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Antiques Roadshow’s Bruce Shackelford Gets One Way Wrong

July 29, 2014 | Filed Under Entertainment, Fedora, Hat History, PBS, Stetson, Stetson Cowboy Hats, TV, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

I am sure the PBS antiques appraisal show, Antiques Roadshow, gets slapped around by real experts for being wrong all the time. For instance, I’ve seen prices for Civil War artifacts quoted way off base. But the show’s Bruce Shackelford even got an identification of a piece wrong in one episode.

So, this episode of Antiques Roadshow is an old one. I only just now saw it for the first time this week. But in the show from 1998, Shackelford misidentified the Stetson hat in the image below as a “Boss Of The Plaines” model hat.

He was wrong.

A true Boss Of The Plaines has a flat brim with a short, rounded crown. Just like so…
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A Review and Some Predictions of The New Series ‘Extant’ (CBS)

July 18, 2014 | Filed Under Cable, Entertainment, Gary Krasner, TV | No Comments

-By Gary Krasner

With great analytical powers, comes great responsibility. Therefore, I’m being responsible by warning you that if you are enjoying “Extant,” the new TV series with Halle Berry, then you should stop reading now. Because I’m going to poop all over it, and make predictions about how it will disappoint you if you stick with it.

Still here? OK, you’ve been warned.

Last Wednesday, after it premiered, my pal Jason wrote me that he liked it. I opined that it was a cross between the movies Solaris (George Clooney) and AI (Spielberg), and that it has signs that it will string audiences along, as Lost (ABC) had done. They both seem to be enticing the same kind of audiences (SciFi conspiracy lovers).

I watched episode 2 tonight. Hearing it mostly, and glancing at the screen occasionally. At the 20 min mark, I pretty much wrote this entire review in my head. Now that I have time, I will lay it all out for you.
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MSNBC’s Hard Hitting Reporter, Krystal Ball, a Noted ‘Dumb Ass’

July 17, 2014 | Filed Under Cable, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Foreign Policy, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, MSNBC, Progressives, Russia, TV, Ukraine, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

In its hard hitting, action packed, information filled coverage of the downing of the Malaysian jet over Ukraine today, MSNBC found time to speak to a highly placed military source who noted… live on the air…. that the plane was downed by a blast of wind “from Howard Stern’s ass.”

In response to that, MSNBC’s Krystal Ball, a vision of journalistic integrity and veracity, went on to ask this important military source what sort of missile was used on the jet.

Then she was told, “boy you’re a dumb ass, aren’t cha?”

Now THAT is journalism… well, what passes for it on the left, anyway.
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MSNBC’s Schultz Says Gays ‘Really The Ones Persecuted’ in Nazi Holocaust

May 13, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Semitism, Cable, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Germany, Government, History, Holocaust, Jews, Journalism, Judaism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, MSNBC, Progressives, Religion, TV, Warner Todd Huston, WWII | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Sometimes a celebrity will Tweet something, so blatantly a-historical, something so totally outrageous and insensible, that even they realize how bad it is and will try to delete it right away. But someone will always be there to preserve the evidence.

Well, MSNBC’s Ed Schultz just found out that Twitter is forever when he Tweeted that gays were “really” the ones persecuted during Hitler’s holocaust. Seriously. A guy with a German surname just said that. In public.

The MSNBC host Goodwined himself before anyone else even said a word with a Tweet where he informed the world of who was the “real” target of Hitler’s Final Solution.

“Gay people were really the ones being persecuted in Hitler’s Germany,” Schultz blurted out on his EdShow Twitter feed at ten to 5 PM on May 12.

Schultz accompanied his Tweet with an image of a webpage that reported on the thousands of gays that the Nazis reportedly put to death or otherwise interned in their odious death camps.
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Stern Looks From Sean Penn, That Ought to Free 250 Kidnapped Nigerian Girls!

May 8, 2014 | Filed Under al Qaeda, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Hate Crimes, Hollywood, Human Rights, Islam, Islamofascism, Jihad, Liberals, Media, Michelle Obama, Movies, Music, Muslim Brotherhood, President, Progressives, Religion, Sharia, Taliban, Terrorism, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

They’ve ignored the violent region for a decade, they’ve never spoken out about the Islamist radical terrorists who have killed thousands, but now that over 250 girls have been kidnapped by the Islamist terror group Boko Haram, suddenly a handful of Hollywooders have deigned to notice… and weeks late at that.

