It's Kind Of Hard To Be White, Says CNN

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Just as National Geographic informs us that the average person is a 28-year-old Chinese male with no cell phone, CNN inquires, "Are whites racially oppressed?" The answer is obviously "no, stop talking," but the whole article is too credulous, worryingly so, giving a pretty nice platform to some crazy ideas, even if only to debunk them (rather tenderly). "We went from being a privileged group to all of a sudden becoming whites, the new victims,'' says a sociologist. "You have this perception out there that whites are no longer in control or the majority. Whites are the new minority group." It goes on way too long from there.

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Kathleen Parker and Eliot Spitzer Break Up; The Daily Free Until March 21

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The joke possibilities are endless, but we'll leave it to Jay Leno: fact is, Kathleen Parker has departed the show half named after her, CNN's Parker Spitzer, after only four, under-performing months. Starting on Monday, the show will be called In The Arena, "an ensemble program," which still will not beat Fox News or MSNBC (or probably HLN -- did you know there was a channel called HLN?) in the 8 p.m. time-slot. Eliot Spitzer, our disgraced former governor, is still employed, for now. More on the split inside a rainy Friday edition of Press Clips, our daily media round-up. Plus, saying goodbye to the old New York Times Magazine, an update on The Daily's price and teasers from a movie script about Rupert Murdoch.

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Brisenia Flores Murder Makes CNN, Still Nothing From the New York Times

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Why isn't the murder of 9-year-old Brisenia Flores and her father, allegedly at the hands of anti-immigration vigilantes in Arizona, a national news story, we wondered on Friday afternoon. The trial of Shawna Forde, who prosecutors say led the raid of the Flores home to steal drug money, began last week and outlets like the Arizona Daily Star and The Daily Beast had reporters on the ground. But much of the mainstream media ignored it altogether, including both CNN and the New York Times. Eventually, the Beast and local paper were joined the ABC News, the Los Angeles Times, Britain's Daily Mail and a host of bloggers, acknowledging the newsworthiness of the trial. Now, CNN is finally getting into the action.

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Anderson Cooper-Adjacent Building Catches Fire in the West Village

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A five-story walk-up at 86 West 3rd that happens to be newsworthy since Anderson Cooper is renovating the firehouse next door as his pad -- but keeping the fire poles! -- caught fire rather ironically (a/k/a, next to a firehouse) in the early hours of the morning today, reports DNA Info. No one was injured, though windows were blown out and glass shattered in front of Il Mulino, located on the ground floor of the building.

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NY Mag, Yahoo, Mediaite, CNN, and Gawker Media: A Manic Monday's Media Moves

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Remember, remember, the 15th of November. The world of media gigs spins, and with it, our heads. How are New York Magazine, Mediaite, Business Insider, CNN, and Gawker Media intricately tied together today? If you get motion sickness easily, well, you probably shouldn't be reading this on a moving vehicle. Press Clips, Day 21, Manic Monday Media Moves Madness Edition, here we go. CORRECTION/UPDATED.

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Longer-Lasting: Spitzer's Dong or Spitzer's Cable Show?

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Page Six may have lost their longtime skipper Richard Johnson, but they are still throwing some heat. Today's column has a great item about one of New York's most infamous dicks, (the one attached to) Eliot Spitzer.

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Press Clips: Parker Spitzer Goes For Ratings Glory, Doggy Style

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It is no longer hailing, but it's supposed to be freezing outside. Inside, I have a fan blowing on my face. It's Tuesday. Press Clips, Day 12, Late Edition, right here:

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How CNN's Parker Spitzer Came and Got Off: The Review

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Last night, our long-awaited dream finally manifested in reality: Eliot Spitzer and That Conservative White Chick With A Pulitzer came on CNN for an hour, and then, got off. Before we knew it, Larry King was farting on Lance Bass, and it was over. Reviews have ranged from the "Eh!" to the "UGH." Our critical appraisal, right here:

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The Parker/Spitzer Liveblog!

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Parker/Spitzer, the biggest thing to happen to CNN since Larry King farted on Octomom, is finally here. Our former governor Eliot Spitzer and his foil, the saucy Putlizer-prize winning conservative columnist, Kathleen Parker, are about to go on the air.

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Parker/Spitzer is Coming on to CNN: Tonight, The Liveblog!

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The evening of reckoning IS FINALLY HERE! Yes: Parker/Spitzer -- Eliot Spitzer's CNN debut -- is coming on to CNN tonight. DON'T FORGET: You can watch with us, as myself and some of my Runnin' Scared co-bloggers will be liveblogging the shenanigans and the "That's what she said" count straight from the Runnin' Scared stronghold this evening at 8PM EST. An early review from Village Voice Editor in Chief Tony Ortega: "Getting a preview of Parker-Spitzer on CNN right now: Spitzer talks, Parker wears a look like she is suppressing serious intestinal trouble." Awesome. [FK]

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