Occupy Wall Street
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Two months in, Occupy Wall Street media coverage has swelled from a fringe movement to the importance of a daily beat. To guide you through this media saturation, the Observer presents the best stories and angles from the worldwide OWS news desk, including coverage of the media “blackout” when the protests began in September. (But be sure to check out our coverage as well.)
The New York Times “With Generators Gone, Wall Street Protestors Try Bicycle Power“
What would Sandra Lee cook if she were catering the GLAAD Media Awards? The gubernatorial girlfriend, best known for her open-up-a-can recipes, didn’t hesitate. “I would do a Burrata cheese, heirloom tomato, an amazing olive oil, crispy pancetta … right next to a big, beautiful Bellini.”
Ms. Lee was on the blue carpet at Times Read More
The Last Word
Last week, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell devoted an unseemly share of his airtime to blasting Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly for his “relentless barrage of interruptions” of Barack Obama during Mr. O’Reilly’s pre-Super Bowl interview with the president. Monday’s line was that Mr. O’Reilly “failed more miserably than anyone who has ever gone before him” Read More
Lawrence O’Donnell, a regular substitute for Keith Olbermann on Countdown, will battle it out with Greta Van Susteren and Anderson Cooper at the 10 p.m. hour with his own show on MSNBC, the network announced today.
Mr. O’Donnell has worked for the network since it launched 14 years ago, but never as the host of Read More
On the morning of Sunday, May 10, Pat Buchanan sauntered across K Street. The political pundit was wearing a blazer and a blood red tie. It was the day after the White House Correspondents Association dinner, and the weather in the nation’s capital was beautiful, bright and breezy.
Mr. Buchanan was zeroing in on John Read More
The Observer has learned that MSNBC president Phil Griffin is in discussions with syndicated talk radio host Ed Schultz about possibly joining the network on a full-time basis. It is unclear what exactly the job would entail should Mr. Schultz and MSNBC come to an agreement.
On March 10, Mr. Schultz, who bills himself Read More
Kevin Sheekey, the Democrat behind the Republican National Convention, stood in the shade of a trailer on a quiet West Side block one recent morning, near two bags of carrots. The trailer’s occupant, an elephant, stood in the street with former Mayor Ed Koch, clowning for a television commercial. Mr. Sheekey stayed out of the Read More
Wednesday, Feb. 18
On Thursday, Feb. 12, when right-wing supercybergossip Matt Drudge unleashed the gravity-defying headline declaring that Senator John Kerry’s campaign for President was headed for a 27-year-old speed bump named Alexandra Polier, the TV news hordes reacted like Mr. Drudge’s story was the frog-creature that had come crawling out of a fetid swamp. Read More