Feldman Can’t Shut Up

December 11, 2012

Feldman actually defends Jon Stewart for calling Daily Show writers “A-holes,” then he launches into Malcolm Forbes’ homosexuality, Senator Lindsay Graham’s homosexuality, tries to explain the Fiscal Cliff and comes up with some odd theory about how to stop the war on X-mas. Plus Michael Snyder on movies.

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MICHAEL SNYDER is a journalist, editor, broadcaster, screenwriter, and animation developer who splits his time between Los Angeles and San Francisco. After leaving his longtime position as entertainment critic/nightlife columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle to co-develop the Cinemachine movie-review search engine for Sonicnet/MTV Interactive, he moved from a terrestrial radio gig at KITS-FM to join the on-air team at Sirius/XM Satellite Radio's Sirius/XM Left channel where he reviewed new films and covered pop-culture. Michael now writes monthly film and travel columns for San Francisco's Marina Times, and is host/commentator for the Digidev/YouTube series "Michael Snyder's Culture Blast." He previously served as the editor-in-chief and film reviewer at Bon Voyage – an English-language family-travel magazine published in Brussels, Belgium; as the movie critic for Six Degrees magazine's Miami, Detroit and Atlanta editions; as an editor and writer at Gracenote, Inc., on the company's DVD database project; and as a consultant for the music-oriented online community MOG.com. Currently consulting on film and TV projects in Hollywood, he was part of the creative team that developed the CW network's cartoon series "Eon Kid.” Michael has done television series development for WildBrain Animation, Wild Hare Studios, Storytime Pictures and Alligator Planet. He co-authored the scenario to the ballet "Lear" -- featuring a score composed by former Police drummer Stewart Copeland -- for the San Francisco Ballet. Michael also co-wrote songs for the legendary theatrical rock band the Tubes, including the top-40 hit "Tip of My Tongue" and the Halloween perennial "Attack of the 50-Foot Woman." In addition, Michael was the movie reviewer for Knight Ridder's Street Miami weekly; editor-at-large for the ground-breaking online music publication Addicted to Noise; on-air commentator over CNET Radio; nightlife editor for San Francisco Focus magazine; and contributing writer for San Francisco magazine. Plus, he has written for such publications as Salon, GEO, High Times, Creem, and the British pop-music weekly New Musical Express.

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5 Responses to Feldman Can’t Shut Up

  1. Seth December 12, 2012 at 1:25 am

    Good.

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  2. Diogenes December 12, 2012 at 10:13 am

    OK Feldman, we know that you “get it”. There was never any doubt of that. You do sometimes, however, go over your own linguistic “cliff”. Just because one position in a dispute is motivated solely by self interest does not mean that opposing views also originate in self interest. To believe that is to fall into the equivocation (Dore’s word) used by so-called conservatives justifying their selfish mean spiritedness with Ayn Rand’s absurdities. You might want to add George Lakoff to the “store”. He offers some interesting insights into the origins of the Republican/Conservative belief in bootstrap pioneer success, and their circular reasoning that success is measured in accumulation of wealth, and if one is not “successful” they are not deserving of respect or opportunity. The Unknown Conservative was an excellent example of this me-firstism.

    While Brokaw may tout the value of going to war and sneer at future generations, it was the generation of the 1960’s that went to Selma and Birmingham, that sacrificed to try and stop an unjust and evil war, and that (naively, perhaps) believed that love could build a better world. There are still lots of people willing to set their personal self interest aside in order to advance the cause of a greater good. Unfortunately, the political forces in this country are masters at manipulation. You must give up your Constitutional rights (your “freedoms”) to fight “terrorism” (Orwell’s perpetual war). You must give up your house, pension, health, and personal economic security so as to not fall off the “fiscal cliff” and to ensure that the economic system (the banks) will persevere and the wealthy will continue to prosper. You must give up access to information and reporting with integrity in order for media services to maximize their profit and promulgate the lies of the oligarchy. You must give up your aspirations for a world of peace because the purveyors of weapons and war cannot imagine themselves out of the box they built around themselves.

    As for the “war on Christmas”, the Christians surrendered long ago. Many Christmases past Ed McMahon while MC’ing the Macy’s parade convinced me they weren’t hypocrites after all. He described the parade as “the event commencing the start of the Christmas shopping season.” In other words, a festival of commercialism and nothing more.

    Anyway, when are you going to help Dore get a sitcom?

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  3. A. A. December 12, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Wow. I have to say at first I didn’t know where you were going on this show, but you did pretty good rambling. Seriously. I enjoyed it. It was ranty, unstructured, like getting stoned with a professor who molests his students.

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  4. Girst de. December 12, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Jon Stewart seems like an asshole.

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  5. H. Mcguire December 12, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Malcolm Forbes? Are you kidding me? Wow. I learn so much listening to you.

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