Protecting The New Victim Class—Democrat Members of Congress: Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 39


“We’ve gotta clamp down on it.”  Bart Stupak
It began with Keith Olbermann who returned for one night to do a little happy dance over the passage of Obamacare—and to call for the arrest of people who were mean to Barney Frank.
OLBERMANN:  Two days ago, a Tea Party protestor shouted the “N” word at Congressman John [...]

First, Do No Harm…. Second, Do No Harm…. Third, Do No Harm….


Here we are in crunch time and it occurred to me: Why hasn’t the first principle of medical care itself – ”First, do no harm“ – not been the rallying cry of conservative, common sense opposition to federal takeover of health care? Not just rallying cry, but conservatives’ rhetorical cudgel-of-choice to wield against proponents of this massive (395,096-word) and [...]

Foreign Terrorists Deserve Representation; but the Cheneys are Nonpersons: Meltdown with(out) Keith Olbermann Part 38


Under Stalin—and the Soviet system in general—someone who fell into disfavor by the ruling Party could become a “nonperson.”  They weren’t just thrown out of power or persecuted, it was as though they did not exist.
While MSNBC hosts pay a lot of attention to Dick Cheney, making him a nonperson is their goal.  Once, while [...]

Opponents of Government Health Care are “Sub-human” and “Ghouls”—Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 37


Coming soon to a Tea Party near you?
A week ago Keith Olbermann slandered the Founders by falsely claiming…
OLBERMANN: Not very many of the founding fathers were evolved enough to believe that black people were actually people.
But this week, Olbermann denied the humanity of people who dare to disagree with him on nationalizing the [...]

Heel Time With Bill Maher: He’s Better Than You


From Lori Ziganto’s latest article at iowntheworld
Bill Maher is better than you. Or, so he claims, once again, during an appearance on Larry King.
“But what the Democrats never understand is that Americans don’t really care what position you take, just stick with one,” Maher said. “Just be strong. They’re not bright [...]

Olbermann’s ‘Federal Budget Debt’ Blunder — The Countdown


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How will MSNBC’s “Countdown” show host redeem himself?

Some of My Best Guests are Black: Meltdown with Keith Olbermann, Part 36


Just here to make you feel better about yourself, Keith.
Last week, Keith Olbermann stepped in it with a race-baiting rant that accused the Tea Parties of being racist because they are supposedly white people “surrounded by people who look exactly like you.”
When various conservative bloggers, including me, called him on the fact that MSNBC’s anchor [...]

CPAC 2010 – Final Day


The final day of CPAC 2010 (Saturday 2-20) did not disappoint.  An array of conservative heavy-hitters, panel discussions and film offerings kept things interesting and conference attendees engaged.  The exchange of ideas and the inherently intellectual exercise that is conservatism was fully in evidence.
Things got off to a rousing start with a short but passionate [...]

So Now We’re Dictators, Too?


The Daily Beast just can’t get enough of the “extremist!” meme.  Today they have not one, but two articles proclaiming that this week’s suicide/plane attack on a Texas office building is a sign of growing far-right mania.  Reading Joe Stack’s own manifesto and Michelle Horstman’s reaction to it should provide an antidote for that smear, [...]

Daily Beast names Jon Stewart ‘the Left’s #1 Journalist’


A few years ago, in my occasional role as professional “book doctor,” I tried and failed to get my liberal New York author-client to ease off the whole “Jon Stewart is the Walter Cronkite of America’s youth” thing.
It’s so played out, I told him. Stewart’s numbers are one tenth those of Rush Limbaugh’s, making the [...]