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Time to Shove Something Down the Throat of Juan Williams

Aug
22

Media Matters has already pointed to the yeoman service Fox News Correspondent Juan Williams is performing for right-wingers everywhere by going on NPR and spouting GOP talking points.

Having heard the segment in question, what struck me was his comment on the possibilities of Democrats 'going it alone' on health care reform:

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Media Misinformation Campaign

Aug
17

This quote by Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) was played over and over again by WBBM radio yesterday:

SHELBY: Well, I think rationing is underlying all of this. There's a lot of denial out there, but you look at the other plans -- you look at the Canadian plan, the British plan and so forth, and you have long lines.

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NPR: Obama is the new Slick Willy

Jul
10

Why do I feel like we've been here before? Fox News correspondent Mara Liasson just had a segment on NPR's Morning Edition that essentially did nothing but complain that the Democratic Administration no longer uses right-wing catch phrases, many of them the product of paranoia and fanaticism, such as 'Axis of Evil', 'War on Terrorism', 'Death Tax' and 'Right to Life'.

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Formerly Unknown Lobby for Health Care Cooperatives Finally Rears Head on CBS's 'Face the Nation'

Jul
05

I found this discussion between Senators Grassley (R-IA) and Schumer (D-NY) on CBS's Face the Nation truly bizarre.

Most of the segment was spent discussing health care in the usual superficial, made-for-tv way with a handful of talking points and the obligatory promise of "bipartisanship". I felt dumber after watching the thing than before.

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You Call These People 'Moderates'?

Jun
12

I love it how on NPR, Mara Liasson keeps calling the Blue Dogs who are against the Public Option, 'Moderates'.

She did it again this morning. Someone should tell her that 'moderate' is halfway or in the middle of where the American people stand -- not where conservative Dems leave off and even more conservative GOPers begin.

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Your Strict Construction Looks Like Activism to Me

May
04

All day long, WBBM Radio played Sen. Orin Hatch's comment that 'empathy', which is one of Obama's criteria for selecting a Supreme Court justice, was just "a code word for an activist judge." All day long, they played this.

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Things I heard on the Radio this Morning...

Feb
28

npr_logo.pngFirst, the Award for Most Depressing Story of the Week has to go to NPR's David Greene for a piece called "Mailman Finds Delivery Route Altered By Recession".

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Tenn. State Rep Claims Monopoly on Being American

Nov
26

Out of the mouth of Tony Shipley, newly elected State Rep, on the people that elected him:

npr_logo.png "These people are solid, hard-working, apple-pie-type Americans," Shipley said. "I have fond memories of chasing greased pigs here, so there's a long tradition of Americana here — strong Christian values here amongst these people."

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WBEZ Finds 'Last Living Democrat Voting For McCain'

Jun
25

wbez_logo.jpg Congrads to the Team at WBEZ for finding the Last Living Democrat Voting for McCain -- that's 'LLDV4M', for short. No matter that the real story is all the people who are coming in the other direction (see above)! It's still the LLDV4M's that get all the media attention.

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