The Morning Ticker: ‘Axelstache,’ King, Faux FNC Study

By Alex Weprin Comment

  • Democratic strategist David Axelrod has already shaved his mustache on “Morning Joe,” but he can’t help himself, and is taking his mustache-shaving ways to CNN. Alex Castellanos, a Republican strategist and CNN contributor, says that if they can secure another 500 contributions for Axelrod’s charity, then he will shave his mustache off as well, live in “The Situation Room.” Stay tuned…
  • Fox News Channel’s Greta Van Susteren, in something of an aside in her blog, declares “I think Larry King is the best interviewer of all TV.” You can read her argument here.
  • The man behind a fake press release about Fox News speaks to The Huffington Post. The hoaxster posted a plausible-reading press release on PRWeb, claiming that a conservative research group found that Fox News viewers had lower IQs than average Americans. It was a ruse, designed to be picked up by some bloggers, and indeed, it was. The details are here.