CNN’s anchor and political correspondent, Dana Bash, signs on as a consulting producer for the new NBC drama ‘The Hill’, that focuses on “the supercharged intersection of media and Capitol Hill where everything is transacted: information, sex, love, fame and power.” This intersection of CNN and Hollywood gets trumpeted in Variety.com, an entertainment industry ‘trade paper’. Is this a conflict of interest for CNN, or just a way for the veteran journalist’s credibility to enhance the accuracy of the fictional drama series?
Hot new dating app, Red Yenta, pairs idealistic socialists to fight “non-consensual power dynamics,” and perhaps for a cuddle and a peck on the cheek. Slackers of the world unite! Will this business of bringing together passionate anti-capitalists raise a mountain of venture capital, or will the hyper-political pitch raise red flags for investors?