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  • Watching TV on web is disrupting cable, broadcast worlds

    01/26/2013 3:52:18 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 164 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | January 26, 2013 | Glenn Garvin
    Veteran programmer Rob Barnett recently attended a breakfast meeting of television executives where the talk turned, as it almost always does these days, to “disruption,” the industry buzzword for the way new technology is upsetting the TV applecart. From somewhere down the table, he heard a question: “Has anybody here cut the cord?” — that is, dropped cable service in favor of just watching TV through the Internet? Barnett shrugged and raised his hand. “Mine was the only one,” he recalls. “But when it went up, I saw beads of sweat break out on the foreheads of some of the...
  • TV Land celebrates election day with election-themed episodes from 8-12:30 ET.

    11/06/2012 6:59:06 AM PST · by iowamark · 13 replies
    TV Land ^ | 11/05/2012
    TV Land celebrates election day with election-themed episodes from 8-12:30AM ET.
  • Nina Totenberg Cites Highly-Edited Jon Stewart Video to Bash Romney and Defend Obama

    07/28/2012 11:11:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    NewsBusters.Org ^ | July 28, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    You know, it's bad enough that a percentage of Americans admit to getting "the news" from Comedy Central's Daily Show and host Jon Stewart. But when a legal affairs correspondent from National Public Radio starts citing highly-edited videos created by this comedy show to bash presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney while defending President Obama, citizens should be tremendously concerned about their tax dollars funding this media outlet (video follows with transcript and commentary, file photo): Nina Totenberg Cites Highly-Edited Jon Stewart Video to Bash Romney and Defend Obama CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Because it captures the essence of Obama’s view of...
  • CBS San Francisco to air scare story on "Bullet Button" mag ejectors

    05/20/2012 10:45:08 PM PDT · by Axenolith · 84 replies
    CBS 5 news ^ | 5-20-12 | CBS 5
    California has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation. But one wouldn’t know that going to the firing range these days. AR-15s and AK-47s are the must-have guns of choice. How can that be? Every time California tightens up the assault weapons ban, the gun industry finds a way around it. The latest example involves a tiny device...
  • MTV's 'Savage' Schoolyard

    04/06/2012 1:40:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    MTV is now trying to lure young viewers with a saucy sex show in the "advice" category. They didn't reach for Dr. Drew or God forbid Dr. Ruth or an actual doctor of anything. They turned to filthy sex columnist and gay activist Dan Savage. The new show is called "Savage U," and it documents Savage touring college campuses to offer snarky/smutty advice to college students. This is MTV's libertine ideology pitched right at children, and Savage is blunt about how he'll be going around the parents. Savage explained to the Los Angeles Times that, "The idea is we're going...
  • Jon Stewart is a filthy-mouthed pervert, and his audience is just as vile (Santorum)

    01/05/2012 7:15:30 AM PST · by Mamzelle · 29 replies
    This guy keeps scratching bottom (literally) lower and lower. Once again, monitoring this lowest and most disgusting of progressive "comics" leads to some shock, as you have to employ Urban Dictionary and rigged google searches to even know what the heck he's talking about. But of course, his audience is fresh from some stomache-turning romps of their own, and actually "get" his "jokes." I keep an eye on this guy, and advise that we all do. He can motivate the stoner Trustafarians, the hookers, the drug-addled to vote. I don't watch him, I just do regular searches on him. You...
  • CBS takes heat for fake fireworks shots

    07/08/2011 5:43:04 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 17 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | July 8, 2011 | Joe Pompeo
    You might think the British press holds a monopoly on media controversy this month, with the shuttering of a 168-year-old tabloid over a phone-hacking scandal. Still, at least one Yank media concern has won recent unwelcome notoriety--fittingly enough, for airing misleading video footage on the national holiday commemorating American independence from the British crown. CBS has been caught doctoring Fourth of July footage after Bostonians realized Thursday that the network's images of fireworks over various city landmarks were not only breathtaking, but also fake. An area research scientist appears to have been among the first to point out the discrepancy...
  • Katie Couric: I Am Leaving CBS Evening News

