Sunday, March 15, 2009

Fox News gone Wild!!!!

Fox News has been using the very serious news story of drug related violence in Mexico to run its evidently substantial video storage room footage of bikini clad dancers. TV news is largely entertainment rather than information anyhow, so this isn't very surprising. But the sheer length of the footage, combined with the dearth of footage directly related to the heart of the story makes me wonder if Fox is scrapping hard news altogether, and going to a more Benny Hill sort of format.

A Video from

Every week or so I drop by the wonderful site It often contains antidotes from the spin and hyperbole not only from the Right Wing Noise Machine, but from my end of the political spectrum as well. Here's the last in the weekly video series FactCheck ran in 2008.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Jon Stewart versus the Santelli rant

Jon Stewart responds to the vicious and idiotic Rick Santelli rant by taking on CNBC in one of the most hilarious spots ever to hit the Daily Show.

Monday, March 9, 2009

New Ad about Rush's leadership of the GOP

Here's a new ad reinforcing the point that Rush Limbaugh has effectively filled the leadership void in the GOP

Friday, March 6, 2009

Birthers get ridiculed by court

Another filing by the so-called "Birthers", those wingnuts trying to prove that Obama isn't constitutionally eligible to serve has been thrown out by an exasperated judge.

This particular judge has ordered the plaintiff's attorney to argue why he shouldn't have to pay Obama's attorney for the time he had to spend arguing the case.

"This case, if it were allowed to proceed, would deserve mention in one of those books that seek to prove that the law is foolish or that America has too many lawyers with not enough to do," U.S. District Judge James Robertson said in his written opinion.

The GOP spokesperson on Health Care policy

Since the White House has successfully granted Rush Limbaugh the ownership of the GOP, I thought it might be interesting to see if other unappealing characters can be granted dominance of other aspects of Republican political life. This snarling, ranting, angry southern white male congressman from Tennessee, with the wonderful name "Zach Wamp" is an excellent choice for GOP spokesman on health policy issues. And he's quick to randomly spew immigrant bashing too.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Rush Limbaugh owns the GOP

It's official now. Rush Limbaugh is the undisputed owner of the GOP. There had been pretty compelling evidence that he was consolidating his grip on the Republican Party for quite some time. But until recently he had only exercised his discipline over funny non-entities like Phil Gingrey and Mark Sanford.

Now he's made an example of the top reaches of the GOP by forcing Michael Steele to make a humiliating public apology.

Wonkette had the funniest headline, Rush Limbaugh has Balls of Steele, but the DCCC came up with their own funny slant. It's a utility for generating apologies to Limbaugh called I'm Sorry Rush.

Whatever the long term implications of an entertainer owning one of the two major electoral parties, it's certainly a unique and interesting development, and it'll be fascinating to see how a party totally revolving around an AM radio talk show host does in the electoral arena.