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Eight days after news of the affair between GMA3 hosts Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes broke, Robach gave (UK's) DailyMail.com an update on their relationship: 'It's kind of over now.' The duo have been 'indefinitely' suspended from the show. Gio Benitez and Stephanie Ramos have anchored the show since Monday...


Jim Stewart, co-founder of Stax Records in Memphis, dies at age 92. During an era of racial strife, white musicians and producers worked alongside Black singers, songwriters and instrumentalists to create the “Memphis sound” embodied by Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Booker T. and the M.G.s, Carla and Rufus Thomas, The Staple Singers, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave, The Bar-Kays and many others...


They're on STRIKE for at least one day! The New York Times Guild, the union that represents more than 1,000 members at The New York Times is asking readers to not engage in any of the paper's online platforms and stand with them on the digital picket line on Thursday, December 8, 2022. The union and newspaper management were not able to reach agreement on a new contract after 20 months of negotiations...


Bomani Jones who appeared on the 'CNN This Morning' show this week now says, "Nothing I’ve said has spread like my Deion Sanders comments on CNN." He adds, “The only thing in my career that I can think of that has gone as viral as this Deion thing has, is the Donald Sterling thing in 2014.” "Coach Prime" Deion Sanders has announced he is leaving Jackson State for Colorado. He will coach JSU in the Celebration Bowl in Atlanta on December 17, 2022 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.>Read more...


Charlamagne Tha God and DJ Envy announce The Breakfast Club will add rotating guest hosts until a permanent one is named to replace Angela Yee. >Read more...


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November 12, 2012

Jake Tapper Slams Obama for Radio DJ Interviews

"Pimp with the Limp" Interview? But None for White House Press Corp

ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper, in an interview with NPR's On The Media, was very critical of The White House's strategy during the recent presidential campaign. Tapper cited President Obama's radio interviews with Miami's DJ Laz "Pimp with the Limp" (aired on September 11th), MTV's broadcast with Sway and an appearance on his own network's The View.



Here's the [interview] at the 8:40 mark 


Tapper was disappointed that he and other White House reporters did not have enough access to challenge the President during the campaign season.  He said it was one of the reasons for Obama's poor performance in the first debate with Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

The White House response according to Tapper was that the interviews were one of the best ways to get their message out to the voters.

How well did Obama perform according to exit polls?
Obama received 60% of the young voters
Obama received 71 % of the Hispanic voters
Obama received 93% of African American voters
Obama received 73% of Asians voters
Obama received only 11% more voters among all women than Romney
...and surprising enough More white women voted for Romney 
Romney received 59% of all white voters to Obama's 39%
-Source Huffington Post

It seems part of Obama's election team's strategy of using radio DJ's worked...









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