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Pakistan Pulls Anti-Government TV News Channel Off Air

AP | Catherine Taibi | October 21, 2014 | Media
ISLAMABAD (AP) — An anti-government TV news channel in Pakistan was taken off air for 15 days after a high court ruled that the broadcaster was "maligning" the country's judiciary, the country's media regulation authority said. The closure is apparently linked to the infighting among Pakistan's numerous media outlets over...

17 Adorably Nonsensical Things That Make Zero Sense, And Therefore Are Perfect

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | October 21, 2014 | Good News
17 much-needed things to pick you up.

Ripple The Dog Might Need To Brush Up On His Broadcast Journalism Skills

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | October 21, 2014 | Media
Edmonton, Canada weatherman Mike Sobel wanted to get on with the day's forecast this past Wednesday, but Ripple the dog just wasn't having it. Sobel, who has been bringing shelter dogs on air with him for about 15 years to promote adoption, says that the mastiff...

Bill O'Reilly Makes Fun Of Karl Rove's Prediction Skills

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | October 21, 2014 | Media
Bill O'Reilly had a little fun at Karl Rove's expense on Monday night. While appearing on "The O'Reilly Factor" from Las Vegas, Rove whipped out his whiteboard to drive home some points about the upcoming midterm election. When the political strategist finished, O'Reilly warned...

Skip Bayless Claims Kobe Bryant's Sexual Assault Case Helped Him Sell Sneakers

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | October 20, 2014 | Sports
ESPN's Skip Bayless put on his imaginary marketing-expert cap to make an outrageous claim about Kobe Bryant during "First Take" on Monday. Bayless and fellow co-host Stephen A. Smith had been discussing the unlikely endorsement deal recently landed by Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle before...

Michael Rapaport: Bill Simmons Is Still 'Pro-ESPN' After His Suspension

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | October 20, 2014 | HuffPost Live 321
Bill Simmons quietly returned to work at Grantland last week after serving a three-week suspension, the result of a rant against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in which the ESPN golden child challenged his bosses to do something about his comments. They did, and Simmons went quiet for those...

Eli Lake And Josh Rogin Leaving The Daily Beast, Expected To Join Bloomberg View

Michael Calderone | October 20, 2014 | Media
NEW YORK -- Daily Beast reporters Eli Lake and Josh Rogin are leaving the news and culture site and expected to join Bloomberg View, according to sources familiar with the move. Daily Beast executive editor Noah Shachtman did not comment as to where Lake and Rogin are headed, but...

Chicago Sun-Times Reverses No-Endorsement Policy To Endorse Ex-Stakeholder GOP Candidate

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | October 20, 2014 | Politics
A major newspaper's decision to issue its first political endorsement in three years -- for a candidate who previously owned a stake in its parent company, no less -- is turning heads as the heated Illinois gubernatorial campaign stretches into its final days. The Chicago Sun-Times announced Friday that

Donald Trump Is STILL Saying He Might Run For President In 2016

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | October 20, 2014 | Media
Donald Trump is teasing his 2016 presidential run again. “We’ll see what happens,” Trump said at a press conference during a fundraiser for Iowa Congressman Steve King on Saturday. "We’ll see what’s going to happen, first of all, in the next month because that’s going to...

Monica Lewinsky: I Was 'The First Person' Whose Reputation Was Destroyed By The Internet

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | October 20, 2014 | Politics
PHILADELPHIA -- Monica Lewinsky spoke at Forbes' 30 Under 30 summit here on Monday, opening up about her experience with cyberbullying. Lewinsky, who joined Twitter ahead of her speech on Monday, described how it felt being "the first person to have their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the...

Ashoka Mukpo, NBC News Freelancer, Doing 'Quite Well' And Could Be Released Very Soon

Reuters | Catherine Taibi | October 20, 2014 | Media
Oct 20 (Reuters) - A U.S. freelance cameraman diagnosed with Ebola while working with NBC News in Liberia is doing "quite well" and may soon be able to leave a Nebraska Medical Center biocontainment unit where he is being treated, a doctor at the hospital said on Monday. Doctors are...

David Letterman's Cue Card Guy Fired For Assaulting A Writer

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | October 20, 2014 | Media
"The Late Show With David Letterman" is now short one cue-card man. Tony Mendez, the card man for Letterman's nightly talk show, was fired earlier this month after getting into an argument that turned physical with Bill Scheft, one of the show's staff writers, the...

Meredith Vieira Shows Her Mammogram Appointment On Air

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | October 20, 2014 | Media
Meredith Vieira showed viewers the importance of getting a yearly mammogram by broadcasting her very own appointment in a very powerful segment that aired Friday. Vieira admitted that despite her mother and grandmother both having had breast cancer, she avoided going for a routine mammogram for years out...

Why It's Harder Than Ever For Women Not To Obsess Over Their Appearances

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | October 20, 2014 | Women
We're bombarded on a daily basis with images of ideal beauty. These images show up so often in our daily lives that it's easy to forget how new they are; that 150 years ago most women didn't see any photographs of other women -- much less a daily...

Iranian TV Says Death Of Journalist In Turkey Is 'Very Suspect'

Reuters | Catherine Taibi | October 20, 2014 | Media
ANKARA, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Iranian television pointed the finger at Turkey on Monday over the death of a Lebanese-American journalist killed in a car crash while working for Iran's Press TV in Turkey near the besieged Syrian border town of Kobani. However, the governor of the Turkish province where...

Rachel Maddow's List Of Angry Punk Songs To Get You Through The Midterm Elections

Catherine Taibi | October 20, 2014 | Media
Not too excited about the upcoming 2014 midterm elections? Maybe Rachel Maddow's new playlist can help you out. Maddow created a list of five angry punk songs that she believes best characterizes the candidates and issues surrounding this year's election. It's a list that can hopefully get...

This Cycle's Best Worst Campaign Ad Is Inspired By Sharknado

Ashley Alman | October 20, 2014 | Politics
Michigan Republicans are getting creative in the race between their candidate for the U.S. Senate, Terri Lynn Land, and Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.). The Michigan Republican Party is hitting Peters for taking money from loan sharks in a 30-second television spot inspired by -- you guessed it --...

Meghan McCain Reveals Her One Big Regret

Paige Lavender | October 20, 2014 | Politics
Meghan McCain, co-host of "TakePart Live" on Pivot and daughter of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), revealed her one big regret in an interview with Politico published Monday. McCain said calling Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) the "poor man's Sarah Palin," referring to the former Alaska...

12 Creepy Abandoned Places You'll Probably Find Ghosts Living In

Renee Jacques | October 20, 2014 | HuffPost Home
These places are begging to scare the living daylights out of you.

Should NBC News Doctor Who Violated Ebola Quarantine Continue Reporting?

Catherine Taibi | October 20, 2014 | Media
NEW YORK (AP) — The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren't over for NBC News' chief medical editor. An admitted lapse in the quarantine, combined with a curiously imprecise explanation, unleashed a furious response. NBC must now decide whether...
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