Category Archives: Media

A Community Organizer in Way Over His Head

Let’s see if I have this right: President Obama is constantly in the cross-hairs of hyper-partisan, cheap-shot Republicans who turn everything they can get their hands on into a “scandal” – which are really “phony scandals” as far as President Obama and his acolytes are concerned. But rest assured the president was mad as hell…

Shame on You, Eleanor Clift

There’s not a lot that Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, agree on these days. They don’t see things the same way on taxes or climate change or affirmative action or abortion or a lot of other issues. But there is one item that should garner bipartisan support. And that is that Eleanor Clift, the…

Bulletin: Most Journalists Are Not Liberal Democrats — Just Ask Them

Get this:  Despite what you thought, most American journalists aren’t liberal Democrats.  I know this because that’s what the journalists told two pollsters from the University of Indiana.  Turns out that most journalists are independents.  And journalists wouldn’t lie, right? First let me state the obvious:  the poll is ridiculous. It found that in 2013…

The Hard Right’s Admiration for a Very Stupid Man

Ideologically pure conservatives apparently are so desperate for heroes, so fed up with what they call the overreach of the federal government, that they have turned Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy into an American folk hero – a modern day no-nonsense cowboy who takes no guff; a 2014 version of John Wayne. Bundy, for those…

CNN: The Place to Go for a Few Laughs

I used to think that if you could bottle CNN you’d have a cure for insomnia.  CNN gave dull a bad name.  But CNN had good points, too.  It was seen as the place to go if you were in the market for serious news. Not anymore. Ever since Malaysian Airlines flight 370 disappeared a…

Ted Nugent and His Conservative Media Enablers

Ted Nugent, the gun-toting rocker with a big mouth, has done it again.   His latest rant, not surprisingly, is about his favorite target, Barack Obama.  This is what he recently told guns.com: Barack Obama is a “Chicago communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured subhuman mongrel” and a “gangster.” Even if you ignore the communist and gangster rhetoric, Nugent…

A Look Back on O’Reilly’s Interview with the President

The more I think about it the more I figure that Bill O’Reilly should have passed on the opportunity to interview President Obama on Super Bowl Sunday.  It was a dog and pony show we could have done without. I understand why Bill did the interview and what he got out of doing it.  First,…

Mr. Obama’s Handy Bogeymen

In a recent interview with the New Yorker magazine President Obama did what he often does when his approval ratings drop:  He went after Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. Here’s what he said: “… there is a Republican base of voters for whom compromise with me is a betrayal. And that — more than anything,…