Around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett had been served just one drink by a bartender at the MSP Airport's Northern Lights Grill when police were summoned to the scene to deal with him, according to a police report about his arrest. (Read the backstory here.)A visibly intoxicated J ... More >>
Best-selling Minnesota author Vince Flynn died earlier this morning at United Hospital in St. Paul after a long battle with prostate cancer, WCCO reports. He was 47.During his 16-year career, Flynn authored more than a dozen political thriller novels, including the Mitch Rapp series. He was an outsp ... More >>
This afternoon, Andy Parrish, former chief of staff for Michele Bachmann's ill-fated presidential campaign, made a guest appearance on Andrea Mitchell's MSNBC show to talk about Bachmann's big announcement.Parrish's appearance was noteworthy for a few reasons. Though he recently produced an affidavi ... More >>
Earlier this week, Texas megachurch pastror Joel Osteen was the target of an elaborate internet hoax.SEE ALSO: BirthOrNot.com: Anatomy of an Internet Hoax Using the web address joelostenministies.com (note the small typo -- the site has since been taken down) somebody pretending to be Osteen publish ... More >>
Yesterday, in a surprising move, outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta signed an order allowing women to partake in armed combat for the first time in American history.SEE ALSO: Decorated war vet Pete Hegseth seeking GOP endorsement to challenge Klobuchar [VIDEO]Panetta's move had the strong suppo ... More >>
On Saturday, WDAY TV news anchor Kelsey Roseth led the Fargo-Moorhead evening news with the following statement: "Parts of downtown Moorhead are destroyed when wandering deer ended up in the heart of the city."Before you call FEMA, understand that Roseth's statement is somewhat preposterous: video f ... More >>
Photo by Nick Pinto, Village Voice.Sporting a Minnesota Twins t-shirt, Smith and his lawyer announced the lawsuit in New York this morning.Controversial pastor Bradley Dean Smith announced this morning that, in addition to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, he is also suing Minnesota Independent writer An ... More >>
Can't we all just get along?The pride of University of Minnesota Moorhead and lefty MSNBC host Ed Schultz sure beat himself up pretty good last night after calling radio host Laura Ingraham a "right-wing slut." "I have been in this business since 1978, and I have made a lot of mistakes," he ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty faces the also-rans.Tim Pawlenty wanted to look like bona fide presidential material tonight on Fox News, facing down the likes of Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich in a GOP debate from South Carolina. But those folks are not showing up. Neither is Michele Bachmann, n ... More >>
Devoid of "actual content."Glenn Beck has been booted off the air by Madison radio station WTDY-AM because he slagged on the broadcaster's hometown, and because of a "lack of actual content." Beck usually occupied the 10 a.m. to noon slot at a station that features a lot of business coverage fro ... More >>
Garrison Keillor, Homegrown DemocratCongresswoman Michele Bachmann once described herself as a fan of Garrison Keillor. But the Bard of Anoka isn't returning the compliment. In a fundraising letter sent out today to supporters of Bachmann's DFL challenger, Tarryl Clark, the laid back St. Pa ... More >>
MSNBC crowns the Tea Party Caucus chair the Queen of CrapMichele Bachmann decided last week that Congress needed a Tea Party Caucus, and promptly made herself its chairwoman. MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan has now derided her as "full of crap" for talking about fiscal responsibility while siding wit ... More >>
Photo: USCG via FlickrMichele Bachmann has been targeted for her reflexive defense of BP, rather than the devastated lives of Gulf Coast residentsTarryl Clark and the Democrats are hitting Michele Bachmann and other congressional Republicans hard for their odd defense of BP and the toxic filt ... More >>
Beware of gangsters bent on saving the auto industryMichele Bachmann has found a suitably attention-grabbing moniker for the Democratic-controlled Congress and White House: "Gangster government." And at various points in the past few weeks, she's drawn fire from the likes of everyone from Bi ... More >>
There's also a memorial service for her today starting at 10 a.m. at the Guthrie Theater.
A Republican blogger gets the scoop on the mysterious billboard backers.
We saw this coming, of course. Why else would we have morphed Bachmann's head and Palin's body into one wonderful cover illustration?
A married Wisconsin man who was also dating three women at the same time was busted by the ladies and subsequently tortured for his poor relationship skills.
Time magazine conducted an unscientific poll of the nation's most trusted newscaster now that Walter Cronkite is dead and Comedy Central's Jon Stewart took the prize.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty is getting some serious attention after his announcement that he won't seek a third term. It seems like everyone except the man himself know are stating the obvious: Pawlenty wants a place in the national spotlight. President? Vice president? Who knows? Check out the list of his ... More >>
It seems like everyone except the man himself is stating the obvious: Pawlenty wants a place in the national spotlight.
That new HD TV you just bought to watch sports and animal documentaries? You might regret it when you turn on the local TV stations and see our newscasters at work.
Please, govenor, listen to these illiterate voices of reason.
They don't call it "to the slaughter" for nothing.
Dear President Bush: Please forgive restroom fornicators
And that's a good thing when Will Ferrell's your star
KSTP's report earlier today that someone was shot in South Minneapolis over graffiti had every TV news outlet in town scampering to cover the story. And, yeah, we were there, too, but only because KSTP's hovering helicopter made it impossible to work.
As Blotter repeatedly reported, Minneapolis Police Chief Bill McManus is taking the San Antonio post.
Filmmaker Robert Greenwald is looking for photographers, videographers, field producers, and more to contribute to his documentary Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price. There's only one downside: Field producers are asked to watch Fox News.
The O'Hannity Factor: how Terri Schiavo became big news The anatomy of a made story by Steve Perry, with additional reporting by Molly Priesmeyer No right-to-die case has ever attracted the kind of media saturation coverage that the Terri Schiavo case received. Not even Karen Ann Quinlan, the first ... More >>
Surviving the News in the Hometown Team's Summer of Self-Love
Other TV news personalities stay planted behind the desk. Then there's Robyne Robinson, who claims the whole Twin Cities for her stage.
"You can't go anywhere or listen to any national talk show without hearing a Dick joke," one lawyer said during his closing argument. "And members of the jury, that's just not funny."