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REPUBLICANS DOMINATE SUNDAY NEWS SHOWS: MSNBC

December 31, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite the general perception that the broadcast networks are biased in favor of the Democratic Party, a study by the left-leaning MSNBC discloses that during the past 52 weeks far more Republicans than Democrats have been guests on the Sunday morning interview shows including Meet the Press, Face the Nation, This Week, State of the […]

LG SELECTS PALM’S OLD WEBOS SYSTEM FOR NEW 4G SYSTEM

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Remember the old Palm webOS operating system? Well, it’s growing up. In fact, it is due to become the brains behind Korean home-electronics maker LG’s Smart TV sets. According to the Wall Street Journal, LG, which bought the rights to the webOS system from Hewlett Packard this year, will debut the first webOS products at […]

NY TIMES: ANTI-ISLAM FILM DID SPARK BENGHAZI ATTACK

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A six-part report by the New York Times on the Benghazi attack has concluded that, contrary to claims by Fox News, some conservative politicians, and the now-debunked 60 Minutes feature, the 2012 attack was indeed sparked by protesters angered over the 13-minute YouTube trailer for a film called Innocence of Muslims and by local Islamist […]

PYTHON WON’T DO RELIGIOUS JOKES ANY MORE: MICHAEL PALIN

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Today Monty Python’s 1979 film The Life of Brian, which satirizes the life of Jesus, is regarded as a comedy classic, but one member of the famous British comedy group believes it would be difficult to make such a film today. On the eve of a Python reunion, Michael Palin told the London Daily Mail, […]

AWARDS SHOW SCREENERS DEBUT ON PIRATE SITES

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Those DVD screeners sent out to voters in the upcoming awards contests are now showing up on pirate websites. According to TorrentFreak.com, which monitors BitTorrent usage, at least four of the current most-pirated films last week were DVD screeners, topping the list with Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks. Other DVD screeners included Gravity at No. 3; […]

NETFLIX CUTTING $1.00 OFF SUBSCRIPTION PLANS

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Netflix is testing a new pricing plan principally directed at potential customers who do most of their video watching on a single smartphone or tablet. It is signing up new customers in test markets for $6.99 per month for a streaming plan that offers standard-definition DVD quality on one device. (Its regular $7.99 plan provides […]

LOWEST RATINGS EVER FOR KENNEDY CENTER HONORS

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Performances by Martina Arroyo, Herbie Hancock, Billy Joel, Shirley MacLaine and Carlos Santana, this year’s recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors, were not enough to prevent the CBS special, which has been losing ground almost annually, becoming the lowest-rated installment of the Honors telecasts since they began airing in 1991. The telecast, which averaged 7.09 […]

TV CRITIC BLOWS THE (DUCK) WHISTLE ON A&E

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Baltimore Sun TV critic David Zurawik commented on Sunday that A&E channel’s shifting statements in reaction to Duck Dynasty‘s Phil Robertson’s comments about gays and blacks were dictated not by principle but by business. Appearing on Howard Kurtz’s Media Buzz on Fox News, Zurawik remarked, “This is money, money, and more money. … A&E has […]

EGYPTIAN POLICE ARREST AL-JAZEERA REPORTERS

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Egyptian police have arrested three reporters and a freelance producer working for al-Jazeera English on charges of “spreading false news” that “damaged national security” and “holding illegal meetings” with members of the Muslim Brotherhood. The arrests came just days after the Egyptian government declared on Christmas Day that the Muslim Brotherhood, which had ruled in […]

HOBBIT SEQUEL BRINGS IN $98.3 MILLION OVERSEAS

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continued to storm the overseas box office, collecting an astounding $98.3 million in 63 markets and bringing its worldwide total to $423.8 million. Frozen was also on a hot streak, earning $50.5 million in 44 markets. Fox’s the Secret Life of Walter Mitty also did far better business abroad […]

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