Pop Quiz! Are You Smarter Than A Bush Administration Spokespretty?

Remember Bush Administration spokespretty Dana Perino and that tough time she had remembering just what the Cuban missile crisis was? Well the other day she had another little missile crisis on Fox News Sunday, which is to say, she explained, she doesn't really know what a missile is sorta, because, um, totes,… » 3/20/08 4:00pm 3/20/08 4:00pm

Should "News" Outlets Leave Britney Alone?

Over on Portƒolio.com, Jeff Bercovici writes about Asra Nomani, a former Wall Street Journal reporter and People contributor who thinks that responsible news organizations must lay off Britney Spears because she is mentally ill. "By exploiting Spears' moment of vulnerability, media companies have crossed the line of… » 2/19/08 12:00pm 2/19/08 12:00pm

We're All Guilty Of Fueling The "Britney Economy"

It started with a song, "...Baby One More Time." In the last ten years, Britney Spears has gone from a shooting star to a fallen one. And while her rise to fame made the pop singer lots of money, the cash right now is in covering the fast-moving trainwreck-esque soap opera her personal life as become. The facts and… » 1/29/08 1:00pm 1/29/08 1:00pm