The Chattering Class

That, and other news, in today’s Roundup and Recap.

A few quick hits around the Web this morning…

Fox News launches opinion Website “Fox Nation.”

President Obama hates cable chatter, but his adviser Austan Goolsbee is becoming a master at it.

Ben Affleck says he’ll run for office only it Pat O’Brien runs ahead of him.

“Bruno,” Sacha Baron Cohen’s next movie, gets an NC-17 rating.

Howard Ahmanson, a major backer of Prop 8, becomes a Democrat.

Amanda Terkel wonders why Bill O’Reilly is stalking her. Update: Terkel writes that at leats one advertiser has backed out of O’Reilly’s show. On the morning of Monday, March 23, I published a post on ThinkProgress recounting my experience. “The outrage was instantaneous. I even received support from conservatives who said that while they usually disagree with what I write, they believe that O’Reilly went too far. On Friday, UPS said that it would no longer be advertising on O’Reilly’s show. Capital One said that it “in no way endorses the views/opinions portrayed during” the O’Reilly Factor. A Ford employee – speaking for himself – said that he finds O’Reilly “hopelessly pig-headed.”” A UPS spokeswoman, however, denies that they have “pulled” ads but have no plans to do so in the future.


Black Media faces challenges under President Obama.
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