Why Does Fox News Side With Abusers Like Ray Rice?

By: Monday September 8, 2014 4:05 pm

Today’s Ray Rice story is still developing, but one thing it illustrates is the role outsiders can play in demanding justice and then expecting change from an institution that failed to act–or failed to act with sufficient seriousness about a problem.

Digby and Perlstein wrote today about what happened when we failed to hold individuals accountable for malfeasance. When institutions protect individuals, by explaining away their actions, it prevents change from happening.

The other thing it is illustrating is how great it is to have a group of people like Fox News or the RW media on your side, even if only temporarily.

 

CEO Abuses Puppy. Why RW Media Supports Abusers Instead of Victims

By: Saturday August 30, 2014 7:52 am

I spotted this terrible story today CEO Caught on Video Kicking Puppy. The video is disturbing and seems clear cut. You really feel for the poor dog. But let’s not jump to conclusions until all the facts are in and we hear from all sides.

The Vancouver Globe first story describes “surveillance video shot in an elevator of the Private Residences at Hotel Georgia in downtown Vancouver shows an unidentified man kicking a dog several times.”

Late Night: Defective X-Ray Pornscanners. You Can See Sideboobs But Not Sidearms

By: Wednesday August 20, 2014 8:00 pm

Wired has a story today about a team of security researchers demonstrated how people can slip weapons and explosives past TSA’s Rapiscan full-body X-ray scanners.

The article talks about blogger Jonathan Corbett who published a YouTube video two years ago showing some of these same failings which the TSA pooh-poohed. Now these researchers from the University of California at San Diego, the University of Michigan, and Johns Hopkins are showing the same things and more.

How Will Fox React to a Terrorist Attack Post Snowden?

By: Thursday May 8, 2014 7:05 pm

After 9/11 I remember predicting another attack. Yet in the US it didn’t happen. (Of course we don’t count the anthrax attack because reasons. That also happened on the Bush/Cheney/Rice watch, but never mind.)

NBA Bans Clippers Owner Donald Sterling for Life

By: Tuesday April 29, 2014 2:10 pm

After watching how the rich get out of crimes and Crisis Management PR people are engaged right along with high-powered defense lawyers, I’m sure that Sterling will be able to come back from this. It will just take enough money and the right strategy of whitewashing his racist rep.

Let’s Stop Letting Bundy Supporters Off the Hook

By: Thursday April 24, 2014 5:14 pm

Here is something I’d like everyone to notice, and I want you to think about different ways to handle this in the future.

When someone that the Right or the Left has embraced is caught doing or saying something bad the MSM go to the supporters and ask, “So, is he still your guy?” Depending on the offense, and the skill of the people being asked the question, the MSM often let them off the hook.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Daniel Suarez, Kill Decision (Novel)

By: Saturday April 5, 2014 1:59 pm

Daniel Suarez’s book Kill Decision takes on the topic of drones, especially autonomous drones that can make their own decision to kill, with no human in the loop.

Shock and Awe, Taser Drone Zaps Intern at #SXSW

By: Tuesday March 11, 2014 7:18 pm

I love a good publicity stunt. At the South By Southwest festival (SXSW) festival, Chaotic Moon Studio used a drone to tase an intern.

Late Night: Gowdy: “No poetry for you!” GOP’s Older Brother to Dem’s Prodigal Son

By: Monday February 10, 2014 8:00 pm

Scholars have determined that the Prodigal Son parable is one of the most authentic stories of the man called Christ, but some Christian conservatives don’t want to accept that the God of the New Testament is about forgiveness, love and joy. The God of the Old Testament, with his wrath, anger and stoning of “sinners” is more to their liking.

Spin to Win: How the Current Christie Crisis Will Be Managed

By: Saturday February 1, 2014 7:52 am

If I were the new communications director for Chris Christie I would NOT advise him to “come clean” further and apologize, I would go on the attack. Attack. Attack. Attack. He needs to attack Wildstein, his character, motivations and his backers or else he will alienate his base who LIKE that Christie is a fighter.

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