In April, the terror group Boko Haram went on a mass kidnapping spree imprisoning hundreds of Nigerian girls who were trying to attend school. The Islamists are against girls going to school, naturally. That and they want to money from selling the girls into sexual slavery. Hundreds of grief stricken Nigerian parents have been trying to get the world to notice for weeks.

President Obama has been ignoring the mass kidnapping for almost a month already. But now he is finally starting to pay attention. On May 7 First Lady Michelle Obama Tweeted out a photo of herself holding a piece of paper that sways “#Bring Back Out Girls.”

For his part, the President has begun to offer some help, though no one is quite sure what that amounts to yet.

That is all well and good, but what is galling is the idiots in Hollywood. Suddenly being all worried about the Nigerian girls is all the rage among the hipsters. To express their newfound concern a handful of Hollyidiots Tweeted photos of themselves with stern faces holding signs that say “real men don’t buy girls.”
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MSNBC’s Racist Cinco de Mayo: White Guy Pretends to Get Drunk on Tequila While Wearing Sombrero

May 5, 2014 | Filed Under Cable, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government Corruption, Hispanics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Mexico, MSNBC, Progressives, Race, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Now, imagine if Fox News had “celebrated” Cinco de Mayo by having a white guy wearing a dime store, straw sombrero and wandering across the screen pretending he’s drunk on tequila. The media wagging tongues would have made it into the worst example of racism since… well, last week’s Sterling incident.


MSNBC’s Racist Cinco de Mayo Celebration

But that it happened on MSNBC, no one will likely throw the race card at the extremist, left-wing cable network.

Still, that is what happened on MSNBC when network’s morning show, Way too Early, made the switch to its low-rated Morning Joe.

As Way too Early was coming to a close on May 5, a show producer named Louis Burgdorf–obviously a white guy–paraded across the screen in front of the host’s station wearing a cheap Mexican sombrero and pretending to be drinking tequila.

The banner across the bottom of the screen proclaimed “Mexican Heritage Celebration.”

So, a sombrero-wearing white guy pretending at being drunk was the way MSNBC decided to “celebrate” Cinco de Mayo? And no one wants to scream “rraaaaaacism” at that?
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Fox Business Network Nabs 50-Minute Interview With Buffett, Gates, Munger

May 2, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Cable, Capitalism, Fox Business Network, Free Trade, Jobs, Journalism, Media, Media Bias, TV | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Fox Business Network has an upcoming show that sounds pretty interesting for those keeping tabs on business news. FBN has nabbed a 50-minute-long interview with business titans Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger to be aired on Monday, May 5 at 9:30 AM, Eastern.

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business will also participate in this event.

The interview will be conducted by FBN’s Liz Claman and will air commercial free for a 50-minute, no holds barred interview.

Claman will interview Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charles Munger and Microsoft Founder and Technology Advisor Bill Gates in an exclusive sit-down following the Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting. In addition, Claman will be taking questions from three business schools as well as from Twitter.

Schools participating will be The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, NYU Stern School of Business, and the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

Where: FOX Business Network (FBN) on your cable provider channel
When: Monday, May 5th, 2014; 9:30-10:20 AM/ET
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Liars at MSNBC Say No One Ever Talks About Raaaaaaaacism!

May 1, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Cable, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, MSNBC, PCism, Progressives, Race, Racism, Society/Culture, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

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Media Giddy Over Chelsea Clinton Extending Dynasty With Baby Announcement

April 21, 2014 | Filed Under ABC, Bill Clinton, CBS, Children, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Fox News, Government, Government Corruption, Hillary Clinton, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, NBC, Newspapers, Politico, President, Progressives, TV, TV News, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

On Thursday, April 17, Chelsea Clinton said that she and husband of four years, investment banker Marc Mezvinsky, have a blessed event to announce as the couple is now expecting their first child. But the Old Media may be more excited than Chelsea that the Clinton dynasty is growing.

