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12 years ago @ Big Journalism - Beck's Blaze Doubles D... · 1 reply · +4 points

How does Beck "OWN" this? The piece was Scarry's opinion. If you read some of his other postings, he skewers politicians on all sides. I did not particularly like his piece, but I just shrug my shoulders and move on. To suggest that The Blaze and Beck should retract and apologize for an opinion piece by a blogger is ridiculous.

12 years ago @ Big Journalism - Current TV Pulls Count... · 2 replies · +18 points

According to Mediaite, Current posted the following on its live chat:

"Hi FOK et al – We wanted to answer the questions about Keith Olbermann’s participation… Current asked Keith to be the sole anchor and exec producer of our primary and caucus coverage beginning tonight. Unfortunately, he declined to anchor or participate.
We’re excited for tonight’s live four hours of Politically Direct featuring Vice President Gore, Governor Granholm and Cenk Uygur.
Countdown will be back tomorrow night!"

So Keith went through this charade that he was he was just informed that Countdown was pre-empted tonight when he had no intent of anchoring at all. What a circus. And I couldn't be more pleased. Pass the popcorn.

12 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Daily Call Sheet: 'War... · 0 replies · +3 points

I have a great-nephew who loves horses, so I better give my nephew and his wife a heads-up. Thanks for the info.

12 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Bill Maher: Non-Apathe... · 7 replies · +39 points

Bill Maher is a religious bigot. Simple as that.

12 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Top Ten Most Overrated... · 1 reply · +2 points

You're right, George Burns did win the Supporting Oscar that year; now Dourif's loss is not so mystifying. The Academy went for sentiment that year, as it very often does. Incidentally, Gene Wilder played Billy Bibbit in the same Broadway production that starred Kirk Douglas; that would have been interesting to see. Also, Ed Ames (!) played Chief Bromden in the same production.

12 years ago @ Big Hollywood - Top Ten Most Overrated... · 7 replies · +21 points

Ben, I think you were a little hard on Spencer Tracy. You need to see two films he made at Fox in the early 30s before he went to MGM: "Dante's Inferno" and "The Power and the Glory". He plays unsympathetic characters in both films, and he is superb. They show up on Fox Movie Channel from time to time. Also, Jack Nicholson's performance in "Easy Rider" is the best thing about the film and makes it worth watching. Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper phone in their performances You may be right about Nicholson being miscast in "Cuckoo's Nest"; I have never read the book. Kirk Douglas played McMurphy on the stage, and he is not a huge red-headed Irishman either. You are absolutely right about Brad Dourif's performance as Billy Bibbit being one of the most overlooked performances in film history. Why he didn't get the Supporting Actor Oscar is mystifying.

12 years ago @ Big Government - #OccupyLA Protester: ... · 0 replies · +4 points


12 years ago @ Big Government - #OccupyLA Protester: ... · 2 replies · +8 points

I tweeted a link to this video, and here is a response I got from a #OWS supporter: "She just doesn't realize that Zionist does not =Jew. Common mistake.You're just trying to create division in #ows but will fail"

If you follow that logic, it would be OK for the woman in the video to say "Jews control the banks" as long as she didn't use the word "Zionist".