- FishbowlLA: Lots of accolades from CNN as its longtime business reporter Stephanie Elam joins KNBC.
- TVNewser: Fox News Channel’s Megan Kelly is back from maternity leave, meaning Jon Stewart can resume his jabs at her.
- SportsNewser: Former Village People frontman Victor Willis is planning to sue the Tampa Bay Rays because of using his name and likeness without permission. And yes, that’s Willis in his cop costume for the 1970s disco group.
Posts Tagged ‘Jon Stewart’
- UnBeige: An interview with Dirk Barnett, the man behind Newsweek/The Daily Beast’s look. He says that he loves Breaking Bad, which makes us like him even more.
- PRNewser: Those pictures of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords that were recently released were only done so to stop the press from hounding her when she leaves rehabilitation this month. We have nothing nice to say about the paparazzi, so – as our mothers told us – we won’t say anything at all.
- TVNewser: Jon Stewart is going to appear on Fox News Sunday this Sunday. Fox News Sunday is – uh, well, please see our previous item about not having anything nice to say.
If you’re willing to assert your friend has a small penis, you should be willing to call him out for Tweeting pictures of his junk to women who aren’t his wife, and lying about it. Jon Stewart made amends last night for glancing over Anthony Weiner‘s tearful Monday press conference. He also sliced his hand open while making a blended strawberry drink. Probably funnier than the clip we posted above.
Whether or not he will resign, or be forced out for lack of ethical behavior, or lose his wife, Anthony Weiner is the major loser of the last couple of weeks. But at FishbowlNY, we’re as interested in the coverage of the story as we are in the story itself. Who is getting the scoops (and there seems to be many)? Who is falling behind? We’ve put together a list. Like the scandal itself, this list is a work in progress. We will update as things turn around.
Andrew Breitbart and BigGovernment: Where do we begin? Breitbart broke the story of Weiner sending pictures to girl #1, Gennette Cordova, stood by it despite being accused of hacking himself, took over Weiner’s press-conference, received a public apology from Weiner, and got girl #2, Meagan Broussard, to share her story with him exclusively, as well as several pictures — including the infamous topless Weiner. This is Breitbart’s day in the sun. Not generally known for being a reliable source, this whole media circus has been Breitbart’s vindication, almost a game-changer. From his website:
BigGovernment.com publisher Andrew Breitbart was in New York for previously scheduled meetings and went to the presser as an observer… The press then asked Andrew to go to the podium to take some questions. It was surreal and awesome. According to FoxNews, a Weiner staff ran through the hotel halls screaming, “Breitbart’s here. Breitbart’s here.”
That pretty much sums it up.
RadarOnline.com: Seems to have full access to woman #3, Lisa Weiss, who made the sex scandal that much more salacious. RadarOnline is currently printing the entire transcript of her nine month long chat relationship with Weiner, for those who can’t get enough sordid details. We don’t recommend you read it, however, like we did. It made us unspeakably depressed.
Jon Stewart went easy on his friend Anthony Weiner last night–who, by many accounts, is a narcissistic, self-serving, careerist, ass who doesn’t deserve protection. After all, it was only a few days ago Weiner was trying to have reporters arrested for coming to his office to ask him questions about a scandal he was clearly lying about.
Colbert wasn’t exactly tough on Weiner either, but much funnier about it. He also gave Andrew Breitbart a new nickname that we hope sticks: “The Edward R. Murrow of Congressional Wang Photos.”
Oh yes, a double helping of Weinergate last night on The Daily Show. Jon Stewart doesn’t like it, but he can’t stay away…We know the feeling.
Weinergate part deuce after the jump.
Jon Stewart claims the illicit photo of the newly married Representative Anthony Weiner, sent to a young woman via Twitter, can’t possibly be Weiner. Why? Because he’s friend’s with Weiner, has seen him in his bathing suit, and the goods don’t match up.
Wow, this story just gets more and more uncomfortable.
Previously on Fishbowl LA: Big Government Unleashes Latest Contribution to the Journalistic World: Weinergate
Come on. You know you want it. Even though everyone and their mother knew the fake conservative outrage over President Obama inviting Common to the White House was so ridiculous the story wouldn’t make it past the weekend. But you still want it. Jon Stewart abusing Bill O’Reilly over the Common-invite on his own show.
These two go at it from time to time with mixed results. But this one wasn’t even fair. Stewart gave O’Reilly a minute or two to get a lather up, and then it was over. Well, it wasn’t over. It was like the third round of the Manny Pacquiao/Shane Mosley fight. Mosley tried to go toe-to-toe with Pacquiao, got knocked on his ass, and spent the rest of the fight running.
Part Two of the “debate” after the jump.
- Galley Cat: Here are short descriptions of 429 scripts that were bought by networks over the last year. Aspiring writers, pick up some tips.
- Unbeige: Mattel launched an “Architect Barbie.” Real architects were hired as consultants. They are now in a competition to build her a “Dream House.”
- TVNewser: Two segments of Bill O’Reilly‘s interview with Jon Stewart over the Common controversy will air on O’Reilly’s show tonight. Based on this preview, it’s not to be missed.
At the MSNBC after party, NBC’s blog NBCU Direct asked several famous attendees the following question: “Who do you think is the most influential journalist today?”
This actually turned out to be an amazing question choice. Some had answers right off the top of their head: Eliot Spitzer confidently chose Brian Williams, based on his viewership, followed by Jon Stewart. SNL’s Bill Hader got credit for choosing a non-TV personality, The New Yorker‘s David Grann. But others struggled to even come up with a name (or seemed reluctant to name someone other than themselves, like Bret Baier).
Sarah Palin, well, she was one of the people who struggled. When asked she responded, “Oh my goodness, that’s a great question!” with excessive brightness, before asking her husband Todd Palin what he thought.
Todd had nothing
Palin returned, “Um, gosh, that’s a great question, I have to think about it, OK? Because there are many.”
At that moment she walked up to Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren, with whom she was attending the MSNBC party, and then turned back to the NBC cameras and shouted: “Greta Van Susteren!”
Video is below the jump.