Archive for April 16, 2012

The Hazards of Live TV: #25,157

Posted in Hazards of Live TV on April 16, 2012 by icn2

Someone please fire Bob Beckel and end FNC’s repeated on air embarrassments… (via J$)


Blogus Interruptus…

Posted in Blog Announcements on April 16, 2012 by icn2

Driving to Sacramento this afternoon for a tour of the NorCal TRACON facility tomorrow. If your flight arrives at the wrong northern California airport tomorrow morning, you can’t rule out the possibility that I had something to do with it. Blogging resumes Wednesday.

Free for All: 04/16/12

Posted in Free For All on April 16, 2012 by icn2

What’s on your mind?

GM vs. Bolling…

Posted in FBN on April 16, 2012 by icn2 has a story by Jim Kenzie where Dan Mepham, a product manager with General Motors of Canada, addresses comments Eric Bolling made about the Chevy Volt…

A piece by Eric Bolling, who appears on the Fox Business Channel’s Follow the Money program, in which he attempts to discredit the economics of operating a Chevrolet Volt, is making the e-mail rounds. I’ve got it twice already.

Bolling makes some dramatic claims, so I thought I should give GM a chance to comment. I asked Dan Mepham, a product manager with General Motors of Canada, to go over Bolling’s claims and give us GM’s side of the story.

Here are excerpts from Bolling’s piece (with metric conversions, as required), followed by Mepham’s responses (edited for space).

Update: I wandered into something without knowing the backstory. J$ pointed me to Bolling’s Facebook page where he disavowed the email…

ALERT! there is an email circulating the blogosphere>>> I have no idea who or where it came from. I DID test drive the Volt and document that experience on air but I made NO analysis of the cars cost to operate. the fraudulent email is below:

Amanpour Debuts on CNNI Today…

Posted in CNN on April 16, 2012 by icn2

From CNN via

ATLANTA, US: Christiane Amanpour will host a new daily foreign affairs program on CNN International that will launch today, Monday, April 16, it was announced today. Beginning with the program’s launch, the 30-minute daily broadcast of Amanpour, will air weeknights at 3pm, and replay at 5pm. All times are Eastern (6 hours behind South Africa time).
“We are delighted to have Christiane back at CNN,” said Tony Maddox, executive vice president and managing director for CNN International. “Christiane’s sophisticated, incisive journalism is needed now, more than ever to add context and depth to the world’s biggest news and stories,” Maddox said.

In the unique relationship announced in December, Amanpour’s primary role is as global affairs anchor for ABC News blazing a trail in international reporting for American viewers, in addition to her new program on CNN International reaching a vast global audience. She will continue her courageous reporting in war-torn countries for all ABC News programs, platforms and online, including her unmatched ability to land major and rare exclusive interviews with world leaders – including last year’s only interviews with Moammar Gaddafi and Hosni Mubarak. As global affairs anchor for ABC News, her ongoing assignments range from the uprisings in the Middle East to Iran’s nuclear program to the Eurozone crisis. Amanpour will also report on new conflicts, natural disasters and humanitarian crises, anchor four primetime specials on ABC and continue Around the World with Christiane Amanpour, her recently launched video series for and Yahoo News.

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