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Famous music producer Phil Spector in a 2009 prison photograph - (North Kern State Prison, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation photo)

 

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NR TOP 10 - March 2013 - TELEVISION REVIEWS RULE NR TOP 10

 

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Buddy Miles sang his hit recording Going Thru Them Changes and that was the theme of our NEW NR TOP 10. This was is record setting month for changes with our television reviews setting an all time record in notching 9 of our TOP 10 spots - Record producer Phil Spector commanded attention with our review of the HBO special regarding his trail for murder - Our Cambodian Royal Palace and point of view of the Los Angeles Lakers trading practices made the big noise to land in our Archives section

 

 

Sunday, March 31, 2013

THE VIEW FROM U

March proved to be the biggest shakeup of all time in our NR TOP 10 ratings. Television reviews ruled taking nine of the top 10 positions breaking the old record of seven also held by the Television section. There was a mad rush at the end of the month as all four of our most recent television reviews created a reading frenzy and made the charts. The fastest climber was THE VOICE 4 WITH SHAKIRA & USHER which rocketed up the charts to the # 9 position within 20 hours of being posted.

Our experience and review of famed record producer Phil Spector's murder trail on HBO rocketed up to the # 1 position within 24 hours of release. Given the piece made it to the top spot makes it the most powerful fastest riser. The column is somewhat personal as we had an experience with the now convicted murderer. It was an experience that one never forgets.

After reviewing the HBO supposedly biography it covered only his murder trail in their 90 minute presentation. After viewing the film we came away feeling that justice was done by putting a dangerous criminal behind bars but the motion picture was a disappointment resulting from it's poor production quality but at least that part of Spector's story was told. He was a monster of a producer which is a good thing but a monster in his personal life which was bad.

The four columns that were released within 10 days prior to this column that rushed on to the charts included criticism of former NBA star Dennis Rodman's visit from news media in his own country. Also the relationship between the producers of the Academy Award winning film ARGO Grant Heslov and George Clooney and our assessment of the current season of American Idol which continues to reek a lack of credibility.

Our take on Asia's Next Top model reeled in the 3rd position. What jumped out in this story was the Thai model that eventually won the competition didn't sound Thai nor have a Thai name. She sounded European. We opined that if they are going to have a Top Model show that represents Asian's then have Asians compete. To maximize Asian representation have ONLY ETHNIC ASIANS compete so the world can see what Asia is about through their eyes and not of those that colonized and infected the region with their impregnations and ideas.

MOBITEL'S (Cambodia) AMBUSH is the only non television review column to earn a spot on the charts. It's a story of ethics verses how business is done in Cambodia. Mobitel which uses the brand name Cellcard is an ISP and cell phone connection service. The Cambodia Daily revealed the company obtained the rival bankrupt Mfone companies subscribers despite that Mfone's assets were supposed to be frozen in order to help pay off the companies debt. The subscribers are considered to be the most valuable asset of that company. How Cellcard made the deal defying court rulings remains a mystery.

Our story focused on how Mfone customers were given information that their entire balances and services would be transferred to and honored by Cellcard. The end result was Cellcard didn't honor what the Mfone customer service center staff communicated to their customers. More downside to this transaction is Mfone staff is suing the company for back pay plus one month's salary compensation.

SECTIONS MOST VISITED

This month there were major changes in our sections most visited. The Television section took the number one spot. Newcomers to the charts include the DENNIS RODMAN, Travel and CNN sections. By reviewing the activity in the section Rodman got what he wanted and gained attention for his visit to North Korea and seized the 10th position. His mission was accomplished although he was vilified by the mainstay US media he received millions of dollars of FREE PUBLICITY... the Rodman knows.

CNN jumped into the fray locking up the 9th position. The subject of most interest is how CNN continues to wave the flag for Israel by promoting their cause in airing propaganda and having what are supposed to be analysts. The problem is the analysts are Jewish that have relatives that suffered atrocities at the hands of the Germans and their concentration camps.

If its balance reporting you're looking for you won't find it on CNN. It's safe to say that anyone that has relatives with a history of being abused by the Germans is too bitter to do unbiased reporting on the Middle East problems. CNN's perspective is how everyone is picking on Israel the country that stole Arab land in 1948. The focus is Arab countries are attacking them when in reality Israel is the only country with nuclear weapons and invades and attacks their neighbors.