    04/26/2011 12:23:26 PM PDT · by Justaham · 88 replies
    People Magazine ^ | 4-16-11 | Alicia Dennis
    After weeks of widespread speculation about her future, Katie Couric is finally ready to go on the record. "I have decided to step down from the CBS Evening News," Couric tells PEOPLE exclusively. "I'm really proud of the talented team on the CBS Evening News and the award-winning work we've been able to do in the past five years in addition to the reporting I've done for 60 Minutes and CBS Sunday Morning. In making the decision to move on, I know the Evening News will be in great hands, but I am excited about the future." What's next for...
  • “View” Lefties Can’t See Why Child Porn for Teens on MTV Might Be a Problem

    01/27/2011 9:31:34 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 23 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | January 27, 2011 | Calvin Freiburger
    The smug certainty with which leftists insist that they're better people than conservatives has always been an interesting phenomenon. We’re asked to believe that our opponents are more moral, more responsible, more enlightened, and more sensitive than we are one minute…and one of our betters turns around and asks what the big deal is about some outrageous case of moral degeneracy the next. Such is the case of the latest pontifications from The View co-host Joy Behar. In a discussion of Skins, the new MTV show which might have broken child pornography laws by filming actors as young as 15...
  • How Pro-Obama Is it Now? Oprah to Fly Jon Stewart's Audience to DC for Stewart-Colbert Rally

    10/20/2010 11:57:42 AM PDT · by mojito · 39 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/15/2010 | Tim Graham
    In case Arianna Huffington plotting to spend an estimated quarter-million dollars on buses to the liberal Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert rally didn’t paint it as an Obama event, how about Oprah Winfrey? The Obama-endorsing, Obama-campaign-stumping Winfrey appeared via satellite on Thursday night’s episode of The Daily Show to announce that she was going to fly Stewart’s audience to Washington, D.C., for the so-called Stewart half, the “Rally to Restore Sanity." "I know that you've got this huge event coming up, and I'm really excited about it, because I think that we need a bit more sanity in the world," she said....
  • Jon Stewart Mocks MSNBC’s New “Lean Forward” Campaign

    10/12/2010 2:31:43 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Comedy Channel ^ | 10/12/10 | Jon Stewart
    Jon Stewart is a smart and funny guy. As any regular visitor to Mediaite knows, we are big fans of his incisive and entertaining commentary on the often absurd intersection of media and politics. But that doesn’t mean we always agree with his point-of-view; take for example his take down of MSNBC’s new campaign to re-brand themselves with the phrase “Lean Forward.” In the following segment, Mr. Stewart makes a lot funny jokes, but perhaps its a little early to dismiss an entire ad campaign.
  • F-bombs and Women Kissing at the MTV Movie Awards

    06/07/2010 9:59:29 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 64 replies · 155+ views
    F-bombs and Women Kissing at the MTV Movie Awards By Noel Sheppard Created 06/07/2010 - 12:30 As I walked into the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Studios Sunday evening, I had no idea the level of vulgarity I was in store for. Attending my first MTV Movie Awards, I was immediately stunned by the number of F-words in the opening video clip of Tom Cruise recreating his movie executive roll in the film "Tropic Thunder." Little did I know that the evening would be filled with F-bombs from a number of Hollywoodans, so much so that the man that accepted the...
  • TV watchdog group protests Comedy Central development of Jesus cartoon

    NEW YORK--Conservative and religious groups that have long complained about the irreverent treatment of Christianity on Comedy Central have a new target: an animated series about Jesus Christ living in modern-day New York. It's unclear whether the show — one of 28 projects the network listed last month on its slate of potential programs for the coming season — will ever make it out of script development. But that hasn't stopped a coalition of media watchdog groups from launching an effort to persuade advertisers to boycott the project, if it ever comes to fruition. Here's a description of the show...
  • Comedy Central developing Jesus Christ cartoon

