Tiger Beat on the Potomac Wins The Morning!

The Death of the Media

The Media analyzes Hillary's Hair.

The Media analyzes Hillary’s Hair.

…with a post about Rodham-Clinton’s hair. No, seriously:

Hillary’s hair: She’s in on the joke
With a single comment on her hair color, she deftly addressed one of the most delicate questions confronting her campaign.

ohhh, sexism!

…On Wednesday, Clinton again turned to her famous and ever-changing hair — she wears it these days in a shorter bob — to deftly address one of the most delicate questions confronting her campaign: her age. If elected, Clinton will be 69 when she assumes office, which would make her the second oldest president after Ronald Reagan.

Sexism and ageism!

“All of our presidents come into office looking so vigorous,” Clinton said at a campaign stop in South Carolina. “Then we watch them. They grow grayer and grayer and by the time they leave? They’re as white as the building they live in.”

“Now I may not be the youngest candidate in the race,” Clinton continued, building slowly to her punch line and employing a Southern drawl. “But I have one big advantage: I’ve been coloring my hair for years.” 

Just as a side not to TBOTP (thanks Charlie!): do an exposé on Rand Paul’s hair and how it won’t age, either. Bet Michael ‘Payola’ Allen can get some kickbacks from the petroleum cartels if you do.

News That Will Drive You To Drink

Death of the Media

Before there was Fox News...

Before there was Fox News…

Fox News Devoted Less Than Two Minutes To The Duggar Controversy

I’m sort of not surprised that almost half of that two minutes was Fox scolding the media for piling-on the Duggars.

Related: TPM read the police report and has analyzed it.

$4.4 Billion Dollars… (UPDATED)

…is a lot of money to pay for AOL Instant Messenger. Actually, Verizon bought it so they can stick ads in the faces of their mobil customers. Sucks to be you.

OK, so I’m not a fan of mega-mergers and growing corporate consolidation and power in the markets, and if I had an extra $4.4 Billion Ameros, I might find better things to do with it.

But on the bright side, maybe Arianna Huffington will finally pay the writers?

UPDATE: AOL has been trying to sell HuffPo for a while.

Because We Love The Smell Of An Apology In The Morning


Drooling fuckknuckle

The Pantheon of Dunces

“My intent was to give [Senator Ted Cruz] a chance to speak further about his heritage and personal connections to the community through some casual questions. I rushed through the questions, and that was a mistake,” Halperin said. “In no way was I asking Senator Cruz to ‘prove’ he was an ‘authentic’ Latino. I apologize to those that were offended, and to Senator Cruz.” He added, “I promise that I will work to make the tone and questions better next time.” (On Politics)

–Always wrong hack journalist and elite press courtier Mark ‘The Preznint’s a Dick’ Halperin.

More Cringe-Worthy Reporting From Mark Halperin

The Death of the Media

Drooling fuckknuckle

The Pantheon of Dunces

Long-time readers know that Scissorheads have at best a skeptical relationship with the so-called Liberal Media (hint: it isn’t), and in particular we have a strong aversion to the vile hack Mark Halperin, who is always wrong.

Anyway, Halperin interviews Canadian-born latino and immigrant-hating southern white supremacist Senator Ted Cruz, and really seems to expect Desi Arnaz:

Of course all of Wingnuttia is now screaming about the Liberal Media, forgetting that Halperin once called The Kenyan Usurper a dick on Morning Joe, or any of his other many outrageous transgressions he has committed as a water-carrying journalist for the right.

News That Will Drive You To Drink

The Death of the Media

News that will make you squeal.

News that will make you squeal.

It’s really rare that the so-called liberal media lays their cards clearly on the table, so this is really breath-taking in the extreme to me:

“The conventional wisdom among Clinton’s supporters is that Clinton is invincible, because she has already weathered all the storms of media scrutiny. She has been in the public eye for 25 years and endured countless controversies, from Whitewater to Lewinsky to Benghazi. The book has been thrown at her, and the book lost.”

“This argument overlooks two important factors: First, the national media have never been more primed to take down Hillary Clinton (and, by the same token, elevate a Republican candidate). Even before she announced her presidential bid, The New York Times alone had publishedmore than 40 articles related to her private email account, spurring other stories across the national print, digital and television media. Since announcing her bid, the national media have spent the bulk of their time investigating potential lines of influence between Clinton Foundation donations/speaking fees and Clinton’s actions as secretary of state. The Times, The Washington Post and others even struck deals for early access to anti-Clinton research.”

This reporting is from idjit media reporter Dylan Byers at the aptly-dubbed Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) via the always essential-to-read Karoli at Crooks and Liars.

Needless to say, Byers seems confused about the nature of Politico which for better or worse is now part of the National Media, even if it is in the “Some say,” Some said genre of enuendo and rumors. So Dylan: heal thyself, you mendacious twit.

The Morning Quote

The AP has the scoop of the day:

“The thing that I really love to do, that I now only do in the shower, is to sing the national anthem.”

–Harris Faulkner, Fox News Industrial Complex

And that’s how they begin their lavish tongue-bath of Ms. Faulkner…