TOP PRESS RELEASES

Technology set the pace and grabbed the top two spots in the most read press releases. Comcast notched the number one spot with their Internet Essentials Program Connects More Than 150,000 Low-Income families. The second spot went to Mobile Operators to off-Load Mobile Traffic that was revealed at the Mobile World Congress 2013. Big names that made the charts include Jay Z who is taking on a film project and teaming up with Baz Luhrmann on "The Great Gatsby". NFL Legends Dick Butkus and Mike Haynes Lead Charge for Health Screenings.

1. Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program Connects More Than 150,000 Low-Income Families

2. Mobile Operators to off-Load Mobile Traffic

3. Capital One Fuels Kiva’s Microlending

4. NFL Legends Dick Butkus and Mike Haynes Lead Charge for Health Screenings

5. Shawn “JAY Z” Carter Teams up with Baz Luhrmann on “The Great Gatsby”

ARCHIVES

Our Travel Tips report of Cambodia's Royal Palace has resurfaced with interest from our readers. It's an old column that ironically gained attention following the passing of King Norodom Shianouk. A real oldie titled DIENASTY_PART_2 covered the long rumored trade of EDDIE JONES, a crowd favorite and ELDEN CAMPBELL that were dealt to the Charlotte Hornets for GLEN RICE and JR REID.

The significance of this story is it was picked up and published in the Russian language. The editor of the newspaper said the reason he liked the story was that we were the only publishers to have that perspective. Our stand alone perspective is what puts us over the top of the rest of the competition. We call them like we see them agree or not.


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NATIONAL RADIO TOP 10 - March 2013
TV - VIDEO BEAT- EXTRA EXTRA - JESSICA SANCHEZ - PHIL SPECTOR are HOT TOPICS - March, 2013
JESSICA TURNS THE BEAT AROUND - Jessica Sanchez was pumped and dumped in the American Idol final after being given a terrible song which resulted in her losing. Her fortunes have turned around and she is touring and doing songs that fit her talent. She is also taking on acting - PHIL SPECTOR THE MURDERER was recognized as one of the music industries most talented producers. His penchant for guns and violence resulted in murder and a prison sentence. A film about Spector airs on HBO...

Previous -TV - VIDEO BEAT - Part 3 - A-MEI - TAIWAN'S SUPERSTAR TREASURE - February, 2013
Overcoming adversity was a part of the process of the growth of the indigenous Taiwan lady singer A-Mei. With each hurdle she faced in life she resolved it with genius ideas. With every leap she gained strength, broadened her talents and lengthened her career. If it's the hardest working lady in show business you're looking for... IT'S A-MEI - GLEE's NEW SEASON is WITHOUT CHARICE
- Recommended TV Listings


 

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TV - VIDEO BEAT- EXTRA Part 1 - Go figure - Dennis Rodman @ peace in N. Korea - Obama visits the world's 1st TERRORISTS ISRAEL - March, 2013
THE PEACEABLE MAN DENNIS RODMAN is CONDEMNED - It's a go figure when an American citizen can visit North Korea and be welcomed with open arms but be condemned by politicians in his own country when he brings back a message of peace. The flip side is US President Barack Obama visits the world's original terrorists ISRAEL and walks the red line of their dictates and war crimes history

Previous - TV - VIDEO BEAT - Part 1 - IT'S ON!!! American Idol - February, 2013
SOS!!! - IDOL DRAMA CONTINUES to LOSE THE PLOT & VIEWING AUDIENCE - With a new season of programming upon the television viewers in East Asia it's a matter of choice which programs to watch or not. Amazing Race, Top Model College Edition, GLEE (Season 4) and American Idol are on the menu. It's SOS for Idol as they continue to focus on pimping off the reputations of their judges. Following cleaning house and ridding themselves of Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler the new judging team is dominated by the sassy mouth of Nicki Minaj
- Recommended TV Listings


 

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TV - VIDEO BEAT - Part 2 - ASIA'S Next Top Model Final - NEW TV SEASON in ASIA - February, 2013
FRESH & INTERESTING PROGRAMS - The bad news is a new season of American Idol is on imparting more drama and deceit. The good news is it was time to move on and search out new, fresh and interesting programming. The result being we found some interesting shows and an interesting channel that offer more steak than sizzle with more substance in its content. Their programming is informative and can make you smile. WHY NOT?