    05/06/2010 7:11:36 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 77 replies · 1,845+ views
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 5, 2010 | James Hibberd
    Comedy Central might censor every image of the Prophet Muhammad on "South Park," yet the network is developing a whole animated series around Jesus Christ. Jesus-south-park As part of the network's upfront presentation to advertisers (full slate here), the network is set to announce "JC," a half-hour show about Christ wanting to escape the shadow of his "powerful but apathetic father" and live a regular life in New York City. In the show, God is preoccupied with playing video games while Christ, "the ultimate fish out of water," tries to adjust to life in the big city. "In general,...
  • Jon Stewart's Feud With Fox News Heating Up

    04/27/2010 8:05:26 AM PDT · by LottieDah · 105 replies · 4,065+ views
    Jon Stewart, the host of Comedy Central's Daily Show, has been not-so-quietly waging war with Fox News for years -- and recently he's been turning up the heat. His most recent battle with the News Corp. (NWS)-owned network hinged on an airing of Fox & Friends, which two weeks ago asked (more than once) whether the crescent-moon shaped logo that the White House used during a nuclear security summit was some sort of Islamic image. As the New York Times recently reported, Stewart had his staff call the White House to ask just that, and lo and behold, discovered that...
  • Michelle Obama to be honored by Nickelodeon on annual Kids' Choice Awards show -gag-

    03/25/2010 1:17:44 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 15 replies · 480+ views
    LA Times ^ | 03/25/10 | Staff
    NEW YORK (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is getting attention from the Nickelodeon kids' television network — and it has nothing to do with green slime. Nickelodeon said Thursday it will honor Obama at the Kids' Choice Awards with its "Big Help" award for her "Let's Move" campaign to help cut down on childhood obesity. She has taped a message for Saturday's show. "For once we will see all the forces aligning — not just to place blame, but in paving the way forward," said Marva Smalls, chief of staff for the MTV Networks and Nickelodeon Kids and Family...
  • FNC: Bush Volunteered for Vietnam, CBS's Mapes Knowingly Omitted from Story

    08/26/2009 7:56:27 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 57 replies · 2,552+ views
    newsbusters.org ^ | August 25, 2009 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Tuesday, FNC's The O'Reilly Factor hosted FNC analyst Bernard Goldberg as the former CBS News correspondent highlighted a story recently posted on his Web site, BernardGoldberg.com, in which he complains of how little mainstream media attention was given to the fact that former President George W. Bush had volunteered to go to Vietnam as part of his service in the Texas Air National Guard, but that he was turned down because other pilots were more experienced, and that CBS News producer Mary Mapes, even though she knew this part of the story before the report aired, did not include...
  • Stephen Colbert To Meghan McCain, ‘You’re More Liberal Than President Obama!’

    05/19/2009 11:40:41 AM PDT · by Justaham · 49 replies · 1,998+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 5-19-09 | Iris Somberg
    Meghan McCain was again provided with a national outlet for her "moderate" Republican views with her appearance on "The Colbert Report" on May 18. Host Stephen Colbert said to her, "You're more liberal than President Obama. Is that how you see the future of Republican Party going?" "I'm liberal on social issues," McCain responded Later in the interview McCain explained her views: "All I'm trying to say is it can be a party for a 24-year-old pro-sex woman. It can be. I just think that we have people that are in this party that are hijacking it and - trying...
  • The Cheneys' Anti-Obama Assault Continues: 'Siding with the Terrorists' (before U-Turn on pics)

    05/13/2009 10:45:12 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 47 replies · 1,458+ views
    Black Entertainment Television ^ | 5/13/09 | By BET.com Staff
    On Tuesday, Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, continued the family’s air assault on Obama that began shortly after he became the nation’s first African-American president. Speaking to FOX News, Liz took her father’s criticism of Obama a step further, saying that it appears the president is actually siding with terrorists. The insult was in response to the Obama administration’s decision to release photographs alleged to show abuses at U.S. prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan during the Bush administration. "I think it is really appalling that the administration is taking this step," she said in the...
  • Jon Stewart and Kumar go to D.C.

