FDL Movie Night: Billionaires’ Tea Party

By: Monday June 4, 2012 5:00 pm

Australian journalist Taki Oldham, our guest tonight, takes an undercover trip to Tea Parties across the country and into the heart of the Tea Party movement to uncover the astroturfing of America. With Billionaires’ Tea Party, Oldham shows how political messaging is the designed and shaped by corporate-funded think tanks and propagandists.


Better Late Than Never

By: Thursday April 26, 2012 8:00 pm

It seems that the metastasizing scandal at Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp is finally having some repercussions on this side of the Atlantic, but naturally not in the way you’d think. Although ol’ Rupert himself confirmed this week that that he is “cooperating” with the US Department of “Justice” on the FCPA implications of the hacking/bribery/influence peddling outrages that have gripped Britain for months, this is the Holder Justice Department after all, so he’s not exactly quaking in his orthopedic loafers about that.

The Administration’s Muzzling of the FDA

By: Tuesday April 3, 2012 9:45 am

A NYT story describes an FDA desiring to use its regulatory power and a White House dedicated to constraining them. When you look at the results, however, either some FDA officials are trying to tell their side of the story, or the article is dead-on about the White House’s love affair with deregulation or its fear of being seen as too zealous in regulation.

141 Advertisers Rush Away from Limbaugh

By: Tuesday March 13, 2012 7:40 am

As of Monday, 141 advertisers had evacuated the Rush Limbaugh show, and The Wrap reports that Limbaught’s synidcator, Premier Network, owned by Clear Channel, had withdrawn all national advertising slots for two weeks.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Vanessa Williamson, The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism

By: Sunday December 11, 2011 1:59 pm

I encourage readers to purchase two copies of The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism – one for themselves and one as a Christmas present for their right wing uncle. That uncle might well stay with Skocpol and Williamson’s highly readable and well-crafted study to the end without throwing it down in anger – something I can’t say with much confidence about my book with DiMaggio.

Trees Need Trimmin’ And Sheep Need Shearin’

By: Tuesday August 16, 2011 5:30 am

Nostalgia act Snowbilly Sarah and The Grifters will be teaming up with The Man Too Crazy For Fox for a Very Special One Time Performance That You Can Tell You Grandchildren About Right Before They Place A Pillow Gently But Firmly Over Your Face. Called Defending The Republic, and sponsored by St. Louis radio station NewsTalk 97.1 as well as Hansen’s Tree Service (I shit you not), this is an event you won’t want to miss if only for the chance at a $77 commemorative t-shirt:

Fascinating Things I Learned Today

By: Friday June 24, 2011 6:01 pm

Just a few of the amazing things you can pick up from reading the news.

Late Night: Let’s Do It! Free-Form Weiners

By: Tuesday June 7, 2011 8:00 pm

We’ve got some winners weiners for tonight’s topics: First off, naturally, is Weiner himself. Dude, what were you thinking?

Late Night: Because if Jerusalem Needed Anything, it was Glenn Beck

By: Monday May 16, 2011 8:00 pm

It’s a lot of pressure to put on Israel, to give meaning to Glenn Beck’s life. I sort of feel like ordinary Israelis have it rough enough, without this nutmeat descending thither and bringing his be-visored hordes of pasty followers to put out their cigarettes in ancient ruins and ask how much everything is in dollars. It seems kind of unfair.

Are the Tornadoes God’s Judgment Against Conservative States?

By: Thursday April 28, 2011 10:30 am

Somehow, I doubt we’re going to hear Glenn Beck or John Hagee speculate about this today.

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