It wasn’t even fair … Over the past month or so, Meghan McCain has been slaying left-wing guests on ABC’s “The View” over and over again. Up yesterday was CNN talking head and nominal Republican Ana Navarro. During a discussion on the Schumer shutdown, McCain calmly and methodically destroyed Navarro’s points, one by one. McCain even asked, “It’s really difficult for me to understand sometimes why you still consider yourself a Republican.” The exchange yesterday was a must-watch, and McCain is becoming a must-watch herself.
Pay up … Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has fired a broadside at Facebook. Murdoch claimed that media companies are “enhancing the value and integrity of Facebook through their news and content but are not being adequately rewarded for those services.” In other words, Murdoch wants Facebook to pay for the content it uses to bolster its own profits. As CBS News notes, Murdoch has accused Google of “theft” of content through Google News in the past. It will be interesting to see how much Murdoch presses his case.
Doodle dandy … Yesterday Google celebrated the contributions of Sergei Eisenstein to the film industry with his own Google Doodle. It credited him with pioneering the use of the montage to tell a story. Google said of Eisenstein: “His films were also revolutionary in another sense, as he often depicted the struggle of downtrodden workers against the ruling class.” What it didn’t mention is the reason his films often touched those subjects: He was a Soviet propagandist who served in the Red Army during the Bolshevik Revolution and was awarded the Order of Lenin and Stalin. That’s kind of an important point to leave out.
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LOL Dan Rather … Disgraced former CBS news anchor Dan Rather has found a new home. I recently told you Rather was in talks for a show on the progressive Young Turks Network. His show launched yesterday. Hilariously, while on the biased network, Rather lamented the polarization of politics in the closing monologue of his first show. Talk about lacking awareness. Here’s the video.
Cheering for Durbin … There goes any pretense of bias over at MSNBC. A producer at MSNBC inadvertently sent an email attempting to book Sen. Dick Durbin to the wrong person. Obviously intended for Durbin’s staff, the email stated “how proud so many of us are of Senator Durbin’s courage and integrity.” The Washington Examiner, which obtained the email, noted that media bookers usually use flattery to get guests on. But this went way over the top.
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