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Entries by Jason Linkins from 08/2009

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

Posted 08.02.2009 | Media

Hello, good morning and welcome to your Sunday Morning Liveblog of political chat and related tom-foolery. My name is Jason, and I am about to have b...

Michelle Malkin, Cynthia Tucker Spar Over Unemployment Benefits (VIDEO) [UPDATED]

Posted 08.02.2009 | Media

UPDATE: Larry Katz, the Clinton-era economist cited by Michelle Malkin today as offering dire warnings of the way unemployment insurance incentivizes ...

Divining The Motives Of The Blue Dogs, Part One

Posted 08.03.2009 | Politics

Blue Dog Democrats. They are the rock in the road around which health care reform must go. Everybody talks about them, but who really spends any tim...

Orly Taitz Melts Down On MSNBC, Blames MSM "Brownshirts" (VIDEO)

Posted 08.03.2009 | Media

The conventional wisdom is that August is the slowest month for news, thus it's tailor-made for the "Birther" movement -- crazies that come hand-delivered to the media in their month of need, like barrel-dwelling fish that shoot themselves.

CBS Reports On Town Hall Mobs, Ignores Corporate Sponsors

Posted 08.04.2009 | Media

CBS News aired a brief segment Monday night documenting the uptick in publicly demonstrated opposition to health care reform, which has been recently ...

Divining The Motives Of The Blue Dogs, Part Two

Posted 08.04.2009 | Politics

Yesterday, we began our four part attempt to wildly speculate on what's been driving the Blue Dog Democrats in their mysterious mission to throw a mon...

Tauzin's Pharma Lobbying Efforts "Blessed" By White House

Posted 08.04.2009 | Politics

In today's Los Angeles Times Tom Hamburger reports on the extent to which former Louisiana Congressman Billy Tauzin has managed to integrate himself, ...

Milbank And Cillizza Record Unfunny "Response Video" To Outrage Over Last Unfunny Video

Posted 08.04.2009 | Media

Last Friday, consumers were treated to another one of those "Mouthpiece Theatre" videos, in which reporters Dana Milbank and Chris ...

Bolton Decries Release Of Euna Lee And Laura Ling

Posted 08.05.2009 | Politics

Euna Lee and Laura Ling are safe at home and in the warm embrace of loved ones and it's hard to feel bad about this. But, since Bill Clinton has a han...

Divining The Motives Of The Blue Dogs, Part Three

Posted 08.05.2009 | Politics

Hello, and welcome back to our ongoing series of posts, madly speculating on what factors might be driving the Blue Dog Democrats to busy themselves w...

WaPo Kills "Mouthpiece Theatre" After Controversy, Relentless Unfunniness

Posted 08.05.2009 | Media

Days after Dana Milbank and Chris Cillizza presented their "Mouthpiece Theatre" take on President Barack Obama's beer summit, repellently referring to...

Keith Olbermann Playing Viewers For Fools On O'Reilly Truce

Posted 08.05.2009 | Media

Olbermann will likely survive this episode. Why shouldn't he? He's obviously been a good company man! But his actions in this matter truly insult all of the viewers that look up to him as a non-coward voice in the media.

Divining The Motives Of The Blue Dogs, Part Four

Posted 08.07.2009 | Politics

Hello! This week, for fun, we've been speculating like crazy about what motivates this species canis puteulanus to make so much noise. Maybe it's bec...

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

Posted 08.16.2009 | Media

Good morning. My name is Jason and welcome to the 2009 Fall Season Premiere of Your Sunday Morning Liveblog and Critical Examination of Sunday Mornin...

Sarah Palin, R. Kelly Celebrated In Hypnotic Tribute Video

Posted 08.17.2009 | Politics

Sweet sassy molassey! I am back from vacation, looking to get back into the swing of the whole blogging thing, and this is what was waiting for me. ...

White House Finally Discovers New Health Care Reform Argument

Posted 08.17.2009 | Media

Matt Yglesias says that the "White House speechwriting team delivers in the latest radio address with a helpful brief phrase that sums up the goals of...

Chuck Grassley Blames "The Far Left" For "Death Panel" Fearmongering

Posted 08.17.2009 | Media

The Obama administration has been attempting to win the favor of Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley in its quest to garner his support for health care reform...

Washington Post Profile Describes The Economic Misery Of Well-Off People

Posted 08.17.2009 | Media

Have you heard about this nationwide economic crisis we're facing? Yeah, a lot of people are hurting out there. But riddle me this: does any journal...

WaPo's Kornblut Goes From Belittling To Praising Hillary Clinton In Three Days

Posted 08.18.2009 | Media

This afternoon on MSNBC, Andrea Mitchell was joined by the Washington Post's Ann Kornblut, to talk about the goings on between President Barack Obama,...

Press Can't Wait For Public Option To Die

Posted 08.18.2009 | Media

Over at Mediaite, Tommy Christopher notes the panting way the media has dug into reporting on the demise of the public option. See, now that the medi...

Health Care Co-Op Supporters Don't Know What They're Talking About

Posted 08.18.2009 | Media

So! Have you heard about these HEALTH CARE CO-OPS? If you watched any news at all yesterday, the answer is yes! And as you heard people on the teev...

Los Angeles Free Clinic Offers Portrait Of Today's Dysfunctional Health Care

Posted 08.18.2009 | Media

While the media is busy at assaying the ever-shifting political calculus over health care -- who's up, who's down? -- it's worth remembering that actu...

Woman Shouts "Heil Hitler!" At Jewish Man Praising Israel's National Health System (VIDEO)

Posted 08.18.2009 | Politics

Dear God. This is the way America is now. Some conservative radio host stages a "town hall" meeting in Las Vegas. The local news reports that it "w...

Health Care Co-Ops Baffle The Media (VIDEO)

Posted 08.19.2009 | Media

Yesterday, I took a look at One Day In The Incoherent Life Of Health Care Co-Ops, as the media endeavored to explain what a health care co-op is, how ...

WaPo Unleashes Army Of Anonymous Sources To Slag Public Option

Posted 08.19.2009 | Media

I've said for a long time now that the press has long endeavored to diminish the public support for the "public option," characterizing it as one of t...