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Afternoon Reading List 05.30.13

The state of conservative media  Oliver Willis, a professional Fox News hater for Media Matters, laid out the current state of conservative media in a story for The Daily Banter. Well his take on it, anyway. The piece was very much in Willis’ typical style, bashing the right-wing media and conservative movement. Willis said that Rush Limbaugh is still conservative media’s “most dominant voice,” though his audience is fading due to his lack of online activity and aging radio audience. According to Willis, he is not only influential to his audience, but Limbaugh is also influential among right-wing pols. Where Limbaugh falls short in online activity, Willis said Matt Drudge and Glenn Beck are both excelling on the web, though some of Drudge’s credibility has been lost due to his fondness for “conspiracy theories from 9/11 truthers.” The piece also evaluates the new generation of right-wing media, including Breitbart.com and Michelle Malkin. Willis calls this new breed of conservative media “a gaggle of clowns” and says it “could be the best thing to happen to the left.” Though Willis dismisses Breitbart.com as a non-serious news outlet, he does credit Andrew Breitbart’s original mission for the website. Under his leadership, he said, the site was “evil, but a good idea” and that Breitbart “knew what the hell he was doing.” Since Breitbart’s passing, however, Willis said the site has taken a turn for the worse. Not trying hiding his obvious personal bias, Willis concedes that he is “a liberal who wants conservatism to fail.” So while he may not the best person to evaluate the current state of the conservative media, he does give a rather detailed analysis of the right-wing media from the perspective of the left.

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Meghan McCain Not Hacked, Her Sad Tweets Were ‘On Purpose’

Occasional blogger Meghan McCain sent out pleas yesterday to a couple of her critics, hoping to get some one-on-one time. Translation: Nobody’s thinking about Meghan McCain these days, so she’s willing revisit old feuds if it means she can get on TV for a few minutes and then have that segment subsequently posted on Mediaite.

“Glenn, you once fake vomited on your show in response to an PSA I did, I would like to talk to you about this. Call me,” McCain tweeted to conservative radio host Glenn Beck. She was referring to a radio segment Beck did where he made gagging noises while watching a skin cancer video PSA McCain participated in nearly two years ago.

“Laura, you once publicly said some things about me that really hurt me,” McCain then tweeted to Laura Ingraham, also a conservative radio host. “It’s taken me a long time to get here, but I would really like to talk to you in person. Call me.” Here, McCain is referring to the time Ingraham called McCain “plus-sized.” This happened in 2009.

Even the skin on Lil’ Kim’s nose isn’t this thin.

And as if there was any doubt McCain’s tweets have always been a freak showRead more

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

SEAT WITH A VIEW: “Fantastic morning window view on Amtrak to DC.”Callie Schweitzer, Director of Marketing and Projects for Vox Media, former Deputy Publisher of TPM.

DECADENT DINING: “What a glorious way to wake up: a doughnut muffin. Yes, you read that correctly.” — Nevin Martell, food writer author of Looking for Calvin and Hobbes.

Journo begs world to write him

“You’re all sitting on media news and you don’t even know it. Email me: dbyers@callmemaybe.com” — Politico‘s Dylan Byers who was having a slow day Monday? We may or may not have made up the last part of his email address. We didn’t know Politico allowed funky email addresses as the topic is not in the ethics manual.

Glenn Beck cares for dying dog

“Up tonight again with victor. I fear he is reaching his last days. Our family will be rocked. He is the best dog and a member of the family.” — Glenn Beck at 4:24 a.m.

Real Headline from HuffPost: “These pills will make you defecate real gold”

Are spokesmen allowed to have personal opinions?

“Just my personal opinion but shame on the @AP for digging into the Arizona lottery winner’s life. He should have a right to anonymity. — NRSC Spokesman and Drakkar Noir-loving Brian Walsh.

Oprah Van Susteren never stops

“BLOG (I had the night off .. but I still want to know what you thought about tonight’s show!)” — FNC Greta Van Susteren.

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day… Read more

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

 

Madame Secretary can do whatever she pleases

“Guy @ state Dept LGBT event asks attendees to turn off phones, but ‘Madame Secretary, you’re welcome to text any time.’” — Politico‘s Jennifer Epstein.

Harvey Levin: Is the power of Kim Kardashian disgraceful?

“Do you think politics hit a new low when the US ambassador personally greets Kim K when she arrives in Kuwait? #tmzlive” — TMZ’s Harvey Levin.

