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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

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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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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

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Quotes of the Day: The V.P. Debate Edition

“Biden is better than Viagra for senior citizens #vpdebate” — ABC’s “The View” and Current TV’s Joy Behar.

Praise for Martha!

“Martha Raddatz already won this debate.” — lawyer and CNN Contributor Rachel Sklar.

“Can we have Martha do the debates at Hofstra and Boca, too?” — New York magazine’s John Heilemann.

“Hold Ryan’s feet to the fire Martha! That’s right!” — D.C. Councilman and former Mayor Marion Barry.

“Asking Martha Raddatz to moderate my Thanksgiving dinner.” — JRC’s Ryan Beckwith.

“Have we mentioned in the past 3 minutes what a great #VPdebate Martha Raddatz is running? Yep.” — Mother Jones.

“Martha Raddatz is doing a great job. Substantive and also maintaining control.” — NBC’s David Gregory.

“Holy smokes does @MarthaRaddatz know her facts or what?” — Photographer Lauren Burke.

Down with Martha!

It seems like whenever @PaulRyanVP is getting on a roll, Martha ‘Obama attended my wedding’ Raddatz cuts him off.” — The Daily Caller‘s Matthew Boyle, who added, “Martha ‘Obama attended my wedding’ Raddatz shouldn’t be allowed to moderate any more debates in future. She’s failed.”

“THE MARTHA AND JOE TAGTEAM INTERRUPTING RYAN.” — Conservative blogger Robert Stacy McCain.

“I’m sorry, after tonight I cannot support the Lehrer-Raddatz ticket.” — National Review‘s Jim Geraghty.

A compliment and an insult for Martha

“The thing about @MarthaRaddatz is she’s a reporter, not an anchor.” — Slate‘s Farhad Manjoo.

Debate fallout: Top Thoughts 

“Crossfire: VEEP edition.” — NYT‘s Nick Confessore.

“Old guys acting like a jerk ain’t cool. Think Romney’s jeans-wearing is also silly, for what it’s worth.” — Washington Examiner‘s Paul Bedard.

“Biden translation: I’ve been boys with Bibi since you were in diapers little buddy.” — CBS’s Kaylee Hartung.

“Biden is noticeably more loose. More folksy. Ryan has been solid..and his little interjection just now showed some life.” — NationalReviewOnline‘s Robert Costa.

“There is a real hair-product gap between the Obama-Biden and Romney-Ryan tickets.” — The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza.

“Biden is seriously annoying. Shut up dude.” — The Daily Caller‘s Paul Conner.

“Biden basically uncorking every line liberals wanted Obama to use.” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel.

“Fair to say Biden is speaking with details and Ryan in broad platitudes. Reflects their backgrounds on this subject matter.” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein.

“This is better than Jerry Springer!” — Reason magazine’s Peter Suderman.

“I think Biden thinks he had his Lloyd Bentsen ‘you’re no Jack Kennedy’ moment with his “you’re kennedy now?” line. He didn’t.” — NationalReviewOnline‘s Jonah Goldberg.

“It is frightening right now how much Joe Biden reminds me of my dad (also from Scranton)” — NYT‘s Ashley Parker.

“Amazing Ryan is keeping his cool. I’m not onstage and Biden is starting to piss me off.” — The Atlantic‘s Molly Ball.

“Biden is going full-Biden tonight.” — RealClearPolitics reporter Scott Conroy.

“Seriously, Biden is just schooling young Ryan…fun to watch tho” — Media MattersEric Boehlert.

“What’s weird: Biden a little too loose, Ryan a little too tight.” — WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza.

“Biden fueled up for debate last few days on M&Ms, animal crackers & Gatorade. Sugar high appeared to kick in around 8:59 ET”  — West Wing Report‘s Paul Brandus.

“You have to admit, Biden is on fire.” — UVA Political Science Prof Larry Sabato.

“The Biden smile. its like a thousand snarky hate daggers” — BuzzFeed Washington Bureau Chief John Stanton.

“I think they tightened @JoeBiden’s hair plugs a little too much tonight.” — TownHall‘s Derek Hunter.

“Biden has mastered the art of answering the subject (and not the question), which is very effective in debates.” — The Week.com‘s Marc Ambinder.

“I’m 47 and not rich. I’m going to need Social Security, fuckers.” — WashingtonStakeOut.com  blogger Sam Husseini, who is also Comm. Director for the Institute for Public Accuracy.

“This debate is terrible. It is not a matter of who wins. It is a matter of this is just the kind of politics people hate.” — GOP Pollster Dick Morris.

“How this debate differs from fish: It takes three days for a fish to start stinking.” — Reason magazine’s Nick Gillespie.

