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Entries by Jason Linkins from 11/2009

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

Posted 11.01.2009 | Media

Good morning and welcome to your Sunday Morning Liveblog of the political chat shows you're hopefully not watching, opting instead to remain in bed, s...

Ha'aretz Columnist Asks Obama To Stop "Sucking Up To Israel"

Posted 11.02.2009 | Media

The Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz, doesn't have some of the same editorial traditions of our own media, in which nationalist exceptionalism is not to be ...

Scholars Urge FCC's Genachowski To Close Net Neutrality Loopholes

Posted 11.02.2009 | Media

In the latest salvo over net neutrality, some of the nations' leading tech minds have sent a letter to FCC Chair Julius Genachowski, urging him to tak...

Washington Post Employees Now Just Beating Each Other Up At Work

Posted 11.02.2009 | Media

Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli is having to break up the vicious fights between Post staffers, who are all just hitting each other, in the face, at all times.

WaPo Vet Involved In Newsroom Punch-Up Surprised By Attention

Posted 11.03.2009 | Media

Yesterday, we got news of a newsroom dust-up at the Washington Post, where Henry Allen, veteran features editor, criticized a "charticle" for its lack...

Referring To Marathon Winner As "Technically American" Has Become A Disturbing Trend [UPDATE]

Posted 11.03.2009 | Media

It really takes a special kind of irredeemable pigheadedness to read about American marathon runner Meb Keflezighi's victory in the New York City mara...

Daily Show Beat Meet The Press To The Punch On Jon Krakauer

Posted 11.03.2009 | Media

It's worth pointing out that Jon Stewart conducted his interview with a greater awareness of where the "news" is in an interview with Jon Krakauer.

"V" Relaunch Intended As Good TV, Not "Frenetic Political Code-Mangling"

Posted 11.03.2009 | Media

Tonight, on the TV, ABC will relaunch the V franchise, because it sure beats having a new idea! With it comes the enormous fear that somehow, ABC intends it as covert anti-Obama propaganda.

The State Of Your Post-Election Media Memes

Posted 11.04.2009 | Media

If you missed out on last night's election, well, don't you know that you missed out on the most important off-off-year election in our lives? It's t...

Sarah Palin Lines Up An Impressive Array Of Cupcake Media Appearances

Posted 11.04.2009 | Media

Via Andrew Sullivan, I see that Sarah Palin will be doing a substantial amount of globetrotting, and much like the ones in Harlem, has scheduled match...

New York Times Bent Over Backwards To Please Spitzer Flacks During Scandal

Posted 11.04.2009 | Media

Hey kids! Remember that time when South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford disappeared off the face of the earth, leaving his perplexed staff behind to g...

Lobbyists Dodge Regulations Through Reinvention

Posted 11.04.2009 | Politics

So, if you happen to have read a recent study by the Center for Responsive Politics and OMB Watch entitled "Lobbyists Terminating Their Federal Regis...

Rove Criticizes White House Response To Elections: "A Contemptuous Gesture"

Posted 11.04.2009 | Media

Karl Rove wasn't too happy about the way the White House dismissed the Most Important Off-Off-Year Elections In United States History, and amid a weir...

WaPo's Gene Weingarten On Fisticuff-Spawning Passions: "Hooray!"

Posted 11.04.2009 | Media

Washington Post writer Gene Weingarten took the time at the end of his "Chatalogical Humor" chat yesterday to weigh in on the recent newsroom dust-up ...

Chris Matthews Thinks Health Care Reform Is Being "Hung Up By The Left"

Posted 11.04.2009 | Media

On this evening's edition of Hardball, Chris Matthews hosted Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele, and the two men proceeded to have the...

Al-Qaeda Publishes "Dense Little Bastard Of A Magazine"

Posted 11.05.2009 | Media

Al Qaeda, apparently heedless of the recessionary downturn that's felled so many publications in the freedom-loving world, is currently publishing a pair of magazines. If print media doesn't die, it could kill you!

REPORT: Health Care Reform Advocates Arrested After Occupying Senator Lieberman's Office

Posted 11.05.2009 | Politics

All right, the "Superbowl of Freedom" is yet to begin, but, via ABC News' The Note, we already have our first word of small-scale protester-on-legisla...

In Japan, Bush Expresses Regrets... For Baseball Decisions

Posted 11.05.2009 | Media

Over at Foreign Policy's blog, Joshua Keating reports that President George W. Bush was in Japan yesterday, throwing out the first pitch at game three...

Bank Lobby Bloodied But Unbowed In Fight Against Consumer Protection

Posted 11.05.2009 | Business

Bloomberg's Yalman Onaran takes a glance at the state of play on the consumer protection front, and sizes up the influence that the banking lobby has ...

Bungled Pledge Of Allegiance At Health Care Protests [UPDATE]

Posted 11.05.2009 | Politics

Via Amanda Terkel at Think Progress, here's video of representative Todd Akin (R-MO) treating today's Teabachle to the Pledge of Allegiance. Akin led...

Michael Steele Flip-Flops On Moderate Republicans [UPDATE]

Posted 11.05.2009 | Politics

Remember Election Night 2009? The big takeaway from the 23rd District of New York -- where Democrat Bill Owens prevailed as the first Democrat to win...

WND's Jerome Corsi Claims Fort Hood Shooter Advised Obama [UPDATE]

Posted 11.06.2009 | Politics

If you were wondering what paranoiac smear artist would be the first to attempt to name Obama as the man who guided Hasan to his murderous rampage yesterday, the answer -- naturally! -- is Jerome Corsi.

"Fox And Friends" Hosts Worry That Military Needs "Special Debriefings" For Muslims

Posted 11.06.2009 | Media

On this morning's Fox And Friends, hosts Brian Kilmeade and Gretchen Carlson were all a-whip with Salem Witch Trial panic over the thought that Nidal ...

Glenn Beck Gives "Amazing" Marxists His Appendix

Posted 11.06.2009 | Media

On Thursday night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart laid out his take on the terrifying Glenn Beck Appendectomy Conspiracy, raising the important questions over how maybe it was all "a plot by Hitler."

DNC Urges D.C. Residents To Ask For The Vote Of Their Non-Voting Congresswoman

Posted 11.06.2009 | Politics

Far be it for me to criticize the campaign arm of the White House/DNC, Organizing For America, seeing as they have successfully gotten one more presid...