ABC Democratic Debate NOT Airing Live on the West Coast

Clinton Obama Pennsylvania Debate to be Streamed Live? Yes or no ABC

ABC News, what is the matter with you?

ABC News, the National Constitution Center and WPVI-TV will host a Democratic Presidential Candidate debate in Philadelphia on Wednesday, April 16th. The live 90-minute debate, moderated by ABC News anchors Charles Gibson and George Stephanopoulos, will air from 8-10 PM ET/PT on the ABC Television Network. — U.S. State Dept. Web site

This is such an ignorant, irresponsible, and backwards move on behalf of ABC, it’s beyond belief.

This would be a perfect opportunity for Disney-owned ABC News Networks to promote their streaming video services. I am crossing my fingers that the debate WILL be live-streaming via local Philadelphia affiliate WPVI. As it stands right now, WPVI has a “breaking alert” that they will live-stream President Bush talking about Climate Change in about 30 minutes.

Don’t even get me started about how ridiculous this concept is: Bush addressing climate change with THE POPE at his side? Hilarious!

Philly Inquirer previews tonight’s debate. This as Jersey boy Bruce Springsteen endorsed Obama on his website.
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Twitter Saves

Cool story:

U.C. Berkeley student’s Twitter messages alerted world to his arrest in Egypt – San Jose Mercury News

Buck, 29, a former Oakland Tribune multimedia intern, used the ubiquitous short messaging service to tap out a single word on his cellular phone: ARRESTED. The message went out to the cell phones and computers of a wide circle of friends in the United States and to the mostly leftist, anti-government bloggers in Egypt who are the subject of his graduate journalism project.

The next day, he walked out a free man with an Egyptian attorney hired by UC Berkeley at his side and the U.S. Embassy on the phone.

More here and here

Worst New Yorker Insert EVAR

Worst New Yorker Insert EVAR, originally uploaded by revolute.

I usually don’t mind the fact that my house is weekly littered with inserts from The New Yorker. I’ve subscribed for years and it’s always been worth roughly a buck an issue if only for the covers and cartoons.

But the April 21 ’08 issue was so fat (especially for a non-double) I was horrified that I’d open it to the stank of some cologne or perfume.

Instead I found a super-sticky envelope with the absolute most tacky, sellouty bow-like MasterCard sticker-seal and a message beneath reading:

One-of-a-kind, commissioned portrain of you, painted by Julian Schnabel: priceless? Give or take a few cents.

Look inside to see if your search is over.

Come on now, New Yorker, you’re supposed to be the last great print periodical for all eternity. Don’t piss me off!