Previous - TV - VIDEO BEAT - CNN TV SHOW HOST PIERS MORGAN - PETITIONED TO BE DEPORTED - January, 2013
THE IRATE DEBATE - CNN talk show host Englishman Piers Morgan was verbally overwhelmed when interviewing an irate radio show host Alex Jones a pro gun ownership advocate from Austin, Texas. Morgan wants gun ownership to be banned in America feeling that it would make a difference in eliminating the mass murders in the nation by those easily purchasing weapons with the intent to kill. Jones gave Morgan a taste of his own interrupting medicine and in the process made a fool out of himself - Recommended TV Listings


 

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TV - VIDEO BEAT - Part 4 - BRITNEY SPEARS BIOGRAPHY is FEATURED ON THE BIO CHANNEL - February, 2013
BIO CHANNEL INFORMS with FOOD FOR THE MIND - Benazir Bhutto's life is also one of the stories televised on tee Bio Channel. Bio's programming includes stories of history such as Bhutto's as well as featuring the lives of Asian and International entertainers. In many cases they tell you about things you don't know about the Beatles, Jennifer Lopez, Johnny Depp, Blondie Jack Nicholson and many famous Asian stars - K-POP STAR HUNT is a refreshing change in talent shows. Asian personalities shine in the programs search for their next K-POP superstar - AMAZING RACE 22 is HOT

Previous - Phnom Penh (Ah) - MOBITEL'S (Cambodia) AMBUSH - February, 2013
MISINFORMATION REIGNS IN ROCKY ROAD MOBITEL TAKEOVER - The MobiTel takeover of Mfone customers is more like a rocky road than smooth sailing. The services going forward promised from Mfone customer service representatives failed to materialize. The bait and switch resulted in a situation of bitch, bitch, bitch of confusion and the loss of the Mfone customers' hard cash credit - QUALIFY for INTERNET SERVICE? - MISINFORMATION OR LIES? - Phnom Penh Cable's poorly trained and informed service staff


 

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TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA Part 1 - US SENATE HAGGLE over HAGEL & ISRAELI LOBBY - January, 2013
IN THE NEWS -The haggle over Hagel is that he once made a statement about too many Jewish lobbyists in Washington. He misspoke as they are actually Israeli lobbyists - The US government supports murder, invasion and occupation of Arab land to serve their own interests - RT News has lost the plot and gone the RUDE, IN YOUR FACE AMERICAN style of reporting

Previous - TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA Part 1 - US SENATE HAGGLE over HAGEL & ISRAELI LOBBY - January, 2013
IN THE NEWS -The haggle over Hagel is that he once made a statement about too many Jewish lobbyists in Washington. He misspoke as they are actually Israeli lobbyists - The US government supports murder, invasion and occupation of Arab land to serve their own interests - RT News has lost the plot and gone the RUDE, IN YOUR FACE AMERICAN style of reporting - Recommended TV Listings


 

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TV - VIDEO BEAT- EXTRA Part 2 - AMERICAN IDOL IS SOS (Same ol $#!t) - March, 2013
FAVORITISM CONTINUES TO REIGN - Following last seasons debacle we swore off American Idol. We were successful but decided to tune in at key times of decision making when they selected their Top 10 and the Top 10 and 9 performances. The result being the show continues to show favoritism and focus on pimping off the popularity of their judges while shunning the talent leaving them to be a side show. The red flags are up for more of the same...

Previous - Sports Notes - WHO'S THE MAN…? ALEX FERGUSON, JOSE MOURINHO or PEP GUARDIOLA? - Apri 2012
AGREE OR NOT? - The topic of who's the best among, Ferguson, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola at this point has to go the Ferguson. Guardiola has experienced immediate success in the early stages of his career but the stress has gotten to him at his young age of 41. Mourinho is still working on his CV but the question arises is stress taking its toll? - The Los Angeles Lakers RON ARTEST aka META WORLD PEACE HAS LOST THE PLOT


 

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TV - VIDEO BEAT Part 2 - STRANGE HUMAN BEHAVIOR on the AMAZING RACE - March, 2013
SNIVELLERS TEAM OUT - If you failed to see how bad karma played out on the Amazing Race this week you still have a chance as there will be a repeat showing of that episode this Saturday and Sunday - CHRISTIAN BALE's (aka BATMAN) biography is on the BIO Channel - AMERICAN IDOL'S TOP 10

