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Fox News Embraces Cyber-Terrorism to Subvert the Copenhagen Summit

No one in the mainstream media, it seems, has the guts to take on this scandal. This isn’t some penny ante affair about graft or infidelity. This is a direct assault on our national values, on who we are as Americans. At one time, the criminal types who burglarized the Watergate or the office of Daniel Ellsberg’s doctor were reviled. Now they have their own network. Bret Baier set the scene last Thursday:

Frank Rich: In Defense of the ‘Balloon Boy’ Dad

FOR a country desperate for good news, the now-deflated “balloon boy” spectacle would seem to be the perfect tonic. As Wolf Blitzer of CNN summed up the nation’s unrestrained joy upon learning that the imperiled boy had never been in any peril whatsoever: “All of us are so excited that little Falcon is fine.”

Accuracy in Media 40th Anniversary: National Review’s Andrew McCarthy says torture keeps us safe

Today C-SPAN and C-SPAN 2 provided full coverage of the conservative media watchdog Accuracy in Media’s 40th Anniversary Conference. Right-wing speakers came from across the country, and even one from Ireland, to the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC today to say that torture is good, organic food is bad, global warming is a hoax or at least a good thing, Al Gore is not evil just wrong and journalists are patsies for the Democratic Party.

Glenn Beck’s intellectually dishonest red-baiting continues

On his show yesterday, Glenn Beck ran through a series of photographs from the Chairman Mao regime and read from Mao’s “red book.” Beck said that several people working in the White House are Maoists because of a speech White House Communications Director Anita Dunn gave in June when she said Chairman Mao was one of her favorite philosophers.

Uh oh, a New York Times typo

Typos happen to me more than I’d care to admit, but I don’t have a team of editors and copy editors combing through my copy like The New York Times. At 6:53 p.m. I found a typo in a headline on the Times homepage. Can you find it?

Glenn Beck red-baiting campaign, now volunteers are pinkos too

Whether you like it or not, television shows have been advertising vehicles since the invention of product placement. Jerry Seinfeld ate Banana Nut Crunch cereal for breakfast and Elaine chugged Snapple. But now that the Entertainment Industry Foundation, a Hollywood charitable organization, is working with the television industry to encourage volunteering Fox News commentator Glenn Beck says that’s communism.

Why the White House is picking a fight with Fox News

Fox News and the Obama administration don’t get along. White House officials have accused the cable news network of being an extension of the Republican Party. Fox News commentators fire back that Obama is a communist seeking to destroy the country by turning the US into a Chairman Mao style fascist state.

Rush Limbaugh: Transcript Oct. 14, 2009 Left trying to destroy conservatism (St. Louis Rams)

Source: Downloaded Oct. 18, 2009 at approximately 11:45 a.m. BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I have the same dilemma today that I had yesterday. I have 27 sound bites. Now, of the 27 sound bites, 18 are about me. They continue to spread the false, fabricated quotes and lies and people continue to comment on them…. Read more »

Friedman on the fence

The New York Times columnist Tom Friedman likes to position himself as a centrist. He’s pro-war, pro-environment, pro-business, and I guess against deficit spending. I usually agree with about 60 percent of what he writes. The problem is that he works too hard to sit precariously on the fence. In today’s column he says that deficit spending is bad and that liberals will have to sacrifice some of their social programs to balance the budget, but as usual Friedman overlooks the glaring $500 billion defense budget.