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
June 23, 2015, 2:25 PM EDT

Former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has been demoted down to breaking news anchor at MSNBC. However, on top of the humiliation of such a demotion, Williams shouldn't be too surprised to find a somewhat less than welcoming reception from the sanity challenged network of Big Ed and Reverend Al.

According to a New York Post report, the rank and file staffers at MSNBC absolutely hate Brian Williams for a less than complimentary report on the state of cable news on his former Rock Center program:

June 22, 2015, 2:32 PM EDT

Are you so gullible as to place your faith in the credibility of the current White House? If so, you might have to find yourself end up eating crow and apologizing to the skeptics for your gullibility as happened to Bloomberg Politics managing editor Mark Halperin on Morning Joe today. Halperin's apology came on the heels of a report yesterday in the Wall Street Journal that despite previous White House denials, it actually had quite extensive contacts with Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber.

Here are some of the details that made Halperin feel foolish for placing his blind faith in the White House:

June 20, 2015, 2:20 PM EDT

So, Arsenio, tell us how you really feel about Brian Williams.

Actually, Arsenio Hall did tell us exactly how he felt about Brian Williams' apology yesterday and it was brutal. As you can see from his tweet below, don't expect the two to be slow jamming the news together anytime soon. Could some of the bad blood have been the result of Brian Williams snubbing Arsenio Hall when he did a story about late night TV hosts? Who knows but at least now Arsenio will have the satisfaction of watching Williams painfully percolate in the MSNBC purgatory as a breaking news anchor. 

June 19, 2015, 4:48 PM EDT

It has been announced that Brian Williams is returning to network television but on Big Ed Schultz's and Reverend Al's network, MSNBC. So what is his outlook for success on MSNBC? Tremendous! Not as deliverer of news but as a comedy inspiration. Ironically, although Williams' had expressed a desire to do comedy, the humor he will inspire won't come from him doing standup. Instead it will be as a subject of parody.

As proof we already have an hilariously perfect Brian Williams voice impression from Eric Harthen as you can see in this video. I won't ruin the laughter for you by going into the detail of the parody but it incorporates news about the two prison escapees in upstate New York and and update on Rachel Dolezal. Watch and enjoy!

June 17, 2015, 9:04 PM EDT

Politico has been covering the Rachel Dolezal story as have many other news sources. Who can blame them? It is a fascinating story about a white person casting herself (soon to be himself?) as a member of another group. However, it turns out that Politico may be able to get the inside scoop on what it is like to fake ethnicity from one of their own. None other than their hilariously infamous lethargic labor reporter, Mike Elk, according to his own declaration, pretended to be an American Indian on his college financial aid application in order to get a better deal.

According to his March 2012 tweet, Elk declared that he marked the "Native American box" for college aid. His justification was "everyone lies like Daisy its human." It's (correct grammar) also wrong but, hey, Elk doesn't seem to care since for him the ends justifies the means.

June 16, 2015, 1:52 PM EDT

Peter denied Jesus three times but Hillary Clinton appears to have a much more difficult task; she is going to have to deny herself at least 45 times.

Last Friday, Hillary Clinton's spokesperson, Karen Finney, appeared on CNN's The Lead and exasperated Jake Tapper by continuing to avoid avoid answering the important question as to whether her boss still supports or opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade bill in Congress. Not a good move in the long run because yesterday Tapper struck back by listing in detail with her own quotes 45 times that Hillary pushed the trade bill over the years. First Tapper writes about Hillary's current reluctance to back the trade bill in stark contrast to the many times she strongly supported it in the past:

June 15, 2015, 12:18 PM EDT

Today marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. It was on June 15, 1215 that the English King John met his barons on Runnymede field to reluctantly affix his seal to the great charter that granted more powers to the latter. By strange coincidence, yesterday also marked the notable event when Chuck Todd on Meet The Press allowed a couple of panelists to question a guest, Bill Daley. 