One of the earliest to bubble over with excitement seemed to be a screaming, all caps Tweet pushed out by CNN’s Candy Crowley.

Oddly, Crowley coupled Chelsea’s announcement with Obama’s wonderful Obamacare news, saying, “AT ABOUT THE SAME TIME-TWO ANNOUNCEMENTS: POTUS SAYS 8 MILLION ENROLLED IN ACA, AND CHELSEA CLINTON SAYS SHE’S PREGNANT.”

Even some of Crowley’s fans wondered why she was yelling at them with the all caps post that breaks netiquette standards.
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‘Star Trek Continues’ Righting a Start Trek Original Sin

April 19, 2014 | Filed Under Entertainment, Hollywood, Movies, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Recently the second episode of a fan-made re-boot (or more properly a continuation) of the original Kirk/Spock Star Trek appeared online and, as with this troupe’s first episode, this one was quite a success. But an interesting aspect of the episode is that it made to correct a Star Trek original sin, of sorts.

This is the second episode from the new web series, “Star Trek Continues,” starring Vic Mignogna as Captain Kirk, Todd Haberkorn as Spock, Larry Nemeck as McCoy, and Chris Doohan as Scotty (son of the original Star Trek actor James Doohan).

(See my review of the first episode from last year here.)

This episode, titled “Lolani,” featured a few well-known actors chipping in with their talent to help the episode along. Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk”) starred as the episode’s menacing baddie, an Orion slave trader named Zaminhon, and Erin Gray (“Buck Rogers”) had several guest shots as a Starfleet Admiral.

Interestingly, as an Orion slaver, Ferrigno had to go green once again, invoking his days as the Hulk in the 1970s/80s TV show in which he played the titular big green guy in the ripped purple pants.

For those unaware of what a Star Trek Orion alien is, well, they have brilliantly green skin. So, it was notable that Ferrigno donned the green body makeup once again.
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Fox News to Explore the Mysterious Disappearance of Jennifer Kesse

April 17, 2014 | Filed Under Cable, Crime, Fox News, News, Sex Offenders/Rape, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

FOX News Channel will present a one-hour special, GRETA INVESTIGATES: The Mysterious Disappearance of Jennifer Kesse on Friday, April 18th at 7PM/ET.

24-year-old Floridian Jennifer Kesse disappeared without a trace in January of 2006. Authorities were involved after she didn’t show up for work on Tuesday morning and then could not be found. She was last heard from Monday evening in several normal phone conversations with friends and family.

Hours after she was reported missing, Jennifer’s car was found abandoned in the parking lot of a condominium complex about a mile and a half away from her home driven there by an unknown male according to video surveillance.

During the Fox program, Greta Van Susteren will investigate the disappearance of the 24-year-old woman. Van Susteren will go deep inside a mystery that has yet to be solved.

Tune in on your cable Fox New2s channel:
Where: FOX News Channel (FNC)
When: Friday, April 18th at 7PM/ET

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Pick of Stephen Colbert Shows CBS Hates You, America

April 11, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Cable, CBS, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Liberals, Media, Progressives, TV, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

Stephen Colbert has been chosen to replace David Letterman as the next host of the Late Show. The pick proves that CBS has declared war on middle America by purposefully choosing a host who has made a living ripping everything America is to pieces while pretending to be its advocate.

Mr. Colbert, who ever he is, has made a living pretending he is someone else. For years he usually plays to a much smaller audience on the Comedy network with the false front of a “conservative” talk show host. His persona is a spoof, of course, and is meant to make you hate conservatives, not root for them.

His show is meant to pick apart religion, slam the Constitution, ridicule American history, and attack his guests in an attempt to “expose” them for some such thing.

Stephen Colbert means to ridicule you, America.
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Hollywood Poseur ‘Jay Z’ and His White-Men-are-Devils Medallion

April 6, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Hollywood, Movies, Music, Progressives, Race, Racism, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Hollywood poseur “Jay Z”–whose real name is Shawn Corey Carter–has taken to wearing a gaudy, coaster-sized medallion from a group that says white people are evil and blacks are a superior race. But the truth is, this mope is wearing the regalia without walking the walk by actually joining the black-centric hate group.

