Posts Tagged ‘CNN’

Crazy Like a FOX

By now, we’ve all had a chuckle over the fact that the rotting corpse of CNN got the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare, well, spectacularly wrong, and failed to correct the error for several minutes while the whole world watched.  What isn’t so funny, and falls more into the depressing category, is that such an [...]

The (Belated) Education of John Avlon

John Avlon, CNN contributor and  Villager extraordinaire, has made a veritable career out of pushing false equivalencies; he literally wrote the book on the subject, in which he touted, among other things, the risible notion that Alan Grayson was exactly the same as Glenn Beck.  Entitled “Wingnuts,” the thesis of this discount-bin tome was that [...]

Digging Deeper

I was all set to write a mocking post about Mitt Romney’s new house with the car elevator, and I’ll get to that in a minute, but then along comes this: (CNN) – Russian President Dmitry Medvedev tweaked Mitt Romney for his characterization of Russia as the “No. 1 geopolitical foe” of the United States, [...]

Ass Wednesday

UPDATED BELOW: Several years ago, when altar boy gone bad Rick Santorum was still busily embarrassing Pennsylvanians in the US Senate, I found myself watching CNN with my dear friend Tina and her mother, and one of them said, “What’s that on his forehead?”  I sheepishly glanced at the TV, being the only Catholic in [...]

The Punching Will Continue Until the Hippies Disperse

Please call 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675), and tell Mayor Bloomberg not to interfere with Occupy Wall Street tomorrow. Residents of New York City can call 311.  (H/T DailyKos) UPDATE: (Friday) Occupy Wall Street will remain in Zuccotti Park. Admittedly, it’s happened a little later than I expected, but it appears that over the next few days, the [...]

From the Department of False Equivalencies

One can hardly argue that something awful hasn’t happened to our news media in the last few decades, but those actually in the media still steadfastly, and at times almost comically,  refuse to see it.  In short, a calculated plan by the right, beginning in the 1970′s, has reached glorious fruition in 2010:  the right [...]

The Most Busted Name in News

When CNN hired the tubby, bigoted know-nothing Erick Erickson from Redstate, I yawned.  After all, the New York Times hired Ross Douthat, the Los Angeles Times hired Jonah Goldberg, and no dying media outlet could be without its beady-eyed, teenage water-carrier for for the “kill ‘em all”  faction of the right.  Notably, Douthat replaced the [...]

The Fart Heard ‘Round the Church

Despite myself and prior opinions of the man, I would like to raise an Independence Day glass (or, more likely, several…) to Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, who, in his adorably loopy style, has given me a reason to feel patriotic on America’s Birthday.  Once again, unintentional honesty from a Republican has suddenly given [...]

A Thimble in the Ocean

Fareed Zakaria, on CNN: This whole discussion is a terrible example of how the media can trivialize political discussion. The presidency is a serious job, the most serious job in the country. And here we are, asking the man to dress the part, to play-act the emotions. Give us satisfaction by just doing something, even [...]

Calvin Coolidge, Put Together

Rich people say the darnedest things, and they have for time immemorial, but only recently they have been encouraged to do so free of ridicule on national television.  During the Health Care Summit today, (h/t crooksandliars.com) CNN helpfully cut away to have the certifiably cuckoo creationist Ben Stein come on the air and proudly say [...]