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  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Larry Conners Seeks KMOV-TV Damages, Says Station Conspired to Defame Him, Lied to Press

    Just a few days after writing a Facebook post hinting at some sort of imminent exposé on his former bosses, fired KMOV-TV (Channel 4) anchor Larry Conners has filed a petition for damages against the news station -- arguing that his employers conspired to defame him and lied to the media in the pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Mizzou: Petition Asks Fox News to Apologize To Pagans, Wiccans After Mocking Diversity Policy

    As we reported on Tuesday, Fox News gave the University of Missouri some loving this week with a news report poking fun at Mizzou's religious diversity policy, specifically mocking its recognition of Pagan and Wiccan holidays. Mizzou, Fox said, is just allowing lazy students to take advantage of s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Fox News Goes After Mizzou For Respecting Wiccan, Pagan Holidays, Religious Diversity

    The University of Missouri's respect for a diverse range of religious holidays -- not just the main ones, like Christmas, Thanksgiving and Hanukah -- goes "beyond political correctness." It's "almost like an excuse to do nothing." So says radio host Tammy Bruce, in an eye-opening Fox News story tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    [VIDEO] Balloon Totally Destabilizes TV Newscast in Kirksville

    Seriously, Kirksville: What's up with you folks? Is everyone okay?Last weekend, some guy up there murdered a person, cut off the victim's arms and threw them at witnesses. We can all agree that that is crazy. Yesterday, Kirksville's CBS affiliate, KTVO-TV Channel 3, posted online a video of a newsca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    [VIDEO] Bill O'Reilly: "These St. Louis Post-Dispatch People are Dumb and Corrupt."

    In an editorial last Wednesday, the Post-Dispatch lamented public distrust of the media (which is now at a record high, according to Gallup). The daily suggested that both conservative and liberal cable-news hotheads may or may not be totally to blame, but surely don't help the situation. So what do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    "Pink Slime" Manufacturer Sues ABC News, Probably Because of Headlines Like This One

    Not long ago -- say, the winter of 2011-2012 -- Beef Products Inc. (BPI) of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, was just another faceless corporate cog in the American food system, producing a substance called finely textured lean beef, which few of us knew existed Then along came an ABC News report that r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Freaky Lights Spotted Over Blue Springs: Possibly Aliens, Definitely Internet Gold

    The freaky blue-red lights seen twinkling over Blue Springs (KPLR, KMOV) have now begun to trickle into newscasts across the country; even Huffington Post is all over it in their Weird News section. It all started with this newscast on KCTV Channel 5 in Kansas City: The newscast has elicited some pr ... More >>

  • Film

    February 2, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Occupy STL -- Voices from Kiener Plaza

    ​The man in the light blue button down is just on a quick smoke break. He's from southwest Missourah, in town for a meeting, soaking up a nice day in Kiener Plaza in the heart of downtown St. Louis and he's stumbled upon a square full of sleeping bags and Imo's boxes and pitched tents and people t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Arrow Strikes St. Louis Granny As She Sits Inside Home Eating Donuts

    Margaret Shofner: Arrow survivor.​If you weren't watching the local news last night, you missed a truly remarkable moment in St. Louis television history. Never before -- nor never again -- will all three* local news stations converge for a story as outlandish as that of 80-year-old Margaret Shofn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Glenn Beck Talks About - and to - Cupcakes

    Rumors of the death of the cupcake fad have swirled for months. With five minutes of video, Glenn Beck kills them dead. In an attempt to explain inflation and treasury bonds on his Fox News show last night, Beck substituted flag-studded cupcakes for gold so that us simple folk might understand. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    CNN Adds Dana Loesch In Effort to Become More Political, Save Ratings

    Dana Loesch: Does she have the right (wing) stuff to save CNN?​The original cable news network (a.k.a. CNN) announced yesterday that it has hired St. Louis Tea Party co-founder Dana Loesch for its 2012 election coverage. The contract is the latest coup for Loesch, who -- in just a few years' time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Friday Afternoon Video Dump

    It's that time of the week again -- Friday afternoon. The final few hours of the work week are lingering and plenty of us are hard at work trying to avoid doing anything resembling our jobs for the rest of the day. That said, here's a few videos to help you waste time. Snowpocalpyse Chicago: Weathe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Fox News, Robin Carnahan Settle Lawsuit

    An excerpt from the advertisement in question.​Three months after the election and nearly five months after it was filed, Fox News and its anchor Chris Wallace have settled a suit against former U.S. Senate contender Robin Carnahan. The network filed the lawsuit in response to a Carnahan' campaign ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    The Future of News? Media Trends Suggest Social Media, Partisan Reporting and Brevity

    Social Media, Version 1.0​Amy Mitchell, deputy director of the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism was in town yesterday to speak at a luncheon for PR professionals. Her topic, "The New News Consumer and the Future of News: Trends for 2011 and Beyond," also drew a fair numbe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Sklar Brothers Headed to St. Louis: Highlighting Fundraiser for Jewish Federation

    This just in...the comedic, tag-team duo Randy and Jason Sklar are coming to St. Louis next month to highlight the Jewish Federation's Young Professionals. The Sklars grew up in St. Louis before moving out to New York in the mid-90s where they gained fame for their stand-up act. Their performance at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Slate Debunks the Fox News Lawsuit Against Robin Carnahan

    To be blunt, Fox is full of it.​From being represented by a law firm with ties to Republican Roy Blunt to using copyright law for the purpose of political censorship, earlier today Slate published a thorough take-down of Fox News and their "bogus" lawsuit against Robin Carnahan, Missouri's Democra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Poll Suggests Robin Carnahan is Closing the Gap vs. Roy Blunt; Is Fox News to Thank?

