The [Wednesday] Papers
WGN-TV anchor Allison Payne's friendship with newsmaker Jesse Jackson is paying off.
"Payne said she was grateful to the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, who used his influence to get her an immediate appointment at the Mayo Clinic," Robert Feder reports. "'If he hadn't called, I know I would have had to wait months go get in,' she said."
You know, like the little people.
"[WGN news director Greg Caputo] said this 'absolutely will not change coverage' of Jackson and his family by the station, 'and if that limits Allison's participation in stories involving Rev. Jackson, then that's what we'll do," Phil Rosenthal reports.
Here's a story idea for Caputo: How many friends has Jackson clouted into the Mayo Clinic ahead of others who have been waiting their turn?
How dare a Republican seize the mantle of change.
Among the messages officials are preparing:
* BOOTY CALL! C U @ POUND
I guess we know now - if there was ever doubt - how they get to work.
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"Experts say it is the largest scientific experiment in human history and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the biggest and most complex machine ever made."
You know, you can put lipstick on a particle-smasher . . .
"The paper made no mention of the fact that both Matthews and Olbermann tarred presidential candidate Hillary Clinton repeatedly over the course of her campaign with misogynistic language (maybe because the newspaper's columnists did, too) and that the network refused to rein either of them in by demoting them despite repeated complaints from Senator Clinton's campaign staff, Media Matters, and the National Organization for Women. Clearly, when Republican presidential candidates talk, major media listens. Don't look for Sarah Palin to get the same treatment the former First Lady did at this newspaper or other major media outlets."
Which is an introduction to Ferdy leading us to "the last interview BBC writer Dennis Potter gave before his untimely death in 1994. This deeply intelligent, self-aware man brimming with appetites, ideas, nostalgia, and a clear-eyed understanding of social intercourse and the ways it can be twisted and degraded is best known around the world for his television series The Singing Detective, a brutal, inventive, compassionate look at a tormented soul that puts most television dramas to shame."
I encourage you to take a look.
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Posted on September 10, 2008
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