Profile: David Mason
Communications Director, The iCandidate
David Mason - known to his friends and some enemies as “Mase” - is a vastly experienced journalist who graduated from New York University and Harvard before joining the Los Angeles Times as an entertainment reporter. He went on to work as a columnist for the Hollywood Reporter and Variety and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for his features on a former session guitarist for the Rolling Stones he found living on the streets of North Hollywood and helped rehabilitate by putting him back in touch with friends in the music industry such as Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and Steve Jones. The guitarist, Jon Morley, is now a judge on the StarStruck talent show on ABC.
In his acceptance remarks, Mason conceded that he had always wanted to be a War Correspondent, but he was never good with foreign food.
In recent years, he has worked as a film critic for heavy.com, a Los Angeles stringer for Mail Online and a bartender at The Duck & Dog in Glendale, CA.
He is currently the Communications Director for The iCandidate.
NoteStreams By David Mason
The time has come to step up and be counted.
I have nothing particularly against Hillary Clinton other than the fact she sold her soul to protect her philandering husband and struck a deal with the devil to stay by Bill’s side in exchange for his support when she made her inevitable bid for the top job.
But she has to overcome a national backlash over eight years of a Democrat White House with a president swept into office in a flurry of optimism and hope only for usual rules to return and stifle his every effort to bring real change.
If the result in Iowa taught us one thing it was this; the voters are looking for something different. The state’s Republicans didn’t give a stuff that just about everybody who has ever had anything to do with Ted Cruz in politics despises him. Frank Bruni, of the New York Times, quoted a staffer who worked with the Texas Senator on the 2000 Bush campaign as saying: “Why do people take such an instant dislike to Ted Cruz? It just saves time.”
Finally the media is starting to pay attention to The iCandidate! Great interview with Jacqueline Toscane, one of the judges for the political reality show that's sweeping the country. Live from Iowa!
February 1, 2016
So who thought we would get an endorsement from the President of the United States?
I guess he’s not too worried; his tenancy at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is almost up. Eight years is a pretty short lease but I’m guessing from all those gray hairs that he’ll be quite happy to take Michelle and the girls back to Chicago so he can really start piling up his post-presidential fortune.
Mr. Obama may not have mentioned us directly in his final State of the Union speech, but, let’s just put it right out there, who else could he have been talking about?
Watching the US presidential race this year it’s sometimes hard to separate fact from fiction.
Well it’s about to get even harder….
While the White House hopefuls tussle it out in the tired old rounds of two-party nomination votes, a new way forward is about to capture the imagination of the American public.
We love reality shows right? The X-Factor, The Voice…The Real Housewives of Orange County!
We tune in for a fast track journey into the characters of the people involved, discovering the good and sometimes more of the bad than we really want. These people come into our homes through our TV sets and our laptops and before we know it they’re part of the fabric of our lives and we come to care what happens to them.
So what’s wrong with taking reality one step further into politics?