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.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday March 24, 2014 12:05 pm|
|By: Jon Walker 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.
|By: Kevin Gosztola 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.
|By: Kevin Gosztola 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.
|By: cocktailhag 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.
|By: Jon Walker 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:
|By: cocktailhag 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.
|By: Scarecrow 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.”
|By: Jon Walker Thursday June 9, 2011 2:00 pm|
It is hard to read the tea leaves sometimes, but when a major Republican crosses his party on Ryancare, then his campaign staff quit, well that is not that tough to read.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday January 31, 2011 9:40 am|
Bradley Manning’s friend David House was initially quite concerned about Manning’s state of mind, and felt he was beginning to exhibit some of the damaging symptoms of prolonged isolation including emotional withdrawal and impaired cognitive function. Bradley seemed slow to respond when they spoke, and could not process information as quickly as he normally did. Bradley became excited and engaged, however, when David mentioned the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt.