GLAAD today announced that Republican political commentator, author, and TV personality Meghan McCain; Executive Vice President, Commercial Services at Hilton Worldwide Jeff Diskin; Harvard Law School professor and venture capitalist with August Capital, David Hornik; and Managing Director at Opportunities for Women, Linda Riley will join the organization’s National Board of Directors.
As the daughter of U.S. Senator John McCain, Meghan McCain was propelled into the national spotlight at an early age, involved in everything from community events to national conventions. A powerful role model for young women and Republicans alike, she passionately discusses women’s issues, social issues, and marriage equality, among other LGBT issues. In 2013, McCain launched her genre-busting docu-talk series ‘Raising McCain’ on Pivot, Participant Media’s new television network aimed at the Millennial generation. Most recently, Meghan has signed on to co-host the late night news program ‘TakePart Live’ on Pivot—a nightly live show that decodes the news stories of the day with irreverence and insight, and points viewers to related actions.
“Equality is no longer a partisan issue,” said GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “For years, Meghan McCain has lent her voice and platform to spreading messages of acceptance across party lines. Now, as the American south and our heartland move closer to LGBT equality, it’s critical that we continue to build the bridges that unite us in our common ground – whether you’re republican or democrat, gay or straight.”
EMOTICON OF PRIVACY?!
You silly twatwaffle, MODICUM!
Some where out there is a real journalist who should have the opportunities our favorite booze heiress is squandering.
(And if you argue with me on the dolphin point, you are saying that SoyBlo is smarter than a dolphin, and that is empirically false and defames dolphins.)
MSNBC has hired SoyBlo as a political commentator.
I’m going to sit in silence in a dark room for a while, maybe do a little past-life regression therapy.
Good gravy! The NYTimes decided to interview famous entitled attention-Remora, Meghan McCain. SoyBlo’s interview, surprisingly, has more depth than her usual contributions from the Daily Beast:
INDISPENSABLE ITEM: My MacBook. It’s depressing. It’s like my baby. I named it Bambi. My iPhone is named Thumper. How sad am I?
INTERNET DATING? No. I would get slaughtered. My profile would be on Gawker in five seconds.
LAST MEAL: My father’s ribs. If not, I’d go for steak tartare, baked potato, Kraft macaroni and cheese and cookie dough.
So does that mean she gave birth to a computer and is an Electra-complex cannibal? So many questions.
Death of the Media
Andrew Sullivan announced today that his Daily Dish blog (or What I Did While Waiting for the Return of Saint Ronnie and Maggie Thatcher long-format essay) will be leaving The Atlantic and moving to Tina Brown properties, The Daily Beast and Newsweek.
I sometimes find Sullivan amusing, and I cop to reading his posts now and then. That said, I find his long-term memory loss for all things Movement Conservative, his role in the creation of the Beast that is destroying America, to be at best disingenuous. I don’t give hall passes to the guilty.
Anyway, Mr. Sullivan is now well-positioned to become the digital doppleganger of David Brooks, reasonable conservative, with a two-pronged media pitchfork. The only questions that remain is if Tina Brown will insist on celebrity gossip in his posts, guest appearances by dim-witted (but I think very pretty) Naivtée Meghan McCain or at least one Kardashian buttock per week.
Mr. Sullivan, being a gentleman, did not discuss terms.
(And in the meanwhile, I commit ritual Sepuku.)
…now that Soylent Blonde is considering a career as a political strategist, you know, to kick President Carebear’s ass in 2012.