New York, New York – If you think watching television coverage of the Winter Olympics 12 hours after events had already concluded is ridiculous, think again. It can get worse.
Today the ABC Network announced that the telecast of this Sunday’s 86th Oscar Awards will be seen 24 hours later on the East Coast. The network will carry the ceremonies live from The Dolby Theater in Hollywood, but only for viewers on the Pacific Coast. Viewers in the Mountain and Central time zones will see the recorded telecast at the same time as those on the East Coast — on Monday.
Lately, television networks have come under fire for airing events that happen on the West Coast live to viewers on the East Coast, yet those on the West Coast get to see the events three hours later.
ABC executives explained that the network is making it up to West Coast viewers by giving them the first crack at the Oscars. “For too long, West Coasters have endured spoiler moments when outcomes are already known by East Coast viewers because of the three-hour difference in what is called “prime time TV,” they said. “For example, television audiences on the East Coast already know who the new American Idol is before the supposedly live show even airs in the West. Yet Idol happens in Hollywood,” they added.
Minneapolis, Minnesota – Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer have been best of friends, sharing the same conservative views and supporting each other’s bid for elective positions and idiotic policies. That is about to change.
Bachmann told reporters today that she has ‘unfriended’ Brewer on her Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages over the governor’s veto of the controversial Arizona bill that would legalize discrimination against the gay population.
Hours before Brewer’s veto announcement, Bachmann went on CNN and told Wolf Blitzer that she supports the right of people with sincere religious beliefs to refuse business services to gay men and women. “This country needs to be tolerant of religious beliefs,” she told Blitzer. Bachmann is rumored to launch a second attempt to gain the Republication nomination for president in 2016.
Asked by The Adobo Chronicles about her reaction to the unfriending, Brewer said: “Good riddance. Michele’s posts are boring anyway.” She adds: “This makes it an easier decision for me to challenge her for the 2016 presidential nomination. Now that I have become so popular for vetoing the Arizona bill, I think I have a much better chance than Michele to be the GOP nominee. For one I know that I now have 100% support from the Log Cabin Republicans.” (Log Cabin Republicans are a segment of the GOP supporting the rights of lgbt Americans)
San Francisco, California – San Francisco’s Gay Pride Parade, the largest such celebration in the world, has just identified its Grand Marshall for 2014. It’s no other than Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.
The SF Pride Committee met in an executive session today following Brewer’s announcement that she was vetoing Arizona’s Senate Bill 1062 which would have legalized discrimination against lgbt people on the grounds of religious rights.
Soon after she vetoed the bill, U.S. media outlets – recovering from a slow news day today – flashed the news report on their websites, news alerts and live broadcasts. The social media also burst with posts, even among self-identified gay men and women, praising Brewer for her act of courage.
The Pride Committee said that no other act by an individual merits the honor of being named Grand Marshall . “We might even double the parade attendance by the potential of Arizona residents coming to San Francisco in June to support their well-loved governor,” the committee said.
Upon hearing about the Pride Committee’s decision, the National Coalition of Gay Immigrant Associations ( NCGIA) annouunced that it will boycott the SF Pride Parade this year, citing Brewer’s anti-immigrant record. She signed into law Arizona’s SB 1070, the most stringent anti-immigrant law in the country.