    Carnahan never looks a Fox News gift horse in the mouth.​First a caveat, the following poll was conducted at the behest of the Missouri Democratic Party. Assuming, then, that their pollsters got it right, Democratic candidate Robin Carnahan is now neck-and-neck with her Republican rival Roy Blunt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Fox News Sues Robin Carnahan Over Campaign Commercial

    Excerpt from the Fox News interview.​Saying that a campaign advertisement compromises its "apparent objectivity," Fox News yesterday filed suit against Robin Carnahan's senate campaign over a commercial that uses footage taken from the broadcaster.The lawsuit stems from an interview Congressman Ro ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 10, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Up in the Air Singer-Songwriter Featured on CBS Evening News

    If you went to see Up in the Air (aka The George Clooney Movie) and hung around to watch the closing credits, you would have heard St. Louis singer-songwriter Kevin Renick performing his own melancholy tune about unemployment and uncertaintyRenick, a former Riverfront Times proofreader, wrote the so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Thursday, 10.28

    ​ How to fail at the food co-op. (The New York Times)Oyster ban threatens industry. (MSNBC)Name that Halloween candy. (Epicurious.com)A look at Yuengling Beer's 180 years of brewing. (ABC News)Missouri wine sales increase. (KOMU-TV)

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    American Mustache Institute Honors a Fallen Hero: Walter Cronkite

    The St. Louis based American Mustache Institute is today honoring one of its own: famed newsman Walter Cronkite who passed away Friday at the age of 92. For 19 years (1962-1981) Cronkite's grace, charm and caterpillar-like lip warmer, earned the trust of millions of Americans watching the CBS Evenin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Breaking: Starbucks to Close 300 More Stores, Cut 6,700 Jobs

    MSNBC reports that Starbucks will close 300 additional stores and cut 6,700 jobs, both at those closed stores and at its corporate offices. The coffee giant saw its profit drop 69% during the first quarter of its fiscal year. No word yet on where and when the closings will occur.

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Monday, 7.7

    Could fresh salsa be the culprit of the salmonella outbreak? (ABC News) InBev might try to oust the board of Anheuser-Busch. (AP) Japan pledges $50 million in food aid. (AFP) Joey Chestnut wins the Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest for the second year in a row. No one died. Godot did not ret ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2008

    George Carlin, R.I.P.

    One day when I was in the sixth grade -- during gym class, I think -- a classmate I didn't know very well came up to me and started spouting off the funniest shit I'd ever heard. It was an entire comedy routine, at least five minutes long, parodying a radio news broadcast. He had another bit as a d. ... More >>

  • News

    October 6, 2004

    Letters

    Week of October 6, 2004

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004
  • News

    August 25, 2004

    Bowling for St. Louis

    Michael Moore swings through our state

  • Music

    July 21, 2004

    Various Artists

    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Universal)

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best TV News Anchor

    Kathryn Jamboretz
    KPLR-TV (Channel 11)

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best Hair on a Local TV Personality (Female)

    Vickie Newton
    KMOV-TV (Channel 4)

  • Music

    March 12, 2003

    Gossip Folks

    Thanks to The O'Reilly Factor and Pepsi, Ludacris got a bad rap

  • News

    December 11, 2002

    Chasing the Young

    WB11 and its girl-power anchor team are diving after a younger demographic. Will they belly-flop or win?

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002

    Best Hair on a Local TV Personality (Female)

    Jennifer Davis, KTVI (Channel 2)

  • News

    August 21, 2002

    Judge Julius

    Week of August 21, 2002

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best TV-Sports Anchor

    Mike Bush, KSDK-TV (Channel 5)

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best TV-News Anchor

    Kathryn Jamboretz, KPLR-TV (Channel 11)

  • Culture

    May 9, 2001

    The Product

    Heath Ledger's in no rush to be a star. Why's everyone else in a hurry?

  • News

    December 6, 2000

    Unleash the Hounds

    Using the media is not the same as controlling it

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000
  • News

    December 8, 1999

    FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

    KMOX-AM talker Charles Jaco promotes his latest project; Channel 30 anchor Patrick Emory lets St. Louis in on a little secret

  • News

    December 30, 1998
  • News

    December 23, 1998

    Fast Forward

    A day in the life of TV station KSDK leaves one observer gasping for breath as the need for speed vies with sound news judgment

  • News

    December 9, 1998

    Sleeping with the Enemy

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is finding common cause with some local television newscasts.

  • News

    December 2, 1998
  • News

    November 25, 1998

    Reel Life

    Neal Gabler alerts the masses to the proliferation of entertainment in his book Life the Movie

  • News

    November 25, 1998
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