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The Palin Play: Pulpits…Puppets…Politics…Profits

Friday, September 5th, 2008

Quite frankly, the GOP's political parlance is the equivalent of being told that one can engage in a circle jerk with one's self. I think it is actually more akin to placing one's head up one's behind. Yes..it's still a circle...but the outcome isn't quite as pleasant. Look, I'll happily give ...

The Diagnosis: The Makings Of A Palin-ectomy?

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Try as they might, the McCain campaign is doing all it can to convince the public and the press that they have given Sarah Palin a thorough examination and found her fit to serve as the Vice President and assume the role of the presidency should anything happen to their ...

Pot vs. Kettle: OMG!! They’re Black!

Friday, August 8th, 2008

This ranks right up there with ‘teh stupid'. When a weary and jet-lagged Barack Obama took the stage on the last day of the UNITY Journalists of Color convention in Chicago last month, most of the attendees had already left. But there was still a healthy crowd of over 2,500 there ...

Is the Associated Press blurring the lines between news and opinion?

Monday, July 14th, 2008

AP has been around, according to Politico, for 162 years. Recently, many in the blogosphere have turned sour on AP due to some legal grumblings by a blogger that was lifting entire articles from AP and posting them on his blog. But that isn't what this post is about. AP has, ...

I Hate to Say I Told You So

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

But dammit, I did, and so did a host of other bloggers between 2003 through today. On Wednesday night, CNN's Jessica Yellin talked to Anderson Cooper about Scott McClellan's tell-all memoir and agreed with the former press secretary that White House reporters "dropped the ball" during the run-up to war. But Yellin went ...

Beyond The Mainstream Media: Understanding The Food Crisis

Friday, May 16th, 2008

When I traveled around the world, one of the most notable differences was the character and content of television news. The primary distinction seems to be a matter of depth...meaning the news in other regions isn't just presented in short sound bites. Granted, we have programs in the U.S. that ...

Clearer Sense of Politics

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

With all the back and forth of the political process between Hillary and Barack I’m ready to file the divorce papers for them. Not from their respective spouses but from one another as Democrats. Let me explain a little further. All of the useless politics that have been going on between ...

Hell Hath No Fury Like a Polite Woman Scorned

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

It's not every day that you get to see a talking head lose his cool and become a walking head. Bob Novak did it during an argument with mouth of the south, James Carville. Now, Joe Scarborough has been chased out of the studio by unabashed lesbian liberal, and alum ...

The Thing About Vacuums

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Lots of very intelligent commentary going around about the New York Times article on how network and cable news deliberately crafted their message to conform to the Bush message on the war, and bolstered it with "experts" who had a financial stake in keeping the war going. It's kind of ...

A Contemplation On Race, Politics, Obama, & The Future

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

It's clear that the pundits in the mainstream media prefer to stir the pot. Doing so generates the ratings they seek but it also serves to bolster the talking points of the political campaigns they cover. This symbiotic relationship does little to inform voters and likely accelerates the partisanship and ...

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