Fox’s monopoly on conservative cable news may soon come to an end.
A Bloomberg Businessweek profile published Thursday revealed Newsmax.com founder and CEO Christopher Ruddy’s plans to expand beyond his highly-trafficked website and influential magazine into television with a 24-hour cable news channel called NewsmaxTV — described as a “kinder, gentler Fox” — launching as early as June.
“Our goal is to be a little more boomer-oriented, more information-based rather than being vituperative and polarizing,” Ruddy told the magazine.
Newsmax.com already broadcasts NewsmaxTV segments online for three hours a day, featuring interviews conducted by conservative radio host Steve Malzberg. But Ruddy sees an opening in the cable news market for a conservative audience that feels Fox has turned too far to the right.
…sometimes, you just gotta’ flow with it, my friends…
Opener in Vancouver means New York Red Bulls may be without Thierry Henry, Jámison Olave Leave a comment
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Another season’s here, a handful of teams still play on carpet, but the quality of multiple surfaces still forces visiting coaches to decide if subjecting players to the fake stuff is worth it. Whether that caution is warranted or not, some players even get held out from trips to Portland – thought to be the best rug in the league. CenturyLink’s field draws more mixed reviews, while trips to New England, Vancouver (and the occasional forays to Olympic Stadium and Rogers Center) leave balky hamstrings and aching knees in street clothes.
That’s the issue New York Red Bulls’ head coach Mike Petke is facing on Saturday. The defending Supporters’ Shield winners will open the season on BC Place’s LigaTurf – a surface that would win the league’s honor for “most pool table-esque” (if such an award existed). The field, which was scrutinized after Whitecaps’ captain Jay DeMerit blew out his Achilles last season, is the only one of its kind in the league. Unfortunately, what it offers in consistency for rolls and bounces gets offset but its old school, AstroTurf-like charm. If the injuries don’t get you, the recovery times will.
As far as Petke’s concerned, that means Thierry Henry is unlikely to play. The Red Bulls star has only ventured onto Portland’s fake stuff, and he’s unlikely to make an exception on Saturday. With veteran defender Jámison Olave’s injury history also putting him in the “best be cautious” category, New York is set to lose two of its three best players to a more insidious type of turf monster.
Even though, as a liberal, I should support incumbent AR Sen. Mark Pryor, attacking someone who’s served their country in Iraq & Afghanistan for a “sense of entitlement” is definitely not something I care for…
Congressman Tom Cotton is talking to the cows.
“What’s up, guys?” he asks under his breath as he opens the gate on his parents’ 200 acre farm in Yell County, a feed bag under his arm.
Cotton grew up here, in western Arkansas, helping his mother and father breed calves that are eventually sold to big cattle ranchers in Texas and beyond. He’s stopped by this Sunday morning before heading to church—a rare respite from a campaign schedule that’s already intense, even though the election is still eight months away. As a kid, he was responsible for mowing the lawn and helping his father, Len, drive the cows around the farm, a job that typically takes three people.
“Naturally, the cattle would move kind of in the direction away from where you wanted to go, and he would race over to the side in the truck, and then he’d yell at me and ask, ‘why are you moving so slow?’ I’m nine, and I don’t have a truck!” he says, laughing.
Cotton is tall and thin and comes across as focused and intense. He’s just 36-years-old, and if he wins, he’d easily be the youngest senator. From the farm, he went on to Harvard and then to Harvard Law School, eventually joining the Army and becoming an infantry officer. He served two tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and helped watch over the fallen as a member of the Old Guard at Arlington National Cemetery. He came home and ran for Congress, winning his House seat in 2012, taking office in January 2013 and announcing his Senate campaign just 7 months later.
“Some people say I’m a young man in a hurry. Guess what? They’re right. We’ve got urgent problems and I am in a hurry to solve them,” Cotton said when he announced his Senate bid.
The quick rise has won him an attack ad from Pryor, who says that Cotton has “blind ambition” and a sense of entitlement that will turn voters off, even considering his military background.
“There’s a lot of people in the Senate that didn’t serve in the military,” Pryor told NBC News. “Obviously in the Senate we have all types of different people, all kinds of different folks that have come from all types of different backgrounds—and I think that’s part of that sense of entitlement that he gives off is that, almost like, I served my country, let me into the Senate. But that’s not how it works in Arkansas.”(NBC News)
So let me get this straight, Sen. Pryor? Your claim to the Senate seat stems from the fact that your daddy, former Sen. David Pryor, once served in the Senate…what, does that mean the seats are hereditary now?
You know, I may not care one whit for Pryor’s opponent, GOP Representative Tom Cotton, but attacking him for wanting to serve the people of his state in the Senate – even though I disagree with practically everything Cotton supports – almost makes me want to throw my support behind Cotton just on principle alone.
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As I read about the seven profiles in cowardice today in the Senate, I can’t help but think that we’ve slipped a long way in ensuring that even the worst among us is entitled to the best possible legal representation possible….but I guess when the victim’s a dead cop, the Constitution doesn’t apply, huh?
For what it’s worth, give Hull City’s owners credit for being stand-up guys on this one….unlike the genius over at Cardiff City, these cats have at least presented honest, forthright reasons for their proposed changes and they should be given the opportunity to see them through.
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Noting the $40 million his family spent to save the club from relegation and the $83 million spent to get the club into the Premier League, Allam claims that “[f]or the club to become sustainable we need further investment in the form of increased sponsorships and partnerships.”
The majority of such deals, Allam notes, are from emerging markets such as North America, Asia and the Far East, locations that he believes have “a natural affinity to the Tigers.” Citing a need to stand out from the other five Premier League clubs with “City” in their name, Allam says Hull needs to do something to stand out from their competitors.