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White House Press Room: Bastion of the Odd and Partisan

You think pseudonymous conservative gay pornographer-escort White House correspondent Jeff Gannon stuck out like a sore … wait, check that … was highly UNUSUAL among the White House press corps? Think again: Marlin Fitzwater, former press secretary to Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, said in an interview that he …

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Michael Jackson Jury Selected Quickly

The jury for the Michael Jackson trial has been chosen with very surprising rapidity: only five total court days and 2 1/2 days of questioning by attorneys. The process of choosing eight alternates is under way. The panel ranges in age from 20 to 79, and includes whites, Latinos and …

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Backo to Jacko: Jury Selection Resumes Today; Grand Jury Testimony Revealed

Is it just me or does jury selection for the Michael Jackson case — which resumes today after a week’s hiatus because Jacko is a delicate flower (he was given intravenous fluids at Santa Maria’s Marian Medical Center for what doctors described as “a flu-like illness with some vomiting”) — …

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Does the Newspaper Have a Future?

What is the future of the newspaper? The Bad: the “evening paper” was killed off in the ’70s and ’80s. The circulation of morning papers has dropped annually since 1987, Sunday papers since 1990. For example, the Washington Post has seen average daily circulation drop from 779,898 to 709,500 in …

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Ubiquitous Ashlee Simpson

Ashlee Simpson is Cosmo’s “Fearless Female of the Year,” whatever the hell that is, and displays her most prominent assets on the February cover: Her tour begins February 16, of which she tells AP: “It’s really stripped down. There’s no pyro(technics) or anything like that. The stage has a mud …

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Super Bowl Commericals: Worth the $2.4mil?

If you have an unlimited ad budget like Budweiser or the automakers and can afford the repetition throughout the game, maybe it is worth it, but for smaller players shooting their wad on a single showing, I doubt it is. IFILM has its super cool and handy compendium of Super …

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MJ Trial: Let the Circus Begin

Jury selection — which could last a month or more — begins today for the Michael Jackson trial on charges of “lewd acts on a child under the age of 14 and conspiring to commit the crimes of abduction, false imprisonment and extortion.” Jackson released a video-taped statement Sunday, with …

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Michael Jackson On Trial In Blogcritics

The Michael Jackson child molestation trial touched upon almost everything we ponder: celebrity, fabulous wealth, the media, sensationalism, law, image, race, sex, eccentricity, a whole lot of cosmetic surgery, and oh yeah, he’s a singer or something. We followed it. For coverage after the verdict see here. Michael Jackson Trial: …

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We’re Google News

It is so easy to be carried along in the slipstream of writing, editing, commenting, etc., here that it’s takes special effort to just top and smell the bird of paradise already lodged in your nose. As of about NOW, Blogcritics is an official functioning Google News source, which is …

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