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Obama Assaults Elderly Woman In New Commercial

Barack Obama has a new ad called “Dignity,” and it is all about what a candidate loses in the process of running for President. Ha ha, just kidding! But the part in the end where he strangles the old lady is pretty undignified. [YouTube] Read more on Obama Assaults Elderly Woman In New Commercial…
 

Relive The Magic Of Florida In 2000!

It is finally here, this frigging movie about the Florida recount, airing May 25 on HBO. We will stock up on ammo so that we can shoot the television with our left-handed Mauser. [YouTube via FilmDrunk] Read more on Relive The Magic Of Florida In 2000!…
 

YouTube: A Place For Liberals

Did you know that YouTube is actually a secret libtard plot to get people to, uhm, look at little videos of kittens, sports mishaps, inexplicable Japanese game show scenes and quickly removed clips of Angelina Jolie kissing other girls? This is why the “stalled conservative political movement” has finally started its own exciting website with video clips. Read more on YouTube: A Place For Liberals…
 

Dick Cheney’s Likes and Dislikes

If you’re like us, you’re annoyed that the Daily Show’s list of what Dick Cheney finds offensive and inoffensive, shown on last night’s show, flashed on the screen for about two seconds. Fortunately, we have a screen cap. Here it is: Read more on Dick Cheney’s Likes and Dislikes…
 

Emergency Alert System Actually Used!

Remember the emergency alert system? When your TV emits an annoying, high-pitched noise, shows you a rainbow-colored bar, and says “this is a test, this is only a test, of the emergency alert system”? Read more on Emergency Alert System Actually Used!…
 

Frances Townsend: Pretty In Pink

You guys are the greatest. We put out a little request, and you promptly comply: Current Threat Level: Code Pepto. Is this screen cap smokin’, or what? And that shade of pink is nothing short of audacious. Read more on Frances Townsend: Pretty In Pink…
 

The Skyrocketing Cost of Janet Jackson’s Right Breast

Fuck! We sure are glad we don’t work in radio or TV. Look at the latest shit they need to put up with, courtesy of the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act, which is about to become law: Read more on The Skyrocketing Cost of Janet Jackson’s Right Breast…
 

Dereliction of Our Fran Townsend Duties

We try to report on all the comings and goings of homeland security hottie Frances Townsend — her Situation Room appearances, her bird flu briefings, etc. But sometimes things fall through the cracks. Last night we received this email: Read more on Dereliction of Our Fran Townsend Duties…
 

Tony Snow on Lou Dobbs: Blackballed No More

Congratulations are in order for Wonkette’s original intern, Henry the Intern. Last weekend, he graduated from Bard College at the tender age of 20. Earlier this month, Henry was named a finalist in the New York Times’s “Win a Trip with Nick Kristof” essay contest. (You can read his submission here.) The indefatigable Henry was kind enough to do a wrap-up of White House press secretary Tony Snow’s appearance on Lou Dobbs last night. You can read his review — accompanied by video clips — after the jump. Read more on Tony Snow on Lou Dobbs: Blackballed No More…
 

Wonkette Party Crash: The Kennedy Center Presents Court TV

Jackie Kucinich sports a stylish Washington Monument headband. Her cute friend doesn’t want you to know that she’s an intern. Wednesday night, if you can think back that far, was an absolutely gorgeous evening. We spent part of it enjoying the hospitality of Court TV and Capitol File, soaking in the panoramic views from the Kennedy Center’s roof deck — as well as some sweet-but-not-too-sweet, lemon-flavored libation. The occasion for the festivities? The opening of Court TV’s Washington bureau, featuring Savannah Guthrie, Fred Graham, producer Bryan Lavietes, and a dozen other staffers. We said hello to all the usual suspects, hinted to the Court TV folks that we’d love to be on TV — even if it means getting yelled at by Nancy Grace — and loaded up on sushi. After the jump, pictures from the event (amateur shots by one of your editors, not photos by Liz Gorman, that Super-Hot Girl Reporter). Plus, our report card on the proceedings. Check it all out here. Read more on Wonkette Party Crash: The Kennedy Center Presents Court TV…
 

This Is (Almost) Too Sad To Poke Fun At

After we blogged about the demise of “Commander in Chief” yesterday, a tipster emailed us: “Geena Davis will be at the National Press Club tomorrow (Thurs) along with Marie Wilson from the White House Project to discuss the cancellation of ‘Commander in Chief.'” Read more on This Is (Almost) Too Sad To Poke Fun At…
 

Some Bad News for Hillary

America may not be ready for a woman president in real life, if we can’t handle one on TV: So it’s official: Despite plummeting ratings for both of them, President George W. Bush has outlasted President Mackenzie Allen. Read more on Some Bad News for Hillary…
 

Gossip Roundup: What Will Campbell Do?

