The opening of Thursday’s The Colbert Report was largely dedicated to Stephen Colbert’s “Super PAC Americans For a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow,” which, though designed to make a comic and political point, is actually a real Super PAC.
Editor’s Note: There’s nothing the media loves more than a media story, except maybe a media story with the strong whiff of abortion politics.
Lauren Scruggs, the Plano blogger slashed by a plane propeller last December, is now suing the plane’s insurer.
David Lee of Courthouse News reported that Scruggs, who lost her left hand and eye in the accident, turned down a $200,000 settlement offered by the plane’s insurer, Aggressive Insurance Services, a Dallas-based company that is perhaps poorly named.
On Wednesday night, state senator Wendy Davis of Fort Worth discussed the attempted arson at her office on MSNBC’s the Rachel Maddow Show, as well as Texas politics in general.
“I’ve wanted to meet you for a long time,” Maddow said at the end of the interview. Watch it below:
On Tuesday, at a SXSW Interactive panel, George Friedman, CEO of the Austin-based Stratfor, made his first public speaking appearance since his company was hacked by Anonymous. But before he could dive into his talk on “Surviving Technology,” two protesters interrupted his opening remarks by engaging in the signature Occupy method of “mic checking.”
“I’m not sure ‘enjoy’ is the right word I’d use for a movie like this, but for lack of a better one … enjoy,” British director Bart Layton said before Tuesday’s SXSW screening of his film The Imposter at the Paramount Theater.
Layton’s documentary recounts the story of Nicholas Barclay, a thirteen-year-old from San Antonio who disappeared in 1994, only to resurface in Linares, Spain, more than three years later. Or did he?
Former U.S. vice president Al Gore’s SXSW Interactive appearance with social media zelig Sean Parker (Napster, Plaxo, Facebook, Causes.com) Monday didn’t have a name like all the other panels at the conference, but it could have easily been, “When is all this social media stuff finally gonna be worth something politically?” Gore began and ended the talk, which took place in the Austin Convention Center’s cavernous Exhibit Hall 5, by calling for the digital world to “occupy Democracy