For those of you with better things to do–and that’s virtually all of you–Keith Olbermann has this segment on his show called “Tea Time.” The intent, as far as I can understand it, is to mock and ridicule Tea Party members–definitely the road less taken at MSNBC and yet another reason why Olbermann has become [...]
If you are Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) this has to have been a great couple of weeks. The whole Arizona kerfuffle is a gift from Quetzalcoatl to any demagogue who appreciates the value of a highly emotional issue, especially when it comes to burying facts and logic in large amounts of noise. The good congressman—who [...]
A new group called Respect the Great Game has just launched an intriguing campaign: they’re asking folks to sign a petition calling on Major League Baseball to rethink its relationship with MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, who occasionally blogs at the MLB web site.
In stark contrast to their target’s modus operandi, Respect the Great Game makes their [...]
In what has to be the final nail in Arizona’s coffin, comedian Paul Rodriguez (to whom we all thrilled in Beverly Hills Chihuahua) has canceled his engagement at the the Wild Horse Pass Resort in Chandler, Arizona. Similar announcements are pending from others in the Latino entertainment community, raising the very real possibility that [...]
Should reporters who believe that most of America is stupid and insane be in the journalism business? Let’s consider the question.
Take left-wing journalist Marc Ambinder of the Atlantic. He’s not bad at his job. His insights are often worthwhile and occasionally wise. Yet Ambinder sometimes writes things so foolish that one might expect to read them at [...]
Hoping to gain attention for his failing sitcom, Countdown, Left Cable’s biggest mouth, Keith Olbermann regularly makes outrageous charges against hosts with (way) bigger ratings, hoping to draw them into a fight and get his little program some attention.
Not for the first time, Olbermann took on Rush Limbaugh, who steadfastly refuses to give the MSNBC [...]
Nathanial Stuart has done something so remarkable, so groundbreaking that no MSNBC reporter could even fathom the sheer novelty of the idea: Have a conversation with an actual black person at a Tea Party protest.
Stuart has produced an excellent video of candid yet illuminating comments by “conservatives of color” who were present at the Washington [...]
Conventional wisdom holds that the Tea Party movement must be racist—after all, as Keith Olbermann has asked, “where are the people of color” at their rallies? Somehow, Sean Hannity managed to find one last night: Erik Rush, the columnist who first broke the story of Barack Obama’s old pal, Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
Wright-gate is familiar ground [...]