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August 30, 2023

Mark Thompson named new CNN head


Mark Thompson, the former New York Times and BBC chief, has been named the new CEO of cable news giant CNN, tasked with reviving a network beset by sagging ratings and falling profits.

The announcement followed much speculation in recent days, and comes after Chris Licht’s exit in June. Licht spent a rocky year at the helm that included a divisive town hall with Donald Trump and the shutdown of CNN+ streaming service just weeks after its launch.


If you want an idea of Thompsons thinking.


He's pretty good at his job and really is not a zealot by any means.
December 27, 2022

Russian sausage tycoon Pavel Antov dies in Indian hotel fall

Whoops another one


Russian sausage tycoon Pavel Antov has been found dead at an Indian hotel, two days after a friend died during the same trip.
They were visiting the eastern state of Odisha and the millionaire, who was also a local politician, had just celebrated his birthday at the hotel.
Antov was a well known figure in the city of Vladimir, east of Moscow.
Last summer he denied criticising Russia's war in Ukraine after a message appeared on his WhatsApp account.

October 16, 2020

The first day of early voting in Colorado saw a 2377% increase in turnout compared to 2016.


I have no doubt this is a wave election. People do not vote like this for incumbents
October 12, 2020

Cunningham up 10 in new poll of NC - 49% to 39%


Cal Cunningham up 49%-39% over Tillis in new SurveyUSA poll. He's *improved* since the texting scandal -- he was up 7% in the last poll.

Cunningham lost some ground with seniors, who I guess are used to having higher moral standards for electeds

Cunningham is losing ground with women and seniors since the sexting scandal but *gaining* ground with men and young voters, per this poll.


Well that is good news.

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