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Kyra Phillips and John Roberts are the proud parents of Twins!

Kyra Phillips and John Roberts welcome twins

Kyra Phillips and John Roberts welcome twins

Double the congratulations for CNN’s Kyra Phillips and fiancé John Roberts – the couple welcomed both a boy and a girl into their family right aftermidnight on Tuesday, March 15

The little ones are named Sage Ann and Kellan Clay, with Sage arriving at 12:03 a.m. and Kellan making a debut two minutes after.

“Sage came out with her arms open wide ready for a hug,” Phillips said in a statement. “Kellan came out feisty – ready to conquer the world!”

Phillips continued, “It doesn’t get much better than that. For John and me, we now have everything we could ask for…..

More….

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March 15, 2011 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Family, Health, Media, Men, Updates, Women | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rick Sanchez Finally Speaks Out!

 

 

 

Rick Sanchez Finally Speaks Out!

Ex-CNN anchor Rick Sanchez has broken his silence and released a public statement about the regrettable, uh, ethnic comments that led to his firing last week. It’s fairly restrained — not a single Jew joke or anything. Full text, below.

“Inartful.” They always use “inartful” in these things:

On October 4th, I had a very good conversation with Jon Stewart, and I had the opportunity to apologize for my inartful comments from last week. I sincerely extend this apology to anyone else whom I may have offended.

As Jon was kind enough to note in his show Monday night, I am very much opposed to hate and intolerance, in any form, and I have frequently spoken out against prejudice. Despite what my tired and mangled words may have implied, they were never intended to suggest any sort of narrow-mindedness and should never have been made……. More.

 

October 7, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Updates | , , , | Leave a comment

Eliot Spitzer will try working for CNN….Not the voters of the State of New York…..

Eliot Spitzer, former New York Governor

We reported that maybe the ex-Attorney General and ex-Governor might be planning a political come back…..

But…….

First there is this from Politicalwire……

It turns out former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D) made a good choice by staying on the sidelines this year and not attempting a political comeback.

A new Marist Poll finds that nearly two-thirds of registered New York State voters — 66% — do not want him to run for statewide office this year while just 28% want him to throw his hat into the political ring.

Said pollster Lee Miringoff: “Eliot Spitzer’s attempt to reconnect with New York voters is not paying off in the short-run. He has become more visible lately but not more electable.”

Then this from PolitcsDaily.…….Which makes sense after the Politicalwire thing…..

Eliot Spitzer, the disgraced former governor of New York, is on the comeback trail, but his re-emergence isn’t about running for public office. Rather, Spitzer has surfaced as a cable news political pundit.

The New York Times reports that Spitzer has held informal conversations with CNN about becoming a regular contributor to the news channel. Anything but shy, he is already a budding political analyst who has made frequent appearances on rival MSNBC, even filling in as an anchor. CNN has an anchor spot open weeknights at 8, but there is no indication that Spitzer is under consideration for that position, the Times said.

May 21, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Crime, Entertainment, Family, Government, Law, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates, Women | , , , | 3 Comments

Talkandpolitcs……PA fight in CNN State of the Union……. Specter win.

The race is still a toss-up, but the last voice on the Sestak-Specter sequential interview at Cnn State of the Union just now – Arlen Specter might have won over most swing voters. Playing his “new” democratic base and pounding on his Stimulus and Obama support, in order to end right-wing “bickering” and saving the country from a new depression, he might have scored some points……

Ole’ Specter is a pro.

The verdict is out there tuesday..

More……..

May 16, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Polls, Projections, TalkandPolitcs, Updates | , , , | 11 Comments

Talkandpolitcs……Good one on the Daily Show

From Talkandpolitcs….…..

He’s really enjoying this one about CNN anchors trying out new stuff at work……..

Costume Party @ CNN!

Here’s the Clip.

May 6, 2010 Posted by | Entertainment, Media, Men, Other Things, Political Satire, Politics, Updates | , , , | Leave a comment

I love CNN…but they have problems……..

Ratings show a 40 percent decline in prime-time viewers since 2009.

For me a big part of the problem is all three of the above……

First of all Larry King must have a rock solid contract…..I have seen the channel cut away to him during his time slot …NO MATTER WHAT!……

I mean if they had a story that the MidWest could be under water…King would still get his hour…..WTF?

Second…..While Campbell Brown isn’t hard to look at…But….She is boring……and makes a million mistakes which makes he look like amateur on a serious news channel…

Third…..We are all tired of  Anderson Cooper…breathlessly rushing around the globe to do stories ……give the man a break!

The future of CNN, never exactly bright the past couple of years, suddenly looked dire this week when ratings came out showing a 40 percent decline in prime-time viewers since 2009.

Jon Klein, the network’s president, has consistently defended its down-the-middle news strategy, despite the increasingly large ratings leads opened up by MSNBC and particularly Fox, with their ideological slants and big personalities.

So is it time for a radical rethinking of “the most trusted name in news,” the network of Larry King, Anderson Cooper, Campbell Brown and Wolf Blitzer? We asked a dozen or so prominent media watchers, former industry executives and CNN personalities for their recommendations.

Their near consensus: It has to change, get more personality, no longer be — as one media critic called it — “the view from nowhere.” Exactly how to do that was not so easy to agree on — and one person we asked, Phil Donahue, doesn’t think the network needs to change at all. But the responses from everyone else broke down into five different approaches.
More on the Five……

Jon Stewart on the new  CNN part-time hire….Erick Erickson….the guy has a lot of excess baggage….

Link……..

