Category Archives: News Media

The Thing Too Much Of The Mainstream Media Still Hasn’t Learned

Last night, CNN demonstrated the cheat code Trump et alia use: That’s just not accurate; we don’t know this at all. All we have seen is the Barr summary of the Mueller report–and it’s not like Attorney General Barr, the … Continue reading

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How The Political Press Stokes The Democrats In Disarray Narrative

A favorite political press corps trope is the ‘Democrats are in disarray’ story. Last week, as Republicans successfully added a last minute motion to commit measure that would turnover information about undocumented immigrants from gun checks to ICE. Supposedly ‘centrist’ … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Fucking Morons, News Media

Will 2020 Be A Referendum On Trump?

Or as some asshole with a blog likes to put it, “People have to like this crap.” Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog notes that the 2020 election, unlike 2018, might not be all about Trump (boldface mine): … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, News Media

Scandals And Proportionality

As primary season heats up, we will be subjected to decisions by our media betters about what constitutes a scandal. Much of the logic is based on the notion that a given scandal tells us something about the true nature … Continue reading

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Maybe Democrats Should Curse More Often?

Last week, Media Matters noted that the major networks spent five times the amount of air time on Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib’s calling Trump a motherfucker versus Republican Congressman and elite racist Steve King’s complaining about how white supremacy is viewed … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, News Media

The Problem With Local Reporting: Who Is She?

It seems D.C. Mayor and Glorified ANC Member Muriel Bowser has got herself in trouble again (boldface mine): The payments from Mayor Muriel Bowser’s campaign to Kimberly Lockett started just before the primary election. On June 11, eight days before … Continue reading

Posted in DC, News Media

One More Thing Democrats Should Investigate If They Take Back The House

Martin Longman reminds us that it’s easier to suffer from Trump fatigue, even when faced with over-the-top hypocrisy (boldface mine): Despite promising myself that I’d never accept Donald Trump’s behavior or politics as normal, I have to admit that he’s … Continue reading

Posted in CIA Spy Shit, Democrats, News Media

The New York Times Is Not Our Ally

Jay Rosen gets it right (boldface mine): Recently the publisher of the New York Times, Arthur Gregg Sulzberger, said something that I believe touched on this anxiety. We won’t be baited into becoming ‘the opposition.’ And we won’t be applauded … Continue reading

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Time For A Social Media Headline Writers Ethics Panel

Since the headline is probably too meta, it refers to a bloggers ethics panel: For those coming in late, the “blogger ethics panel” joke is about how for years concern troll journalists tried to applied ethical norms and disclosure standards … Continue reading

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The Republican Puke Funnel Is A Little Bent

Not sure it’s broken, but definitely bent. Last week, Ed Whelan, a Republican operative who, despite his involvement in the slimming of John Kerry’s war record, is considered to be a Serious Conservative Thinker, launched a ridiculous notion that Kavanaugh’s … Continue reading

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