Tim Pawlenty: No Credit Risk of Debt Default if We Pay Foreign Investors First

By: Sunday May 29, 2011 8:08 am

A week ago, George Will advised Tim Pawlenty that now was the moment for him to make his move. On ABC’s This Week, Pawlenty did so. He got in the “let’s play chicken with the debt limit” car and headed it straight towards the cliff, joining the growing list of Tea-GOP presidential wannabes who should never be given a license to drive.

 

What Would Jesus Say About the Rev. Franklin Graham?

By: Sunday April 24, 2011 1:00 pm

One can only wonder what an intelligent, worldly woman like Christiane Amanpour must have thought as she interviewed the Rev. Franklin Graham. Whether it was cynicism or cluelessness about Christianity that convinced ABC’s This Week to feature Graham, I cannot say. What I will say is that Franklin Graham came across as one of the phoniest, stupidest “religious” hucksters I’ve ever listened to. Happy Easter to you too, ABC.

Isham’s Government Ties Revealed; How Many Other Journalists Does FBI Consider Informants?

By: Wednesday April 6, 2011 12:36 pm

This wouldn’t be the first time networks’ relationships with “consultants” has compromised their reporting.

Late Night: “The Kennedys” Scandalous?

By: Tuesday March 29, 2011 8:00 pm

The Kennedys, an eight part miniseries beginning Sunday, April 3, on ReelzChannel, has been fraught with intrigue and dismay since it was announced last year. It was originally scheduled to air on the History Channel, which paid $30 million to make the sex, drugs and scandal-scented series.

ABC This Week’s Elites to Wisconsin Workers: “We Won, So Screw You All”

By: Sunday February 20, 2011 12:15 pm

ABC’s This Week didn’t even make a pretense of being fair and balanced, let alone honest, in covering the historic labor protests in Wisconsin. The elite don’t want you to know that asking the working class to pay for the elite’s excesses is profoundly wrong.

Prop 19 Opponents Terrified by Centuries-Old Tradition of Local Ordinances

By: Monday September 27, 2010 7:15 pm

I’ve noticed a consistent but baseless distortion being spread by opponents of California’s Proposition 19, which would legalize, regulate and tax cannabis. They complain that Prop 19 is poorly crafted and/or would produce an unenforceable “patchwork” of regulation. The reality is that, compared with most propositions in California’s history, Prop 19 is very sensibly written, with the express purpose of giving state and local governments maximum flexibility to make legal marijuana workable. The fictitious, nightmarish “patchwork” of regulations caused by allowing local governments to craft local ordinances is no different than how local governments handle almost everything in our economy, including alcohol, parking, pizza ovens, farmers markets and building codes.

Axelrod and McConnell Take ABC’s Amanpour and US Down the Rabbit Hole

By: Sunday September 26, 2010 12:30 pm

After watching White House Adviser David Axelrod on ABC’s This Week, one can easily understand the lack of enthusiasm for an aimless Democratic Party that can’t even stand up and fight for what it’s supporters believe because it’s led from the top down by incompetent and corrupt corporatists.

$547 Million Can’t Paper Over Failure of Afghanistan War

By: Friday September 3, 2010 3:20 pm

The Pentagon’s public relations machine is working overtime these days trying to sell a theme of “progress” in Afghanistan to push back against calls to end the war. The message machine behind this push is gargantuan, costing $547 million and employing more than 27,000 people. But, as our latest Rethink Afghanistan video shows, all that wasted P.R. money can’t paper over the fact that the Afghanistan War isn’t making us safer, and it’s not worth the cost.

Giving Wrong Answers: Sen. Corker on ABC’s This Week

By: Sunday August 15, 2010 4:00 pm

It remains a mystery to me why the candidates who are able to tell the truth because they are doing the right thing aren’t able to capitalize on it. Telling the public that they are constantly given the lies of the right wing in order to get their votes against their own interests seems like something we really need to press home, over and over.

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