Late Night: Possibly We Should Stop Sucking So Much

By: Monday February 14, 2011 8:00 pm

The stories immediately post-9/11 made me want to throw things: “Why do they hate us?” I can’t imagine. Because for years we dropped bombs on their children? Would that possibly piss YOU off a little, if someone did that to you? What would you do, if someone killed your family, everyone you knew, tore a gaping hole in the roof of your house, in your business, in your life, and then walked away? What would you want, of them? And knowing what you want, how dare you assume anyone, no matter where they live or what language they speak, would want anything different?

 

Late Night: The Shock Doctrine in Wisconsin

By: Friday February 11, 2011 8:00 pm

Three months ago in this space, I wrote about Wisconsin governor-elect Scott Walker, who was showboating by making bogus demands and proclamations even though he was still two months from being inaugurated.

It’s probably no surprise that actually taking office hasn’t diminished Walker’s ambitions.

Late Night: Pouting Baby Doesn’t Understand Why the Bad Men Won’t Just Go Away

By: Thursday February 10, 2011 8:00 pm

I hope Heartless Dick and RumaDon stay gone after today, and I hope Hoser Mubarak and his vice-torturer go away tomorrow. All of these bad men worked together to hurt a lot of people and it’s time for them to just go away and let nice people take over.

Late Night: Palin Family’s Latest Flails and Fails

By: Tuesday February 8, 2011 8:00 pm

When last we visited the Alaskan All-stars, aka the the Superstar Snowbunnies, the Thrillas from Wasilla, Sarah was shootin’ elks on her reee-aliteee teevee show and Li’l Bristol had jest ’bout won the dancin’ show.

Well now it’s almost Valentine’s Day and time to check in on the family.

Late Night: What an Anti-Journalism World Looks Like

By: Monday February 7, 2011 8:00 pm

This is what we do, human beings, we look around our own lives and we talk about what’s going on. It’s the only way we do this, the only way we really connect. And as a reporter sometimes your job is to point the camera at something somebody else doesn’t want it pointed at, and tell everyone you can as much as you can about what’s going on. And that job is dangerous, and it’s scary, and it’s necessary as blood.

The world that anti-journalism conservatives, the ones who rant about the “lamestream media” and chat and wave their fists at reporters, envision? That world, in which “enemy journalists” publishing stuff they don’t like and stuff that contradicts their worldview are harassed out of business, beaten, even killed? It’s happening now in Egypt. I hope they’re watching. I hope they’re paying attention.

And I hope, though I have no reason on earth to believe they’ll ever think this hard, that they’re wondering if this is really so very funny after all.

Late Night: The Mark of Failure

By: Friday February 4, 2011 8:00 pm

Hopefully, you’ve been too busy in recent weeks following real news — like the ongoing events in Egypt — to have heard about someone’s lame attempt to relive the Clinton years by writing a gossipy pseudo-biographical novel about Barack Obama.

Late Night: Birthday for Bonzo–Reagan’s Turning 100 Years Old

By: Tuesday February 1, 2011 8:00 pm

How would you celebrate Ronald Wilson Reagan’s 100th birthday which is just five days away, on Super Bowl Sunday?

Late Night: Journalism is a Meritocracy

By: Monday January 31, 2011 8:00 pm

Fox News.com contributor Richard Benedetto thinks Dana Milbank’s February moratorium on Sarah Palin betrays the noble ideals of journalism.

Let me repeat that. FOX NEWS.COM CONTRIBUTOR Richard Benedetto thinks Dana Milbank’s February moratorium on Sarah Palin betrays the noble ideals of journalism.

Late Night: Obama and the Oscars, Co-Starring Bachmann in Total Overdrive

By: Tuesday January 25, 2011 8:30 pm

It wasn’t quite The King’s Speech (10 nominations) but the State of the Union, with members of opposition parties sharing seats, showed True Grit (7 nominations).

Late Night: Slaughter on Tenth Avenue

By: Monday January 24, 2011 8:00 pm

Hello everyone! Phoenix here, subbing for Late Night, and inflicting a part of my puberty on y’all.

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