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  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    Glenn Beck Flashes Humanity, Right-Wing Twitter Gets Very Upset

    The vast majority of the time, Glenn Beck should not be taken seriously. You shouldn't put all of your savings in gold no matter what the North Texas radio and TV host tells you, and you probably shouldn't take any of what he says as anything but performance art. In the last couple of weeks though, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    T. Boone Pickens Is No Longer a Billionaire, Forbes Says

    You don't hear T. Boone Pickens talk much about wind energy, once the cornerstone of his plan for U.S. energy independence. It's not so much that he's given up on the idea of wind as a key component of the country's future energy portfolio as that his recent forays into the market have been disastro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    As the Obama Administration Sues Texas Over Voter ID, Craig Watkins and Clay Jenkins Take to MSNBC

    Update at 11:43 a.m.: Attorney General Eric Holder officially has Dallas County's back: Holder statement on new Texas voter ID lawsuit:— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) August 22, 2013 Original post: On Tuesday, Dallas County Commissioners voted 3-2 to join Congress ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Rep. Peter King is Boycotting Ted Cruz, But Really, They Have a Lot in Common

    U.S. Representative Peter King, a New York Republican, is not a subtle man. So when he announced that he would boycott a GOP fund-raising dinner because Senator Ted Cruz will be attending, it's not surprising he talked to BuzzFeed about it. "I don't think we should be acknowledging people who are vo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Mark Cuban Loves Watching Fox News, But Thinks It Could Learn a Thing or Two From Dancing With the Stars

    Yesterday, Mark Cuban joined the rest of the universe in parsing the presidential election, putting on his media-critic hat and taking to his blog to assess the state of political coverage on cable. Turns out, Cuban loves Fox News. He watched it all the time during the election cycle, though not as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    European Election Monitors Find U.S. Elections Are Expensive, "Unduly Politicized," Other Shockingly Obvious Conclusions

    At the end of October, highly watchable Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott threatened to press charges against any "U.N. poll watchers" who might "interfere with Texas elections." Not to be outdone, state officials in Pennsylvania and Iowa also started threatening to arrest people. Those "poll wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Heisted Kotex Tampons Were Supposed To Be Turned Into Fuel, Ended Up On the "Gray Market" Instead

    Earlier this week, we all shuddered in unison upon learning that some Kotex Natural Balance tampons, possibly tainted with bacteria and "metallic particles," were stolen and fraudulently sold under shadowy circumstances. Kimberly-Clark, Kotex's Irving-based parent company, says they've received no r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    A Very Serious Gchat About Montell Jordan's Latest Career Choice

    With the recent discovery that R&B singer Montell Jordan is now just singing headlines from MSNBC to people via text, The Overserved columnist Deb Doing Dallas and I had a very serious conversation about what this all means, and I have a moment of panic that my phone had been hacked by MSNBC.

  • Calendar

    March 15, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Eddie Bernice Johnson on Rick Perry: "I Don't Even Know This Governor Anymore"

    Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, who worked as a nurse before heading to Washington, dropped by Martin Bashir's show on MSNBC to denounce Governor Rick Perry's stance toward Planned Parenthood (and to call Rush Limbaugh "un-American".) "I don't even know this governor anymore," the congresswoman says in ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Rachel Maddow Deconstructs Debbie Georgatos, Whose Video Also Makes Cooper's "RidicuList"

    Rachel Maddow takes on Debbie Georgatos and her fear of Dallas County's "Super-Massive Blue Hole."​Just remember: A grand total of 235 people voted to make Wade Emmert the new chairman of the Dallas County Republican Party. But 33,000-and-still-rising have now watched his rival Debbie Georgatos's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Week of the Iguana -- And Other Stuff

    ​Here are two things you haven't tried: taco-flavored chips and iguana tamales. For that, we have you covered. For all the things you might have tried (ie. Crossroads Diner, The Speedway Club, the wonder of vegan baking), Dallas blogs are happy to expand. Read on. City of Ate For Decanter in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Wait. The Texas Rangers Got Cliff Lee?

