RNC Votes to Prevent CNN and NBC Hosting Primary Debates

By: Friday August 16, 2013 12:06 pm

At their summer meeting the Republican National Committee unanimously passed a resolution to prevent CNN or NBC from holding any Republican Presidential primary debates unless they canceled their planned Hillary Clinton biographies.

 

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.

Late Night: Condi’s Anthem, SCOTUS Edition

By: Thursday June 27, 2013 8:00 pm

Probably the most infuriating, if entirely predictable, outcome of the Supreme Court’s fusillade of 5-4′s this week was the MSM’s dewy-eyed credulity that accompanied it.  Now, I’m not implying that say, Adam Liptak of the NYT is a clueless ninth grader, but his reporting would have been considerably more respectable if he were.  Pretending to parse the hastily concocted legal reasoning du jour behind decisions that were already made twenty years ago by the Court’s right wing not only makes boring reading, but it insults the intelligence of anyone capable of tying one’s own shoes.

The Legal Basis Obama Administration Officials Use on Terror Tuesdays to Authorize Targeted Killings

By: Tuesday February 5, 2013 9:57 am

Through chilling legal jargon and a patchwork of legal citations from prior case law, a Justice Department white paper leaked to NBC News provides one of the clearest indication yet that the administration of President Barack Obama has claimed the power to kill people and there are few checks on this claimed executive power.

NBC News Correspondent Richard Engle Missing in Syria

By: Monday December 17, 2012 12:12 pm

Turkish news is reporting that NBC News Senior Correspondent Richard Engel has been missing in Syria since Thursday. Turkish journalist Aziz Akyavaş is also missing.

Engel has been one of the few western journalists reporting from within Syria. NBC is not commenting at this time.

Late Late Night FDL: A Night With The Jersey Devil

By: Thursday November 1, 2012 10:00 pm

Bruce SpringsteenA Night With The Jersey Devil. Today, Bruce announced that he will be performing at the Hurricane Sandy Relief telethon and concert tomorrow (Friday) night.

Even Ann Romney Can’t Escape the Tax Return Questions

By: Wednesday August 15, 2012 2:10 pm

If the Romney campaign thought the naming of a running mate would cause the media to move on from the issue of Romney’s tax returns, they were sadly mistaken. As long as Romney refuses to release more than what has only been a single incomplete tax return, the issue will hound him. It will be asked of him, his running mate, his surrogates and even his wife.

Military-Entertainment-Industrial Complex Reinforces Warrior Culture

By: Tuesday August 14, 2012 1:20 pm

The Pentagon has a well-documented history of seeking to influence entertainment that Hollywood produces so that negative portrayals of the United State military are not produced, but the NBC show “Stars Earn Stripes” takes the propagandistic efforts of the military-entertainment industrial complex to the next level.

Smug American Elitism at the Olympics Opening Ceremony

By: Saturday July 28, 2012 12:00 pm

It is a running joke that Americans learn geography or about countries outside the United States only when the US military decides to invade a country. Presumably, this is why NBC broadcasters Bob Costas, Matt Lauer, and Meredith Viera announcing the Olympics opening ceremony would be sharing trivia about each country, especially information that Americans might be able to understand even if they were terribly uneducated. But that should be no justification for the candor of the commentary during the broadcast of the Opening Ceremony, which was frankly an example of smug American elitism and often outright condescension.

Obama Still Up By Three, Unchanged By SCOTUS Upholding ACA

By: Tuesday July 3, 2012 7:40 am

There is more confirmation that President Obama holds a small but consistent lead over Mitt Romney. The latest CNN-ORC poll found Obama with a three point lead among registered voters, Obama 49% – Romney 46%. That’s not changed since the ACA Supreme Court ruling. The other good news for Obama in this poll is that his job approval rating is 51 percent.

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