1. It’s Monday, February 23, 2015. Next week at this time, it will be March.
2. If, say, last week, someone bounced the idea of Lady Gaga singing a medley from “The Sound of Music” at the Oscars, you would have chuckled at the idea. No one’s chuckling today — she was pretty good.
3. Here’s my problem with the Bill O’Reilly controversy: Fox News doesn’t give a damn what CBS, CNN or other media, or the people who read or watch those outlets, think about the integrity of one of its star performers. He could have said he covered D-Day, and as long as it resonates with the Fox audience, he’s golden.
Fox News is a lot like ISIS that way. — They’re going to do what they want, and to hell with people who are outraged. In fact, I think there’s a better chance ISIS will repent for the evil it has committed than Fox News and Roger Ailes will.
4. Good stuff by people I know:
Western Muslims Swipe Right to Find Their Match on Minder, by Shaheen Pasha on The Daily Beast
Above The Law, by Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken on CNNMoney, edited by Nicole Ridgway. This published last week, but it’s still worth your time.