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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-03 09:34 AM
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2fer: Shrub's Saturn/Sun & Tweety's Mom Works at NY Observer
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http://www.nypost.com/gossip/liz.htm

THE WORLD'S astrologists are saying to President Bush, "Be careful out there!" when it comes on Saturday. This will be a moment in the astrological universe when the president's Saturn-based presidency will come to roost on his sun. (Whatever that means! But whatever, it doesn't seem like good news to the stargazers.)

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http://observer.com/pages/editorials.asp

Chris Matthews: Cables Brilliant Bulldog

When it comes to government employees who move to a job in front of the TV camera, none caused more of a stir than George Stephanopoulos. The handsome, telegenic Clinton campaign guru turned White House insider seemed tailor-made to dominate the Sunday-morning news shows when ABC moved him into the seat occupied by David Brinkley. But life has a funny way of surprising you: Instead of the charming, dark-browed Mr. Stephanopoulos, its the carnivorous, pomp-free Chris Matthews who has successfully transformed a career in the public sector into that of a respected television host, much as NBCs Tim Russert did before him.

From being parodied on Saturday Night Live for his loud, staccato delivery, Mr. Matthews is now being taken seriously as a reliable journalist. The September viewership of his weekday 7 p.m. show on MSNBC, Hardball, jumped 35 percent over last year. In New York, his Sunday-morning NBC program, The Chris Matthews Show, has beaten CBSs Face the Nation and ABCs This Week with Mr. Stephanopoulos. His book, American, is a New York Times best-seller.

Mr. Matthews didnt come to broadcast journalism cold: He was the Washington bureau chief for The San Francisco Examiner for 13 years, worked as a speech writer for President Jimmy Carter, and for six years was a senior aide to House Speaker Tip ONeill.

Since he knows the Beltway language, Mr. Matthews has no deference for the established political and media classes; he brings airy ideologues down to earth and suffers no fools. Viewers are given the passion of politics and provided with real information. As the country heads into the dizzying Presidential election season, its good news that Chris Matthews is on the air.

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Racenut20 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-03 09:46 AM
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1. Who wrote that, his publicist??
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-03 12:21 PM
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7. It's the New York Post.
If I were Tweety, I'd be uncomfortably squirming because I got such a rave review from the New York Post.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-03 09:40 PM
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9. NY Observer
That's what made it so inexplicable, the print host for CONASON raving for Tweety, although there's plenty wingnut stuff in the Contents, such as an article about how Shrub hasn't made many HUGE mistakes. The Post link was for the Shrub astrology.
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qb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-03 10:00 AM
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2. Since when does good ratings mean you're taken seriously
as a reliable journalist? Good journalism doesn't generate ratings. Entertainment and sensationalism does.
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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-03 11:25 AM
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3. and by whom
...is Tweety considered a reliable journalist?


Cher
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July Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-03 11:52 AM
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4. I don't even consider him a journalist, let alone a good one
Didn't he decide to be a "pundit" because it was such a good gig? What does he do that passes for journalism of any kind? Spouting opinions and dominating a conversation weren't "journalism" the last time I checked.

Of course, there are very few real journalists out there these days, even among those "reporting" hard news. Sigh.
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-03 11:53 AM
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5. Tweety is considered a FABULOUS journalist


.... ESPECIALLY by the Fraternal Order of Bigheaded Telescreen Personages...
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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-03 09:28 PM
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8. good one!
BigIdea; I love the tweeties!


Cher
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-03 12:20 PM
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6. He not only knows the beltway language,
He shills for it.
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