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Bill O'Reilly Compares 'The Koran' to 'Mein Kampf', Tries to Deny It and Immediately Re-Compares it Again

(47) Comments | Posted March 14, 2011 | 3:26 PM

Bill O'Reilly tried to pull one of his patented tricks again. The one when he says he didn't...

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Boycott the Arizona Diamondbacks and All Things Jerry Colangelo

(9) Comments | Posted April 27, 2010 | 5:13 PM

I think it's time to send a message to the people behind the new Arizona "police state" law that empowers law...

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Glenn Beck calls me a 'Virus,' but is he the real 'Parasite?"

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2010 | 3:29 PM

Glenn Beck didn't bother to even have any guests on his program Monday because he was too busy calling progressives "parasites" and "a virus" and making insane connections that only he understands....

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Fox News has almost every Republican presidential candidate for 2012 on its payroll. Are they the Kingmakers?

(39) Comments | Posted January 20, 2010 | 7:17 PM

The fair and balanced network has a little problem, I believe, and one that the media never seem to address. If they are just another news organization and are defended by Howard Kurtz and Jake Tapper as such, then why do they employ almost the entire field of...

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Ari Fleischer's Major League PR Plan: Steroids Didn't Help Players' Performances

(5) Comments | Posted January 15, 2010 | 3:11 PM

There's been a titanic shift in the way MLB and players are attacking the stain that has attached itself to the game of baseball since Jose Canseco outed the massive use of performance enhancing drugs that have permeated baseball since the late 1980s. And since the outing came, the MLB...

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Lynne Woolsey should be ousted as co-chair of the CPC for supporting Blue Dog Jane Harman

(2) Comments | Posted January 8, 2010 | 4:45 PM


This is completely unacceptable. The co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus is throwing her support behind a Blue Dog named Jane Harman for reelection in 2010, and who happens to be the representative in my own district in California. I've been thinking of...

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I Filed an FCC Complaint Against FOX News Over "Hoax" News Palin Coverage!

(69) Comments | Posted November 18, 2009 | 9:13 PM

Think Progress caught Fox News using old campaign footage of a McCain/Palin rally from 2008 to make it appear like the crowds she's drawing on her...

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World Series Game 1 Liveblog: Yankees, Phillies Face Off

(5) Comments | Posted October 28, 2009 | 7:44 PM


I know the Philly bloggers are against me, but that's OK. I'm up for betting a few bags of Cheetos with the Philly faithful. Much respect to them. Email me if you want to get it on... Because of the idiot, Bud Selig, we...

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Chris Matthews "Birthers Out" with his "Deather" Stance on Living Wills

(3) Comments | Posted July 30, 2009 | 2:28 PM

John Amato: When did a living will become a bad thing and one that marks you for death? This is insanity. I've had a living will for over ten years already and I had one drawn up for legal reasons as well as medical. I remember when people were running...
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Bill O'Reilly's 'Ambush Journalism' in 87 Seconds

(6) Comments | Posted March 31, 2009 | 6:51 PM

Bill O'Reilly's ambush tactics reached new lows when Jesse Watters, King of the Ambushing Producers, chased down blogger Amanda Terkel at Think Progress while she...

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The Complete Guide on How to Deal with Bill O'Reilly's ambush producers

(73) Comments | Posted March 24, 2009 | 5:41 PM

After Bill O'Reilly's despicable attack on fellow blogger Amanda Terkel, I wanted to make sure that the tools for fighting back against this abrogation of the basic rules of civility is available to everyone.

Bill O'Reilly uses typical tabloid journalism tactics to sneak up...

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"Leave Limbaugh Alone"

(18) Comments | Posted March 7, 2009 | 1:17 PM

Those mean liberals are beating up on Rush Limbaugh! The horror! The horror!

This is, as Kos notes, the right-wing whine du jour, keyed by Karl Rove. I just wanted to beat

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Clueless Rick Santelli Doesn't Understand His Attitude Is Why America Loathes Wall St. & Bankers

(114) Comments | Posted February 21, 2009 | 8:02 PM

Watching Rick Santelli's embarrassing diatribe at the expense of the American people made me realize that these Wall Street frat boys still don't get...

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Glenn Beck Tearily Praises 9/11 Widow's Work After He Viciously Attacked them in 2005

(34) Comments | Posted February 14, 2009 | 4:01 PM


Glenn Beck has really gone to Crazy Town after he joined FOX News, not that he was much saner on CNN, but he's so much more forthcoming with his insanity since Roger Ailes is now his boss. As you'll see, right wing talk show...

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Just imagine: What if McCain Had Won the Election and Obama had Shafted him During the Stimulus Debate?

(14) Comments | Posted February 9, 2009 | 3:16 PM

...The media elites would be calling him an obstructionist, a sore loser, a man and party with no new ideas and someone who will not listen to the will of the people after they had spoken on Nov. 4th.
Instead CBS framed their story like this: "Change?...

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Obama to Speak Monday Night on Stimulus While Rep. Pete Sessions Says Republicans Are the New Taliban

(59) Comments | Posted February 6, 2009 | 2:34 AM


It looks like President Obama has been reading our blogs and is finally going to use his bully pulpit to go directly to the American people to explain his stimulus plan on his terms.

President Obama will significantly ramp up his salesmanship...
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Why Aren't There Hundreds of Economists on My TV Explaining the Stimulus Package?

(144) Comments | Posted February 4, 2009 | 5:08 PM

I'm sure you've heard about the hundreds of economists that are either for or against President Obama's stimulus plan. My question to the media is: Where...

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Rush Limbaugh Says Angry Blacks Are In 30 Year Plot To Train Black Children as Militants

(74) Comments | Posted October 15, 2008 | 10:27 PM

As we are witnessing, the conservative movement is in shambles now and the only thing they can do is spew racist hatred out into the world and hope it sticks to their audience in droves. And how is the conservative right going to make sure race is all you can...

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Bill O'Reilly Stands by His Smear of Arianna Huffington: There's No Difference Between Her and Goebbels

(48) Comments | Posted March 1, 2008 | 10:01 PM

BillO obviously is feeling some heat over his vile words the other day when he compared Hitler and the KKK to some anonymous commenters on the Huffington Post and attacking Arianna. In his perverted defense, he says that the use of propaganda by...

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Will O'Reilly's Vile Attack on Arianna Huffington Finally Get Him Kicked Off the Air?

(169) Comments | Posted February 29, 2008 | 1:10 PM

I know, I know. It's wishful thinking, but I can dream, can't I? This isn't the first time the cowardly BillO has attacked Arianna and obviously it won't be his last. You see, the conservative media is a bit unnerved right now and...

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