“Jay Z” and his buddies have been seen wearing these medallions lately. They come from a hate group called the Five Percent Nation. The medallion–an eight-point star with the number 7 in the middle–means that blacks are a superior race. It’s sort of a darker version of the Aryan Nation racists.


AP Photo

Recently Michael Muhammad Knight told the New York Post what this hate group believes.
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‘Enemies of the State’: Fox News to Air Repot on Gov’t Harassment

April 4, 2014 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Cable, Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Fox News, Free Speech, Freedom, GOP, Government Corruption, IRS, Journalism, Liberals, Liberty, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Regulation, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Without a doubt Obama’s government is constantly whipping up hatred for anyone who disagrees with the liberal line. So, at 10PM Eastern on Saturday, April 5, Fox is airing FOX News Reporting: Enemies of the State to expound on this anti-free speech crusade being perpetrated by people and entities ranging from President Obama, Senate Democrat leader Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, to the NSA and the IRS and others on the left-wing of the American political sphere.

The one-hour special will be hosted by FNC’s Jon Scott and will focus on Americans who have found themselves in the crosshairs of their own government. During the program, Scott will be joined by FNC senior national correspondent John Roberts and co-anchor of America’s News HQ Greg Jarrett to investigate four issues where private citizens found themselves in battles against the government.
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Maria Bartiromo Returns to CNBC… in an Ad for Fox Business Network

April 4, 2014 | Filed Under Business, Cable, Capitalism, CNBC, Entertainment, Fox Business Network, Fox News, Jobs, Journalism, Media, Media Bias, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In my writing about media, I have been fascinated in the rise of Fox Business Network in the financial reporting game. Recently I noted that FBN snagged star business reporter Maria Bartiromo from CNBC, but amusingly she just went back on CNBC… in an ad for Fox Business!

FBN purchased a series of ads from the New York Market served by Time Warner Cable and began running them on CNBC touting the wonderfulness of Maria’s FBN show, Opening Bell with Maria Batriromo.

“Come on over,” Bartiromo urges during her advert.
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Politico’s Crap About a ‘Career Path’ for Dissenting Journalists

March 29, 2014 | Filed Under ABC, Anti-Americanism, Business, Cable, CBS, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Fox News, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, NBC, Politico, Progressives, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Politico just published one of those articles that always drives me crazy where the media takes one or two examples of something and then tries to turn that into some sort of massive wave where in truth it is no such thing. This time Politico is saying that because three people left mainstream journalism to become media critics, that must mean there is a “career path” for disaffected journalists to fame and success.

The Politico story titled, “Media career path: Cry ‘media bias’,” is written by Dylan Byers and is loosely formed around the departure from CBS of excellent investigate journalist Sharyl Attkisson. Then the article segues to Bernard Goldberg and John Stossel both of who left big three network jobs to become Fox News analysts who often criticize the media.

The premise of the story is presented in the third paragraph:
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Maria Bartiromo’s Sunday Fox News Show to Debut March 30

March 27, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Cable, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Fox Business Network, Free Trade, Government Corruption, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Progressives, Taxes, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

When Fox Business Network (FBN) snagged top CNBC reporter Maria Bartiromo for its own late last year, there was talk about giving her a Sunday morning business news show along with her other FBN duties. Now Fox News is announcing the debut of that new show.

The show is titled Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo and will air beginning on the last Sunday of March at 9AM Central Standard Time on your cable’s Fox News station.

“Anchored by leading business journalist Maria Bartiromo,” the announcement says, “the show will focus on the intersection of commerce and news events, offering viewers in-depth analysis on recent developments in the economy. Each week, Bartiromo will interview business leaders and industry newsmakers on topics such as job creation and investment opportunities, providing viewers with an inside look at how to prepare financially for the future.”
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Fox Business Continues to Grow–’Risk & Reward With Dierdre Bolton’ Launches March 31

March 21, 2014 | Filed Under Bloomberg, Business, Cable, Capitalism, CNBC, Entertainment, Fox Business Network, Free Trade, Government, Jobs, Journalism, Media, Taxes, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Where many other cable concerns are contracting, Fox Business Network (FBN) continues to evolve and grow adding viewers and gaining on its older, more established competition and now FBN adds Risk & Reward With Dierdre Bolton, a new show which debuts March 31 at noon Central Time.

