There’s a fundamental problem in our world today: neither our governments nor our press are doing their jobs. Both groups seem to be working for someone else, because governments are either trying to conceal their motives (hence their love for secrecy) or they try to obfuscate by presenting a false motive for their actions. The press is worse than useless, because they go along with the desire of the politicians to hide their motives and conceal their bad behavior from the people. The press behaves more like a cheering section than “the fourth estate,” whose job is to inform the people. As the old champions die off or retire, they are not being replaced. The news media are more concerned with entertaining their audience than they are with informing them. Poor show, as the Brits would say! Shame on you!
|By: Synoia Wednesday July 23, 2014 8:00 pm|
|By: rykky Wednesday January 8, 2014 3:20 pm|
Stuart Varney and others are convinced that all the scientists who believe in global warming have their heads spinning right now.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday October 8, 2013 12:10 pm|
Sebelius’s excuse is not an argument against going to single-player, this is an argument for why you should have gone for single-payer. If the Republicans are going to completely freak out regardless, there is no reason to compromise. The political response from the GOP will be the same.
|By: Elliott Wednesday October 2, 2013 5:40 am|
For those of you who haven’t enjoyed these yet:
|By: Elliott Sunday June 16, 2013 8:00 pm|
John Oliver took over as summer host for The Daily Show this week and so far so good.
|By: DSWright Thursday April 25, 2013 9:30 am|
As was previously reported, President Obama and Congress gutted the insider trading regulations on Congress. Like a thief in the night Congress and the White House did nothing to call attention to themselves as they stealthily removed key provisions of the STOCK Act covering executive and congressional staffers disclosing their finances.
Other than FDL, a few other independent media outlets, and watchdog groups no one seemed to think the story was a big deal or even a story at all.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday November 25, 2012 8:30 am|
The Obama administration feared they might lose re-election and in the summer of last year began to develop a set of rules for using drones.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday October 19, 2012 4:13 pm|
In his effort to appear on as many morning and late night shows before Election Day, President Barack Obama appeared on “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart last night. Stewart talked to him about his record, his first debate performance, whether his candidacy’s strength is that he is not as bad as GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, what he would like to do in his second term and his administration’s response to the attack in Benghazi. He was also directly asked about the continuation of national security policies that were the hallmark of the administration of President George W. Bush.
|By: David Dayen Friday October 19, 2012 6:45 am|
President Obama appeared on the Daily Show last night, and Jon Stewart confronted him with the “H” word. It’s not one that comes up much in Obama’s presence; I can’t remember the last time, in fact. But last night, he had to answer for HAMP.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday August 7, 2012 7:30 am|
A “Daily Show” clip with correspondent Jason Jones aired last night on “super spy” Thomas Drake, who worked for the National Security Agency as an analyst until he was ultimately charged as “a spy” under the Espionage Act for blowing the whistle on the NSA. The segment nicely plays up the fact he did not commit espionage and, instead, was a “cost-benefit analysis expert,” who had examined two intelligence gathering programs and decided one was cheaper and would lead to less fraud, waste, abuse and illegalities.