Coming on the heels of the overly-praised Girls (a ten episode self-esteem workshop on body issues/self-absorption aimed at the 23-28 female demographic, yet written at level easily understood by overly-bright tweens) HBO debuted Aaron Sorkin’s Newsroom on Sunday night and the Village Media no like-ied.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday June 6, 2012 10:35 am|
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which has been working to force the disclosure of documents on the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) targeted killing program, filed a response to the government, which continues to claim it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the CIA program.
|By: Scarecrow Sunday May 6, 2012 1:00 pm|
ABC’s This Week continued its head first descent towards a new low in absurdity when it allowed Jake Tapper to host and invited Sen. John McCain to be the feature guest. The highlight of the interview was Tapper asking McCain what advice he’d give Mitt Romney on picking a Vice President to run with him. Really.
|By: Scarecrow Friday March 9, 2012 2:25 pm|
ABC’s Jake Tapper pats himself on the back for debunking another Andrew Breitbart-originated race-baiting effort. But in doing so, Tapper implies he accepts the race-baiting premise, reminding blacks once again that if you say or do something honest you get called “controversial” and become unacceptable in polite company.
What’s left of the Breitbart blog contrived with Fox News to publicize as somehow new and damning what were in fact already public videos of Harvard Law student Barack Obama defending a black professor, Derrick Bell, for taking a stand in favor of greater racial diversity at America’s most elite university. That event, which happened in early 1990s, is neither news nor controversial, let alone somehow damning.
|By: Scarecrow Sunday February 19, 2012 5:00 pm|
Decrying the wonderfully edifying GOP negative campaign ads funded by SuperPACS, Senator McCain told Jake Tapper exclusively that the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United was “naive and ignorant.” All I wanted at that moment was a shot of Supreme Court Justice Alito screaming at his tv, “that’s not true you %&#$@!”
|By: Scarecrow Sunday February 19, 2012 11:50 am|
A few days ago, PBS New Hour’s Judy Woodruff was interviewing Nancy Pelosi defending the pending payroll tax cut deal, and she wondered if Pelosi was concerned about the resulting loss to the Social Security Trust Fund. Huh?
The impression she gave was that a 2 percent reduction in the payroll tax would mean that funds available for Social Security would be reduced by that amount. Pelosi either missed the point or chose not to correct her. Someone will set her straight, I thought, and no one else will be confused about this.
But on ABC’s This Week, today, Jake Tapper made the same mistake, twice, though ABC’s writeup obscures this.
|By: Jim White Thursday March 31, 2011 8:00 pm|
I don’t understand why Little Melting Jeff is so mean to our government. His company made $14 billion last year, but they won’t give any of that money to the government. Companies like Little Melting Jeff’s are a big reason why our government doesn’t have enough money.
|By: emptywheel Friday March 11, 2011 10:45 am|
Not only won’t Obama close Gitmo, but he’s willing to rubber stamp the standards introduced there for use on American soil.
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday January 25, 2011 12:00 pm|
Last night anonymous military officials admitted to NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski that Quantico Brig Commander James Averhart placed Bradley Manning on suicide watch as a way to punish him for failure to obey an order.
The admission comes after Manning’s friend David House was detained by military police and prevented from visiting him at Quantico last weekend. Jake Tapper of ABC News asked Robert Gibbs about the incident yesterday during a White House press briefing, and if the administration is concerned about the way Manning is being treated. Gibbs referred him to “the authorities that are holding him [Manning].”