Every weekday, PR Daily associate editor Alan Pearcy highlights the day’s most compelling stories and amusing marginalia on the Web in this, #TheDailySpin.
This might rank as one of most adorable media mishaps ever. During a live segment from the Fall Harvest Fest in Platteville, Colo., KDVR Fox 31’s Dan Duru attempted to interview the furrow-browed “Drew the Farm Kid,”
but the reporter’s bad joke—comparing the child’s hair to that of Albert Einstein’s—drives the tyke to tears. Dan beats a hasty retreat, leaving the parenting to the professionals.
“Fox and Friends” anchor Gretchen Carlson didn’t fare much better with Max Rice, a “recent college grad” invited on the show to talk about his loss of faith in President Obama. Greeting
Carlson with a “S’up,” the hijacked interview
was downhill for the reporter from there.
Rice, a Columbia College Chicago film student, claims the interview fell into his lap when he heard from a “friend of a friend” at the network that it was searching for Obama voters who’d shifted their support to Romney. Not even old enough to vote four years ago, Rice hopes his interview cements a “greater issue
”: That the “media should be a tool to educate the masses, instead of getting ratings and selling Cheetos.”
“The Most Interesting Man in the World” hasn’t lost faith in Obama, or at least the actor who portrays the Dos Equis’ persona hasn’t. Jonathan Goldsmith is set to host a fundraiser for the president
on Tuesday in Vermont, a Democratic endorsement that has left an unpleasant taste in the mouths of some fans of the Mexican beer. Maybe they just need to add lime.
[Related: How the ‘Most Interesting Man’ keeps Facebook fans engaged]
Meanwhile, Ben Folds Five is getting an endorsement from none other than the Fraggles—yes, as in Jim Henson’s “Fraggle Rock”—who return alongside the band in its video for “Do It Anyway,”
which is off its new album, “The Sound of the Life of the Mind.” The group raised the funds to produce the album using PledgeMusic
, essentially the Kickstarter for musicians.
If you’re looking to kick start that diet, look no further than your corner Starbucks. (I know—which corner?) A librarian claims to have lost nearly 80 pounds
by eating all of her meals from the coffee giant for the past two years.
I’d much rather eat all of my meals via contraptions like the Popinator, a fun voice-activated popcorn launcher
that is on its way to mass production, making all of us one step closer to complete immobility—excellent
NBA star Jeremy Lin stays mobile, and by that I mean he sleeps on friends’ couches. His Houston Rockets teammate Chandler Parsons tweeted a screenshot
of a text message Lin had sent him asking to crash at his place while he awaited the arrival of furniture for his home. For the sake of the 6’3
Lin, we hope basketball players have large couches.
One of the largest collections of digital aggregation has a ways to go before the man behind the project, Brewster Kahle, reaches his goal of amassing “all the books, music and video that has ever been produced by humans.” As of Tuesday, his Internet Archive site houses all the TV news of the last three years
from 20 different channels. Not a bad start.
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