Politico reporter dings NYT for poor scoopage

“I’ve worked at the New York Times so I’m unfortunately well aware of its tendency to treat other people’s scoops like they don’t exist.” — Politico‘s Ben White. The backstory: White was referring to the NYT following his scoop that Treasury’s Mary Miller had taken her name out of consideration for SEC chair without crediting him. White also wrote on Twitter: “Freaking UNREAL that NYT fails to credit me on the Mary Miller scoop. NYTimes: Contender for S.E.C. Chief Drops Out” and links to this NYT story. The NYT‘s excuse? They said they hadn’t seen it.

Senator bumps reporter, makes weird joke

“Orrin Hatch accidentally bumping reporter, joking ‘I just like to touch you,’ then blushing. ‘I’m a good Mormon boy!’” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel.

A faux Twitter fight

The fake fight was between HuffPost‘s Elise Foley and BuzzFeed‘s Andrew Kaczynksi.

Foley: I’m always so sad when I miss twitter fights.

Kaczynski: YOU SUCK

Foley: YOU SUCK MORE.

Beck advises how to win Obama in pee keepsake

“E-mail obamapeepee@glennbeck.com and put your bid for #ObamaInPeePee in the subject line WG” — Glenn Beck.

Question to ponder: “Has anybody asked Condi about Susan Rice? I.e., RICE ON RICE” – Roll Call‘s Steven Dennis.

A real HuffPost headline: “Man arrested for stealing goose, locking it in SUV while he played soccer”

Photog unleashes torrent of hate on Washington Examiner scribe, and HuffPost‘s Ethan Klapper encounters boisterous gentleman outside Metro. Read more

Journalists Discuss Glenn Beck’s Pee (i.e. Dos Equis)

In what looks to be an ongoing antagonistic relationship between The Daily Caller and BuzzFeed, last night a couple of reporters engaged in some light to medium flow banter about Glenn Beck‘s urine.

Things heated up late last night when BuzzFeed‘s Andrew Kaczynski tweeted out a colleague’s item about Beck allegedly selling his waste with a toy President Obama floating inside a jar. A Michelle Obama version may be on the way. TheBlaze.com, owned by Beck, has a story posted late Tuesday afternoon indicating the urine is fake. We’re told it’s really Dos Equis beer. The Daily Caller‘s TV reporter Jeff Poor  rightfully wasn’t necessarily buying some of BuzzFeed‘s reporting and began to question Kaczynski.

But first, can we throw up now?

See the conversation and remarks from Poor…

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Journo Picks World’s Most Unusual Baby Name

A hearty congratulations to The Daily Caller’s media scribe Matt Lewis for possibly picking the most outlandish baby name he could find.

“Happy to welcome Becket Wilberforce Lewis to the world! 8 lb 5 oz,” — Lewis announced on Twitter last night at 7:04 p.m. Please note the father and son’s matching dimples.

Lewis told FishbowlDC: “I should definitely mention that Becket has an almost 2-year old brother, Burke (named after British statesman and philosopher Edmund
Burke). Burke and Wilberforce were contemporaries. Hopefully, they will get along in the 21st century, too!”

Asked if he will call the child “Wilberforce” or come up with a nickname, Lewis replied, “Hmm. Since Becket is his first name, I’m thinking ‘Beck’ as a nickname.” He then quickly stressed, “Like Beck Hansen, not Glenn Beck.” As he explained, “Wilberforce will probably only come out when were mad at him: ‘Becket Wilberforce Lewis, you march on here this instant!’”

Lewis acknowledged that he’s a big believer in the importance of names. “Lets be honest, if my name were Becket Lewis, my whole life would be different,” he said. “I’d probably have my own Fox show.”

Without further delay, welcome Becket Wilberforce Lewis to the Fishbowl! We only hope we have many reasons to mention you. Needless to say he’s going to be a wilberforce of nature (and this is just the beginning of jokes he’s bound to get in elementary school and beyond.)

Lewis explains he and his wife’s choice in baby names…

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Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

Spoken like a true gentleman with bad hair

“Pervert alert. Rep. Weiner is back on twitter. All girls under the age of 18, block him immediately.” — former possible thought about it for 20 minutes GOP Presidential hopeful Donald Trump.

A fitting ending

“Back row by toilet on last shuttle out of Boston to DC – election 2012 version of last helicopter out of Saigon.” — The Daily Mail‘s Toby Harnden.

