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NBC News Completely Gives Up, Hires Pippa Middleton
Photo: James Veysey Here's the least surprising item of the day: not championing the great many successes of their party's White House and in fact distancing themselves from it has ended with the Democrats being crushed at the polls. Here's the second least surprising item of ...read more
A.J. Clemente and Our F***ing S**t Culture
I truly hate who we are these days. By now there's a pretty good chance you know A.J. Clemente so well that it feels like he'd get an invitation to your next family reunion. Over the past few days, the guy has been everywhere -- from your e-mail inbox, to your "suggested ...read more
What the Hell Is Wrong With NBC?
It probably seems like I write quite a bit about NBC and its problems. In fact, I do, and there's a reason for this. I spent a good portion of my career in television news working for NBC, at both the national and local level, and that time with the network always represented ...read more
Stop the Sandusky Interview, NBC
I was going to save this for tomorrow's column and actually may still have something to say about it after the segment in question airs in the morning. But in the desperate hope that somebody at NBC News might listen and put the brakes on what could very well be the biggest ...read more
The Pipe-Dreamy Idealism of "The Newsroom"
By Chez Pazienza: Like just about anybody who's spent a good portion of his or her career in the TV news industry, I watched Aaron Sorkin's new show, The Newsroom, on HBO a couple of nights ago. I did this because, like anybody who's spent a good portion of his or her career ...read more