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On this week's episode of Showbiz Sandbox:
The average cost of a movie ticket dropped to $7.94 in North America during the first quarter of 2013. That’s according to the National Association of Theatre Owners, the trade group that keeps track of such figures. Patrick Corcoran, the vice president and chief communication officer of NATO, explains how the average ticket price is calculated and the perennial complaint that such a low amount can’t possibly be correct.On this week's episode of Showbiz Sandbox: The average cost of a movie ticket... more
Hacktivists expose media’s refusal to report on private operatives at Boston bombings.
The mainstream media’s refusal to report on images showing private military operatives on the scene of the Boston bombings carrying heavy backpacks prompted hacking group the Syrian Electronic Army to take matters into their own hands by hijacking CBS 60 Minutes’ Twitter account and sending out tweets exposing unanswered questions behind this week’s attacks.
“The attack occurred while a “48 Hours” special about the Boston Marathon bombings was airing on the same network,” reports Boston.com.
The tweets sent out by the group mainly focused on the Obama administration’s support for Al-Qaeda militants in Syria, but also brought attention to an issue which has been subject to a corporate media blackout since it first emerged – the presence of numerous identically dressed men who were caught on camera immediately before and after the Boston bombings wearing black backpacks and behaving as if they were engaged in some kind of security exercise.
“The actual Boston bombers caught on camera, professionals under US regime protection,” one of the tweets stated. “The US government is hiding the real culprit of the Boston bombing,” added another.
Any proper investigation into the Boston bombings would at least have to address the question of why men carrying backpacks almost identical to those used by the accused bombers are pictured communicating on satellite phones immediately before and after the blasts.
Were the men involved in a bomb drill that was reported by eyewitnesses on the morning of the marathon? Why have police refused to acknowledge that they were running any kind of exercise? Why did authorities announce that they had arrested a suspect only for the FBI to reverse the story and cancel a press conference shortly after images emerged showing not only middle eastern men but also private employees of the security firm Craft International carrying backpacks? Why have Craft International failed to explain why their men were at the scene of the blasts? Why was a Saudi national detained as a “person of interest” in connection with the attack yet subsequently deported on “national security” grounds after President Obama held an unscheduled meeting with the Saudi Foreign Minister?
All these questions have gone unanswered by the corporate media, who acquiesced to the FBI’s demand that photos showing other potential suspects at the scene of the bombings should not be “deemed credible” and that no further inquiry was necessary....
http://www.infowars.com/hackers-hijack-cbs-to-claim-obama-involvement-in-boston-bombings/Hacktivists expose media’s refusal to report on private operatives at Boston... more
For the past four years blogger Aaron Rich has been reviewing the movies he sees on his blog All The Movies I Watch, with a strong emphasis on independent and international titles. Last year he saw more than 500 films and in this interview he provides rundown of some of his best (and worst) movies of 2012, many of which you may be unfamiliar with.For the past four years blogger Aaron Rich has been reviewing the movies he sees on... more
Thanks to new streaming media services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime we now have the ability to watch entire seasons of episodic television series all at once. Dawn Chmielewski of the Los Angeles Times explains how binge-viewing is altering narrative structures, existing revenue models and the entire television landscape.Thanks to new streaming media services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime we now... more
Still the most popular Mr. Media interview ever, heading into our seventh year of podcasting! Thanks, Michelle! http://www.mrmedia.com/2007/09/michelle-borth-tell-me-you-love-me-actress-mr-media-interview-pt-1/#.UM8ic7bhtiMStill the most popular Mr. Media interview ever, heading into our seventh year of... more
ALL NEW!! My surprising interview with actor Barry Livingston. You might remember him as "Ernie" on "My Three Sons" many years ago, but did you know he's recently appeared in everything from Argo and The Social Network to Mad Men and Two and a Half Men? Me either! Give it a listen and thanks for sharing wherever you can! http://www.mrmedia.com/2012/10/from-my-three-sons-to-argo-barry-livingston-survived-ernie-2012-audio-interview/#.UIwp2oVYViMALL NEW!! My surprising interview with actor Barry Livingston. You might remember him... more
The start of the new television season has been a huge disappointment for broadcast networks with ratings down as much as 28% on Fox. Only NBC has seen an increase in viewership and after years of coming in fourth among networks, now finds itself bouncing back. Why have audiences abandoned broadcast television?The start of the new television season has been a huge disappointment for broadcast... more
There have been MANY a conspiracy theory amongst internet fan boys and girls over the diary room leak this week. That leak saw a producer talk to Dan Gheesling in the Diary Room while it was broadcast over the loud speaker into the house.There have been MANY a conspiracy theory amongst internet fan boys and girls over the... more
Congratulations to "Face The Nation" host Bob Schieffer, who finally, permanently, made his case for keeping the CBS News panel show a full hour! Schieffer talked to me last December for Poynter.org when the network announced plans for a short-term, hour-long experiment. You can literally hear the excitement in his voice in this interview. http://www.mrmedia.com/2012/07/cbss-bob-schieffer-finally-gets-his-60-minutes-of-face-2011-audio-interview/#.UBaHjkQmlGxCongratulations to "Face The Nation" host Bob Schieffer, who finally,... more
All three evening newscasts on Tuesday and two out of the three morning shows on Wednesday skipped the dramatic story of an elderly Florida man who saved a cafe full of people from gun-wielding robbers. Only Good Morning America covered the story of seventy-one-year-old Samuel Williams using his own weapon fend off attackers.
