Category Archives: Media

Jake Tapper learns that Jill Abramson story gets ‘more media-navel-gazy’

http://twitter.com/#!/jaketapper/status/468557870213365761

As Twitchy reported, the media’s self-absorption rate was off the charts this morning as recently fired New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson delivered the commencement address at Wake Forest. Not among the 1,000+ media reporters watching the speech was “This American Life” host Ira Glass, who surprised New York magazine by knowing nothing about it.

http://twitter.com/#!/NYMag/status/468455044745273344

“Am I, like, the only person in New York who hasn’t heard this?” Glass asked. Nor was he aware that Abramson was the Times’ first female editor. “Honestly, like, I’m a superfan of the New York Times, but I know nothing about how they put it together and I really don’t care.”

Gasp!

http://twitter.com/#!/brightidea21/status/468496669974470656
http://twitter.com/#!/RameshPonnuru/status/468559133827137536
http://twitter.com/#!/WalshFreedom/status/468559193901768704

Who in the media will be the first to get to the bottom of this mystery:

http://twitter.com/#!/ShawnCP92/status/468558046348591104

 

‘Poopin’: Twitter’s head of news deletes one-word tweet

http://twitter.com/#!/beijingdou/status/464193339256877056

That’s more information than we needed, but isn’t that what Twitter is all about?

http://twitter.com/#!/hunterschwarz/status/464193903084593153
http://twitter.com/#!/vivian/status/464195805721952256

A likely story.

http://twitter.com/#!/cwarzel/status/464194988201754624
http://twitter.com/#!/vivian/status/464204045406990336

 

In which Oliver Willis shows he literally can’t count to two

http://twitter.com/#!/owillis/status/420785503483346944

Have you ever rushed to make fun of someone and didn’t notice that you forgot to count properly in your haste? No? Well then you must not be Media Matters expert Oliver Willis, who stumbled harder than Obamacare in his pathetic attempt to insult conservative commentator S.E. Cupp.

Here’s the “sentence” he is trying to mock:

For one, there are glaring inconsistencies between the liberal argument for pot legalization and positions on other issues. An obvious one is gun control.

He’s the smartest man in the room — because he works at Media Matters.

http://twitter.com/#!/GwarfJansen/status/420790208611622912

Protip: might want to run your tweets past an editor before hitting “tweet.”

http://twitter.com/#!/stephenkruiser/status/420792212046512128

Yup.

Related:

‘Like a carcinogen to stupid’: MMFA’s Oliver Willis proclaims he’s at ‘expert level’

‘Douchetastic tw*twaffle’: Oliver Willis suggests conservatives want ‘their own Trayvon’

Listen up! Oliver Willis explains how iPhone fans support the ‘Right Wing War on America’

404care website chokes; Obama admin redefines ‘scheduled maintenance’

http://twitter.com/#!/eriContrarian/status/414089743240949761

#GetCovered? Good luck with that!

https://twitter.com/NoahCRothman/status/414079330944557056

Tick tock:

https://twitter.com/cushinga/status/414080689584095233

Are we buying the “scheduled” maintenance line?

https://twitter.com/DrewMTips/status/414090337876189184

https://twitter.com/michelelfrost/status/414090574976024576

https://twitter.com/RichardHirth/status/414090894589952000

Here’s the Obama administration’s idea of “scheduled”:

https://twitter.com/AshleyKoerber/status/414092128768491520

https://twitter.com/stephenfhayes/status/414091893908054016

It’s a clown site, bro.

https://twitter.com/sunnyright/status/414079498519588864

https://twitter.com/JoshFalzone/status/414086766149517312

https://twitter.com/JewishStandard/status/414079910517669889

https://twitter.com/JoshMushlock/status/414077736567586817

Brilliant preparation for Obama’s presser. Kudos to the HealthCare.gov team!

