Eliot Spitzer Blames ‘Urges’ for Prostitution Scandal

Eliot Spitzer on PBS's "Charlie Rose." (Photo: YouTube)
Eliot Spitzer on PBS’s Charlie Rose. (Photo: YouTube)

He just couldn’t help himself.

In a lengthy interview that aired on PBS early Wednesday, disgraced former governor-turned-comptroller-candidate Eliot Spitzer was asked to explain the sex scandal that forced him to resign from office five years ago.

“We have within us all drives, urges which should be tempered, controlled, modulated, held in check that I did not. And I don’t know if I can or should be a whole lot more specific than that. But that is what led to what was obviously a violation of responsibility, oath, loyalty–many terms could apply to it,” he told the Charlie Rose Show‘s guest host Mark Halperin during the interview.

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Daily Caller Identifies America’s Most ‘Punchable’ Journalists

 Daily Caller Identifies Americas Most Punchable Journalists Daily Caller Entertainment Editor Taylor Bigler apparently wants to punch several other members of the media. This afternoon, Ms. Bigler created a slideshow of the “Top 10 most punchable faces in media.” The slideshow was pegged to MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell’s response to Tagg Romney’s comment that he wanted to “take a swing at” President Barack Obama in which Mr. O’Donnell challenged Mr. Romney to “take a swing at me.”

“In light these feeble threats of physical violence [sic], we got to thinking about the 10 most punchable faces in the media,” Ms. Bigler wrote.

Journalism!

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Watch Julianne Moore's Sarah Palin Impression [Video]

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Julianne Moore in costume as Sarah Palin. (Photo: HBO Films)

HBO has released a trailer for their upcoming cable movie “Game Change,” based on John Heileman and Mark Halperin’s 2008 campaign tome of the same name. “Game Change” features Ed Harris as John McCain, Woody Harrelson as Senator McCain’s advisor Steve Schmidt and Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin. The clip is quite brief, but it’s clear Ms. Moore does a mean Palin impression. Continue reading “Watch Julianne Moore's Sarah Palin Impression [Video]”

Obama 'A Dick' Says Mark Halperin, Who Quickly Apologizes [Video]

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Mark Halperin on Morning Joe (via The Atlantic)

After wondering if Morning Joe was on a 7-second time delay, Time’s Mark Halperin dropped the d-word when describing President Obama’s debt speech yesterday. Somehow the show that has already seen some on-air cursing, let it get through.

Halperin quickly apologized.

[h/t Erik Hayden]

Update: MSNBC has Halperin “suspended indefinitely” reports Michael Calderone.

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