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Entries by Jason Linkins from 12/2007

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

Posted 12.02.2007 | Politics
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Well, Good Morning, HuffPo readers and welcome to Sunday morning, the day where the babble of the teevee is offset, in part, by the babble of this liv...

NRO's Smith: This Cowboy Is All Hat, No Cattle

Posted 12.02.2007 | Politics

W. Thomas Smith's antics in the war zone, described as "cowboy" (which defames the disciplined and decent men who settled the American frontier) are the sorts of things that get other journalists killed.

Geraldo: Impressed With Himself, Unconcerned With Everyone Else

Posted 12.02.2007 | Politics

TVNewser today posts a pair of videos of Geraldo Rivera reporting from Iraq for Fox News, and, what can we say? We're impressed.

'Trust Us, We're Experts!': Post-Debate Prediction Fest

Posted 12.02.2007 | Politics

John McLaughlin asks: Is the tedium over at last? Ha! Not by a long shot. Not when you can boil debate analysis down to this: "Yeah, uhm...Rudy Giu...

Parsing 'Surge' Commentary, Schieffer Gets To The Heart Of The Matter

Posted 12.03.2007 | Politics

The assessments from Murtha and Webb stand in contrast to the rhetoric of those who widely regard the "surge" as a completed mission and proof of concept for the entire war in the first place.

Clinton Camp's Latest Attack Comes Straight From Romper Room

Posted 12.03.2007 | Politics

Essays written in the kindergarten and the third grade, are being cited by the Clinton campaign as proof that Obama's bloodthirsty presidential ambitions began as a plot hatched between naptime and snack.

New Intelligence Report Says Something, Maybe, About Iran Nukes That Nobody Can Really Agree On

Posted 12.03.2007 | Politics

Naturally, we get a hastily delivered missive from national security adviser Stephen Hadley that basically asserts that the new N.I.E. only reflects the fact that the administration has been right all along.

BeckWatch: In Which The Radio Host Becomes Like Every Other Fawning Media Nimrod

Posted 12.03.2007 | Politics

It's sad to see Beck, who insists he's "strongly challenged" the President, preside over the collapse of his independent-minded worldview in a fugue of dumb fawning.

What If You Gave A Debate On NPR And Nobody Liveblogged It?

Posted 12.05.2007 | Politics

Did you miss it? That's too bad! Mike Gravel was there! Here's what happened.

Fox Guest Drops Her Pepper-Spray 'Knowledge' On Hannity And Colmes

Posted 12.05.2007 | Politics

In keeping with Fox traditions, a leading expert's opinion needed to be balanced by the opinion of someone who hadn't the faintest, ever-loving clue what they were talking about.

In Case You Hadn't Noticed, Dennis Kucinich Has An Awesome Marriage

Posted 12.05.2007 | Politics

Their relationship is so filled with wacky cosmic coincidences that it makes you wonder if maybe Kucinich isn't totally attuned to the mysteries of the known universe after all.

LiveBlogging The Romney Speech

Posted 12.06.2007 | Politics

This morning, Mitt Romney gave a brief speech on faith in America. I attempted to liveblog it. A heaping bowl of mixed success is thus served.

Radar Digs Up Corpse Of Joe Klein, Kills It Again

Posted 12.06.2007 | Politics

Whatever part of Klein that remained untrammeled by the Dresden-like firestorm of last week has been filleted anew by Radar today.

BeckWatch: Mitt-Smitten, Comes A Kitten

Posted 12.07.2007 | Politics

What is it that brings out Beck's kid gloves? In a word, vulnerability. When Beck needs to sit in and play a part in the shilling of his book, he's all tender and complimentary.

The Gift That Keeps On Giving: What Didn't President Bush Know And When Didn't He Not Know It?

Posted 12.07.2007 | Politics

White House Press Secretary has been away from the press room for a few days - probably detoxing - but now that she's back, she might want to find a q...

Ron Paul Blimp To Become Reality

Posted 12.07.2007 | Politics

The Ron Paul campaign is still looking formidable in the early primary states - our Off The Bus crew are impressed with his Iowa operation, and George...

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

Posted 12.09.2007 | Politics
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Good morning, everyone, and welcome to another Sunday Morning at the Huffington Post, and this liveblog, where we counter the political spin with gram...

Lawrence O'Donnell Loses His Ever-Loving Mind on McLaughlin

Posted 12.09.2007 | Politics
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Lawrence O'Donnell Loses His Ever-Loving Mind on McLaughlin

Posted 12.09.2007 | Politics

A sane, if highly flawed, discussion of Mitt Romney's "Faith In America" speech on the McLaughlin Group was cold-cocked into the realm of crazy-faced ...

The Gift That Keeps On Giving: No Press Secretary Left Behind

Posted 12.09.2007 | Politics

If you were seven during the Carter administration, and are currently serving as White House Press Secretary, it should not be possible for you to tell the story Perino told this weekend.

The Gift That Keeps On Giving: Some Concern, Concerning Concern

Posted 12.10.2007 | Politics

If you spend any time watching Dana Perino respond to reporters on the matters that matter to the nation, you begin to wonder to oneself: "My God, is ...

Howell Attempts Explanation Of Obama 'Rumors' Story

Posted 12.10.2007 | Politics

If WaPo ombudsman Deborah Howell is telling the truth here, it seems to me that the headline should have been, "Iowa Voters Are Grossly Misinformed About the Candidates."

BeckWatch: Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus!

Posted 12.11.2007 | Politics

Earlier this week, CNN's Glenn Beck got together with the Wall Street Journal's Stephen Moore to talk about the migration of blue-staters to red state...

As Torture Scandal Looms, C.I.A. Wonders, "Pardon Me?"

Posted 12.11.2007 | Politics

As early as yesterday, White House Press Secretary Dana Perino was taking an official hard line on the issue of presidential pardons: "I have to give ...

The Gift That Keeps On Giving: In Which We Pretend That Widely Known Facts Aren't Widely Known

Posted 12.11.2007 | Politics

One of the more inane ideas that has been put forth since the beginning of the Iraq War is that our enemy sits with their eyes glued to the television...