Monthly Archives: November 2010

Sarah Palin Takes Gawker to Court

It all started last week, when some goofs at Gawker published images of 21 pages from Sarah Palin‘s latest book, “America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag.” For bad measure, they added the book’s dedication page.

The next day Palin posted the following on her Twitter page: “The publishing world is LEAKING out-of-context excerpts of my book w/out my permission? Isn’t that illegal?”

Gawker refused to take down the excerpt, despite having received a letter demanding that action. Instead the site posted a taunt with the title “Sarah Palin is Mad at Us for Leaking Pages From Her Book.”

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CNN Embarrassed by Spitzer Documentary

 


One of the unintended consequences of the release of director Alex Gibney’s documentary, “Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer,” is that it is causing embarrassment to the brass at CNN.

The movie recounts the scandalous manner in which the former New York governor exited office. But it also leaves moviegoers wondering why Spitzer would be awarded a primetime gig at the cable network. Excerpt: read more CLICK HERE

 

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‘Cool It’ Counters Al Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Truth’

Somebody had to make a film that responded to Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth.”

Danish environmentalist Bjørn Lomborg has done just that, using a compelling approach that may crack the door open for those who embrace the global warming faith and enable some individuals to warm up to the truth; that is, that the theory lacks a scientific basis.

Lomborg is the star of Ondi Timoner’s film, “Cool It,” titled after the Lomborg book of the same name.

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CBS Touts Flawed Poll to Encourage GOP to ‘Compromise’

Using a headline that reads “Poll: Americans Want GOP, Dems to Compromise,” CBS has conducted a poll in an attempt to manipulate and influence the public and newly elected legislators.

The poll’s questions are slyly non-objective and lead those that were polled to CBS’s desired answer.

For example, the key question in the poll is, “Should Republicans in Congress Stick To Positions Or Compromise?”

This could have been written objectively without using the subtly negative term “stick,” a question of this type could have read, “Which of the following Congressional actions would you most approve of:”

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Keith Olbermann’s ‘Indefinite’ Suspension Ends


Lately MSNBC has been doing its best Donald Trump imitation.

It was only months ago that the network suspended David Shuster for taping a pilot at rival cable network CNN.

Then Donny Deutsch was shown the door for criticizing Keith Olbermann.

Olbermann, of course, was himself recently suspended. Sources at MSNBC told Politico that the reason for Olbermann’s sanction had to do with the host having refused to perform an on-camera mea culpa.

Olbermann had claimed that he was unaware that policy prohibited him from making campaign contributions.

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