Posts Tagged ‘cnn

04
May
09

Everyone H8s Palin: Mitt Romney Edition

In an interview with John King (people still do those?), both Eric Cantor and Mitt Romney were asked about the paucity of Republicans in the recent Time magazine list of 100 Most Influential People:

KING: As you launch this effort, anyone who picks up Time magazine this week and sees the 100 most influential people, will see two Republicans in that magazine. They’ll see Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh. Is that helpful, hurtful, indifferent?

…(Editor’s note: Has anyone ever given a shit about what Cantor says?)

ROMNEY: John, I’d like to have a lot more influential Republicans. I think there are a lot more influential Republicans than that would suggest. But was that the issue on the most beautiful people or the most influential people? I’m not sure. If it’s the most beautiful, I understand. We’re not real cute.

Oh, Mittens, you’re plenty cute. That answer, for example, was fucking adorable.

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06
Mar
09

Hang On: D.L. Hughley Had A News Show?


Is this thing on??=

Don’t get me wrong. I like D.L. Hughley. Really. I think he’s a sharp enough guy, and, frankly, anyone in show business who can stay married for over 20 years to the mother of his kids…well, that’s remarkable. Still, CNN was out of its ever-lovin’ mind to give him a news show. And apparently they know it now:

CNN has decided to cancel the show due to “budgetary constraints.”

Excellent. Now if we could only get them to see the light on Lou Dobbs…

17
Feb
09

Someone’s At CNN’s Getting Canned

From CNN’s Political Ticker yesterday:
My moment in the sun, and out of pajamas
Don’t they know bloggers should never be cited as news sources, since they are nothing but pajama-clad friendless deadbeats? Or need we trot out Palin to once again remind us what real journalism looks like?

29
Jan
09

Geek Wars

While I know it’s fairly well-known that geeks and jocks don’t really get along, the body shots the geeks get to deliver once they leave the emotionally-stunting clutches of high school never cease to amuse me.  And so I offer, as a palate cleanser (after my previous long-winded and overly earnest rant), a screenshot from a couple of days ago:

CNN Screenshot

Do I think it was not lost on CNN’s online editor that the wording of this headline makes it sound as though there has been study showing a link between brain damage and athletic prowess?  Nope.  Do I think CNN’s online editor might have received a few wedgies in his day?  Maybe.