Roll Call reporter angry over ‘sleazy’ characterization by ‘House of Cards’ actress

http://twitter.com/#!/RollCallAbby/status/436387386336219136

“House of Cards” actress Robin Wright accused D.C. reporters of sleeping with members of Congress in exchange for scoops.

“D.C. is more corrupt than Hollywood — it really is — it’s more sleazy than Hollywood … how much infidelity goes on,” she told Capitol File. Her source? A “senior person in the Obama administration.”

Roll Call reporter Abby Livingston said on Twitter that the allegation is “generally untrue.”

We don’t know anything about D.C. reporters’ sex lives, but if even half of what we have heard about Hollywood is true, Livingston has to be right. We hope.

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9 Stars Talk About Their Sleazy Casting Couch Experiences

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/02/20/roll-call-reporter-angry-over-sleazy-characterization-by-house-of-cards-actress/

The 2013 Twitchys: Top 20 deleted tweets of the year

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When politicians, journalists, and celebrities write ill-considered tweets, they often reach for the “delete” button as quickly as they can, hoping to erase the evidence of their foolishness before anyone notices. Unfortunately for them — but fortunately for you! — that trick hardly ever works. Thus, we present the twenty best deleted tweet events of 2013!

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20. In the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal, actress Kirstie Alley said that white people like to murder black people. Or something.

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“We”? Was Kirstie admitting to some sort of crime? Of course not, but those are the kinds of mistakes one can make when in a hurry to jump aboard a bandwagon.

19. Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx recently called “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson a racist, homophobic “a-hole.” We pointed out the time the Mötley Crüe bassist used the N-word. Oh, and the time he hurled an anti-gay slur. We’re generous like that.  After we published our post, sneaky Sixx quietly deleted his tweets.

http://twitter.com/#!/NikkiSixx/status/413924928258191360
http://twitter.com/#!/NikkiSixx/status/413925720398651392

And the award goes to …

http://twitter.com/#!/NikkiSixx/status/413930001549905920

Now Sixx is singing a new tune.

18. CBS News’ White House correspondent Major Garrett is not f-ing kidding about your shirty business. In a rare hat trick of deleted tweet, funny typo, and accidental tweeting of DM, Garrett showed Twitter he’s not to be messed with!

http://twitter.com/#!/MajorCBS/status/301006957173673984

17. Whenever there’s an attack on American soil, if there’s any question about the intentions of the attacker, you can be assured that lefties will scramble all over themselves to blame conservatives, and if you’re lucky, the Tea Party. But usually it’s not a U.S. Forest Service PR rep!

http://twitter.com/#!/ForestInsider/status/323927693114609665

You would think that the “Director of Public Affairs for the Southern Region of the U.S. Forest Service” might be more careful about her relations with the public. But you would be wrong.

16. Graeme Zielinski, communications director for the Wisconsin Democratic Party, has a history of making sensational claims about Gov. Scott Walker. (Correction: He is the former communications director for the Wisconsin Democratic Party.) Last year, he suggested that Walker defended criminals who commit “boy rape.” This year, he took it a step further, making a comparison between the Republican Governor and serial killer/cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer:

http://twitter.com/#!/gjzielinski/status/307527092168433664

It was a tough call, but the honor goes to this one:

http://twitter.com/#!/gjzielinski/status/307529620037713920

15. Like a lot of liberals, the Democratic mayor of New Jersey’s fourth-largest city believes that the problems with HealthCare.gov were caused by Republican shenanigans:

http://twitter.com/#!/MayorBollwage/status/391691820113358849

By the way, what the heck is “robot calling”?

14. Fox News anchor Shepard Smith’s people “confirmed” that shots were fired outside the White House when the real story was that some idiot was throwing firecrackers.

http://twitter.com/#!/ComradeArthur/status/379740878912229376

13. “Real journalists” really wanted the story of the Sandy Hook father who was “heckled” by gun rights supporters to be true, even though it definitely was not. Even some lefty outlets like Slate admitted they blew the story. CNN’s Anderson Cooper must have gotten the memo just before he deleted this tweet:

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12. Van Jones wants you to know that Fox News is “PATHETIC.” Unfortunately for him, the Photoshop that “proved” his point was a fake.

