Morning Maddow: Hey Politifact — “No more. The gig is up.”

Ok, not to flog a dead horse, but memories in the poli-junkie world tend to be short. Innumerable  pundits & public intellectuals shit the bed on Iraq and totally escaped any accountability after things went south — despite blithely campaigning for an illegal crusade that left untold dead...

FoxNEWS Claims of WI Union Thuggery, More Like Duck, Duck, Goose

via Crooks and Liars, Fox News reporter appears to have lied about being ‘punched’ by protester. What’s worse, Tobin’s allegation that he was assaulted might have slipped past without rebuttal were it not for a camera-equipped bystander, who captured the scene. Turns out, someone merely touched...

Dear Fox Viewers: You Are Being Duped

It looks like the health care debate was not the only place where Fox News executive Bill Sammon decided to use his “news” organization to snooker the public. Media Matters has uncovered further evidence of Mr. Sammon’s abuse of editorial license, this time in the climate change debate. In...

Because There’s No Such Thing As Too Many Posts Re: MSNBC Suspending Keith Olbermann

Following up on Mike’s post yesterday re: the MSNBC-Olbermann suspension debacle, amidst all the sturm und drang, Rachel Maddow tries to be ecumenical in supporting both Olbermann and the official company line: I understand the rule. I understand what it means to break it. I believe everyone should...

Putting Olbermann’s Donations in Perspective

Steve Benen provides some much needed context to what will most certainly be an overblown right-wing reaction to Keith Olbermann’s donation disclosure. But before Olbermann’s critics get on their high horse, a little context seems appropriate. The MSNBC host donated a total of $7,200 in checks...

Is Fox News Passing Off Issue Advertising as News?

The answer would seem to be a resounding YES. In five consecutive hours of live reports on Tuesday, a Fox Business correspondent, Adam Shapiro, was stationed at Cambridge of California, a small furniture manufacturing facility in Gardena. Mr. Shapiro repeatedly said the proposition could drive businesses —...

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