This was actually nothing new because in its original format, which has been forgotten in recent years, Meet The Press meant exactly that...meet the press, not just the host. Your humble correspondent, often feeling like Captain Ahab in his desperate search for the great white whale, has been harping on this point for nearly a year when he reminded any who would listen about the promise of a return to the original format by NBC News president Deborah Turness:

June 12, 2015, 10:43 PM EDT

Could you just give me a straight answer? Like a simple yes or no? Please don't try to squirm your way out of it. You still won't answer? Aggghhh! Aggghhh! AGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!

One could forgive Jake Tapper if he felt like channeling his inner Sam Kinison on CNN's The Lead today while he was trying to get a simple answer from Hillary Clinton spokeswoman, Karen Finney, on the subject of Hillary's position on the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) trade bill in Congress. Tapper's very visible exasperation with Finney's nonanswers were  completely understandable as she continued her evasive shuffle on the topic all through the interview.

June 10, 2015, 5:03 PM EDT

The horror...the horror.

Novelist Joyce Carol Oates went into full liberal outrage mode when she spotted a picture of that notorious big game hunter, Steven Spielberg posing with his prey. In this case it was a Triceratops dinosaur prop from the Jurassic Park movie set. It turns out that Oates' anger comes about 65 million years too late because that was about how long ago this dinosaur went extinct.  Her laughably misplaced anger was in reaction to a tongue in cheek tweet by IGN movie editor Chris Tilly who probably didn't think any rational person would take him seriously.

June 3, 2015, 9:00 PM EDT

As we have seen, members of the mainstream media met to complain about the "excessively tight grip on information" by the Hillary Clinton campaign. So what was the reaction? As relayed by Texas Southern University where Hillary will be appearing tomorrow, "There will be NO opportunities to interview Hillary Clinton; her speech will be her interview." Got that? Yet another lesson from the Clinton Obedience School for Wayward Press Puppies as posted in a tweet from Bloomberg Politics correspondent, Jennifer Epstein. Oh, and don't think the press can write secret notes on papel de tush in private because restroom precautions on that have also been taken.

June 1, 2015, 7:43 PM EDT

Look at the size of that wad! It's huge! And it is all 100 dollar bills! How much you carrying there, Les? $5000? $10,000? $20,000? More?

As we have seen, the networks declined to report that their CEOs including CBS CEO Les Moonves who earned over $54 million this past year were "overpaid." Perhaps they were embarrassed to report this. However, even more embarrassing is that Moonves is so cheap that he used a big wad of hundred dollar bills to stiff a restaurant parking valet out of a tip as you can see in the video on the Page Six report of the New York Post:

May 29, 2015, 7:06 PM EDT

As we have seen many times in the past, CNBC Chief Washington correspondent John Harwood has been reliably liberal. In fact just a few hours ago, Newsbusters ran a story featuring Harwood once again spinning for Hillary Clinton. Therefore it is notable when even a team player such as Harwood gets so upset with the content free Hillary "briefing" that he breaks out in one snarky paragraph after another.

Perhaps the Hillary campaign thinks it is a cute idea to cut reporters off from any meaningful information but when it causes someone like Harwood to go full out snark, perhaps someone there might dare to suggest another press strategy to Hillary. In the meantime let us enjoy a few chuckles from the Harwood snark attack before he relapses back to liberal team player mode:

May 28, 2015, 2:53 PM EDT

The appropriately named Vulture section of New York magazine has circled over what all proof indicates is a rape hoax and swooped down to gorge itself on speculation about the museum art future of the mattress carried around by the infamous Columbia University "Mattress Girl," Emma Sulkowicz. Amid all the really bizarre fascination by writer Andy Battaglia in the mattress as an art piece, not a bit of thought is even given as to the legitimacy of the rape charges by Sulkowicz despite very strong documentary evidence that it was a hoax.

Battaglia's determination to avoid the facts of the case and indulge in his fanboy fascination with the mattress as art begins with the title, "Will Emma Sulkowicz’s Protest Mattress Wind Up in a Museum?" and goes straight downhill from there:

May 26, 2015, 2:06 PM EDT

Say my name. ---Walter White aka Heisenberg in Breaking Bad.

