Category Archives: Lamestream Media

DNC Chair: Criminalizing Non-consensual Abortion Limits Reproductive Rights

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Imagine a man successfully terminating the pregnancy of a woman he impregnated by giving her an abortion pill disguised as an antibiotic. That horrific scenario played out in the state of Florida last year when John Andrew Welden forged a prescription for misoprostol, relabeled it as amoxicillin, and convinced his then girlfriend that she had…

Howard Kurtz Says No Bias on Benghazi; Just Boredom

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Last night, Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz appeared on The O’Reilly Factor. He was there to discuss the newly released email implicating the White House in the shaping of Susan Rice’s now infamous, untrue talking points on the Benghazi, Libya attack. Of course, the White House has long denied any involvement in concocting the…

Media Sensationalism is Damaging; Still Better Than Bias

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When I was a teenager, a man tried to rob a grocery store down the street from where I lived. I read about it a day or two later in my local newspaper. The story was of particular interest to me because my brother worked at that grocery store as a cashier, and he was…

Could Rick Perry Be a Viable Candidate in 2016?

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Governor Rick Perry made some news earlier this week when he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel’s show (from Austin, Texas) and discussed the possibility of decriminalizing the use of marijuana in the Lone Star State. Listening to Perry, I thought he laid out a pretty decent, thoughtful argument for moving in that direction. He also touted…

Should the Media Point Out the “I Told You Sos?”

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It sure has been fascinating over the past couple of days to turn on Fox News and see clip after clip of President Obama and other prominent Democrats mocking Mitt Romney, during the 2012 campaign, for recognizing Russia as a serious geopolitical threat. “The 1980s are calling to ask for their foreign policy back,” chided…

The Most Telling Moment of the O’Reilly/Obama Interview

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I largely agree with Bernie Goldberg’s assessment of Bill O’Reilly’s interview with President Obama on Superbowl Sunday. It was pretty uneventful. News wasn’t made, important questions went unanswered, and there just wasn’t a lot of value for most viewers to gain from it. As someone who has a deeper interest in politics and the media…

MSNBC Twitterer Fired for Race Baiting; Chris Matthews Still Employed‏

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On Wednesday night, conservatives honed in on offensive tweet that appeared on MSNBC’s official Twitter feed. The full tweet read, “Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/biracial family.” The comment was in reference to a new television commercial for Cheerios entitled “Gracie” that features…

Obama’s Legacy: Selling Us on Fluff in the Face of Crisis

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On January 20, 2009 (the day Barack Obama was sworn into office) the country was in pretty rough shape. We were in the depths of the Great Recession. Millions of Americans were losing their jobs, companies were shutting down left and right, the stock market was tanking, 12.5% of Americans were living in poverty, and…