Fred Branfman, Noam Chomsky and the Communist Two-Step


Fred Branfman, author, blogger and early contributor to the current California economic miracle under Governor Jerry Brown, has written a very long apologetic about Noam Chomsky, or more accurately a standard screed against US imperialism and capitalism using Chomsky as a prop. Presumably he thought that invoking the grand old man’s name would somehow spur [...]

Will Folks Part 2: Is He Jayson Blair Or Levi Johnston? Jayson Blair.


When shady South Carolina blogger Will Folks claimed he had an affair with SC gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley, I said we’d need a little more time to determine whether he was telling the truth,
So, here’s how I’m looking at the story. There will be some hard evidence if this happened. Nikki Haley didn’t thank him [...]

Twitter Today – Mickey Kaus’ Candidacy and Ezra Klein’s Narcissism


In the fuzzy fantasy world of the progressives – every issue, statement, article is a very personal  affront.  How nice to live in a land where everything is about “me”!
The  NYT interviewed long time Slate blogger Mickey Kaus this morning about his quasi-candidacy in California’s  Democratic Senate primary.  I will leave the legitimacy of Kaus’ [...]

‘Ultra-left and pro-Muslim groups’ behind firing of veteran SF radio host?


“You’d be surprised how many conservative talk show fans there are here in the Deep Blue Hot Tub,” writes SFGate politics blogger Joe Garofoli.
I know I was. I still can’t believe Michael Savage lives and works in San Francisco, for one thing.
Now a shakeup at KSFO has Bay Area listeners wondering: was veteran morning host [...]

Seattle Radio Host Wants to Punch Out Ann Coulter


Writing for Right Wing News, conservative blogger Warner Todd Huston notes that Seattle radio host Brooke Fox recently said on Twitter that she’d like to punch out Ann Coulter and a host of others who dare disagree with her (political) views:
On her Twitter feed on February 17, Miss Fox asked the question “Fill in the [...]

OMG: Beck Calls Meghan McCain a “Useful Idiot”


Like, whatever.
It’s hard to think of the utterly unaccomplished blogger Meghan McCain, who blathers on about things she knows little about in her Valley Girl voice, as an intelligent, well informed person. Glenn Beck went even further on his TV show Friday, calling the self-described progressive Republican a “useful idiot.”
Beck spent time mocking McCain, daughter of fair weather conservative [...]

Most Troubling Tweet Today: Does Wall Street Drop Seem Amusing?


Sometimes the leftist bloggers have a “unique” brand of humor.   The kind of “unique humor” that makes most everyone else cringe.   Earlier today the liberal blogger Atrios, aka Duncan Bowen Black of Media Matters fame and formerly of the wildly unsuccessful Air America tweeted:
cnbc is only fun to watch when the market is tanking
Nice to [...]

Was Sarah Palin Snookered Into Endorsing a Stealth Anti-Israel Candidate?


Rand Paul let the truth of his positions slip to the execrable Truther nutjob Alex Jones.
Previously today NewsReal ran a Point/Counterpoint between Janet Levy and myself regarding Governor Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Rand Paul for Senate.
Janet expressed strong concerns regarding Paul’s foreign policy views and argued that “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” [...]

Midnight Snack – Top 10 Films of 2009


As joyous a year as 2009 was for me — I got married and started working for the Freedom Center — there does remain a regret: I had to give up being a film critic. My former employer’s budget got cut and I simply did not have the time for it with all that NRB [...]

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Most Obscene Tweet of the Day: Ana Marie “Wonkette” Cox Unloads on Pat Robertson


The NewsReal Blog has some very reasonable obscenity restrictions.  Those restrictions will force me to edit the Ana Marie Cox tweet about Pat Robertson this morning.  The blogger formerly known as Wonkette suggests a reaction to excerpt from CBN about Haiti being cursed.  Suffice to say that her verbiage rhymes with duck and is repeated [...]

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