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Entries by Jason Linkins from 06/2008

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

Posted 06.01.2008 | Politics

Good morning and once again we welcome you all to your Sunday Morning Live/TiVo Blog of the weekend-ending natterings of the pundit class. Our issues...

Controversial Reverend Pfleger Offered Double Dose On Clinton Vitriol

Posted 06.01.2008 | Politics

ABC News' Jake Tapper is reporting today that last week, Michael Pfleger, the bonkers Catholic attention-whore who insulted the Clintons from the pulp...

DNC's Brazile Says Clinton Camp Refused Obama 'Olive Branch'

Posted 06.01.2008 | Politics

On today's This Week, Donna Brazile, fresh from yesterday's DNC Rules and Bylaws Tango at the Marriott Wardman Park, broke a little bit of a bombshell...

DNC's Howard Dean Criticizes Ferraro For Comments, Blames Media For Sexism Of Campaign

Posted 06.01.2008 | Politics

Ever since Geraldine Ferraro was released from whatever cryogenic tube was housing her lizard brain and propensity for verbal diarrhea, people of all ...

Retired Air Force General McPeak Bashes McCain

Posted 06.02.2008 | Politics

Retired Air Force General Tony McPeak, a national security adviser to Barack Obama, dropped the hammer on Sen. John McCain today, telling the Washingt...

Terry McAuliffe Makes Bizarre TV Appearance With A Bottle Of Rum

Posted 06.02.2008 | Politics

Clinton campaign Chair Terry McAuliffe boldly combined flacking for Senator Clinton with an audition for A&E's Intervention in one completely loopy Mo...

NYT's Kristol Reveals The Awful Payscale At The Weekly Standard, Steals Other People's Ideas

Posted 06.02.2008 | Politics

Bill Kristol wasn't too terribly impressed with Senator Barack Obama's recent commencement address at Wesleyan University. Well, all right, he did sa...

National Review Blogger Terrified Of New Five-Dollar Bill

Posted 06.02.2008 | Politics

National Review blogger Mark Krikorian is all upset at the changes that have been made to U.S. currency, fingering the redesign of the five-dollar bil...

Media Can't Have It Both Ways On McClellan: They Were Either Duped Or Derelict In Duty

Posted 06.03.2008 | Politics

No one woke up Sunday morning needing Tim Russert to prove that McClellan changed his tune since leaving the White House -- McClellan had written a whole gollydarned BOOK on that very topic.

McCain Hell-Bent On Getting Iraq Wrong Again And Again

Posted 06.03.2008 | Politics

It's gotten to the point where just about any time John McCain takes the cake opens his ethanol-hole to talk about Iraq, you can count on the man gett...

Fox's O'Reilly Hosts Mind-Numbing Tete-a-Tete With Scott McClellan

Posted 06.03.2008 | Politics

I wish there was some novel and refined way of describing last night's vertigo-inducing interview session between Fox's pointy-headed shoutbot Bill O'...

Liveblogging The Season Finale Of The Democratic Primary Process

| Posted 06.03.2008 | Politics

The general election is on. Knives are out, people. Protect your necks. And look forward now, to your nominee delivering his speech at the Democratic National Convention on the 45th Anniversary of another important piece of oration. Ever get the feeling that some things were maybe meant to be?

Tim Russert's Miraculous Idea: Maybe The Media Can Play A Responsible Role In Election-Year Debate

Posted 06.04.2008 | Politics

Wonder of wonder and miracle of miracles! Tim Russert, perhaps swept away in all the Hope and Change that's sweeping the nation tonight, has had hims...

McCain's Bush Problem: Matalin Hints At Key Vulnerability

Posted 06.04.2008 | Politics

Mary Matalin, apparently a huge fan of the plodding delivery of conservative talking-points whilst standing in front of a hypnotically swoony green ba...

May Afghanistan's Deadliest Month Since 2001: Report

Posted 06.04.2008 | Politics

Paging General Petraeus! Here's a little bit of news that you may have missed. Via McClatchy comes a report from John McCreary, "a former senior int...

McCain Flip-Flops Again, Now Supports Bush-Style Warrantless Wiretapping

Posted 06.04.2008 | Politics

Back in December 2007, before the primary season began, when it didn't yet look as if he was going to be the Republican nominee, John McCain believed ...

In Congressional Hearings, Iraqi Parliamentarian Blames The "Destruction" Of Iraq On U.S. Invasion

Posted 06.04.2008 | Politics

Some extraordinary testimony is being offered today in hearings impaneled by Congressman Bill Delahunt - who chairs the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee o...

Majority Of Iraqi Legislators Call For Timetable For U.S. Withdrawal

Posted 06.05.2008 | Politics

In a letter to Congress, dovetailing with yesterday's testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Ri...

McCain's Campaign Manager Announces Contest In Disturbing Video

Posted 06.05.2008 | Politics

In what Wonkette calls "the most tragically awkward video in the history of YouTube," a dazed McCain campaign manager Rick Davis stares goggle-eyed at...

Anatomy Of A Dick Move: Snit-Fitting McConnell Forces Clerk To Read 500-Page Bill Aloud

Posted 06.05.2008 | Politics

Yesterday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had himself a holy snit-fit over a perceived slight from Majority Leader Harry Reid over judicial no...

MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Refers To Rural Virginians As 'Rednecks'

Posted 06.05.2008 | Politics

One of the things we noticed as the race for the Democratic nomination wended its way toward its conclusion was how the media focused on those so-call...

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

Posted 06.08.2008 | Politics

Good morning and welcome to your Sunday Morning Liveblog and I say "good" morning only as a pleasantry to you, the readers, because it is not a good m...

McCain Breaks With Bush On Critical Matter Of Golfing During The Endless And Pointless Wars They Both Love So Much

Posted 06.08.2008 | Politics

John McCain has made it clear that he wants voters to think of him as a Straight Talky McMaverick who's never been shy to stand apart from the failed ...

Campaign AdWatch: John McCain's War On Warring About War

Posted 06.08.2008 | Politics

"Only a fool or a fraud talks tough or romantically about war," says John McCain at the top of his latest spot "Safe," right before he spends the next...

CBS' Schieffer Gives Props To Clinton: 'Yesterday, She Showed Us Her Best'

Posted 06.08.2008 | Politics

Out of all the words spewed forth every Sunday morning, few are as thoughtful or as carefully considered as those of CBS' Bob Schieffer, who took some...