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just like years ago on the radio.

Friday, December 26, 2003

Ed Meets Jacko

AP is reporting this mercifully brief, fun story...

Michael Jackson to Discuss Sex Charges
LOS ANGELES - CBS' "60 Minutes" will air an interview with pop superstar Michael Jackson (news) on Sunday, marking Jackson's first public comments since his Nov. 20 arrest on suspicion of child molestation.

Ed Bradley interviewed Jackson for about 30 minutes Thursday at a hotel in Los Angeles, CBS spokesman Kevin Tedesco said Friday.

Jackson, 45, is charged with seven counts of performing lewd or lascivious acts upon a child under 14 and two counts of administering an intoxicating agent. He remains free on $3 million bail.

This will be interesting. Will Bradley be a journalist and ask this oddball the tough questions that need to be asked, or will he be a suck-ass, as Oprah was a few years back, when Jackson needed someone big in the media to bend over for him.

If Bradley turns out to be the dreamy-eyed, smiling and adoring fan, I'm gonna throw the TV right out the freakin' window.


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Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Rummie's Got Time

Apparently, Donny Rumsfeld can turn the pages of Time magazine even with the blood of over 450 American soldiers on his hands.

In fact, not only can he turn their pages, he can make the editors roll over and do tricks for him: Rumsfeld influences Time's choice


Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Quotable Quote

"It's appalling to think that the man who runs the country somehow finds time for a long gym workout each day, but can't muster up the intellectual curiosity to peruse the newspaper. Is it laziness, arrogance or a willful combination of the two? Does the president really need a human filter to deliver only news the White House staff thinks he wants to hear? Do gossip items sometimes get thrown into the daily 'readings'? How about the funnies? How hard is it to watch the damn TV news, even while working out?"
Playboy editor James Kaminsky, in USA Today.


P.U.-litzer Prizes

Norman Solomon proudly presents his choices for the foulest media performances of 2003.

Note 1: I went to elementary school with a Norman Solomon. Brilliant kid. I don't think it's the same person...but they do sorta look alike. Been many years.

Note 2: Pay special attention to the first "award" to the stupid bastard from Clear Channel. I worked for a guy in Syracuse radio in the early '80s who would go on to become one of their major managerial superstars. Now retired, the genius apparently is still called on to do some work for the monopolistic beasts. An almost plastic, non-human drone, he deserves the most sincere, enthusiastic "kiss my ass" I can muster.

Turn off the radio and TV and find someplace else to learn about the world.