BuzzFeed http://wfpl.org en BuzzFeed Ranks Jack Conway Second 'Hottest' Attorney General http://wfpl.org/post/buzzfeed-ranks-jack-conway-second-hottest-attorney-general <p>Kentucky Democrat Jack Conway is the second hottest attorney general in the country, according to BuzzFeed.&nbsp;</p><p>How did this arbitrary and <strike>meaningless</strike> satirical list even come up, one may ask.</p><p>Well <em>The <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/04/04/obama-calls-kamala-harris-the-best-looking-attorney-general/">Washington Post</a></em><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/04/04/obama-calls-kamala-harris-the-best-looking-attorney-general/"> reported on Thursday</a> President Obama diverged from his prepared remarks at fundraiser to praise California Attorney General Kamala Harris.</p><p>The president said: "She’s brilliant and she’s dedicated, she’s tough. She also happens to be, by far, the best looking attorney general."</p><p>"It’s true! C’mon," Obama added.</p><p>Not so, says the online news outlet that is known for viral cat videos as much as political reporting. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 23:26:40 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 4841 at http://wfpl.org BuzzFeed Ranks Jack Conway Second 'Hottest' Attorney General McConnell Elated With Fall of Newspapers http://wfpl.org/post/mcconnell-elated-fall-newspapers <p>In a BuzzFeed profile piece, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., celebrates the rise of social media and is praising the fall of traditional newspaper outlets.</p><p>Like most conservatives, McConnell views traditional media outlets as bias against GOP views and he appears somewhat elated about the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/16/gannett-revenue-ad-sales-second-quarter_n_1676012.html?utm_hp_ref=media">dwindling print media</a> that once held a stranglehold on political coverage.</p><p>McConnell says social media allows for ideas to be heard in a more competitive landscape and commented on <a href="http://archives.wfpl.org/2012/04/17/courier-journal-names-wesley-jackson-publisher/"><em>The Courier-Journal</em> hiring a marketing and sales VP as its publisher</a> earlier this year.</p><p>From <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/johnstanton/senates-top-republican-hails-the-fall-of-old-medi">BuzzFeed</a>:</p><blockquote><p>McConnell, 70, spoke to BuzzFeed in his office overlooking the National Mall; he had tweeted of his plans for the interview earlier in the day from his iPad.</p><p>&ldquo;To the extent that there isn&rsquo;t media domination like there was in the days NBC, ABC, CBS the <i>New York Times</i>, the <i>Washington Post</i>, particularly since most people on my side of the aisle feel they had a pretty obvious bias &hellip; those days are over,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;I kind of like this new environment. I think its much more competitive, much more balanced.&quot; Tue, 31 Jul 2012 00:34:22 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1169 at http://wfpl.org McConnell Elated With Fall of Newspapers