Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Stewart’s ‘America’ wins book of the year honour

That honour to the weighty tome — primarily written by Daily Show host Jon Stewart, Ben Karlin and DJ Javerbaum with some other show writers — comes from Publisher’s Weekly magazine.

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Activists dominate FCC complaints in U.S.

The growing backlash against media scandals like Nipplegate and other tawdry spectacles on American TV screens can overwhelmingly be attributed to the Parents Television Council, according to this Mediaweek.com article. An excerpt: In an appearance before Congress in February, when the controversy over Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl moment was at its height, Federal Communications Commission chairman […]

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I'm going to be rich, rich, RICH!!!

An article by the U.S. publication Businessweek touts the growing commercial potential of bloggers. An excerpt: Just a year ago, blogs were viewed as a collection of off-the-cuff ramblings in cyberspace read mainly by online devotees. Then, as the election season heated up, bloggers gained new prominence, writing up-to-the-minute news and politics nuggets that the […]

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Cheesiest moment in film

A British firm posed the question “What are your top three cheesiest moments in film?” to Brit movie-goers as part of a promotion for a new cheese crumpet. While I'm always willing to help out with marketing efforts,  allow me to ask how come Tony Montana's epic bellow “Say hello to my leetle friend!” in […]

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Russia to censor reporting on 'terrorism'

This is from a Dec. 2 article from Pravda online. It confirms what I think about the current Russian leadership regime: They just don't think there is enough control over things. Oddly, I can't find much on this new law, so if anyone out there in cyberspace knows more, please drop me a line. Anyways, […]

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A hero's death :(

The case of Pat Tillman, millionaire football player turned volunteer U.S. Army Ranger who died under fire in Afghanistan, became the stuff of myth. And as a Washington Post investigation has found, the military did what it could to keep it that way. An excerpt from part one of In The Kill Zone: The Unnecessary […]

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