Ronan Farrow’s Stale Debut, Followed by Joy Reid’s Big Win

By |February 24th, 2014|

Ronan Farrow debuts on MSNBC and it's clear immediately that Phil Griffin thought his celebrity was enough. It was Mia Farrow who raised the issue of not being sure who her son's biological father was just days before the show debuted.Photo composite ibtimes.com via Wikipedia Commons. "Ronan has established himself as a provocative, [...]

Alec Baldwin Says Good-bye to All That, Talks Hate Speech, Slams Maddow & Scarborough, TMZ, Anderson Cooper…

By |February 24th, 2014|

Alec Baldwin says good-bye to public life, but not before settling scores in Vulture. [photo: MSNBC] I watched MSNBC, prior to working there, very sporadically. Once I had signed a contract with them, I wanted to see more of what they were about. It turned out to be the same shit all day [...]

Oscar Week Kick Off: Oprah Winfrey Robbed, Looking at Rush, 42, and Fruitvale

By |February 24th, 2014|

Oscar week begins by focusing on performances and films not quite getting their due, which has to begin with Oprah Winfrey getting snubbed. IT'S NOT all that surprising that Oprah Winfrey was snubbed when you think that Robert Redford was, too, whom I talked about last week, as I did Captain Phillips, which [...]

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CNN Ends Piers Morgan Live After Failings Against FNC & MSNBC

By |February 24th, 2014|

Piers Morgan's show canceled by CNN. JEFF ZUCKER promised changes at CNN and now it's clear that one of his biggest moves is going to be at 9 p.m. For months, Piers Morgan failed to rescue the primetime spot that used to be owned by Larry King. His combative style, most famously noted [...]

Maddow “Obsessed” with Christie Scandals, Romney, and Dowd, See Life

By |February 23rd, 2014|

ON HBO Friday, Rachel Maddow was given an opportunity to defend her coverage of Governor Chris Christie to Bill Maher, who just one week ago said "MSNBC-Ya" in a blog post. Rachel Maddow admitted to being "obsessed" with Chris Christie, while today Maureen Dowd points to why Mitt Romney will be standing beside him this [...]

Yulia Tymoshenko Released, Putin Embarrassed

By |February 22nd, 2014|

Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was released from prison today, as President Yanukovych fled Kiev. Photo via Twitter As President Yanukovych's nemesis, former Prime Minister Yulia V. Tymoshenko, was released from a penitentiary hospital, Parliament found the president unable to fulfill his duties and exercised its constitutional powers to set an election for May [...]

Quote of the Week: John McCain Knows Rand Paul Can’t Beat Hillary

By |February 21st, 2014|

Ted Nugent's derogatory description of President Obama is offensive and has no place in politics. He should apologize. - Senator Rand Paul Senator John McCain knows Hillary Clinton can beat Rand Paul, who's playing things very smart lately and becoming a formidable politician. YES, IT'S premature, so the Gallup poll on Hillary Clinton [...]

Obama Backs Away from Cutting Entitlements in Budget

By |February 21st, 2014|

President Obama moves away from cutting entitlements in next budget. With the 2015 budget request, Obama will call for an end to the era of austerity that has dogged much of his presidency and to his efforts to find common ground with Republicans. Instead, the president will focus on pumping new cash into [...]

Dear China, the Dalai Lama Sends His Best

By |February 21st, 2014|

President Barack Obama meets with the Dalai Lama in the Map Room of the White House, Feb. 21, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) CHINA expecting President Obama not to meet with the Dalai Lama, requesting him not to do so, is the very definition of meddling. Citing "international relations" is [...]

One Oscar Voter: 12 Years a Slave “Torture Porn”

By |February 20th, 2014|

Oscar battle is on, but it's not the awards, it's that movies represent our culture. It's also why The Monuments Men as a film matters more than the reviews. MANY PEOPLE who couldn't see the 2013 Oscar nominees in the theater will enjoy them on demand. Wherever you see the films nominated for [...]