Tag Archives: MSM

Priorities. They Can Has.

by matttbastard Noted w/o comment: Time Magazine covers – December 5, 2011 h/t

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I don’t give a toss about Tiger Woods, but this is kinda sorta WIN

by matttbastard Alt-pr0n mogul Joanna Angel wins @ Twitter today:  thank god i work in an industry where i do not have to make embarrassing apologies and quit my job for being a slut. Oh, snap! Recommend this post at Progressive … Continue reading

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“Roger Ailes as Howard Hughes”?

by matttbastard Let’s hope the ugly SOB still clips his toenails. Seriously — producing daily crypto-fascistic dispatches carefully crafted to rile up the rubes while scoring mega ad rev? Understandable. Poor hygeine?  Absolutely unforgivable. h/t Krugman (who, speaking of unforgivable … Continue reading

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Hey, WaPo — Peeing On the Floor = Wingnut SOP

by matttbastard Jesse Taylor explains why, contra aimai, the latest example of desperate hand wringing on the part of the traditional media over the scourge that is online incivility (fetch forth teh fainting couch!) misses the mark by honing in … Continue reading

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Don’t call it a comeback (well, OK, if you must…)

by matttbastard Don’t worry, I’m not gonna put forth a sorry Nikki Finke-style excuse for my lack of productivity this summer. All responsibility for low creative yield is entirely mine and mine alone (FYI, the dog ate my motivation). Ok, … Continue reading

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Curley in Amber (Or, Reason # 54,765 Why AP is DOOMED.)

by matttbastard Speaking of media dinosaurs, it would appear the Associated Press is once again eager to hasten its own extinction: I’ve tried to avoid speaking out regarding reports about the Associated Press’ plans for the future. I’ve done so … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs and Mammals

by matttbastard Apropos, especially in light of the recent public tussle between the straight-from-the-Jurassic editorial staff of the Toronto Star and a certain far-sighted columnist/blogger: Undeniably, there is money to be made in digital publishing with free reader access, but … Continue reading

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NBC Sports Blog Lifts Steel Curtain on ESPN’s Roethlisberger Rape Embargo

by matttbastard If only the GENERAL mainstream media establishment would go after each other with this kind of righteous gusto when warranted — as is DEFINITELY the case here: “We really don’t want our coverage of the civil lawsuit filed … Continue reading

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Al Franken’s Supreme Affirmation

by matttbastard (Image: Al Franken for Senate) Speaking as a long time SNL fan, I think it’s absolutely fabulous to see that the Minnesota State Supreme Court believes Al Franken is good enough and smart enough to represent the state … Continue reading

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Don’t Go Back to the Bunker Just Yet, Dick!

by matttbastard From Dan Balz’s latest WaPo piece on GOP discomfort with Dick Cheney’s recent media ubiquity: Liz Cheney strongly disagreed with the claim that her father’s vocal defense of Bush administration policies has caused significant unrest within the GOP. … Continue reading

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