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Posts Tagged ‘Scott Walker’

Jezebel News Editor Deletes, Apologizes for Tasteless Paul Walker Tweet

A torrent of angry Twitter reaction is pouring in today in the direction of Erin Gloria Ryan after the Jezebel news editor last night tweeted and then deleted a tasteless reference to the tragic death of Fast and Furious star Paul Walker.

Ryan’s tweet, which made reference to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, has unleashed outrage from right-leaning voters and others, for turning the death of the 40-year-old actor into a very offensive political jab. A few, like Washington Examiner editor Justin Green, are commending Ryan for her subsequent Twitter apologies:


But a great many more are calling for Ryan’s head, like this Wisconsin resident:


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Progressive Man Bites Dog: Forbes Blogger Draws Lefty Praise in Wisconsin

“How The Wealthy Plan to Finance The American Aristocracy With Middle Class Dollars”

Not exactly a headline you’d suspect would come from Forbes–a news source that used to unapologetically called itself a “capitalist tool.” But the headline you see above is just one of many coming from the website of Forbes these days. Lawyer, Angeleno, and former True/Slant blogger Rick Ungar has been taking a more progressive view of the public union battle with Wisconsin governor Scott Walker on Forbes‘ website. And he’s been catching the attention of the locals there.

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Great: Andrew Breitbart and James O’Keefe Have Both Returned to Media Darling Status

Looks like James O’Keefe‘s latest prank has not only gotten NPR‘s president to resign, it’s gotten Andrew Breitbart back in the national spotlight. Breitbart was on Piers Morgan‘s show last night talking about his protege’s capers, and the left wing bias that prevents them from being properly acknowledged. We thought the Shirley Sherrod incident would finally send Breitbart to the media glue factory, but now he’s back galloping around like nothing happened–saying calculated, counterintuitive things like “the best coverage on this incident has been NPR. It’s been impeccable…I respect NPR more than you would actually think.” And he’s actually right about the bias against this latest O’Keefe prank.

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Buffalo Beast Prankster Ian Murphy on Lawrence O’Donnell

Buffalo Beast editor Ian Murphy got himself in the national spotlight last night on MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” with Lawrence O’Donnell, after his brilliant prank of Wisconsin governor Scott Walker went viral.

Previously on Fishbowl LA: Buffalo Beast Pulls Off the Prank of the Century

Buffalo Beast Pulls Off the Prank of the Century

Holy crap, this is amazing! Buffalo Beast editor Ian Murphy pulled off one of the greatest gonzo pranks of all-time by calling up union-busting Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, pretending to be billionaire and Reason Foundation financial backer David Koch. Walker is notoriously difficult to reach by phone, but he picked up right away for the Libertarian ubermensch Koch/Walker, and outlined his rather nefarious plan to bust the Wisconsin public employees union.

Murphy kept the ruse up for 20 minutes. Which is just unprecedented really. This Fishie couldn’t keep up a phony phone call to a dry cleaner for 20 minutes, let alone the most talked about governor in the nation.

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