Jonathan Pitts-Wiley



April 30 2009 2:07 PM
Congrats CNN, on your "swagga" segment FAIL. We all know that mainstream news can be stiff by nature and necessity, but that's a reality that exists because, more often than not, attempts to be 'hip' and relevant tend to fall flat on their face. It's pretty clear by his on camera demeanor that correspondent T.J. Holmes was talking about this by the watercooler one day and a producer walking by thought it'd be a *great* segment idea. So, F minus to T.J. for not putting the kibosh on this trainwreck...

April 20 2009 1:29 PM
ESQUIRE's Stephen Marche has written a hilarious piece detailing the end of the "douchebag" era: The departure of W., that backslapping, nickname-calling, know-nothing M.B.A. failure, is the cue for... the expense-account-abusing, bottle-service-ordering, Ayn Rand-quoting embarrassments of the American banking sector: Your relevance is dwindling, your presence no longer required. [W]e are seeing the return of a classic American type, the tough son of a bitch...
April 10 2009 12:54 PM
According to Dawn Teo over at HUFFINGTON POST, Arizona State University does not think President Obama, one of its 2009 commencement speakers, is worthy of an honorary degree. The university's Media Relations Director Sharon Keeler said the selection process for honorary degrees is conducted on an independent basis and that the selection committee was not convinced the president had the goods to be honored.
April 9 2009 9:57 AM
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the appeal for a new trial of Mumia Abu-Jamal, the ex-Black Panther serving a life sentence for killing a police officer in Philadelphia in 1981. He was convicted by a jury made of 10 whites and two blacks in 1982. Abu-Jamal's lawyers' latest appeal was filed on the grounds that the racially biased justice system excluded blacks from the jury pool.  In this latest chapter of the controversy....