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Los Angeles Times Gets Their Armstrongs Wrong

Either the Los Angeles Times needs a copy editor for their headlines, or a dead astronaut just lost an endorsement deal with Nike.

The headline has been corrected since this screen shot was taken, but not before Jim Romenesko took notice. Original version can still be viewed with Google Cache.

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Lewis Black Slams Mainstream Media Coverage of Whitney Houston’s Death

Lewis Black appeared on The Daily Show last night to lambast the mainstream media’s tasteless coverage of the beloved pop idol’s passing.

Eric Bolling‘s crack pipe remark was a special kind of ick. “Finally, a guy who says what only assholes are thinking,” quipped Black.

Lewis Black Hearts Circumcision

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Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Rally to Restore Sanity

Dear Fishbowl readers, we hope you’ll permit a brief visit to the news of our northerly cousins by the bay. Lewis Black went on a great rant about the American nanny state on last night’s Daily Show, that included some good lines about San Francisco’s efforts to ban the circumcision of infant males. Yes, they’re trying to ban circumcision up there. Black gets to the topic around the 4:10 mark, but worth watching the whole video.

Slate’s Tom Scocca Also Notes Joel Stein is Not Funny

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This just in from the Obvious Files: Joel Stein is pronounced not funny. This time it was Tom Scocca at Slate.com. It was due to some unfunny thing an unfunny person like unfunny Joel Stein wrote. Unfunny? Unfunny. In 2008 John Brady observed the same thing in Folio about Stein.

We compared Stein and Lewis Black sharing a stage at a WGA event that year to be like Michael Caine and Dustin Diamond on the same panel.

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Lewis Black Takes on Glenn Beck

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Glenn Beck has Nazi Tourette’s,” says author Lewis Black.

Lewis Black Takes on Angry Outbursts

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“Oh no!” says Lewis Black. “A scourge of anger has struck America’s seventh most popular sport and its 38th most prestigious awards show!”

Jon Stewart Takes on Brian Williams

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Jon Stewart and Brian Williams should take their act on the road.

Also in last night’s episode, Lewis Black did a segment and got in a Peggy Noonan jab. Hey-oh!

Obituary For CityBeat

1citybeaten.jpgThe current issue of Pasadena Weekly includes a lovely farewell piece for their sister-paper, the recently deceased Los Angeles CityBeat. The story touches on the birth, life, and death of the paper, and gives a long list of some of the surviving relatives, the journalists that were part of the CityBeat family over the years. From Kevin Uhrich:

In its day, LA CityBeat came to be identified as one of the city’s top publications for news, with in-depth stories on terrorism, the environment, the drug trade and police abuse, interviews with the likes of Hunter S. Thompson, comedian Lewis Black and author/historian/social critic Gore Vidal, and coverage of the arts, especially in its relentlessly comprehensive attention to LA’s burgeoning club and music scene.

Commenters: An Early Favorite For Person of the Year

At this point we’re almost as tired of writing about the demise of journalism due to commenters as we are about Barack Obama. And yet, we soldier on. At the moment the one thing both subjects have in common is that we’re betting they’re early favorites for Time‘s ‘Person of the Year’ award. James Poniewozik seems to agree with us, on the commenter front, anyway. He also says that ability to use the caps lock key will not in and of itself sink the Times. Lewis Black, however, says that commenters are worse than ultimate fighting (see video below). Still, Time crowned Vladimir Putin last year, and George W. Bush twice, not to mention, You, so we figure all you commenters at least have a shot at the title.

Write Aid: WGA Strikers Aid Those in Need

THE STRIKE SHOW: A live comedy/variety show produced by Nick Kroll and Kat Foster.
Wednesday December 12th at 10:00 pm at THE STEVE ALLEN THEATER Center for Inquiry-West, 4773 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90027 Two blocks west of Vermont — Plenty of FREE parking in the rear. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. WGA Members get in Free, but donations are encouraged.
All proceeds will benefit members of the industry who are affected by the strike via the Motion Picture and Television Fund.

MIRACLE ON 1ST STREET TOY DRIVE: The Latino Writers Committee is sponsoring a toy drive to benefit east L.A.’s famous Hollenbeck Youth Center on Thursday December 13th.
Please bring a new toy to drop off when you sign in for your Thursday picketing shift – there will be boxes available at all picket sites and in the WGA Lobby. Contact Alan Dybner at dyb@aol.com if you have any questions.

WRITE AID: A benefit concert (organized by Marti Noxon, Dawn Prestwich, Nicole Yorkin and the United Showrunner Committee) to provide assistance to industry employees affected by the Strike featuring performances by Edie Izzard, Lewis Black, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman and Tenacious D (Jack Black and Kyle Gass).
Friday December 14th at Royce Hall, UCLA at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $75.00 per person and can by purchased at www.UCLALive.org or by calling (310) 825-2101 or through Ticketmaster.

Where’s the AMPTP’s holiday spirit? Oh, right.

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Nina Bargiel knows.