Over the last five months, Sean Spicer and the rest of the White House team have made a number of attempts to get around that whole pesky "free & independent press" thing. They've tried having closed-door, invitation-only briefings (that didn't go over well), they've tried hiding in bushes (ditto), and now they've banned cameras from the White House press briefings.Read More
Gurl Bye: Kellyanne Conway Calls Anderson Cooper’s Eye Roll “Sexist” and We All Wish She Went Back Into Hiding
Just ... stop.
We didn't ask for Kellyanne Conway to make a comeback but here she is, ready to dish out a new onslaught of alternative facts.Read More
Bill Nye was invited to speak on CNN's New Day Saturday program for Earth Day, and he was exasperated that CNN also invited a climate change denier. Nye said, "Much as I love the CNN, you're doing a disservice by having one climate change skeptic and not 97 or 98 scientists or engineers concerned about climate change."Read More
That Garbage Racist Congressman Just Doubled Down on His Garbage Racist Comment About “Somebody Else’s Babies”
Rep. Steve King made an awful comment this weekend about not being able to "restore society with somebody else's babies." When given a chance to clarify, he instead chose to double down on his own despicable views.Read More
"The future of media looks like this."
The Hollywood Reporter released a new cover, and—big shocker here—it's exclusionary.Read More
"Please stop it with that stupid talking point that it is a fake news story. If you don’t want to participate in the news stories on this network, then don’t come on and participate, but don’t call them fake because you don’t agree with them."Read More
Perfectly illustrating why the March was necessary in the first place, CNN filled its roundtable on the 2017 Women's March on Washington with eight men and one woman.Read More
Aziz Ansari hosts Saturday Night Live this weekend, and here's hoping he made the whole thing look like a music video.Read More
[TW for discussion of rape] The Mary Sue will no longer be promoting HBO's Game of Thrones, but our editorial team will be making decisions on the newsworthiness of certain items as they arise. Earlier today our Editor in Chief Jill Pantozzi was asked to speak with CNN's Brooke Baldwin about our decision and what we think the series could have done differently.Read More
Brace yourself for some exploitative coverage if one of them ever crashes.
What does T.G.I.Friday's have to do with drones, you ask? MORE THAN ONE WOULD THINK.Read More
The band played on...
To be fair, people watching CNN in the first place is a sure sign of the apocalypse. They really should be prepared.Read More
CNN Asks Tough Questions About The Nude Hacking Scandal, Like “Who Is This Four Chan Person Anyway?”
Next at 11, "why does Emoji keep texting our teens?"
Ohhh, CNN. We want to hate you for what you've become—that is, a shallow and irresponsible ratings grab which so often misses the mark when it comes to responsible journalism—but it's almost like trying to hold your bed-ridden racist grandpa to any kind of standard. At this point, it's easier and less head-ache deducing to have a nice inward chuckle at how obsolete you've become. Thanks for bringing some unintentional levity to what's actually been a total nightmare.Read More
Black Widow, Silver Fox, what's the difference?
In all seriousness, this cover by Phil Noto is incredibly gorgeous. And it's not just a one-image gimmick, either: according to the creative team behind Black Widow, Anderson Cooper will play an integral role to the plot as he "exposes the tangled web of the Widow’s past discretions." Uhhhh, yes please?Read More
Didn't they see the Ken Ham thing?
Our Friend Bill Nye appeared on CNN's Crossfire yesterday after a White House report about climate change was released. He was brought on to debate Heritage Foundation representative Nicolas Loris, but instead spent much of the time explaining how science works to the show's host S.E. Cupp.Read More
We would have made a mocking Upworthy-style parody headline, but we're better than that.
We here at Team Geekosystem like to make fun of Upworthy. Not because we don't think trying to make social justice viral content isn't commendable, of course; it's because we hate their manipulative headlines. Even worse, we fear that other sites might try to use the same tricks to make us click on them. As it turns out, that fear is justified.Read More
You got your news in my cat memes. You got your cat memes in my news. CNN and BuzzFeed join forces for new YouTube channel.
Internet-list authority BuzzFeed has teamed up with CNN and YouTube to create a "CNN BuzzFeed" channel on the popular video site. The channel will feature archival footage, and create new content that we imagine will fall somewhere between ridiculous link bait and regular link bait. Get ready for headlines like, "15 Biggest White House Press Briefing Fails" and, "9 Cats That Are Sick and Tired of Partisan Bickering."Read More
Things We Saw Today
We told you a while ago about three rather impressive teenage girls who were petitioning the Commission on Presidential Debates for the commission to appoint a female moderator to the presidential debates. When we last checked in on them, the trio weren't doing so well; the office of the commission wouldn't see them. News came out today, however, that either someone was listening or they'd had their own plans all along: The first female presidential moderator in 20 years has been named for this election season; another will moderate the vice-presidential debate. So let's congratulate them.Read More