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Entries by Jason Linkins from 04/2009

Maddow, Taibbi Torch Obama Treasury Picks

Posted 04.01.2009 | Politics

The extraordinary faith-slash-naivete-slash-stupidity that the Obama administration is showing in the people who made every day April Fools Day for ou...

Joe The Plumber Confronted By Union Workers, Gets Stumped On Policy (VIDEO)

Posted 04.01.2009 | Politics

"Horny" attention-monger Samuel J. "Joe the 'Plumber'" Wurzelbacher has been asked by Americans For Prosperity to serve as the group's labor-busting s...

GOP Budget Plan Similar To McCain Plan, But Worse

Posted 04.01.2009 | Politics

The new GOP Budget plan is no longer a blueprint with pictures of circles and windmills. It's now fortified with a lot of numerals, and claims, and "...

Major Conservative Site Decries Obama Birth Certificate Conspiracy Theory

Posted 04.01.2009 | Politics

Just in time for April Fool's Day Andrew Walden has a post up, beseeching at long last his fellow travelers to cease promulgating one of the more ornate and insane conspiracy theories about Obama.

Limbaugh: Obama May Give Gordon Brown "Anal Poisoning"

Posted 04.01.2009 | Politics

Wow. Whatever bet L.A. Times columnist Andrew Klavan thought he was making by daring people to listen to Rush Limbaugh and find one instance of the t...

Public Not Buying Media Attempts To Blame Obama For Recession: Poll

Posted 04.01.2009 | Politics

As noted a few days ago, the Obama administration got through the month of March with the public still fixing the blame for the economic downturn on e...

Scritti Politti: April 1, 2009

Posted 04.01.2009 | Politics

Eat The Press Operative Karla sends us the awesome cover of the April edition of D Magazine, featuring George W. Bush cold-chillin' in some Photoshopp...

Daily Show's Stewart Brandishes EZ-Pass, Exhorts Limbaugh To 'Get the F**k Out' Of NYC

Posted 04.02.2009 | Politics

If last night's Daily Show is any indication, few New Yorkers are viewing Limbaugh's decision to permanently decamp from part-time digs in New York City, as anything other than a cause for celebration.

Ann Coulter Falls For Fake April Fool's Story

Posted 04.02.2009 | Media

God knows that in an Ann Coulter article suggesting that "being named 'Gavin Newsom' should be grounds for dismissal," and that UC-Berkeley's academic...

Obama Chia Pet Held Up Behind Santelli On CNBC (VIDEO)

Posted 04.02.2009 | Politics

Two of our Media Monitors flagged this wackness on CNBC, where Rick Santelli is doing his stand-up hit from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchan...

Public Resistance To 'Obama Recession' Meme: 'Just Common Sense'

Posted 04.02.2009 | Politics

Like many of you, I, too occasionally wake up in the middle of the night, riddled with worry that Timothy Geithner's Plan 9 From Goldman Sachs to fix ...

Michelle Obama's Clothing Has Sean Hannity All Out Of Sorts

Posted 04.02.2009 | Politics

Seriously, y'all? What is Michelle Obama thinking, going on this important overseas visit to meet the Queen of England and other world leaders dresse...

Posted 04.02.2009 | Politics


Super Cool Action Figures Of President Barack Obama! (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 04.03.2009 | Comedy

Via Alex Balk comes one of the most enjoyable things you'll see all week - super cool action figures of President Barack Obama! FROM JAPAN. Yes, it w...

Stephen Colbert Talks Twitter With Founder Biz Stone (VIDEO)

Posted 04.03.2009 | Media

Biz Stone called Twitter "the messaging service we didn't know we needed until we had it." Which, yes, sounds vaguely terrifying!

Hannity Panel Talks Porn, Which Hannity Claims Never To Have Seen

Posted 04.03.2009 | Politics

One of our Media Monitors, Maurice, thought you'd enjoy this edition of the Hannity Show's "Great American Panel," and their discussion of pornography...

Glenn Beck Mocks Obama's Aunt (VIDEO)

Posted 04.03.2009 | Politics

So, President Barack Obama's aunt was recently granted a reprieve from an immigration judge in her asylum case, which has been ongoing since 2002. Ti...

Fox News Chyron Fails Mathematics

Posted 04.03.2009 | Politics

OH NOES! Fox News' Chyrons have been all a-chirrup with alarm and outrage over the size of President Barack Obama's budget, which is terrifying and s...

CNN Parrots Dubious Wall Street Talking Points On "Mark-To-Market"

Posted 04.03.2009 | Media

Do you ever get the feeling that as your media professionals "explain" why the "financial system" seems to be "crapping its pants in public" that thei...

Scritti Politti: April 3, 2009

Posted 04.03.2009 | Politics

It's Friday, and I'm feeling generous and mercurial, so here's a fun and shameless plug! Los Angelenos in the house? This Saturday, enjoy the dynami...

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

Posted 04.05.2009 | Politics

OMGZ who is the dreamy new CEO of General Motors and is he ready to withstand the cotton candy interrogations of MEET THE PRESS?

Clinton Media Coach Guiding Geithner

Posted 04.06.2009 | Politics

It seems like only yesterday that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was earning universal derision for that time he appeared in public after being h...

Phil Singer Takes On The Weekly Standard's Spitzer/Vitter Hypocrisy

Posted 04.06.2009 | Politics

Bit by bit, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer has made his way back into the limelight, thanks to the growing interest in the origin story of the financial crisis.

Liz Smith's Interview With Bill O'Reilly Sets New Standards For Softball

Posted 04.06.2009 | Media

If the site WowOWow wants to continue in their mission of celebrating "women on the web," they'd be well served to feature more potent stuff than this dreadful interview between Liz Smith and Bill O'Reilly.

Scritti Politti: April 6, 2009

Posted 04.06.2009 | Politics

Calculated Risk has some great highlights of Bill Moyers interview with University of Missouri professor William K. Black that are worth reading. Her...