Nepotism Legacy Hire Out

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We are sad to announce that Soylent Blonde herself, Meghan McCain is out of a job at Pivot teevee: Her show, Takepart Live has been cancelled.

Pivot TV has canceled its signature nightly program, “TakePart Live.”

The show is hosted by Meghan McCain, Jacob Soboroff and Baratunde Thurston, and airs weeknights at 10 p.m. It will wind down over the next few weeks, with its final episode airing before the end of the year. Pivot is expected to try and find new roles for the hosts at the channel, though exactly what those roles may be remains unclear.

… One source familiar with the decision said that the show was canceled in part because “TakePart Live” was expensive to make, produced by Embassy Row Productions, which also produces programs like “Talking Dead” and “Watch What Happens live.” Ultimately, the cost of the show, combined with the comparatively low viewership Pivot saw (the channel was not rated by Nielsen, suggesting low viewership), led to its cancellation.

The show, I am told with a straight face, was designed to engage with the average millennial about current events. I suppose as long as your average millennial is a powerful senator’s daughter and heir to a significant booze fortune.

Regardless, we still love our Soylent Blonde and we continue to root for her as she brings her refreshing brand of youthful conservatism to the ever-declining and ossified Big Tent.

And Congrats To SoyBlo

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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.”

Death of the Media, cont.

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.)

Is SoyBlo a cannibal?

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.

(NYTimes)

A disturbance in The Force

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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.

(The Daily Dish)