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Justin Bieber’s America

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: The leaked portions of a Rolling Stone Interview with Justin Bieber in which he discusses politics and healthcare has only confirmed what I’ve suspected for a long time now—when it comes to magazine interviews, we’ve got everything backwards.

JESSICA BADER: Molly makes a valid point about the media fixation with what famous people think about issues outside of their area of expertise. That being said, I was more than a little bothered by the criticism of Rolling Stone for asking a teenage celebrity for his opinion on hot-button political issues. Continue reading

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SNL: Dana Carvey/Linkin Park

COLD OPEN

ZOË RICE: Aw, a little Wayne’s World party time excellent. It’s hard not to have a soft spot for this throwback – the material was nothing new, but that’s kind of the point. I particularly enjoyed “Who’s on Firth.”

HOWARD MEGDAL: This one left my kind of cold, though I loved the touch of including Phil Hartman’s old introduction. Was this funnier 20 years ago, or was I just 10 years old? Merits further study. Continue reading

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The Justin Bieber Controversy

HOWARD MEGDAL: http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2010/12/30/justin_bieber_ground_zero_mosque/index.html

Thoughts on fake Justin Bieber speaking out in favor of Park51?

DANI ALEXIS RYSKAMP: I kind of want to ask Sullivan if he painted his hard hat with Justin Bieber’s nail polish line. Continue reading

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SNL: Tina Fey/Justin Bieber

HOWARD MEGDAL: Nicely executed right-wing fantasy of what the Census is. And is there anything funnier than watching Michelle Bachmann and company realize, Wile E. Coyote-style, that making their base paranoid about the government will result in representation losses via census count?

ZOË RICE: Indeed this one was a chuckler. I looked forward to what each next inappropriate census question would be, and I was not disappointed. Finally they’ve gotten the Obama-vs.-right-wing tone and material just right. Continue reading

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