Considering Fallon’s propensity for apolitical humor and his generally fawning reception of guests, Republicans need not worry too much about appearing on his show, though he may not go quite as far as Leno in accommodating their desire to not ever be surprised by a line of questioning. Alas, there’s nothing they can do about the absurdly out-of-date Lewinsky joke-shaped hole in late night television named Jay.
It’s Fallon’s personality to not say anything that won’t get him invited back to high tone cocktail parties, that post-adolescent self-conciousness to make sure all of the other monkeys groom him back that makes him so bland.
Like bastilla is more flavorful and exotic than than macaroni and cheese, it doesn’t mean that I won’t enjoy Fallon.
…I obviously didn’t expect or want to be a focal point of the piece, and I really just appreciated the photo of me at the top of the article placed alongside my late night contemporaries that featured my new haircut — the feedback has been overwhelming. What bothered me was that when I was listed in a paragraph with the late-night hosts, I was the only name put in parentheses. Mr. Carter wrote, “(The only female host in late-night is Chelsea Handler, 38, on E!).”
I wanted to confirm what a parenthetical suggests, so I looked up the definition. The first few definitions that came up were: incidental, subordinate in significance, minor or casual.
The particular paragraph I was mentioned in was about the competition Jimmy faces for younger viewers. Depending upon whose research you look at, I share the distinction of having the youngest average viewership with Colbert, The Daily Show and Conan. So from a purely statistical standpoint how, in this paragraph, could I only be mentioned as an aside? Was it because I’m a woman?
In an already uncompetitive market with high prices that keep going up and up, a merger of the two biggest cable companies should be unthinkable.
This deal would be a disaster for consumers and must be stopped.
Morell is, of course, free to hold those opinions, though given his long tenure at the CIA, it’s not terribly surprising that he sees the world the way he does. What’s interesting, and disappointing, is that CBS thinks their network newscasts need to hear more regularly from someone who believes that the US government should keep a record of every phone call its citizens make and every email they send.
And they’re not the only ones making curious decisions. As Yousef Munayyer noted (Permission to Narrate, 1/4/14), CNN has just hired former Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren as a Mideast contributor. Munayyer noted that CNN's coverage of Israel/Palestine had already been tilted in favor of Israeli guests. So why the need to add one more? Will CNN be hiring a contributor to provide analysis from a Palestinian perspective?
These are the kinds of hires that remind you that corporate media aren’t looking to expand the debate on important issues. They’re interested in keeping things as narrow as they already are.
"Dressing up as a dominatrix"?
Once again, you reveal a great deal about yourself, none of it attractive.
To a four-year-old, there’d be no difference between seeing this particular performance and seeing, for example, a pantomime dame, which is traditionally a cross-dressing role in a form of entertainment that is aimed squarely at children. If there’s a certain level of verbal innuendo, and there often is, it goes over the kids’ heads. The only reason you’d have to explain “dressing up as a dominatrix” is if you’re so frightened of anything different from yourself that you’re compelled to pass your own prejudices on to your kids - or, I suppose, if you’re so deeply closeted that the sight of another man doing what you don’t have the guts to do yourself makes you burn with shame.
Yes, I often make a fool of myself, that’s the risk one takes for being outspoken and passionate about one’s creative freedom. And no, I don’t think everyone I meet is an idiot, that wouldn’t make sense. I do however think you are an idiot and your not-for-progress organization, idiotic.
Anyone with half-a-cup of brain cells can filter out the noise of your conservative bellowing and hear the truth – it’s all about your own political agenda. You are desperately trying to create a lobby that matters. But you cannot. And it fucking kills you that after all these years, you and your hate club are still flaccid and impotent. And the reasons, sir, are quite obvious. You are not very bright, your message is archaic and loving parents can innately sense that the PTC has no heart and no real interest in the betterment of children.
You reek of McCarthyism and holy water. And right-minded folks can smell you coming a mile away.
So keep holding your non-attended press conferences and writing your little Fox blogs. Because with every post you solidify your true message: I’m just an angry white guy with an exclusionary plan, using fear and god to spread a gospel of ignorance.
And just so you have something to quote from this, to work up the four other members, tell them that the tattoo-covered, liberal freak who writes that baby-killing, urine dunking show, said this: “You’re a pathetic fucking douchebag and I bet your own kids fucking hate you.”
This a show not worthy of any viewership as it is the worst kind of contrived conflict. It exist(s) solely to drive viewership and relies on demagoguery and prejudice to satiate its audience appetite for regurgitated pap that nurtures their ill conceived preconceptions.
The reviews of CNN’s regurgitation of Crossfire are rolling in.