Jon Stewart quote…..'”we’re CNN we don’t what f*#k we’re doing!’………


April 2, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Counterpoints, Entertainment, Media, Men, Political Satire, Updates, Women | | 8 Comments

The Healthcare Vote shall begin shortly…….Live Link….

CSP HCR Open Thread with updates:

http://conservativestateproject.blogspot.com/2010/03/your-hcr-open-thread.html

C-Span here. USE CSPAN for your live feed…we are having trouble withe the CNN link…..

MSNBC…..Here is a good Link…also:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/35966604#35966604

Thanks Daniel….

Live Blogging from the New York times…..

Link……..……

Status Updates….

First procedural Vote cleared 228-195.

March 21, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Healthcare, Law, Media, Politics, Updates | , | 57 Comments

Amanpour going to ABC's 'This Week' spot in August…….

Christiane Amanpour Named 'This Week' Anchor

CNN’s long time traveling chief foreign correspondent Christine Amanpour has made the big time…..finally…but not at CNN…she has moved over to ABC to host the Sunday ABC newsmaker program ‘This Week’…….

“I am delighted to announce that Christiane Amanpour will join ABC News as the new anchor of “This Week,”[ David ] Westin ( ABC News Chief ) said in an e-mail to the ABC News staff. “A highly respected journalist recognized around the world for her reporting, she brings to her new position a wealth of experience and knowledge, as well as a deep commitment to bringing news of the world to the American people.”

Westin said Amanpour will appear on other ABC News programs and platforms to provide international analysis on the issues of the day, as well as anchor primetime documentaries on international subjects for the network.

“With Christiane we have the opportunity to provide our audiences with something different on Sunday mornings. We will continue to provide the best in interviews and analysis about domestic politics and policies. But now we will add to that an international perspective,” Westin said.

“I am delighted to announce that Christiane Amanpour will join ABC News as the new anchor of “This Week,” Westin said in an e-mail to the ABC News staff. “A highly respected journalist recognized around the world for her reporting, she brings to her new position a wealth of experience and knowledge, as well as a deep commitment to bringing news of the world to the American people.”

Westin said Amanpour will appear on other ABC News programs and platforms to provide international analysis on the issues of the day, as well as anchor primetime documentaries on international subjects for the network.

“With Christiane we have the opportunity to provide our audiences with something different on Sunday mornings. We will continue to provide the best in interviews and analysis about domestic politics and policies. But now we will add to that an international perspective,” Westin said.

More…….

March 19, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Other Things, Politics, Updates, Women | , , , , | 2 Comments

Amanpour going to ABC’s ‘This Week’ spot in August…….

Christiane Amanpour Named 'This Week' Anchor

CNN’s long time traveling chief foreign correspondent Christine Amanpour has made the big time…..finally…but not at CNN…she has moved over to ABC to host the Sunday ABC newsmaker program ‘This Week’…….

“I am delighted to announce that Christiane Amanpour will join ABC News as the new anchor of “This Week,”[ David ] Westin ( ABC News Chief ) said in an e-mail to the ABC News staff. “A highly respected journalist recognized around the world for her reporting, she brings to her new position a wealth of experience and knowledge, as well as a deep commitment to bringing news of the world to the American people.”

Westin said Amanpour will appear on other ABC News programs and platforms to provide international analysis on the issues of the day, as well as anchor primetime documentaries on international subjects for the network.

“With Christiane we have the opportunity to provide our audiences with something different on Sunday mornings. We will continue to provide the best in interviews and analysis about domestic politics and policies. But now we will add to that an international perspective,” Westin said.

“I am delighted to announce that Christiane Amanpour will join ABC News as the new anchor of “This Week,” Westin said in an e-mail to the ABC News staff. “A highly respected journalist recognized around the world for her reporting, she brings to her new position a wealth of experience and knowledge, as well as a deep commitment to bringing news of the world to the American people.”

Westin said Amanpour will appear on other ABC News programs and platforms to provide international analysis on the issues of the day, as well as anchor primetime documentaries on international subjects for the network.

“With Christiane we have the opportunity to provide our audiences with something different on Sunday mornings. We will continue to provide the best in interviews and analysis about domestic politics and policies. But now we will add to that an international perspective,” Westin said.

More…….

March 19, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Other Things, Politics, Updates, Women | , , , , | 2 Comments

The Raging Cajun….James Carville on The Saints and Landrieu winning…….

Carville: The Saints are a large part of the fabric of the community here and have helped to bring everyone together in the toughest of times.

[Carville: The Saints are a large part of the fabric of the community here and have helped to bring everyone together in the toughest of times.]

From

Underdogs and comebacks are hailed in American culture; perhaps this is why there will be so much said and written about our New Orleans Saints’ 31-17 victory in Super Bowl XLIV and what it means to a once-water-logged city and its tenacious residents.

I am as excited about the outcome of the game as any other member of the Who Dat Nation, but perhaps as important as bringing home the Vince Lombardi trophy, this win gives New Orleans an opportunity to highlight how far she has come and how promising her future looks today.

For as challenging a decade as the 2000s were for New Orleans, the 2010s may prove to be the brightest time in the city’s nearly 300-year history. The confluence of the Saints’ win and the historic mayoral election, which Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu won in a landside across racial lines, line up for the city’s best two days since the Battle of New Orleans in 1815.

While we celebrate the team’s victory this evening at the parade, the city and the region will also be celebrating how far we have come as a community. The Saints are a large part of the fabric of the community here and have helped to bring everyone together in the toughest of times. Following the Super Bowl and the mayoral election, there is a unity of spirit and purpose unlike any time in our history. And it’s on display for the world to see.

Not a bad thing for a Team and a City that has suffered hard times…..

February 10, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Sports | , , , , , | 2 Comments