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Why Does Obama's Teleprompter Hate America?

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Without a doubt, many of the attacks from the far-right against President Obama have amounted to nothing more than the political equivalent of speaking in tongues.

The Other Cable News Face-Off: O'Reilly vs. Schechner

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chez Pazienza

The reason Jacki Schechner was specifically targeted by O'Reilly shouldn't confound anyone; it has everything to do with her former affiliation with CNN.

What James Carville Really Said On 9/11 About Wanting Bush To Fail

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For much of yesterday, the conservative blogosphere was alive with outrage about a Fox News story reporting that James Carville -- a key architect of ...

A List of Things I'd Rather Do Than Listen to Hannity

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lee Camp

How could the real answers not come to light with such a stellar group of political scientists as Michelle "Bring Back McCarthyism" Bachmann, Al Sharpton, and Meatloaf?

Fox News Ate My Brain (I Swear!) - Of Chaos Theory & Roland Burris

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

The Fox News spin on Roland Burris was interspersed with video and misstatements of the event, trying to weave in the racism angle, or trying to paint Reid as the bad guy.

Ann Coulter: Move Along, Nothing to See Here

Cindy Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cindy Handler

The reason that TV producers return to the well every time she comes out with a new book: they're betting that viewers won't be able to resist rubber-necking at this particular train wreck.

Chip "Barack The Magic Negro" Saltsman's RNC Campaign Ad

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Filipowicz

It's nice to see people being comfortable with who they are. Chip is inspiring Republicans around the country to stand up and say "We are white. We are racist. We are proud."

Courtney Friel Bikini Pictures Revealed (PHOTOS)

via Gawker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Before joining the network, Fox News reporter Courtney Friel posed for Maxim in a bikini. Wanting to be taken seriously as a professional, she remove...

The Day the Music Died

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

For eight years, our president, his team, and his vocal fan club on Fox and the radio have been singing the same sick and dissonant song. They tried to divide the country by spreading fear.

Bill O'Reilly Doesn't Listen -- My Encounter with Fox News

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Deepak Chopra

It's a peculiar feeling being swept up, however briefly, in the right-wing message machine. But if I thought I could walk away unscathed, I was fooling myself.

The Thin Red and Green Line: Letters from the War on Christmas

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chez Pazienza

"The last I heard, the National Guard was moving in to crush some kind of uprising that torched the Rockefeller Center tree and destroyed all the Christmas windows at Saks."

Stampedes, Shootings and Bargains

Dwayne Raymond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dwayne Raymond

This morning the news features stories of a stressed economy, but that takes second place to the smashing in of a Wal-Mart door by gluttonous Americans seeking deals on X-Box toys.

Exclusive Hannity And Colmes Breakup Footage

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Matthew Filipowicz

Hannity will now host the program by himself. And really, that's for the best. Both he and Colmes were together for twelve long years, and Sean needs some time for Sean.

Another Silly Mistake by Sarah Palin

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Why would you state something like this as proof that the media has all their information wrong without making absolutely sure you were right about it?

Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild: The Female Joe Lieberman

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Arnold

Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild must be one of the worst sports that has stepped onto the political stage in a very long time. When Hillary Clinton ...

Glenn Beck Is Now A Made Man

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matthew Filipowicz

Glenn Beck has served the Republicans well, and so now, he gets his own show on the network that respects "fair and balanced" reporting the same way the actual Mafia respects the "law".

Liveblogging The Republican Convention - Day Four

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

If an undecided voter responded strongly to the yelling from Mitt, Rudy and Palin, and then watched McCain, they were probably disappointed and let-down by McCain.

Liveblogging The Republican Convention - Day Three

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

What I still want to know is why Governor Palin is more qualified than Olympia Snowe or Christine Todd Whitman or Kay Bailey Hutchison. The McCain campaign hasn't answered that question.

Liveblogging The Republican Convention - Day Two

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Newt Gingrich on MSNBC just referred to Palin as McCain's "soulmate." I really don't think the Republicans understand what that word means. And now he just said that Obama was never the commander of the Alaska National Guard. Neither was Palin.

MSNBC Taken In By Right-Wing Smear Machine

Edward Rotchford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Edward Rotchford

The "Hardball" crew took the bait, ending its show Monday with an interview of representatives of, an organization that a mere 15 minutes on the Web can tell you stinks to high heaven.

Obama Nation An Abomination

Paul Peete | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul Peete

Corsi's New York Times bestseller status is mentioned like some imprimatur to the book's veracity rather than introducing his book as the right wing tactic, Swiftboating.

Fox Anchor: "Here At Fox, We Like To Be Feminine. So We Don't Wear The Pants"

Huffington Post via TVNewser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

TVNewser has a great catch from Sunday's Fox & Friends: anchor Ainsley Earhardt explaining then Fox News ideology when it comes to the pantsuits vs. s...

Resurrecting Literature: Sustenance for the Progressive Soul

Jennifer Nix | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Nix

I once again see the potential and power of literature, and hope to tell new and necessary stories. As activists, we must not lose sight of art. Here are some questions I posed to Aleksandar Hemon.

Dick's Grudge

Sam Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sam Greenfield

Dick Morris inevitably had something rotten to say about Clinton. Why all the hostility? What could she have done to him to create this negativity? Then it hit me like a frying pan in a slapstick movie.

What It's Like To Watch FOX News For 24 Straight Hours

Nathan Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nathan Robinson

I thought that eventually I would be numbed to the sensory assault of the channel, but you don't get used to it -- it just drives you nuts. It's like your television is trying to attack you.