Is Keystone Pipeline really good idea?Bringing lots of heavy, dirty oil across country, when fracked ,cheaper, cleaner energy available— Rupert Murdoch(@rupertmurdoch) February 15, 2013 Yeah, you read that right. Media magnate Rupert Murdoch, owner of Fox News and The Wall Street Journal, wh ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
ABC News was slapped with a $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit this morning from Beef Products Inc. as a result of the networks' coverage of the great 2012 Pink Slime Shitstorm earlier this year. Oops, I'm sorry, it was the 2012 Lean Finely Textured Beef Shitstorm. The coverage, a result of a massive ... More >>
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.
Mark Cuban in the Stephen Colbert Super PAC ad that WFAA did not, in fact, reject.Here's the boring truth behind Stephen Colbert's WFAA rant last night: The reason our ABC affiliate didn't air Colbert's Super PAC spot about the NBA lockout was "garden-variety human error," according to the statio ... More >>
Jonathan Cook, as seen on ABC News/Twitter.I admit, this is about as tangential as local music coverage can get, but it's still kinda funny: Last night, in an ABC News story about the issues Twitter and Facebook faced yesterday as a result of cyber attacks that may or may not be related to the on ... More >>
Because, like, you so totally could. Says so in this just-posted job listing on the KXAS-Channel 5 Web site:NBC Universal's Owned and Operated Television station in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, KXAS TV, is looking for a Newscast Producer. As a Newscast Producer, you will produce a live newscast wi ... More >>
Richard Card With ABC News and Pitchfork Media pairing up for CD reviews and all, maybe it's not so surprising to see former Dallas-based artist Alan Palomo and his VEGA project getting some love from ABC News in this segment the national news organization ran today (sorry--can't figure out how to e ... More >>
The head of Jeff Brady, which you'll no longer see on WFAA-Channel 8 in about a month's timeThose interested in the state of local TV news may want to peek at Uncle Barky's item from late last week concerning the March departure of WFAA-Channel 8 anchor Jeff Brady. He's exiting the ABC affiliate to ... More >>
"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)
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Bark, don't bite
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