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(Politico)   Tom Brokaw: The idea behind journalism, you water-carrying hacks, is to afflict the comfortable - not schmooze them while taking advantage of the open bar. WHORES, ALL OF YOU. WHORES   (politico.com) divider line 11
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2013-04-29 08:20:48 AM
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So is it now a deliberate part of Fark's growth strategy to actively seek out stories from 2 or 3 days ago and greenlight them after redlighting all the submissions for that same story that posted on the day it was actually published? Because that's, like, brilliant. Or something. Brilliant or something, I'm not sure.
2013-04-29 11:25:26 AM
2 votes:

I_C_Weener: The Fourth Estate is looking more and more like a bunch of groupies.


Call me when something like this happens.

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2013-04-29 09:29:39 AM
2 votes:
Mr. Brockaw doesn't like the press schmoozing with the political elite?  Below, the 'Most Trusted Man in America' yucks it up with the West Wing.  Plus ça change.

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(President Ronald Reagan, CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite, presidential aides Jim Brady and David Gergen, Attorney General Ed Meese, Vice President George Bush, White House Chief of Staff James Baker and CBS Producer Bud Benjamin.)
2013-04-29 09:20:01 AM
2 votes:
What's important here is Politico is reporting on the controversy, not the merits of Brokaw's point.
2013-04-29 01:52:53 PM
1 votes:

mrshowrules: thurstonxhowell: mrshowrules: Nabb1: I_C_Weener: Didn't he regularly attend this?

He's complaining about how over the top it has become.  It wasn't always the media event is now.  I remember when it would get passing mention in the newspaper.  Now the morning news shows run clips of it.  I expect Joan Rivers and a red carpet to show up in the near future.

Obama nailing Trump is what made this a big event.  Obama made it the event what it is.

No way. It was Colbert back in 2006. All Obama did was be president and have a sense of humor at the same time.

Colbert eviscerating Bush was entertaining no doubt (delicious even) but the pomp and ceremony that evolved around a President who was enjoying/working the event is 100% Obama.


Agreed. He was getting too good at it. That's why Fox News brought Lindsey Lohan and Kim Kardashian last year. Like bringing a prostitute to the wedding when one of your parents gets remarried, it's their way of saying, "You're not my real President! I hate you!"
2013-04-29 01:40:45 PM
1 votes:

mrshowrules: Nabb1: I_C_Weener: Didn't he regularly attend this?

He's complaining about how over the top it has become.  It wasn't always the media event is now.  I remember when it would get passing mention in the newspaper.  Now the morning news shows run clips of it.  I expect Joan Rivers and a red carpet to show up in the near future.

Obama nailing Trump is what made this a big event.  Obama made it the event what it is.


