The week’s stupidest headline
Bigotry, Biscuits and Gravy: Being Queer Below the Mason-Dixon Line Bigotry, biscuits and gravy — yep, that about sums up gay life in the South. Uniformed generalizations like these attempt to regionalize a divide that exists nationwide. Atlanta’s about as gay-friendly a city as you’ll find. No doubt it’s much more accepting than, say, western…
About that alleged non-vetting of Obama …
I’ll concede much of the press was pulling for Obama in 2008. But to contend, as many conservatives do, that the president received a free pass from the media doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.
Piers Morgan vs. pretentious MSNBC contributor
I’m never going to take Piers Morgan’s side, even when his antagonist is a prick. The blowhards sure are doing their best to drain any significance from the Trayvon Martin case.
A Republican’s wet dream: Olbermann v. Gore
Conservative boogeymen Al Gore and Keith Olbermann may soon be facing off in court after the ex-veep and Current TV exec became the latest suit to fire the former sportscaster. It goes almost without saying that the claims against me implied in Current’s statement are untrue and will be proved so in the legal actions…
Memo to Joe the Asshole: The media is not your P.R. arm
“Mr. Burns, your campaign has the momentum of a runaway train. Why are you so popular?” It appears tea partiers take their cues from the Springfield despot when it comes to dealing with the media. Joe the Plumber, who on Tuesday secured the GOP nomination for Congress in Ohio, threw a hissy fit after a…
This post may require counseling
Fresh Loaf’s Gwynedd Stuart expresses some sympathy for Luis Rivera, the obviously contrite Gwinnett County math teacher forced to resign for crafting some rather ignorant word problems. Rivera’s 20-question homework assignment used slave beatings and picking cotton to link lessons about ex-slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass to math computation. One of the problems read: “If…