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Entries by Jason Linkins from 01/2009

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

Posted 01.04.2009 | Media

Steny Hoyer and George H. W. Bush? I hadn't prepared for all this animal charisma and sexual heat! Lucky for me, I'll have Brit Hume and Mara Liasson back on the panel today, as bonerkillers.

Media Goes Crazy As Burris Denied Entry To Senate

Posted 01.06.2009 | Media

Despite the fact that it doesn't really do any man, woman, or child any good, there was a full court press on Capitol Hill as Roland Burris performed his role in an anti-climactic melodrama.

ABC News Claims Dems Racist For Barring Burris

Posted 01.06.2009 | Media

In the first place, it was made very clear in advance that the Senate would refuse to seat even the most Caucasian of potential Blagojevich appointees to the Senate.

Steve Jobs Dead: How The MacWorld Rumor Spread

Posted 01.06.2009 | Media

Tuesday, the live feed of the MacWorld keynote was hacked, leading to the terse message "STEVE JOBS JUST DIED" getting publicly displayed on the internet, an epic mess that caused Twitter feeds to be pulled down.

2009 Rung In With Unfinished Electoral Business

Posted 01.06.2009 | Politics

The 2008 Election! It was supposed to end in, what? 2008 or something? So that we could prepare for March's Iowa caucuses and stuff? These were th...

McCain Kicks Off Senate Session With Strange Legislative Initiatives

Posted 01.06.2009 | Politics

Remember how last year, this dude named John McCain was running for President or something? If you recall, the man had a lot of solid ideas about the...

'Fairness Doctrine': Ann Coulter Joins Paranoia Festival

Posted 01.06.2009 | Media

So, I get emails from Ann Coulter now. And terrifyingly, these emails detail the dreams she has, at night.

Scritti Politti: January 6, 2007

Posted 01.06.2009 | Media

Hello. Eat The Press used to do a tidy little roundup post, of links to things worth reading about, at the end of the day. Then, Eat The Press didn'...

Sanjay Gupta Problem: Paul Krugman

Posted 01.07.2009 | Politics

Lest you think the appointment of dreamboat doctor Sanjay Gupta as Surgeon General was going to be all peaches and cream, direct your attention today ...

Terry McAuliffe Brings Back Robocalls For Virginia Gubernatorial Race

Posted 01.07.2009 | Media

[Corrected, below.] Remember how awful it was to live in America during the last few weeks of the 2008 election? One of the things that made our dai...

Reid Gives Burris A Pass On Race-Card Playing (VIDEO)

Posted 01.07.2009 | Media

Roland Burris path to getting some new resume details to engrave on his graveside monolith got a little less obstructed today. President-elect Barack ...

C-SPAN Barred From Covering RNC Candidate Meeting

Posted 01.07.2009 | Media

We have news of some activity at today's meeting of the Republican National Committee at the Capitol Hill Club, part of a continuing effort to determi...

Ann Coulter's Past Fake Media Firestorms Remembered

Posted 01.07.2009 | Media

Griping about single mothers? Jiminy crickets, y'all! That claptrap was way more trenchant back when Dan Quayle was calling out Murphy Brown on teevee!

Mary Schapiro: WaPo's Pearlstein Takes On Obama SEC Pick

Posted 01.07.2009 | Media

Writing for Commentary, Jennifer Rubin calls President-elect Barack Obama's choice to place Leon Panetta at the top spot at the CIA, "his first comple...

RNC Race: Candidate Drops Out, Endorses Michael Steele

Posted 01.07.2009 | Politics

As reported earlier, the RNC has kicked C-SPAN out of their fancy pants meeting to determine who will be the future head of the committee, so no one h...

Scritti Politti: January 7, 2007

Posted 01.07.2009 | Media

Well, the big news today is that after all manner of tough talk from Harry Reid, vowing to never seat a Senator appointed by Rod Blagojevich, the Sena...

Presidential Lunch: WT Suggests Obama Upstaged Bush

Posted 01.08.2009 | Media

Yesterday, President George W. Bush hosted a lunch at the White House for former Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and President...

Election Result To Be Certified; Votes Moved For Football

Posted 01.08.2009 | Media

Today, Congress plans to officially certify the results of the 2008 election, meeting in a 1 P.M. joint session to get down to counting up the elector...

Palin: Caroline Kennedy Gets Free Pass From Media

Posted 01.08.2009 | Media

Several people have directed me today to the raw video of an interview of Sarah Palin, conducted by John Ziegler, last seen losing his mind at Nate Si...

From 'Barry' To 'Barack': Occidental College Video Has The Story

Posted 01.08.2009 | Media

Hey! As it turns out, Ben Smith's Remainders post from yesterday did contain an item that had (potentially) great meaning and suspense! Namely, this ...

What Joe The Plumber Should Know Before He Heads To A War Zone

Posted 01.08.2009 | Media

No matter how the whole "war correspondent" thing goes, Joe The Plumber will have his chance to test his mettle in the shtetl.

Scritti Politti: January 8, 2007

Posted 01.08.2009 | Media

So, I understand that actress Anne Hathaway has a bone to pick with the President-Elect: "I expect him to explain that choice of Rick Warren...I don't...

Dana Perino Daily Show Goodbye (VIDEO)

Posted 01.09.2009 | Media

Ahh, Dana Perino! We'll miss her! Last night, President Bush's diminutive flack made another appearance on The Daily Show, a venue which, to her cre...

New York Times Demise Rumors Picked Over

Posted 01.09.2009 | Media

Michael Hirschorn's recent piece in The Atlantic offers up a sensational possibility: "What if The New York Times goes out of business -- like, this May?" Could he be right?

David Shuster and John Ziegler Spar Over Palin (VIDEO)

Posted 01.09.2009 | Media

Those Sarah Palin clips from yesterday are all over the newshole this morning and the business of Sarah Palin is booming again. MSNBC cut themselves ...