Tag Archives: The Media

If I Can’t See It, It Does Not Exist

Relevant to prior discussion of equality in the administration and the trolling trolls who are very concerned. By the way, here’s what the front row typically looks like during White House Press Briefings Where’s the diversity, fellas? Aren’t you concerned?

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Photo of the Day

From the News Corp. owned New York Post. If even the New York Post says you’re a “gun nut” and a “loon,” you may want to rethink things.

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Fox News Didn’t Get The Memo On Moderation

Several elected Republicans pushed back today against Mitt Romney’s argument that President Obama won by giving “gifts” to minorities, but Fox News apparently didn’t get the memo and they’re running wild with the Makers vs Takers meme. Watch Varney and … Continue reading

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It Must Be Liberal Media Bias

Reporters embedded with the Romney campaign took time off from covering the issues (I jest) yesterday to play a game of flag football with Romney’s campaign staff. DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Mitt Romney will be participating in his own political … Continue reading

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What About Your Claps?

Sure, Mitt Romney was out-matched, disjointed, and obviously agitated throughout the night, but Michelle Obama clapped for her husband of 20 years at one point in the debate! Gasp! Drudge siren! Conservative media outlets including The Weekly Standard, The Daily … Continue reading

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The Ryan Bubble

Artist – David Fitzsimmons Here’s an interesting report from the New York Times’ Media Decoder. In general, the conclusions pointed to television viewing that is every bit as polarized as the political culture. The research listed the top 20 shows … Continue reading

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‘Both Sides’ Quote of the Day

You can have my both sides meme when you pry it from my Slate-pitching hands. This is gross false equivalence. The recording of Mitt Romney is completely unobstructed and features him alone speaking his mind. There is no selective editing, … Continue reading

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Newsweek is Trolling. And It’s Dangerous.

This is Newsweek’s cover story today. In addition to the provocative cover and the correspondingly bad story, Newsweek is also encouraging readers and fans to tweet #MuslimRage. And as of this time it’s among the top 5 trends on Twitter. … Continue reading

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God in the Platform

I laughed and laughed at this. Artist – J.D. Crowe In other news, even though the NFL regular season debuted last night, day two of the DNC topped day two of the RNC a week earlier in ratings by a … Continue reading

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Fit For Print

Artist – Milt Priggee In other news, prior to any possible post-convention bump, Nate Silver at 538 has calculated that the president has a 76 percent chance to win the election. That number could go up or down between now … Continue reading

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Wingnuts Still Fixated On Debunked Racist Conspiracy Theory

The Daily Caller reported a story on Monday alleging that President Obama is responsible for the sub-prime mortgage meltdown because he helped poor blacks in Chicago obtain loans. The story was promoted by Tucker Carlson on Fox & Friends yesterday, … Continue reading

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It’s The End of America

On one hand, this is hilarious. On the other hand, it’s really, really terrible. I’m conflicted. The fourth episode of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” TLC’s reality show about a self-proclaimed “redneck” family, drew more viewers in a key demographic … Continue reading

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Fox News Gets Their Wish

A week after Fox News revealed the identity of the Navy SEAL writing a book about his participation in the Bin Laden raid, the Department of Defense is now threatening the writer with legal action. (Reuters) – The Pentagon warned … Continue reading

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The Early Years

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, the second night of network RNC coverage reportedly drew 17 million fewer viewers last night when compared to 2008. College football returns tonight, and it’s Mitt Romney’s turn to speak, so expect that … Continue reading

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Idiot Quote of the Day

I agree with Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo who says this is the “stupidest thing I ever heard.” Democrats wish they had the diversity of speakers and deep bench [of the GOP] to show America -Chuck Todd on the … Continue reading

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I’d Like To Apologize For This Shakedown

During a commercial break on Yahoo’s live-stream of the RNC today, Yahoo News’ Washington bureau chief David Chalian quipped to colleagues that the Romneys are “happy to have a party when black people drown,” and that “they’re not concerned at … Continue reading

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The Truth-O-Meter

Artist – Pat Bagley Less than 24 hours after Fox News revealed the identity of the Navy SEAL planning to write a book about his experience participating in the Bin Laden raid, militant islamic websites affiliated with Al-Qaida posted his … Continue reading

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Worst Person in the World

Fox News, and more specifically reporter Justin Fishel, revealed the identity of a Navy SEAL who is planning to write a book, using a pseudonym, about his participation in the Bin Laden raid. Fox News said that “multiple sources” told … Continue reading

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Gibbs is Absolutely Right

This is from Sunday, but it seems just as prescient now as it was then now that the GOP has adopted an official platform that condemns women, immigrants, gays, and everyone else that isn’t white and rich. Gibbs: I’m not … Continue reading

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The Worst Political Team On Television

ThinkProgress has compiled a list of conservative figures who have chosen to ardently defend Representative Todd Akin’s legitimate rape comments, and while you can expect to see the usual suspects from the Family Research Council and the American Family Association … Continue reading

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