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Entries by Jason Linkins from 11/2007

Candidates For Top Washington Times Position Share Bitter Past

Posted 11.01.2007 | Politics

DC's right-leaning newpaper, the Washington Times, is in search of a new editor-in-chief. They're looking for someone who has "respect for the vision...

The Spitzer Specter May Haunt More Than Clinton

Posted 11.01.2007 | Politics

Another day removed from Tuesday night's debate, and Hillary Clinton is still the focus of fallout because of her response to the issue of New York Go...

The Gift That Keeps On Giving: Tortured Reasoning

Posted 11.02.2007 | Politics

So, there is a matter of great concern to the Senators that will have to confirm Mukasey that they'd like to see resolved. Perino promises that he will do so, but only after he's confirmed.

Tim Russert Faces Debate Backlash

Posted 11.02.2007 | Politics

Be it legitimate grievance or sour grapes, NBC's Tim Russert has been taking shots in the wake of Tuesday's debate. In one searing indictment that ig...

Fox News: Romney Is Violating Copyright Law, "We Will Respond"

Posted 11.02.2007 | Politics

Talking Points Memo's Greg Sargent is reporting today that the Romney campaign has fired a broadside at Fox News, which issued a directive in the wake...

Beck Reaps $50 Million Windfall

Posted 11.05.2007 | Politics

CNN's Glenn Beck once asked, "Am I turning into Bill O`Reilly? I really--I don't want to be that guy." After today, that may be impossible: the radi...

The Gift That Keeps On Giving: Fighting For Democracy Over There, In Lieu Of Having It Here

Posted 11.05.2007 | Politics

It is a comfort to note that if President Bush had his way, Pakistan, at least, would be a lovely place to live.

At Play In The Fields Of The Glaringly Obvious, With Adam Nagourney

Posted 11.06.2007 | Politics

It is, without a doubt, an almost perfectly dumbed-down piece, calibrated to avoid any sort of bold pronouncements -- or, really, saying anything that isn't stupendously conventional.

Mixed-Up, Wacked-Out Historical And Cultural References No Impediment To Massive Paul Windfall

Posted 11.06.2007 | Politics

The flip-side of Paul's impressive day is the tale it tells about Paul's supporters, an off-center lot who are perhaps best known for spamming the hell out of the blogosphere.

The Gift That Keeps On Giving: Perino's Portrait of Presidential Power Pierced, Penetratingly

Posted 11.06.2007 | Politics

Hoo, boy. When Dana Perino took back the press room podium from Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt this afternoon, she sure imagined...

Look Out! Chris Matthews Has a 'Theory'!

Posted 11.07.2007 | Politics

Chris Matthews told his Hardball audience today that "this gender thing is so tricky to talk about." And it is! Especially if we're going to continu...

Enough With the "Politics of P_______," Already!

Posted 11.07.2007 | Politics

Titled "The Politics of Punctuality," Jeff Zeleny's piece is news from the front lines! The trenches! Where every little detail could be the deciding factor in who gets elected to what!

BeckWatch: Misadventures In Gender

Posted 11.07.2007 | Politics

Did you wake up today thinking that the current media narrative on gender could not possibly get more inane? Well, if you're not already hip to Glenn...

Fox Attacks...Decency: Network Preaches 'Moral Values' In Between Clips Of Soft Porn

Posted 11.08.2007 | Politics

Fox News' Bill O'Reilly has always been reliably quick to decry what he sees as a toxic American culture. Just this past Monday, O'Reilly took to the...

The Gift That Keeps On Giving: Long Distance Relationships

Posted 11.08.2007 | Politics

Good news, everyone! After a few days of being harangued about how maybe he should respond to the crisis in Pakistan by picking up the phone and talk...

Drudgery: Gratuity Story Grows Gratuitous

Posted 11.08.2007 | Politics

NPR ran a story this morning that describes what happened to Iowa resident and waitress Anita Esterday when her "chance encounter" with presidential h...

MSNBC On Kerik: "9/11 Hero Indicted"

Posted 11.09.2007 | Politics

The teevee is telling us today that Bernard Kerik, scheduled to be arraigned today on criminal charges, is a "9/11 Hero!" This is the first time an...

Associated Press Misleads On Dems' "Heartburn"

Posted 11.09.2007 | Politics

The AP's Anne Flaherty today filed a story titled "Dems question latest anti-war strategy," in which she ledes: "Rank-and-file Democrats expressed hea...

Obama and Russert Have Genial Sunday Sitdown

Posted 11.12.2007 | Politics

To say that there's a surfeit of skepticism about the journalistic practices of NBC's Tim Russert would be an understatement. Over the weekend, the A...

Face The Nation Stuck In Reruns

Posted 11.12.2007 | Politics

Bob Schieffer's big weekend get? GOP presidential contender Mike Huckabee! He's surging! Dynamic! And how best to play up your guest's surging dyna...

BeckWatch: Gag Reel

Posted 11.12.2007 | Politics

CNN's own Glenn Beck believes that he's got some point to make about the way Hollywood delves into the political. According to "USA Today," 26 movi...

The Gift That Keeps On Giving: Presidential Apparel

Posted 11.12.2007 | Politics

Even as the crisis in Pakistan continues to unfold, Dana Perino is using her word-hole to utter some remarkable things, including novel positions on P...

Gangsta Lean: The L.A. Times Would Have You Believe Ahmad Chalabi Was A Largely Reputable Person

Posted 11.13.2007 | Politics

The deficiencies lie in the stupendous lack of a critical eye for the factors that made a Chalabi comeback necessary.

Tancredo's Iowa Ad = SUPER INSANE!

Posted 11.13.2007 | Politics

"There are consequences to open borders," says the narrator - and he's not just talking about those Mexicans from Heroes who weep black tar from their...

Our Favorite Explanation For Giuliani's Popularity So Far

Posted 11.13.2007 | Politics

The Wall Street Journal's Gerald F. Seib takes in the latest polling data and finds that Rudy Giuliani is having great success connecting with voters ...