I am probably the only writer on NewsBusters to have received an award from the Soviet Union. It was for my work as an American correspondent for Krokodil Magazine which you can see chronicled in I Was A Commie Writer.

I live in South Florida which is full of eccentrics which is why I feel right at home here. My main accomplishments in life were winning a bottle of aftershave when I was eight and having the biggest PING List (over 1000 Pingees) on the Free Republic forum for my DUmmie FUnnies blog. This is fortunate since I suffer severely from Ping List Envy. 

Prior to the advent of the Web, I wrote a syndicated humor column that appeared in dozens of newspapers throughout North America. Only complete humility forbids me from telling you that my columns appeared in the Houston Chronicle, St. Petersburg Times, L.A Herald-Examiner, Winnipeg Free Press, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Vancouver Sun, and lots of other periodicals that I am much to humble to list. 

 Oh, I also produced an award-winning satirical comix website called PJ's Comix. This sort of balances out the fact that I am the WORST basketball player in the world.

When I lived in Los Angeles, I wrote comedy material for comedians. Sorry,  due to business ethics I can't reveal any of their names (Argus Hamilton).

Latest from P.J. Gladnick
September 16, 2014, 7:13 PM EDT

Despite the fact that Politico is reporting about groups that have formed to defend Hillary Clinton during the Benghazi hearing in Congress, no mention is made about Sharyl Attkisson's bombshell report about the scrubbing of documents by her advisers.
 

September 14, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT

MTP sticks with old format of the host doing the interviews solo despite NBC News president's promise of new format of a panel asking questions.
 

September 13, 2014, 3:25 PM EDT

Ken Burns proclaims that he merely inherited being a Democrat from his family despite giving a speech proclaiming himself to be a "Yellow Dog Democrat." He also declares his PBS documentaries free of political advocacy.
 

September 12, 2014, 5:14 PM EDT

Salon publishes article  chock full of historical inaccuracies including photo that implies George Wallace was a Republican.

September 10, 2014, 2:22 PM EDT

One of the worst things you can call a liberal, especially one running for president, is a fracker. And that is exactly what Mother Jones called Hillary Clinton when it accused her of strongly supporting fracking in other countries while she was Secretary of State.

September 8, 2014, 9:39 PM EDT

Be careful. Be very, very careful.

When the boss of Charlie Crist  screams foul language at what appears to be a a 420 Reefer Madness rally of the Choom Gang it is okay to report it on the news. However, what is taboo is to mention Charlie Crist's connection to his own boss, John Morgan, at the law firm of Morgan & Morgan where Crist serves not only as a rainmaker but receives big campaign contributions for his Florida gubernatorial run this year. As you can see, television station WFLA in the Tampa bay neglected any mention of Crist in its report on the wild antics of John Morgan.

September 5, 2014, 6:59 PM EDT

Psst! Psst! Sunday news show hosts are mere conduits for executive producers whispering questions into their earpieces according to a New Republic editor.

September 5, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

The late Joan Rivers was a fan of the Gipper. Just don't expect to read about that in the mainstream media.

In the Joan Rivers obituaries you will sometimes see mention about her being friends with Nancy Reagan. However what you haven't seen yet is the fact that Rivers was a supporter of Ronald Reagan to the extent that she helped him out in his 1984 re-election campaign.

September 3, 2014, 9:41 AM EDT

Imagine the student association at your university wages a Twitter campaign to get the two candidates for the U.S. Senate seat to agree to a debate on campus. The challenger agrees but the incumbent senator declines.. Disappointing? Yes. But guess who the student newspaper on that campus lavishes praise upon? The candidate who declined to debate.

How does that happen? When the incumbent senator who declined the debate has the magic "D" next to his name as happened in Minnesota when Al Franken declined the invitation of the student government to debate his opponent. The student newspaper, the Minnesota Daily, after registering a barely perceptible bit of disappointment in Franken for declining to debate then went on to heap praise upon his overall record. Oh, and for his opponent who actually did agree to debate? Not a word of praise.

September 1, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

Al Franken is currently attempting to present to the general public the image of  someone who is willing to forge alliances with Republican senators as well as avoiding controversy by engaging in sweet corn filibusters when answering campaign questions. It is all part of his campaign strategy, along with declining to schedule debates with his opponent, to run out the clock to election day.

However, when he thinks he can get away with it, Franken will pull out the race card and basically accuse Republicans of racism for supposedly wanting to suppress the vote of "certain Americans" as you can see at the 3:07 mark (and after the jump) in this Hmong TV video. In stark contrast to the genial and confident Franken which is being presented out in public,  in the video he is bitterly divisive with an undertone of desperation:

August 30, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

As referenced here at Newsbusters by Jeffrey Lord, CNN president Jeff Zucker is saying that layoffs at that network which is rapidly dropping in the ratings could be ahead. Could be? Actually the layoffs are ironically happening right now during Labor Day weekend.

One of those being laid off is CNN Capitol Hill reporter Lisa Desjardins. However, despite the downside of receiving a pink slip, we have to credit her for turning the unemployment lemons into hilarious lemonade by posting a very funny YouTube video (and after the jump) of her good naturedly  saying goodby to CNN...and then stealing a bunch of office supplies and ripping their first aid kit off the wall on her way out the network.

