Category Archives: The Media

Mike Lee Fears Cable Merger For Dubious Reasons

Typically I wouldn’t advocate looking a gift horse in the mouth, but this is laughable. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) is concerned about the possible merger of Time Warner Cable and Comcast just as many people are, but his concerns probably … Continue reading
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Posted in Conspiracy Theory, The Media | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

You’re Doing it Wrong

If you’re trying to sneak into the World Trade Center site, you probably shouldn’t attempt to do so immediately after another high profile case of trespassing and you certainly shouldn’t try to talk your way in first. You also shouldn’t … Continue reading
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Posted in The Media | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Jon Stewart on CNN’s Flight 370 Coverage

He’s right. They did go lower. HLN brought in a psychic the very next day. You’re telling them what a plane looks like? Did you forget who watches CNN? You could just tell 90 percent of your viewers ‘look out … Continue reading
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Posted in Comedy, The Media | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Fox News: Flight 370 is Like Benghazi, It’s Also a Distraction From Benghazi

Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi. 1:05 TANTAROS: Watching the footage of that Malaysian women being played over and over last night, it’s just so sad. But think how long it took for them to get this kind of media attention. I mean, … Continue reading
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Posted in Benghazi, The Media | Tagged , , | 15 Comments

How Low Can We Go?

When I shared this cartoon last night, it was intended as a joke; I didn’t actually expect a news network to go there. On Thursday night, HLN invited a psychic to discuss what she think may have been the fate … Continue reading
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Posted in The Media | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Breaking Guess

Just in — Obama to blame Artist – Bruce Plante In other news, Boss Limbaugh disagrees with his minions in the House of Representatives. He says we don’t need a women’s history museum because women belong at the mall or … Continue reading
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Posted in Misogyny, Open Thread, Rush Limbaugh, The Media | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Blather News Network

Artist – Nick Anderson Seven McDonald’s franchise locations in New York have settled with employees who sued the local establishments for wage theft. The seven locations will pay the employees nearly $500,000. This shouldn’t be confused with ongoing lawsuits recently … Continue reading
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Posted in Open Thread, The Media | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

This is CNN

CNN’s coverage of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370 has been comparable to their coverage of the infamous Poop Cruise, but this is going a bit far even for them. Asked and answered, CNN host Don Lemon “just put it … Continue reading
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Posted in The Media | Tagged , , , | 16 Comments

Chris Christie in His Own Words

You don’t have to listen to us or others who say that Chris Christie is not the moderate friend you think he is. You can take it from the man himself. During an interview with David Brody of the Christian … Continue reading
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Posted in Chris Christie, Ethics, The Media, Wingnuts | 2 Comments

For President Obama, Everything Is Everything

  Sam Stein and Sabrina Siddiqui put together a piece for the Huffington Post outlining the media’s sensational framing of everything President Obama has encountered during his presidency, some events being a natural phenomenon of the office, but the reality … Continue reading
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Posted in Elections, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Foreign Policy, History, International Relations, Liberalism, Military, Nuclear Weapons, President Obama, Republican Party, Taxes, The Economy, The Media | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments

Frank Luntz Sets Out To Ruin Sports, Too

Trying to bill itself as a ’24 hour sports news network’ that dedicates a disproportionate share of airtime to NASCAR and classing up cockfighting tournaments, FOX Sports 1 enlisted the help of bottom-feeding pollster Frank Luntz to polarize the wide, … Continue reading
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Posted in Ethics, Sports, The Media | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

New Jersey Star-Ledger Would Blow It All Over Again

You could almost call it an early endorsement for president. Now that the New Jersey Star-Ledger has had time to reassess and rethink their world famous flop of an endorsement in the race for New Jersey governor last year between … Continue reading
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Posted in Epic Fail, Republican Party, The Media, WTF | Tagged , | 10 Comments

Chart of the Day

What’s wrong with this picture? Senate Republicans successfully filibustered a vote on extending unemployment insurance yesterday. Broadcast news programs spent exactly 0 seconds on it. via Media Matters Continue reading
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Posted in Congress, The Media | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

“Revenge of the Nerd”

This couldn’t happen to a nicer asshole. What Chris Christie woke up to this morning. pic.twitter.com/HvkMpxjcxe — Jim Roberts (@nycjim) February 1, 2014 Continue reading
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Posted in Chris Christie, The Media | Tagged | 16 Comments

For Christie and the Star-Ledger, What a Difference a Few Months Make

The New Jersey Star-Ledger is calling from the impeachment or resignation of Governor Chris Christie if the latest allegations from former Port Authority official David Wildstein prove to be true. Forget about the White House in 2016. The question now … Continue reading
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Posted in Chris Christie, Ethics, The Media | Tagged , | 6 Comments

Conservative Media Feeling Victimized Again

Media Matters quotes conservative media reacting to their very bad week culminating with the indictments of conservative stalwarts such as Dinesh D’Souza and Gov. Bob McDonnell, as well as ongoing investigations into Gov. Chris Christie’s evolving Bridgegate scandal. Drudge: They are … Continue reading
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Posted in Alex Jones, Chris Christie, Conspiracy Theory, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Justice, Republican Party, Rush Limbaugh, The Media, Wingnuts | Tagged , , | 15 Comments

Stupid Party, Stupid Media

Fox News apparently didn’t get the memo that the food stamps for pot story was completely fake. Or they wish they had thought of it first. via Media Matters Despite lack of evidence and the failure of the bill, Fox … Continue reading
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Posted in Ethics, Food, The Media | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

You Get What You Pay For

After the News Jersey Star-Ledger began inquiring about the frivolous George Washington bridge closure, Governor Chris Christie’s staff had salty words for the state’s largest newspaper. “Fuck him and the [Star-Ledger]. Sent from my iPhone” Michael Drewniak is Chris Christie’s … Continue reading
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Posted in Chris Christie, Ethics, The Media | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Dear New Jersey Star-Ledger: What Were You Expecting?

Now that it has become clear New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was somehow involved in the unnecessary closure of the George Washington Bridge, the New Jersey Star-Ledger now believes that Christie may, in fact, be a dishonest bully. His attempts … Continue reading
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Posted in Chris Christie, The Media | Tagged | 8 Comments

Spokesman For Grandbaby Romney Leaves Door Open For 2036

Speaking with Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace, Mitt Romney went way out of his way today to dignify something stupid said on basic cable news with his most concerned face since the attacks on his old baby, Benghazi Romney. Trying really … Continue reading
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Posted in Benghazi, Quote, Robots, Science, The Media, War On Women | Tagged , , | 2 Comments