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Media Meltdown

The self-mutilation being carried on by the mainstream media, out of fear of attack from the right, and decades of alienation from the liberal left.

Media/Public Schadenfreude Collateral Damage-Nurse Suicide

It seems most of American TV anchors and commentators, local or national, are enthralled by the “Jon Stewart complex.” They and/or their writers and/or their producers can’t resist smirkily delivering puerile and sensationalized disclosures aimed at, or more likely cultivating in their viewers, an insatiable lust for gotcha-schadenfreude. Read below the fold...

Mic Check!! Occupy Atlanta Demands FCC Stop Privatizations, Grant New Channels to Nonprofit Community Broadcasters

Occupy Atlanta confronted two FCC members at a public meeting last week, demanded
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Occupy Austin live stream

The General Assembly at the occupation of Austin City Hall will be live streamed tomorrow at 3pm: Live stream from Occupy Austin Read below the fold...

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Your Democrat Party at Work

Dick Harpootlian, Chairman of the Democratic Party in South Carolina:

I just attended this meeting in Chicago for two days with every member of the Democratic National Committee and big Democrats. There wasn't any Michael Moore there, there wasn't any Paul Krugman there.

The voice of the Democratic Party is far more moderate than you give it credit for. And to pull people like Krugman out and say he is a Democrat or he's a -- somebody associated with Barack Obama or his parties is absolutely wrong.

I am a former prosecutor. I put people in the electric chair. I have a gun. I believe in capital punishment. I believe in this war on terror. And I'm a Democrat.

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Little Anthony

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Lies, Damn Lies, and the Media

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Stories I Wish Were From the Onion, But Aren't

In today's Talking Point Extravaganza, the Los Angeles Times does yeoman's work by pushing two conflicting narratives simultaneously.

First, the headline and the first few paragraphs:

White House adjusts strategy on Republicans

The Obama administration aims to put members of the GOP on the spot, forcing them to compromise on issues or be portrayed as obstructionists.

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"No discrimination against pre-existing conditions" in health care bill could be out the window

Surprise, surprise.


Taken at face value, Senator John Ensign's amendment which was included in the final Senate healthcare bill sounds pretty decent: by meeting "wellness" standards people can receive discounts on their employer-based healthcare premiums. Stop smoking--pay less. Hit a certain weight--pay less. Meet a cholesterol target--you get the idea.

Dems probably should have stopped and realized since the amendment was offered by Ensign it probably wasn't motivated by "wellness" at heart.

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Jeebus! Finally!

Oh, good Krist, this is wonderful Combined with this, I nearly fainted today, it's so nice to see this sort of thing. Stark is showing the Way, for those truly interested in being a New Media or whatever. It's so frakking simple. Read below the fold...

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Our Persian Preoccupation: Iran and The Bomb

What exactly is the point of articles like this:

March 1 (Bloomberg) -- Admiral Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that he believes Iran has enough nuclear material to eventually make a bomb, concurring with a United Nations report.

“We think they do, quite frankly,” Mullen said on CNN’s “State of the Union” program today about the UN report. “Iran having a nuclear weapon, I’ve believed for a long time, is a very, very bad outcome for the region and for the world.”

And, Mr. Mullen, what do you suggest we do about it?

Gates then walks back Mullen's accusation: Read below the fold...

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Insider Baseball Humor

Pam catches a funny part of the whole explosion of the the Jammy folk:
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Deep Thoughts On The First Internet Preznit

When is President Obama going to employ is Massive Army of Internet Based supporters to rally Congress for support for his stimulus bill? If it's "so hard" to pass truly liberal policies in the package, resist Republican whining for the inclusion of their failed crap, and discipline the naughty Blue Dogs...well, isn't that what the Screaming O-Hoarde is for? Read below the fold...

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Above All, Keep the Rubes on the Tit

To Our Leaderz and Betters in the Village, $650 million dollars is chump change, barely worth a guffaw at a Beltway cocktail party joke, a rounding error in the DoD budget, peanuts. But it's not to me. It has been more than 12 years since I've given the broadcast, cable or satellite people a single dime of my money, and if I have my say, they can take my money from me out of my cold, dead hands. Read below the fold...


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