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 29, 2014, 8:09 PM EDT

Despite a tremendous amount of Mainstream Media hype given to the Coffee Party at its conception four years ago, it remains stuck in utter insignficance. Its only lasting legacy is comedic in the form of perhaps the lamest rap video ever made.
 

September 29, 2014, 12:02 PM EDT

Politico has noticed a lack of women in statewide office in Iowa for over 20 years. So who is promoted as the possible savior of this situation?  Not the obvious choice. Instead it is promoting Hillary Clinton who is might be running to win the Iowa primary for presidential nomination, not statewide office.

September 26, 2014, 6:41 PM EDT

The Hill published a story about a mysterious virus outbreak which particularly affects children. The most notable thing about the article is  how the author failed to note the many warnings about the possible cause of the outbreak.
 

September 25, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

It looks like a crazy prediction from a sanity challenged blog such as the Democratic Underground or the Daily Kos. Instead it is the New York Times embracing their inner moonbat with an article predicting that "Alaska is going to be the next Florida by the end of the century. Of course no data backing up the wild assertion is provided.

 

September 24, 2014, 10:48 AM EDT

The Minneapolis Star Tribune is known for its liberal tilt so it was a surprise that they published an article that was not only somewhat critical of Al Franken but also sounded positive notes about his election opponent. In addition, the Star Tribune also published the resullts of a poll that could be bad news for Franken.
 

September 22, 2014, 10:21 AM EDT

Chuck Todd has been brutally mocked for his description of the midterm elections as 'Starbucks Nation vs Chick-Fil-A Country.' From Left to Right, almost all have united on one issue: Chuck's description is laughably ridiculous.
 

September 20, 2014, 1:55 PM EDT

The Huffington Post Religion page devotes itself to the worship of the Global Warming cult with seven stories on that topic. To emphasize the point, the page features a picture of a Green Jesus at the top.
 

September 18, 2014, 12:53 PM EDT

Occupy Wall Street is now suing one of its leaders for taking over its Twitter account and locking out the activists. They also suspect him of financial improprieties.

No surprise since that leader, Justin Wedes, was earlier exposed as a scam artist forger who tried to cheat taxpayers to fraudulently obtain a government grant.
 

September 17, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

Global warming is caused by colder and snowier winters according to AOL. If the weather is warmer, the cause is global warming but if it becomes colder, global warming is also the culprit. No matter how the climate changes, the reason will always be global warming.
 

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.