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Welcome to First Friday: Filson

Feature image: Filson’s flagship store opened its doors at its new location on at November 24, 2015. Photo credit: Filson “Welcome to First Friday” is a new series on Flip the Media where we introduce the hosts of our First Friday events...Show More Summary

The State Dept. Is Still Covering for Clinton and Obama’s Benghazi Lies

In March, the State Department quietly released records relevant to the Obama administration’s response to the September 11, 2012, Benghazi terrorist attack. Included were transcripts of the telephone call then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had on September 12 — only hours after the attack ended — with then-Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil. As explained by […]

Trevor Noah Wants Donald Trump On ‘The Daily Show’

It likely won’t happen, but Trevor Noah certainly wouldn’t mind having Donald Trump on his show. As a matter of fact, according to Time, Trevor Noah has a question ready if Trump ever does show up. “That’s hard because he would have to agree to come on the show, which I know he wouldn’t. Show More Summary

Vox’s Puff Piece on Goldman Sachs Doesn’t Reveal Goldman Sponsors Vox

Vox’s Matthew Yglesias (4/25/16) gave a generous write-up to Goldman Sachs' new commercial banking subsidiary, GS Bank, without noting that Goldman Sachs is a sponsor of Vox.

Report: NBC Bringing Aboard a New Face at ‘Today’

NBC’s “Today” show is getting a new face, and it belongs to a veteran of another show. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Billy Bush is leaving his job as “Access Hollywood” anchor to join “Today.” The move has been widely...

Why the Special Olympics Has a Problem With a Showtime Special

The Special Olympics organization is letting Showtime know it’s not happy about a special that has been airing on the pay cable channel. Variety reports that the organization launched a petition against the channel and comedian Gary Owen over his comedy...

CBS Renews Its Entire Daytime Slate

In a similar move to the network’s bulk renewal of 11 prime-time shows back in March, CBS announced that it has renewed its entire daytime slate for 2016-17. “The network previously renewed ‘The Price is Right,’ hosted by Drew Carey...

Instagram's App-Based Ad Revenue Is Being Fueled by Money From Startups

Two years ago, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom was notorious for personally vetting each and every advertisement that ran on his photo-sharing app. Boy, have times changed. Since opening up a full-blown ad business last fall, Facebook-owned...Show More Summary

Certain Songs #518: Prince & The Revolution – “Purple Rain”

Album: Purple Rain Year: 1984 Literally don’t even know where to start here. How about this: this was Prince’s signature song. Sure, he had bigger singles (and in fact, cutting the “Purple Rain” down to 4:05 for its single was as stupid...Show More Summary

Why Andrea Tantaros Won’t Be on Fox News For The Time Being

Her new book is sub-titled, "How Getting What We Wanted Made Women Miserable"

Scoreboard: Tuesday, April 26

Fox News won "Acela Primary" night in total viewers, while CNN was No. 1 in A25-54. Both networks out-performed their NY Primary coverage averages, in total viewers and A25-54.

Trump Jumps Into Bed With Putin

Donald J. Trump’s foreign policy address was delivered with the aid of a teleprompter and written by his pro-Russian advisers.

Headlines editors probably wish they could take back

In this week's Lower case... Submitted by Richard DettmanBusiness Editor, CKWX News 1130Vancouver, BC, Canada

Why America Needs a New Theory of Fame

The time is long overdue to re-imagine the very concept of fame. Enough with the vapid "fame for the sake of fame" corporate manufactured "stars," who appear out of nowhere to hog up the public airwaves and divert attention from the vital issues threatening our democracy and planet. Show More Summary

Asking A Comedian To Be Your Guest Host Is No Laughing Matter

When Gary Garver asked comedian Dave Shelton to be a reoccurring guest on his KCAA Morning Show which airs in the Riverside/ San Bernardino area, he didn't anticipate getting sued for it, but that's exactly what happened and it was no...Show More Summary

Planning Ahead From a Network Perspective

In three weeks, the broadcast networks will unveil their programming plans for next season. CBS, as always, will proclaim yet another seasonal win at its annual presentation at Carnegie Hall in New York City (on May 18). This will mark 13 out of the last 14 years of total viewer dominance, under the leadership of CBS CEO Leslie Moonves. Show More Summary

Clintonism the Future? NYT’s Political Science Fiction

A New York Times op-ed by Michael Lind called "Trumpism and Clintonism Are the Future" is a good guide to how the wishful thinking of the pundit class will likely lead them to misread the clear message of the 2016 elections.

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