Friday, September 30, 2005

PunditReview.com

Thanks to LaShawn Barber, The Language Artist and Michael at Elegant Webscapes, we now have a smoking, all-new blog at PunditReview.com

We love the new site and highly recommend working with The Language Artist if you want to take your blog to the next level.

Check us out and if you like what you see, link to us at PunditReview.com

Thanks.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Instapundit

Pundit Review Radio welcomed the one and only Glenn Reynolds, aka Instapundit last evening. As you would expect, he was a great guest and provided his unique insight on a number of issues from the NY Times online strategy to Porkbusters to SCOTUS issues and the overall impact of blogs on the MSM. Enjoy.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Instapundit on Pundit Review Radio

Have you ever wanted to ask Instapundit a question? Here's your chance. Glenn Reynolds will be our guest this Sunday evening on Pundit Review Radio.

We will be talking to Glenn about the fast moving PorkBusters campaign that he and NZBear have been pushing. Can bloggers really influence Congress to cut the fat? We'll see. We will also cover a ton of other blog/new media/old media topics.

Glenn is the most influencial blogger out there and we are excited to have him on the show. Don't miss it.

When: Sunday night, 9pm est
Where: Streaming live at WRKO
Contact Info: Call us toll free at 877-469-4322

About Pundit Review Radio
Pundit Review Radio is where the old media meets the new. Each week Kevin & Gregg give voice to the work of the most influencial thought leaders in the new media/citizen journalist movement. This unique show brings the best of the blogs to your radio every Sunday evening at 9pm EST on AM680 WRKO, Boston's Talk Leader.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

New and improved show open

Pundit Review Radio's show intro has been tweaked (aka improved), by our awesome producers, Bernie & Tom. What an asset these guys have been to our show! Do you like it?

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Ann Althouse on Pundit Review Radio

Ann Althouse joined Pundit Review Radio to discuss the changing face of the Supreme Court and a host of other legal/constitutional issues. It was an action packed hour! We covered everything from the Roberts hearings, the next SCOTUS nominee, the Kelo decision to gay marraige. We will definitely be having Ann back on the show. Check out Ann's in-show doodle of her innaugural Pundit Review Radio appearence. Enjoy.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

The Must See TV Event of the Year


Hitchens
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British MP George Galloway and Christopher Hitchens Will Be Dabating the Iraq War tomorrow. You can find out how to listen here.

You remember the loathsome George Galloway don't you? He is one of Saddam's great defenders. He is a friend to every despot and terrorist you can imagine. He's kind of like Jimmy Carter lite.

Hitchens is ready to rumble and I cannot wait to see and hear this!

If Don King were promoting this (and he should be), what would he bill this fight as...

The Drunk versus the Punk? Your suggestions are welcome...

Monday, September 12, 2005

Of course he did


Of course he did
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We usually don't have much use for Washington Post White House correspondent Dana Milbank, but let's give him credit for getting off this line today,

A Day of Firsts, Overshadowed

By Dana Milbank
Tuesday, September 13, 2005; A07

Yesterday's opening of the John Roberts confirmation hearings was a time for historic firsts.

Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) made 49 first-person
references in a 10-minute statement that was, ostensibly, not about himself.

Enough Said.

Remembering 9-11 on Pundit Review Radio

Last evening, on the 4th anniversary of September 11, Pundit Review Radio took a look back at that terrible day, remembered how we felt and then took a look ahead to where we are today, what we've accomplished and what we have done wrong in the war on terror. We also examined the rise of the new media since 9-11 and the impact that they have had on politics and the media.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Not Good Enough

The Business Roundtable launched the Partnership for Disaster Relief to advance the private sector’s role in disaster preparedness when a natural disaster occurs.

“The U.S. business community’s overwhelming response to this unimaginable disaster follows the lessons learned after last December’s devastating tsunami. Our members and humanitarian partners experienced firsthand the essential role private sector support plays in disaster relief; but we also learned that business support must be a coordinated effort to be most effective.” Hank McKinnell, Chairman of Business Roundtable and Chairman and CEO of Pfizer Inc.

Hey, they raised $145 million from their member companies. That's great, right. I don't think so.

How about Pfizer?
Revenue: $53 Billion
Cash on hand: $14 Billion
Donation: $2 million

Who benefits from this disaster more than Exxon? How much did they give?
Revenue: $296 Billion
Cash on hand: $25 Billion
Donation: $7 million

Procter & Gamble
Revenue: $56 Billion
Cash on hand: $8 Billion
Donation: $1.25 million

American Express
Revenue: $29 Billion
Cash on hand: $10 Billion
Donation: $1 million

Boeing
Revenue: $54 Billion
Cash on hand: $5 Billion
Donation: $1 million

The full list of Roundtable companies is here.

I don't know, call me unimpressed. This seems to me like the average person offering a cup of coffee. This is not about evil big business. It is about getting alligator arms when people need you to dig deep. They could do more, much more.

Sandy Berger and Dan Rather: One year later



Clinton National Security Advisor Sandy Burglar walked yesterday and was fined $50,000 for committing a serious felony that would have landed anyone else in prison for years.

