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This has been a dramatic week for the media by any standards.On Monday Amanda Knox was finally released from Italian jail (and is now fielding some interesting job offers).
On Tuesday Erin Burnett‘s attempt to get out front of the Occupy Wall St. protesters back-fired so badly one wonders if she will recover.
Michael Lewis perfectly defined why Greece is going up in flames.
And Sarah Palin finally conceded the obvious.
After four years in an Italian jail for killing her roommate Amanda Knox, 24, was acquitted of the murder last week and flew home to Seattle.
That's the sort of win Hollywood films are made of.
Alas, for Hollywood, she is reportedly going into hiding (translation: not doing interviews) and is naturally fielding some strange job offers.
Michael Lewis is all over the place right now. And for good reason.
In addition to all the film projects his name is attached to, Lewis has a new book out called 'Boomerang,' which he describes as 'financial disaster tourism.'
Nothing if not frighteningly timely.
Here's how he described Greece: 'A society in total moral collapse.'
At last weekend's New Yorker Festival Arrested Development show creator Mitchell Hurwitz confirmed what fans had been hoping to here:
Yes, there will be a movie.
Even better! There will also be nine or 10 new TV episodes that set up the movie.
Erin Burnett launched 'OutFront' her new CNN show this week.
Ahead of the launch, Burnett revealed she wanted her show to appeal to young people. Instead, she began by heading down to Wall Street to selectively interview some of the Occupy Wall St. protesters in an unfortunately named segment titled 'Seriously?!' essentially declaring the group to be a bunch of spoiled hippies wearing yoga pants.
This prompted widely-read TV reviewer David Zurawik to pen one of the most brutal reviews in recent history:
'Two of the fundamental attributes of good journalism are curiosity and a respect for the people on whom you report. Burnett got an 'F' on both those counts with her Occupy Wall Street piece. Not only didn't she listen hard enough to learn anything from the people in the group, she and her producers positioned the speakers to be seen as objects of derision. That is deplorable.'
Jon Stewart can't take a joke.
During a Piers Morgan interview this week 'Family Guy' creator Seth MacFarlane revealed that Stewart once called him up and yelled at him on the phone for an hour straight after the show had poked fun at Stewart's refusal to participate in the 2007 Writers Guild strike.
Herman Cain is not backing off some of his more controversial statements.
He told the ladies of 'The View' he still believes that 2/3 of black Americans were brainwashed into voting for Obama.
Also? Homosexuality is a choice.
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