    04/13/2009 9:34:46 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 4 replies · 902+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 13 Apr 2009 | Andrew Breitbart
    Monday, April 13, 2009 BREITBART: Jon Stewart and Kumar go to D.C. Andrew Breitbart On Tuesday night I was bestowed the honor of being ridiculed on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart. The segment in which I was featured had Mr. Stewart mocking those of us who dare criticize the new president. In the era of Obama, mainstream American political humor is now officially on the defensive. Stewart lumped me with Sean Hannity, Mark Levin and Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican — a cross section of people you might expect to be critical of an administration implementing...
  • Limbaugh's Popularity Rating in the Cellar (Double bagger barf alert!)

    03/18/2009 9:20:24 AM PDT · by LottieDah · 35 replies · 1,143+ views
    March 17) -- Over the past few weeks, the White House has been casting right-wing talk show host Rush Limbaugh as the head of the Republican Party, and based on a new CBS News poll, it appears they may be onto something. According to the poll, Limbaugh’s favorable rating stands at just 19 percent, a full 43 points lower than President Obama’s.
  • Rush Limbaugh: Obama Might Benefit from Economic Failure

    03/03/2009 11:28:21 AM PST · by lewisglad · 56 replies · 2,921+ views
    CBS News ^ | March 3, 2009 1:56 PM
    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh rejected reports that he is rooting for the failure of President Obama on his syndicated radio program Tuesday. Instead, he suggested that President Obama stands to gain from an economic failure. “I am an average citizen…I have a microphone,” Mr. Limbaugh said. He argued that he has been financially fortuitous in his life and asked why he would want to see the economy fail and his capital shrink. Mr. Limbaugh also responded to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s comment on CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’ Sunday that Limbaugh “is the voice and the intellectual...
  • Vanity**How about a permanent boycott/alternative topic thread ?

    11/12/2008 8:45:45 PM PST · by austinaero · 7 replies · 396+ views
    Austinaero
    I know we have had several calls for boycotts of papers and of MSM stations, and those calls have extended to boycotting of advertisers. I am wondering if we had a place to post those advertisers we are targeting in an organized way, as well as a place to post an alternative to the product/company being advertised, it might have more impact on the advertisers and be easier for us remain in an active boycott of a product. I don't post many vanities, this may be my second on in 3 years. Sorry if it's annoying.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 04-16-08 ("The Paper" Makes Me Want To Pull An Elvis)

    04/16/2008 6:52:26 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies · 266+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | April 16, 2008 | Amanda Lorber, YouTUbies, and PJ-Comix
    Have you ever wondered why Elvis pulled out a gun in his Las Vegas hotel suite and shot his TV screen? Well, if Elvis had been watching a TV show just a tenth as annoying as MTV's "The Paper" you could easily understand why he did it. Normally, I don't watch ANY MTV "Reality" shows which are all completely unreal. I watched just one of them years ago and found the spoiled kids on the show so completely obnoxious that I have avoided all such MTV shows like the plague. So why am I now watching "The Paper?" Mainly...
  • BET founder says Obama owes his candidacy to his race[Would not be Leading Party if White]

    04/15/2008 9:58:21 PM PDT · by BGHater · 12 replies · 156+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | 16 Apr 2008 | JIM MORRILL
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. --Wading back into the Democratic presidential race, billionaire businessman Bob Johnson said Monday that Sen. Barack Obama would not be his party's leading candidate if he were white. Johnson's comments to the Charlotte Observer echoed those of former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro. She stepped down as an adviser to Sen. Hillary Clinton last month after saying Obama wouldn't be where he is if he were white. "What I believe Geraldine Ferraro meant is that if you take a freshman senator from Illinois called `Jerry Smith' and he says I'm going to run for president, would he start...
  • Abstinence advocate calls on CBS to apologize

    Abstinence advocate calls on CBS to apologize Program ridicules Christians, has hypocrites stone club member The leader of an organization that advocates abstinence is demanding CBS apologize for portraying Christian members of an abstinence club as sexually active hypocrites who stone another member to death. "CBS should apologize to America for its reckless episode," said Leslee Unruh, president of National Abstinence Clearinghouse. "With visibility comes responsibility, and CBS didn't take that into account when airing this tainted show. Abstinence education works." The episode at issue is of the CBS crime show "Cold Case," which depicts presumably devout Christian teens in...
  • Blockbuster backs Blu-ray - HD DVD on the ropes?