News reader Josh Elliot lauded the "gun-toting senior citizen" for his quick action and for "not taking it anymore." Co-host George Stephanopoulos narrated the video: "There he is right there. Takes them on. Saves the whole cafe." Elliott praised it as "remarkable." He misleadingly described, "Williams does have a gun license and is not expected to be charged." [See video below. MP3 audio here.]
Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2012/07/18/elderly-man-saves-cafe-full-people-shooting-gun-wielding-robbers-nbc#ixzz213jGlydUAll three evening newscasts on Tuesday and two out of the three morning shows on... more
What a mammoth pussy.
Daily Bail still believes the GOP will succeed in striking down Obamacare after the November elections, but this law, which pisses all over the Constitution, while simultaneously fellating the entire Managed Care, Insurance-HMO, Big Pharma constituency, should have been shredded by SCOTUS. We ought not have to rely on the November elections to fix what the courts could have already flushed.
(CBS News) Chief Justice John Roberts initially sided with the Supreme Court's four conservative justices to strike down the heart of President Obama's health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act, but later changed his position and formed an alliance with liberals to uphold the bulk of the law, according to two sources with specific knowledge of the deliberations.What a mammoth pussy. Daily Bail still believes the GOP will succeed in striking... more
Four years later, I realize how lucky I was to catch lightning in a bottle with this early interview with Bill Prady, co-creator of the CBS hit The Big Bang Theory. Listen to his thoughts about Sheldon's sexuality, for example. If you're a fan of the show and you haven't heard this one yet, what are you waiting for? http://www.mrmedia.com/2008/06/bill-prady-the-big-bang-theory-tv-sitcom-co-creator-mr-media-interview/Four years later, I realize how lucky I was to catch lightning in a bottle with this... more
by Matt Standal
Besides this story I found on the web, there is no other story of this Simplot cover-up on the ABC, NBC, ABC affiliates in Idaho.
Posted on June 15, 2012 at 11:53 AM
Updated today at 1:02 PM
BOISE -- The fallout from a recent Comedy Central television episode criticizing Idaho's historic J.R. Simplot Co. could hurt both the company and the state of Idaho, according to local public relations experts.
Part of that episode, which appeared on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart Thursday, was titled "A Simple Plot." The clip featured a fake news report by comedian Asif Maandvi as he "investigated" alleged environmental damages to Idaho's rivers caused by Simplot and overlooked by the EPA and various Idaho politicians.
The Daily Show is one of Comedy Central's top-rated offerings, reaching millions of viewers across the world. What's more, the particular clip is now widely circulating on social media throughout the Treasure Valley and beyond.
At least one local public relations professional told KTVB that while the Simplot clip might be funny, its message could cause big problems for both Simplot and the state of Idaho.
Leigh Ann Dufurrena is an account manager at Boise-based Red Sky Public Relations. Duferrena said her firm does not represent Simplot, and her opinions don't reflect her company's stance on the issue.
However, she said those in Boise's public relations community are well aware of the clip.
"I hope they have a crisis communication plan in place," Duferrena said, reffering to Simplot. "As a huge corporation, I assume they do."
Dufferena says a crisis communication plan is typically a public relations tactic where a company will use a top official as a mouth-piece to deflect bad publicity.
Dufferena also told KTVB she believes the video clip could damage the reputation of Idaho's natural and political landscape as well, saying that those at the Idaho Governor's office, and EPA should also be aware of the implications.
KTVB reached out to both the J.R. Simplot Co. and the Boise EPA office, whose officials were both panned in the show.
A spokesman at the Simplot Company told KTVB that Simplot declined to comment further on the issue. Officials at the Boise EPA office were not available for comment.by Matt Standal Besides this story I found on the web, there is no other story of... more
2007 audio interview with actress Michelle Borth, star of HBO's Tell Me You Love Me, conducted by Mr. Media, Bob Andelman. http://www.mrmedia.com/?p=1852007 audio interview with actress Michelle Borth, star of HBO's Tell Me You Love... more
Ted's got massive stones!