    ​So tweets New York Post baseball columnist Joel Sherman. To which MSNBC adds this concerning the pick-up of the Seattle Mariners pitcher:There is no report yet as to who those others may be. Given Texas' financial issues, it's possible that they could be veterans in salary offsets or it could be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Lebron James Eats for Free: Five Food Bribes That Might Work

    Wanna bribe us? Keep the food. Try this instead.​A recent University of Texas at Dallas release that was ostensibly about T-shirts raises an interesting food issue: Explaining why he'd decided to display 300 commemorative T-shirts in a university building, Dean J. Michael Coleman said, "Free ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Craig Watkins Won't Always Talk to the Media. But He'll Talk About the Media.

    Craig Watkins speaking at SMU on Wednesday​Speaking of Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins ...This week, SMU hosted a Media and Human Rights Symposium that featured among its guests Watkins, a few profs and even a noted Oscar-winning filmmaker. Watkins delivered his presentation on Wedne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Yesterday's Cry Was But One of Many Great Days in Randy Neugebauer History

    McBloggerRep. Randy Neugebauer and some friend of his​First we didn't know who shouted "Baby Killer!" at Rep. Bart Stupak last night, during the health care debate. Joe Barton knew, but he wasn't talking. Then, we found out: It was Lubbock's own Rep. Randy Neugebauer, which, according to Jim anywa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Dawn Rizos Did Get Her Money Back From Newt Gingrich. No, It Wasn't 5,000 Singles.

    ​Michael Precker, who rather famously swapped a gig at The Dallas News for one at The Lodge, sends word the Dawn Rizos-Newt Gingrich saga has reached its conclusion: Newt's people returned the $5,000 check (along with a check "for the value of two nonrefundable plane tickets" to D.C.), and she's g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    On Maddow, DMN's Wayne Slater Talked About "Lunatic Fringe on the Capitol Steps"

    ​In case you missed it, over the weekend the Texas Nationalist Movement -- whose motto is "Independence. In Our Lifetime." -- held a rally in Austin demanding secession now or else goddamnit. And tomorrow is the TNM's "National Day of Action," during which organizers want folks to call Governor Ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Jessica Simpson Annoyed, Loaned.

    Two quick follow-ups to yesterdays items on Jessica Simpson, then back to talking about things that actually matterFirst, according to MSNBC, a source close to Jessica said Simpson saw Eminem's "We Made You" video yesterday and was none too pleased. Shocking, I know. "Of course Jess finds it annoyi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    If Nothing Else, Elliott's Hardware Has Figured Out How to Turn a Dime Into a Dollar

    Word to the wise in these final days of the "economy": All it takes to make the national (and international) news is a Page 7B ad in The Dallas Morning News, followed by a press release advertising said advertisement. Not that there's anything wrong with it, and, right, who doesn't love Elliott's Ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Food For Thought...

    "Wine bulletin boards are the equivalent of Fox News and MSNBC, each preaching to their own committed choir and trashing the other." (Eric Asimov in the New York Times)

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    SMU Students Need to Pony Up From D.C.

    I would not recommend reading SMU's Daily Mustang for your inauguration coverage. The university sent "a group of SMU communications and journalism students" to D.C. to cover the inauguration. Said last week's media release, "They will have an up-close view of the Presidential Inauguration." Um. Um. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Tina Brown on Bush Library: "This Is Going to Be ... Very Interesting."

    Several SMU items of note today, because we'd be remiss if we went the day without mentioning something said yesterday on MSNBC. After the jump, Daily Beast Tina Brown's appearance last night on The Rachel Maddow Show, which was guest-hosted by Alison Stewart. The reason we mention it? Brown talks a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    T.V. Time, or: Why T.D. Jakes Couldn't Pray With Barack Obama Tuesday

    As I mentioned Tuesday night, T.D. Jakes, of The Potter's House, was all over MSNBC during its Election Night coverage -- up until he was bumped at the moment Ohio was called for Barack Obama. Jakes is about to get his own TV show courtesy Dr. Phil, and Broadcasting & Cable wonders why he got so muc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    T.D. Jakes Bumped off MSNBC for Big Blue News: Ohio for Obama

    T.D. Jakes of The Potter's House in Dallas was, moments ago, in the middle of telling David Gregory on MSNBC that "it's anybody's game" and that "in many cases, we've underestimated Sen. McCain," when Gregory broke in with the news: NBC News has called Ohio for Obama. Dallas County now has 34 of 7 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    Wednesday Morning Wake and Bake

    15 UNT football players found a unique way to show school spirit. The first sip: As Richie pointed out yesterday, somehow Todd Dodge’s job is safe as UNT football coach despite an 0-8 start and a defense that ranks dead last in the nation in points allowed per game. Perhaps the team’s struggles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008

