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Moore v. Clarke

“The country is just now getting to know Sheriff Clarke, but I’m all too familiar with his inflammatory antics,” Moore writes “His proclivity for provocation coupled with his distorted view of black America has grown more extreme over the years, earning him numerous appearances on Fox News. He has helped the network spread a slew…

WPR SOL

this is a backdoor budget cut where Walker didn’t have the guts to play it straight, and now the Joint Finance Committee has to come up with nearly $3.7 million tomorrow to cover this gap, or else Wisconsin’s public broadcasting and emergency communications are slated to take a legitimate hit. Via Another budget gap to…

American Idol, Aged 15

That’s quite a run. Weirdly, I have watched every year. It’s hard to say why. Partly, because it goes away for a pretty long time before it restarts, like an old friend, who’s annoying, but is out of town most of the year. Via “American Idol” is cancelled @ Althouse.

It’s the critics who are dopes

Jeez, they’re swarming this poor man. A giant dope? Isn’t that insult dopey? I read the article, and it seems that Noah’s problem is he needs better joke-writers. I’d say: He’s getting “The Daily Show”‘s joke-writers, so the question is only how he looks, how he delivers the jokes, and how he manages the interviews.…

Can’t tell just one

Confronted with the facts, Williams recanted and apologized, chalking up his repeated error to the “fog of memory” after 12 years. No one is buying Williams’s apology, for several reasons: 1) it wasn’t 12 years ago when he started telling the story, but shortly after the event; 2) whether your helicopter was or was not…

Where’s the transcript?

Yesterday was Chuck Todd’s second time as host. Last week, his first time, the show was heavily larded with an interview with Barack Obama. That means yesterday’s show was the first example of a normal show. Are they ashamed of it? They’ve put video up, including neatly captioned segments, like “James Baker: We Need People…

Chuck Todd helms Meet the Press

….Before I read that comment and decided to blog it, I was a participant in this conversation here at Meadhouse: ME: Chuck Todd is beginning his stint on ‘Meet The Press’ by giving Obama an interview. MEADE: Why doesn’t he begin his stint on ‘Meet The Press’ by giving Obama a blowjob? ME: Can I…

Pampered

NBC is so determined to keep “Today” host Matt Lauer happy after its rocky patch with the show, it’s agreed to foot the bill for helicopters to fly him to the Hamptons and back. Via Think About This When You Are Stuck In Traffic On The Beltline @ CAFFEINATED POLITICS.

Owned from Cincinnati

“We are the biggest stick in the state, which seems kind of dad-like,” he said. Via Sykes calls Journal employees ‘children of divorce’; broadcast ‘going with dad’ @ JS The Dudek Abides.

Why, yes, the print group is screwed

….it looks more like Scripps walked off with all the pretty-pretty precious stones while the spun-off Journal Sentinel and its attending outlets will be a lot more modest than today. After all, Journal Communications is signing over to Scripps its profitable flotilla of 14 TV and 35 radio stations, including WTMJ-TV, WTMJ-AM (home of right-wing…