Hillary Clinton smiles next to an image of the Virgin of Guadaloupe during a visit at the Virgin's Basilica in Mexico City, Thursday, March 26, 2009. (AP Photo/Daniel Aguilar)
Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) chats with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner before a hearing on AIG chaired by Frank on March 24, 2009.
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As announced yesterday, audience numbers surged for Rush-carrying stations across the country, including in several of the nation's largest markets like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Houston. Since the orchestrated campaign continued into March, ratings could reach even greater heights for this month.
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Media mustn't cave to Leftist pressure to "conform":
Topics in today's show: President Obama's idea of bipartisanship, Cuba might host Russian bombers, "I Love You Man" doing well at the box office, and Britney's new tour seeing poor sales. Love the show? Then help spread the word by embedding it on your blog or telling your friends on Myspace and Facebook. Think you're funny? Send your (short) jokes to newsbusted at dialognewmedia.com. If we use them, we'll pay you USD $50 for each one.
"I will offer NBC a bit of friendly advice: When you find yourself in an embarrassment hole, stop digging," said Media Research Center's Brent Bozell in a statement released today regarding the MSNBC cable network's reported negotiations to hire left-wing radio host Ed Schultz.
Schultz has a long history of obnoxious on-air comments and behavior. Just this past Friday, Schultz called Republican Senator Jon Kyl a "spineless scumbag" for daring to criticize President Obama's joke about how his bowling was so bad it was "like Special Olympics or something." On March 2, he likened a speech given by talk radio host Rush Limbaugh to conservatives at a political conference to Adolf Hitler addressing a Nazi rally.
Last November, he called Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama "a terrorist on the American worker. He is a terrorist on wage workers" and said ""the progressive talkers, you know, we lefties with microphones, we were never invited to the White House. Never got a chance to even urinate on the yard. You know? None of that."
Mr. Bozell's full statement appears below:
Photo via Newsweek's "The Gaggle" blog.
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Dear AIG, I Quit!
After 12 months of hard work dismantling the company — during which A.I.G. reassured us many times we would be rewarded in March 2009 — we in the financial products unit have been betrayed by A.I.G. and are being unfairly persecuted by elected officials. In response to this, I will now leave the company and donate my entire post-tax retention payment to those suffering from the global economic downturn. My intent is to keep none of the money myself. I take this action after 11 years of dedicated, honorable service to A.I.G. I can no longer effectively perform my duties in this dysfunctional environment, nor am I being paid to do so. Like you, I was asked to work for an annual salary of $1, and I agreed out of a sense of duty to the company and to the public officials who have come to its aid. Having now been let down by both, I can no longer justify spending 10, 12, 14 hours a day away from my family for the benefit of those who have let me down.
The vast majority of Americans -- including intellectually dishonest media members, politicians, and our current president!!! -- have NO idea what brought AIG down, how few people were involved in its credit default swap scheme, and who received the much talked about bonuses. Read this entire letter from a former AIG employee to better understand the truth as well as the scapegoating.
Topics in today's show: The backlash over AIG bonuses, President Obama appears on Jay Leno, President Obama would defeate Sarah Palin if the election where held today, and President Obama makes a Special Olympics joke. Love the show? Then help spread the word by embedding it on your blog or telling your friends on Myspace and Facebook. Think you're funny? Send your (short) jokes to newsbusted at dialognewmedia.com.
Well, sports fans, at least we had some excitement last night after mostly boring blowouts throughout the afternoon. What a fabulous finish between W. Kentucky and Gonzaga regardless of the missed TO call. Purdue-Washington was a real pleasure, as was Duke-Texas. What's in store today?
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Biden bashes Obama!
VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN KILLS AT GRIDIRON: “Axelrod really wanted me to do this on teleprompter -- but I told him I’m much better when I wing it. … I know these evenings run long, so I’m going to be brief. Talk about the audacity of hope. … President Obama does send his greetings, though. He can’t be here tonight -- because he’s busy getting ready for Easter. (Whisper) He thinks it’s about him. …
Wow, wow, wow! Was Friday exciting or what?After Western Kentucky took down Illinois Thursday, Dayton shocked West Virginia Friday followed by Wisconsin felling FSU and Cleveland State dunking Wake Forest.How are YOUR brackets doing?Some really great games today:
Andrew Breitbart, the founding editor of the conservative Big Hollywood blog, described MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews as a reality TV star trying to keep his short-lived 1990s celebrity status alive.
BREITBART: Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann are basically Gary Busey and Jeff Conway.
BREITBART: My friend's a Beverly Hills psychiatrist who deals with the neuroses of the stars every single day. And he called me up after the thrill up the leg thing, and he said, "Andrew, that's a common side effect of a double dose of lithium."
Last night Fox New Channel's Brit Hume became the third recipient of the Media Research Center's William F. Buckley Jr.
Pres. Obama and Jay Leno share a laugh on the Tonight Show, March 19, 2009. Photo Reuters/Larry Downing
The Media Research Center (MRC) today proudly announces that HBO's Bill Maher is the "Winner" of Quote of the Year for tastelessly suggesting that Sarah Palin's teenage daughter Bristol was the actual birth mother of her infant son, Trig. Maher was selected by the more than 800 attendees of the MRC's annual DisHonors Awards Gala, held last night at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Maher-- winner of the Half-Baked Alaska Award for Pummeling Palin -- beat out MSNBC's Chris Matthews (the Media Messiah Award), CNN founder Ted Turner (the Dan Rather Memorial Award for the Stupidest Analysis) and ABC's Bill Weir (the Obamagasm Award).