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April 21, 2013
So the new George W. Bush Presidential Library, opening this week, includes an interesting feature: An interactive section that allows visitors to decide for themselves if the decisions Bush made were the right ones, based on input from virtual “advisers.” In other words, Bush’s little way of giving himself a second chance in the eyes of the public. (ht @pbump)

So the new George W. Bush Presidential Library, opening this week, includes an interesting feature: An interactive section that allows visitors to decide for themselves if the decisions Bush made were the right ones, based on input from virtual “advisers.” In other words, Bush’s little way of giving himself a second chance in the eyes of the public. (ht @pbump)

11:30 // 1 year ago
July 4, 2012

Shattered Glass, put together again? Disgraced journalist pushes for second chance as a lawyer

Remember Stephen Glass? The man at the center of a major Clinton-era journalistic scandal at The New Republic (shown above in film trailer form) is looking to make a comeback — as a lawyer. Glass, now 39, has poured tons of money into the effort, and has worked hard to rehabilitate himself and his image, even going through therapy. And his boss, trial lawyer Paul Zuckerman, is one of the strongest advocates for his push to get a California law license, giving him a second chance after reflecting on his own earlier substance abuse. ”People can say he is fooling me,” Zuckerman said. “But I truly know the man.”

11:27 // 1 year ago
September 16, 2011
He said, ‘God is worthy to be praised. God’s mercy triumphs over judgment, and I feel good.’
Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark • Discussing the reaction by Duane Edward Buck, the death row inmate whose sentence was stayed by the Supreme Court last night. He already had his last meal and was praying at the time. While the reprieve is only temporary pending the Supreme Court’s evaluation of the claims his equal protection rights have been violated, it nonetheless ensured that his last meal — a dish of fried chicken, fried fish, french fries, salad, jalapeno peppers and apples — might not be so final. source (viafollow)
11:12 // 2 years ago
February 1, 2011
abcworldnews:

Gervais Invited Back to Host Golden Globes, Do You Think He Should Return?
Gawker:

They may have complained about his “totally unacceptable” jokes, but Golden Globes organizers have asked comedian Ricky Gervais to host the awards for a third time next year, according to Gervais. He told Heat magazine, “I don’t think I should.”


Let this be a lesson: If you bring in the ratings, people will put up with your crap. Who would talk about the Golden Globes if he wasn’t host?

abcworldnews:

Gervais Invited Back to Host Golden Globes, Do You Think He Should Return?

Gawker:

They may have complained about his “totally unacceptable” jokes, but Golden Globes organizers have asked comedian Ricky Gervais to host the awards for a third time next year, according to Gervais. He told Heat magazine, “I don’t think I should.”

Let this be a lesson: If you bring in the ratings, people will put up with your crap. Who would talk about the Golden Globes if he wasn’t host?

8:42 // 3 years ago
January 17, 2011
Oprah on Piers Morgan: Actually saying newsworthy stuff: Oprah was pregnant at 14. She thought about killing herself, ashamed of the stigma of teen pregnancy. She lost the baby. “When the baby died, I knew that it was my second chance.” Whoa. source Follow ShortFormBlog

Oprah on Piers Morgan: Actually saying newsworthy stuff: Oprah was pregnant at 14. She thought about killing herself, ashamed of the stigma of teen pregnancy. She lost the baby. “When the baby died, I knew that it was my second chance.” Whoa. source

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21:44 // 3 years ago