Shortly after the 9/11 Terror Bombings, CBS' Dan Rather reported in 2002 that the night before 9/11/01, Osama bin laden was in a Pakistani military hospital receiving kidney dialysis treatment. Watch the segment with Dan Rather.Shortly after the 9/11 Terror Bombings, CBS' Dan Rather reported in 2002 that the... more
By David Ferguson
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 16:06 EDT
President Obama made the case today for the so-called “Buffet Rule,” which would mandate that the wealthy pay the same percentage of their income in taxes as middle class families.
He described for the audience the actions of one of his predecessors in the Oval Office, a president who “gave a speech where he talked about a letter he had received from a wealthy executive who paid lower tax rates than his secretary, and wanted to come to Washington and tell Congress why that was wrong. So this president gave another speech where he said it was ‘crazy’—that’s a quote—that certain tax loopholes make it possible for multimillionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying 10 percent of his salary.”
“That wild-eyed, socialist, tax-hiking class warrior,” he said, “was Ronald Reagan.”
Reagan, said the president, believed that everyone in the U.S. should pay their fair share, a position that would “disqualify him from the Republican primaries these days.” He even suggested changing the name from the “Buffet Rule” to the “Reagan Rule” if that would make it a little easier for Republicans to bear.
Watch this video of President Obama’s remarks, embedded via CBS news:
"Holy Makerel!!! Them's Fightin' Words!!!" =)
Please click link to view entire video... =)By David Ferguson Wednesday, April 11, 2012 16:06 EDT President Obama made the... more
"(CBS News) For half a century, he took on corrupt politicians, scam artists and bureaucratic bumblers. His visits were preceded by the four dreaded words: Mike Wallace is here.
Wallace took to heart the old reporter's pledge to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. He characterized himself as "nosy and insistent."
So insistent, there were very few 20th century icons who didn't submit to a Mike Wallace interview. He lectured Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, on corruption. He lectured Yassir Arafat on violence.
He asked the Ayatollah Khoumeini if he were crazy.
He traveled with Martin Luther King (whom Wallace called his hero). He grappled with Louis Farrakhan.
And he interviewed Malcolm X shortly before his assassination.
He was no stranger to the White House, interviewing his friends the Reagans . . . John F. Kennedy . . . Lyndon Johnson . . . Jimmy Carter. Even Eleanor Roosevelt.
Plus all those remarkable characters: Leonard Bernstein, Johnny Carson, Luciano Pavarotti, Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Salvador Dali, Barbra Streisand. His take-no-prisoners style became so famous he even spoofed it with comedian Jack Benny.
It's hard to believe, but when Wallace was born in 1918 there wasn't even a radio in most American homes, much less a TV.""(CBS News) For half a century, he took on corrupt politicians, scam artists and... more
By David Edwards
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 10:20 EDT
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was so amused by the idea of picking former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential nominee in 2008 that he suggested on Wednesday that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney should do the same in 2012.
In an interview on CBS News, co-host Erica Hill asked McCain for his thoughts on Romney’s possible VP pick.
“Sarah Palin has said that she thinks the nominee, if it is in fact Mitt Romney, should — quote — ‘go rogue,’” Hill noted. “What’s your advice?”
“I think it should be Sarah Palin,” McCain replied, laughing.
“Do you really?” co-host Charlie Rose wondered.
“I think we have some very qualified candidates,” McCain said. “Obviously, [Florida Sen.] Marco Rubio is in the top tier. [New Jersey Gov.] Chris Christie, there are a number of candidates we have out there. [Louisiana Gov.] Bobby Jendal, [Indiana Gov.] Mitch Daniels. We have a wealth of talent out there, and I’m sure that Mitt will make the right choice.”
The failed GOP nominee added: “Obviously, it’s a tough decision.”
Last month, McCain defended Palin after the HBO movie “Game Change” implied that she was an unqualified candidate who was picked because she was a woman.
“I thought she was the best qualified person,” the Arizona senator told Fox News host Chris Wallace.
“What I don’t understand, even in the tough world of politics, why there continues to be such assaults on a good and decent person, Sarah Palin, a fine family person, a person whose nomination energized our campaign,” he said. “We were in the lead and they continue to attack and disparage her character and her person.”
For her part, Palin told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday that Romney should “go rogue” and pick tea party Rep. Allen West (R-FL).
“Top of my list is Allen West,” she explained. “I love that he has that military experience. He is a public servant willing to serve for the right reasons. He understands the Constitution. He understands our national foreign policy issues that must be addressed. He has served. I really like him.”
Watch the video below from CBS’s This Morning, broadcast on April 4, 2012.
"Yes, Yes, Yessss!!!! Please pick Caribou Barbie!!! Man this is gonna be a PopCorn eating Beer swilling Election!!!!" =)By David Edwards Wednesday, April 4, 2012 10:20 EDT Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was so... more