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Posts Tagged ‘Terry Moran’

Andrew Breitbart’s Life Cut Shockingly Short

Such a bruising, controversial media presence, author, blogger, publisher and perennial Occupy movement basher Andrew Breitbart has shockingly passed away at age 43. Less than an hour ago, Breitbart.com editor-in-chief Joel B. Pollak posted the following In Memoriam statement:

With a terrible feeling of pain and loss we announce the passing of Andrew Breitbart. Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles.

We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior. Andrew lived boldly, so that we more timid souls would dare to live freely and fully, and fight for the fragile liberty he showed us how to love.

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Morning Media Menu Welcomes Back ABC’s Terry Moran

mornmm.gifThe last time we had ABC’s Terry Moran on our podcast we got picked up by Rush Limbaugh. We are hoping for some Rush love today after Terry joined us today from O’Hare where he’s been waylaid since last night on his way to Nebraska. If any of you Limbaugh listeners out there hear us get another name check be sure to let us know.moran_4-9.jpg

Regarding Limbaugh, Moran says: “I was a White House correspondent for five and half years…the one thing you learn very quickly is that you have to develop a very thick hide.”

Other than aggravating Rush, one of the reasons we asked Moran to join us today was to discuss his recent Nightline piece on the Mexican drug wars and their toll on Juarez, where he recently spent some time on assignment. “It is the Wild West across Northern Mexico, because the drug cartels now are almost as strong as the government in many places, and stronger in some.”

We also talk about the controversy over yesterday’s LATimes NBC ad, and whether Twitter might someday be a money-maker.

Rush Limbaugh Talks Moran’s ‘Menu’ on His Show

mornmm.gifWe’ve been Rushed! We were hearing rumors early Friday afternoon that Rush Limbaugh had cited our Morning Menu interview with Terry Moran during the opening of his show that day and turns out it was true. Rush was responding to a remark Moran had made comparing Barack Obama to George Washington. Says Limbaugh:

There’s a blog out there called mediabistro.com, TVNewser and so forth, and the TV people read it religiously. I mean not too many other members of the public do, but it’s big in the TV business. They have a show on there; it’s a web radio show. Terry Moran of ABC’s Nightline was the guest. This is what he said about President Obama.

“In some ways Barack Obama is the first president since George Washington to be taking a step down into the Oval Office. From visionary leader of a giant movement, now he’s got an executive position that he has to perform in, in a way, and I think the coverage reflects that.”

“Yes, you heard right, a step down for Lord Barack Obama, the Most Merciful,” said Limbaugh. “He was leading this giant movement, a la George Washington. Now he’s had to take a step down. What did I tell you people? He’s too big to fail.”

Moran responded via Twitter saying:

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Morning Media Menu With ABC’s Terry Moran

mornmm.gifToday on the Menu we are joined by ABC’s Terry Moran who has just returned from Arizona where he was covering Obama’s visit. Sadly for us the trip back was aboard US Airways so did not result in any more Air Force One twittering!

moran_2-19.jpgAbout the time he did use Twitter on Air Force One Moran says “It was a great opportunity to take people on board Air Force One…just something that was immediate and that was two way. When I Twittered the breakfast menu someone got back to me and said okay, ‘what’s the music on board?’”

We also asked Moran what he thinks about the recent spate of journalists leaving the profession to work with the administration. “I think it’s both economic and ideological,” say Moran. “I don’t think it’s any secret and it hasn’t been for 30 plus years that journalists in their personal views, at the national level, tend to be more liberal than the rest of America…I don’t think that means their coverage has necessarily been skewed.” He goes on to point out that it is also an example of people choosing to serve their country.

Plus, what about the Post‘s chimp cartoon sort-of apology? And what would a media conversation be these days if we didn’t touch upon the hot topic du jour: paid content! Also, because it’s Friday we talk about what we all learned this week. You can listen to the podcast live every morning at 9amET on BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321. You can also subscribe to the iTunes feed of the podcast by clicking the “iTunes” button. And if you missed it yesterday’s show with Laurel Touby and Jon Fine is definitely worth a listen (and we are not just saying that because she’s our boss).

FBLA Hearts Fail Blog

This was on FailBlog. It’s Terry Moran explaining why Barack Obama being the Democratic presidential nominee is ‘one of the history books’.