Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Hillary - The Documentary - The 2016 Propaganda Begins
CNN Films is making a feature-length documentary about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The release date has yet to be determined. The film adds yet another installment to the growing list of Hillary-related television projects and books slated for release before the 2016 presidential campaign.
But is also presents a potential image problem for CNN's News division as it covers Clinton in the run up to her highly anticipated bid for the White House.
Nevertheless, the project could cause some headaches for CNN as it seeks to ensure both Clinton's opponents and her supporters that the project will have no bearing on the network's news reporting.
Conservatives will likely criticize CNN for devoting so much airtime to a Democratic candidate, while the Clinton campaign is likely to take issue with the network for dedicating so much reporting to their candidate, rather than to her competitors.
CNN's Jake Tapper noted the editorial risks that NBC Entertainment will have to deal with over its forth coming Hillary Clinton mini-series calling it "a lose-lose situation editorially."
The mini-series, which will star Diane Lane, will follow Clinton from the Monica Lewinsky scandal through her time as Obama's Secretary of State, Variety reported on Saturday.
Well, I think the casting was perfect. Looking at Diane Lane and Hillary Clinton side-by-side, they look like twins......
The News As I See It: In Tennessee, a boy seven months old was at the center of a legal battle because his parents couldn't agree on his last name. They went to court and the magistrate refused to validate the kid's firsd\t name. The parents wanted to name him Messiah. The magistrate forced them to change it to Martin. If your first name is Messiah, you'll never find those little personalized license plates for your bike.
I think they should bring that magistrate to Hollywood and put her in charge of celebrity baby names because they're not even giving their kids names anymore. They're giving them nouns. You go to any playground in L.A., yell the word "river," and 10 kids will come running.
North Korea has announced that it's developing its own smartphone. Unfortunately, the phones are so smart, they've already escaped from North Korea.
Scientists have found a new link between high blood sugar and dementia. Which explains Cinnabon's new slogan, "The last bite you'll remember."
There's a new cable channel of entirely dog-based programing called Dog TV. In a related story, there's also an entirely cat-based channel called YouTube.
A hotel in New York now offers a plastic surgery recovery package. Basically it's a place for people to relax after they've seen Bruce Jenner up close.
This Date In History: 1900; International forces entered Beijing, China, in an effort to suppress the anti-foreign uprising known as the Boxer Rebellion. 1935; The Social Security Act became law. 1945; Japan surrendered to the United States, ending World War II.
1947; Pakistan became independent of British rule. 1951; Newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst died in Beverly Hills, California. 1995; Shannon Faulkner became the first female cadet at the Citadel, the state military college of South Carolina.
1997; Timothy McVeigh was sentenced to death for the Oklahoma City bombing. 2003; The largest blackout in North American history hit the northeast.
Picture Of The Day: Today's picture is a rarity for me. Until today, I had never seen the underside of a sting ray.
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) 9 out of 10 students agree that someone got lost on the field trip. 2) If I would brush my teeth as vigorously as the people in the toothpaste commercials do, my sink would look like a murder scene. 3) Sometimes I stand in the shower for 10 minutes before I remember what I'm supposed to be doing. So, yes your secrets are safe with me. 4) I expect that one day, the refrigerator will take revenge on me, opening the door to my room every half-hour, staring at me for a few minutes and then walk away. 5) Only kids of the 50's, 60's and 70's will remember this! "Go Play Outside!".....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Leo - August 14th: I estimate that at least fifty percent of your efforts today will go, not only unrewarded, but also unnoticed. Life is like that this week.
Birthdays: John Galsworthy, English novelist and dramatist 1867, Ernest Everett Just, biologist, educator 1883, Russell Baker, columnist 1925, Steve Martin, actor 1945, Danielle Steel, author 1947, Magic Johnson, basketball player 1959, Halle Berry, actress, model 1966.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: A police dog responds to an ad for work with the FBI. The personnel director says, "You’ll have to meet some strict requirements. First, you must type at least 60 words per minute."
Sitting down at the typewriter, the dog types out 80 words per minute. The director says, "Also, you must pass a physical and complete the obstacle course.” This perfect canine specimen finishes the course in record time.
The director continues, "There’s one last requirement. You must be bilingual." With confidence, the dog looks up at him and says, "Meow!"
A golfer was getting ready to tee off on the first hole when a second golfer approached and asked if he could join him. The first said that he usually played alone, but agreed to the twosome. They were even after the first few holes.
The second guy said, "We're about evenly matched, how about playing for five bucks a hole?" The first guy said that he wasn't much for betting, but agreed to the terms. The second guy won the remaining sixteen holes with ease.
As they were walking off number eighteen, the second guy was busy counting his $80.00. He confessed that he was the pro at a neighboring course and liked to hustle other golfers. The first fellow revealed that he was the Parish Priest.
The pro was flustered and apologetic, offering to return the money. The Priest said, "You won fair and square and I was foolish to bet with you. You keep your winnings." The pro said, "Is there anything I can do to make it up to you?"
The Priest said, "Well, you could come to Mass on Sunday and make a donation and, if you want to bring your mother and father along, I'll marry them!"
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Carlos panhandles just as long as Jose, but only collects 2-3 dollars every day. Jose brings home a suitcase full of $10 bills, drives a Mercedes, lives in a mortgage free house and has a lot of money to spend.
Carlos says to Jose, "I work just as long and hard as you do but how do you bring home a suitcase full of $10 bills every day?" Jose says, "Look at your sign, what does it say?" Carlos' sign reads, "I have no work, a wife and 6 kids to support."
Jose says, "No wonder you only get 2-3 dollars." Carlos says, "So what does your sign say?" Jose shows Carlos his sign. It reads, "I only need another 10 dollars to move back to Mexico.
Upon entering a little country store, a stranger noticed a warning sign that read, "Danger! Beware of dog!" posted on the door. Inside, he noticed a harmless little dog asleep on the floor beside the cash register. The stranger asked, "Is that the dog folks are supposed to beware of?" The owner. "Yep, that’s him."
The stranger couldn’t help but be amused. "That certainly doesn’t look like a dangerous dog to me. Why in the world would you post that sign?" The owner explained, "Because, before I posted that sign, people kept tripping over him."
That's it for today, my little ducklings. Remember, learning how to break wooden boards in karate is important in case you ever get in a fight with a house. I'm on my way to AREA 51 for happy hour.
More on Friday.
Stay Tuned !