What the @$%?! Disney buying ‘Star Wars’ maker Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion from George Lucas

Disney buying ‘Star Wars’ maker Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion from George Lucas
By Associated Press, Updated: Tuesday, October 30, 4:37 PM

LOS ANGELES — Disney is paying $4.05 billion to buy Lucasfilm Ltd., the production company behind “Star Wars,” from its chairman and founder, George Lucas. It’s also making a seventh movie in the “Star Wars” series called “Episode 7,” set for release in 2015, with plans to follow it with Episodes 8 and 9 and then one new movie every two or three years.


How The Internet Will Transform Government

Although I think the application is a little broader: the Internet is already transforming everything. The first example Clay Shirky cites is that of a girl who took pictures of her school lunch every day, and then was told she had to take it down.

As he points out: why did the school think they could get away with it? Because for the entire history of humanity up until this point, they pretty much could.

Doesn’t make me optimistic about the possibility that the Internet will lead to world peace, however.

Why Gene Weingarten is an A–hat

Yellojkt got something of a shout out in Gene Weingarten’s column this week in which he discusses his interactions with the commenterati. Here’s the relevant paragraph:

“The comparatively erudite Yellojkt, a frequent disparager of mine, periodically writes lengthy, joyful disquisitions on my abject failings as a professional, such as the blog item I am looking at from 2008, which goes on for pages and includes multiple links and is titled “Why Gene Weingarten Is an A–hat.” (Abstract: Because I suck.)”

The full column can be found here.


Fox News Questions Media Matters Tax-Exempt Status

Like the poor, put-upon Pastor Manning (follow link at your own risk, dude is one Obama-hating trip; he’s like the Rev. Wright’s Evil Twin), Fox News thinks Media Matters should be investigated regarding their tax-exempt status.

[redaction–couldn’t embed Mediaite player, go watch it over there, I guess]

And . . . Media Matters tax-exempt status may face new scrutiny from Congress.

According to Rush Limbaugh, Tucker Carlson is actually Chatsworth T.Osborne, Jr.

And is Fox News working with Tucker Carlson on this vicious smear campaign?

If Tucker Carlson is pulling this all out of his ass and their t’ain’t nuthin’ to it, why hasn’t Media Matters corrected the story?

In the meantime, The Daily Caller has launched an all out assault on MM, with such pieces as these Interesting Nuggets from Media Matters 2010 Tax Records and this bit about Media Matters taking a donation to expand monitoring and fact checking (shouldn’t that be faith checking?) of religious broadcasts.

Happy Thursday, all!

Media Bias? I Report, You Decide

Byron York’s interesting comparison of Today Show interview of Suskind over his book critical of the Obama Administration versus their interview of him over his book critical of the Bush administration.


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