    Peggy Noonan Calls "Bullshit" on McCain for Not Going With Kay Bailey

    Kay Bailey Hutchison For those who missed it yesterday, Peggy Noonan and Mike Murphy joined MSNBC's Chuck Todd for a little Sarah Palin bashing they thought was off-mike. During their chat, Noonan, Ronald Reagan's former speechwriter and a Wall Street Journal columnist, called John McCain's decision ... More >>

  • Music

    May 22, 2008

    Fox News Akin To Southern Rap

    Anti-intellectual appeal and red-state focus are just the tip of what these two have in common.

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2008

    Counting Down to Craig Watkins and The "Missing" JFK Loot

    During his nightly Countdown, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann yesterday had as his chart-topper Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins' "discovery" of docs and doodads related to the assassination of John Kennedy. Said the sports anchor-turned-Mini-Murrow, Watkins presented the materials yesterday "w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2008

    Hillary Clinton's Camp Sends Garry Mauro After Barack Obama

    Former Texas Land Commissioner Garry Mauro Last I saw, Barack Obama was still trying to decide whether he'd participate in the MSNBC debate scheduled for February 28 in Houston, in advance of the March 4 Texas primaries. Hillary Clinton wants four more debates before she and Obama go after Texas' 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2007

    Keith, Bill and Mr. Cuban

    A scene from Brian De Palma's Redacted Keith Olbermann and Bill O'Reilly are probably secret-handshake homies, squawk boxes from the left and right, respectively, who use each other's predictable talking points as selling points for their basic-cable bully pulpits. Hard to get too worked up about ei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2007

    God's Favorite Web Site

    Back in March, we brought word -- or should that be Word? -- of GodTube, which was Dallas Theological Seminary student Chris Wyatt's answer to, yup, YouTube. But only now, as the Dallas-based site -- its HQ is off Skillman Street and Lovers Lane -- becomes one of the hottest religious sites in the u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2007

    Leprechaun Bandit Admits Stealing

    This week, the so-called “Leprechaun Bandit,” 27-year-old Richard Earl Kemp of Fort Worth, pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts of bank robbery. He faces up to 40 years in prison, where he’s sure to get plenty of ridicule from bank robbers who thought ahead and ended up with cool nick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2007
  • Blogs

    November 28, 2006

    More School for Scoundrels (With Video)

    In case you missed it last night, here's MSNBC's Keith Olbermann spending, oh, six minutes talking about the proposed George W. Bush library and think tank at SMU. His guest for the segment--it was the No. 3 story on Olbermann's Countdown--is Arianna Huffington, who today has her own column today ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2006


    Today, subscribers to Sports Illustrated will get the new issue. In there, they will find the Scorecard. Turns out, Tony Romo may, in fact, be putting the "score" into Scorecard after all: "BEING DUMPED is never fun, but Tony Romo seems to have landed on his feet after his girlfriend gave him t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2006

    So Nice They Aired it Twice

    Last night, I was watching my fave late-night newscast, MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann, during which the former ESPN'er twice aired the clip of WFAA-Channel 8 reporter Bert Lozano's close encounter with a streaker on Sunday night. The first time Olbermann aired the clip--unedited, yech and h ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 20, 2003


    Can women meet a decent guy in a bar?

  • Calendar

    February 13, 2003

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Picks for the week of February 13-19

  • Culture

    January 3, 2002

    Rescue 9/11

    This year, a handful of shows provided the healing power of laughter

  • Music

    January 3, 2002

    Hear This

    Back to business as usual: I dig music

  • News

    January 3, 2002

    Look Back in Confusion

    2001 brought out the best and worst in local media

  • Music

    July 26, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    One Ton Records closes its doors

  • News

    February 8, 2001

    The Cable Gal

    Meet the new face of journalism, Ashleigh Banfield

  • News

    November 16, 2000

    Oh, Never Mind

    The last word--give or take a billion--on the media's election-night mambo

  • Culture

    October 26, 2000

    A Clean, Close Shave

    Here's a debate worth watching

  • News

    May 11, 2000


    Kevin Cubed; Happy birthday; Mo' money

  • News

    March 23, 2000


    Bark, don't bite

  • Film

    May 7, 1998

    Road to ruin

    Deep Impact is a feel-good disaster movie

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