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Posts Tagged ‘Rick Perry’

‘Bad Lip Reading’ Makes For a Better Rick Perry Commercial

Rick Perry‘s “Strong” campaign ad has been re-dubbed by the good folks at Funny or Die. He’s now blathering on about Seth Rogen, fighting chickens, and pooing in space. Gross, but not as disgusting his anti-gay remarks in the original.

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Labor vs. Media in San Diego

Interesting piece from San Diego CityBeat‘s Dave Maass on an emerging battle between local TV station KUSI and the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council. According to Maass, lawyers for the Labor Council just sent a threatening letter to KUSI, citing a breach in various local and federal political disclosure regulations regarding a lengthy “investigation” into an ongoing pension-reform ballot initiative. KUSI was less-than-balanced in their approach in favor of the initiative. But, Maass insists, no such law exist to threaten the station with. He tracked down the relevant municipal code.

“An expenditure does not include a payment for member communications, nor does it include costs incurred for communications advocating the nomination, election, or defeat of a candidate or the qualification, passage, or defeat of a measure by a federally regulated broadcast outlet”

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Religion Reporter Questions LA Times Use of ‘F-Word’

Terry Mattingly directs the Washington Journalism Centre at Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. He also writes a weekly religion column for Scripps Howard and blogs at

Over the weekend, he took issue with a Sunday LA Times news report on a Houston prayer rally attended by Texas Governor Rick Perry. In the first sentence of the Times article, Washington correspondent Paul West branded those in attendance as “fundamentalist” Christians. Argues Mattingly:

Have we reached the point where any Christian believer whose doctrine of scripture and church tradition is high enough to believe that sex outside of marriage is a sin will now be called a “fundamentalist”?

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