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Rep. Sanchez Gets ‘Smacked On the Ass’ In Congressional Baseball Game

Yesterday, Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) revealed on MSNBC while talking about sexual assault in the military that she’d been a victim herself. “Yes, I was in a business situation where I was being sexually harassed and sexually assaulted, unwanted touching and other issues,” she told Thomas Roberts.

Then, last night, her sister Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA),  got a few touches of her own in the congressional baseball game from Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Penn.), according to two Roll Call reporters who saw it happen.

 

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Twitter Gets Dumb During Breaking News

Ask anyone who watches the news and they’ll admit that this wasn’t the finest hour for the media. CNN botching facts, NYPost putting pictures of innocent men on their cover, InfoWars saying this is a government coverup. OK, it’s a stretch to refer to the jerkoffs at InfoWars as “media,” but, suffice it to say, it got ugly out there.

Welcome to the wee hours of Friday morning, when a manhunt got underway to bring the alleged Boston bombers to justice, and Twitter tried to keep up. It was a great source of breaking news and information. It’s also an incredible way to spread total bullshit very quickly. In the midst of everything, some people just didn’t know WHAT the hell to tweet. We’ve rounded up choice comments that left us scratching our heads and wondering what the hell they were trying to say. Read more

MSNBC’s Tamron Hall on What Really Happened During That Tim Carney Interview

From interviewing world leaders to hurling water balloons during a lighthearted segment, Tamron Hall is as at home reporting on the world’s pressing issues as she is doing what “some people would see as fluff.” In the latest installment of Mediabistro’s So What Do You Do? interview series, the MSNBC anchor and Today substitute co-host gives her thoughts on objectivity and talks about her infamous on-air ‘throw down’ with Washington Examiner columnist Tim Carney over Mitt Romney’s background.

“I just handled a situation that wasn’t best for my audience and my viewers,” Hall recalled. “We were having a conversation and I was asking a legitimate question, and I felt at the time that we were cheating the viewer with what was just political gamesmanship. I’m not here to judge anyone’s opinions, but I would like to have a question answered. So, for me, it was not about admonishing him or creating a moment or trying to be controversial. My job is to ask questions and get to the bottom of the story or the issue at hand, and I felt that we were being unfair to the viewer in having a conversation that was not about the issue at hand.”

Read the full interview in So What Do You Do, Tamron Hall, Anchor of MSNBC’s NewsNation?

Sargent Not Sold on Axe’s Clean Upper Lip

On Friday morning, David Axelrod appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program and had his mustache shaved off. This all stems from an electoral bet between Axe and host Joe Scarborough. While Axelrod WON the bet, he agreed to shave the ‘stache anyway since Joe and Mika Brzezinski helped raise a million dollars for his charity. It’s the first time that Axelrod has had a hairless upper lip in 40 years.

Sure, it was a little hokey to see it all play out, but a million dollars for a charity is a BFD, so we can live with it.

Apparently, it’s too much for some people. One of them is WaPo’s liberal blogger, Greg SargentRead more

The Many Hairstyles of Ezra Klein

On MSNBC last night, WaPo‘s Ezra Klein sat in as a guest on Rev. Al Sharpton‘s Politics Nation. We have no idea what he was talking about because we couldn’t stop looking at his freshly buzzed head.

Klein has had some pretty fashionable styles over the years. Some good. Some bad. Some lasting longer than others. Some that appear to have happened by complete accident.

In honor of the many hairstyles of Ezra Klein, a comprehensive look at his fun ‘dos.

The Klein Part: A simple comb back, finished with an off-centered part

The Klein Lick: It’s like a cowlick, but at the front of Klein’s head

The Klein Slick: Sort of combed back, sort of combed forward, fused with a hair product that offers shine

The Klein Static: Haphazardly combed backward and then rubbed with a balloon near the back

The Klein Mix: A combination of previous Klein ‘dos

The Klein Toss: Flipped, switched, swooshed and tossed

The Klein Thick: Grown out, feathered to taste

The Klein Cover: For those bad hair days

Is Sharpton’s Twitter on the Fritz?

On Saturday MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton apparently really wanted people to know what he was up to here in the nation’s capitol. Repeatedly. We’re glad to hear he had friends to chill with in D.C. before his NBC “MTP” appearance, but is there something wrong with his Twitter? More details and namedropping next time though, okay Rev.?

At 3:09 p.m.: “Just landed in DC after a good rally in Harlem this am. I am going to hook up w/ friends and do Meet the Press in the morning.”

Then three minutes later at 3:12 p.m.: “Just landed in DC, after a good rally at NAN in Harlem this AM. I am live on Meet the Press in the morning. Chillin w/ friends tonight.”

Bipartisan Bald Couple on Daily Rundown

Before getting down to the serious business of discussing the fiscal cliff, RNC Spokesman Sean Spicer and DNC Spokesman Brad Woodhouse showed up on MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown” this morning to show off their newly shorned locks.

Over the weekend, the odd couple turned up on ABC’s “This Week” to have their heads shaved by ABC’s Jonathan Karl for a good cause: St. Baldricks, an organization which raises money to cure childhood cancer. Spicer made a presidential campaign bet with Woodhouse and lost. Ultimately both agreed to shave their heads to donate funds.

“That’s a scary sight,” cracked Woodhouse as he watched a replay of ABC “This Week” segment in which Karl shaved them. “I’m never making a bet without consulting Nate Silver,” Spicer chimed in.

Host Chuck Todd couldn’t resist razzing them. “It’s a good thing you’re both already married,” he said, examining their new look.

Woodhouse shot back, “They shave celebrity heads. They would shave yours, I’m sure. I have clippers in the car.” Todd quickly moved on to the fiscal cliff.

Battle of the Hat Ladies

A fiery battle between two prominent hat ladies is heating up on Cable TV. In the past few weeks, the “All Fired Up” woman — Edith Childs — appeared on Rev. Al Sharpton‘s MSNBC program. But as political Washington knows, Rep. Federica Wilson (D-Crazytown)  is also well known for wearing bizarre hats on TV. They range from pink and shiny to canary yellow to black and bold. Though her look detracts from her message and makes her look like a mental hospital escapee, her defiance on the matter is impressive. No stylist in the world could stop her. She won’t appear on TV without her signature cowboy hat.

Who wears it better?

We think the “All Fired Up” lady wins. Hands down.

Cy-Fi: Cupp Unbuttons, Bolling Consoles His Self

Where we watch MSNBC’s The Cycle and Fox News’ The Five so you don’t have to…

As the election neared its conclusion, each host on The Cycle predicted how the electoral map would shape up on election day. They all had their own bets going on whose map would end up closest to the results.

S.E. Cupp‘s map was the least accurate and the apparent consequence of losing was to unbutton her blazer and show what was going on underneath… Read more

Axelrod and Scarborough Make a Hairy Wager

On Wednesday morning’s “Morning Joe” program, Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod made an on-air bet that he would shave off the mustache he has worn for 40 years if President Obama lost Minnesota, Michigan or Pennsylvania. According to HuffPost, Axelrod said, “”I will come on ‘Morning Joe’ and I will shave off my mustache of 40 years if we lose any of those three states.”

That might be a dangerous strategy. Maybe a voter who was planning on voting for Obama will switch his or her vote JUST to see the freakshow that hides under that hair on upper lip. Host Joe Scarborough joined in and said that if Obama won all those states, he’d grow a mustache.

The show resulted in mustache demands right here in Washington… Read more

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