Important Q to Ponder: “Whats the going rate that the tooth fairy gives for a baby tooth these days?” — ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper.

Compliments from Manhattan

“BuzzFeed DC killing it today, which is good bc some of us are barely functional up here today.” — BuzzFeed Political Editor Ben Smith.

Moving on (sort of, not really)

“State Dept press corps cracking jokes today about how many Congressional hearings on Benghazi we’ll have to cover, fueled by GOP vengeance.” — McClatchy foreign policy reporter Hannah Allam.

And now for the more important things in life…

“Garrett’s Caramel Corn. If you’ve had it, I need not say more. Just raise a hand and smack your lips. Yum!” — NPR’s Michele Norris.

“A fun evening out at @washingtonian‘s Whiskey Fest. Finally got to taste Vermont’s own, Whistlepig Whiskey.” — Washingtonian Editor Garrett Graff.

The Movie Critic?

“OVERRATED 007! Caught show in London last week, Marble Arch. Low budget comes thru on screen, no gadgets, locations by Priceline.com.” — Matt Drudge.

GOP’s eat their own

Bill O’Reilly is totally full of crap in his analysis.” — Conservative blogger and former TWTer Robert Stacy McCain on the FNC host.

Want to join Glenn Beck in jumping off a cliff? Also: The gay harassment of FBDC’s Peter Ogburn’s continues… Read more

Glenn Beck Unplugged Tonight

Glenn Beck, a standup comedian? It’s not such a stretch, actually.

The dramatic newsman will perform live on stage tonight in a comedy routine they’re calling “Glenn Beck Unelectable 2012,” put on by The Blaze and sponsored by Fathom Events and Beck-founded Mercury Radio Arts. For the past week he has been performing in select theaters nationwide.

Tonight he’ll appear in Arlington at Ballston Commons 12. Well, actually, he’ll be in the flesh at the Majestic Theater in San Antonio, Texas, but it’ll air in the Virginia theater. Our own Eddie Scarry, who also writes for The Blaze, is being to sent to the theater for audience reaction. Hopefully they won’t throw pies at him.

Event organizers are promising a wild event. First off, they refer to Beck as a “leading media personality.” Really, leading? Then they write, “Sure, Glenn’s not really running for president, but that’s only because he says the kind of things politicians can’t…or won’t! From Democrats to Republicans, law makers to law breakers, no one is safe from Glenn in what many are calling the funniest show he’s ever done.” See here for tickets and a list of participating theaters nationwide.

All we can say is, crossing our fingers for a crying scene.

Blaze Editor-in-Chief Says Cupp Won’t Likely Sue

An editor for The Blaze, the sister site of GBTV, says conservative commentator S.E. Cupp won’t likely try to sue Hustler for photoshopping a penis into her mouth for a new feature. More on their minds is who will denounce it?

On his Twitter feed, Glenn Beck, her boss, is already asking, “Where is N.O.W.?”

“It doesn’t sound like a lawsuit is what S.E. has in mind,” says The Blaze‘s Editor-in-Chief Scott Baker. “It’s more a question of seeing who will condemn this.”

Baker called Cupp  “fierce” and “feminine” and said Hustler will have regrets. “Obviously there won’t be a lot of defenders on moral grounds. But will NOW — for example — say anything?” he asked. “And the counter scenarios raise good questions as Glenn Beck did on the radio — if this had been a picture of Michelle Obama what would happen? This is obviously a disgusting move by the morally hampered.  We intend to say so and we’re looking to see who else will.  S.E. is the true definition of fierce and feminine — I’m pretty confident Hustler will regret their depiction and their decision to publish.”

Will S.E. Cupp Sue Hustler?

S.E. Cupp, a conservative commentator who works for GBTV, is in a bit of a pickle. She appears in Hustler, but not in the way you might think. The Blaze, a sister company to GBTV that is owned by Mercury Inc. which is owned by Glenn Beck, is reporting this morning that Cupp is part of a new Hustler graphic on celebrities. In the feature, they place a penis in the woman’s mouth. They’re calling it “Celebrity Fantasy.”

There is a “disclaimer” saying that “no such picture actually exists.” Still, Cupp is hopping mad and told Beck as much this morning when he interviewed her. They discussed how it would stick with her and affect her future (kids, etc…) and how it will make its way around the internet.

No word on whether she’ll take legal action, but Beck encouraged her to do so. He told his listening audience that if anyone wanted represent her, to contact his show.

Developing…

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