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11. A former Afghanistan Ambassador falsely accused U.S. soldiers of killing the last lion in Kunar province. Problem is, there are no lions in the wild in Afghanistan, and the photo is fake.

http://twitter.com/#!/AmbassadorJawad/status/415815989725765632

lion-killed

10. Agence France-Presse’s Emal Haidary definitely wasn’t the only one who tweeted out a bogus story about Sarah Palin arriving in South Korea for Nelson Mandela’s funeral, but he may have been the only professional journalist to do so.

She is more confused than I, lools,
Sarah Palin Arrives in South Korea for Mandela Memorial
dailycurrant.com/2013/12/10/sar…— Emal Haidary (@menh0) December 11, 2013

9. CNN’s Christiane Amanpour wished human rights abuser Robert Mugabe a happy birthday:

http://twitter.com/#!/camanpour/status/304707026586570752

How sweet! After deleting her celebratory tweet, and replacing with a more benign recognition of the milestone, she tried to act as if she had been ironically tweeting. Then why delete it, Alanis Morissette?

8. When “Fast and Furious” movie star Paul Walker died last month, Jezebel editor Erin Ryan took the occasion to show everyone just how classy she can be:

http://twitter.com/#!/morninggloria/status/406984650503245824

After doubling down on her hatred and blaming conservatives, she deleted the tweet. But not before we took notice.

7. Given the trash that flows freely out of Sarah Silverman’s gutter mind without apology, it took a lot for her to top herself and tweet something so awful that she was forced to delete it. Oh, here it is:

http://twitter.com/#!/SarahKSilverman/status/350027506272829440

Actually, Gov. Perry had found the word offensive and painted over the epithet. After deleting the three separate times she deceptively insulted Perry, Silverman tried to explain it away by saying the tweets were too negative. That hasn’t stopped her before.

After her pitiful walkback, she was spanked for losing her ongoing fight for laughs.

6. Pastor and televangelist Joel Osteen usually tweets benign inspirational Christian messages, which made this deleted tweet the “best unintentionally awesome tweet ever”:

http://twitter.com/#!/DRichInTheHouse/status/396068749280673792

Either Osteen was radically changing his stance on lust, or he didn’t quite see all the possible hilarious interpretations of his well-meaning message. Since he deleted it, we imagine it was the latter.

5. What’s a list of worst tweeters without the man, the myth, the toupee, the one and only (thank God) Donald Trump? In one little tweet, the Donald embarrassed organizers who invited him to speak at CPAC when he ridiculously announced that Ashley Judd was “going to be a great candidate” for U.S. Senate:

http://twitter.com/#!/realDonaldTrump/status/311471076972580864

He deleted the tweet, and covered by trying to blame Karl Rove. Judd decided not to run, but unfortunately The Donald continues to tweet.

4. We’re not sure what we did to have Britain dump their useless political commentators on our shores, but it sure isn’t helping international relations to have Piers Morgan make bogus claims to satisfy his gun-grabbing gluttony:

http://twitter.com/#!/piersmorgan/status/379744807167340544

Musket is picking up a sweet 2013 Twitchy award for this one:

http://twitter.com/#!/piersmorgan/status/379749140734828545

Morgan was just salivating at the chance to to blame the AR-15 for the Washington Navy Yard shooting, but he had to delete his tweets after he learned that the accused shooter didn’t use an AR-15. Oddly, this tweet is still live:

http://twitter.com/#!/piersmorgan/status/379718609792430080

3. Remember when Rolling Stone magazine insulted everyone by featuring a rock ‘n roll cover of Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tzarnaev? Its senior editor thought he’d defuse the situation by making an obscene joke to make light of the furor. Didn’t work:

http://twitter.com/#!/jpodhoretz/status/357657438889062400

He deleted the tweet and apologized for the joke, but not for the offensive cover that imagined Tzarnaev as a rock star.

