TVNewser FishbowlDC AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Simpsons Creator: We Love Attacking Fox

Simpsons creator Matt Groening told Jon Stewart earlier this week that Fox forbid the Simpsons of doing a fake newscrawl because Fox viewers it for the real thing.

(Comments like these are common out of the Simpsons camp; as Jack Shafer noted, they’re is protected by a “titanium shield” from the interference by the higher-ups at Fox.)

In this Sunday’s New York Times Magazine, Groening addresses the pending Wall Street Journal sale to Rupert Murdoch, too:

“I think he owns enough,’ Groening says. But he recalls Murdoch being ‘gracious every time I’ve met him’ and even going along with his animated appearance on the show with the entrance line, ‘I’m Rupert Murdoch, the billionaire tyrant.’”

Mediabistro Course

Travel Writing

Travel WritingStarting September 23, learn how to turn your travel stories into published essays and articles! Taught by a former Vanity Fair staff writer, James Sturz will teach you how to report, interview, and find sources, discover story ideas and pitch them successfully, and understand what travel editors look for in a story. Register now!