far as putting the stars of the comedy lineup in that communist inspired artwork effect. This is going to be a LOOOOOOONG 4 yrs...
  • Coulter, Harry Take Each Other On (Video of this a.m.'s interview)

    01/06/2009 8:37:14 AM PST · by kellynla · 46 replies · 3,131+ views ^ | Jan. 6, 2009 | staff
    (CBS) Ann Coulter says liberals should look in the mirror. In her latest book, "Guilty: Liberal 'Victims' and Their Assault on America," the conservative firebrand stirs up controversy again, contending that liberals in America try to play victim when really, they're the bullies. While she's at it, she points fingers at what she calls the liberal media.
  • Like a Virgin: The Press Take On Teenage Sex

    01/06/2009 8:54:21 AM PST · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 11 replies · 1,024+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/06/09 | William McGurn
    Like a pack of randy 15-year-old boys, the press dives right in. "Virginity Pledges Don't Stop Teen Sex," screams CBS News. "Virginity pledges don't mean much," adds CNN. "Study questions virginity pledges," says the Chicago Tribune. "Premarital Abstinence Pledges Ineffective, Study Finds," heralds the Washington Post. "Virginity Pledges Fail to Trump Teen Lust in Look at Older Data," reports Bloomberg. And on it goes. In other words, teens will be teens, and moms or dads who believe that concepts such as restraint or morality have any application today are living in a dream world. Typical was the lead for the...
  • 'Colbert,' 'SpongeBob' may go dark on Time Warner

    12/31/2008 12:14:28 PM PST · by Tanniker Smith · 126 replies · 1,985+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/31/2008 | RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer
    LOS ANGELES – "SpongeBob SquarePants" might get squeezed off Time Warner Cable. Media giant Viacom Inc. said its Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and 16 other channels will go dark for 13 million subscribers at 12:01 a.m. Thursday if a new carriage fee deal with Time Warner Cable Inc. is not agreed upon by then. The impasse would mean "SpongeBob" and other popular shows like Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" and Stephen Colbert's "The Colbert Report" will be cut off on the nation's second-largest cable operator.
  • CBS’s Smith Reviews Harvey Milk Movie: ‘A Must-See’

    12/11/2008 1:30:22 PM PST · by Zakeet · 101 replies · 3,162+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 10, 2008 | Kyle Drennen
    On Wednesday’s CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith interviewed actor James Franco, who stars opposite Sean Penn in a new movie about gay San Francisco politician Harvey Milk: "Actor James Franco is here to talk about his role in the much-talked-about new movie, 'Milk.' He is amazing in it." At the end of the show, Smith thanked Franco for being a guest and offer this review of the movie: "James Franco in 'Milk,' amazing performance. Sean Penn, off the charts. It's a must-see for everybody." On November 30, CBS’s Sunday Morning offered a similar glowing description of the film, describing...
  • CBS Radio: They make no mention Blagojevich's party, but refer to Larry Craig as a Republican

    12/09/2008 10:47:25 AM PST · by Chet 99 · 22 replies · 1,213+ views
    KNX 1070 (CBS Radio)
    CBS Radio: They make no mention Blagojevich's party, but refer to Larry Craig as a Republican I was listening to KNX 1070 News Radio (CBS News Affiliate) just minutes ago. Their top two stories were (1) Blagojevich's arrest and (2) Larry Craig's conviction upheld. For the first story, absolutely no mention of Blagojevich's party was made.... For the second story, Larry Craig was referred to as the "Idaho Republican"..
  • Fame is (pouty face) hard, says Britney Spears

    12/02/2008 5:22:00 AM PST · by Perdogg · 14 replies · 1,048+ views
    LA Times ^ | December 2, 2008 | By MARY McNAMARA, Television Critic
    There are so many things to like about Britney Spears -- she's so darn pretty for one thing, even when she's chewing gum, which is still pretty much all the time. She's got the same sort of mile-wide smile and joyous laugh that made Julia Roberts a big star. She sings pretty well for a pop star, and she moves her butt like no one's business. But even after more than a decade in the business, she seems disturbingly stalled in adolescence. Those tuning into "Britney: For the Record" on MTV Sunday in search of a sadder but wiser Brit...
  • Networks May Call Race Before Voting is Complete (See-BS Says Yes to GOP Vote Supression?)

    11/04/2008 10:52:14 AM PST · by lewisglad · 18 replies · 1,684+ views
    NY Times ^ | 11/4/8 | Jacques Steniberg
    At least one broadcast network and one Web site said Monday that they could foresee signaling to viewers early Tuesday evening which candidate appeared to have won the presidency, despite the unreliability of some early exit polls in the last presidential election. A senior vice president of CBS News, Paul Friedman, said the prospects for Barack Obama or John McCain meeting the minimum threshold of electoral votes could be clear as soon as 8 p.m. — before polls in even New York and Rhode Island close, let alone those in Texas and California. At such a moment, determined from a...
  • Censorship, or What Really Weirds Out Weird Al (MTV Censors Web Site Names)