    06/17/2007 10:29:06 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 195 replies · 4,151+ views
    iTWire ^ | Monday, 18 June 2007 | Adam Turner
    In another blow to HD DVD, the giant Blockbuster video rental chain has thrown its weight behind Blu-ray in the fight to see which format is the high definition successor to the humble DVD. After renting Blu-ray and HD DVD titles in 250 stores since late last year, Blockbuster has decide to stock only Blu-ray in its other 1250 US stores. Customers were choosing Blu-ray titles more than 70 percent of the time, reports Associated Press via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The release of Sony's Blu-ray-enabled PlayStation 3 games console was also a factor in the decision, said Blockbuster senior...
  • CBS Exec, Kaplan, Now Slams Rather-- But Once Called Rather 'Gold Standard' of News

    06/14/2007 6:51:22 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 13 replies · 472+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 6/14/07 | Warner Todd Huston
    "CBS Evening News" executive producer Rick Kaplan has also come out to slam Dan Rather for his sexist comment that CBS' Katie Couric has "dumbed down" and "tarted up" the news biz with her tenure on CBS' nightly news broadcast. But, a little investigation shows that only two years ago Kaplan praised Rather as the "gold standard" of news anchors at an awards ceremony for Rather's "retirement". So, which is it, Mr. Kaplan? Is Rather a jerk, or is he the best there is? Today, Fox News' Roger Friedman reports that Kaplan thinks that Rather should just shut up and...
  • Phony Fred's Fake Populism (Major HURL alert)

    04/28/2007 6:08:16 AM PDT · by radar101 · 120 replies · 2,468+ views
    CBS ^ | April 27, 2007 | Noam Scheiber.
    By the time Fred Thompson decides whether or not to join the presidential fray, you will have heard the story of his red pickup truck at least a dozen times. The truck in question is a 1990 Chevy, which the famed statesman-thespian rented during his maiden Senate campaign in 1994. The idea was that Thompson would dress up in blue jeans and shabby boots and drive himself to campaign events around the state. Upon arriving, he'd mount the bed of the truck and launch into a homespun riff on the virtues of citizen-legislators and the perils of Washington insider-ism. For...
  • CBS Blogger Highlights Blogs Agreeing with Iran's Government About '300'

    03/21/2007 9:38:54 AM PDT · by freemarket_kenshepherd · 11 replies · 539+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 21, 2007 | Ken Shepherd
    In time for the Persian New Year, CBS's Melissa McNamara trawled the blogosphere (including MySpace blog entries) and found bloggers who think Iran's Islamic extremist government has a point about "300" being "anti-Persian." In doing she, she produced a handful of blogs that appear to generate light traffic and in at least one case is just a rambling screed. McNamara told readers that the "Islamic Republic News Agency" (IRNA) finds fault with the film's version of historical events. She left out that IRNA is Iran's official state-controlled news/propaganda service. CBSNews.com's resident "Blogophile" also noted objections from an Iranian newspaper, Hamshahri,...
  • ACTIVE-DUTY U.S. MILITARY MEMBERS SPEAK OUT AGAINST WAR ON '60 MINUTES'

    02/22/2007 12:40:59 PM PST · by OCCASparky · 206 replies · 6,298+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 22 Feb 2007 | Matt Drudge
    <p>They say they are not disloyal. They say they are not shirking their duty and that they do not oppose war. But over 1,000 active-duty and reserve members of the U.S. military are against the war in Iraq and have said so in an unusually public way -- by petitioning Congress last month. Several of them appear to explain their actions in a Lara Logan report to be broadcast on 60 MINUTES Sunday Feb. 25 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.</p>
  • Katie's nip & tuck