2. Coming in at number two of the top deleted tweets of 2013 is the ridiculously obscene insult blithely tweeted by a foul-mouthed staffer at The Onion against the 9-year-old actress Quvenzhané Wallis:

http://twitter.com/#!/TheOnion/status/305900584278556672

Wow. You like to be edgy, Onion, but you pirouetted right over the edge on that one, and Twitter was not amused!

1. And now, the number one deleted tweet of 2013 honor goes to … Geraldo “Capone Vault” Rivera! Long before Barack Obama made the selfie devoid of all coolness, Geraldo sent a selfie via Tweet that “launched a thousand breakfasts”:

http://twitter.com/#!/Bourdain/status/358957639469776896

With just one press of the send button, Geraldo made an entire internet turn in revulsion, and forever lose its innocence. Truly, we will never be the same thanks to the terrible tweeting of that stomach-turning selfie on that day that will live in tweetfamy.

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If your favorite deleted tweet didn’t score a Twitchy award, stay tuned. More awards are on the way.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/12/27/the-2013-twitchys-top-20-deleted-tweets-of-the-year/

‘EPIC!’ Candace Cameron Bure, Danica McKellar ‘torture’ Jason Hervey [pic]

http://twitter.com/#!/danicamckellar/status/443852741627355136

Oh my. D.J. Tanner vs. Winnie Cooper! Twitchy favorite Candace Cameron Bure, who played DJ Tanner on “Full House,” is on the cast of the new season of “Dancing with the Stars.” And so is Danica McKellar, who played the much-loved Winnie Cooper on “The Wonder Years.”

http://twitter.com/#!/kenziekate2/status/443977294865264640

We are excited too! “The Wonder Years” actor Jason Hervey is excited as well … yet tortured. Why?

http://twitter.com/#!/JasonHervey/status/443931694244966400

Well, the ladies have a fix to end the torture, Jason.

http://twitter.com/#!/danicamckellar/status/443933450538872833

Nice!

This Twitter user is trying to figure out who will win:

http://twitter.com/#!/S0DAP0PS/status/443966776817094656

You’d win the prize for remembering weird sitcom factoids, sir!

One thing is clear: ABC is the big winner here. A DJ Tanner vs. Winnie Cooper face-off is drawing in potential viewers.

http://twitter.com/#!/LoKoSparkles/status/443901609442312192
http://twitter.com/#!/jaymarsh30/status/443903447013007360
http://twitter.com/#!/TheReal_BigJohn/status/443965933460021248

Indeed.

But what about Jason Hervey’s brother on “The Wonder Years”? What is Fred Savage thinking?

http://twitter.com/#!/EmmyJJ/status/443974656198852608

Ha!

Related:

‘Get ready for fabulous!’ Candace Cameron Bure to take the stage on DWTS [pics, video]

Twitchy coverage of Candace Cameron Bure

Twitchy coverage of Danica McKellar

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/13/epic-dj-tanner-vs-winnie-cooper-candace-cameron-bure-danica-mckellar-torture-jason-hervey-pic/

‘Ugh’: Andy Levy unhappy with Chris Martin/ Jennifer Lawrence coupling

http://twitter.com/#!/JKay00/status/500379540230008832

The entertainment world was shaken when Coldplay singer Chris Martin and actress Gwyneth Paltrow mutually decided to “consciously uncouple.” News that Martin is now dating actress Jennifer Lawrence has “Red Eye” ombudsman Andy Levy saying “ugh.”

http://twitter.com/#!/andylevy/status/500379909471367169
http://twitter.com/#!/btarvin/status/500379946804846592
http://twitter.com/#!/Ugarles/status/500380230851493888
http://twitter.com/#!/DanFosterType/status/500380936127922176
http://twitter.com/#!/raindogtweets/status/500385107296149505
http://twitter.com/#!/LarryCarroll/status/500384452187791360

Let’s all keep cool heads and monitor the situation.

http://twitter.com/#!/SamValley/status/500386896451997696

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/08/15/ugh-if-true-andy-levy-unhappy-with-chris-martinjennifer-lawrence-conscious-coupling/

NY Post: Comedy writers don’t make fun of Obama because he’s ‘unmockable’

http://twitter.com/#!/CamelbackPaul/status/503598192701632513

Editor’s note: This post has been updated to correct the wrong premise of the post. The original title of ‘This is a joke, right?’ New York Post: Comedy writers don’t make fun of Obama because he is ‘completely unmockable’ has been changed to the current title which more accurately reflects the NY Post article.

