Late Night: The Dogs That Didn’t Bark

By: Thursday February 7, 2013 8:00 pm

Watching MSNBC last night, I was as surprised as I was delighted to see that in the wake of NBC News’ revelations about Obama’s drone-killing program, the indefensible policy was being directly confronted, and harshly, even by those often afflicted with the Obamabot disease. 


Pliers and Hot Pokers and Cat O’ Nine Tails That Sting, These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

By: Wednesday November 16, 2011 7:00 am

Cherubic torture fanboy Marc Thiessen does not like people talking smack about his weekend hobby and he uses the valuable space given to him by genocidal maniac enabler Fred Hiatt to continue to argue that even though “waterboarding can cause extreme pain, dry drowning, damage to lungs, brain damage from oxygen deprivation, other physical injuries including broken bones due to struggling against restraints, lasting psychological damage and death” it’s totally cool when we do it because …. U-S-A! U-S-A!

Marc Thiessen Laments the Republicans Dovishness At Debate

By: Thursday June 16, 2011 6:35 am

It is always kind of sad when someone who thinks they are a big ass kicker writes a column trying to be tough but coming off whinny. Marc Thiessen’s column in the Washington Post today is a perfect example.

Michael Mukasey Doubles Down on the Sophism

By: Friday May 13, 2011 6:04 am

The most interesting aspect of Michael Mukasey’s retort to John McCain’s op-ed calling him a liar is not the content–that’s the same old trite sophism–but rather the publication details of it.

Marc Thiessen, You Are My Piñata

By: Monday May 9, 2011 4:25 pm

Normally, Marc Thiessen’s torture apologies aren’t worth my time. But seeing as how I didn’t whack any piñatas on Cinco de Mayo, why not Thiessen’s latest, in which he claims those who deny CIA interrogations played a part in nabbing bin Laden are the latest birthers?

Washington Post’s “Balanced” Opinions Page Shows Why Reforms Unlikely in Wake of Giffords Shooting

By: Tuesday January 11, 2011 6:06 am

Tuesday’s Opinions page in the Washington Post is dedicated almost entirely to the tragic shooting in Tucson on Saturday. A screenshot of a portion of the Opinions webpage shows us the lineup of writers and their topics. In addition, one of the three editorials by the Post’s editorial board also addresses the issue and has the title “Gun control: It’s not a political impossibility”. To summarize, then, we have Eugene Robinson and the editorial board arguing for improved laws to keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have them, Dana Milbank hitting the violent rhetoric from Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck for their contributions to politically-based violence and threats of violence while George Will, Michael Gerson, Richard Cohen and Marc Thiessen all write columns that are telling America to stop blaming conservatives for the violent political landscape that they have created with their incendiary language and actions.

Even Liberal Fred Hiatt Says…

By: Sunday December 5, 2010 7:00 pm

America’s fifth most influential liberal journalist Fred Hiatt doesn’t have enough to do these days having delegated most of his editorial responsibilities to sensible classical liberals like Charles Krauthammer, Michael Gerson, Marc Thiessen, Jennifer Rubin, Robert Kagan, Robert Samuelson, Kathleen Parker, and George Will. So today he thought he would try his hand at movie reviewing but, alas, he hasn’t grasped the differences between “drama” and “documentary”.

Marc Thiessen Rewrites History as GOP Plans Tanking the Economy Again

By: Tuesday October 26, 2010 6:06 am

Republican propagandists recognize there is a danger in being blamed for obstruction and resulting damage to the economy and recession victims. It thus falls on folks like Marc Thiessen to invent a version of history deflects blame for the Republican’s role in crippling the federal government and tanking the economy again.

Militarization and the Authoritarian Right

By: Thursday August 5, 2010 8:00 am

Yes, former Bush administration speechwriter and current Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen’s demand that “WikiLeaks Must Be Stopped” is, as his colleague Eva Rodriguez notes, “more than a little whacky.” But it’s useful, too, because an infatuation with the notion of using the military in non-military operations, particularly domestic ones, is a key aspect of the modern American right and of the rightwing authoritarian personality. Examining Thiessen is a good way to understand both.

Dick Cheney’s Chief Apologist Advocates Kidnapping Leakers

By: Monday August 2, 2010 12:35 pm

In his op-ed, Dick Cheney apologist Marc Thiessen probably didn’t mean to endorse the kidnapping of all his buddies who leak highly sensitive national security information. On Thiessen’s pig farm, some leakers are more equal than others.

Follow Firedoglake
CSM Ads advertisement