Can John Oliver Writer Scott Sherman Help Expose Gen. Keane’s General Dynamics Connection?

By: Monday September 29, 2014 6:10 pm

Hey Scott,

I’d love you to do a segment for John Oliver about how the network TV shows aren’t telling the public that the retired generals selling the Syrian bombing and ISIS war actually work for the military contractors who profit from the war.

 

What Rush Limbaugh’s Attack on Activists Is Telling Us

By: Thursday September 25, 2014 6:47 am

Leslie Salzillo wrote a great diary that breaks down the ‘secret story’ that Rush Limbaugh’s crisis communications person wrote about the StopRush movement. Rush Limbaugh Must Be Terrified – He’s Releasing Secret ‘Facts’ About StopRush

Salzillo does a great job pointing out all the nonsense in the report. I want to point out to people why Rush is attacking activists now and how I view the attack as a gift to the community of people alerting advertisers.

Rush’s Report “The Hidden Story Behind Stop Rush” tells us what they are telling the distributors, radio stations and sales reps. That’s good news, activists can use that information to keep pushing.

View NFL Player Crimes in Interactive Graphical Form

By: Friday September 19, 2014 3:30 pm

Can’t keep track of which NFL player has committed what crime? Want to avoid filling in your Fantasy Football League with past or current domestic violence felons?

Why Are The Tricks Used To Sell War in 2003 Working in 2014? Have We Learned Nothing?

By: Sunday September 14, 2014 6:45 am

“You can’t change the world with words Bill, unless you write those words in the evening news with blood.” – Tom Bowen, In the movie Non-Stop Glenn Beck tried to cash in on the feeling of unity many had after 9/11. His 9/12 project in 2009 was BS. But he did understand there was unity [...]

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.

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