What can I say, I miss William Safire. I was just thinking of him not more than four days ago and then he died. I certainly didn’t agree with every position the conservative took, but I respected the man. Maureen Dowd knew Safire and respected him too. Here’s her piece on Mr. Safire.
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If I accomplish half of what William Safire did in his 79 years as a writer I’d be happy. Safire died today at a hospice center in Rockville, Md.
Here’s my first installment of Deconstructing Glenn Beck. As I read his book “Common Sense” I’ll take each chunk and analyze it to death. I’m only three pages in and I already have a story. This is going to take awhile.
David Brooks wrote today about race. He said that the 9.12 tea bagger protesters actually mingled with a group of African Americans who happened to be in the nation’s capitol celebrating their culture. For Brooks that anecdotal story of white folks and black folks hanging out is proof that race isn’t an issue.
TIME’s cover story with Glenn Beck is a grotesque attempt at journalism. The magazine is hoping to ride Beck’s coattails in pandering to right-wing extremists. Not that it’s surprising, the bulk of mainstream media spend most of their time chasing the latest fad rather than doing honest journalism. It’s sad but expected.
CNN continues to embarrass itself by allowing the racist Lou Dobbs to broadcast on this so-called “news” channel. Some people claim that Dobbs has crossed the line from being a journalist to being a nutcase, I don’t think there ever was such a line for Dobbs. He’s always been a right-wing douche.
In his column today David Brooks made a feeble attempt to convince readers that the US was once a humble nation. Unfortunately, our history does not back up his claim.
It’s hard to believe that a lunatic like Glenn Beck can actually have this much influence with Obama’s administration that people are actually being fired and demoted over what he says on his show, but it’s really happening.
I wrote a story a few days ago in which I said that the problem with journalism is that it’s controlled by corporations that breed incompetence, but I was wrong.
If you ask the founder of the conservative Media Research Center what he thinks of the media, L. Brent Bozell III will say that news coverage has an overt liberal bias. If you ask me, that’s bunk, the reason journalism sucks has nothing to do with political ideology, but just plain old incompetence.
“When future historians ask how the United States came not only to practice torture but to celebrate it and treat torturers as heroes, a special place in hell among the journalists who embraced and justified it should be reserved for Chris Wallace.” – Andrew Sullivan
I’m still not used to Glenn Beck, I couldn’t believe it when I saw him making an ass out of himself on national television again. In a segment this week Beck wrote six phrases on a chalkboard and somehow found the “word” “oligarhy.”
The Lunatic is a series of videos highlighting the nutcases that anchor cable news programs. This first video stars Bill O’Reilly. Future editions will highlight the antics of other “people” anchoring shows on cable.
Another Seattle journalist calls it quits. So long Andrea James, have fun in the investment banking world.
The Media Research Center produced “special report” on the media coverage of Pres. Barack Obama’s first 100 days in office. Not surprisingly the ultra-conservative organization found an overwhelming liberal bias favoring Obama’s socialist-liberal-commie-craphole policies – I’m paraphrasing, but you get the idea.
Colbert explains Glenn Beck’s logic that Obama doesn’t dislike white people, he has a deep-seated hatred of white people. “Beck likes arguing,” Colbert said, “but has a deep-seated hatred for logic.” Colbert Destroys Beck: “A Deep Seeded Hatred of Logic” from Crewislife on Vimeo.
There’s been some talk about firing Lou Dobbs for furthering the racist conspiracy theory that Pres. Barack Obama is not a natural born US citizen. What I find most interesting about this story is that there are people out there who actually think Dobbs is a journalist. Now I know he worked his way up… Read more »