Previous - Phnom Penh (Ah) - CAMBODIA MOURNS the DEATH of KING SIHANOUK - October, 2012
WATER FESTIVAL CANCELED 2nd CONSECUTIVE YEAR - Sihanouk held so many positions since 1941 that the Guinness Book of World Records identifies him as the politician who has served the world's greatest variety of political offices - THE TRUTH or WHAT U WANT 2 HEAR? - It's SOS time again as the Cambodian government's council of ministers and ministry of Justice continues to dictate how democracy will work in their country. VOA'S Chris Decherd responds - PHNOM PENH TOP 5 STORIES


 

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Phnom Penh (Ah) - MOBITEL'S (Cambodia) AMBUSH - February, 2013
MISINFORMATION REIGNS IN ROCKY ROAD MOBITEL TAKEOVER - The MobiTel takeover of Mfone customers is more like a rocky road than smooth sailing. The services going forward promised from Mfone customer service representatives failed to materialize. The bait and switch resulted in a situation of bitch, bitch, bitch of confusion and the loss of the Mfone customers' hard cash credit - QUALIFY for INTERNET SERVICE? - MISINFORMATION OR LIES? - Phnom Penh Cable's poorly trained and informed service staff

Previous - Phnom Penh (Ah) - FILMMAKER MARC EBERLE TELLS IT LIKE IT IS - January, 2013
EBERLE REVEALS BEHIND THE SCENES - Eberle's latest project "Aung San Suu Kyi: The Choice," is receiving rave reviews. His perspective offers a side of a story never seen of the Myanmar now politician aka the Lady and her relationship with her family that she left behind for politics. Previously Eberle also dug deep with his documentary of the CIA'S secret war in Laos titled The Most Secret Place on Earth


 

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TV - VIDEO BEAT- MAX - IT'S ON!!! THE VOICE 4 with SHAKIRA & USHER - March, 2013
The Voice Season 4 featuring new judges Shakira and USHER which premiers Sunday March 31st in East Asia will be a MUST WATCH if they follow up last season's quality - Mariah Carey's biography is airing on the BIO Channel and is a MUST WATCH - American Idol wins the bullshit competition - ARGO - INSIDE STORY will be televised Sunday March 31st in East Asia on the Discovery Channel...

Previous - Sports Notes EXTRA - DOES YAO HAVE THE RIGHT STUFF? - July, 2011
HAS YAO MADE ALL THE RIGHT MOVES IN HIS BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT? - Yao's business representatives neglect to do an honest straight forward piece of business. Ming's reputation could be at stake. If he continues to surround himself with this type of irresponsible individual his business career could be in jeopardy - FIFA PROBLEMS LOOM LARGE - A BAD MOVE?


 

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TV - VIDEO BEAT- EXTRA Part 3 - The GEORGE CLOONEY, GRANT HESLOV, ARGO CONNECTION - TRACI LORDS - March, 2013
THE PAPER TRAIL - As they say what goes around comes around. For Academy Award winning Argo producer Grant Heslov it was a good thing for the good deed that he did for his life long friend and partner George Clooney. For Traci Lords it is a not so good thing as her history as an underage porn star was thrown in her face on the Piers Morgan show...

Previous - TV - VIDEO BEAT - AMERICA'S INSIDE JOB - GLEE PROJECT - Q'VIVA! - September, 2012
AMERICA'S INSIDE JOB RIP OFF POLITICAL CIRCUS - With the US engaged with their mud slinging presidential race we cut to the chase and delve into the underlying reasons why Obama was set up to fail from the beginning of his term. The reasons why are depicted in the film documentary INSIDE JOB - Glee Project Goes the Extra Mile - Q'UE VIVA! has some good news
- Recommended TV Listings


 

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SPORTS NOTES - LAKERS DIE-NASTY - Part 2 - THE LAKERS EDDIE JONES TRADE - May, 1999
It was fitting that Jerry "Who Loves-Ya Baby" Buss' BOY TOYS went down with a whimper. After being knocked out by the Spurs, the cheerleading Los Angeles press made noise that THEIR LAKERS had let them down. Of course this was after the scribes and the team claimed earlier in the year that they were the best in the NBA (please pass the barf bag). It was a sad day for the Lakers dynasty when they died nasty

Phnom Penh (Ah) - CAMBODIA'S ROYAL PALACE - August 2002
Various Kings of Cambodia dating back to the Angkor period built many palaces. Since that time palaces were erected in Angkorborei, Sambhopborei, Icanapura, Hariharalaya, Yacodharapura, Longvek, Oudong to its current location Chadomuk.


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