No, I'm pretty sure Colbert did in 2006. or maybe Bob Frickin Hope in 1944

Performers
1944    Bob Hope, Fritz Kreisler, Gracie Fields, tenor Pedro Bargas, Fred Waring, Elsie Janis, Ed Gardiner, Nan Merriman, Robert Merrill, and NBC musical director Frank Black with a 40-piece orchestra.
1945    Frank Sinatra, Danny Thomas, Jimmy Durante, Fanny Brice, Danny Kaye, and Garry Moore shared hosting duties.
1953    Bob Hope
1954    Milton Berle; The Four Step Brothers; Jaye P. Morgan; The McGuire Sisters; Irving Berlin performed an original song, "I Still Like Ike," to honor President Eisenhower.
1956    James Cagney emceed; Nat King Cole, Patti Page, and Dizzy Gillespie performed.
1961    The Peiro Brothers (jugglers), Julie London, Dorothy Provine, violinist Mischa Elman, opera singer Jerome Hines
1962    Peter Sellers, Gwen Verdon, Richard Goodman, and Benny Goodman shared hosting duties.
1963    Merv Griffin emceed; Barbra Streisand performed.
1964    Duke Ellington, the Smothers Brothers
1968    Richard Pryor
1969    The Disneyland Golden Horseshoe Revue
1975    Danny Thomas
1976    Bob Hope emceed and Chevy Chase performed. When President Ford rose to speak, he pretended to fumble, and began his speech with "Good evening. I'm Gerald Ford and you're not" a reference to Chase's catchphrase from Weekend Update.
1983    Mark Russell
1984    Rich Little
1987    Jay Leno
1988    Yakov Smirnoff
1989    Jim Morris (Bush impersonator),with a surprise appearance by Garry Shandling
1990    Jim Morris
1991    Sinbad
1992    Paula Poundstone became the first solo female host.
1993    Elayne Boosler. This was the first year that the dinner was televised on C-SPAN.
1994    Al Franken
1995    Conan O'Brien
1996    Al Franken
1997    Jon Stewart hosted; Norm MacDonald delivered a "Weekend Update" parody.
1998    Ray Romano
1999    Aretha Franklin performed; NBC's Brian Williams performed a skit
2000    Jay Leno hosted. Outgoing President Bill Clinton also mocked himself in the short film President Clinton: The Final Days, which depicted him as a lonely man closing down a nearly deserted White House, riding a bicycle, and learning about the Internet with the help of actor Mike Maronna.
2001    Darrell Hammond
2002    Drew Carey
2003    Ray Charles performed. President George W. Bush decided to eschew a comedian that year, given the recent declaration of war in Iraq.
2004    Jay Leno
2005    Cedric the Entertainer, plus some jokes by First Lady Laura Bush.
2006    Stephen Colbert performed his television satire of a right-wing cable television pundit. Several of Bush's aides and supporters walked out during Colbert's speech, and one former aide said that the President had "that look that he's ready to blow.". Steve Bridges also performed a Bush impersonation.
2007    Rich Little hosted; David Letterman appeared by video with a Top 10 list of "favorite George W. Bush moments."
2008    Craig Ferguson
2009    Wanda Sykes
2010    Jay Leno hosted for the fourth time, more than any other individual in the dinner's history. Leno had been chosen several weeks before his controversial Tonight Show conflict, and his use of recycled jokes was noted by critics.
2011    Seth Meyers
2012    Jimmy Kimmel
2013    Conan O'Brien
2013-04-29 10:02:06 AM
1 votes:
"You see, back when our country was racist, exclusionary, treated every other nation like dirt, wasn't well educated, segregated, and raised a generation of entitled, middle class brats who spent their lives shiatting in the nation's mouth, those were the best Americans ever made," he said. "So we might as well pack the country up, we're done here."
2013-04-29 09:33:26 AM
1 votes:

lilbjorn: Tom Brokaw - The guy who called the people who raised the Baby Boomers "The Greatest Generation".


They did a lot of amazing things...parenting just wasn't one of them.

/and it in no way absolves the Boomers from their blame
2013-04-29 09:01:39 AM
1 votes:

minoridiot: It might be time to rethink the definition of journalism when the likes of Glen Beck and Kos Moulitsas can practice political activism while posing as jounalist.


I hope you didn't pull anything stretching that far out just to make a "both sides" point.
2013-04-29 09:00:13 AM
1 votes:
What kind of image do we present to the rest of the country? Are we doing their business, or are we just a group of narcissists who are mostly interested in elevating our own profiles?' And what comes through the screen on C-SPAN that night is the latter, and not the former."

It is a valid point.  It might be time to rethink the definition of journalism when the likes of Glen Beck and Kos Moulitsas can practice political activism while posing as jounalist.
2013-04-29 08:39:59 AM
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Pocket Ninja: So is it now a deliberate part of Fark's growth strategy to actively seek out stories from 2 or 3 days ago and greenlight them after redlighting all the submissions for that same story that posted on the day it was actually published? Because that's, like, brilliant. Or something. Brilliant or something, I'm not sure.


I'm positive it's either brilliant, or something.
 
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