Posts Categorized: News Media Watchdog

Liberals Don’t Get It Either

Robert Scheer is the editor of Truthdig.com. He’s supposed to be a liberal. He’s supposed to be smart. What shocked me about his column today was that he too just doesn’t get it. Read what he wrote about Norman Podhoretz, and then I’ll explain why he’s wrong. In a WSJ article from last September headlined… Read more »

Caller Tells C-SPAN’s Bill Scanlan They Should Change the Name to BLACK-SPAN

I hate call-in programs because rarely does a caller make a valid or intelligent point. On Monday, C-SPAN’s Bill Scanlan got a call from North Carolina complaining that “80 percent of your callers” are black and that C-SPAN should change its name to BLACK-SPAN. The caller said that he was just making “a little respectful… Read more »

The Friday News Dump: March 12, 2010

Every Friday some people, politicians, corporations and government bureaucracies, slip out news they don’t want people to pay attention to. The assumption is that most people aren’t paying attention on Friday. That’s true for most, but not me.

Things That Make You Go Pee

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is consistently hilarious. But on Monday’s show, Stewart almost made me pee my pants.

The bit was about CNN’s Rick Sanchez, the earthquake in Chile and the tsunami that never hit Hawaii. I don’t know if Sanchez was on caffeine, cocaine or crank, but he’s all over the place and Stewart nails it.

Joel Silberman Explains Mainstream Media Misinformation and the Big Lie

Media consultant Joel Silberman explains why Americans are so misinformed about just about anything political. Silberman said the fault should be placed squarely on the shoulders of the mainstream media for perpetuating the “big lie.” Silberman’s theory is that the right-wing echo chamber repeats the “big lie” over and over again until it becomes the… Read more »

Dick Cheney Publicly Admits to Torture

The only question remaining now is whether former Vice President Dick Cheney personally participated in waterboarding people. When it comes to torture, hell yes, Cheney was totally on board.

On Sunday, Cheney unequivocally stated the Bush administration tortured prisoners. On ABC’s “This Week” Cheney said, “I was a big supporter of waterboarding.”

Sarah Palin: Stimulus Bill Anniversary Proves Not-So-Stimulating

Here is Sarah Palin’s Facebook posting made on Feb. 17, 2010. In an effort to maintain the public record, Palin’s entire message is published here. It was downloaded from Palin’s Facebook page on Feb. 17, 2010 at 11:04 a.m. Eastern. Stimulus Bill Anniversary Proves Not-So-Stimulating Feb. 17, 2010 at 7:04am One year ago today, President… Read more »

CBS Report from 1967: The Homosexuals

Here’s a video I found on the Internet. I wish I could recall where I got this, but I don’t. It’s an interesting report by Mike Wallace of CBS. It’s surprisingly well-balanced considering the attitude towards homosexuals more than 40 years ago.