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Alex Koppelman

Entries by Alex Koppelman

It's August 23rd. Why Aren't We Dead?

(52) Comments | Posted August 23, 2006 | 4:41 PM

So. It's August 23rd, the day after August 22nd, and -- as you may have noticed -- we're all still alive.

This may come as something of a surprise to those of you who read Bernard Lewis' August 8 op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, in which he wrote:

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What Does Bill Kristol Know, Anyway?

(42) Comments | Posted August 14, 2006 | 6:01 PM

Bill Kristol is rarely unsure about anything; Sunday was no exception. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Kristol told host Chris Wallace that "the notion that a retreat in Iraq would not embolden terrorists elsewhere in the Middle East, and terror recruiters in the suburbs of London, is ludicrous. ......

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How The Lies About WMD Continue To Work

(51) Comments | Posted July 25, 2006 | 5:35 PM

This story may be one of the most depressing I've seen in a while:

Half of Americans now say Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the United States invaded the country in 2003 -- up from 36 percent last year, a Harris poll finds. Pollsters...

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Howard Kurtz Attacks "The Left," Shows He Still Doesn't Get It

(21) Comments | Posted July 24, 2006 | 1:36 PM

An open letter to Howard Kurtz:

I wanted to respond to your column from Friday, "Thunder on the Left." You're generally considered one of the country's most influential media critics, and yet, your column Friday showed that you're still not getting it.

You dismissed the concerns of media critics...

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Let's Call Those Attacking the New York Times What They Are: Liars.

(71) Comments | Posted June 28, 2006 | 2:05 PM

You know, it's funny -- for a gang that claims exclusive right to tell the rest of us how we should display our love for this country, they sure hate the basic freedoms that have made America what it is.

Apparently, they hate those freedoms so much that they'll lie...

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Hey, Journalists - Remember That Other "20th Hijacker"? The One Abused at Guantanamo?

(32) Comments | Posted June 22, 2006 | 1:55 PM

I'll be the first to admit that sometimes I just don't get what's wrong with us reporters: did we party too hard in college and destroy our short-term memories? Were we trying to find details on playground malfeasance while everyone else in kindergarten was learning how to connect the dots?

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Think There's Anti-War Bias in the Press? Think Again.

(32) Comments | Posted June 20, 2006 | 3:06 PM

I don't need coffee to wake up in the mornings anymore. As a member of the mainstream media ("MSM," for those in the know) I have an internal alarm clock. My all-consuming hatred for President Bush -- my "Bush Derangement Syndrome," if you will -- and the consequent desire...

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Washington Post Lets White House, Senator Lie on Op/Ed Page

(21) Comments | Posted June 6, 2006 | 2:57 PM

Most people probably know that the op-ed pages aren't exactly untarnished beacons of truth-telling. That's a given. Still, you'd hope that editors would ask their op-ed writers to at least try not to lie.

At the Washington Post's op-ed section Monday, that was apparently too much to ask.

Key to...

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CNN Stands By Lou Dobbs' Racist Fantasies

(129) Comments | Posted May 26, 2006 | 9:30 AM

Huffington Post blogger Bill Scher caught CNN's Lou Dobbs in a bit of an innocent mistake Tuesday night. Seems Dobbs' show was citing someone they shouldn't have been -- the Council of Conservative Citizens, a white supremacist group that descended from the White Citizens' Councils of the civil...

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Cute, Cuddly Fox News Racism

(53) Comments | Posted May 19, 2006 | 2:47 PM

I was willing to give Bill O'Reilly the benefit of the doubt. I was willing to believe that perhaps he just wasn't aware that his guest, Fox News contributor Michelle Malkin, was affiliated with the hate group VDARE, which uses its website to publish "white nationalists" and push pseudo-scientific...

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Ann Coulter Finds, And Likes, Her Skinheads

(37) Comments | Posted May 18, 2006 | 3:44 PM

Last week, in a column that implicitly called for a former Taliban spokesman now enrolled at Yale to be "beaten more senseless than he already is," conservative columnist Ann Coulter asked, "Where are the skinheads when you need them?"

Now, Coulter's answered her own question -- apparently, she's found...

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Michelle Malkin's White Supremacist Ties

(29) Comments | Posted May 12, 2006 | 6:55 PM

Bill O'Reilly was mad at the media Monday night. A former CIA analyst, Ray McGovern, had attacked Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and no one in the media had mentioned McGovern's "far-left credentials."

"He's just off the chart," O'Reilly said. "He's a far-left dedicated zealot, and the press, after he does...

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