Posted: January 14, 2016 Filed under: Breaking News, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: 2016 Presidential Campaign, 2016 Presidential Election, Birther, Canada, Donald Trump, Fox Business Channel, GOP, GOP Debate, Iowa, media, New York, news, Ted Cruz, Television, United States
Posted: January 13, 2016 Filed under: Censorship, Entertainment, History, Mediasphere | Tags: Al Jazeera, America, Death to America, Islamism, Mad TV, Network News, Parody, propaganda, satire, Television
Posted: December 25, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Mediasphere | Tags: 1970s, Angel, Bandleader, Bing Crosby, CBS, Christmas, Christmas music, David Bowie, Television, The Little Drummer Boy
Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy is a Christmas song with an added counterpoint performed by David Bowie and Bing Crosby. “Little Drummer Boy” is a Christmas song written in 1957, while the “Peace on Earth” tune and lyrics were added to the song especially for Bowie and Crosby’s recording.
The song was recorded on 11 September for Crosby’s 1977 television special, Bing Crosby’s Merrie Olde Christmas. The pair exchanged dialogue about what they do for Christmas before singing “Little Drummer Boy” with a new counterpoint with original lyrics written for the special, “Peace on Earth”. Bowie’s appearance has been described as a “surreal” event, undertaken at a time that he was “actively trying to normalise his career” Crosby died on October 14, just over a month after recording the special. In the U.S., the show aired on 30 November 1977 on CBS.
Posted: December 17, 2015 Filed under: Mediasphere, Global, Politics | Tags: Television, media, video, SPAIN, Mariano Rajoy, Prime Minister of Spain, Pontevedra, Galicia (Spain), People's Party (Spain), A Coruña, Ana Pastor
A young man punched Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain in the face during a campaign event on Wednesday 16th December 2015, leaving the stunned leader with broken glasses and bruises.
Posted: December 15, 2015 Filed under: Entertainment, Mediasphere, Politics, White House | Tags: Barack Obama, CNN, comedy, GOP Debate, Hugh Hewitt, I.Q., Parody, satire, Ted Cruz, Television
Posted: December 12, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Humor, Mediasphere | Tags: 1960s, 1970s, It Was a Very Good Year, Music, Singing, Television, William Shatner
Posted: December 9, 2015 Filed under: Entertainment, Humor, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: Employment, Gun violence, Hollywood, media, news, Parody, Portlandia, propaganda, PSA, Television, video
…a gun-grabbing “effort” distinguished by its lack of effort. At some point America’s creative class decided that celebrity PSAs should all operate the same way. The cast appears sequentially, usually standing against a uniform blank background, and instead of uttering a sentence or two they each say chunks of sentences that are stitched together to form a statement. You know how this goes. Instead of
Celeb one: I oppose gun violence.
Celeb two: So do I. America needs to change.
Celeb three: Call your congressman today.
You typically get
Celeb one: I
Celeb two: oppose
Celeb three: oppose
Celeb four: I oppose
Celeb five: gun violence
Celeb six: gun violence
Celeb seven: I oppose gun violence
They’ve got the basic shtick down here but all the details are wrong. There’s no broader statement. They’re just repeating a mantra over and over. There’s no uniform background, so there’s not even a pretense that these people have gathered to make their point…(read more)
Posted: November 15, 2015 Filed under: Entertainment, Humor, Mediasphere, Politics, White House | Tags: #DemDebate, American Broadcasting Company, Bernie Sanders, CBS, Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley, Television, The Hollywood Reporter
Forced to shift at least some of its focus in the wake of Friday’s devastating terrorist attacks in Paris, the second debate between the Democratic presidential candidates otherwise went ahead as scheduled on CBS….(read more)
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Posted: November 11, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment | Tags: 1970s, Hollywood, media, Photography, Pilgrim, Susan Dey, Television, Thanksgiving, The Partridge Family, TV
Posted: November 7, 2015 Filed under: Entertainment, Humor, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: Chris Matthews, Left Wing, Liberal, Media bias, MSM, MSNBC, NBC, Rachel Maddow, Show Business, Television
Posted: November 2, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Mediasphere, Politics, Think Tank | Tags: 1950s, 1960s, Catholic Church, Civil rights movement, Firing Line, Hugh Hefner, Jonah Goldberg, Kevin D. Williamson, media, National Review, news, Playboy Magazine, Sexuality, Television, video, William F. Buckley Jr
Posted: November 1, 2015 Filed under: Mediasphere, Politics, White House | Tags: Barack Obama, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Conservative Women, Double Standard, GOP, Hewlett-Packard, Hillary Clinton, Liberal Orthodoxy, Liberals, media, Media bias, news, Republican Party (United States), Television, The view, Whoopi Goldberg
“There is nothing more threatening to the liberal media in general, and Hillary Clinton in particular, than a conservative woman. So of course there’s a double standard.”
Carly Fiorina responded to being mocked by the hosts of The View on Fox News Sunday this morning by saying conservative women are a big threat to liberals.
“And conservative women from Sarah Palin to Michele Bachmann to Carly Fiorina are long used to this. It will not stop me. It will not scare me and maybe, the ladies of ‘The View,’ if I come back on again, let’s see if they have the guts to say that to my face.”
Read more: dailycaller
Posted: October 29, 2015 Filed under: Entertainment, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: Anderson Cooper, Bad Lip Reading, Bernie Sanders, CNN, Democratic Debate, Hillary Clinton, Lip Reading, Martin O'Malley, media, news, Parody, satire, Television, video, YouTube
At The Corner, Ian Tuttle writes: …And, in case you missed it: “I will drink a sorority’s goldfish” — or, a bad lip reading of the first GOP debate.
The Corner, YouTube
Posted: October 27, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Comics, Entertainment | Tags: Animation, Charles Schultz, Halloween, Illustration, Movies, Peanuts, Poster Art, Television, The Great Pumpkin