Ken AshfordBush & Co., Iraq, Republicans, Right Wing and Inept Media, SheehanLeave a Comment

There’s so much out there on the left blogosphere about Cindy Sheehan, and it’s all good.  But Steve Gilliard focuses on the predictable smear tactics of the right, and how it is backfiring: The thing about the Right Wing noise machine is that it only has one tactical mode. Full bore attack. Which against a woman who lost her son, … Read More

Fox News Hates America

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And Oliver Willis has the video to prove it: FOX News anchor John Gibson just said onair that he thought Karl Rove deserves a medal if he outed Valerie Plame. Let me repeat: John Gibson, anchor at the FOX News Channel, says he believes that we ought to expose our covert government agents and harm national security… as long as … Read More

Tomlinson – Partisan Liar

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From the New York Times: Sixteen Democratic senators called on President Bush to remove Kenneth Y. Tomlinson as head of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting because of their concerns that he is injecting partisan politics into public radio and television. Some will no doubt say that Tomlinson is trying to REMOVE partisan politics from public radio and television, because PBS … Read More

Media Bias

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A pregnant mother in California goes missing in 2002, and foul play is suspected.  Months later, her body turns up in a San Francisco harbor. Laci Peterson?  Wrong.  Her name is Evelyn Hernandez. A young attractive woman from the South goes missing. Natalee Holloway?  Nope.  Her name is Tamika Huston. Never heard of Evelyn Hernandez and Tamika Huston?  Of course … Read More

If Dan Rather Had Done This…

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Perspectives has exposed Bill O’Reilly for the lying fraud that he is. Specifically, O’Reilly creatively edited an interview with Joe Biden to make it seem like Biden had (to quote O’Reilly) “joined the abuse chorus and called for the shutting down of Guantanamo Bay”. Joe Biden said no such thing.  The graphic below explains it all:

Fox News Stupidity Of the Day

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I know.  It’s like shooting fish in a barrel, but this one I found particularly amusing. The “fair and balanced” network was attacking Democratic Chair Howard Dean yesterday.  Dean, as you may know, made a comment to the effect that the Republican Party is overwhelming dominated by white Christians. Well, Brit Hume at Fox News was going to have none … Read More

“Fair and Balanced” Lie Admitted

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Imagine if Dan Rather said this: "Even we at CBS manage to get some right wingers on the air occasionally, and often let them finish their sentences before we club them to death and feed the scraps to George Soros." If Rather had said that, you would never here the end of it from the wingnut blogsphere.  But, of course, … Read More

Bill Moyers Explains It All

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More like this please. Unfortunately, Bill Moyer’s speech on the failure of journalism and the independence of public television is far too long to reproduce here, even for an extended post.  I therefore encourage everyone to read it all. Choice excerpts are below the fold. On “radical right-wingers”: Who are they? I mean the people obsessed with control, using the … Read More

Hannity Coaches Interviewees

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Can you imagine how the right-wing blogosphere would react if this was Dan Rather (instead to Sean Hannity)? From the New York Daily News: Fox News host: Repeat after me If the conservative guests on Fox News’ "Hannity and Colmes" sound especially on-message, that’s because they’re being coached by the best: Sean Hannity himself. On the March 31 installment of … Read More

What Sean Hannity *Really* Thinks of the Pope

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From January 2003: COLMES: …And before you respond, let me just put up what the pope says. “No to war,” says Pope John Paul II. “during his annual address to scores of diplomatic emissaries to the Vatican… ‘War is not always inevitable,’ he said. ‘It is always a defeat for humanity.’” Are these a bunch of wild-eyed liberal loonies? HANNITY: … Read More

World Nut Daily Journalism

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This is funny. The conservative "journalism" website WorldNetDaily has posted a story here about CBS’s plan to make a Terri Schiavo made-for-TV movie: CBS is rushing a Terri Schiavo TV movie into production so that it can air the biopic during the May ratings sweeps. […] CBS’ Terri story reportedly will feature "Felicity" star Keri Russell to star as America’s … Read More

JeffJim Journalism du Jour

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Hey, maybe I will make this a daily thing.  From today’s fake news reporter website: While I am on hiatus from the White House briefing room, I’m going to post the question I would have asked had I been there.  It will be interesting to see if anyone else asks it. March 14, 2005 "On Sunday, the New York Times … Read More