Cloak & Dagger
Many a New Yorker’s deep-seated and very specific air-travel related fear—a bird flying into the engine after takeoff, causing an emergency landing a la Sully—just manifested into reality for not just one, but a high-profile CNN contributor and a Fox News contributor, both of whom lived to Tweet another day.
Gawker has a mole inside Fox News. Exciting! The death drive is strong in him or her. (Feels like a him.)
The Mole hates Fox News but says he can’t get a job anywhere else because he’s blacklisted.
“I am leaving,” Mole writes. “Sooner rather than later, I’m guessing. But I can’t just leave quietly, can I? Where’s the fun in that? So I’m John McClane-ing this shit. I’m inside the building, crawling through the air vents, gathering intel, and passing it along to Carl Winslow.”
(Bruce Willis movie references, we think.)
Back in December, Fox Business Network took on the most devious brainwashing film of our children’s generation: The Muppets. They were basically promoting an Occupy Wall Street agenda, claimed Follow the Money host, Eric Bolling.
But it’s 2012, and that means a new year for crazy! Now Lou Dobbs is on Fox News, railing that two recent animated films, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax and The Secret World of Arrietty (a Japanese adaptation of the children’s classic story, The Borrowers) are promoting socialism, anti-1% messages, and green energy policies backed by a liberal agenda.
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Per Deadline, Donald Sutherland has signed on to a comedy pilot at Fox set in the rollicking world of NPR. While it’s purportedly a pilot focused on a father-son relationship, we’re sure the setting will have some impact upon the plotlines, especially since Fox’s Read More
Contrary to somewhat overheated reports from Fox News regarding their mysterious silence, scientists with Russia’s Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute are probably just very busy. The Russian team has been drilling through 13,000 feet of Antarctic ice to reach subterranean Lake Vostok, a body of water that hasn’t seen daylight for 20 million years. On Thursday, an article published by Fox News seemed to leave open the prospect the scientists might have reached their goal and perhaps awakened some horrible evil from beyond time and space:
Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. appeared on Fox 5′s Good Day New York days before his office was investigating the show’s anchor Greg Kelly for allegedly raping a woman.
Mr. Vance appeared on the show Monday with Dan Reingold, president of the Hebrew Home in Riverdale, to talk about the growing problem of Read More
The New York Times is reporting that the Manhattan District Attorney is investigating charges of sexual assault leveled at WNYW (Fox) anchor Greg Kelly. Mr. Kelly, son of New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, allegedly committed the act in October 2011 in Lower Manhattan.
Mr. Kelly issued a denial through his attorney, Andrew Lankler:
Do you hear those sleigh bells ring-a-ling too? Every year we think we’re going crazy when the radio starts playing Christmas songs the moment the organic Whole Foods turkey has turned to Thanksgiving leftovers. (It’s been especially unnerving this year, considering the temperature has us repacking our winter sweaters.) We’re happy to get an early jump on the shopping—er—giving this year, as long it means that we can stuff our stockings with toys from Lady Gaga’s workshop at Barneys. Only $95 for an Alexander McQueen shoe replica made out of chocolate? That’s less than we paid at the Met to see the reel heel!
Another holiday treat has been the silence on Wall Street. Maybe everyone made peace on Thanksgiving … you know, just like the Pilgrims and Indians did before the former wiped out the indigenous culture with smallpox.
Occupy Wall Street
The journalism community prides itself on its social media use, but a study released yesterday reveals that mainstream news organizations are using Twitter wrong, i.e. to advance their own material as opposed to engaging with readers and followers.
Researchers from The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism and The George Washington University’s Read More
If one was trying to tack the label of antisemitism onto the Occupy Wall Street movement, (which apparently, everyone is) one needs to look no further than David Brooks‘ October 10th op-ed for The New York Times, entitled “The Milquetoast Radicals.” In it, he points to a 2004 article from Adbusters – the Canadian magazine that first put out the call to action for OWS way back in July – with the damning title of “Why Won’t Anyone Say They Are Jewish,” which plays the guessing game of Republican NeoCon’s religious orientation in relation to their pro-Israeli stance.
But isn’t using Adbusters to discredit what is now an independent, international movement sort of, well, besides the point?