Today on the Menu: Rendon Group Fired, Bush Daughter Hired, Magazines Inspired

By Matt Van Hoven 

Walking into the last week of summer is like the parking lot of a shopping mall before Black Friday. Soon new TV programming will air, kids will head back to school, football and basketball season will begin as baseball winds down. For that reason, today’s media news is but an errant Styrofoam cup, rolling about said parking lot. No one really cares if it’s picked up but for a brief moment before being tossed aside, it held something of value.

The Pentagon canceled its contract with Rendon Group, a D.C. based PR firm infamous for pushing the WMD idea back in 2002. Reason for the split, as cited by Rear Adm. Gregory J. Smith, a senior communicator in Afghanistan: Rendon had become a distraction. How’s that for decisive.

Jenna Bush Hager
is going to be on the Today show every now and then. The twice-published author, charter school teacher and former first daughter will help NBC’s morning show viewers understand politics more gooder.

Signs that the economy is recovering (or that people are stupied): new magazines are being published. With advertising!