    08/30/2006 7:12:08 AM PDT · by baystaterebel · 19 replies · 1,055+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | August 30, 2006 | LLOYD GROVE, RICHARD HUFF and BILL HUTCHINSON
    Katie Couric slimmed down in the blink of a CBS eye. Tiffany Network officials admitted yesterday that an airbrushed photo making the bubbly broadcaster appear several dress sizes smaller appeared in its promotional magazine "Watch!" The incoming "CBS Evening News" anchor said she didn't know about the digitally doctored photo until the September issue of the quarterly glossy landed on her desk. "I liked the first picture better because there's more of me to love," the 49-year-old former NBC "Today" show host said, laughing off the manipulated publicity shot.
  • Was Al-Zarqawi Beaten After Bombing?

    06/10/2006 10:32:23 AM PDT · by Lacey · 185 replies · 4,170+ views
    CBS/AP ^ | June 10, 2006
    CBS/AP) An Iraqi man who was one of the first people on the scene of the U.S. airstrike targeting Abu Musab al-Zarqawi said he saw American troops beating a man who had a beard like the al Qaeda leader. The witness, who lives near the house where al-Zarqawi spent his last days, said he saw the man lying on the ground near an irrigation canal. He was badly wounded but still alive, the man told Associated Press Television News. U.S. troops arriving on the scene wrapped the man's head in an Arab robe and began beating him, said the local...
  • Comedy Central Responds (to me, anyway)

    04/14/2006 10:19:25 PM PDT · by Number57 · 165 replies · 2,997+ views
    Comedy Central ^ | Viewer Services@CC
    Dear Viewer, Thank you for your correspondence regarding the "South Park" episodes entitled "Cartoon Wars." We appreciate your concerns about censorship and the destructive influence of outside groups on the media, entertainment industry and particularly Comedy Central. To reiterate, as satirists, we believe that it is our First Amendment right to poke fun at any and all people, groups, organizations and religions and we will continue to defend that right. Our goal is to make people laugh and perhaps, if we're lucky, even make them think in the process. Comedy Central's belief in the First Amendment has not wavered, despite...
  • Ousted CBS Producer Mary Mapes Comes Out Swinging

    11/08/2005 9:48:08 PM PST · by Senator Goldwater · 86 replies · 2,203+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Novermber 9, 2005 | Howard Kurtz
    After a year of silence about the biggest scandal in CBS News history, Mary Mapes has plenty to say -- about George W. Bush, Karl Rove, Les Moonves, her father, bloggers, the mainstream press and others who she believes contributed to her downfall. What took her so long? "I was extremely battered," she said in an interview yesterday. "I'd had months and months of having my head kicked around a soccer stadium by much of the Western world. I needed some time to regroup." Mapes is now pushing a book, called "Truth and Duty," about the botched "60 Minutes II"...
  • After CBS's Decision, Networks Face Many More

    10/26/2005 11:34:00 PM PDT · by ForGod'sSake · 53 replies · 1,470+ views
    NYT(The Grey Whore) ^ | Oct 27, 2005 | BILL CARTER
    That has helped create the circumstances that are driving some of the broader reconsiderations of the business. Leslie Moonves, the CBS chairman who made the switch to Mr. McManus, had stirred the pot most aggressively by stating last January that he was looking for something radical and even revolutionary to replace Mr. Rather - a move away from what he called the "voice of God" anchor. At one point Mr. Moonves was quoted suggesting that he would like to blow up CBS News entirely.Yesterday, Mr. Moonves said that comment was never serious and he had made it "out of frustration."...
  • CBS testing post-Rather 'News' plan

