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Amy Winehouse (boobs), Tracy Morgan (butts) and Miss Pole Dance, The Week in Review

Trish Kinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Trish Kinney

I thought it would be fun to peruse the Huffington Post at the end of the week to see what's up on the site and what stories got the most attention. So here goes.

As Anchors Change at ABC and MSNBC, Will Executives Ignore Diversity Again?

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Deggans

Until you work on these issues, it's hard to appreciate how difficult it is to diversify newsrooms. But it's time for TV outlets to cast their gaze beyond the usual suspects.

Auld Lang Syne: Farewell To Another Decade Of "Liberal Media Bias"

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

My bookend quotes capture how the "liberal" Beltway press corps changed the rules to cover Gore at the beginning of the decade and Obama at the end of it.

Chuck Todd Not Shaving Goatee After All [UPDATED]

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATE: Chuck Todd is keeping the goatee, after all. Todd has chosen instead to donate $1,000 to both his charity — Samaritan Inns — and ...

Chuck Todd, Savannah Guthrie Launching "Daily Rundown," 9AM Show On MSNBC

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie, NBC News' two White House Correspondents, are launching a 9AM show on MSNBC called "Daily Rundown," the Washington Po...

President Obama Loses His Base: He Just Ran Out of Slack

Tom Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Sullivan

The media was quick to declare the Obama honeymoon over this summer. Yet supporters exhilarated by Obama's win in November 2008 were still willing to cut him slack. That slack just ran out.

Kathleen Sebelius Lectures Chuck Todd For Not Sneezing Correctly During Briefing (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was outraged when NBC political correspondent Chuck Todd had the temerity to sneeze during her b...

"Morning Joe" Crew Cracks Up Over "Pearl Necklace" Mention (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Peter Drivas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Joe Scarborough, Willie Geist, Chuck Todd, and Harold Ford lost their composure over Mike Barnicle's comment about a "pearl necklace" on "Morning Joe"...

One Year Ago: When Peggy Noonan Hailed Palin in Print, Then Got Caught Trashing Her on "Open-Mic"

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

Talk about flip flops! It was exactly one year ago today that Noonan suffered her infamous "open-mic" disaster at MSNBC during coverage of the GOP convention.

The Public Option is Popular, Moral and Inexpensive, Therefore it Must Die

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

There's no ambiguity about it. The public option is resoundingly popular, fiscally conservative and morally sound. It's centrist, it's liberal, it's conservative. Unless you don't believe in, you know, numbers.

How Can Name ID Be That High?

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Over the weekend, our friend Chuck Todd shared this bit of poll skepticism via Twitter: Why I'm always skeptical of Rasmussen robo-polls: it's resu...

Sahil Kapur

Jeremy Scahill Slams Chuck Todd, Media, Congress Over Blackwater On "Real Time With Bill Maher" (VIDEO) | Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jeremy Scahill sparred with NBC political director Chuck Todd on Friday, forcefully criticizing journalists and lawmakers for treading lightly on Blac...

Sam Stein

NBC To Test Public Option As Choice And Alternative In Next Survey | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Critics who called out the NBC poll for excising the word "choice" from its question about a public option for health insurance will be happier by nex...

Sen. Grassley: GOP Support For My Plan More Important Than What's In The Plan

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview today On MSNBC Senate Finance Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley -- of recent Death Panel fame -- laid out what was most importan...

Obama Sits Down With NBC News' Chuck Todd (WATCH LIVE VIDEO)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama held an event Wednesday in hard-hit Elkhart, Indiana. He discussed the economy and made an announcement about stimulus money: $2.4 bil...

Obama's Unwords Begone II

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

To maintain his trademark cool demeanor and to abolish his unwords, the president would do well to insert more pauses in his answers -- and to avoid Chuck Todd.

Friday Talking Points [87] -- A Tale Of Two Houses

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Simply for acting like a leader this week, Speaker Pelosi wins the Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week award hands-down.

Colbert Takes On Cheney And Chuck Todd Over Torture Investigations (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert used his segment "The Word" last night to mock detractors of investigating the Bush administration for torture. He singled out Fox's S...

Chuck Todd: Media Has "Created This Drama" That Obama Is Struggling With Health Care (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NBC News' Chuck Todd aptly critiqued the media coverage of President Obama's health care push on Monday, saying that standard legislative battles are ...

Jason Linkins

Chuck Todd And Glenn Greenwald Debate Torture And The Media | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I've been remiss in not following up on the podcast discussion that Salon's Glenn Greenwald and MSNBC's Chuck Todd gave yesterday, that I previewed on...

Jason Linkins

Chuck Todd And Glenn Greenwald To Debate Torture Investigations (And The Rest Of Your Scritti Politti) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Salon's Glenn Greenwald called out MSNBC's Chuck Todd at great length Wednesday for a segment Todd participated in on Morning Joe in which, per Green...

Sarah Palin Goes Full Tilt

Mario Almonte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Almonte

The biggest mystery about Sarah Palin's abrupt and droll decision to resign as governor of Alaska is why the media should think there is anything mysterious about it at all.

Todd Purdum Discusses His Vanity Fair Article On Palin: "Desperate" Decision That Revealed McCain's "Appalling Egotism" To His Staffers

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Todd Purdum was a guest on 'Hardball" tonight to discuss his mammoth 10,000-word Vanity Fair article on Sarah Palin and her involvement in the McCain ...

Chuck Todd Interviews Robert Gibbs On "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," Health Care Reform, Stimulus (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NBC's Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd, filling for Chris Matthews as host of "Hardball" tonight, conducted a lengthy interview with White H...

Chris Matthews And "Hardball" Panel Examine If There's A '2012 Republican Curse' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans just can't seem to catch a break as another one of their leading candidates to challenge President Obama in 2012, South Carolina Governor ...