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Bill O'Reilly screams at Rick Sanchez {AOL TV}

Sep 26th 2007 11:09AM "They pull quotes out of context from conservative broadcasters to create controversy where none would exist normally."

Bullshit. You don't have to like them, but don't claim they don't provide the entire context. That's false and easily disproven by simply going to their website.

Here's the original link to the O'Reilly article:
http://mediamatters.org/items/200709210007?f=h_top

Here's Media Matters for America Senior Fellow Paul Waldman addressing O'Reilly's claim that Media Matters takes things out of context:
http://mediamatters.org/items/200709260001?f=h_top

However, they do create controversy where none would have existed simply because the rightwingers like O'Reilly and Limbaugh have been spewing their crap for years and no one in the main stream media would blink. It's about time somebody exposed to the world the kind of hateful garbage that is their stock and trade.

Barry Manilow writes the songs but won't sing them on The View {AOL TV}

Sep 18th 2007 10:45AM Since when is it mandatory to put up with rightwing (or leftwing) halfwits when promoting a product? What if it was some idiotic morning Zoo radio program that he wouldn't go on? Would anyone be shocked that he didn't want to deal with "The Maddog and Cooter"?

Going on these shows to pimp their products is degrading enough without having to put up with somebody like Hasselback.

I'm neutral on Manilow and his creative output, but he doesn't need to put up with that shit, and I respect him for taking a stand.

A sneak peek at AuctioneerAdvanced {WoW}

Sep 17th 2007 7:09PM Awesome news, but ...

"Will it convert my old statistics data?
The short answer is "no". AuctioneerAdvanced has no use for the older auction data provided by Auctioneer 4. AuctioneerAdvanced keeps entirely different statistics to those provided by Auctioneer 4."

Ouch. They note that you can run both Auctioneers until you build up the DB for the new one, but still. That hurts.

Still my favorite addon.

The hundred gadget giveaway: round 20 {Engadget}

Sep 8th 2007 9:29PM Vista would be nice, but I could use any of them. :)

Win a super rare signed 300-Edition Xbox 360 Elite and 300 HD DVD! {Engadget}

Jul 31st 2007 8:00PM Because it spawned a million (at least) Internet jokes, both good and bad, the "This is madness ... this is Sparta!!1!1!WTFBBQ!11!!" scene.

Enter to win a Spectral Tiger Mount from WoW Insider! {WoW}

Jul 26th 2007 10:55AM Randomly pick me! ;)

Callaway C16 Speedster to debut at Pebble Beach {Autoblog Archive}

Jul 23rd 2007 6:57PM Codename: Bug Eater

24 has a new President, and it's a woman {AOL TV}

Jul 21st 2007 1:04PM Given that the producer of 24 is an admitted rightwinger, (“Conservatives are the new oppressed class,” [Surnow] joked in his office. “Isn’t it bizarre that in Hollywood it’s easier to come out as gay than as conservative?” His success with “24,” he said, has protected him from the more righteous elements of the Hollywood establishment. “Right now, they have to be nice to me,” he said. “But if the show tanks I’m sure they’ll kill me.” New Yorker: http://tinyurl.com/35ueu6), given the overall rightwing leanings of the show (see link) and also given that Hillary Clinton is the front runner on the Democrats side for president, I hope the female president on 24 isn't used to provide a "look what will happen if you vote for Hillary!" The politics of the producer/writer and the timing is problematic.

Regardless of whether or not you like Hillary Clinton, whoever your preferred candidate is, it would be substantially unfair if a popular television show was devoted to portraying them in a negative light.

What did you think of Victoria Beckham? {AOL TV}

Jul 17th 2007 6:21PM Barbara B,

You're really obnoxious, and wrong. You said, "Victoria Beckhams show number [was] #1 ..." No qualifications. Just that it was #1 and were pretty annoying about the fact that you thought that Anna Johns was incorrect. When in fact:

"A "Wife Swap" repeat, 3.9/7, put ABC on top at 8 p.m. The NBC special "Victoria Beckham: Coming to America" scored a 3.5/6, finishing in a dead heat with reruns of "How I Met Your Mother" and "Old Christine" on CBS. A "Hell's Kitchen" repeat was fourth for FOX. "Everybody Hates Chris" and "All of Us" each drew a 1.2/2 for The CW."
http://www.zap2it.com/tv/ratings/zap-ratings071607,0,2777740.story?coll=zap-tv-ratings-headlines

The show won the 8pm slot in the demo.

""Victoria Beckham: Coming to America," which was originally supposed to be a six-episode series but was whittled down into a one-hour special, averaged 4.9 million viewers and a 2.2 rating/7 share in the adults 18-49 demo, according to preliminary estimates released Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research. That was good enough to give the special the demo win in its 8 p.m. slot. A repeat of ABC's "Wife Swap" (5.3 million, 2.0/6) took the hour in total viewers."
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i9796b15d7c013d01623c49806fe0d51d

It is in fact being re-rerun, but as the Hollywood Reporter notes, it was "whittled down" to a one-hour special ... it's just getting run twice.

What the hell happened to E3? {Engadget}

Jul 13th 2007 10:01PM I liked this year's show better, from a reader's point of view, since it was more about specific information. Not about all the fun a bunch of bloggers and the half-wits at the "major" online publications were having getting wasted or having their pictures taken with models. A week of that crap is pretty boring for people that don't spend their time living vicariously. The writers, obviously, love it. It's a week long party for them and other hangers on who manage to get in.

"the trade show nerds dreamt of attending."

That's not what it was intended to be, but that's what it had become.

For people actually trying to use it as a industry event, it's tough to get anything done. Go to other trade shows. E3 turned into another one of those. You walk by booths, check out the wares, move along. You make contacts, exchange some business cards, readd some materials. That's it.

The less hype-fests, the better.