Monthly Archives: November 2012

Keepers of the Gatekeepers

I was pleasantly surprised by the interest people took in my post on GE/Comcast liberal Chris Hayes and the overwhelmingly positive response.  I suppose it’s natural that, as the ostensible leftiest left on television, with fans that include Glenn Greenwald … Continue reading

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The Cable News Heroism of Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes)

In the past few days, GE/Comcast liberal Chris Hayes has done a couple of laudable things: 1. Devoted a lengthy segment of his show, Up With Chris, to a uniquely informative, well-moderated discussion of the situation in Gaza.  Hayes’ panel … Continue reading

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The Toxically Useful Idiocy of Amy Goodman

So, against my better judgment, I slogged through this awful Truthdig piece by Amy Goodman, beloved host of the lefty news program Democracy Now. After a dull, cliche-ridden first paragraph about the emptiness of post-election discourse she asks – What … Continue reading

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#BiggestLiberalAsshole2012 Heat 7 – Charles Pierce @EsqPolitics (defending) vs. Dave Eggers and Friends

UPDATE: Dave Eggers has won Heat 7 of #BiggestLiberalAsshole2012 and thereby won the contest. ————– So The Most Important Election Ever™  happens tomorrow, and I am ever so grateful in advance for all my swing state readers who will either … Continue reading

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A Guide to #BiggestLiberalAsshole2012 Contender 90 Days/90 Reasons

As you may know, Obama campaign site, 90 Days/90 Reasons created by pioneer of the conformist iconoclast style, Dave Eggers, now challenges Charles Pierce in what will likely be the last heat of the #BiggestLiberalAsshole2012 contest. The 90 /90 blog, like … Continue reading

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The Fraudulent Dissent of @Lawrence O’Donnell

Last Thursday, MSNBC’s self-avowed ‘European-style Socialist’ Lawrence O’Donnell gave what seemed like a full-throated pitch for third parties. It was surprisingly blunt – on the surface anyway – with O’Donnell averring that the media is ‘feeding you a drug called … Continue reading

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