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Top 14 Terrible Stills Courtesy of Current TV

At most networks, the media relations team is hypervigilant (read: bordering on psychotic) about the pictures used to rep the talent. Let’s just say we may have once used a picture of CNN’s Wolf Blitzer with makeup pads over his eyes that nearly made the entire building blow up. At Current TV, however, the worse you look, the more glorious life appears to be. It’s like a contagion to find the conceivably assiest photograph for the daily email blast. We can see their internal meetings now in which they pass around goofball pictures and shoot milk and diet coke through their noses as they laugh and laugh. Whichever photograph leaves tears streaming down their faces wins.

In all seriousness, to promote its prime time lineup, Current’s obviously hilarious media relations team blasts video clips. Accompanying each clip is a brief on what happens in the video and a screen shot. Incidentally, the shots seem to capture the most unflattering moments for guests and hosts appearing on the liberal cable channel. To be sure, we’ve reached out to them for comment on the selection process that goes into choosing the stills.

But for now, we’ve rounded up the 14 best of the worst pictures from over the course a month. Enjoy!

Bridget McCormack, as seen on the Sept. 20th edition of The War Room, hosted by Jennifer Granholm. McCormack is the sister of actress Mary McCormack (West Wing) and is running for the Michigan Supreme Court. One question: Is she perfecting her frog impression?

UPDATE: The fine people at Current’s media relations department have responded to us in an “official statement.” They write: “Consider this an open invitation to appear on The Young Turks.  We’ll make sure to book Vogue’s retoucher for your appearance… We hear they work wonders. Best, the ‘hilarious’ Current media relations team.”

 

NBC’s Meredith Vieira, as seen on the Sept. 19th edition of Say Anything with Joy Behar. Meredith’s face does not do this in real life.

 

Bloomberg‘s Josh Barro (left) and The Atlantic‘s Molly Ball as seen on the Sept. 19th edition of Viewpoint, hosted by Eliot Spitzer, who has his eyes half closed. Maybe since he’s host they might have a alternative shot of him with his slits for eyes as wide open as they’ll go?

 

James Carter IV, President Jimmy Carter‘s grandson, as seen on the Sept. 18th edition of The Young Turks, hosted by Cenk Uygur. Carter is the researcher who helped uncover Mitt Romney‘s infamous “47 percent” video and here, he appears to be unsure that he’s on television, or on Earth for that matter.

 

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Current TV Adds Bill Press and Stephanie Miller

This just in from Current TV…

This spring, Current TV will launch a new morning news block featuring live simulcasts of the radio programs featuring Bill Press and Stephanie Miller.  “The Bill Press Show” will air from 6am-9am ET and “The Stephanie Miller Show” will air from 9am-12pm ET every weekday starting early this spring.  The network claims these additions “further strengthen” Current’s line-up of political commentary and analysis programs which include “Countdown with Keith Olbermann,” “The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur,” and “The War Room with Jennifer Granholm.”

Politico Picks Up Jennifer Granholm as Columnist

Jennifer Granholm, former governor of Michigan, just started a new gig hosting “The War Room” on Current TV and now she’s joining Politico as a regular columnist.

“The former Democratic governor is the newest addition to POLITICO’s impressive roster of opinion writers,” said a press release. Granholm’s first column was published last night and future columns will run every other week.

She joins the ranks of Roger Simon and MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, who are also regular columnists for the publication.

Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet The Press: IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan, MI Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D), former MA Gov. Mitt Romney (R), former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Wal-Mart Pres./CEO Lee Scott, Google CEO Eric Schmidt, and a roundtable with Chicago Sun-Times’ Mary Mitchell and NBC political director Chuck Todd.

  • Face The Nation: Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Georgetown University’s Michael Eric Dyson.

  • Fox News Sunday: Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and a panel with Brit Hume, Washington Managing Editor of Fox News, Mara Liasson, National Public Radio & Fox News, Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard & Fox News and Juan Williams, National Public Radio & Fox News. The “Power Player” is Worcester Wreath pres. Morrill Worcester.

  • This Week: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and a roundtable with PBS’ Gwen Ifill, the New York Times’ Paul Krugman, The Wall Street Journal’s Gerald Seib, and ABC News’ George Will.

  • Late Edition: Sen. John Ensign (R-NV), Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), former Clinton economic adviser Gene Sperling, Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Moore, Republican strategist Ed Rollins, Democratic strategist James Carville, former White House adviser David Gergen, CNN’s Dana Bash, CNN’s Bill Schneider and CNN’s John King.

  • The Post Politics Program with Ed O’Keefe and Emily Freifeld: The Post’s Chicago bureau chief Peter Slevin, Post’s Kari Lydersen, Jeff Smith and Jerry Markon and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.).

  • Chris Matthews Show: Atlantic’s Andrew Sullivan, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson and Washington Post’s Ceci Connolly.

  • After Party: New Republic’s Peter Beinart, Townhall.com’s Amanda Carpenter, Chadderdon Group’s Liz Chadderdon, Washington Times’ Brian DeBose, Feehery Group president John Feehery and Nation’s Christopher Hayes.

  • Reliable Sources: Chicago Tribune’s Clarence Page, Chicago Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet, Chicago Tribune’s John McCormick, Hollywood Reporter’s Ray Richmond, wax-word.net’s Sharon Waxman and filmmaker Rod Lurie.

  • Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

  • GPS: Former Secretary of State Colin Powell

  • Inside Washington: NPR’s Nina Totenberg, Newsweek’s Evan Thomas and syndicated columnists Mark Shields and Charles Krauthammer.

  • Comcast Kickoff: Molly Henneberg, the FNC correspondent and lifelong Red Skins fan, will be a guest on the Comcast Kickoff show this Sunday before the Red Skins game. The show airs from 11AM to 1PM ET.

  • Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet The Press: Former Secretary of State James Baker, former Commerce Secretary William Daley, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), and a roundtable with CNBC’s Erin Burnett, former Wall Street Journal Detroit bureau chief Paul Ingrassia and NBC political director Chuck Todd.

  • Face the Nation: Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Obama economic adviser Austan Goolsbee.

  • This Week: Obama Senior White House adviser David Axelrod, Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Richard Shelby (R-AL), and a roundtable with George Will, American Prospect’s Robert Kuttner, Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington and New York Times’ David Brooks.

  • Fox News Sunday: Axelrod, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and House Minority Leader John Boehner and a panel with Brit Hume, Fox News Washington Managing Editor, Mara Liasson, National Public Radio & Fox News, Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard & Fox News, Juan Williams, National Public Radio & Fox News. The “Power Player” is Air Force One.

  • Late Edition: Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-MI), Steve Forbes, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, Republican strategist Ed Rollins, Democratic strategist James Carville, CNN’s Gloria Borger and Joe Johns.

  • Reliable Sources: Philadelphia Inquirer’s Gail Shister, Broadcasting & Cable’s Marisa Guthrie, Lisa Bloom, Daily Beast’s Tina Brown, CNN’s Ed Henry, New Republic’s Michelle Cottle, Washington Times’ Christina Bellantoni and comedian Andy Kindler.

  • GPS: Former VP Al Gore, New York Times’ Tom Friedman, Harvard Univ. prof. Niall Ferguson and Princeton Univ. School of Public and Int’l Affairs dean Anne Marie Slaughter.

  • Post Politics Program with Emily Freifeld and Ed O’Keefe: Former Gov. Mike Huckabee, Phil Rucker, Nikita Stewart and Mike Ruane. The show now airs on POTUS: Sirius 110/XM 130.

  • C-SPAN’s Newsmakers: Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), newly elected Minority Whip will be interviewed by Washington Correspondents David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers, and Paul Kane, Washington Post.

  • Chris Matthews Show: Washington Post’s Bob Woodward, NBC’s David Gregory, BBC’s Katty Kay and CNN’s Gloria Borger.

  • Inside Washington: NPR’s Nina Totenberg, Newsweek’s Evan Thomas, The Washington Post’s Colbert King, and syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer.

  • Sunday Show Preview

  • Meet the Press: Democratic strategist Paul Begala and Republican strategist Mike Murphy, and a roundtable with NBC’s David Gregory, PBS’ Gwen Ifill, Wall Street Journal’s Peggy Noonan, NBC political director Chuck Todd and Des Moines Register’s David Yepsen.

  • Face The Nation: Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-MI), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Rep. Heather Wilson (R-NM) and The New York Times’ David Brooks.

  • This Week: Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell (D), Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty (R), Florida Senator Mel Martinez (R), and Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown (D) and a roundtable with Time Magazine’s Karen Tumulty, The Wall Street Journal’s Gerald Seib, The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel, and ABC News’ George Will.

  • Fox News Sunday: Karl Rove, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I), Sen. Claire McCaskill (D), and a panel with Brit Hume, Fox News Washington Managing Editor, Mara Liasson, National Public Radio & Fox News, Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard & Fox News and Juan Williams, National Public Radio & Fox News. The Power Player of The Week is Brooks Jackson, Director, Factcheck.org

  • Late Edition: Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL), Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), McCain economic adviser Nancy Pfotenhauer, Republican strategist Alex Castellanos, Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen, Republican strategist Leslie Sanchez, Democratic strategist Donna Brazile and CNN’s Candy Crowley, Gloria Borger and Ed Henry.

  • The Post Politics Program with Ed O’Keefe and Emily Freifeld on POTUS ’08: Jennifer Agiesta, Libby Copeland, Perry Bacon, Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-Md.) and washingtonpost.com’s Food blogger Kim O’Donnel.

  • CN8′s Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham: McCain supporter and Congressional candidate Craig Williams, as well as Roll Call’s Emily Pierce, Steven T. Dennis and Emily Heil.

  • Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation chairman Sheila Bair.

  • Inside Washington: NPR’s Nina Totenberg, Newsweek’s Evan Thomas and syndicated columnists Charles Krauthammer and Mark Shields.

  • Chris Matthews Show: Time’s Richard Stengel, NPR’s Michele Norris, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Washington Post Writers Group’s Kathleen Parker.

  • GPS: Bill Gates, former Singaporean Ambassador to the U.N. Kishore Mahbubani, Singapore Institute of International Affairs’ Simon Tay and foreign policy analyst Raja Mohan.

  • Reliable Sources: Washington Post’s Dana Milbank, political analyst Keli Goff, Townhall.com’s Amanda Carpenter, CBS’ Bob Schieffer, The Hill’s A.B. Stoddard, CNN’s Ed Henry and syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker.