Late Night: What to Tweet When You See a “Both Sides Do It” Story

By: Monday May 5, 2014 8:00 pm

When I’m sick and tired of certain media conventions, I write a post about it. If you are like my friend Jimmy Dore you write a funny comedy bit about it. Stewart, Colbert and Oliver all mock the media, but is it making the media change? Is there something we can do besides point and laugh?

Today’s sick and tired media phrase is “Both sides do it.” This phrase is designed as a preemptive answer to the right wing’s screaming about a story and to help show that ”the liberal media doesn’t have a liberal bias.” The idea has become internalized by the MSM.

 

The Problem with American Politics, in Two Parts

By: Sunday August 21, 2011 12:00 pm

So to summarize, the current leader of the “left” is a Blue Dog who thinks partisan politics are a quaint relic, while the entire right believes the opposite and desperately wants to nominate the wingnuttiest presidential candidate, ever.

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