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June 5, 2012
This Barrett supporter on CNN just now: "Democracy died tonight … the end of the United States as we know it." Please tell us someone got a video of this guy.
22:48 // 1 year ago
CNN and Fox News also calling: Wolf Blitzer says that the results are overall trending for Walker.
22:00 // 1 year ago
June 3, 2012
Anthony Bourdain tends to get noticed. The chef turned televised tour guide is macho but not overbearing, profane without being coarse, and tall and handsome. How handsome? I was at an outdoor social event with my wife some years ago when he passed by, and she was so transfixed by him that she walked into a bush. I hate him for that, but am unsurprised that his charmed life is about to add a new chapter.
The NYT’s David Carr • Writing about how Anthony Bourdain is all dreamy and stuff. Oh, and his new gig with CNN.
21:53 // 1 year ago
May 29, 2012
May 27, 2012
Tropical storm Beryl threatens the East Coast: With sustained winds of up to 60 mph, Beryl is headed west from the Atlantic Ocean on toward the Florida/Georgia area. The storm is expected to pick up strength and make landfall in northeastern Florida on Sunday, go into southeastern Georgia and then spin out of South Carolina and back into the ocean by Tuesday or Wednesday. Are people concerned about this storm? We’ll let you be the judge: ”We enjoy the storms. We live here,” Teri Hood told Central Florida News 13. “As long as there are cocktails for the weekend, that’s it.” source
Update: @breakingstorm reports that Beryl is now officially a tropical storm.
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13:58 // 1 year ago
April 15, 2012
April 10, 2012
In case you missed it, here’s the wild press conference held by the former attorneys for George Zimmerman, Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig. This is a slightly lower-quality version is basically to show the horrible camera angle CNN had when they showed it live on the air. Note the people walking in the background staring. It made an already awkward press conference (seriously, who wants to be a lawyer in a high-profile case and admit your client has gone off the grid?) look even more awkward. If you look at some of the other videos, they portrayed the situation a little better. But, by just showing random awkward people in the background, it made the whole thing look even more farcical. In fact, the network appeared to realize this halfway through, showing secondary images on the air and cropping the frame tightly. This is a very serious case. CNN did a disservice to viewers with this poor camera angle.
EDIT: On a related note, special prosecutor Angela Corey says she plans to make an announcement on the case within the next 72 hours.
20:56 // 1 year ago
April 9, 2012
In quoting someone else’s words, I repeated their offensive and inappropriate language. I deeply regret it.
CNN correspondent Susan Candiotti • Discussing her usage of profanity by quoting, verbatim, a posting by Tulsa shooting suspect Jake England that used a profanity and a racial slur. The printed-out words were censored on air, but Candiotti’s repeating of the line was not. The anchor at the time, Fredricka Whitfield, apologized for her on air. England was one of two men arrested in the shootings; the Facebook posting implies that England was upset about his father’s fatal shooting and the suicide death of his girlfriend.
8:09 // 1 year ago
April 5, 2012
Ever watch cable news? You’ve seen this guy. This redhead has been on all the major cable news networks and has filled up tons of ads with claims that his company will solve your tax problems. (It’s even in their logo!) Ironically, TaxMasters has had to file for bankruptcy protection as the result of a $200 million fraud settlement. The big three cable networks are on the hook for a loss, too — the company owes CNN $2.6 million, Fox News Channel over $938,000 and MSNBC nearly $260,000. What? You mean you can’t trust a guy with a beard?
12:53 // 1 year ago
April 3, 2012