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Salon’s Alex Pareene wrote a funny, comprehensive and much needed list of 30 hack media personalities. It actually turned into a little holding yappers accountable for some of their statements. Anyway, Mickey Kaus was number 25.
Repeat offenses: Relentless contrarianism, declarations of liberalism while advocating hard-right positions, rather openly accused Gary Condit of murder.
Salon just published the first wave of its “Hack 30” list of the worst pundits in America. Not surprisingly, LA Times blogger and former Laura Bush press aid Andrew Malcolm made the grade at number 28.
Malcolm’s snide disdain for every living liberal politician and media member would probably be no big deal if it weren’t for the fact that he’s the editor of an ostensibly objective L.A. Times news blog, not some punk writing for the Weekly Standard or BigGovernment.com. Malcolm notoriously finds poll numbers newsworthy only when they’re good for Republicans. He’s a reliable Sarah Palin apologist. But, again, his biggest crime — besides his official portrait — is that the Times allows him to masquerade as a regular news blogger instead of your bog-standard right-wing crank.
“I’ve moved my blog to Newsweek,” Kaus tells FBLA. “But I said I’d tell you as soon as it was a deal, which it was about an hour ago.”
Lawrence O’Donnell, pictured on the left with FBLA editor Tina Dupuy, some mystery guy and failed candidate Mickey Kaus at Arianna Huffington‘s house earlier this year, is going to anchor the 10pm spot on MSNBC.
So our question is if O’Donnell is moving to the other coast. He currently lives in Santa Monica. We posted the release in full and have put in a call to his spokesperson. We’ll post an update when we find out.
UPDATE: O’Donnell is moving to NYC. The show will be filmed on the east coast. Buh-bye Larry!
Longtime Senior Political Analyst to Become Newest Evening Anchor
NEW YORK – June 15, 2010 – Lawrence O’Donnell will host a new weeknight primetime hour on MSNBC. O’Donnell will begin work full-time with the network immediately to begin planning for a new 10 p.m. ET show. The announcement was made by Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC.
Huffington Post senior editor Willow Bay and co-founder Arianna Huffington hosted a book party for Morning Joe co-anchor Mika Brzezinski‘s new book All Things at Once last night at Ms. Huffington’s Brentwood home. Arianna, perhaps one of the most charming people on the planet explained her role in encouraging Mika when her galleys came out. We don’t know why Joe Scarborough was there…also selling his book released in June of last year. But he was. They’re not married to each other right? Did Alan Colmes have to book tour with Sean Hannity? Somehow Joe made it about him,”It was in this room a few years ago that I predicted Barack Obama would never win against the Clinton machine,” he told the swanky LA literati. “Glad it wasn’t on TV.”
Mika, was finally given the microphone and noted she was warned against writing this book because it was too honest and could “damage her brand.” She seem genuinely impressed with the caliber of the crowd.
We spotted Larry David, yes that Larry David. Sherry Lansing was there. Journos James Rainey from LAT, Tina Daunt now of Huffpo LA, Sandra Tsing Loh, Mickey Kaus of Slate.com and of course Lawrence O’Donnell from MSNBC.
We will post more pictures later today.
Richard Rushfield‘s book party was in a swanky English pub downtown. The kind of place where the shepherd’s pie is served with a baby green salad in a tangy vinaigrette.
Anyway, the place was packed for the release party of Rushfield’s college memoir “Don’t Follow Me, I’m Lost.” And yes, in keeping with the theme of the book, we had trouble finding the place.
Pictured above is Gawker editor and author Richard Rushfield and Love Junkie author Rachel Resnick.
More photos after the break…
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