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Kathleen Parker is Working on a New Book

The Daily Intel caught up with Kathleen Parker at Michael’s last night, and apparently she was feeling quite sassy. She said that she was working on a new book on gender issues, and added, “My first book was called Save The Males. My next book will be called Shoot the Bastards.”

Parker didn’t elaborate on if one of those bastards was her former CNN co-host Eliot Spitzer, but she did say she sometimes watches the program “if there’s breaking news.” Most of the time, however, she  is “someplace fabulous at eight o’clock every night.”

Same here girlfriend, same here.

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Eliot Spitzer on Working for CNN: ‘I’m having a barrel of fun!’

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— DIANE CLEHANE

Although it might not seem like it given the sheer numbers of journalists reporting from England this week, there are plenty of media folk and fashion mavens who aren’t headed out of town to cover that little get-together at Westminster Abbey on Friday. The dining room at Michael’s was packed today with A-listers of every stripe.  I lunched with my good friend Lisa Linden and Eliot Spitzer and we had plenty to talk about. Eliot joined us fresh off this morning’s shuttle from Boston where he’d given a lecture at MIT yesterday. He also taped last night’s broadcast of Inside the Arena from there.

While the rest of CNN is in the grips of royal wedding fever, Spitzer couldn’t be happier to be left out of the lovefest across the pond (“I’m really upset they didn’t send me over there,” he quipped). The subject did come up on last night’s show when he questioned Muslim activist Anjem Choudary about his planned protest at the wedding. While Spitzer pressed him on whether he was planning to “bring violence” to an  event watched by over two billion people, Choudary continually evaded the question. It was fascinating to see a flash of Spitzer’s past as New York’s attorney general come through during the exchange. Perhaps not so coincidentally, it was announced this morning that the group had canceled the planned protest.

When I asked Spitzer if he considered himself a journalist or a commentator, he answered simply, “I don’t know. I don’t mean to be vague. When the issue of objectivity comes up, I don’t think there is any such thing as objectivity. I don’t mean to say you infuse everything with bias and don’t try to be rigorously factual, but how you present every fact depends upon the prism through which you see it.” Read more

Finked | Brand New | Teacher’s Pet

  • FishbowlLA: Nikki Finke got her hands on the script for the upcoming Oscars, and shocker, she says it’s going to be boring. What would we do without that kind of insight?
  • TVNewser: Kathleen Parker is out at Parker Spitzer, and the show itself is getting completely remade.
  • UnBeige: A young fox was found living on top of what will soon be Europe’s tallest building. A baby fox is called a kit. There, now you’ve learned something new.

The Huffington Post To Celebrate Its List Of Game Changers Tonight

Tonight, The Huffington Post is holding a special ceremony to celebrate its list of “Game Changers,” the “innovators, mavericks and leaders who are changing their fields and inspiring others to follow in their footsteps.”

This year’s ceremony happens to include quite a few bold names in the media industry:

Other attendees slated to appear tonight include reality tv star and health expert Bethenny Frankel, TV and radio personality Gayle King, fashion designer Prabal Gurung, models Paulina Porizkova and Crystal Renn, former New York Governor and current TV host Eliot Spitzer and his co-host Kathleen Parker, PR whiz Kelly Cutrone, and many others.

Kathleen Parker Agrees with FBLA

kathleenp.jpgWe don’t like to toot our own horn, but since no one else likes to, we must.

We wrote on March 6th:

Have pundits on cable news denouncing mainstream media (strangely while being ON mainstream media) for being ‘soft on Obama’ basically ensure that newspapers getting a bailout is a political impossibility?

Interesting idea. Blowhards beating up on the press has finally taken its toll. Mission, as they say, accomplished.

Syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker is on board with that idea. From WaPo:

The biggest challenge facing America’s struggling newspaper industry may not be the high cost of newsprint or lost ad revenue, but ignorance stoked by drive-by punditry.

Yes, Dittoheads, you heard it right.

Drive-by pundits, to spin off of Rush Limbaugh‘s “drive-by media,” are non-journalists who have been demonizing the media for the past 20 years or so and who blame the current news crisis on bias.

We just felt a chill.

Christopher Buckley Resigns from National Review Over Obama Endorsement

arar01_buckley.jpgThe Obama endorsement craze claims it first conservative victim! We told you earlier today that Christopher Buckley was one of a growing group of conservatives to endorse Barack Obama. He apparently did so at Tina Brown‘s newly launched The Daily Beast instead of at his regular gig on the back page of the National Review so as to avoid the kind of hate mail his colleague Kathleen Parker received when she criticized the Palin pick. Good luck with that!

The internets are tricky business. According to Buckley the hate mail found him anyway, along with the displeasure of his NR colleagues, and now via Politico comes word that Buckley has resigned from the very magazine his father founded (they apparently accepted rather briskly!).

Update: NR‘s Rich Lowry responds to Buckley’s resignation.

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