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Posts Tagged ‘Leslie Gornstein’

Colbert’s Presidential Bid: Springtime For Journos

Ever since Stephen Colbert announced he’s running for president (in South Carolina), there has been fanfare, there has been balloons and there have been stories. Lots of them.

Colbert’s kinda-fake-kinda-not bid for the White House will do nothing to change the political landscape of the primary season — but it has already done wonders for the reporters covering those primaries.

Larry King got a chuckle out of it. Tim Russert didn’t know what to make of him. Leslie Gornstein talked to the FCC about it. Now Joshua Green, of the Atlantic, writes about Colbert’s chances, comes up with a campaign strategy for Colbert to make it to one of the 2008 conventions and offers to be his campaign manager.

It’s as though reporters facing the exhausting campaign season have all suddenly fallen in love. Everyone is giddy. Everyone is newly energized.

Including us. True, we’re not a political site, but we’d like to do Green one better: Need some official campaign bloggers, Mr. Colbert?

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The Answer Bitch Celebrates Her 100th Episode

E!’s The Answer Bitch broadcast her 100th episode Monday — a fairly huge milestone given that podcasting is such a wee little baby of a medium.

As the deliverer of delicious dish, Answer Bitch Leslie Gornstein tells FBLA her own celebrity has come with a price.

“It can be really, really exhausting, when you’re a media sensation, what with all the kids screaming your name and trembling, and tearing out their hair in worship at the mere sight of you, whenever you appear in one of those tiny colorful video squares on the Internets,” she says. “It’s my blessing, and my curse.”

(No, that’s not a typo. She says “Internets.” She’s from Philly.)

As for the future, Leslie says, “I just hope the kids can learn to temper their emotions a bit. It’s not healthy. They’re gonna kill themselves if they don’t cool it. But I can’t stop the train, you know?”

We know. And we wouldn’t want you to. We’re enjoying the ride.

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FBLA 20 Questions: Leslie Gornstein

lesliefierce.JPGE! Online’s Answer Bitch and woman to watch, Leslie Gornstein took time off from abusing underlings to answer FBLA’s 20 Questions.

1. What newspapers do you read?
No physical papers; occasional stories from any outlet that has its stories easily reachable online.

2. Which ones do you move your lips to while reading?
Zero.

3. Which Web sites are on your favorites bookmark (Aside from FBLA?)
Poor Man Institute; Sadly No; Cintra Wilson’s Dregulator; Wolcott; Go Fug Yourself; Fafblog, Dependable Renegade.

4. Where do you get your car washed?
I know the freelance market is tough, Mayrav, but I don’t think they’re hiring.

5. Do you know your dentist’s first name?
Why? He doesn’t refill my Vicodin prescription. Howard does.

6. Do you believe newspapers are going to die? If so, when?
I guess you missed the shiva.

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