Skins: Encouraging Banality? – UPDATED

There is a headline out there indicating that MTV's controversial new series, "Skins" may be "in danger" of being canceled: MTV’s controversial drama “Skins” is losing advertisers faster than some of its characters lose their clothes. As FOX411 reported, Taco Bell was the first sponsor to withdraw advertising from "Skins," quickly followed by Wrigley, Subway, Foot Locker, L’Oreal and Shick. General Motors and H&R Block both issued statements explaining that their ads were aired … [Read more...]

The Palin Problem and a Palinoia Romp – UPDATED

Two exceedingly good posts today on Sarah Palin, the woman no one can stop talking about. First from James Taranto, a very thoughtful and well-reasoned look at what is behind the Palin-hate that so many on the left seem incapable of even tamping down. We'd say this goes beyond mere jealousy. For many liberal women, Palin threatens their sexual identity, which is bound up with their politics in a way that it is not for any other group (possibly excepting gays, though that is unrelated to … [Read more...]

Obama Finds His Voice, MSM Still Lost

If you missed the Tucson Memorial tonight, you can read President Obama's speech here. It was a very good speech, very well delivered. I was watching it and monitoring twitter at the same time, and saw many judging the speech to be his best since the election. I think I agree with that. I recall being disappointing with Obama's inaugural speech, and even some of Obama's biggest supporters have complained that he sometimes seems too detached from his words or surroundings, but this was a … [Read more...]

The Madness of the Mainstream Media UPDATED

If Michael Kelly and Tim Russert were alive today, they would be sickened and appalled to see the shambling madness that has descended upon their profession, most particularly as it manifests in the obsessive and whirling mania regarding Sarah Palin. When it gets to the point that Jonathan Chait has to marvel at his instincts to defend Palin, that's a measure of their madness. Let's begin at the beginning: on January 8, a madman in Arizona, listening to nothing but his own head--there is not a … [Read more...]


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