So, as we're sure all of you know all too well, The Radio and Television Correspondents' Association Dinner is almost upon us. This is an event which was probably best described by Ana Marie Cox two years ago…
It's a lot like the White House correspondents' dinner, but with fewer fake famous people and worse entertainment. But the wine is free and if you, like me, get a kick out seeing moderately well-known wonks attempt to have "fun" (imagine four hours of trying to teach your dad to dance or somesuch), it can be diverting.
It's also the event responsible for burning the image of MC Rove into our collective consciousness.
Anyway — for reasons that make complete sense to us — we're celebrating this diverting event with the following exciting features…
* A blog series highlighting the burgeoning love story between MSM personalities and the scruffy bloggers who follow their every movement.
* The Internet premiere of a brand new video from JibJab that will be featured at this years Radio & TV dinner ceremony.
* Lots of other appreciative correspondent-related material which can technically, according to our lawyers, be referred to as "exciting features."
So, make sure you check back at least once every three minutes until we tell you otherwise.
Tags: Ana Marie Cox, Chris Matthews, Karl Rove, MSNBC
Sometimes you tune in to The Daily Show because you're interested to see what kind of comedic insight the slightly-nerdy and generally-amicable Jon Stewart has to offer for the day's headlines.
And other times, you just want blood.
Here's a collection of some of Jon's most ruthless, gloves-off moments from The Daily Show…
Tags: Bill Bennett, Chris Matthews, Jim Cramer, Jon Stewart, Lou Dobbs, The Daily Show, William Kristol
* NBC cancels Ann Coulter, ushers in period of unambiguous liberal pandering.
* What do you think "Saddlebacking" really means?
* Did JFK sleep with the fishes?
* Who's a funnier Senator: Roland Burris or Al Franken?
* Fickle New Yorkers want more out of senator than pretty genes.
* Chris Matthews' brother denies Chris Matthews will run for Senate, fueling speculation that Chris Matthews will run for Senate.
Tags: Al Franken, Ann Coulter, Caroline Kennedy, Chris Matthews, John Kennedy, MSNBC, NBC, Pork Barrel, Roland Burris, Senate, Today Show
Chris Matthews is supposedly considering stepping down as host of MSDNC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews" (they might want to consider changing the name) in preparation for a possible attempt to steal Republican Arlen Specter's Pennsylvania senate seat…
As speculation surrounding his potential candidacy heats up, Matthews has also been asking advisers whether to step down from his MSNBC post well before his contract expires in June. At one recent meeting, he was advised that if he truly intends to run, he should resign from the network as soon as possible…
If Matthews is serious about running, some within the network hope he commits to the Pennsylvania Senate race sooner rather than later. Otherwise, his nightly presence on "Hardball" provides easy fodder to critics fueling the narrative that MSNBC is in the tank for the Democratic party.
If Matthews does step down, this could provide MSNBC with the opportunity to start hiring some less liberal-fundamentalist personalities who aren't quite so obviously cheerleading for the Democratic Party. And I don't think they'd really have a hard time finding some.
For example, I hear Howard Dean will be looking for work soon.
Tags: Arlen Specter, Chris Matthews, MSNBC, Pennsylvania, Senate