Sunday, June 04, 2006

  • Click here to witness Keith Olbermann give O'Reilly another in a series of painful verbal whip lashings.

  • So one of John "Sweatshops Help People" Stossel's best buds is apparently O'Reilly. Kiss any remaining last shrivel of credibility down the toilet, John.

  • Newsflash: Bush 'planted fake news stories on American TV'. What would've been a national outrage reaching meltdown status under Clinton instead simply passes as more-of-the-same slime from this band of inept thugs. Not mentioned anywhere in the news. Incredible.

  • The Heritage Foundation finally turns out a study that many conservatives find misleading at best. It wouldn't be the first time the staunchly right-wing group produced a report filled with holes and by many accounts suffering from significant flaws. However, what's rare is to see the right-wing take notice of this fact when for once such a report doesn't quite rubber-stamp their position(s). Hilarious.

  • Must-read essay by Jamison Foser. The opening:
    The defining issue of our time is not the Iraq war. It is not the "global war on terror." It is not our inability (or unwillingness) to ensure that all Americans have access to affordable health care. Nor is it immigration, outsourcing, or growing income inequity. It is not education, it is not global warming, and it is not Social Security.

    The defining issue of our time is the media.

    The dominant political force of our time is not Karl Rove or the Christian Right or Bill Clinton. It is not the ruthlessness or the tactical and strategic superiority of the Republicans, and it is not your favorite theory about what is wrong with the Democrats.

    The dominant political force of our time is the media.

    Time after time, the news media have covered progressives and conservatives in wildly different ways -- and, time after time, they do so to the benefit of conservatives.
    Liberal media bias, my ass.
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