Archive for June 19, 2009
48 hours — fromWTF to headliner:
Green is the color of the opposition in Iran.
I’m worried about tomorrow.
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!
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!
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.
Here is the White House’s official photostream page on Flickr.
Note the “official” photo of Bo.
A sad, sweet story: Pixar Grants Girl’s Last Wish – To see Up.
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?
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.
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.
That’s how much they’re offering, “as an advance,” to the families of the victims of Flight 447.
She’s taking her entire staff — and their families! — on a Mediterranean cruise.
Must be nice.
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)