Archive for the ‘Media’ Category

Just Tell Me What You Want!

October 27, 2008

Do you like maps?  Do you like circles?  Do you like thinking about what the media wants out of you?  Then you will heart this map of U.S. newspapers’ presidential candidate endorsements big time.  Just be sure to fold it correctly when you’re finished.

If America Ceases to Be Good, America Will Cease to Be Great

October 2, 2008

This is a sentiment I believe in.  It’s one reason I’m a Democrat.  I think the Democratic party is out to do the most good for the most people.  I’m all about that, and I always will be.  This year’s presidential primary season was a difficult one for me, though, because I don’t think our party chose the best candidate.  I think Barack Obama will win the election, and I’m happy about that, but I think we had a chance to choose someone much more qualified and electable and effective and allowed that opportunity to slip through our fingers in a frenzy over all things shiny and new.  Sometimes I think I’ve moved past that (although I obviously haven’t), and the night I watched Obama’s acceptance speech at the convention was one of those times.  In that moment, I was especially proud to be a Democrat, because we are the party that wants good things – health insurance, job security, civil rights, and a free society – for our fellow citizens.  That’s the right side to be on. (more…)

Oprah Viewers Will Cut a Bitch

September 6, 2008

Sarah Palin’s march to the [Atlantic] sea probably isn’t headed through Chicago, but one has to wonder whether Harpo studios will be a casualty nonetheless.

Die a Death.

September 5, 2008

This is the only context in which I want to hear the word “maverick.”  Kthx.

Sharp as a Tack

September 4, 2008

Suddenly, T. Boone Pickens is everywhere I look.  He has a teevee ad here in South Carolina pushing his natural gas agenda.  He invaded my NPR time this morning.  And yesterday, I caught him on Fox News, addressing the important issues that face our nation today:

Fox News Reporter: One last question, Mr. Pickens.  You’re in a boat with Obama and McCain.  One falls overboard.  Who do you save?

T. Boone Pickens:  The one who fell out of the boat. 

Put this man in charge of our energy resources stat!  Or smack Fox News upside the head.  Either way.

No Shit.

September 3, 2008

I’m starting to think the entire Myrtle Beach area is on tape delay.  Not only do news stories take days to hit our paper, but today at lunchtime, someone broke into a radio broadcast on the local country station to tell me that Jerry Reed had died.  I blogged about it yesterday.  Jesus.

I can’t wait to get my hurricane evacuation order from Governor Sanford.  “Get out, Myrtle, the eye of the storm is in your living room!”

PSA: Blowhard in Da Houz

September 3, 2008

FOXNews, I am calling you out once again to say: There is some weird guy right next to one of your mics, and he is saying, “Yeeeeeeeeeeah” in a really queer way every time the crowd cheer cue goes up at tonight’s RNC festivities.  I think he sat behind me at the Darlington race, and he is probably just about to spill his spit cup on you.

Just thought you might want to know.

Wanna Get High?

September 2, 2008

Is this the bus we board for the high road?  Good, because I’ve got my ticket, and I’m ready to go.

You Don’t Say.

September 2, 2008

In between Hurricane Hanna updates (go away, you hateful bitch), FOXNews just told me that Sarah Palin is the governor of Arkansas.  Good to know!