* Reliable Source: Third television pilot for the fall is shot in D.C. . . Bob Woodruff has returned home for outpatient treatment. . . Margaret Thatcher spotted at the Four Seasons. [WP] * Inside the Beltway: Laura Bush remained “totally calm” while Secret Service warned of threat to Crawford compound, according to Ronald Kessler. . . The White House recently screened a documentary by Jacques Cousteau‘s son. [WT] * Page Six: Is Campbell Brown converting to Judaism for Dan Senor? . . . Bill Clinton “killed two vodkas with lime standing at the bar with the owner” of a New York restaurant while waiting for his takeout. [NYP] Read more on Gossip Roundup: What Will Campbell Do?…
 

Our Take on the Whole Katie Couric Deal

And now, a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the workings of the Wonkette sausage factory. As always, IM screen names are pseudonyms. Wonk 1: Maybe this is more Gawker or FishBowl territory, but perhaps later we should weigh in on the Katie Couric thing. Wonk 2: yeah, you’re welcome to do a post, but i really have no take on it. Wonk 1: Am surprised — you have no take on this major media event? Wonk 1: Of course, maybe there’s not much to say — other than that TV people make BUTTLOADS of $$$ Wonk 2: ha — i think it’s a pretty bad idea Wonk 1: Oh, to put Katie on at nite? At least guys can have a nice pre-bedtime wank. Wonk 2: it’s a bad idea because the point of Katie Couric is that she a) talks like a teenager and it’s kinda weird and b) you can see her legs! Wonk 1: EXACTLY Wonk 2: but desk = ratings doom Wonk 1: Yeah, they may have to make that an open desk, visible legs. Wonk 1: Or maybe a split screen set-up: face on one side, legs on the other Wonk 2: see-thu desk, like glass-bottom boat Wonk 1: Brilliant! We should be TV production execs. Wonk 1: And I think we have just written our post on this, btw. Wonk 2: ha, i’d say so Read more on Our Take on the Whole Katie Couric Deal…
 

Gossip Roundup: 850 Songs of Summer

* Reliable Source: Mark McKinnon compiles the Gang of 500’s favorite music. . . CBS considers a drama about Washington lawyers. [WP] * Inside the Beltway: Sen. Robert Byrd welcomes spring: “Lovely, lovely spring. It takes a cold heart indeed not to love the springtime.” [WT] Read more on Gossip Roundup: 850 Songs of Summer…
 

Then They’ll Bring In the Washington Generals to Coach the Basketball Team

A reality show about a high school election? We think we’ll pass. Unless… Seasoned political strategists–and spouses–JAMES CARVILLE, 61, who helped orchestrate Bill Clinton’s winning campaign in 1992, and MARY MATALIN, 52, a longtime adviser to Dick Cheney, have signed on to counsel the candidates for school president. Read more on Then They’ll Bring In the Washington Generals to Coach the Basketball Team…
 

Stephen Colbert’s Bipartisan Outreach Effort

Earlier this afternoon, a Capitol Hill source advised us: Stephen Colbert is sitting in a conference room in the Cannon House Office building interviewing a Member of Congress — I could only see the back of the Member’s head so I can’t be certain of the identity — it may be Brad Sherman (D-CA). The Member is in on the joke, whoever it is, as Colbert did a number of takes opening the door to let a faux pizza delivery guy into the room. Read more on Stephen Colbert’s Bipartisan Outreach Effort…
 

More DC TV: There Are Three Things Wrong With That Title

Since we’re on the subject of fated-for-disaster entertainment-industry interpretations of our fair town, a reader sent us this blurb for an upcoming sitcom sure to be as popular and long-running as Capital Critters: Read more on More DC TV: There Are Three Things Wrong With That Title…
 

The Time Is Still Not Right For America’s First Hot President

It’s been a bad year for fictional Presidents. Not that the real one hasn’t had his share of setbacks, but when his numbers plummet they don’t replace him with an improv comedian. The same cannot be said of Geena Davis, whose Commander in Chief is being put on hiatus. ABC claims the show will be back with new episodes, possibly with the title “President Girl!” Also, Davis will now solve murders weekly in her advanced crime lab with her gruff, no-nonsense Vice President and sassy black Attorney General. Read more on The Time Is Still Not Right For America’s First Hot President…
 

Metro Section: Burbs Edition

• Hipster pastor in People’s Republic of Arlington won’t wed breeders anymore in protest against gay marriage ban: Everyone gets “commitment ceremony.” Republicans sputter: “It’s a terrible message to send to our youth.” [WP] • Butterstick debut: B-minus 22 days. [AP] • Free booze at midnight! Don’t wear white to a Beaujolais party and other hints. [DCist] • “I Want to Fuck a Powerful Congressional Staffer” Oxymoron much? [Craigslist] • Alexandria’s Parent’s Television Council responsible for 23,542 out of 23,547 (all but five) FCC indecency complaints in one one-month period. [B&C] Read more on Metro Section: Burbs Edition…
 

Television Without Pussy

An Instapundit reader looks at the declining audience for the MSM and comes up with a fascinating hypothesis: The numbers are down because there’s too much girlstuff on the tv. I might be wrong, but in my view, the media gives so much to the women’s point of view that they demonstrate disrespect, or at the very least, dismissiveness, for men and masculinity and fatherhood. I’m convinced that this is the reason men are no longer interested in watching anything but sports. Has this person not seen “Stacked”? Wonders Insty’s correspondent: “It seems like there MIGHT be some significant business opportunity there.” Yes. I believe it’s called “The Playboy Channel.” Read more on Television Without Pussy…