Friday, March 06, 2009

Are There No Mirrors in Cable News Studios?

Every hour for the last week, on every cable news channel, there has been at least one talking head saying something like this:

"For Obama to be getting into a squabble over Rush Limbaugh with all the crises facing this country is a disgrace!"

Yet none of them have noticed that Robert Gibbs has spent a total of less than four minutes this past week talking about Rush Limbaugh. And none of them noticed that President Obama has spent a grand total of zero seconds talking about Rush Limbaugh.

Meanwhile, the talking heads themselves have been talking about NOTHING BUT Rush Limbaugh, every hour for the last week, on every cable news channel.

I'm just saying.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

The Funniest Hour of TV So Far This Year: The Daily Show Takes On CNBC and the Dow, and Colbert's Beck-Style Doom Bunker

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Bauer of Power

Another great thing about Jack Bauer? If he likes you, he'll whisper soothingly to you when he puts you in a sleeper hold. Oh, sure, technically it's to prevent strangulation, but I see it more as tenderness. I like to think I'd do the same for a friend I was choking.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

"A Parade of White Guys"??

It seems to me that Conan O'Brien, David Letterman, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel, Jay Leno, and Jimmy Fallon are six very different people. About as varied a group as you could think of. To characterize them, as the media have done lately, as just a bunch of white men is, to my mind, racist and sexist. If you reduced any minority group or any group of women to "all pretty much the same" you'd come under fire, and rightly so. People are not interchangeable, even if they are roughly the same color.

Abbott & Costello: 7x13=28