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Entries by Marty Kaplan from 10/2006

What I Told the FCC

| Posted 10.03.2006 | Politics
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Are diverse voices being heard on local news? Under this research plan, don't ask, and don't tell.

Diversity Made Me Do It

| Posted 10.05.2006 | Politics
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In truth, what's ungodly isn't tolerance; it's theocratic fascism, the alliance between the Republican Party and our homegrown mullahs.

In Which, Like Speaker Hastert, I Take Responsibility

| Posted 10.06.2006 | Huffington Post

The buck stops here. I take responsibility for Enron, WorldCom and Mel Gibson. I take responsibility for Rush's OxyContin addiction. I take responsbility for Iran-Contra, Jack Abramoff and Mark Foley.

RNC North Korea Talking Points

| Posted 10.09.2006 | Huffington Post

1. It's Clinton's fault. 2. Madeleine Albright and Sandy Berger, too. 3. Be afraid. 4. Connect the dots: 9/11-Saddam-Kim Jung-il-gay marriage.

Out of the Mouths of Twits

| Posted 10.10.2006 | Politics
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Every voter who's been fooled into voting against his or her own economic interest by Republican culture warriors should suck on that stick.

654,000 Stuffs Happen

| Posted 10.11.2006 | Politics
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Half-a-million is the kind of shocking casualty toll we might have anticipated from one of Saddam's WMDs being sold to al-Qaeda and being unleashed on an American city.

The Manchurian Sodomite

| Posted 10.13.2006 | Entertainment
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"Republican Gays are Closeted Dems," says the right wing's faux press watchdog Accuracy in Media.

Bush as Bobby McFerrin

| Posted 10.16.2006 | Politics
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I know what I'd be doing with a moment like this if I worked on The Daily Show, or Colbert, or for Bill Maher. It's made in heaven for political satire.

The (Jonah) Goldberg Variations

| Posted 10.19.2006 | Politics
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Jonah Goldberg must think that his declaration -- "The Iraq war was a mistake" -- will hit the nation like a thunderclap.

Make Your Own Ad

| Posted 10.20.2006 | Politics
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The campaign consultant monopoly is being broken; at least at the creative end of the business, the political media industry is being democratized.

W to US: Go Cheney Yourself

| Posted 10.25.2006 | Huffington Post

Some people in Washington say we're not at war. Those people are enabling cold-blooded killers. I do not question these people's patriotism, just their IQ. I will not say who they are.

Show Me the Dirty Parts

| Posted 10.26.2006 | Huffington Post

Unfortunately for Allen, the attack on Webb provides an irresistible opportunity to revisit the history of Republican soft porn.

Lynne Cheney's Anger Management Problem

| Posted 10.27.2006 | Politics
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Witchy? Bitchy? Don't be ridiculous -- she's displaying righteous indignation. Rage? Hysteria? Oh, no, that's standing your ground.

As Good (And Bad) As It Gets

| Posted 10.30.2006 | Politics
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Unless you believe in some prior golden age of media and politics, what we are watching unfold during this last week before the election is as good as it gets for American democracy.