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|By: Peterr Saturday September 28, 2013 11:30 am|
These are good times for those who practice wingnuttery and those who observe them, as there is plenty of wingnuttery on display. Sadly, this exacts a cost, either in the idiotic policies and practices foisted upon society (see almost anything enacted at the urging of the NRA), or in the time and energy that must be wasted to beat back these idiocies (see Krugman, Paul “the Shrill One”). No, popcorn is not an option. It’s no surprise, then, that my thoughts have been turning to Charles Pierce.
Yours should too.
|By: CTuttle Sunday November 4, 2012 10:00 pm|
|By: cocktailhag Thursday September 13, 2012 8:00 pm|
The only remaining moment of pageantry that comes close to redeeming our rotten simulacrum of “democracy” happens in an election year, which briefly forces the two parties to somehow differentiate themselves from one another, at least temporarily. Now that all the really important decisions have long since been made, that Republicans and Democrats still bother to find and exploit petty differences (that never involve money), is a quaint nod to “we, the people” that I’m frankly surprised they haven’t dropped already, so I cherish it.
|By: Scarecrow Sunday May 20, 2012 4:00 pm|
For reasons only he and his producers can fathom, NBC’s Meet the Press host, David Gregory, thought it would be edifying to feature a debate about the economy and budget issues between two men who don’t have a clue about how to help the economy and who differ only in degree about how much Congress should pass measures that will hurt growth, put more people out of work, leave more people uninsured and reduce more people’s wages and retirement incomes.
|By: Scarecrow Sunday May 20, 2012 11:30 am|
Here is how you make America dumber, one Sunday at a time. First you show a clip of some politician making a speech. You then have a CNN (or ABC, CBS, NBC) panelist critique a segment of the speech, but do it in a
misleading “balanced” way to avoid appearing to take sides between the politician that just lied and the other party Someone says, “tsk tsk,” and then you move on.
|By: Teddy Partridge Monday April 9, 2012 6:15 pm|
The new status symbol for vapid talking heads who parrot the conventional Beltway political wisdom, or conservative talking points in the case of Faux News, is the in-home television studio. Equipped with a Cisco Telepresence camera or HD monster, as well as potent totems and signifiers to appear on-screen behind the personality, the in-home studio has replaced the Town Car that used to carry talking heads to the news network’s nearest uplink.
Now, the Important Opiners who’ve rushed to the corner of his/her own study from a child’s flute-o-phone concert or soccer match, donned suitable apparel, and gotten a powder-dusting from a minor child in violation of television union rules and child labor laws can share their Important Opinion with viewers who can’t get through their news day without knowing what their Favorite thinks!
|By: Scarecrow Sunday April 24, 2011 1:00 pm|
One can only wonder what an intelligent, worldly woman like Christiane Amanpour must have thought as she interviewed the Rev. Franklin Graham. Whether it was cynicism or cluelessness about Christianity that convinced ABC’s This Week to feature Graham, I cannot say. What I will say is that Franklin Graham came across as one of the phoniest, stupidest “religious” hucksters I’ve ever listened to. Happy Easter to you too, ABC.
|By: Blue Texan Sunday February 27, 2011 12:00 pm|
When The Quitter endorsed Nikki Haley in the Republican primary for South Carolina governor, Erick Erickson called it “huge news” — and it arguably put her over the top in the race. Now, when asked by Jake Tapper if she’ll “return the favor” by endorsing The Quitter (start watching around 5:08) — Haley’s response?
|By: Ruth Calvo Sunday January 16, 2011 4:00 pm|
Okay, it’s my own fault. Watching the panel of Meet the Press is diving into the deep end of inanity, but I did it anyway. Even for the Meetheads, this one was outstanding. Bobo has the answer to the violent tragedy of Tucson.