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Sharyl Attkisson resigned from CBS today after months of alleging that the many anti-Obama stories she pursued were quashed by her superiors. She claims there’s a liberal bias at CBS and she’s had enough of it. She’s even writing a book about it. Next stop, Fox News.
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It’s Monday and here we are again. Hope you survived the weekend; some of us barely held on. Here are a few internet goodies to keep you occupied this morning.
Over the past few days we’ve learned much more about the woman being hailed by many as a folk hero, someone who took a stand for journalistic independence and who went on to speak out valiantly against the supposed scourge of corporate media. Most of her history as a public figure is available on the internet and can be called up with little more than a couple of clicks.
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Happy Friday. Hopefully you’re ready for the weekend, but before you head out the door to get underway with it, here’s some random internet nonsense. This should pass the time nicely.
The past couple of days have brought a very public show of journalistic upheaval and rebellion the likes of which hasn’t been seen in quite a while. At issue is the kind of news coverage that’s being cranked out by RT, a state-run, English-speaking version of Russian television. Abby Martin and Liz Wahl both spoke out against the Russian government, but in much different ways.
Last week I wrote a piece about Firefly star and combative conservative Adam Baldwin. He wasn’t pleased with it and let me know about it on Twitter. And was just the beginning of the weirdness.
You probably know Abby Martin the way a lot of people know her at the moment: as the young RT host who stood up to the Russian government and condemned its invasion of Ukraine. Unfortunately, Martin is also a staunch conspiracy theorist.
It won’t surprise you at all to learn that with Jared Leto’s Oscar victory on Sunday night, the debate over whether or not his performance of a transgender woman in Dallas Buyers Club should ever have happened has been reignited. Right now the Huffington Post is fanning the flames of this supposed controversy by publishing a series of indignant tweets by people who say that Leto won his Oscar essentially on the backs of all the trans actors who could have and should have been considered for the role of Rayon.
Travolta’s gaffe may not be the only way the Oscars screwed Menzel last night. I hate to speculate, but I’m going to anyway because it’s impossible to imagine that what happened on TV last night was the plan from the start.
Howie Kurtz was always kind of worthless but since moving from CNN over to Fox he’s become an outright joke, as evidenced by what has to be the most confusing and arguably lowest point of his career to date: railing like a madman at a comedian whom he feels insulted him professionally.
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Another Monday is here and so it’s time to hop back into the little wheel in your cage and get to running. Here are some internet goodies to help distract you from your pain.
These two facts about True Detective — the quick length of its season and the audience involvement it cries out for — are what make it the perfect show for our current media culture.
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Happy Friday. Here are a smattering of internet goodies to pass the time until you can bail for the weekend.
In the abstract, it’s easy to say, “Screw it, they’re dying off anyway,” but when the ones dying off — those wasting their golden years filled with rage over what they see as the destruction of their way of life — are your loved ones, it’s an entirely different story.