The author’s intent was erroneously mischaracterized. We regret the error and apologize to Mr. Smith. We are also including his tweets here:

http://twitter.com/#!/rkylesmith/status/503612956865994752

Mr. Smith’s article, which actually takes the entertainment industry to task for shielding Obama, can (and should) be read here.

The original post follows below as Twitchy has a policy of transparency and does not unpublish posts.

Here is the New York Post’s rationale as to why many comedy writers avoid making fun of President Obama:

http://twitter.com/#!/RandallHoven/status/503596878491947008
http://twitter.com/#!/The_Real_Joey_B/status/503597844306341889

Unfortunately, no.

http://twitter.com/#!/kevinpost/status/503599720313266176
http://twitter.com/#!/MitchC182/status/503595888301047808

Apparently not.

http://twitter.com/#!/Lubyanka13/status/503601245383180288

Then again.

http://twitter.com/#!/amcap76/status/503596845596409857

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/08/24/new-york-post-slams-comedy-writers-for-not-making-fun-of-unmockable-obama/

Trump Entertainment files for bankruptcy

http://twitter.com/#!/ReformedBroker/status/509307558558183424

Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc., a company founded by Donald Trump, will file for bankruptcy this week.

Via the Press of Atlantic City:

The company oversees the Trump Plaza, which will close on Sept. 16, and the Trump Taj Mahal, which has been the subject of bankruptcy rumors for weeks.

Donald Trump has a 10 percent interest in the company and has asked that it remove his name from the casinos.

We are sad for the casino employees who will lose their jobs. As for Trump, he will presumably have more time now for politics, including birther conspiracies and accusing former President George W. Bush of murder.

Fortunately for him, he’s still filthy rich (thanks in part to the large inheritance he received from his wealthy dad).

Just remember: It’s not your fault you’re not as smart as he is.

Related:

Twitchy’s coverage of Donald Trump

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/09/trump-entertainment-files-for-bankruptcy/

Olivia Wilde: Billions Facebook spent could have solved global problems

http://twitter.com/#!/oliviawilde/status/438067090189058048

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Actress and model Olivia Wilde thinks the $19 billion Facebook recently spent to acquire WhatsApp could have been used instead to help people around the world, and many agreed with her:

http://twitter.com/#!/mwoerdehoff/status/438067611189149696
http://twitter.com/#!/zhosefik/status/438068440612339712
http://twitter.com/#!/LarrySteelguy4/status/438069465914552320
http://twitter.com/#!/BrianDote/status/438072987531481088

A lot of people are great at thinking of ways to solve all the world’s ills with somebody else’s money.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Wilde is worth about $8 million. That would buy quite a bit of clean water and sanitation too.

http://twitter.com/#!/dudethatsgreene/status/438076163974373376

A closing pinch of irony:

http://twitter.com/#!/richatkinson_/status/438076305461243904

Heh.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/02/24/olivia-wilde-billions-facebook-spent-could-have-instead-solved-global-problems-irony-spotted/

Harry Connick Jr. weighs in on Clay Aiken’s run for Congress, Seacrest’s career

http://twitter.com/#!/MissyAnn23/status/439148061370372098

“American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken made it official on Thursday: He’s running for Congress in North Carolina. Bloggers are truly blessed.

Popular “American Idol” judge Harry Connick Jr. marked Aiken’s forthcoming humiliation with this tweet:

http://twitter.com/#!/L_Macdee/status/439142698843648001

Does Harry take requests?

http://twitter.com/#!/heatherleigh73/status/439148196569567232

And an exit musing from last night:

http://twitter.com/#!/HarryConnickJR/status/438922047234637824

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/02/27/harry-connick-jr-weighs-in-on-clay-aikens-run-for-congress-ponders-ryan-seacrests-career/