Archive for June 19, 2009

Pete Hoekstra is a Fox News Kind of Guy

48 hours — fromWTF to headliner:

Hoesktra 6-19

June 19, 2009 at 11:15 PM Leave a comment

Green Iran: You Are in My Heart

Green is the color of the opposition in Iran.

Follow what’s happening here, here, here and here (to name but a few of the best).

I’m worried about tomorrow.

June 19, 2009 at 10:30 PM Leave a comment

Disappointed With Obama’s Remarks at the RTCA Dinner

I just watched President Obama speak at the Radio & Television Correspondent’s (RTCA) dinner tonight in D.C.   Unfortunately, he didn’t mention any progressive television or radio hosts —  Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow, Keith Olbermann, David Sirota, NPR or hey, how about the best of the best, Amy Goodman?  He did, however, reference righties like Fox News, Mica Brzezinski, Brian Williams and Joe Scarborough.

Play-it-safe Obama.  Again.  Sad.  He could and should have snuck a name in, broken a barrier, and given a progressive radio talker some pub.

Come on Obama!

June 19, 2009 at 9:31 PM Leave a comment

Sotomayor – So Sorry You Caved to the 25%-ers

The headline couldn’t be more perfect:  Sotomayor Quits Women’s Club After GOP Criticism.

Hey guys, the Democrats won.

W. belonged to an “all men’s club” called Skull & Bones?  Did he quit?  No.

The GOP has a 25% approval rating. 25%!  And you’re letting that crowd dictate to you?  Where is the pride and respect in your accomplishment, in your campaign message and in your belief in us, We the People who elected you?

Come on.  Stand tall.  Enough of the kowtowing already!

June 19, 2009 at 8:26 PM Leave a comment

Since When Has Fox News Hesitated “to Rush to Air” With “Accusations Against a Sitting Senator?”

Politico is reporting that Fox “News” was tipped off to the fact that Senator John Ensign (R-NV) was having an extramarital affair before the story broke earlier this week.  But per Fox “News” producer Tom Lowell,

We followed up with [the tipster], but he seemed evasive and not credible, thus we didn’t pursue it, he said. We certainly weren’t going to rush to air with accusations against a sitting Senator without doing due diligence on the reputability of the claims.

Yep.  That would be Fox.  They “certainly” wouldn’t want to “rush to air” with “accusations against a sitting Senator without doing due diligence on the reputability of the claims.”  No!  They would never do that.

What a bunch of crap.  Go to my alma mater, the News Hounds, and pick out any one of the 13,877 posts there and you’ll see how Fox regularly makes accusations against sitting senators without doing due diligence of any kind whatsoever.  They pull lies and innuendo out of thin air…as long as they’re talking about a Democrat.

June 19, 2009 at 6:39 PM Leave a comment

In Case You’re Interested

Here is the White House’s official photostream page on Flickr.

Note the “official” photo of Bo.

June 19, 2009 at 5:19 PM Leave a comment

Thank You Pixar!

A sad, sweet story:  Pixar Grants Girl’s Last Wish – To see Up.

June 19, 2009 at 5:13 PM Leave a comment

More Strange Behavior From the “Liberal Media”

Fred Thompson is going to be a guest on Meet the Press this Sunday.  Fred Thompson?  The washed-up, two-bit actor?  The guy who couldn’t get anything going when he ran for president last year?  Guess it was a slow news week, huh?


June 19, 2009 at 4:52 PM Leave a comment

Curious Omission by the “Liberal Media”

If you watch television “news,” particularly 24/7 cable “news,” you probably heard endless chatter yesterday about how President Obama’s popularity is slipping — the “honeymoon is over.”  Well, contained in the same NBC/Wall Street Journal poll that produced that full day of material was this:  Republican Party Now Less Popular Than Dick Cheney.

Humm.  I wonder why the “liberal media” wasn’t all over that.

June 19, 2009 at 4:33 PM Leave a comment

Quote of the Day

From Glenn Greenwald, on the Washington Post firing Dan Froomkin yesterday:

Froomkin — unlike David Gregory — believes that reporters should actually point out when the Government is lying.  That’s what he did.  That’s why, to The Post, he wasn’t a real reporter but, rather, an “ideologue.”  That’s the sickness of American journalism in a nutshell.

June 19, 2009 at 10:52 AM Leave a comment

Air France Thinks a Human Life is Worth $24,000

That’s how much they’re offering, “as an advance,” to the families of the victims of Flight 447.

June 19, 2009 at 10:43 AM Leave a comment

I Want to Work for Oprah Winfrey

She’s taking her entire staff — and their families! — on a Mediterranean cruise.

Must be nice.

June 19, 2009 at 10:39 AM Leave a comment

Amazing Word Cloud

Here is a word cloud of tweets coming out of Iran.  Amazing and wonderful.  Click on any word and read the tweets that contain it.  Notice how many times the words help and please, or pls, or plz appear.

(h/t Andrew Sullivan)

June 19, 2009 at 9:45 AM Leave a comment

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