Day: June 17, 2008

a desperate bid for street cred

a desperate bid for street cred

Alicia Keys steals a page from Obama’s pastor: “‘Gangsta rap’ was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other,” she says, putting down the sandwich. “‘Gangsta rap’ didn’t exist.” So Eazy E was a government stooge?

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appreciating russert

appreciating russert

Besides “Meet the Press,” Russert hosted a weekend talk show on CNBC — more conversational, less combative.  As you watch the clip below, featuring Christopher Hitchens and Andrew Sullivan, notice how Russert stays out of the way while his guests spar over Barack Obama. You […]

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the manbearpig endorsement

the manbearpig endorsement

I’m failing to grasp the importance, nay, the newsworthiness of Al Gore’s endorsement of Obama. If this had happened a month ago, then yes, it would’ve been a big deal. But now that the Democratic nomination has been sorted out, where’s the impact? Who else was […]

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