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?

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 rarely, if ever, see a host willing to be a … Continue reading appreciating russert