It’s odd to see chain-email forwards in 2012; they seem like a relic of the late ’90s, when email was still the best way to share information with a mass of people one knew (as opposed to, say, Facebook in 2012). More often than not, they seemed intent on propagating something, whether it was a belief, a superstition or an awful joke that parents find funny.
We found ourselves on the receiving end of one today, however, that struck a chord of curiosity from one person who sent it on.
Rachel Maddow devoted Thursday night’s entire episode of her MSNBC show to an interview with Jon Stewart. The “Daily Show” host addressed criticism of his recent D.C. rally and outlined his issues with MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News.
The Oct. 30 “Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear” on the National Mall was attended by Read More
Not long ago, President Barack Obama finally got around to filling three of the top jobs at the Treasury Department that had been vacant since his inauguration.
But even afterward, one top financial job was left conspicuously unfilled—namely, the role of Economic Surrogate in Chief.
A good economic statesman—somebody who can crunch budget projections by Read More
Who says liberals and leftists can’t get airtime on FOX News? The Huffington Post has video of an important Election Alert from Ruper Murdoch’s the "fair and balanced" news network that features William Ayers—the man whom Senator John McCain referred to in the third debate as "an old washed-up terrorist"—voting in Chicago.
In 1993, Rolling Stone writer Hugh Gallagher forced himself to watch MTV for seven days straight. Mr. Gallagher’s reaction to the experience was easily summed up in the headline to his story: "An Experiment in Terror."
In this week’s New Republic, Isaac Chotiner tries a similar (but less immersive) experiment as he watched 24 Read More
An O.G. in the Usual Gang of Idiots: The Times‘ Neil Genzlinger profiles MAD magazine’s fold-in creator Al Jaffee and finds the 87-year-old writer/illustrator still up on youth culture. (Of course he is: The guy did a mind-blowing cover for Vice magazine’s Comics Issue, after all.)
Fox Season: Time‘s James Poniewozik wonders Read More
Tuesday, March 4, around 8 p.m., Bill O’Reilly bounded across a chilly studio on the first floor of the News Corp. building on Sixth Avenue toward the desk at the back of the room.
There, the members of the Fox News Super Tuesday II political team—Brit Hume, Juan Williams, Bill Kristol, Nina Easton and Fred Read More
Recently, Shepard Smith stood in his office at Fox News and gestured at a football, on his bookshelf, signed by Giants quarterback and fellow University of Mississippi alumnus Eli Manning.
“I’ve met him a number of times,” said Mr. Smith. “He’s a private guy. He’s likes to stay to himself. Eli, as a friend, Read More
An unlikely showdown could be developing between Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News and a leading Republican presidential contender.
Last week, Fox sent out letters to the campaigns of each of the leading Republican presidential candidates, ordering them to stop using footage from Fox presidential debates in their campaign ads and on their web sites.
Today, Read More