So what did Sandy Burglar do? Let's go right to the man himself,
In the course of reviewing over several days thousands of pages of documents on behalf of the Clinton administration in connection with requests by the September 11 commission, I inadvertently took a few documents from the Archives. When I was informed by the Archives that there were documents missing, I immediately returned everything I had except for a few documents that I apparently had accidentally discarded.

What does it say about a guy who was National Security Advisor if he could,

A: stuff classified documents down his pants
B: "accidentally discard" documents that were important enough to shove down his pants.

I only wish this outrageous breach of national security got the same kind of attention as Kanye West's pretzel logic.

The fact is, this story has been underplayed since day one. In August 2004 on the CBS Evening News, Dan Rather introduced the scandal this way:

Sandy Berger, who was national security adviser under President Clinton, stepped aside today as an adviser to Sen. John Kerry. CBS' John Roberts reports this was triggered by a carefully orchestrated leak about Berger, and the timing of it appears to be no coincidence.

It seems the old newsman was missing the story entirely. He'd be missing a lot more than that in a few weeks. One year ago today Rather made a fatal mistake, the infamous 60 Minute II Bush National Guard story. 'Buckhead' from Free Republic, Scott Johnson from Powerline, Bill from INDCJounal, and Charles Johnson from Little Green Footballs were leading the citizen journalist charge.

The fallout ended Rather's career. Blogs made it happen.

In the earliest days of this evolving scandal, Scott Johnson from Powerline came on
Pundit Review Radio and broke the entire incident down for us starting with his intial post, The Sixty First Minute.

Listen to the interview here.

Photoblogging Katrina

Check out this photo blog from a New Orleans resident. There are a lot of great pictures in here, and this person aptly describes what happened, from the approach of the storm, to the apparent luck of New Orleans to miss the worst Katrina had to offer to the realization a day or so later, that they weren't so lucky at all. This is well worth your time.

Hat tip: Andrew Sullivan

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Beltway Blogroll on Pundit Review Radio

This week we interviewed National Journal's Danny Glover, the editor of Beltway Blogroll, an excellent new blog that looks at the growing number of policy blogs shaping Washington debates.

Why did National Journal decide to start a blog? What impact are blogs are having on policy debates on Capitol Hill? What issues have blogs had an impact on? What issues they did they miss an opportunity to make an impact? What's the most surprising thing you've learned since starting Beltway Blogroll?

Those are just a few of the areas we covered. We hope to have Danny back as the SCOTUS debates heat up in the next few weeks.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Hollywood's funniest production in years...

Our favorite crusading poseur is back with some Oscar-worthy unintentional comedy.

Sean Penn's rescue bid sinks
EFFORTS by Hollywood actor Sean Penn to aid New Orleans victims stranded by
Hurricane Katrina foundered badly overnight, when the boat he was piloting to
launch a rescue attempt sprang a leak.Penn had planned to rescue children
waylaid by Katrina's flood waters, but apparently forgot to plug a hole in the
bottom of the vessel, which began taking water within seconds of its launch.

The actor, known for his political activism, was seen wearing what
appeared to be a white flak jacket and frantically bailing water out of the
sinking vessel with a red plastic cup.

With the boat loaded with members of Penn's entourage, including a personal
photographer, one bystander taunted the actor: "How are you going to get any
people in that thing?"


Enjoy the whole article. Every word of it.

Friday, September 02, 2005

National Journal's Beltway Blogroll on Pundit Review Radio

Pundit Review Radio
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This Sunday evening we will be interviewing National Journal's Danny Glover, the editor of Beltway Blogroll, a new blog that looks at the growing number of policy blogs shaping Washington debates.

Danny launched his blog with a great post titled, The Power of the Blog,
The blog days of Campaign 2004 are over now, but this year the technology
that transformed the political scene is taking root in the wonky world of
Washington. Web logs are quickly becoming a more visible and influential policy
weapon.

About Pundit Review Radio
Pundit Review Radio is where the old media meets the new. Each week Kevin & Gregg give voice to the work of the most influencial thought leaders in the new media/citizen journalist movement. This unique show brings the best of the blogs to your radio every Sunday evening at 9pm on Boston's Talk Leader WRKO.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Michael Yon featured in Boston Herald

In the wake of an in-studio appearance on Pundit Review Radio, Boston Herald business reporter and blogger Jay Fitzgerald has written an excellent column about Michael Yon's amazing reporting from Iraq.

One Blogger Cuts Through Fog Of War
A former Special Forces soldier is becoming an online media sensation with
his vivid and sometimes brutal blog accounts and photos of the daily battles,
patrols and raids conducted by U.S. troops fighting terrorists in Iraq.

Michael Yon, 41, a Florida native who now calls Massachusetts his ``home
base,'' set off for Iraq earlier this year – paying his own way – in an effort
to find out and convey exactly what's going on in the war-torn
country.

What Yon has seen – and reported – is shocking and mesmerizing to many
readers of his blog (michaelyon.blogspot.com).


Read the whole article!