'Forbes' editor reduced to tears by 'Today' show
"Today" is offering up a series called "Could You Do Without?" Dennis Kneale, managing editor of Forbes, apparently, can't do without. Kneale volunteered for a segment in which he was forced to give up his cellphone, BlackBerry and e-mail. What was he thinking? Kneale lasted 40 hours before breaking down in tears. It's refreshing on some level, however, to see that it wasn't missed work that got to him but the thought of missing a call from his daughter.
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Thank God for Hugo Chavez (and go America!)
Because Hugo Chavez is so intent on making the U.S. in general-and George W. Bush in particular-look like an evil capitalist, Citgo can offer heating oil to poor people at discounts up to 40%. This isn't exactly news, but it's newly relevant because of the recent raft of ads floating around on TV, in print and on the web. No doubt the good people of Venezuela would be proud to see these ads featuring "poor" Americans (who probably seem obscenely wealthy compared to a "poor" Venezuelan). Hugo's keeping poor Americans warm. Good for him. And good for Citgo. This must be doing great things for the brand. Such great things, in fact, that a large part of Citgo's campaign brags about its proud American success story.