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NPR: Trump Is a Liar

Jun
20

We're reached the point where acknowledging that the current occupant of the White House is a liar is becoming standard practice -- at least by our more trustworthy media. Here's a recent segment from NPR: When The White House Can't Be Believed.

ADDENDUM: Following day's list of inaccuracies...

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Chain of Tronc

Jun
25

This led to this which led to this which led to this which led to this and this ....

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Media: Lock-outs Okay; Strikes Bad

Apr
02

It was just last Friday (i.e. 3/25) that CPS management went out on strike -- opps, I mean, proclaimed a furlough day. How come the media didn't ask parents/teachers/kids how they'd be inconvenienced and how the kids were losing out -- on that Friday before 4/1? Strange that.

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The "Pension Reform" Scam

Jul
10

"Pension Reform", "Pension Reform" -- that's what they're always saying. We hear it in the media; we hear it from the GOP. Hell, we even hear it from a few centrists Dems. The problem is that "Pension Reform" is nothing but a semantic cover-up. What the people using it really mean, is "Pension Cut", "Pension Cut" -- since that's what they'll really proposing. It's just that none of them are honest enough to admit it.

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Lie of the Year

Dec
20

Politifact announced its 'Lie of the Year'.

In the same spirit, say I wake up one day only to find that Politifact has replaced my wife with a bunny rabbit. Now ultimately I might be better off (I mean, who knows) but is it right for Politifact to insist that the two of us (i.e. me and the bunny) are still engaged in a relationship that qualifies as marriage?

Politifact would say yes.

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Billy Bragg Sings' Never Buy The Sun'

Jul
13

BILLY BRAGG - NEVER BUY THE SUN from Billy Bragg on Vimeo.

Never buy The Sun; Never buy the NY Post; Never watch Fox News. Talkin' 'Bout a Revolution. [Featured on PRI's 'The World'.]
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Sarah Palin = Barack Obama ?

Oct
23

The self-imposed requirements of 'He-said-She-said' journalism are so disgusting.

For some reason WBBM in Chicago feels itself obliged to balance reports of Obama campaigning for Democrats with Sarah Palin doing the same for GOPers -- as if Palin were the only person doing this for the GOPers or, more importantly, there were some equivalence between a half-term failure from Alaska and the President of the United States.

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Will the True Populist Please Stand Up

Jan
26

Another day, another example of David Brooks' infatuation with something he calls 'populism'.

Odd that we only hear of this now that people are protesting against Democrats in power.

Throughout the long period of Republican Ascendancy, the people protesting then were never populist (though the demographics might have been similar) -- no, those protesters were nothing but a bunch of radical USA-hating elitists.

Love the narrative; the original populists are turning in their graves.

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Rightwinger Headline if Obama Hadn't Gone to Copenhagen

Oct
03

"Olympic Defeat for (Elitist) Obama, Too Busy with Washington Politics to Go the Last Mile for his own Home Town"

Yeah, I know, just stating the obvious.

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HuffPo Getting a Bit Too Shrill?

Sep
30

Is it just me or are the headlines from HuffPo getting a bit too strident these days?

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