8 Responses to “What’s Hot/What’s Not: Submissions…”
HOT: Fast and Furious gets attention for the first time on all networks and cable channels. Parents of slain agent demand to know who authorized the botched scheme, knew about it, and tried to cover it up.
HOT: Jerry Sandusky case. Trial, Guilty, Off to Jail.
NOT: “Mitt only comfortable with white people” SUSPENDED
NOT: THE FIVE start a CYCLE of imitation.
The training wheels fell of that cycle!
HOT: Politico holds its correspondents to a baseline level of decency.
NOT: MSNBC does not.
HOT: The Student Loan rate will go up next week unless action is taken. Expect Obama to call for Immediate Congressional Action … from his 5th fundraiser of the day.
Hot: SE Cupp gets a MSNBC hosting gig. There’s plenty here with this new programme to make fun of but I’m hopeful it will be a good watch.
Not: CNN’s new nooner nonsense.
Not: Andrea Mitchell and another NBC/MSNBC out-of-context edit. Looks to be intentional.
Not: CNBC facing flak for Facebook IPO fiasco. Cart pulls horse.
NOT: Because most of the news media hasn’t been covering the AG’s stonewalling and deceptive testimony in the Fast & Furious congressional hearings over the past year, the recent developments play like election season games.
Hot: On the flip side, though, the executive privilege claim brings the scandal into the White House. An odd political maneuver right before an election that guarantees regular cable news headlines on this topic straight through November.
On the flip side, the press may be ignoring this in much the same way they did the Swiftboat vets in 2004. As has been said, ‘media bias’ doesn’t always favor the candidate it’s supposed to.
Hilariously Hot: Rachel Maddow on last night’s Bill Maher show claimed she was a journalist.
She then argued that her job was “to cover these things, not to tell you how I like them or not.” (Mediaite). So all this time, Rachel has just been covering these things. Not injecting her opinion? LEAN FORWARD! =)
Lou Dobbs victory over The Kudlow Report for the week!
–It shows that FBN is capable of challenging its well-established rival, something that has often seemed doubtful as the News Corp.-owned network went through so many growing pains over the past few years.
Editing to make Zimmerman look bad, editing & anchor snickering to make Romney look bad, LOD’s error-filled comment about Ann Romney using her horse riding for MS therapy to make Romney look bad, the most revealing part of Costas’s interview with Sandusky not used or even disclosed until after the trial, and these are just the most recent examples… NBC/MSNBC appears to be the toilet of journalistic integrity.
HOT: POV video editing/Wawagate
HOT: The Cycle
HOT: Gregg Burke moves to the Vatican
NOT: Scot Brown avoiding debate with Elizabeth Brown