Alex Marlow

Alexander Marlow

CNBC Debate: Newt's Big Night

Mitt Romney continues to display competence and confidence, but his rhetoric doesn’t soar and the base is inherently skeptical of his record, so he hasn’t quite put this thing away. Last time I wrote about these debates, I said the

Movies to Watch This Halloween

It’s Halloween, and that means it’s time to trick-or-treat or attend costume parties or seek out a local haunted house. But for me, it’s hard to find a better haunted house than my plasma TV. I was a bit of

#OccupyOakland Sent Eviction Notice by City Hall; Protesters Defiant

Hours after Big Journalism reported on a death threat made against an ABC reporter covering the Occupy Oakland protest and following a week’s worth of videos at Breitbart.TV chronicling the demonstration’s descent into lawless disorder, City Hall has said that

Debate Reaction: Why Does the GOP Do This?

In the world of Twitter, YouTube, and the 24/7 news cycle, these debates bear a much closer resemblance to a baseball season than to prize fights. In other words, consistency is key and you can’t win it all in one

'Friends with Benefits': Partial Victory for Conservative Values

In many ways “Friends with Benefits” is akin to a reboot of “No Strings Attached,” which came out just a few months ago, and that’s good news for conservative moviegoers. Like “No Stings,” “FWB,” which stars the magnetic Mila Kunis

Coulter Rules 'Real Time'; Why Doesn't She Have Her Own Show?

Anyone who caught “Real Time” this past weekend got to enjoy some great television. Much like the boss (and much unlike your average buttoned-up conservative), Ann Coulter thrives in a political environment where there’s an emphasis on entertainment, humor, and

Trailer Talk: Is 'Iron Lady' a Hit Job on Conservative Women?

Below is the recently released teaser-trailer for the Margaret Thatcher biopic, “The Iron Lady.” The Weinstein Co’s film comes out in January 2012 and has Oscar-bait written all over it. We don’t see Meryl Streep (as Thatcher) for over half

Letterman Jokes About Bachmann's 'Ass'

Latest strategy: x-ray Bachmann’s ass to prove it’s real. Comedians are free to joke about what they want, but does anyone else find it creepy that David Letterman, of all people, is making sexual jokes about a sitting congresswoman? After

World Prefers 'Captain America' to 'First Avenger'

Many on the left would have you believe that the world hates America, but I humbly disagree. An alternative school of thought–one to which I subscribe–is that the world’s left hates America. That’s a lot of people, to be sure,

New New York Times Boss, Same as the Old New York Times Boss

Weinergate and Sarah Palin have dominated this space the last couple of days, but another story with major media implications is that Jill Abramson will replace Bill Keller as the New York Times executive editor beginning September 6th. The headlines

Today's Weinergate Talking Point: It's All About the Sex!

Jerry Springer on “Piers Morgan” last night and Lawrence O’Donnell on his own show offer up what may well be the next Weinergate talking point: It’s all about the sex! These gentlemen both raise the question: what if he is

Howard Kurtz: Weinergate 'Appears to Be Faked'

**UPDATE: I missed this earlier, but in another tweet, Kurtz offered the Clinton sex scandal–the one Kurtz’s Newsweek attempted to kill–as an example of unbiased media coverage of a Democrat sex scandal! The hubris is breathtaking. Kurtz also suggests that

Richard Roeper Mischaracterizes Breitbart's Attack on Wisc. Union Thugs

UPDATE: To his credit, Mr. Roeper printed a gracious correction today. — 4/19/11 Famous film critic Richard Roeper tee’d off on Andrew Breitbart in his Sun-Times column today. Here’s the passage: Here’s ultraconservative activist Andrew Breitbart at a Tea Party

Richard Roeper Mischaracterizes Breitbart's Attack on Wisc. Union Thugs

UPDATE: To his credit, Mr. Roeper printed a gracious correction today. — 4/19/11 Famous film critic Richard Roeper tee’d off on Andrew Breitbart in his Sun-Times column today. Here’s the passage: Here’s ultraconservative activist Andrew Breitbart at a Tea Party

Illustrating America's Media War for the Establishment Press

As we’ve noted here at Big Journalism, faux-conservative blogger Conor Friedersdorf, now with the Atlantic, has made it his personal mission to police Andrew Breitbart and his websites. In Internet parlance, he’s known as a troll. Today he reviews the

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Righteous Indignation | Andrew Breitbart’s latest book “RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION is a manual and a call to action for awakened patriots who are too intelligent to believe the leftist media lies and distortions… Breitbart reminds us why we must fight for

Charlie Sheen Calls Sarah Palin 'Whore' in Live Show

File this one in the “losing” category. From James Hibberd at Entertainment Weekly: Charlie Sheen unleashed his Violent Torpedo of Truth Tour on the Motor City on Saturday night before a crowd that greeted the actor with an adoring standing

Layoffs Hit Renowned L.A. Music Magnet, Times Reporter Blames Republicans

About three miles south of Beverly Hills in the upper-middle class neighborhood of Beverlywood is Hamilton High School. An otherwise ordinary Los Angeles Unified School District-sponsored juvenile detention center, Hamilton is home to a couple of well regarded magnet programs,

Layoffs Hit Renowned L.A. Music Magnet, Times Reporter Blames Republicans

About three miles south of Beverly Hills in the upper-middle class neighborhood of Beverlywood is Hamilton High School. An otherwise ordinary Los Angeles Unified School District-sponsored juvenile detention center, Hamilton is home to a couple of well regarded magnet programs,