Tag Archives: C-Span

When Journalists Rent Out Their B(u)ylines . . .

. . . nothing good can come of it. There’s a growing trend among journalists of co-authoring books with subjects they probably would be better off covering. Exhibit Umpteen, from Sunday’s New York Times.     Rajiv Chandrasekaran is a senior correspondent and … Continue reading

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Romney Wants To NASCAR Big Bird

Mediabistro’s FishbowlDC passes along this C-Span video from this afternoon in which Mitt Romney (R-Oscar the Grouch) says that he’d defund PBS if elected president.  “We’re not going to kill Big Bird, but Big Bird has to have advertisers,” he said, explaining … Continue reading

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Brian Lamb Gets C-Spun

C-Span’s Brian Lamb is the Joe Friday of TV interviewers – straight as Gibraltar, traditional as figgy pudding. So you could understand his befuddlement during an hourlong interview with Daily Caller diva Michelle Fields on last night’s Q&A. (See it … Continue reading

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C-Spin: NYT’s Jill Abramson Dodges NSA Bullet

Sunday’s C-Span Q&A featured an interview with recently minted New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson. During said interview, Abramson and Q&A host Brian Lamb talked about the controversial 2005 Times investigation into warrantless wiretapping by the National Security Agency. What they … Continue reading

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Noise Of The World: Prime Minister’s Questions

One of the most excellent sidebars to the Rupert-Murdoch-Goes-Chernobyl saga has been the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions donnybrook in the British House of Commons, which C-Span has blessedly broadcast lo these many years. Especially lively – yesterday’s proceedings: PM David … Continue reading

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