    11/03/2008 3:56:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 477+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 3, 2008 | NOAM COHEN
    Visitors to MTV’s new online music video site can listen to songs with plenty of crass and vulgar lyrics, but may be surprised to find that certain other language had once been deemed too nasty for broadcast — that is, the names of the file-sharing sites Morpheus, Grokster, Limewire and Kazaa, all of which have been the bane of the music industry. The foul-mouthed musician swept up by MTV’s speech code is Weird Al Yankovic, whose lyrics to “Don’t Download This Song,” a tongue-in-cheek complaint about file-sharing first released in 2006 included those so-called offensive terms. (Since then, two of...
  • CBS radio censors conservative talk show host

    10/15/2008 12:28:37 PM PDT · by misspittsburgh · 75 replies · 5,822+ views
    Live Radio Broadcast, KDKA Radio, Pittsburgh ^ | 10/15/2008 | Miss Pittsburgh
    October 15, 2008 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Today, KDKA Radio in Pittsburgh, PA, the oldest radio station in the country, and a CBS affiliate, censored Kevin Miller, one of its conservative talk show hosts while he was on the air.
  • New CBS Poll: McCain, Obama Tied

    09/04/2008 1:05:13 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 110 replies · 387+ views ^ | 9/4/08
    CBS) The presidential race between Barack Obama and John McCain is now even at 42 percent to 42 percent, according to a new CBS News poll conducted Monday-Wednesday of this week. Twelve percent are undecided according to the poll, and one percent said they wouldn't vote. This is in contrast to a poll conducted last weekend, where the Obama-Biden ticket led McCain-Palin by eight points, 48 percent to 40 percent. McCain has also closed the enthusiasm gap some with Obama, but it still exists. Fifty-five percent of Obama's supporters are enthusiastic about their choice, and now so are 35% of...
  • Fake Soldiers Used In RNC Video (Barf Alert)

    09/04/2008 12:17:25 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 35 replies · 508+ views
    CBS News ^ | Sept. 4, 2008 | Michael Rey
    It was a video that was supposed to elicit soaring patriotism and real emotions about the Pledge of Allegiance. But to do that, it used fake soldiers and a staged military funeral instead of the real thing. On Tuesday night, 15-year-old Victoria Blackstone, a sophomore at the St. Agnes School in St. Paul, led the crowd at the Xcel Energy Center in the Pledge of Allegiance. The audience heard her 434-word essay, “Pledging myself to the Flag of the United States of America,” an essay she’d entered it in the “Wave the Stars & Stripes” essay contest and won. The...
  • Factchecking Palin (Who's checking the fact checkers?)

    09/04/2008 9:21:07 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 53 replies · 244+ views
    CBS News ^ | 09/04/2008 | Hilzoy
    I thought Palin's speech was quite good: well-written, well delivered. And, as I said earlier, I think she's a genuinely engaging person, and comes across very well. There were just a couple of problems. One, which I have seen people notice, but which I suspect won't be a big deal for a lot of voters, is that it had very little substance. The other, which the commenters I saw on TV for some reason neglected to mention, was that she told a lot of lies. A few that stood out for me, or that I spotted in my quick run-through...
  • Weird: Obama Top 10 List Disappears From Letterman Website

    08/06/2008 9:35:21 AM PDT · by pissant · 18 replies · 210+ views
    NiceDeb ^ | 8/6/08 | staff
    I’m not sure this is even worth mentioning. I’d think nothing of it…except McCain’s top 10 list from the day before is still there. If you remember the list was “The 10 Ten Signs Obama is Overconfident About The Presidential Campaign”: 10. Proposed bill to change Oklahoma to “Oklobama” 9. Offered Bush $20 for the “Mission Accomplished” banner 8. Asked guy at Staples, “Which chair will work best in an oval-shaped office?” 7. The affair with Barbara Walters 6. Having head measured for Mount Rushmore 5. Guy sits around eating soup all day 4. He’s voting for Nader 3. Offered...
  • Would 'Rathergate' Make a Good Movie? Hollywood Insiders Working on Screen Adaptation

    07/22/2008 7:33:36 AM PDT · by abb · 68 replies · 619+ views
    New York Observer ^ | July 21, 2008 | Felix Gillette
    The Media Mob has learned that a team of Hollywood insiders is currently working on a screen adaptation of Truth And Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power—the 2005 book by former CBS News producer Mary Mapes, in which she defends the 60 Minutes II story by Dan Rather about President George W. Bush's time in the Texas Air National Guard, which ran on CBS in September 2004 and eventually led to her ouster from the network. Who would want to turn "Rathergate" into a feature-length film? According to sources familiar with the situation, Producer Mikkel Bondesen,...
  • Judge Dismisses Core of Dan Rather Suit

    04/10/2008 10:16:30 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 81 replies · 820+ views
    MediaBistro.Com ^ | April 10, 2008
    Breaking: The judge in Dan Rather's lawsuit against CBS has issued a motion to dismiss most of the case. CBS News confirms. Developing... > More: TVNewser has learned most of issues of the lawsuit have been dismissed. What remains is the contract dispute: whether Rather was utilized appropriately in the remaining months of his deal as a correspondent on 60 Minutes. Jim Quinn, lead counsel for CBS tells TVNewser, "We're thrilled with the results. The core of the allegations of fraud and fair dealing have been thrown out. What's left is a garden variety contract dispute." In the meantime, the...