If you were hoping that the sequester being only hours away from taking effect would spur Congress to take action, you are going to be very disappointed. There are currently no serious negotiations taking place. Instead we are still in the kabuki theater phrase. When Congress only pretends to be doing something while trying to shift blame.
|By: Glenn W. Smith Sunday October 7, 2012 9:30 am|
It’s too easy to criticize the political press. So easy that when something goes wrong with one’s candidate or cause, it’s typically the press that gets the blame. Fish in a barrel, reporters are.
I don’t much like this game, in part because I used to cover politics for big-city newspapers. I know and admire many great political writers. I wish sometimes I were still part of the profession.
But Matt Taibbi’s take-down of the pundit response to the first presidential debate raises important questions.
|By: Brian Sonenstein Friday January 14, 2011 12:35 pm|
Check out this list of the top 10 MyFDL diaries from 2010 (based on pageviews). Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to our fantastic community of writers. We look forward to reading your work in 2011.
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|By: Glenn W. Smith Sunday August 29, 2010 9:30 am|
Glenn Beck’s various endeavors are so superficial and insincere it’s difficult to understand those who fall for his scams. America, of course, has a long tradition of hucksterism. We are a credulous folk, ready to believe in any old snake oil despite the fact that they always fail.