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Posts Tagged ‘Current TV’

Separated at Birth: The Dave Zirin Edition

With news of Jason Collins breaking this past week, The Nation‘s Sports Editor, Dave Zirin, has been making the rounds. On a recent appearance with Current TV’s John Fugelsang, we weren’t sure if it was Zirin or another  Current host, Cenk Uygur. Check out this side-by-side comparison and you be the judge.

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Andy Borowitz’s Nose And Other Observations From Joy Behar’s Comics With Benefits Event

Current TV’s Joy Behar hosted “Comics with Benefits” last night in New York City, a charity event for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

The benefit featured performances by Behar, New Yorker‘s Andy Borowitz and Current’s other in-house comedian John Fugelsang. Though it transpired last night, the special doesn’t air on Current until Friday. But browsing through Twitter using the hashtag #ComicsWithBenefits, we were able to pull the four most interesting bits ahead of time.

1. Wendy Williams is a giant.

“How we doin’?” tweeted Wendy Williams of the Wendy Williams Show, who attended the event. Here she is towering over “The View’s” leopard-printed Sherri Shepherd. One follower asked “Geeze Wendy, how tall are you sweetie?”Another said, “Awww Man!..I Thought That was Another Picture Of U With Your Clothes Off …Dang!! :-) ” … Read more

Krauthammer Called Ugly Again

Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer can’t seem to catch a break. Within two weeks he’s been mocked by liberals for the way his face looks.

Earlier this month on his MSNBC show Martin Bashir played a video clip featuring Krauthammer. When the clip ended he sarcastically apologized for any “young viewers who may have been frightened by that face.”

Last night on Joy Behar‘s Current TV show, CBS News Contributor Nancy Giles shared a similar sentiment. Behar began the discussion with FNC host Brian Kilmeade‘s recent joke that women at Fox are hired out of a Victoria’s Secret catalog.

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Chef Puck Delivers Food to the (Un)Needy

Celebrity Chef and Reliable Source Restaurant Owner Wolfgang Puck has a charitable message to share: With Meals on Wheels, a program that brings food to the needy, beggars really can be choosers.

In a spot for Current TV’s The Young Turks last night, Puck said “We are supposed to be the richest country in the world. So it should mean that everybody goes to bed happy and with a full stomach and nourished well. But it ain’t so.”

Puck shared an anecdote about a friend who was HIV positive and kicked out of his home by his parents. The friend sought refuge at a hospice, which agreed to take him in but let him know there were specific times that lunch and dinner would be served. “Well, he didn’t want to do that,” Puck said, beaming… Read more

Behar: Romney ‘Trying To Get Into’ America’s ‘Pants’

There’s a recurring sexualization of GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney that happens on Current TV’s Say Anything with Joy Behar. Last month he was compared to a penis-less Ken Doll. The latest, a “horny guy” who wants to “get in [your] pants.”

On the show last night Behar explained why she’s not voting for Romney. “He reminds me of a horny guy doing speed dating,” she said. “He’ll say anything to close the deal: ‘You like hip hop, too?! That’s my favorite kind of music. I used to be a hip hopper. Can I get your number?’ Then two minutes later, it’s on to the next prospect: ‘Hip hop music? Yeah I hate it, too. All that noise. What I really love are Gregorian chants.’”

“Ask yourself what we really need,” Behar concluded. “A man who’s trying to get America back on its feet or one who’s just trying to get into its pants?”

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The Return of Queen Levine

Just when it looked like liberal radio host Mark Levine had faded into the night, he makes a comeback on Current TV’s Say Anything with Joy Behar.

Levine — or, as we’ve come to know and love him, her majesty Queen Levine for his demanding demeanor — was on the show last night with former RNC Chairman Michael Steele talking about conservative author Ann Coulter‘s recent “retard” tweet.

Queen Levine dismissed the tweet… Read more

Current TV’s Joel Hyatt: ‘We are all in as a political and news network’

From hiring Keith Olbermann and Internet pioneer Cenk Uygur to expanding into daytime with original programming with Stephanie Miller and Bill Press, Current TV has undergone a great deal of changes since its launch in 2005. But its mission stays the same, says co-founder Joel Hyatt.

“Our goal for Current is to influence the conversation of democracy,” says Hyatt in our So What Do You Do? interview. ”We want to have an impact on the public policy discussion.”

Hyatt, who stepped back into the CEO role in July 2012, also gave his two cents on how the Big Three (MSNBC, CNN and Fox News) are doing in covering the Republican primaries and Presidential race.

“There are times in which the cable networks do a really outstanding job; there are times in which I think the job they do is embarrassingly bad,” Hyatt said. “What journalism needs to do is seek truth. Convey it; explore it; create context for it; connect the dots.”

Is that the general rule on those rival networks? “No,” he said.

Read the full interview here.