Posts from May 3, 2004

Worldwide domination

Worldwide domination
: Heiko Hebig, leading German blogger, joins the Loic Le Meur’s European team for Movable Type/Typepad.

Conservatives cut in line, liberals wait in line

Conservatives cut in line, liberals wait in line
: Wonkette Ana Marie Cox continues her sociological and sexual-scatological study of the White House correspondents dinner. From the Bloomberg after-party:

Line is not quite around the block. Jeff Bezos is behind us. Franken about five places behind us, swaying just slightly. Much discussion on whether or not IDs are being checked and whether or not everyone is being forced to stand in line or just those of us who may be famous-for-DC but who are not legitimately famous. Question answered:

The Daily Stern

The Daily Stern

: Just got to the op-ed page in the NY Times and found a defense of the First Amendment and, thus, Howard Stern:

It is Mr. Stern’s offensiveness that makes his cause so important. The F.C.C. is using his unpopularity as cover for a whole new approach that throws out decades of free-speech law. The talk right now is over the colorful battles between Mr. Stern and Michael Powell, the head of the F.C.C. But when the headlines fade, the censorious new regime will apply to everyone. The danger it poses to the culture is real….

This new legal landscape will stifle important artistic expression, since broadcasters will be afraid of wandering too close to an essentially undefined line. It also raises a real danger that indecency will be used to stifle political dissent….

Aren’t there labor laws about this?

Aren’t there labor laws about this?
: Choire Sicha assigns the Gawker intern to watch Tina Brown’s show.

More Stern, more shameless self-linking

More Stern, more shameless self-linking
: I came in on the very end of Howard Stern’s mention of the Nation story today. He said he saw himself on the cover and thought it was like being on the cover of Steppin’ Out (a reference Stern fans will get that otherwise is not worth explaining). I think that’s about all he said. But if you’re listening from another time zone, lemme know if there was anything more.