Politico White House correspondent Joe Williams was suspended over remarks he made on MSNBC last night, according to Politico.
Discussing why Mitt Romney appears so frequently on the Fox News program Fox and Friends—the subject of a New York Times story yesterday—on MSNBC’s Martin Bashir, Mr. Williams said that Governor Romney is comfortable with people who are like him.
“They’re like him,” he said. “They’re white folks who are very much relaxed in their own company.”
Democratic advisors Peter Daou and James Boyce are carrying on with their bitter lawsuit claiming that Arianna Huffington and Kenneth Lerer stole their idea for a liberal Drudge Report and cut them out of control and ownership of The Huffington Post.
Though arch-conservative provocateur Andrew Breitbart may have passed away suddenly this week at 43, some enterprising spammer has ensured his Twitter feed has an afterlife. At 3:32 on Saturday, those who follow the late pundit were surprised to find the following pop up in their Twitter timelines:
Of all the pieces to be yielded by Andrew Breitbart’s death, this one is handily the strangest: A report from Daily Mail columnist Toby Harnden that the controversial conservative pundit was working on a CNN show with Anthony Weiner, the New York congressman ousted by a sexting scandal last year.
Online publisher and conservative media activist Andrew Breitbart died shortly after midnight at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times has confirmed. He passed “unexpectedly from natural causes,” according to one of his websites, BigJournalism.com. He was 43.
Sarah Palin has evidently been wigging out over Julianne Moore’s portrayal of her in the upcoming Game Change film on HBO. The TV movie shifts the focus of the campaign book from a panorama of the 2008 election to the aftermath of candidate John McCain picking Ms. Palin as his running mate. Ms. Palin published Read More
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Colby Hall– the managing editor of Dan Abrams’ (Dan Abrams!) media site that is so un-navel-gazey that it put “Media” in its name and created a baffling metric ranking for “powerful” people in New York to judge their own placement in the incestuous workplace strata– is leaving for greener pastures at Clear Channel. But before he goes, he wants you to know one thing about Mediaite’s success. Well, actually there’s several things he wants you to know, and he’s put them all in a post titled “Lessons From Nearly Three Years In the Belly Of the Mediaite Beast.“
So, Monday was fun. Not only did we learn that embattled amateur underwear model and unwavering mayoral aspirant Anthony Weiner really did tweet that infamous crotch shot to Gennette Cordova, in addition to numerous other indiscretions conducted over social media (we couldn’t resist imagining how a certain member of–well, Mr. Weiner’s person–may have felt about the whole affair), but we also learned that Andrew Breitbart has no qualms about creating new photo ops for himself.
A certain amount of grumbling is par for the course in the media business these days–an ambient hum so pervasive you almost forget it’s there. But that disconsolate keening seems to have reached a new pitch with AOL’s staggering $315 million purchase of the Huffington Post, an aggregation-loving site that, in the words of one Web Read More
“You can’t count on people who are unscrupulous to stop doing unscrupulous things,” Rachel Maddow told David Letterman last night. She was talking about Andrew Breitbart’s Shirley Sherrod episode. “I mean, If you’re going to run a so-called media outlet that’s really a political hackjob operation, they’re going to do political hack jobs. The Read More