    05/19/2005 7:29:34 AM PDT · by pissant · 29 replies · 612+ views
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 5/19/05 | staff
    NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - CBS said Wednesday it will experiment with its evening newscast in the coming months as the network decides what direction to go in the post-Dan Rather era. CBS News president Andrew Heyward said the moves would be built around what already has been done with temporary anchor Bob Schieffer, who took over at "CBS Evening News" on March 10. Schieffer has brought new life to the single-anchor format, spending time talking to the correspondents on-air and asking them questions instead of the standard stand-up reports common to the format. Heyward offered few details about the...
  • Nickelodeon tells kids: Alamo fought for slavery

    05/09/2005 10:23:55 AM PDT · by thebaron512 · 51 replies · 2,515+ views
    Most Americans believe the 189 Texans who died at the Alamo in 1836 were fighting for independence and liberty, but Nickelodeon, the award winning television network for children, is telling kids that Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and all the rest were actually fighting to defend slavery. In a short "Nick News Bump," currently being broadcast, the kids network features the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, site of the battle between a small group of Texans and a large Mexican army under Gen. Santa Ana, "the Napoleon of the West," as he described himself. The Texans, who had taken refuge in...
  • (Vanity) CBS "Cold Case" in anti-Christian frenzy.

    05/02/2005 6:30:28 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 14 replies · 1,269+ views
    CBS | Self
    "Cold Case" goes way over the line in anti-Christian programming.
  • MTV keeps on rockin'

    03/18/2005 4:46:03 AM PST · by Crackingham · 45 replies · 1,239+ views
    Townhall ^ | March 18, 2005 | Rebecca Hagelin
    “This study is proof positive that there is an element of Hollywood deliberately attempting to poison the minds of children. The ultimate insult is that their method has parents pay them to do it.” This astounding statement is one that every parent, and anyone concerned about our culture and its affect on children, must investigate. Brent Bozell spoke these words over lunch as we discussed a recent study of programming content on MTV conducted by his organization, the Parents Television Council. In case you’re not familiar with Brent, in addition to his work with PTC, he’s also the president of...
  • SpongeBob, Barney promote 'gay tolerance (FedEx to Sponsor in Gov't Schools)

    01/08/2005 7:02:35 AM PST · by NYer · 510 replies · 21,519+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 6, 2005
    In a new video to be distributed to 61,000 schools across the nation, homosexual activists are using popular children's TV characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Barney the dinosaur to surreptitiously indoctrinate young children into their lifestyle, a pro-family activist group charges. SpongeBob Squarepants is one of the popular children's TV characters appearing in a new 'tolerance' video. Based on the 1970s hit song "We Are Family," the video will be distributed to public and private elementary schools nationwide March 11, along with lesson plans for teachers, points out the American Family Association. The distribution, sponsored by FedEx, will coincide...
  • Viacom taking more of 60 Minutes' time (pimping for Simon & Schuster)

    12/05/2004 10:03:48 PM PST · by weegee · 6 replies · 464+ views
    Reuters/Hollywood Reporter via Netscape ^ | 12/05/2004 17:55 | no byline
    NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - A "60 Minutes" interview with Bob Dylan that was set to air Sunday about his new autobiography marked the third Simon & Schuster book this year to get exposure on television's most venerated newsmagazine. The publisher's marketing department might want to take all the credit. But it probably doesn't hurt that S&S and the network "60 Minutes" calls home, CBS, are owned by the same parent company, Viacom. The newsmagazine stirred up angst among media watchdogs in March for not disclosing that fact on-air during a report on the S&S-published book about the Bush administration...
  • Caption Clean Shaven Michael Moore and Sharon Stone at the VH1 'Big in 2004' Awards

    12/02/2004 7:11:10 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 104 replies · 3,291+ views
    Associated Press Wire ^ | 12/2/04 | Jim Ruymen
    Broadcast airs Sunday, taped last night..
  • ABC, NBC reject pro-gay church ad