“We’re excited to add Risk and Reward with Deirdre Bolton to our lineup. Alternative investing is an immensely untapped field and Deirdre’s expertise in this area will help broaden our market hours coverage,” Executive Vice President of the network, said in an announcement.

Bolton will feature a variety of experts each afternoon to explore alternative asset strategy capitalizing on the most up-to-date movements in real estate, hedge funds and venture capital. And along with reporting on the normal ups and downs in the markets, Bolton will focus on non-traditional ways to grow your portfolio beyond stocks and bonds.
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The Death of the TV Butler–Literally

March 16, 2014 | Filed Under Comic Books, Entertainment, Hollywood, Movies, Society/Culture, TV, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

TV, movies, and literature used to be filled with Butlers, that manservant to the well to do. But the character device has fallen out of favor lately, so much so that if an actor was famous for playing a butler, he’s probably dead!

Of course, one of the most famous butlers in entertainment history is Reginald Jeeves of the novels penned by P. G. Wodehouse. Jeeves was brought to life on British TV in the early 1990s by comedic actor Stephen Fry. Thankfully, Fry still with us, of course, but the character is an old one having first made the literary scene in 1915.

The most recent TV butler is Mr. Carson on the well-loved British series “Downton Abbey.” Mr. Carson is played by actor Jim Carter who is also still very much alive as this show is still in production. We were also recently treated to actor Forest Whitaker in the schmaltzy movie “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” a 2013 film also starring Oprah Winfrey. Certainly Whitaker is still alive and working in Hollywood. But a whole host of other film and TV butlers have passed on to that great mansion in the sky and the role of the butler is not used much these days to bring us new ones to replace them.

Batman’s Alfred

Batman has quite a famous butler in the personae of one Mr. Alfred Pennyworth. With apologies to Mr. Wodehouse, I’d suggest that Alfred is the most famous butler in all of western entertainment as we’ve seen more of Mr. Pennyworth than any other butler in the last 70 years.

Alfred first appeared in the comic books in 1943, and most recently famed actor Michael Caine took the role for the Christopher Nolan “Dark Knight” series of Batman movies. Caine is very much with us, granted. We also hear that Jeremy Irons will be taking the role of Alfred in next year’s Superman sequel, “Batman vs. Superman”–he’s also alive and kicking, naturally.

The two mentioned above aside, Alfred has also been personified on TV and in film by several other actors all of whom are dead. In the late 1960s Alan Napier took the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman’s trusted servant. Napier passed in 1988. Later, when the Batman movies started making headway in the series begun by director Tim Burton, Michael Gough played the famous manservant. Gough died in 2011. Ian Abercrombie also played Alfred for the one-season-long series “Birds of Prey.” He died in 2012. And at least two others who played Alfred in the 1940s era movie serials are also dead.
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Svengoolie Introduces New Coffin!

February 8, 2014 | Filed Under Cable, Entertainment, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

For those of you in Chicago, you’ll remember the many decades that the Son of Svengoolie (now just called Svengoolie) hosted his creature feature sci-fi and horror movies on local TV. The ghoul always hosted his show from his colorful coffin but this year he’s finally upgraded to a new casket.

The original was fashioned in the 1970s but was never made with an eye towards decades of use and few expected Svengoolie to be still hosting his movies well into and after the year 2000. At some point, the old coffin was just too beat up to continue with.

Well, this year the MeToo Cable TV monster movie host debuted a new coffin.

Here is the debut episode segments…

The new coffin was made by Acme Design Inc., in Elgin, Illinois.

More images can be seen at Terror Dave’s blog.
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Phoenix News Producer Tweets Thanks That Driver Crashed Into a Home

February 7, 2014 | Filed Under Fox Television, Journalism, Media, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

A news producer from KSAZ TV, Phoenix got herself in a bit of trouble by being thankful on Twitter that a drunk driver slammed into a residential home because it was a slow news day and she needed some news to report.

