David Frum: “The central fact of the Sherrod story has been edited out of the conservative narrative”

Lots of great stuff has been posted by various commentators in response to Andrew Breitbart’s shameless, defamatory hit-piece on former low-ranking USDA official (and, as per TOTALLY NOT RACIST Tea Party Express spokesdouche Mark Williams, Colored Person) Shirley Sherrod. But apostate neocon and...

USDA “Racism” Episode Shows Left/Right are Idiots

The moment I saw the Shirley Sherrod video, something seemed off to me.  She seemed to be saying that she learned through the episode that the rich/poor divide was more of an issue than the rich/poor divide.  However the right wing big and small media machine did not seem to care to think about this but...

Incognito Intelligencia

The leaked private Journolist correspondences of David Weigel has resulted in two alleged tragedies.  The first is the loss of one of the foremost analysts on the conservative movement at the WaPo.  I am positive Weigel will land on his feet, being one of the most prominent bloggers out there, having...

We are not all Paparazzi

So everyone has seen the Etheridge attack already, and of course the right hailing it as a great piece of investigative journalism, while the left is defending him saying such things as it was a GOP operation from the get go.   Personally, I don’t care about his reaction.  The guy reacted stupidly in...

Fox Makes the News — Literally

From Steve Benen: Fox News spent months promoting last weekend’s right-wing protests in Washington, encouraging viewers to go register their outrage. And during the event itself, the Republican news network went a step further, encouraging the crowd to get louder once the cameras were on. As Danny...

Torture Architect John Yoo Gets Monthly Column in Philly Inquirer

Um, wha? John Yoo has written freelance commentaries for The Inquirer since 2005, however he entered into a contract to write a monthly column in late 2008. I won’t discuss the compensation of anyone who writes for us. Of course, we know more about Mr. Yoo’s actions in the Justice Department now than we did...

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