Manufacturing Consent in Iran


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On the anniversary of the 1979 Revolution, staged rallies of supporters and a new crackdown on democratic protestors.

How Come Marc Lamont Hill can call John Mayer a “White boy” and Not Be Called a Racist for It?


Joe Klein had a great post today calling out Marc Lamont Hill on last night’s O’Reilly Factor. Those new to NewsReal Blog might be unfamiliar with our history of confronting Hill for his extreme views and for Fox and O’Reilly for putting him on as a foreign policy expert when he specializes in hip-hop culture. [...]

Democrats: The Buck Stops…uh, Somewhere…


…clearly, anywhere but with the big guy himself.
That’s the conclusion Sean Hannity and Mark Steyn drew the other night, in reaction to Virginia’s former Democrat Governor, L. Douglas Wilder, who recently wrote that President Barack Obama “must overhaul his own team, replacing the admittedly brilliant advisers who helped elect him with others more capable of [...]

Hip-Hop Expert Hill Opines on National Security


Columbia University Associate Professor Marc Lamont Hill did his usual babbling act on “The O’Reilly Factor” last night.  This time, the issue was putting the Christmas Day underwear bomber and 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed on trial in civil court rather than before a military tribunal.
This expert in hip-hop music might have been able to [...]

Robert Gibbs: Transparently Toolish, Mocks Palin with Palm Note


From Lori Ziganto’s latest article at iowntheworld.
Oh, so hilarious,Robert Gibbs ! Stay classy, Press Secretary to the President of the United States!
Imagine: He thought this joke was so good, he actually prepared it before the presser. MKH is calling him the Dane Cook of politics for ripping off a goof that’s already been done three times by [...]

John Fund: Who Rules the Tea Party Empire? – WSJ.com


The Tea Party convention held this past weekend in Nashville wasn’t the biggest such gathering (600 people) or the most representative (the ticket price was more than $500) but it did give the national media a pretty good angle on the views and direction of this disparate movement. First, it's clear the group has no […]

Olbermann: There Are Republicans Under My Bed!


Not really, but Keith Olbermann’s latest conspiracy theory rivals such an absurd idea.
During last night’s Countdown, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann attacked those “crazy” conservatives for what he perceives as a right-wing conspiracy to convince Americans his show’s ratings are plummeting and his popularity is fading. Of course, the origin of his latest fanaticsm is none [...]

Dumb & Dumber – Wolffe & Olbermann


Meltdown with Keith Olbermann, Part 32 ♦
Constant Countdown guest and obsequious suckup, Richard Wolffe, along with host Keith Olbermann last night proudly declared themselves to be less sophisticated than — Sarah Palin.
Either that or they showed they think Keith’s remaining audience is r— er, “challenged” and will fall for the crudest of propaganda techniques.
Last [...]

The Internet and Us: Who’s in Charge Anyway?


Earlier today, our very own David Swindle alerted me to this documentary Douglas Rushkoff directed for PBS’s “Frontline.” The subject: how the Internet is changing us.
We used to do one thing at a time, drink a cup of coffee with our friends in our favorite bar and read a book at night. These days, we’re [...]

Joe Klein, Idiot-Savant, Despises US


Joe Klein could not let it go.  On the heels of his disastrous appearance on “The Factor” Monday night during which he viciously attacked Glenn Beck, he used the blog Swampland to display his arrogance towards the Fox News audience:

I was on Bill O’Reilly’s program last night, which was sort of hilarious. The most insufferable part [...]