Late Night: Bubble Trouble

By: Thursday January 30, 2014 8:00 pm

Frank Rich wrote a piece in New York magazine this week about the increasing irrelevance of Fox News, arguing that it was time for liberals to stop worrying about it, already, because the conservative information bubble it creates has caused more damage to the Republican party than its relentless propaganda can counteract.  He’s right, when speaking strictly about national and statewide elections, but its effect on House districts, state politics, and more importantly, the rest of the media, is as toxic as ever.

 

The Party Line – July 8, 2011: A Broadside? That’s Rich

By: Friday July 8, 2011 3:45 pm

By now, many of you have probably read Frank Rich’s inaugural piece for New York Magazine. Freed from the bean counters and word counters of the New York Times, Rich pours forth pages (and pages) on what he calls “Obama’s Original Sin.”

I am not going to say that Rich is not being tough, per se, just that he isn’t as tough as he thinks.

Early Morning Swim: Frank Rich and Rachel Maddow Discuss Tax Cut Deal

By: Thursday December 9, 2010 4:46 am

The White House to the Democrats: pass it or we all die.

The Mean Streets of Politics, 2010

By: Sunday October 24, 2010 9:30 am

Yet another Republican candidate has threatened the violent overthrow of the government should he not get his way in the election.  Here’s the Dallas Morning News reporting on Dallas congressional candidate Stephen Broden: If the government is not producing the results or has become destructive to the ends of our liberties, we have a right [...]

All Together, Now: The Tea Party Isn’t About Economic Insecurity

By: Sunday October 17, 2010 11:30 am

In his op-ed today, the normally razor sharp Frank Rich makes the same mistake I keep seeing over and over amongst the chattering classes.

Glenn Beck’s Sheep

By: Sunday August 29, 2010 9:30 am

Glenn Beck’s various endeavors are so superficial and insincere it’s difficult to understand those who fall for his scams. America, of course, has a long tradition of hucksterism. We are a credulous folk, ready to believe in any old snake oil despite the fact that they always fail.

Frank Rich, the War Diaries and the “Fractionalized Media”

By: Sunday August 1, 2010 4:00 pm

Frank Rich often gets it right, as he does in today’s column on the Afghan War and the comparison between the Pentagon Papers and WikiLeaks’ publication of the Afghan War Diaries. His zingers, however, can derail an entire column. (Unlike, say, David Brooks or Ross Douthat, whose zingers make up their columns.) First, what Rich gets right…

Late Night: Elephants on Parade?

By: Friday October 23, 2009 8:00 pm

Fox has been shoveling shit on the White House since day one of the Obama Presidency, so why has this administration waited till October to call a spade a spade?

America’s Elite: Wrong, 24/7

By: Sunday February 22, 2009 9:31 am

America’s political and cultural elite are wrong all the time. Why? Because the very things that get them where they are blind them to reality.

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