After learning of the drunk driver’s accident, Fox affiliate morning news producer Juliana Vasquez jumped on her Twitter feed and said, “Sometimes you just gotta be thankful that some drunk dude drivers [sic] into a house.. no one was hurt, but I needed the news,” and finished with the hashtag “#producerproblems.”
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Here is How Many Times Did Jay Leno Slam Clinton, Bush or Obama

February 6, 2014 | Filed Under Bill Clinton, Dick Cheney, Entertainment, George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, Media, NBC, President, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

With Jay Leno ending his 22-year stint as host of NBC’s Tonight Show this week, The Center for Media and Public Affairs took the time to add up how many times he made fun of Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama and found that Clinton came in as the most ribbed Prez.

Bill Clinton rang in with 4,607 Tonight Show jokes making him the most joked about President. This might only make sense as Clinton was always there to make fun of since the first day Leno took over the show. While both Bush and Obama were around less time to serve as targets.

Maybe unsurprisingly, the next most slammed president was George W. Bush at 3,239 jokes. Next came Al Gore at 1,026 pokes with Obama coming in at 1,011. Hillary Clinton brought up fifth place with 939 jokes.
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‘The View’s’ Goldberg Upset Over Conservative Fill-In Hosts

February 6, 2014 | Filed Under ABC, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Liberals, Media, Progressives, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

This week ABC’s morning gabfest The View has been featuring conservative women as fill-in hosts but liberal Whoopi Goldberg was not happy at all about the inclusion of the conservatives dismissing it as a mere sweeps week stunt.

On Monday, Dana Loesch sat on the panel and on Tuesday HotAir’s Mary Katharine Ham co-hosted but before the week began Goldberg was disgusted enough to Tweet that the whole thing was a stunt. She also warned that no one should get mad at her because she doesn’t schedule guests.

On February 2, lefty actress Elizabeth Perkins Tweeted to Goldberg that she was unhappy with the coming inclusion of conservative women.

“I’m very surprised by The View booking Dana Loesch,” Perkins Tweeted. “There is no compromise with her, no solution other than more guns. Sad.”

Goldberg Tweeted a reply agreeing with Perkins and then dismissed the idea of having conservative women on the show as just a ratings stunt.

“Yeah.. Me too,” Goldberg Tweeted. “but it’s sweeps apparently.. & they are going for ratings I’m sure.”

It should be noted that Goldberg Tweeted her disgust with having voices other than liberal ones on her show before the week began. As the week began, though, Goldberg seemed to get a bit tired of all the liberal complaints about the decision to have the two conservative women on the show.

By Tuesday, Goldberg Tweeted, “Hey you don’t like a guest on @theviewtv tell them NOT me cos I don’t book the show. HOWEVER it is called the View & u don’t have 2agree.”
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MSNBC Tweets That Conservatives Will Hate Bi-Racial Family on Cheerios Super Bowl Ad

January 30, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Cable, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, MSNBC, Progressives, Race, Racism, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Liberals have nothing but hate in their souls… if they have souls, that is. This story is yet one more example of this truism. Take for proof a Tweet on the official MSNBC Twitter account that claimed that conservatives will hate the new Cheerios Super Bowl ad because it features a bi-racial family.

Here is a screen shot of the Tweet:

A screen shot was necessary because MSNBC deleted the Tweet later in the evening. A Tweet explaining the deletion said, “We are deleting the earlier offensive tweet. It does not reflect msnbc’s position and we apologize.”

Yeah, Riiiight. Sure it doesn’t.
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‘Shark Tank’ Repeats Get More Ratings Than All of CNN’s Programming

January 30, 2014 | Filed Under Cable, CNN, Entertainment, Fox News, Journalism, Media, Media Bias, MSNBC, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Despite the much ballyhooed tinkering by chief Jeff Zucker to halt CNN’s ratings decline, the cable news network racked up its third-lowest month on record for January. Things were so bad that even repeats of the reality show Shark Tank airing on CNBC beat CNN in the ratings.

This January, on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, the nation’s oldest financial cable news network, began airing repeats of the ABC reality show Shark Tank, where applicants vie for funding from a panel of venture capitalists. CNBC’s reruns topped every show on CNN as well as every show but The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC.

