Bezos Buys WaPo
Honestly, after this, I’m beginning to think that owning a major metropolitan newspaper is now the latest toy for rich people to have. Lord knows they aren’t going to make much money there…unless?
Dave Weigel over at Slate — who once was at the Washington Post until the JournaList scandal of 2010 — points out that Jeff Bezos will probably have a fight on his hands from the start; with the newspaper guild and other unions.
But he’s not used to owning a media corporation with a strong union culture, like the guild at the Post. That’s the first clash I’m interested in.
Amazon is famously non-union and it has been noted that one of the companies main tactics over the years in filling its warehouse staff is to use temp agencies. In 2001, the company fired nearly 850 employees who tried to unionize.
Meanwhile, there have been countless reports — some as recent as today — about Amazon’s German subsidiaries doing all they can to stop potential union organizing. In the U.K., Amazon used a law firm that is notorious for stopping labour union organizing.
(Have a gotten you#WIUnion types to cancel you Amazon account yet?)
But hey, he’s for gay marriage. I guess that has to count for something, right liberals?
Now This Made Me Laugh
Zach W over at “Zach W’s Home for Wayward Bloggers and Disgraced DPW Flacks” says that Reince Priebus’ effort to tell NBC and CNN to either dump the Hillary movies they have planned or the RNC will take its ball and go home as “being a big crybaby.”
Funny…now who is it who has the biggest crybaby over the past 5 years in Wisconsin politics?
Oh yeah, that would be Blogging Blue’s newest guest contributor, Mr. Zielinski who has a list of media outlets from Milwaukee to Spooner who would all testify under oath of his attempts to bully, intimate, or threaten legal action against them for not covering news as he demanded.
Pot meet kettle Zach. Pot meet kettle.
Now as for what Reince is trying to do, it’s a little thing called “Equal time election law” which states that if a news outfit or broadcast channel gives free media (not earned or paid) to a candidate they must give it to all candidates. By NBC (particularly) to run its dramatic mini-series on Hillary as it plans sometime in 2014, they would in essence be giving a free four-hour commercial to the Hillary 2016 campaign which they would not have to give to other Democratic or Republican candidates.
Powerline — which posted jpegs of the letters — points this out here.
While those at NBC News are saying they have no control over what NBC Entertainment does, the issue is whether Comcast will use the FCC power granted to NBC to give the Hillary campaign an unfair advantage while simultaneously forfeiting its role as neutral observer.
Simple as that.
Also, how quickly liberals forget Howard Dean’s ban of Fox News from having a Democratic Primary debate in 2008. In fact, the only debate FNC was even able to air was from a general feed the Des Moines Register gave all cable news networks in January 2008.
Packers Sign Vince Young as Back-up QB
Honestly, I don’t care…WONDERLIC JOKES SHALL CONTINUE UNABATED!
(He got a 6 people! A 6! Out of 50! )
The DNR and “Giggles”
I blame “Bambi.”
Talk to any anti-hunting advocate and somewhere in their background is them weeping to “The Hunter” killing Bambi’s mom when they were a kid. (I hear in the “Special Edition,” they’re going to let Bambi’s mom not die by gunshot, but instead let her starve to death in winter. More realistic that way.)
Let’s be honest here with a few things.
1) The DNR is guilty of only going storm trooper on the animal shelter. Had they come in there, taken the deer alive (or sedated it for transport) without incident and then shot the animal five miles away from the shelter, none of us would have been the wiser.
2) Kenosha Co. is in the Chronic Wasting Disease infection zone. (See list and map at URL) That fawn was going to die because it was on its own whether we liked it or not.
3) This isn’t a “Walker DNR” thing as some liberals want to push this as. The DNR has been doing insane Gestapo crap like this for years. Wasn’t there a story years ago of a DNR raid on someone’s home? It’s the DNR, they earned the “Damn Near Russia” nickname for a reason.
Bill Clinton Wants to Live Long Enough to Be a Grandpa
Hey, that’s great.
You know, your daughter — the one who comes off like a complete idiot as a “special correspondent on NBC News” — is married Mr. President. She reportedly has a job at a New York City hedge fund firm or with your foundation (Honestly no one seems to know…) you might nudge her into having a kid since at 33 — the same age you were when Chelsea was born – isn’t that unheard of for modern, married women.
Or, has she been told to wait a few years and time it for her mother’s presidential run for maximum political effect? (Boy, it has got to suck to be a living political pawn all your life…)
Ah the Clintons, forever making our national politics cynical since 1991.
“Johnny Football” and His Autograph
Frankly, it won’t matter in a year’s time anyway if Johnny Manziel, the reigning Heismann winning red-shirt freshman from Texas A&M gets punishment from the NCAA or not.
He’s going to go pro after this season, when he’s eligible. (Sorry Owen, enjoy this time while it lasts.) His three years since high school will be up and he reportedly hates the way he’s being treated like a celebrity at College Station since becoming “Johnny Football” and appears to want out just to have a normal life.
While I completely agree that he shouldn’t be trying to make money on his name until he’s no longer an amateur, it’s hard not to look at the NCAA and call them a bunch of hypocrites doing the exact same thing. Millions are made on jersey sales of individual players, their likenesses and everything else of which these player don’t see a dime.
That, in my opinion is the bigger crime here.