And now, Chris Cillizza for the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte

“The pumpkin spice latte is the Raul Ibanez of coffee drinks. It’s not always around but when it is, it’s very, very good.” — WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza.

Photo Credit: A parade of compliments poured in for the above Reuters photograph of Joe Biden and Paul Ryan. 

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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Quotes of the Day — the Hollywood edition

From the Dept. of Bragiculture…

“Don’t wanna brag but I just got an email from Jessica Alba.” — TPM‘s Sara Libby.

“So, Kelsey Grammer saw a photo of his ex-wife Camille in the open to our show and legged it. Extraordinary. Never had this happen before.” — CNN’s Piers Morgan on actor Kelsey Grammer bailing on the show last night. Various followers didn’t comprehend what “legged it” means.

Obama campaign aides: They manage their own luggage

“Just spotted wheeling his own suitcase down I Street in DC a couple blocks from the White House – Obama campaign advisor David Axelrod.” — Reuter’s Patricia Zengerle.

Jealousy is…

“Someone’s eating fried chicken on my train and I hate them and their deliciousness.” — Politico‘s Ben White.

Words to live by…

“It’s really amazing to me the number of people in this town who think not responding to a reporter is somehow a viable option.” — BuzzFeed Washington Bureau Chief John Stanton.

Rob Lowe jonesing for former CNN “Aaron”

“Erin Brown carrying some heavy water for President Obama right now on #CNN.” — Actor Rob Lowe while watching Erin Burnett. Some 15 minutes later a follower questioned him, asking, “Erin Burnett?” Lowe fessed up to his error and replied, “Yes. My bad. Missing Aaron Brown I guess.”

Journo Hate Mail

Follower to ex-Mitt Romney aide and Convention Esquire blogger Richard Grenell: “Don’t u have a GOPROUD cocktail party to go to idiot. Romney fired u for being gay, you’re hideous.” Grenell replied, “Liberal tolerance on line 1.”

Current TV’s Behar plays fast and loose with lesbian joke

“On set w/ my lesbian lover Meredith Vieira. Interview airs tonight on @current TV at 6pm ET/PT. Got a photo caption?” — Current TV and The View’s Joy Behar.

Current TV Guest Equates Mitt to Penis-less Ken Doll

Coming up on Current TV’s Say Anything tonight, host Joy Behar will discuss topics few would ever admit to wanting to know. Like whether the Romneys have sex.

“Whose marriage is the best?” Behar asks her guests, Susie Essman of the HBO comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm and author Logan Levkoff. “The Obamas,’” Essman says without hesitation. “You get the sense that they have sex. You get the sense that there’s a relationship there.”

“Whereas the Romney’s don’t?” Behar asks.

“Oh, no. they don’t. He’s a Ken doll. Ken didn’t have a penis,” Essman says.

Levkoff tells Essman the next time she sees them, to check with the Romney’s whether they have sex. “We don’t travel in the same circles,” Essman says.

Watch the preview here.

By the way, despite being a current events program, Behar’s show is rated “M” for “mature.”

Morning Oopsies

Mistakes happen. This morning we have a sampling:

Bureau Chief emails a small donkey?

MEDIAWATCH – N.Y. Times Washington bureau chief David Leonhardt emails the buro: “A warm congratulations to Mark Leibovich on his new job at the Magazine, a place where his work has already appeared and that is a wonderful fit for his many talents.” (It’s unclear whether this is Politico Mike Allen‘s journo shorthand for “bureau” or whether he meant to write “burro” which is the term used to describe a small donkey.)

Journo turns Current TV’s Joy Behar into a man

Craig Crawford, on his Trail Mix site, writes about Current TV’s newest host. We’re not sure how joyful “Jay” is going to be about this.

Mika Hates Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian, who once again showed up at this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, rolled in at #7 on Forbes 100 Celebrity list. And MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinksi was none too pleased about it on this morning’s “Morning Joe.”

“What’s the impact of Kim Kardashian?” asked an incensed Brzezinksi. “What is the impact…what does she do? What is her influence?”

Co-host Joe Scarborough quickly moved things along. But the topic kept resurfacing throughout the morning. At one point guest Jon Meacham of Random House, called Mika the Ambassador to the Topic of the Kardashians.

Mika wondered what her father, former U.S. National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinksi, might say about America if he knew about Kim Kardashian. “My father wouldn’t even know who Kim Kardashian was,” she said. “And if I pointed out that she made this list he would find that fascinating and troubling about America.”

Love her or hate her, Kardashian came up on ABC’s “The View” last week when, in a trivia test,  co-host Joy Behar asked President Obama which Kardashian had been married for only 72 days. He replied, “That would be Kim.” Publications reported the President was embarrassed about his knowledge of the Kardashian.

 

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