Steve Young, is asking for a senatorial condemnation of the Republican Presidential candidate.
“There comes a point when people, or satirists, must take a stand, albeit one packed full of irony and farce,” said award-winning TV comedy writer, Steve Young. “And that time has come with John McCain’s latest campaign commercial, comparing Barack Obama with Paris Hilton and Brittany Spears. ”
Young will be asking his senators, Arlen Specter and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania to introduce a rebuke of McCain’s attack on satirists’ rights to the floor of the Senate.
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As part of my media-culture thesis at the University of Levittown, I wanted to determine how much, if any, heavy doses of particular broadcasts affects the mental, emotional and physical health of the viewer or, in some cases, viewee.
That lead me to Bill O’Reilly. As an admitted liberal, card-carrying member of the ACLU and enthusiastic contributor to PETA, I knew I had to leave my beliefs and bias at door. I would watch and listen to Bill O’Reilly everyday for a month. Two hours of radio in the morning and one every evening on Fox TV. This type of trial is always risky, but to advance the study of culture influences on mankind, I’d even listen to Michael Savage.
To produce a clear distinction between the O’Reilly effect and not let extraneous Read more
On Sunday’s “Reliable Sources” with Howard Kurtz on CNN, Kurtz and his panel all agreed that former Bush Press Secretary, Scott McClellan’s revelation that the Bush White House regularly sends “talking points” to the FoxNews Channel because “there were commentators and pundits who were useful to the White House,” was a non story. They said it was a non-story since everyone gets talking points, even though McClellan confirmed that Bill O’Reilly was one who was sent the talking points.
The Fox News Channel “quarterback” (by his own admission), and the most watched news show on cable with millions of Folks watching (by his own repeated pats on the back), has made it quite clear Read more