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NPR: Citizens United is Good for Unions Too!

Sep
26

Actually the segment on NPR's All Things Considered was titled, 'Citizen's United Ruling Benefits Union Campaigners'.

It was about as close to propaganda as NPR can get. The very notion that Unions, in decline for the past 30 years and who represent maybe 8% of workers in the private sector and a bit more in government -- that Unions can come even close to matching what Corporate America is putting together is disingenuous to say the least.

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Nice Guys != Nice Laws

Sep
01

PBS NewsHour commentator, Mark Shields, had an extremely insightful reaction to Mitt Romney's display of "kindness and generosity" during his acceptance speech in Tampa:

The one question that was raised -- and it is a legitimate one -- is that he was -- is enormously kind to people he can see in acts of personal kindness and generosity of time. But policies affect all kinds of people you don't see, millions of people that he will never come in contact with.

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Bob Schieffer (CBS) on Health Care : Obamacare Sucks and I Got Mine!

Jul
15

Bob Schieffer made this throw-away comment before moving on to more important matters:

"We need health care reform, but I'm a long way from believing the president's plan was the best way to go about it."

Anyone got any idea what Bob Schieffer's preferred solution is beyond making it to 65, taking advantage of Medicare and having CBS make up the difference?

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Nuance Over Facts at the PBS Newshour

Jun
20

This segment points to everything that is wrong with 'reporting' (yes, in scare quotes) from the PBS News hour.

Paul Solman focuses on nuance and whether what Krugman is saying is 'partisan' or not, to which Krugman wisely replies:

"Except it's true, right? And people like me have been right so far."

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The Problem with Journalism in America

Jan
19

From this morning's NPR report on production of solar panels:

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Rightwing Ponzi Group Running Radio Ad Over & Over Again

Sep
09

Public Notice, the rightwing ponzi group reported by TBM back in March (see orginal TPM post) is running its 20-30 second piece of mis-information over and over again on the CBS radio affiliate in Chicago, WBBM.

I don't know if they're running it on any other station in the Chicagoland area but it's sure driving me nuts.

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Bob Schieffer (CBS): Internet Makes People Think Obama is a Muslim

Aug
23

People think Obama is a muslim? Bob Schieffer tells us on Face the Nation that it's not the GOPers but teh Internets to blame -- because it's the "only news delivery system we've ever had that has no editor."

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Old Media, New Media -- Same Difference

Jul
28

I'm not quite sure why people are making a big deal about MSM maven Mark Halperin recognizing what many of us have been calling the 'Mighty Wurlitzer' for years:

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On the Media's Cowardice, Denial or Complicity (Breitbart/Fox Edition)

Jul
22

Josh Marshall has a wonderful screed on the Media's reaction to the Breitbart/Fox slandering of Shirley Sherrod:

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