NY Times Prods Big Tech to Ban Podcasts in Name of Political 'Virtue'
March 29th, 2021 4:38 PM
The internet “hall monitors” at the New York Times are back patrolling the nation’s political discourse. On Friday’s front page, reporter Reggie Ugwu prodded Big Tech to police podcasts more aggressively in “On Google Podcasts, Unfiltered Streams of Hate -- Lax Moderation Even as Other Platforms Tighten the Reins.”
'View' Hosts Dream of CNN Hacks Moderating Presidential Debates
September 15th, 2020 3:52 PM
In other announcements no one asked for, The View co-hosts shared their fantasy team of presidential debate moderators on Tuesday’s show. Perhaps not surprising, more CNN hacks made their dream list than actual ABC journalists!
Even Obama’s Speechwriter Doesn’t Think Kamala’s a ‘Moderate’
August 14th, 2020 2:33 PM
When even Obama’s former speechwriter has to come out and tell the media they’re downplaying how radical Kamala Harris is, it’s pretty bad. But that’s exactly what happened during the Obama alumni podcast, Pod Save America Thursday. Former speechwriter and co-host Jon Favreau mocked the media’s characterization of Harris’s politics while taking glee in the idea that progressives…
Michelle O Podcast to Discuss Topics Like Our ‘Reckoning With Race'
July 16th, 2020 5:08 PM
The Obama media empire continues to gain new ground. In addition to carving out a piece of the Netflix pie, acquiring a hosting gig on PBS Kids, and selling millions and millions of books about her life, Michelle Obama is now getting her very own podcast via the music streaming platform Spotify.
Obama Staffers, Colbert Bash Trump ‘Giving False Hope' at Briefings
April 10th, 2020 3:45 PM
Despite admitting he hasn’t been keeping up with the Trump administration’s daily coronavirus briefings, Late Show host Stephen Colbert didn’t mind bashing them anyway, with his liberal guests on his early Friday morning show. Colbert had sympathetic listeners in his guests, former Obama staffers and Pod Save America hosts Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor.
Politico: Hillary Clinton's New Podcast Influenced by Howard Stern
February 28th, 2020 6:39 PM
Try to imagine the most guarded, self-protective personalities you know. Chances are good that among that list of people the name of Hillary Clinton pops up. And yet, Politico hilariously wants you to believe that Hillary Clinton is now looking for inspiration on how to conduct her upcoming podcast show to that most open of personalities... Howard Stern.
Cruz Predicts Conclusion to Impeachment on ‘Verdict’ Podcast
January 31st, 2020 11:58 AM
What will be the deciding factor in Senate impeachment trial? How badly do the senators wish to go home, theorized Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). In an episode of the “Verdict with Ted Cruz” podcast titled “A Day in the Life” on Jan. 30, the Senator described to co-host Michael Knowles how the conditions of living and working in the Senate may force a final judgment over the…
NY Times Book Editor Compares Trump Voters to Revolutionary War Rebels
May 31st, 2019 5:38 PM
This could qualify as one of those rare occasions you'll hear a member of the Trump-hating media saying something about Trump voters that just might be interpreted as praise. The person saying it? Pamela Paul, editor of the New York Times Book Review and host of its podcast. The occasion? Her interview on May 24 with historian Rick Atkinson, author of the newly released The British are Coming…
Bill Press on 'Milkshaking' - 'I Love That Idea', Hope it Comes to US
May 22nd, 2019 9:50 PM
Did you hear about the new study out of Berlin which found that 92 percent of left-wing activists still live with their parents? This will come as no surprise to nearly every conservative learning about it. What the study didn't look at though was what percent of left-wing activists never leave adolescence. Chances are, that answer would have been on the high end. Latest example…
NPR Scribe: Date of Barr Letter on Mueller Probe Will Live 'In Infamy'
May 5th, 2019 7:15 PM
The website for the NPR Politics podcast describes it as "where NPR political reporters talk to you like they talk to each other" -- while assuming that conservatives aren't listening. This can lead to unintentionally comedic content, at least for those conservatives who are listening and presumably cringing through the rest of it. NPR Justice Department correspondent Carrie Johnson…
NPR Editor: Millennials Spared US 'Propaganda' on Perils of Communism
February 19th, 2019 10:58 PM
High atop the list of old habits in media that will never die: kneejerk apologia for the failed utopia known as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Russian President and former KGB spook Vladimir Putin isn't alone in pining for its glories. During a weekly roundup of the NPR Politics podcast on Feb. 14, Domenico Montanaro, the state-funded radio network's "lead political editor…
NPR Scribe: Liz Warren Got DNA Test 'to Try and Claim' Native Ancestry
October 23rd, 2018 8:14 AM
Pretty bad sign when she's lost National Public Radio. Wasting little time to clear the deck for her upcoming presidential campaign, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-People's Republic of Massachusetts, last week trumpeted the results of a DNA test she took in an effort to prove she is of Native American descent. Warren reveals test confirming ancestry read the assertive headline in the…
NYer's Jane Mayer: Journalists 'Beholden' to Report False Allegations
October 10th, 2018 9:58 PM
Remember back when a solid sense of skepticism was considered a prerequisite for working in journalism? Looks like that ethos is long gone and discarded. Speaking with former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara about her hit piece on then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, New Yorker writer Jane Mayer came across as revealing a bit more than intended.
Evangeline Lilly ‘Cried’ After Nude Scene. She's Not the Only Actress
August 2nd, 2018 4:08 PM
Hollywood doesn’t just have a problem objectifying women off-screen, according to Hollywood actresses involved with #MeToo. There’s a problem with what they're pressured to do on-screen, too. On Tuesday, actress Evangeline Lilly, who most recently starred in Ant-Man and the Wasp, revealed that in her former role on Lost, she cried and trembled after she was “basically…