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Hollywood Director Apologizes for Weiner Press Conference

Dan Mirvish | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Dan Mirvish

I would like to apologize for the horribly inappropriate product placement of my movie Between Us in Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin's press conference...

Top 9 Ways to Run a Negative Campaign (in Hollywood)

Dan Mirvish | Posted 08.14.2013 | Los Angeles
Dan Mirvish

One reason the CAAN'T campaign backfired is because nobody knows who to root for when one bully beats up another bully.

VIDEO: Petraeus Scandal Anticipated in Giuliani 'Ad' 5 Years Ago

Dan Mirvish | Posted 01.14.2013 | Media
Dan Mirvish

The David Petraeus scandal is a tragedy of personal and global importance. Who could have possibly predicted such an undoing? None other than fake pundit Martin Eisenstadt... five years ago, to be exact.

From Sarah to Sandy: Why the '08 Campaign Was Way More Fun

Dan Mirvish | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Dan Mirvish

Instead of Hockey Mom Sarah, now we have Frankenstorm Sandy. Instead of commercials comparing Paris Hilton to Barack Obama, we now watch everything on DVR. And instead of the ill-conceived elevation of Joe the Plumber to national folk hero, this time we got ill-advised pronouncements about rape.

A Satirical Pundit Foreshadowed Anthony Weiner's Woes in 2009 Book

Terry Keefe | Posted 08.17.2011 | Books
Terry Keefe

For those who were shocked, shocked about Anthony Weiner's behavior, they were perhaps among those who never read the critically-acclaimed novel I Am ...

Setting the Story Straight on Sarah Palin and Africa (VIDEO)

Dan Mirvish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Mirvish

Having a fluency and fluidity to talk about Africa matters. And as Sarah Palin makes noises about running for president, what she says -- and how she obfuscates what she says -- should also matter.

Tiger Woods, Rahm Emanuel Win Prizes for Best Apologies

Dan Mirvish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Mirvish

Tiger Woods may have lost the Masters, but this past week he did walk away with an even bigger win: the First Annual Harding Prize for Best Crafted Apologies of the year.

The Cosmo Effect: Brown/Johnston 2012?

Dan Mirvish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dan Mirvish

Despite what you may have read about how Martha Coakley ran a bad campaign, or how Massachusetts independents were upset about the health care bill, I...

Castellanos CNN Scandal: Confessions of a Balloon Boy Pundit!

Dan Mirvish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Mirvish

CNN pundit Alex Castellanos was "revealed" by Media Matters to be working with the health care industry on their ad campaign. Everyone seems "shocked!" Why is it surprising?

Obama to Send Gay Brigade to Afghanistan: Everyone Happy!

Dan Mirvish | Posted 10.13.2009 | Comedy
Dan Mirvish

According to one Department of Defense adviser, the Obama administration has found a creative way to both pacify the gay rights community and placate hawks who'd urged him to send more troops to Afghanistan.

Top 10 Punditing Tips for Sarah Palin

Dan Mirvish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Mirvish

In light of Sarah Palin's upcoming job as a regular contributor to Fox News, I thought she might need some tips on now becoming a member of the Punditocracy.

Sarah Palin vs. Dan Brown: Battle of Bestsellers Turns Ugly (VIDEO)

Dan Mirvish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dan Mirvish

By now, everyone's heard that Sarah Palin's new book Going Rogue: An American Life has upended Dan Brown's supremacy atop the bestseller lists. But the army of Brownies is not taking this lying down.

Sarah Palin Book that's Twice as Rogue-y, Half the Price, 2 Weeks Earlier!

Dan Mirvish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dan Mirvish

Martin Eisenstadt's book is as promised: a very funny history of Republican ineptitude over the last 40 years, and a bitter satire of media foibles along the way.

Source of Sarah Palin's $150,000 Wardrobe Comes Clean?

Dan Mirvish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Mirvish

In a classic case of burying the lead, a newly posted promo for a campaign tell-all book has a bombshell buried deep within.

You Won't Believe What Martin Eisenstadt Said At The White House Correspondents Dinner

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Tucker

TIME.com followed several members of the "elite Twitterati" as they attended the White House Correspondents' Dinner in the ballroom of the Washington ...

Does Sarah Palin Fear Upcoming Book Revelations?

Dan Mirvish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Mirvish

Palin's frustration with "the media" is one of the reasons she cited for resigning, so it stands to reason that she's craving to craft her own lasting legacy.

The Few and the Proud? A Red-Band Marine Recruiting Video

Dan Mirvish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dan Mirvish

At a time when we are reconsidering every decision made during the Bush/Rumsfeld era, from torture to the invasion of Iraq to the speculation of addin...

Ben & Jerry's Cloning Hoax Backfires

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Tucker

With journalism migrating to the internet, it's important readers can trust what they read -- at the very least from companies like Ben & Jerry's that position themselves as concerned about our welfare.

Don't Get Fooled Again: How To Spot An Internet Hoax

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Tucker

Today we know there's no such person as Martin Eisenstadt. He was nothing but a hoax. The truth was established way back in June, thanks to good sleuthing by a blogger.

Filmmakers Behind Fake McCain Adviser Discuss Tricking The Media (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Dan Mirvish and Eitan Gorlin appeared on CNN's Reliable Sources to discuss how they tricked the media by creating a fake McCain adviser named Martin E...

Martin Eisenstadt: The Man Who Fooled The Media — Just Not Carl Cameron

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The New York Times Thursday identifies the man behind the elaborate hoax that tricked some members of the media into reporting that a McCain adviser n...

MSNBC Retracts Story Sourced By Hoax Martin Eisenstadt

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — MSNBC was the victim of a hoax when it reported that an adviser to John McCain had identified himself as the source of an embarrassin...

Campaign Ad or Ad Campagin?

Aemilia Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aemilia Scott

To keep us from making some unhealthy choices in the future, presidential campaigns need to be read with the eye of the consumer.

Rachel Weiner

Martin Eisenstadt Tricks News Orgs On Being Source Of Palin Dirt

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: The New York Times has identified the man behind the elaborate hoax as Eitan Gorlin, a filmmaker who says he planned to pitch a TV show based ...