August 29, 2014, 4:34 PM EDT

What's the matter with you, Charles Pierce? Have you no appreciation for how long it takes to craft  and poll test a statement on the Ferguson shooting so as not to alienate the Democrat base while not harming your chances in the general election? Next thing I know, you will actually want Hillary Clinton to get her precious hands dirty working to support candidates in this November's elections on the way to her coronation.

Here is Pierce's blog at Esquire mockingly titled, This Is Mighty White Of You:

August 28, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

So, Senator, will you agree to debate your opponent during the campaign?

Hey, let me tell you about this sweet corn. It is so delicious that you can't eat just one ear. So sweet and tasty that I eat them by the dozen. And since I still have to run out the clock until election day, let's switch gears to ponder on the issue of chocolate chip cookies. You can buy them by the bucket and float them in bottomless glasses of ice cold milk...

August 27, 2014, 1:10 PM EDT

BABABOOEY!!!

Was CNN pranked yet again by that infamous Howard Stern show fan, Captain Janks aka Tom Cipriano, when they played an audio of a sexy online chat with ten shots going off in the background  supposedly in Ferguson, MO at the same time as the Michael Brown shooting? If so, it would be far from the first time that Captain Janks easily pranked CNN which is so desperate for ratings that vetting their sources is low/no priority. As reported by Eric Wemple at the Washington Post, experts appearing on CNN are now casting aspersions as to the authenticity of that audio and suspect it could be the result of a Howard Stern fan prank:

August 26, 2014, 4:42 PM EDT

Eeeeek!!!

Diversity of political opinion must not be permitted. Expressing this deep fear is Washington Monthly contributor Ed Kilgore who is worried about a politically diversified panel at the post David Gregory Meet The Press. He presents his "remedy" in an article boldly titled, Who Should Be Banned as Panelists For the New “Meet?” What has gotten Kilgore so worried that contrary opinion might creep into Meet The Press is a New York Times article about NBC News President Deborah Turness considering the use of a panel to question guests as was done in the original Meet The Press:

August 25, 2014, 1:58 PM EDT

Are you a scientist trying to convince the public of the validity of your pet theory? Well, forget about presenting boring scientific evidence to support your premise. Instead you need to get in front of a mirror and practice facial expressions of deep concern and present that to the public to convince them of your theory.

If you think that is goofy, then that is exactly what the Huffington Post did to convince their readers that global warming scientists were really, really concerned about their pet cause which is losing public interest in their dire warnings namely because they failed to materialize. For some great laughs check out the HuffPo article, Photographer Captures Scientists' Frightened Responses To Climate Change Discussions, chock full of photos of global warming scientists giving up on trying to warn you with facts but are now using facial expressions of deep concern to make their case.

August 23, 2014, 7:11 PM EDT

Just how far kooky left does a Democrat candidate have to go before ABC News will cease hyping him or her? Apparently so far left that we can't even imagine.

Writing articles for a far left socialist website or posting a profile photo of a former chairwoman of the Communist Party USA on your Facebook page is still not kooky enough to deter Benjamin Siegel of ABC News from writing an adulatory article about just such a person, the Montana Moonbat herself, Democrat Senate candidate Amanda Curtis. Here is Siegel gushing over her in a way that you just know he would never do for a Tea Party candidate:

August 23, 2014, 2:57 PM EDT

The science is settled. General Electric Vox is now widely recognized as a tedious Web laughingstock.

I could Voxsplain it to you with a whole bunch of annoying and condescending Voxcards but others have already done so including James Taranto last month in the American Spectator. However, while his criticism and that of others might be Voxsplained away by founder Ezra Klein as just having a political axe to grind, now even the liberal Politico has written Vox off as mostly hype and little substance as you can see in the article by Dylan Byers:

August 22, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

How does a Democrat candidate for the highest office in the state become a nonperson at the "non-partisan" Texas Tribune? When that person's campaign goes into such a freefall that it becomes an embarrassment to even report on it.

Such seems to be the case with the Wendy Davis campaign for  governor in Texas. The last time the Texas Tribune directly reported about her was a full week ago on August 15 which not so coincidentally is when the Rick Perry indictment happened. The backlash from that obviously political indictment  which is already falling apart as reported by Bryan Preston of PJ Media has become so great that Wendy Davis now acts like a deer caught in the campaign headlights as she appears unable to respond according to this Dallas Morning News Trail Blazers blog:

August 20, 2014, 12:22 PM EDT

Did you know that the Declaration of Independence was really a breakup letter due to a "failing relationship."  See, the couple thought they would be "together forever but then things change."  One party thought the other was taking their relationship for granted. So it was time to break up. Alone time was needed .

This was how the Declaration of Independence is presented in a Common Core lesson as reported by Nan Austin of the Modesto Bee in California. The funniest thing about her article is that Ms Austin obviously thought she was presenting Common Core in a good light instead of inadvertently revealing its absurdity including a video of this "relationship" breakup lesson: