The Chicago Tribune has been looking for a buyer for the past few years. Looks like BuzzFeed didn’t have the cash to buy it outright, but it did rent the front page for about 16 minutes.
Screengrab via @ejacqui

The Chicago Tribune has been looking for a buyer for the past few years. Looks like BuzzFeed didn’t have the cash to buy it outright, but it did rent the front page for about 16 minutes.

Screengrab via @ejacqui

motherjones:

EXCLUSIVE: Inside Groundswell, the right-wing group where activists & journalists coordinate messaging 

Favorite part:

 ”We are failing the propaganda battle with minorities. Terms like, ‘GOP,’ ‘Tea Party,’ ‘Conservative’ communicate ‘racism.’” The Groundswellers proposed an alternative: “Fredrick Douglas Republican,” a phrase, the memo noted, that “changes minds.” (His name is actually spelled “Frederick Douglass.”)

Maybe the appeal to minorities was a feint, and they were trying to convince people who hate spelling.

motherjones:

EXCLUSIVE: Inside Groundswell, the right-wing group where activists & journalists coordinate messaging 

Favorite part:

 ”We are failing the propaganda battle with minorities. Terms like, ‘GOP,’ ‘Tea Party,’ ‘Conservative’ communicate ‘racism.’” The Groundswellers proposed an alternative: “Fredrick Douglas Republican,” a phrase, the memo noted, that “changes minds.” (His name is actually spelled “Frederick Douglass.”)

Maybe the appeal to minorities was a feint, and they were trying to convince people who hate spelling.

Six to ten, I suppose.

Anthony Weiner, on how many women he sexted to/with.

Playing “I’m thinking of a number one through ten” with Weiner must be infuriating.

You thought your Facebook feed was bad.

barticles:

- Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito clarifies the value of the board game Clue in contemporary jurisprudence.
(From the dissent in Descamps v. United States)

Okay, okay, but Sorry! still provides accurate legal guidance, right?

barticles:

- Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito clarifies the value of the board game Clue in contemporary jurisprudence.

(From the dissent in Descamps v. United States)

Okay, okay, but Sorry! still provides accurate legal guidance, right?

Things could be going better for your PR department when it has to issue a statement like this:

We want to assure our fans that HGTV is proud of the American flag and everything it symbolizes for our people.

Oh lord, how could HGTV possibly offend flag-lovers? Did they suggest that an actual flag be used as a tablecloth for a festive July 4th table-scape? Were they REALLY excited about nylon flags because “spills can be easily wiped off and the flag can later be hung with pride on a flag pole”?

Uh, yes. That is exactly what happened, and people are angry. How can patriots explain that splotch of mayo next to the fifty stars? “Uh, DC got statehood!” “That’s Puerto Rico!” “It’s just a freedom stain!”

In the future, HGTV, please remember that American flags are appropriately used as 1) scarfs, 2) capes, 3) ponchos, but never, ever, as tablecloths.

Photos via HGTV and Mark Wilson/Getty Images News, Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Group, and Jame McCarthy/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

This comedy is about a group of amoral, irresponsible — funny, yes — but selfish, self-centered people who think that having masturbation contests is great entertainment.

E.W. Jackson, the GOP candidate for lieutenant governor of Virginia, on Seinfeld.

The first and last time this will be said: Virginia, please keep this man around just so we can hear him complain about the next season of Girls.

Amount of the $20 million data-mining budget that went toward a salary for someone who knows how to make PowerPoint slides: ZERO dollars.

Amount of the $20 million data-mining budget that went toward a salary for someone who knows how to make PowerPoint slides: ZERO dollars.

You know, I have been thinking, now that I have some more time on my hands, I am going to be pitching Andy [Cohen] a new show for Bravo, to fill that gap that is so apparent to some of us. All you really need is a small but passionate audience to be successful. We could call it ‘Project Pantsuit.’ We have all kinds of ideas.

Hillary Clinton, at the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s annual awards show.

Relax, Hillary. You don’t need to make a television show to win the Bravo audience vote.

Still mad about President Obama’s re-election? For only $15.35, you can buy your way into an alternate sci-fi universe where Spock has a beard Mitt Romney is president.
Read all about it in “Romney Readiness Project: Retrospective & Lessons Learned,” a 139-page report in which Willard’s transition team describes their plans for the Romney Administration. Spoiler alert: the Romney Administration would be a lot like listening to a management consultant give a PowerPoint presentation on brand synergy in a hot and crowded conference room. For four to eight years.
Highlights of the report include the statement “the White House staff is similar to a holding company,” the promise of “flow charts” for all departments to achieve “unity,” and plans for corporate management-consulting seminars.
Nothing on handshakefulness, though. Maybe that’s where the campaign went wrong. 
Photo by Jewel Samad/Getty Images News/Getty Images

Still mad about President Obama’s re-election? For only $15.35, you can buy your way into an alternate sci-fi universe where Spock has a beard Mitt Romney is president.

Read all about it in “Romney Readiness Project: Retrospective & Lessons Learned,” a 139-page report in which Willard’s transition team describes their plans for the Romney Administration. Spoiler alert: the Romney Administration would be a lot like listening to a management consultant give a PowerPoint presentation on brand synergy in a hot and crowded conference room. For four to eight years.

Highlights of the report include the statement “the White House staff is similar to a holding company,” the promise of “flow charts” for all departments to achieve “unity,” and plans for corporate management-consulting seminars.

Nothing on handshakefulness, though. Maybe that’s where the campaign went wrong. 

Photo by Jewel Samad/Getty Images News/Getty Images