For CNN, Michael Smerconish Helps Police Create Propaganda Against Ferguson Protesters

By: Monday November 24, 2014 11:19 am

Attorney and radio and television host Michael Smerconish spent a full hour on November 22 on the forthcoming grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, that was expected. He committed his show to not only holding protesters accountable but also to giving a Ferguson police officer air time to spread fear by claiming that all police officers he knows have received “death threats.”

 

Late Night: MENA Mashup

By: Friday November 7, 2014 8:00 pm

It’s really an ugly scene in Jerusalem, folks…! Bibi is playing with fire…

GA Sen: Democrat Michelle Nunn Has Narrow Lead

By: Friday October 24, 2014 7:59 am

If Democrats want to keep control of the Senate this race is a must win at this point.

Polling Improves for Sen. Pat Roberts

By: Thursday October 9, 2014 3:20 pm

Kansas seems to be returning to its red roots. For a while it looked like Incumbent Kansas Senator Pat Roberts was going to lose to Independent Greg Orman; but as we get closer to the election, Roberts has seen his polling start to turn around.

Late Night: War Games

By: Thursday September 4, 2014 8:00 pm

As the Mighty Wurlitzer of war cranks into gear yet again, I can’t help but wonder if war itself has become the singular cause upon which all news media agree, and no matter the opinion of those affected by it, they’re naturally going to sell any old war with just this sort of embarrassing fervor.

It’s understandable, I suppose, for the bloated multinationals who control what we see, hear, and read to choose war as a business proposition. Ratings surge, careers are made, and reporting costs are all but negligible when the aggressor is more than happy to provide all the talking points needed to fill time and space between boner pill ads.

KY Sen: Obama Is a Big Burden for Alison Lundergan Grimes

By: Thursday September 4, 2014 4:30 pm

The latest Kentucky poll from CNN/ORCfound Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) with a modest four-point lead over his Democratic opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes. If the election were held today McConnell would get 50 percent of likely voters and Grimes would come in at 46 percent.

One of Grimes’ biggest problems remains how deeply unpopular the President is in the state.

America’s Other Other Other Other War: Somalia

By: Tuesday September 2, 2014 7:50 am

Because why not attack another country; US forces conduct operation in Somalia: Pentagon http://t.co/tqK26dYZWi — Peter Van Buren (@WeMeantWell) September 2, 2014 So much time is spend talking about our military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, our drone operations in Pakistan and Yemen, and the possibility of airstrikes in Syria that the fact that we [...]

OUCH! Lisa Desjardins Loses Her Job and Says Goodbye to CNN

By: Friday August 29, 2014 3:53 pm

One of those now leaving CNN is Lisa Desjardins. She posted this goodbye note (but dammit Lisa, taking the first aid kit is just so wrong).

Late Night: Jon Stewart on Race (& Ferguson in the Media)

By: Thursday August 28, 2014 8:00 pm

Jon Stewart returned from a brief hiatus with a brilliant take down of the racially charged Ferguson coverage in the media, primarily on FOX News.

Not that they are the only offenders.

Questions about the Yazidis on that Iraq Mountain

By: Wednesday August 13, 2014 10:31 am

No one wants to see anyone suffer, Yazidi or otherwise. What we do want is to know the truth about what is going on in Iraq even as Obama continues airstrikes, and prepares to send in 130 more American troops.

U.S. officials said they believed that some type of ground force would be necessary to secure the passage of the stranded members of the Yazidi group. The military is drawing up plans for consideration by President Obama that could include American ground troops.

So a couple of questions here.

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