The reruns of the reality/game show came in at number 6 in the ratings race behind four Fox News shows, The O’Reilly Factor, The Five, The Kelly File and Special Report With Bret Baier, with Maddow’s show on MSNBC coming it at fifth place. But Shark Tank swamped every single CNN show on the schedule.
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Fox Business Network Re-Signs Stuart Varney, Continues to Grow

January 22, 2014 | Filed Under Bloomberg, Business, Cable, CNBC, Economy/Finances, Fox Business Network, Media, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

I have been watching the growth of Fox Business Network (FBN) with fascination and the fact that it just re-signed a one-time CNBC on-air talent shows that FBN is the place to be for business broadcasting.

FBN just announced that Stuart Varney, anchor of Varney & Co., was signed to a multi-year deal this month showing that the veteran broadcaster is bullish on FBN.

In making the announcement, FBN chief Roger Ailes said, “Stuart’s astute business sense and respect within the financial community make him a premier anchor and an essential part of our team. We look forward to his continued success with FOX Business.”
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The Best Primer for Phil Robertson’s ‘Duck Dynasty’ Controversy

January 20, 2014 | Filed Under Bible, Cable, Christianity, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Progressives, Religion, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

If you are like many folks, you’ll have missed the beginning of the controversy over comments about homosexuality made by Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson and you’ll have heard about it only after everyone started talking about it. So, you may have missed the meat of the matter by listening only to the commentators yammering about what Phil said. But if you want the whole story in one well written piece, check out David J. Theroux’s “Duck Dynasty and the Secular Theocracy” because it’ll give you the whole story from the beginning.

In a two part posting, Theroux, founder and president and CEO of The Independent Institute, did a fantastic job relaying what Robertson said and the reaction it fostered.

In part one Theroux details Robertson’s December interview in GQ magazine where he paraphrased a Bible-based list of sins one of which is the act of homosexuality. Then the author goes on to review the initial reaction to those comments.
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Tolerant Hollywood Fires Actress Who Supported Conservative Candidate

January 19, 2014 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, California, Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Entertainment, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Hollywood, Liberals, Movies, Progressives, Republicans, Rights, Theater, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Remember, liberals–especially effusive Hollywood folk–are smarter, more loving, more grown up that you knuckle dragging conservatives, and they care more about people, too. And if you don’t agree… they’ll fire you with prejudice. Because: tolerance. That is what happened to one actress in Hollywood that dared support a conservative candidate.

Longtime denizen of Hollywood, actress Maria Conchita Alonso, was fired from an acting job in California because she dared to appear in an ad for Republican candidate for governor Tim Donnelly.

Donnelly, a current California assemblyman, is now running for governor to replace the extremely left-wing Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown, the octogenarian liberal who is driving some of the final nails into California’s coffin.
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‘Enlisted’: Spoofs Amputees, Combat, and ‘Rear D’ Soldiers

January 14, 2014 | Filed Under Army, Entertainment, Fox Television, Humor, Media, Military, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Most reviewers of the new Fox 1/2 hour Army sitcom, Enlisted, felt the show was affecting, even sweet. While that isn’t far off the mark, it is nonetheless a bit hard to feel that making fun of our armed forces is a good idea when so many of them are still facing combat overseas.

Enlisted starts off with super solder Sgt. Pete Hill (7th Heaven star Geoff Stults) who is forced to leave the front lines in Afghanistan because he punched a Colonel who refused to send him support during a fire fight.
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Actress Rose McGowan Rails on Twitter About Knockout Game Attack She Witnessed

January 4, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Hollywood, Liberals, Los Angeles, Movies, Progressives, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

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Actress Rose McGowan is claiming to have witnessed a crime. But not just any crime. She is claiming to have witnessed the “knockout game” in an attack on a 65-year-old victim right there on the streets of Los Angeles.

The actress chronicled the attack on her Twitter feed on January

McGowan claimed that the attacker came cruising up on a skateboard and was wearing a mask as he smashed the poor elderly man in the side of the head.

McGowan said she tried to chase the attacker down but was unable to catch him. But she did write about what she witnessed on Twitter:
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