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Posts Tagged ‘Tiger Woods’

Media/Politician Bashing at its Finest

blame1.jpg The 2009 Tiller Social Action Survey is out and the intention of it is to measure American’s attitudes and behaviors toward civic and charitable activities.

And the results are in: ‘Tis the season for giving, unless, apparently you’re a journalist or a politician. The survey finds that 85 percent of Americans agree that the media does not pay enough attention to peoples’ good deeds.

A “disturbing” Google tally for the past month reveals that Tiger Woods reels in 79,489 mentions compared to only 1020 stories discussing charitable giving.

Politicians are in the doghouse too. Only 16 percent of respondents (5 percent strongly and 11 percent somewhat) believe “politicians set a good example for the rest of us when it comes to public service.”

See the full results of the survey here.

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ABC News Awarding “Bernies” to Naughty Newsmakers

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On December 30, ABC News will present “Bernies” to the worst-behaved newsmakers of 2009 during a special year-end broadcast of Nightline. This is the network’s first annual presentation of the awards, named after convicted conman Bernard Madoff.

Winners in four categories — politicians, moneymen, stars & wannabes and sick & twisted will be determined via polls on ABCNews.com.

With nominees like John Edwards, the Salahis, Tiger Woods, Blago and David Letterman, there really are no wrong answers. To cast your vote for the “Bernies,” visit ABCNews.com.

HOH’s “Recess” Finds Way to Bring Us Tiger

tiger-4.jpeg We love it when a Capitol Hill publication sounds more like Us Weekly than some of the dry reporting that can come out of politics.

Today Roll Call’s HOH gives us a One-Minute Recess that finds a way to connect the Tiger Woods sex scandal to prayers for President Obama. The group wants to prevent Obama from following in Tiger’s salacious footsteps. Wow, a stretch, it is. But a great one.

“Prayer at the Pump” Movement Founder Rocky Twyman and his prayer buddies will meet in Baltimore later this week to say prayers for Tiger in the heat of his sex scandal and for President Obama — who hasn’t cheated on his wife (God forbid) but who just might if he doesn’t “keep the faith.”

See full HOH item after the jump…

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Late Afternoon Roundup

Editor & Publisher goes belly up

Another publication has fallen prey to the fallen publishing industry. Nielson Business Media has decided to “cease operations” at Editor & Publisher, Romenesko reports.

Ottenberg among Min’s Top 21 Most Intriguing People in Media

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Jane Ottenberg, president of TMG, a D.C.-based custom media firm, loves to read trashy magazines – rags like Us and Star. In fact, she did just that on her train ride back from New York City where she was honored Wednesday for being one of Min’s top 21 Most Intriguing People of 2009.

“Had to get caught up on Tiger,” Ottenberg said, referring to scandal-torn golf star Tiger Woods, who has been caught up in a tangled web of infidelities. “I bought three trashy magazines. I had a great train ride.”

TMG, which Ottenberg founded 28 years ago with her husband and partner Richard Creighton, publishes magazines like WebMD (the magazine), Washington Flyer and The Aspen Idea.

On the industry’s shaky state of affairs: “I just wrote a letter to the editor of Vanity Fair saying please charge more for your subscriptions because it’s starting to be fewer words.” She laments the struggling industry, saying, “No, no, no, not Vanity Fair.”

Ottenberg received her “most intriguing” award in the company of Seventeen’s VP and Publisher Jayne Jamison and BettyConfidential.com’s Myrna Blyth.

And when she’s not reading trashy magazines, Ottenberg reads her other favorites such as The New Yorker and New York Magazine.

“SNL” Spoofs the Salahis

“Saturday Night Live” opened with a Salahi spoof last night (and the DC Twitterverse went wild)…

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer also got the “SNL” treatment last night, reporting on Tiger Woods.