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Sen. John McCain Allegedly Palling Around With Syrian Terrorists

The Daily Star Of Lebanon is alleging that during Senator John McCain’s recent visit with Syrian rebels in the country he was greeted by sectarian kidnappers of 11 Lebanese Shiite pilgrims who have yet to be released, and even posed for photographs … Continue reading
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Fiscal Responsiblity

This is one part hilarious and one part depressing. According to Buzzfeed, the media is now fighting what’s left of the Romney campaign because the campaign has reportedly grossly over-billed organizations for the campaign’s own mismanagement. For example, on Oct. … Continue reading

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What Liberal Media?

According to your average conservative, the “liberal” media is completely in-the-tank for the Obama Administration, aiding and abetting his reign as the socialist-in-chief. Careful examination of media coverage would apparently put that fantasy to rest though. The only person to … Continue reading

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And The Winner Is

Herman Cain? “This is a sign of our growing momentum and my candidacy that cannot be ignored,” Cain said afterwards in a statement. “I will continue to share my message of ‘common sense solutions’ across this country and look forward … Continue reading

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Out Of Control Spending!

Well, not really. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the federal deficit has already been reduced by a significant margin for fiscal 2011 which ends two months from now. (Reuters) – The U.S. government recorded a $1.1 trillion deficit during … Continue reading

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Making The Case

But is anyone listening? (Reuters) – President Barack Obama pressed his case on Saturday for achieving deficit reduction, in part by ending tax breaks and singling out hedge fund managers, oil companies and billionaires to take the hit. […] “Now, … Continue reading

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Priorities of the People

I’ve been spending a considerable amount of time since the Weiner fiasco trying to figure out whether it’s the media or its consumers who are to blame for the dominance of nonsense and the absence of wonk in the press. … Continue reading

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Schizoid Beltway Media

Politico advising the president prior to his speech about the budget: Beat up on Rep. Paul Ryan Or his budget plan, at least. Politico reviewing the president’s speech about the budget: But the combative tenor of Obama’s remarks, which included … Continue reading

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Press Secretary Jay Carney

Exciting! Not really. Jay Carney, the spokesman for Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., will replace Robert Gibbs as the White House press secretary, the White House announced. Mr. Carney, a former reporter for Time magazine and chief of its … Continue reading

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More Edwards! More Letterman! More Tiger!

Ezra Klein believes that it’s the administration’s fault that Americans are grossly misinformed about healthcare reform: A January poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 60 percent of Americans thought the health-care reform bill would increase the deficit, … Continue reading

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I Dare You Not to Laugh

This is such an awful, awful story, but the news anchor couldn’t stop laughing. But you know what? I started laughing at the same time she did. Test your laughing threshold: I feel terrible for laughing. But I couldn’t help … Continue reading

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Wankery, Content and The Establishment Media

The president is growing frustrated with the state of the establishment news media: I mentioned that I was in Asia on this trip thinking about the economy, when I sat down for a round of interviews. Not one of them … Continue reading

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Shocker!

Following yesterday’s red alert: The White House issued a statement Sunday evening reaffirming its commitment to a public option for insurance coverage and called reports that the president and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid were pursuing different strategies, “absolutely false.” … Continue reading

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Defending Fox News and Punching Hippies

I’ve been trying to figure out why the establishment press is so anxious to defend Fox News Channel, considering how Fox News Channel is dedicated to bludgeoning them as being “liberal” and “in the tank” for the president. After all, … Continue reading

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Meat the Press

Let’s recap. Obama administration officials said Fox News Channel “isn’t news.” Outrage ensues from everyone including Fox News, Joe Scarborough, Jake Tapper and Dana Perino who referred to it as something “dictators do.” The Bush administration, on the other hand… … Continue reading

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Sunday Shows Gate

Remember a few years ago when the corporate media cheerlead Bush’s invasion of Iraq? Today, the same corporate media is criticizing President Obama for… appearing on the Sunday shows this weekend. You know, because they’re in the tank for Obama.

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It Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means

I’ve been thinking about the array of polls from today and the conventional wisdom coming from the cable news people. Bear with me on this. I’ve written before that if a pollster asks a typical American whether they’re generally liberal … Continue reading

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It's Not Just Television News, Of Course

The Washington Post seems to crap all over the left and elevate the right in order to appear “not liberal.” Media Matters reports via Benen: For instance, in October 2002, when more than 100,000 people gathered in Washington, D.C., to … Continue reading

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Why Is NBC Protecting the Wingnuts?

Chez details how NBC sanitized a wingnut quote about Muslims taking over the country. Of course, here’s precisely why: They’re well aware of the accusations of a liberal bias — very, very tired accusations by now, and ones that are … Continue reading

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No Wonder People Don't Know Anything

The networks spent more time covering that racist wingnut’s obnoxious Tourettes outburst than they spent reporting on the president’s address. It’s no wonder why people are generally clueless about healthcare reform.

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