https://twitter.com/AshleyKoerber/status/414086160248737792

https://twitter.com/guypbenson/status/414082233796804608

Heh: Tina Brown’s ‘snow justice’ tweet inspires limousine lib flashback

http://twitter.com/#!/iowahawkblog/status/418901853699452928

On Thursday, Twitchy told you about Tina Brown’s mock-worthy prog take on NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “first inequality moment.” Here’s what the Daily Beast co-founder tweeted:

https://twitter.com/TinaBrownLM/status/418876302423490560

Snow justice, snow peace!

https://twitter.com/exjon/status/418898552748658688

https://twitter.com/JammieWF/status/418899021244022784

Twitter flashback: activate!

https://twitter.com/Will_Antonin/status/418909339521277953

https://twitter.com/TinaBrownLM/statuses/320245463850835968

Maid for mockery.

Someone should have told the mayor merely introducing a shovel-toting servant to Oprah would have sufficed. No need to venture out into the cold for a photo op:

https://twitter.com/joshrobin/status/419085480185970689

Man of the People?

https://twitter.com/brodigan/status/419103522538258433

https://twitter.com/NathanWurtzel/status/419106831701917696

MSNBC head apologizes for bigoted tweet, but will anything change? [video]

http://twitter.com/#!/MarlboroStan/status/428997874697773056

As Twitchy reported, Reince Priebus banned RNC staffers from appearing on MSNBC until network president Phil Griffin publicly apologized for MSNBC’s race-baiting tweet. This afternoon, Griffin issued a statement. But is it really an apology?

http://twitter.com/#!/NoahCRothman/status/428994699261927425

Here’s the text of the apology, via Politico:

The tweet last night was outrageous and unacceptable. We immediately acknowledged that it was offensive and wrong, apologized, and deleted it. We have dismissed the person responsible for the tweet. I personally apologize to Mr. Priebus and to everyone offended. At MSNBC we believe in passionate, strong debate about the issues and we invite voices from all sides to participate. That will never change.

Sigh. While it’s nice to see him acknowledging that the tweet was awful, once again, an MSNBC bigwig is asserting that “this isn’t who we are,” that all points of view are given respect. We all know that’s B.S. For years, MSNBC has cultivated an environment of hate. And, barring a miracle, that will never change.

Priebus has reportedly accepted Griffin’s apology:

http://twitter.com/#!/ZekeJMiller/status/429006810284969984

But that apology isn’t worth squat if viciousness and bigotry remain the status quo at MSNBC.

http://twitter.com/#!/ricjames/status/429005759729250304
http://twitter.com/#!/Johnatshield/status/429005302092935168
http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/429001077136953344

Exactly. Meanwhile, Griffin might want to take pre-emptive measures before his network’s next colossal blunder:

http://twitter.com/#!/ShoeBeDoBeDo/status/429001401255985153

“The Half-Assed Apology Channel” might be better.

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Related:

‘Self unaware overload’: Despicable MSNBC pounded by reality after saying ‘right wing will hate’ biracial family [pics]; Update: MSNBC deletes its tweet and apologizes (for the tweet, not the article)

LOL! MSNBC claims its conservative-smearing tweet ‘isn’t who we are’

Newsflash for MSNBC: Famous ‘rightwing’ biracial families you forgot about

75 tweets from biracial families who smacked down MSNBC [pics]

Slimy MSNBC fails to apologize for deleted claim of ‘conservative’ backlash against biracial family

‘Race Krispies’: These #MSNBCCereals are sure to leave you feeling full of it

RNC Chair Reince Priebus bans staff from appearing on MSNBC

‘Ka-ching!’ RNC boycotts MSNBC; Author Brad Thor blasts Sen. McCain with one question

This is how it’s done: Michelle Malkin leads crushing social media win against MSNBC smear [pics]

‘Busiest people in cable news’: @MSNBCApology parody account offers tomorrow’s apologies today

‘We love all families’: MSNBC could learn a lot from Cheerios’ reply to Michelle Malkin

Photoshoppers have fun with President Obama’s ‘Promise Zones’

Thursday morning, President Obama announced the creation of five “Promise Zones,” in which the federal government “will partner in helping local leaders develop policies that improve education, protect the most vulnerable, and encourage the entrepreneurial spirit.”

