Grace & Steel Ep. 59 10/31/16

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TOPICS: 1. Spilling Beans. We take a look at the Oct. 31 issue of the National Enquirer “Hillary Hitman Tells All” and use it as a springboard to a discussion about the muckraking media nexus between celebrity gossip and political secrets. 2. (1h 2m 3s) Grace & Steel Tech Talk. We explain what’s up with our recording schedule and various problems we’ve had over the last couple of months.

Here are some links to stories and items mentioned in the podcast:

National Enquirer, Oct. 31, 2016: Hillary’s Mr. Fix It Unmasked! Clinton Operative Gives TV Tell-All

Youtube, Oct. 24, 2016: Sean Hannity FULL Interview with The ” Fixer ” Clinton Operative Jeff Rovin National Enquirer Story

Daily Mail, Oct. 25, 2016: Self-proclaimed ‘Clinton fixer’ is unmasked on Hannity where he reveals that he did not interact much with Bill or Hillary and has since apologized to Monica Lewinsky

Los Angeles Times, Feb. 10, 2001: Clintons Began Taking White House Property a Year Ago

New York Post, Aug. 28, 2016: Hillary practically promised a pay-to-play State Department

Wikipedia: White House FBI files controversy

The Top 100 Most Damaging Wikikleaks

Roger Friedman in Showbiz 411, Oct. 18, 2016: Michael Moore In Surprise “Movie” Called “Trumpland”: Hate Hillary? Vote for Her Anyway

QUOTE “Tripp served Vince Foster his last meal – a cheeseburger with some M&M’s she scooped up and put on his lunch tray – and, by her account to investigators, she was deeply shaken by his suicide on July 20, 1993.”
Washington Post, Mar. 5, 1998: Linda’s Trip

IMDb: No Way Out (1987)

IMDb: The L Word

Drudge archive, Oct. 18, 2016

New York Times, Oct. 12, 2016: Two Women Say Donald Trump Touched Them Inappropriately

AGC Blind Items Main Page

The Gossip Life, Oct. 13: Daily Blind Item

IMDb: Spartan (2004)

Politico, Oct. 25, 2016: Obamacare premiums are going up 25 percent. So what happens next?

Forbes, Oct. 14, 2013: Obamacare’s Website Is Crashing Because It Doesn’t Want You To Know How Costly Its Plans Are

IMDb: All the President’s Men (1976)

Project Veritas

IMDb: You Can’t Escape Forever

Bob Stepno’s Other Journalism: Classic Newspaper Films

Berkley Library: Journalists & the Media in the Movies Hilaire Belloc by A. N. Wilson

Wikipedia: Muckraker

Wikipedia: Jean Chrétien

Globe and Mail, Oct. 25, 2016: Trudeau defends cash-for-access fundraising

Daily Mail, Jul. 14, 2016: EXCLUSIVE – ‘We don’t want ANY refugees here’: George Clooney’s super rich Lake Como neighbours say Italian idyll is being RUINED by migrants on their doorstep after Switzerland closes its border

An example of the leftover food story
Bollywood Life, Jul. 10, 2016: Priyanka Chopra did something very special for the homeless and it will make you even more proud of her!

Daily Mail, Dec. 25, 2015: Emmy Rossum spreads festive cheer on Skid Row as she joins Lisa Rinna and Pharrell to feed the homeless

BuzzFeed, Mar. 21, 2016: How Jennifer Garner Went Full “Minivan Majority”

Wikipedia: National Enquirer

IMDb: Hail, Caesar! (2016)

IMDb: Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

Encyclopedia Britannica: Walter Winchell

National Enquirer Editorial Mission Statement

Shapes of Digital Media Blog, Mar. 26, 2016: Vanity Fair’s Mission Statement

Christopher Hitchens in Vanity Fair, Sep. 13, 2008: The V.F. Century

New York Times, Jul. 9, 2010: Bill Clinton to Officiate at Congressman’s Wedding

Newsbusters, Aug. 29, 2016: The Fated Weiner Wedding: A Photo the Media Won’t Reveal

The New Yorker, Jul. 25, 2013: Understanding Huma

Vogue, Sep. 2016 issue: Huma Abedin On Her Job, Family, and the Campaign of a Lifetime

Chicago Tribune, Aug. 29, 2016: Huma Abedin, a top Clinton aide, is leaving husband Anthony Weiner amid new sexting scandal

Deadspin, Oct. 7, 2010: Brett Favre NAKED PICTURES? Alleged Penis Photos Surface

Ranker: The Professional Hollywood Beard List

Natonal Enquirer, Oct. 4, 2016: Kim Kardashian: Paris Heist Called A Hoax

Vanity Fair, May 8, 2013: The Cannes Film Festival’s Sex Industry Described in 10 Eye-Opening Passages, from The Hollywood Reporter

Thought Catalog, Jan. 4, 2013: How Did Kim Kardashian Get So Popular?

New Statesman, Jan. 15, 2010: What if… Harold Wilson had been a spy?

Pamela for Skype

Skype Community Forum: Pamela: Error occurs in media recording

Audacity download page

Total Recorder

Sonar by Cakewalk

Youtube, Feb. 18, 2013: Record Both Sides of a Skype Call Using a Mixer or Recording Interface