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Tweet of the Day

Apropos of my earlier post, this from Shoq:

January 4, 2010 at 11:45 PM Leave a comment

Anderson Cooper — A Legend in CNN’s Mind

UPDATED below.

CNN bills Anderson Cooper as “a provocative alternative on CNN/U.S. each weekday to the typical network evening newscast, going beyond the headlines to tell stories in-depth and from multiple points of view.”

I know what Anderson Cooper’s capable of because I remember him at his best in New Orleans immediately after Katrina.

Today?  Today I caught him interviewing a mother and baby who “died” but miraculously came back to life.  You can see the story on just about every “news” site in the world.  Not exactly a “provocative alternative” to the “typical” evening news cast that goes “beyond the headlines” to tell stories “in-depth from multiple points of view.”

Poor Anderson.

UPDATED:  Now (@11:02 p.m. ET) Cooper is narrating a BREAKING NEWS story about the shooting in Las Vegas that took place early this morning.  No disclamers on the video that it is hours old.  One is lead to believe that it’s happening now.  What a ratings whore.

January 4, 2010 at 11:00 PM Leave a comment

Does the Washington Post Expect Anything of Dana Milbank?

Back in the day — four or five years ago — when I first started blogging at the News Hounds, wingers and skeptics jumped on every single teeny tiny mistake I made.  A misplaced comma, a bad link — you name it; they ripped me to shreds.

It didn’t take long for me to realize that my credibility was on the line as was everything I wrote.  What I “said” had to be researched, documented and pretty much perfect or else my whole persona was suspect and if I screwed up, it reflected badly not only on me, but on my fellow bloggers.

Bearing that in mind, I wonder why someone like Dana Milbank still has a job, at the formerly august Washington Post no less.  (I’m thinking about the long-gone class and professionalism that Katharine Graham had but that her kids and grandkids have squandered.)

So, anyway, does Milbank know how to use the Google?  Guess not.

January 4, 2010 at 10:03 PM Leave a comment

Has There Been a Coup in the U.S.?

Watched Olbermann tonight.  Per Richard Wolffe, “some” Obama officials think the panty bomber slipped through due to a systemic failure in the national security monolith brought on by in-fighting, turf wars and a desire to see a Democratic president fail.

My fear is that Cheeeene is controlling that crowd and, in essence, there has already been a coup in the United States. Obama is a target and they will kill him (literally or figuratively) if he doesn’t do what they want, i.e., pump billions more into corporations (banking, defense, etc.) who aim to own and control our government and our country.

Totally plausible IMHO.

January 4, 2010 at 9:23 PM Leave a comment

American Evangelicals Import Death to Gays

The American evangelical version of Christianity means death to Uganda’s gays:

Last March, three American evangelical Christians, whose teachings about “curing” homosexuals have been widely discredited in the United States, arrived here in Uganda’s capital to give a series of talks.


Now the three Americans are finding themselves on the defensive, saying they had no intention of helping stoke the kind of anger that could lead to what came next: a bill to impose a death sentence for homosexual behavior.

These guys are so insane they actually think they’re doing God’s work.

(H/t NA.)

January 4, 2010 at 6:11 PM Leave a comment

Do Not Tweet This

Ten things you need to stop tweeting about.  (Bravo to #1 and #9, though #1 does not apply to people like Frank Bruni and Ruth Reichl.)

January 4, 2010 at 5:40 PM Leave a comment

Where We Might Be A Year From Now

Here’s an interesting — and perfectly plausible — take on where we might be a year from now, depending on what happens in November.  The government could conceivably be at a virtual stand still:  Countdown to Full Congressional Shut Down:  One Year.

January 4, 2010 at 4:26 PM Leave a comment

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