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NBC’s ‘1600 Penn’ further blurs line between news, fiction

»Posted by on Jan 08 2013

So I read with interest how Larry King would guest star on the new, much hyped NBC show "1600 Penn." Larry King, though he interviewed news makers, was not a hard core journalist. He is a talk show host. But Savannah Guthrie of "Today" and NBC's Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd are very real and very working. Both are influential journalists who also have been tapped for guest-starring roles on "1600 Penn." Am I the only one bothered by this... that real journalists cove...

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Bob Costas gun control comments out of bounds

»Posted by on Dec 03 2012

NBC broadcaster Bob Costas knows how to get attention. Yesterday he decided to opine about the Jovan Belcher tragedy to advocate for gun control. Bob Costas generally offers opinions that are popular with the public. He's been the sports commentator version of a populist politician, expressing positions that the vast majority of the public typically agree with. Not this time when Bob Costas fired off his mouth on gun control. Bob Costas used his halftime segment on NBC's "Sunday ...

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‘Clueless’ star Stacy Dash, Twitter and the often toxic mix of politics, entertainment and social media

»Posted by on Oct 11 2012

'Clueless' star Stacey Dash jumped into the political waters and sent a Tweet about her personal decision to vote for Mitt Romney, the Repubican candidate. The Stacey Dash Tweet was well under 140 characters, but boy did 'Clueless' star Stacey Dash cause an uproar. 'Clueless' star Stacey Dash appeared on CNN's 'Piers Morgan' and said she was "shocked and saddened" by the response from her Tweet. Here's what happened. On Sunday 'Clueless' star Stacey Dash Tweeted: "Vote for Romney. T...

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PR crisis: Chick-fil-A president should know better than to comment on gay marriage

»Posted by on Jul 20 2012

You know how you don't talk politics at Thanksgiving, especially in an election year? You know how all those smart wives remind their husbands that the house they're going to dinner are staunch democrats and not to comment about President Obama? When it comes to a divisive topic like gay marriage, Chick-fil-A's president should know better than to chime in with his opinion. Where was his filter? Did he lack one internally? Did his people ever advise him not to make a boneheaded move...

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Justin Bieber gets traction from politician who complained about his speeding

»Posted by on Jul 18 2012

Now Justin Bieber is in the news again not because of a new album. But because a Los Angeles city councilman saw Bieber driving faster than 100 miles per hour on a city street last Friday and believes the teen pop star should be arrested and not just ticketed. "As I watched, I was anticipating a crash," Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine, a former veteran police officer told ABC News. "It was chaos. Total willful disregard for people on the roadway." When police caught up with him, Bi...

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PR, brand problems for ‘Dr. Drew’ following revelation that GlaxoSmithKline paid him

»Posted by on Jul 06 2012

Problems for Dr. Drew following revelation he was on the Glaxo payroll, recommended the company's drug, but never disclosed that fact to the public.Dr. Drew Pinsky, the popular host on HLN and national radio host known to millions as "Dr. Drew," trumpeted the use of the antidepressant Wellbutrin back in 1999 on his radio show--but he failed to mention that he was on the payroll of the makers of that drug, GlaxoSmithKline. He told listeners that Wellbutrin "may enhance or at least not s...

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