New York Times writer Robert Pear  knows his name but he didn't say it in his article about how four words in the Obamacare law was simply a mistake. Pear quotes a number of people involved in the law's writing process but fails to mention the one who was acknowledged as the architect of Obamacare...until it became politically inconvenient to do so---Jonathan Gruber. And the reason why Gruber's name went unmentioned in the article is because of his claim, recorded for all eternity on video, that only state established health exchanges would be eligible for subsidies.

May 23, 2015, 12:26 PM EDT

Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking? ---Derek Zoolander. 

It sounds like a script from the "Zoolander" movie but it is the hilariously too real report from Jason Horowitz in the very appropriate Fashion & Style section of the New York Times. Horowitz, who often sounds like he wants to ride on Hillary's lap to the White House, covers what he thinks is the oh so important subject of whether Hillary Clinton can win the support of the very very fashionable. First we find out that the very fashionable Marie Claire contributing editor Audrey Gelman no longer feels like an outcast as she did in 2008 for supporting Hillary:

May 22, 2015, 6:14 PM EDT

Oh Hillary! Can I ride on your lap to the White House? I know President Obama sends tingles up Chris Mathews' leg so can I go knee to knee with you and draw upon your energy? Oh Hillary...what do you eat? Drink? Dream about when you sleep?

Am I describing an awestruck liberal who goes dreamy eyed in the presence of Hillary Clinton? What if I were tell you that the scenario I just described actually happened and the dreamy eyed one was Wall Street Journal reporter, Monica Langley? Still don't believe me? Well, that is the scenario that Clinton aides described in the State Department email released today. Here is the October 11, 2012 email sent out by Hillary aide, Phillipe Rienes, in which he sounds like he is setting the scene of a comedic romance novel:

May 21, 2015, 2:26 PM EDT

One fringe benefit of the George Stephanopoulos Clinton Foundation scandal in which ABC's This Week host failed to disclose that he donated $75,000 (plus lots of time) to that organization while interviewing "Clinton Cash" author Peter Schweizer  is that it has inspired some really hilarious street art. The poster art appears to be the work of the conservative street artist who goes by the name of "Sabo." Not only was it just the art that served as comedy relief but also where it was located as revealed in a tweet this morning by the Weekly Standard senior writer, Mark Hemingway.

 

May 20, 2015, 4:39 PM EDT

Over the past few years there has been no greater Obamacare cheerleader than Sarah Kliff of General Electric Vox. Therefore it was quite a revelation today to discover she had a change of heart and has found her formerly beloved program to be deeply flawed. Is it too harsh to claim she now thinks Obamacare stinks? Well the Vox headline on her article used the term "crummier" as in "Health insurance plans are getting crummier, and these charts prove it."

So just how much crummier have the Obamacare insurance plans gotten, Sarah? Let the former Obamacare cheerleader tell us why the program stinks:

May 20, 2015, 12:44 PM EDT

Talk about poor timing! Just as President Obama is about to give the commencement address at the Coast Guard Academy on the subject of the perils of global warming, a report has come out in Forbes Magazine that updated NASA data reveals that contrary to the many alarmist stories in the mainstream media, the polar ice caps are not receding. 

James Taylor, who has written on energy and environment issues, reveals that the polar ice caps have not receded at all since NASA data measurements began in 1979. Taylor also notes that the MSM has remained resolutely silent on these latest NASA data revelations.

May 19, 2015, 9:42 AM EDT

Too big to fall? Yeah, like $105 million too big.

The New York Post reports that ABC News renewed their contract with George Stephanopoulos for $105 million last year. And now it is simply too expensive to dump the face of ABC News for the huge ethical lapse of failing to disclose his $75,000 in donations to the Clinton Foundation in addition to not revealing the time he spent hosting events for that organization while interviewing "Clinton Cash" author Peter Schweizer.