Frankly, Fox News, what took so damn long? After months of doing pretty much nothing since he lost his re-election bid to patrick Murphy, Allen West has finally landed himself a job! In the most obvious hiring of all time, West will become a Fox News contributor, the network announced on Thursday. ... More >>
MSNBC host Chris Hayes did something dangerous last weekend -- he tried to think. And Congressman Allen West isn't happy about it.In a weekend in which cable news channels filled hours of time with teary-eyed flag-waving, Hayes wanted to have a discussion about the word hero."It is very difficult to ... More >>
Fox News stooped to a bit of copyright infringement last week in lifting a story from the Pulp. In response, we sent a letter to Fox this morning with a reasonable demand for compensation. Dearest Fox News,It came as some surprise to see your January 27 article titled "Epic Campaign Ad Brings Oba ... More >>
Fox "News"If Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said something profoundly stupid, we'd be all over it.Unfortunately, this is a case of a Fox News writer saying something profoundly stupid.When the headline "DNC Chair Blames Tea Party for Tucson Shooting" comes with a chopped-up video clip and an ellip ... More >>
Earl RynersonEarl Rynerson -- a constant critic of Fort Lauderdale's current leadership under Mayor Jack Seiler -- announced on Veteran's Day that he'll be running for the mayor's spot again.Rynerson, who spent 20 years in the military, made the call "official" on his website -- abetterfortlauder ... More >>
garyjohnson2012.comA campaign strategist for former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson confirmed that Johnson has been invited -- and will participate in -- tonight's Fox News GOP Presidential debate in Orlando, after being shut out of the previous four debates.The Republican Party of Florida repor ... More >>
Harriet TubmanBelieve it or not, Rep. Allen West -- the self-proclaimed "modern-day Harriet Tubman" who compared being gay to liking ice cream and riding scooters, said gay soldiers can "change their behavior," called not-a-lady Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz the "most vile, unprofessional, and de ... More >>
NBC Nightly News with Brian WilliamsAllen West at a Constitutional Rights Rally in August.Allen West, Florida's controversial and tea-party-backed candidate for Congress, was accused recently by NBC News of being connected to the Outlaws motorcycle gang.The Huffington Post reported Monday that We ... More >>
Photo: Louisiana DHHLevineLooks like Alan Levine has managed to find a job that's tougher than the one he had managing the North Broward Hospital District. The former Broward Health CEO left the district in December 2007 to become the secretary of Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals, w ... More >>
The beating of Josie Ratley was a terrible tragedy, but this kind of coverage is sickening for another reason. You've got a TV news show trying to scare viewers about technology and some child psychologist who's willing to play along just so he can sell a few books.
Flickr: ParagonWhat tea partiers lack in grammar they make up in passion.Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz must think that local tea party activists don't have Tivo. (Actually, since a lot of 'em are retirees, maybe they don't?) She just announced a town hall meeting for Monday from 7:30 to ... More >>
With their first debate coming up Sunday on Fox News, both Republican senatorial campaigns have released new and nasty videos about each other, as have interest groups with a horse in the race. Put on your poncho and get ready for some mud-slingin'! First, a superscary video about the dystopian futu ... More >>
Here's Marco Rubio in an appearance on Greta Van Susteren's Fox News show, the same place where Charlie Crist accused Rubio of using a party charge card to pay for a back wax. Around the one-minute mark, Van Susteren presses the issue, and you can judge for yourself whether Rubio is being honest whe ... More >>
As you can see, Debbie Wasserman Schultz is quite comfortable on the cable news circuit; so comfortable that the otherwise circumspect West Broward Congresswoman is willing to describe in vivid terms exactly what deviant metaphorical acts the insurance companies are inflicting upon us virginal Ameri ... More >>
Sitting at home in Coral Springs last fall, trying to explain the intricacies of the federal bank bailout to their 9-year-old and 11-year-old kids, Shari and Jordy Sopourn hit on the perfect, Jon Stewart-style solution: ridicule.They devised a board game that's reminiscent of Monopoly, except the p ... More >>
Concert review: "Can I Say II" at Cinema Paradiso.
Flickr User: misternaxalThat's a screen grab from Fox News' recent coverage of disgraced Gov. Mark Sanford. Notice the single letter next to Sanford's name: "D" as in Democrat.In fact, Sanford is a Republican. Now, I understand that typos happen -- this blog being the exception to the rule. But this ... More >>
Bogey in actionEvery TV news station in South Florida follows the same script: attractive people reading a teleprompter full of news that's spectacular on video, inconsequential to the viewer and forgotten in a flash. Fine. It's theater. I get that. But theater thrives on character, too. And this is ... More >>
All this talk on the news about the right-wing "teabagging" protests is cracking me up. In fact I'm starting to think that the evil liberal media talked the national frustrati into taking on that moniker for their movement as a juvenile prank. (Locally, our own Michael Mooney mixed it up w ... More >>
Rabbi Michael Resnick of Palm Beach's biggest synagogue, Temple Emanu-El, told a national TV news magazine that Bernard Madoff's fraud case has been a catalyst for wealthy anti-Semites in South Florida's most exclusive Zip Code. Resnick's interview looks to be the centerpiece in tonight's edition of ... More >>
If there's anything I've learned from TV news, it's that I've got to tease you, the reader, about upcoming things in this blog. So coming up, snakes attack at Wal-Mart! But first, a manatee tries to sneak into a golf course! And even more first than that, brides in Palm Beach Gardens fight it out on ... More >>
Tribune Co. Innovation Chief Lee Abrams is clearly more focused on the Tribune's 25 television stations than he is the newspapers right now. And, judging from his latest think pieces, he's not at all happy with the appearance of the company's anchors. In a recent piece, he decried the fact that ... More >>
The Sun-Sentinel's news station, WFTL-AM (850), was an oasis of local talk. Now it's just another haven for hate.
Patricia Andreu, WTVJ-TV (Channel 6)
Julia Yarbough, WTVJ-TV (Channel 6)
WPLG-TV (Channel 10)
Will Ferrell's Anchorman is dumb, and funny, as hell
Jackie Nespral Readers' Choice: Dwight Lauderdale, WPLG-TV (Channel 10)
Boca Raton video producer Mark Kielar signed Cronkite, Brown, and Safer to host thinly veiled advertisements -- until the deal fell apart
Neil Rogers WQAM-AM (560)
Why won't those mean, old, sniping critics just quiet down?
Heath Ledger's in no rush to be a star. Why's everyone else in a hurry?
Ride with us through a subtropical wonderland where troops rally for a new ballot
Letters for June 22, 2000
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