Would Middle Aged White People Think Marijuana Reform Was “Rushed” If Their Kids Were Being Arrested?

By: Monday July 28, 2014 1:15 pm

This Sunday’s Meet the Press panel on marijuana reform was annoying for the sheer number of bad puns and unacceptable level of laughter. But even worse was the bizarre claim made that somehow marijuana reform is being “rushed.”

Judy Woodruff, the co-anchor and managing editor of the PBS Newshour, said “I think it’s important to have the debate. But I think it’s, I wonder what’s the rush. I mean, why not see what’s going on in the states.”

 

Bill Clinton Speaks Positively About Medical Marijuana and States Experimenting with Legalization

By: Monday June 30, 2014 10:57 am

Bill Clinton has clearly been evolving on the issue of marijuana while out of office. In a Meet the Press interview Clinton acknowledge there is real evidence behind medical marijuana and supports letting states experiment with reform.

Mike Rogers Pushes Discredited Theories of Snowden Under “Russian Influence” to Distract from His NSA Oversight Mismanagement

By: Monday March 24, 2014 12:05 pm

The propaganda Rogers pushes is the product of a vendetta Rogers has against Snowden. The whistleblower has forced him to address the issue of oversight of the NSA—a concept in government which appears to be personally outrageous to him. He has had to think about questioning the very secret surveillance programs and policies he is committed to fiercely defending. And so, the focus must be put on Snowden to avoid doing the job he should be doing as an overseer in government.

Schumer Calls GOP’s Bluff on Immigration

By: Monday February 10, 2014 7:55 am

The only reason immigration reform hasn’t been enacted yet is because House Republicans oppose it. Given that regular people don’t follow Congress debates very closely Democrats need to aggressively show who is responsible for this failure.

Obama Deploys Visceral Videos of Alleged Chemical Attack Victims to Manipulate & Grow Support for Syria War

By: Sunday September 8, 2013 2:00 pm

Struggling to win support for United States military strikes on Syria, the administration of President Barack Obama has launched an information operation on members of Congress and citizens of America, who still refuse to support engaging in an act of war in response to an alleged chemical attack by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

MLK Jr. on ‘Meet the Press’ Before March on Washington: How Little Views of Dissent Have Changed in Press

By: Sunday August 25, 2013 12:30 pm

Three days before the March on Washington in 1963, the NBC news program, “Meet the Press,” had Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and executive secretary of the NAACP, Roy Wilkins, on the show to answer questions by a panel of white male journalists.

Washington Bureau Chief of the Nashville Banner, Frank van der Linden, NBC News White House correspondent Robert MacNeil, Cowles Newspaper Publications’ Richard Wilson and “Meet the Press” permanent member and co-creator Lawrence Spivak all appeared and neither of the panelists were supportive of the plans by civil rights groups to take action in a large-scale march in Washington, DC.

Late Night: Media Fail: David Gregory Edition

By: Thursday August 15, 2013 8:00 pm

Wonder of wonders, every once in a while, the Free Market gets off its nattily-clad ass and renders judgement where judgement is way overdue, and this appears to be one of those times. You see, NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the longest running political show on TV, has come in dead last in the ratings, reaching less than 1% of US households, an astonishingly pathetic number which includes, presumably, the crummy motels and Pine-Sol scented nursing homes with which such shows are most commonly associated.

Sen. Flake: It Is “Inevitable” That GOP Presidential Candidate Will Back Marriage Equality

By: Monday April 1, 2013 7:35 am

Beyond the political power of the Millennial generation, on Meet the Press, Sen Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said it was inevitable that a Republican candidate for President would eventually support same-sex marriage. From NBC:

Rubber Green Rooms

By: Thursday December 20, 2012 8:00 pm

Given the landscape of the Sunday morning talk shows and the obvious awkwardness of the moment, it is a bit chuckle-inducing that the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre chose, of all people, that journalistic pit bull David Gregory from the liberal NBC for his “exclusive interview,” rather than, say, Chris Wallace on Fox. Gregory, naturally, isn’t the least bit embarrassed, but instead has taken to twitter like a schoolgirl, asking hither and yon, “What should I ask him?” Too bad he doesn’t try this novel approach each week; the results could hardly be worse.

But you really have to set your drink down when LaPierre says, in advance, that he wants to focus on “mental health,” which is kind of like Saddam Hussein saying he wants to share decorating tips. No sentient being on earth would give a rat’s ass what either of these two have to say on their chosen topics except, well, David Gregory.

White House CoS, Bill Daley, Has No Clue What’s Keeping US Out of a Depression

By: Sunday July 24, 2011 9:12 am

Explaining why the President was putting so much effort into trying to reach a grand bargain with John Boehner that would include trillions in spending cuts on worthwhile government programs, White House Chief of Staff William Daley essentially said that Obama was doing this not merely because we need to raise the debt limit, but because, “this deficit is a serious drag on the economy.”

Think about that: “The deficit is a serious drag on the economy.”

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