Republicans aren’t much at governing, but boy howdy do they like to be hated, and to eat worms.
|By: Peterr Saturday July 16, 2011 10:45 am|
The Murdoch phone-hacking scandal is billed as British tabloids run amok, and the US media seems fixed on the “Gosh, I’m glad that could never happen here” storyline. Sadly, the phone-hacking label is a misstatement — that’s the symptom, but the problem is deeper. Behind the phone-hacking, however, are the revelations of the incestuous nature of politicians and journalists in the world of British politics and media.
And that, my friends, is a well-accepted part of the DC world. See “Russert, Tim” or “Mitchell, Andrea (Mrs Alan Greenspan)” or “White House Correspondents Dinner” or . . .
You get the idea. I just wish the Media Villagers did.
|By: Attaturk Monday March 7, 2011 1:30 am|
The wealthy are up in arms about your refusal to bear all the sacrifice…yet again.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday November 24, 2010 7:00 pm|
American foreign policy makers have a few countries that are routinely regarded as evil no matter what the evidence. A few examples include: Iran, North Korea, Mexico, Nigeria, Chad, Somalia, Syria, etc.
There’s no limit to what a foreign policy maker will hypothesize on the airwaves, and this has been especially true in the case of North Korea attacking South Korea. In discussions about how the U.S. should respond, neoconservatives have appeared on television to cheerlead the idea of a nuclear response.
|By: emptywheel Monday May 3, 2010 1:35 pm|
In 2004, Alan Greenspan argued the Fed should keep worries about a growing housing bubble secret because the chumps buying the houses were too stupid to engage in a debate about whether there was a bubble or not.
|By: David Dayen Saturday April 3, 2010 10:30 am|
Yesterday featured yet another top official in the Obama Administration, this time economic advisor Austan Goolsbee, saying that unemployment is unacceptably high. In this case, he was talking about the minority community. But “unacceptably high” doesn’t make sense unless the Administration is doing whatever possible to drop that number. And what are they doing?