    12/01/2004 9:16:03 AM PST · by AllTheRage · 56 replies · 4,130+ views
    UCCtruths.com ^ | 12/1/2004 | James Hutchins
    UCC: "CBS, NBC refuse to air church's television advertisement" December 1, 2004 - According to a UCC press release, CBS and NBC have refused to air the new UCC television advertisement... and predictably, UCC leaders are going nuts. According to the release, CBS offered this explanation: "Because this commercial touches on the exclusion of gay couples and other minority groups by other individuals and organizations," reads an explanation from CBS, "and the fact the Executive Branch has recently proposed a Constitutional Amendment to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, this spot is unacceptable for broadcast...
  • Bush Booked on (Univision's) "Sabado Gigante"

    10/27/2004 5:55:18 AM PDT · by mhking · 197 replies · 3,721+ views
    Broadcasting & Cable ^ | 10.26.04 | John Eggerton
    President George W. Bush couldn't make time for an interview with Black Entertainment Television, but he did sit down last week in the White House's Map Room with Mario Kreutzberger, also known as "Don Francisco," host of Univision's variety show, Sabado Gigante, for an interview that will air Oct. 30. Bush was interviewed for the show Oct. 21, just two days after declining a long-standing invitation from BET saying the President couldn't fit it into his schedule, according to BET. Democratic candidate John Kerry will also appear on Sabado Gigante Oct. 30. His interview (both interviews were about 12 minutes...
  • CBSNEWS PLANNED BUSH MISSING EXPLOSIVES STORY FOR ELECTION EVE {DRUDGE}

    10/26/2004 8:19:31 AM PDT · by Quilla · 325 replies · 14,575+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | October 26, 2004 | Matt Drudge
    <p>News of missing explosives in Iraq -- first reported in April 2003 -- was being resurrected for a 60 MINUTES election eve broadcast designed to knock the Bush administration into a crises mode...</p>
  • Drudge now reporting Iraq depot story was shopped to CBS' 60 minutes before reported by NYT

    10/25/2004 11:33:01 PM PDT · by picturefan · 297 replies · 12,543+ views
    XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX MON OCT 25 2004 22:45:05 ET XXXXX NBCNEWS: CACHE OF EXPLOSIVES VANISHED FROM SITE IN IRAQ BEFORE TROOPS ARRIVED... The NYTIMES urgently reported on Monday in an apprent October Surprise: The Iraqi interim government and the U.N. nuclear agency have warned the United States that nearly 380 tons of powerful conventional explosives are now missing from one of Iraq's most sensitive former military installations. [The source behind the NYT story first went to CBSNEWS' 60 MINUTES last Wednesday, but the beleaguered network wasn't able to get the piece on the air as fast as the newspaper...
  • CA College Republicans to protest MTV's "Rock the Vote" in Santa Monica FRIDAY (10/22) 11 am

    10/20/2004 6:29:37 PM PDT · by politicalvanguard.com · 21 replies · 1,430+ views
    California College Republicans Chairman Michael P. Davidson issued the following statement on the use of the draft by MTV’s Rock the Vote and the KerryCampaign as a scare tactic this election year: "MTV and the Kerry campaign's use of the draft to scare young voters into voting is pathetic and disgusting. "While our servicemen are fighting for our country and the freedom of millions, military service should not be used as an instrument of fear. Military service is one of the most honorable deeds and any suggestion otherwise is grossly insulting. "In this campaign, there is only one person that...
  • NICKOLODEONS "Kids Pick the President".

    http://www.nick.com/all_nick/specials/kidsPickThePresident/bios.jhtml
  • Ed Asner In New CBS Series

    10/17/2004 7:06:05 PM PDT · by Jon Alvarez · 54 replies · 1,433+ views
    SEASON PREMIERE Wednesday, October 20, 9:30PM ET/PT CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE stars Emmy Award nominee John Goodman in a comedy about a family man who, by default, is the go-to guy for his eccentric extended clan. John (Goodman) and Kate Barnett (Jean Smart) are still very much in love after 20 years of marriage and are looking forward to the next 20. Only one thing interrupts their bliss: John's family. His sex-obsessed father, Art (Ed Asner), and his loopy mother, Marge (Olympia Dukakis), have a penchant for coming over unannounced, ready to stir the pot. The owner of a security...