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Entries by Jason Linkins from 12/2008

Right Still Bullish On Hillary Clinton At State

Posted 12.01.2008 | Media

Barron YoungSmith has a piece up at The New Republic today, entitled "Hawks For Hillary," that continues to relate something we've been hearing about ...

Phil Singer: If Chris Matthews Is Running For Senate, He Shouldn't Be On Air

Posted 12.01.2008 | Media

Singer's been known to levy his objections at MSNBC without mercy, but really, he sort of has a point! That point being: "If Chris Matthews is seriously considering a run for Arlen Specter's Senate seat, he shouldn't be on the air right now."

Ten-Year Old Reporter Seeking Obama Interview

Posted 12.01.2008 | Media

Hey, everybody! You all remember Damon Weaver? He's the ten-year old kid from Kathryn E. Cunningham/Canal Point Elementary in Florida who interviewe...

Obama Fox News Shut Out Continues

Posted 12.01.2008 | Media

Patrick Gavin at FishbowlDC has been documenting who Barack Obama has called on for questions at his transition press conferences, and notes that the ...

Fox's Chris Wallace Gets Riled At Frost/Nixon Panel

Posted 12.02.2008 | Media

Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace spent his Monday night freaking out on the participants of a panel discussion that followed a screening of Frost/Ni...

Campbell Brown: Obama's 'This Is Fun For The Press' Remark Wrong

Posted 12.02.2008 | Media

Last night, CNN's Campbell Brown criticized Obama for glibly dismissing questions on the way his relationship with Sen. Clinton shifted from critical to collaborative as the press "having fun" slicing and dicing old campaign rhetoric.

Fox's Cavuto Invites Reality TV Celebrity To Discuss Presidential Transition

Posted 12.02.2008 | Media

Why is Neil Cavuto pretending Omarosa is an authority on the Presidential transition period? Is it something we did to anger a vengeful God?

David Gregory's "Meet The Press": What To Expect

Posted 12.02.2008 | Media

So how do I feel about David Gregory taking over? Uhm ... it's okay I guess? Like a wall painted with a particularly intense shade of beige?

NBC Defends Its Embrace Of Military Flack In Email

Posted 12.02.2008 | Media

I just get lost in wonderment when I peruse the email obtained by Salon's Glenn Greenwald from NBC News' Allison Gollust to David Barstow over his recent front page piece detailing how Pentagon/private-sector flack Barry McCaffrey appeared on NBC News forever and ever without news consumers ever once receiving details on his many entanglements and conflicts of interest.

Fred Thompson Offers Nation Sarcastic "Holiday Cheer"

Posted 12.02.2008 | Media

So, did everybody know that walking-coma Presidential candidate Fred Thompson has got his-self a website? It's true, it's true. And he's been cold c...

Obama Answers Fox News Question, Finally

Posted 12.03.2008 | Media

A few days ago, we related how President-Elect Barack Obama had been ignoring Fox News at his post-election press conferences. Patrick Gavin had Fox ...

Vito Fossella Seems To Be Mulling A Comeback

Posted 12.03.2008 | Politics

Back in May of 2008, five-term Representative from Staten Island Vito Fossella dropped out of his race for re-election amid a motherlode of crime and ...

Frank Rich Cited For Excellence In Embedded Link Provision

Posted 12.03.2008 | Media

It's worth mentioning that Rich is the ONLY op-ed columnist at the Times that bothers to adhere to this practice: "Not Brooks nor Cohen nor Collins nor Dowd nor Friedman nor Herbert nor Kristof nor Kristol nor Krugman."

Obama Citizenship Rumor Peddlers Buy Ad Space In The Tribune

Posted 12.03.2008 | Media

So, if you've been following the many tin foil hat wearing crack-a-lacks that the election season brought out of the woodwork, with their Whitey tapes...

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Talks About Phone Snafu, Praises Obama On Radio Show

Posted 12.04.2008 | Media

If Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) must do some time as a punchline after twice refusing to take a call from President-Elect Barack Obama, believing it to ...

Obama Birth Certificate Lawsuits Flourish Everywhere

Posted 12.04.2008 | Media

Yesterday, I made note of how one of these nutlog lawsuits alleging that President-Elect Barack Obama was not an American citizen had been appealed to...

Miles O'Brien, CNN Sci/Tech Beat Over: A 'Real Disappointment'

Posted 12.04.2008 | Media

I think it's really disappointing that CNN has decided to shutter its science and technology unit, just as President Bush is leaving office and hopes ...

Beckinsale: "Nothing But The Truth" Not About Judith Miller

Posted 12.05.2008 | Media

There was one thing in particular that actress Kate Beckinsale made clear at the Washington, DC premiere of Rod Lurie's Nothing But The Truth: "This is not the Judith Miller story."

Obama Birth-Certificate Suits Discussed On MSNBC

Posted 12.05.2008 | Media

Yesterday, we mentioned how insane lawsuits about Barack Obama's natural live birth were creeping like cracked-out, pissed-off kudzu through our court...

The Most Unlikely Bedfellows In Politics

Posted 12.05.2008 | Media

Ever since the Season of Transition began, it hasn't escaped the media's attention that President-Elect Barack Obama has been signing up his political...

O'Reilly's Gitmo Torture Denials Termed 'Delusional'

Posted 12.05.2008 | Media

Bill O'Reilly doesn't believe that any prisoners have been mistreated at Guantanamo Bay, because he visited the place twice, thanks to his "good conta...

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

Posted 12.07.2008 | Media

We knew that Obama was going to inherit some major problems, but we'll pretend that we've actually been blindsided by them because, let's face it, it's sporting to sometimes allow Meet The Press to feel like it's the superior institution.

Washington Times Smears Shinseki In Blind Quote

Posted 12.08.2008 | Media

Not everyone is taking the news of General Eric Shinseki's vindication and ascension into the Obama cabinet that gladly, apparently. Just ask the peo...

Fairness Doctrine Ghosts Revived In George Will Column

Posted 12.08.2008 | Media

Will is apparently among the paranoid-schizophrenics who have come to believe that the Fairness Doctrine is poised to make some sort of comeback.

Shiba Inu PuppyCam Launched Again

Posted 12.08.2008 | Media

It seems like not long ago we were extolling the Shiba Inu PuppyCam for being the Happiest Thing In the World. It was, at the very least, the Happies...