Alex Marlow

Alexander Marlow

Congressmen: Were Conservative Car Dealers Targeted for GM Closures?

Two Congressmen are asking the Treasury Department if it inappropriately scrutinized conservative-owned businesses the same way it targeted Tea Party groups filing for tax-exempt status. Republicans Mike Kelly (PA-03) and Jim Renacci (OH-16) circulated a letter Thursday requesting Treasury Secretary

Congressmen: Were Conservative Car Dealers Targeted for GM Closures?

Connecticut Courthouse Evacuated After Bomb Threat

At approximately 10:30am Monday morning, the State Superior Court in Stamford, Connecticut was evacuated because of a bomb threat, the Stamford Times reports. An anonymous man called the court, according to the Times, and claimed that a bomb would go

White House Scrubs First Daughters Ski Trip Report

A local news affiliate in Idaho reported that the First Daughters, Sasha and Malia Obama, are on a Spring Break ski trip in Sun Valley, Idaho. The story quickly spread across the Internet when picked up by the highly trafficked Drudge Report

White House Scrubs First Daughters Ski Trip Report

Ashley Judd, 'Tennessee Democrat'

If you want to have a little fun right now, here are your instructions: 1) Open this link to Wikipedia’s “Kentucky Democrats” page in a new tab. 2) In-page search for “Ashley Judd.” Note numbers of results. 3) Open this link to

Sex Abuse Scandal Cardinal Heads to Rome to Vote for Pope

Despite previously being forced to step down as Archbishop of Los Angeles for allegedly covering up sex abuse by Catholic priests, Cardinal Roger Mahony is headed to the Vatican to select the next pope. Mahony noted on his Twitter that

Sex Abuse Scandal Cardinal Heads to Rome to Vote for Pope

A Heavy Subject Matter: A Response to E-Du

Ezra, you write as though I’m calling for us to publicly shame fat people by marking them with a marinara-sauce “F,” a la Hester Prynne.  I never said anything of the sort.  I’m merely pointing out that in our health-conscious society, we’ve

Obesity Is Hilarious

Even though it’s on track to overtake smoking as the leading cause of preventable death in America (if it hasn’t already done so), Chris Christie thinks obesity is hilarious: I’ve focus-grouped four family members and friends and they are split on

Steve Capus Out as President of NBC News

Steve Capus first showed up on our radar when a misleading edit of a 911 call broadcast on MSNBC portrayed the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman as racially motivated. The buck has to stop somewhere, and Capus had been

Steve Capus Out as President of NBC News

Either Men Are Funnier Than Women, or Rolling Stone Is Sexist

Last week, Rolling Stone published their “50 Funniest People Now” list and featured only 12 women out of 52 comics.   I have a number of problems with the article, not limited to but including the fact that a) For a

Either Men Are Funnier Than Women, or Rolling Stone Is Sexist

Last week, Rolling Stone published their “50 Funniest People Now” list and featured only 12 women out of 52 comics.   I have a number of problems with the article, not limited to but including the fact that a) For a

Did You Know That David Frum Has Used a Cell Phone?

Yesterday, I hopped over to CNN/Newsweek/Daily Beast staffer David Frum’s twitter feed when I heard that he was spreading the lie that gun rights advocates had heckled the father of a Newtown massacre victim.  Of course, that claim was quickly debunked and several high

Did You Know That David Frum Has Used a Cell Phone?

BuzzFeed: Conservative New Media Lost the Election

For a website that was leading with the story “27 Everyday Things You Never Knew Had Names” at the time of this writing, BuzzFeed has a surprisingly tenuous grasp of irony.   Earlier Tuesday, editor-in-chief Ben Smith‘s top political reporter,

BuzzFeed: Conservative New Media Lost the Election

EXCLUSIVE — Israeli Brigadier General: Hamas Wants to Conquer Tel Aviv

Last week, Hamas began firing rockets into cities in Southern Israel, and today, in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Israeli Brigadier General Yossi Kuperwasser said “enough is enough.” Kuperwasser, Israel’s Director General of the Ministry for Strategic Affairs, confirmed

EXCLUSIVE — Israeli Brigadier General: Hamas Wants to Conquer Tel Aviv

Likely Voter Poll: Romney Ahead in Deep Blue Minnesota

We’ve been reporting for close to a week that Minnesota, the bluest of blue states, which has voted for the Democratic candidate in every election since 1976, is very much in play for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. Today, we

Likely Voter Poll: Romney Ahead in Deep Blue Minnesota

Ohio: Stevie Wonder Obama Rally Draws Less Than 200

Four and a half years ago at a primary campaign rally for Barack Obama, Stevie Wonder made headlines when he sang this major scale with Michelle Obama for a packed house at UCLA (watch until the end): Today, the “Superstition”

Ohio: Stevie Wonder Obama Rally Draws Less Than 200

Newsweek: GAI Report Reveals Obama's 'Illegal-Donor Loophole'

Fifteen years ago this January, Matt Drudge launched the New Media revolution when he scooped Newsweek Magazine and exposed the affair between then-President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky. The scandal itself and the cover-up that followed became the biggest news

Newsweek: GAI Report Reveals Obama's 'Illegal-Donor Loophole'

Team Obama Blames John Kerry for Debate Loss

The Obama campaign has been reeling since losing the first Presidential debate of this election cycle in front of 67 million viewers.  They’ve tried–and thus far failed–to craft a narrative to explain away the debacle in Denver.  Previously, we reported

Team Obama Blames John Kerry for Debate Loss

Reality Check: Timely and Dazzling New Musical

What is art if not a window into the time and place in which it was created? In the wake of yet another disappointing jobs report, it’s clear that the Great Recession lives, and thus will play a significant role

Reality Check: Timely and Dazzling New Musical

Entertainment Revolution: Celebs Launching Projects Online

With New Media, we are watching history play out before our eyes.  Every day, online outlets are breaking stories the establishment media won’t. Some of these sites (largely thought of as blogs) now have more traffic than mainstream media websites. 

Entertainment Revolution: Celebs Launching Projects Online

NBC: Zimmerman Audio Removed by 'Mistake, Not Deliberate'

In a statement to Reuters, Steve Capus, President of NBC’s news division, said that the decision to air the sliced-and-diced version of the George Zimmerman phone call to the police just before he shot Trayvon Martin was “a mistake and not

NBC: Zimmerman Audio Removed by 'Mistake, Not Deliberate'

Exclusive – Palin to Couric: 'Game On'

When news broke that Katie Couric will be filling in for Robin Roberts next week on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” the country yawned.  Or, at least we did, until we learned that NBC plans to pit “The Rogue Warrior” against

Exclusive – Palin to Couric: 'Game On'

Newspapers America's Fastest Shrinking Industry

No surprise here:  In recent weeks, LinkedIn, the networking website, and the Council of Economic Advisers have reported that the press is “America’s fastest-shrinking industry”, measured by jobs lost; the Newspaper Association of America has shown that advertising sales have halved since 2005 and

Newspapers America's Fastest Shrinking Industry

Newt's S.C. Secret Weapon: Taking the Fight to the Left

Less than a week after ABC released (and Drudge essentially spoiled) the story that we were told could “end [Newt Gingrich’s] career,” the former Speaker came from behind to win the South Carolina primary by a startling 13%. Not only

Debate Recap: Mainstream Media Got Served

Only the mainstream media could make Newt Gingrich sympathetic on a personal level. All you need to know about the CNN South Carolina debate happened in the first three minutes, when moderator John King began the night by questioning Newt