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Entries by Peter Daou from 02/2006

NSA Redux: Ten Stages of a Bush Scandal

| Posted 02.05.2006 | Huffington Post

Rightwing attack dogs maul Bush's critics as traitors. Left-leaning bloggers and online activists go ballistic. Newspaper editorials echo these sentiments but quickly move on. Spin. Rinse and repeat.

Scandal Fatigue, Catnip, and the 'Angry' Left

| Posted 02.10.2006 | Politics
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This half-decade tsunami of scandals, courtesy of the Bush administration, has had the intended effect: overload the senses, short circuit the outrage, dizzy the opposition.

A Seminal Moment in Blogland

| Posted 02.14.2006 | Huffington Post

The attempt to marginalize progressive bloggers as part of an angry, unwashed, irrational mob is in full swing, but truth-telling has a self-sustaining power.

A Challenge to Rightwing Bloggers Who Blame the Media for the Cheney Mess

| Posted 02.15.2006 | Huffington Post

Prove it. One of the great absurdities of our time is the persistent notion that the traditional media skews left.

Blog Wars: Bush Cultism versus Bush Derangement Syndrome

| Posted 02.21.2006 | Huffington Post

Right wing bloggers eagerly defend policies so clearly antithetical to conservatism that it would be grimly amusing if the stakes weren't so high.

How Far Will Bush Supporters Go? (Part 2: Iraq and Dubai)

| Posted 02.23.2006 | Huffington Post

Despite cracks in the pro-Bush edifice, bloggers are embracing their cognitive dissonance and supporting Bush.

My Experience With Mideast Civil War

| Posted 02.26.2006 | Huffington Post

With regional forces acting as puppet-masters, the victims are the people, the residents of the bombed out cities and towns. And the hatred cuts deep.

Colbert and O'Reilly: Arrogance as an Art Form

| Posted 02.28.2006 | Politics
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Colbert's spoof of O'Reilly-style reporting elevates O'Reilly's arrogance to an art form.