Not a howl but a keen

I hardly ever respond to comments in my comments section (am I bad if I admit that sometimes I don't even do more than hastily skim the comments?) and it is even more unusual for me to respond to one of them with a blog post, but Joe Marshall at Straight Shot of Politics made a comment in this post wherein he stipulated that all of my complaints about the press were justified and then wrote:You have told us, sometimes in exhaustive and comprehensive detail, where the news is done wrong.-But … [Read more...]

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Maxed Out Mama has ALL the goods on the press

Wow! What a compilation!I look at the NY Times as if it were an aging relative with dementia. There's nothing to be done with this paper but shuffle it quietly aside into a long term care facility. No one can trust what it is written in its pages. All the Gray Lady has to look forward to is a complimentary elegy at her funeral which tactfully ignores the misdeeds of her declining years.Go. Read. And don't tell me anymore that the press is not out of control. … [Read more...]

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Et tu Brute, or a subtle strategery?

Who knows what the heck is going on with Senate Republicans these days? Last week I popped off in anger at them for their cowardice, and was taken to task for doing so, by several Republicans who felt I was "weakening" the GOP Senate, "Do you want to see Pat Leahy in charge? Ted Kennedy?" was the gist of what I got. My response is: seems to me they are in charge, already.Now, I see that some on the right - including a few who criticized me privately last week - are tearing their hair out … [Read more...]

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EJ Dionne has got to be kidding

I can't believe he had the nerve to write this:The bad faith of Bush's current argument is staggering. He wants to say that the "more than a hundred Democrats in the House and Senate" who "voted to support removing Saddam Hussein from power" thereby gave up their right to question his use of intelligence forever after. But he does not want to acknowledge that he forced the war vote to take place under circumstances that guaranteed the minimum amount of reflection and debate, and that opened … [Read more...]

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Political Teen has the Rockefeller Tape

What would we do without Young Ian and his tireless taping? Thanks to him we all get to see Sen. Rockefeller tell Chris Wallace that he went off to Syria, Saudi Arabia and Jordan - all on his own! - to "warn" them that George W. Bush, 4 months after 9/11, had already decided to attack Iraq. A decision which Rockefeller - after his trip - endorsed with lots of "Saddam's got WMD" rhetoric.Watch the tape: SEN. ROCKEFELLER: No. The – I mean, this question is asked a thousand times and I’ll be hap … [Read more...]

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Foolishly, I had thought better of Russert

I should not have, I guess, but still it pains me to read here how Russert, on Meet the Press, essentially Dowdified a remark, completely skewering its meaning, in setting up a question to Ken Mehlman (H/T Lucianne.com:MR. RUSSERT: "On solid intelligence." And then 15 months later, the secretary of state came on this program and said this.(Videotape, May 16, 2004):SEC’Y POWELL: But it turned out that the sourcing was inaccurate and wrong, and in some cases, deliberately m … [Read more...]

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Delivering the news with a poisoned rag?

Alexandra wryly uses Caravaggio's David and Goliath to make a statement about bloggers, the MSM and the attention deficit disorder the international press displays regarding France, and toward all things not related to destroying George W. Bush.Alexandra grew up in communism. She understands in a way many of us cannot, the enormous amount of freedom that is lost by a nation when the press misuses its own freedom to suppress a story (France), or to distort (Plamegate) or to lie (Katrina) or to … [Read more...]

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18th dayRioting? Plame-Romegate? Who can tell?

It's hard to tell how many days of rioting have passed in France, since the US press has apparently decided that they'd rather not report much on that story -it was screwing up their "France is the Model for America" Template, too much. It does appear though, that the riots continue and that they are breeching the cities. How odd. We have a hurricane - a natural disaster - with some serious leadership problems (cough-cough Nagin! CoughBlanco) and the pictures go all over the world, for weeks. … [Read more...]

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Buster, Rush, a psychopathic press & the Crucible of W

My son Buster was not in school today, of course, due to Veteran's Day. He spent the better part of the morning and afternoon working on an Eagle Scout project for one of the fellows in his troop, and while they were working, they kept a radio on. One of the scoutmasters in attendance wanted to hear the president's speech, and so they tuned into Limbaugh's program."The speech was really good," Buster said, "but when it was over, instead of switching back to music, we stayed tuned to Rush, … [Read more...]

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Iraqi thanks not covered on Vet’s Day

Nowhere in the press today can you find anything about Iraqi Kurds THANKING AMERICA. No where. Not on Drudge. Not in the newspapers. Not on the news shows.Think for a minute. If Bill Clinton - or Hillary - or anyone with a D after their name were in the White House, and formerly oppressed people were thanking America for their freedom, do you think for a second it wouldn't be a top story? It deserves to be. And please don't tell me that "ads" are not stories. One of the left's favorite … [Read more...]

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