One thing the president’s speech did encourage was the creative spirit.

San Antonio will host a Promise Zone, but that didn’t put a dent in Texas pride.

https://twitter.com/kldd210/status/421681616289669121

https://twitter.com/deepereyes/status/421560390884261888

How bad was Adam Levine’s #Beatles50 performance? Laura Ingraham zings

Heh.

#Beatles50 was all the buzz on Twitter Sunday night as CBS aired a fantastic tribute for the fifty year anniversary of the iconic band’s appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

https://twitter.com/thebeatles/status/432844687112548352

https://twitter.com/DaphneZuniga/status/432759443499921408

https://twitter.com/MarkDavis/status/432720300229152768

https://twitter.com/TheSharkDaymond/status/432697404752928769

https://twitter.com/derekahunter/status/432719244145344512

Well, it looks like Maroon 5 and Adam Levine did not learn that lesson yet.

https://twitter.com/jmover/status/432737506501484544

Laura Ingraham zinged the singer with a probing question:

https://twitter.com/IngrahamAngle/status/432695758673174528

Seriously! Others noticed that as well.

https://twitter.com/BudJackson/status/432685476299149312

https://twitter.com/joefrohlinger/status/432684754593267712

https://twitter.com/irishduke2/status/432697280135585792

https://twitter.com/Hex_27/status/432750277897109504

https://twitter.com/KingKoop8/status/432682140187504640

https://twitter.com/panameragirl/status/432681561712898049

Just how bad was he?

https://twitter.com/SophiaBloxam/status/432771690368471040

https://twitter.com/JonnySoul90210/status/432769576221147137

Ouch!

And an exit answer to Laura Ingraham’s question:

https://twitter.com/JeffreyMills9/status/432701639514804224

Double ouch.

Related:

Twitchy coverage of Adam Levine

ISIS movie trailer includes footage of White House [pics, video]

A trailer for an alleged upcoming video release is being circulated by ISIS supporters. The video is called “Flames of War” and includes—not surprisingly—a lot of flames and war footage. It also includes some night time video of the White House.

IS trailer for video on its anticipated war with US, includes shaky handheld footage of WH, so brace for freak out. pic.twitter.com/rzePA8UPBQ

— J.M. Berger (@intelwire) September 16, 2014

@intelwire Yeah, they love claiming footage and pictures of U.S. targets that anyone could have taken.

— M.S. Bellows, Jr. (@msbellows) September 16, 2014

There’s plenty of stock video available online, so it certainly doesn’t mean anyone from ISIS shot the video. The implied threat is pretty clear though. The video promises a fight and features President Obama saying “American combat troops will not be returning to fight in Iraq.”

@intelwire have they given any indication of millenialist tendencies? ie are they going to whip out a Mahdi like Juhayman al-Otaibi?

— Emad Mostaque (@EMostaque) September 16, 2014

IS Al-Hayat media releases trailer for New release SOON "Flames of War"! Trailer is WOW!!😋 https://t.co/yhTGD6plhZ pic.twitter.com/uk7cAFgekr

— Ibn Abdulkadir (@MunirXU) September 17, 2014

Islamic Caliphate Flames of War Trailer الدولة الإسلامية http://t.co/fjFupwxnOw via @youtube

— Hamza (@HamzaLegend143) September 17, 2014

#ISIS/#IS/#IslamicState release trailer for new video called "Flames of War." #No2ISIS #Iraq #Syria #USA pic.twitter.com/0MQLg5Icmz

— Ash J (@AshAgony) September 17, 2014

Note on vid from earlier: I don't like the distribution vector. Can't tell if the vid is suspect or b/c Twitter suspensions but caveated.

— J.M. Berger (@intelwire) September 17, 2014

ISIS 'Flames of War' trailer https://t.co/VeEOr17PiV Michael Bay should create the U.S. Response.

— Ryan Gannon (@TheGanManCan) September 17, 2014

More explosions.