Over the past few years right-wing radio, in a seemingly coordinated effort, has cast George Soros as the Great Satan. I’m not sure how, or why, he became Public Enemy … Continue Reading ‘They made the world’s largest pizza, so we burned down their city hall’
That’s the consensus of 43 conservative bloggers asked to rank the 25 worst figures in American history. Charles Manson didn’t make the list. Neither did Jeffrey Dahmer or John Wayne … Continue Reading Jimmy Carter: Worse than Timothy McVeigh
I’ve criticized the rhetorical excesses of certain conservatives during the health care reform debate, and I’ll be equally unsparing toward hyper-paranoid partisans eager to play the victim: Think about it … Continue Reading Fearing Minnesota
Much has been made of the SOTU “face-off” between President Obama and Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. Leave it to both sides to try and score political points of a … Continue Reading It Depends on How You Define ‘Outburst’
Far right Republicans accuse the opposition of giving aid and comfort to the enemy. Far left Democrats accuse the opposition of being the enemy: You’re helping Hitler. You’re as a … Continue Reading when partisans attack
MSNBC, having recently surpassed CNN in ratings for the first time, has added another liberal stalwart, radio yakker Ed Schultz, to its nightly line-up. Fox News, MSNBC’s conservative counterpart, has … Continue Reading partisan media prevailing
The two most prominent such groups, Media Matters and the Media Research Center, are starkly partisan. Representing the left, Media Matters: Pulling a collective Rip Van Winkle, the White House … Continue Reading the myth of media watchdogs
*Rahm Emanuel is a dick. That seems to be the consensus, and he represents the kind of attack dog partisanship I detest. That said, I wouldn’t read too much into … Continue Reading random observations of the week that is
Partisan hypocrisy defined: The right wing, the McCain/Palin camp, and now even CNN is screaming fraud on based on 2000 bogus ACORN registrations in Indiana. Like most “Conspiracies” this is … Continue Reading fraud, what fraud?
Overheard on Larry King … 1. A Democratic strategist, assessing Sarah Palin’s brief media tour: She did great in her interviews with Charlie Gibson and Hannity, though admittedly she had … Continue Reading the blatant dishonesty of professional partisans
I don’t know whether the bailout should’ve passed or not. But when I hear what caused it’s defeat, I’m outraged. Once again, the children prevailed. The first middle finger of … Continue Reading i got a house you can foreclose
In San Francisco, sales of the coincidentally named Palin Syrah wine have plummeted since Sarah Palin was added to the GOP ticket. “Before McCain made his announcement it was selling … Continue Reading from the country that brought your freedom fries
Two weeks ago, most Republicans didn’t think they could win the presidency. Two weeks ago, most Democrats didn’t think they could lose. Now the GOP is confident and the Dems … Continue Reading learning about sex before learning to read?
The three cable news channels have taken sides, and they don’t even bother to veil it anymore. CNN is, in fact, the Clinton News Network, employing former advisers James Carvillle, … Continue Reading the farce that is cable news