Late Night: Who Needs a Bathtub?

By: Thursday October 24, 2013 8:00 pm

Why don’t we just admit that Grover Norquist’s work here in these United States is, well, done? Yes, the federal government is technically back in business, but only just in time to let Foster Farms continue selling salmonella-tainted chicken, JPMorgan Chase escape its latest fraud with a laughably small fine, and Sinclair Broadcast Group snap up a dozen or so more local television stations. And that’s just this week.

 

Late Night: Tea and Crumpets

By: Thursday August 29, 2013 8:00 pm

Despite the weeks of hysterical caterwauling in the US media, we are, for the moment, not going to war in Syria in time for the Labor Day weekend. The fact that the general public was almost universally opposed was really no impediment; after all, bipartisan consensus has long held that public opinion can always be brought along to support a war, any war, once the bombs start falling.

Late Night: Condi’s Anthem, SCOTUS Edition

By: Thursday June 27, 2013 8:00 pm

Probably the most infuriating, if entirely predictable, outcome of the Supreme Court’s fusillade of 5-4′s this week was the MSM’s dewy-eyed credulity that accompanied it.  Now, I’m not implying that say, Adam Liptak of the NYT is a clueless ninth grader, but his reporting would have been considerably more respectable if he were.  Pretending to parse the hastily concocted legal reasoning du jour behind decisions that were already made twenty years ago by the Court’s right wing not only makes boring reading, but it insults the intelligence of anyone capable of tying one’s own shoes.

Late Night FDL: The Onion, Come to Life

By: Thursday April 18, 2013 8:00 pm

It’s funny, in the least funny of ways, how a week that began in unspeakable tragedy unfolded into one filled with so much absurdity and journalistic malpractice, along with a truly bizarre string of unrelated events, that the actual news was often so frankly guffaw-inducing that The Onion would have a hard time topping it.

Late Night: Special Olympics

By: Thursday April 11, 2013 8:00 pm

Each time the stage mothers of the Republican Party push another child star out into the footlights, we find, yet again, that the children of Lake GOP are quite uniformly, below average.  Although this goes back to Reagan; the idea of casting affable meat puppets for the role of “President” to cynically sell the evergreen policies of the plutocracy to the unsuspecting rabble, the talent pool has gotten pretty laughably shallow.  And not for nothing.

Sunday Late Night: Is that you, Mrs Goldberg?

By: Sunday November 21, 2010 8:01 pm

A woman so stupid she married Jonah Goldberg is the person Sarah Palin chose to ghost”write” her editorial collage of American exceptionalism.

Come Saturday Morning: Truth, “Balance”, and the Traditional Media

By: Saturday July 24, 2010 6:45 am

Why does our wonderful corporate media unquestioningly push every right-wing smear that comes down the pike? Why do they continue to pretend that there is no such as truth, just a strange sort of “balance” that always seems to skew in favor of promoting lies and hiding the truth? Cowardice and complicity.

UK, US Tories and their Media Circle their Wagons to Protect BP

By: Sunday June 20, 2010 5:00 pm

The current meme in the BP-protecting Tory community, both here and across the ocean, is that President Obama, one of the most corporate-friendly US politicians around today, is an evil Brit-hating Socialist. The wagons are being circled and the propaganda flows like a broken oil well.

Come Saturday Morning: Take a Bow

By: Saturday June 19, 2010 6:30 am

I think these folks should take a bow. They went above and beyond the call of duty this week.

Come Saturday Morning: Coming This Summer — No Justice? No Tacos II!

By: Saturday June 5, 2010 7:30 am

As I mentioned over at The Seminal last week, Republican Party of Minnesota Chair Tony Sutton owns a local Mexican fast-food restaurant chain called Baja Sol. (He’s also branching out of state to places like Ohio and Illinois, both with Baja Sol and the new Baja Joe’s chain.) This is the party whose endorsed candidate [...]

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