American Leaders, Intel Hooligans, and the Mainstream Media aka “The Trump Lynch Mob”
“They are heroes, and that’s obvious to anyone thinking clearly” Jeff Koopersmith, 12 January 2015 I cannot understand what the battle about the film “American Sniper” is all about. The American snipers I know of did not start the wars in the middle east. Dick Cheney did that despite warnings to the contrary which weContinue reading “AMERICAN SNIPER BULLSH_T”
From the November 11th edition of Glenn Beck's program on the FOX News Channel: http://cloudfront.mediamatters.org/static/flash/player.swf
Tuesday's primary victories by teabag extremists Christine O'Donnell and Carl Paladino are not the only signs that the Republican Party and conservative establishment are in chaos. Go read fringe rightie blogger Dan Riehl's latest and laugh. Here's a hint for Dan and his unhinged fellow traveler Michelle Maglalang Malkin: there is no damn way thatContinue reading “Republicans in Disarray: Chaos Spreads to Blogosphere”
Dave Weigel was being facetious, but, by God, the Versailles Media must have blood when someone dares get snarky and jokingly suggest that repeatedly proven prevaricator Matt "Eggman " Drudge set himself on fire. I could rant, but I'm on vacation and wouldn't want to get in the way of Amanda Marcotte's brilliant takedown ofContinue reading “Matt Drudge Should Set Himself on Fire”
Some months back, the California GOP misfired with the weirdest political ad of the season, featuring a flock of sheep.
Ernest Partridge on bias, the dearth of progressive voices in the "mainstream" media, and the threat posed to American democracy.
In Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand's protagonist, John Galt, leads a strike of the "best and brightest" capitalists, and together they leave the country to set up a "new order." The scheme offers great advantages — to the rest of us who are "left behind."
The Doc is for the most part no fan of RT Television (Russia Today, i.e. The Putin Channel) — but every once in a while, they run a short segment as smart and informative as the one below, and you know you'll never see such a moment from the broadcast networks, CNN, or even MSNBC.Continue reading “Joel Silberman: Media Creates Misinformed Americans”
Go read his piece in the Inky.
Tom Tomorrow has re-posted his classic This Modern World animation, originally posted in 2000 and reactivated just in time for the season of conspicuous consumption. Click the screen grab to be magically transported to one of the funniest takedowns of television "news" ever!
Via the incomparable Bob Somerby comes this gem written by Joan Walsh, echoing exactly what our founding editor, Jeff Koopersmith, was saying well over a decade ago (Bob's emphases preserved):
Ted Kennedy has died at age 77 following a struggle with brain cancer. Both lengthy obituaries in the New York Times and the Boston Globe are well worth your time. Via TMW's Greg Sargent comes this quote, from one year ago today: “This is the cause of my life. New hope that we will breakContinue reading “Ted Kennedy, 1932-2009”
April 24, 2009 – New York (apj.us) – Salon's Glenn Greenwald gets it. In an early morning blog post, the legal analyst and press critic spells out three rules of the Beltway elite that are shaping the so-called media "coverage" of torture:
Steve Young reports on what may be the newsiest newsy news network ever!
We learn via Crooks and Liars' Nicole Belle that UPS will no longer sponsor FARCE News Channel's marquis prime time atrocity, the Billo the Clown Hour. And while it may be too early…
Over at Playboy.com , Mark Ames and Yasha Levine connect the dots between Rick Santelli's bizarre rant on CNBC early last week, a couple of domain names, something called the "Sam Adams Alliance," and the oligarchic Koch family, who have been tied to previous astroturf (as in "fake grassroots") campaigns. So what's holding you up?Continue reading “Astroturf Watch: Kochzilla Caught Planting Faux Seeds Again”
Click here for super-sized version. The demise of the Fairness Doctrine gave us Rush Limbaugh, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, nearly 5,000 dead American soldiers in Iraq, perhaps as many dead "contractors," a “million or so” dead civilians, and a world unimaginably stricken with poverty and illness. But now, says Jeff Koopersmith, there's a newContinue reading “The Truth about the Fairness Doctrine”
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On the eve of 43's departure, Steve Young comes clean.
Steve Young gives Roger Ailes a sugggestion that could well increase their ratings… among liberals!
… about P.J. O'Rourke's break with the reality-based world: It's like he threw Red State in a blender and this is what came out. "Blargle blargle flap flap AYERS blargle!" Conservatism has failed, objectively, because for the past 20 years at least all conservatives wanted to talk about was presidential blowjobs, phony associations, windsurfing, faux-scandalousContinue reading “What Athenae Said…”
Jeff Koopersmith introduces you to Jeffrey Shapiro, another hard-right spinmeister from the Murdoch Wall Street Journal who whines about America's treatment of Bush the day after Obama is elected President – and merits more than a modicum of scrutiny.
Tuesday night (Wednesday morning in London), the BBC called the US presidential election for Barack Obama – and then welcomed their first guest, Gore Vidal, who shared his incomparable observations and bad-boy attitude with BBC institution David Dimbleby: Hat tip to Sybille Werner and twittervlog
October 29, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – Here is a list of Townhall.com editorials attacking gay men and women just in the past year. There are 204 of them, using their own search engine. I repeat: 204 times these freaks attack people who just want to live as they were born. Be sure to readContinue reading “Townhall.com’s Barrage of Hatred: Your 2008 Guide to the Gay-bashing”
Lauerman: Your children's books seem to appeal to your gentler, Charles Schulz side. But how — without Opus — will you exercise your Michael Moore side? Breathed: I'll be on my couch Sunday mornings screaming at Brokaw and Stephanopoulos to call out the blathering bastards on their stupid fucking talking points and pin the dancing,Continue reading “Why Berke Breathed Is Retiring “Opus””
… the result is, as Steve Young would say, pure comedy gold – especially when it happens live on the air. Watch FOX News [sic] Channel's dweeb-in-the-street Griff Jenkins receive a candid earful in Denver as one of Rupert's newsmodels watches in shock from the safety of the New York studio.
August 14, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – Do you remember Dr. Joseph Goebbels? He was Hitler’s chief of propaganda and in the end he became the Chancellor of the Third Reich for less than one day after Hitler did himself in. Goebbels and his delicate wife then murdered all their children in a bunkerContinue reading “13,600 Google Hits on “Jerome Corsi” + “scum””
Jeff Koopersmith on Robert Scheer's new book: "It is a wake-up call, but more important it is a record of American history that will not disappear even though no one in advertising-related businesses wants to talk about it."
Nukes are here to stay! Arch-conservative, carrion-chomping columnist Charles Krauthammer says efforts to end proliferation are dead. Jeff Koopersmith offers his own deterrent to today's silliness from the "Hammer of the Hawks."
Jeff Koopersmith reviews an important new book about one of the most dangerous men alive – and finds far more of interest within than the mere biography and exploits of Dr. A.Q. Khan.
Neocons crybabies can’t take a ribbing – but they can, as always, tell lies!
TODAY'S WOLF BLITZER MEMORIAL LECTURE:“How to handle a bridge collapse”
What do the murders in Blacksburg mean for America?
February 3, 2007 (apj.us) — How would you like to know what our crack customs people were up to today?
Jeff Koopersmith I've just finished reading Joan Didion's latest tome that is a republished version of her best work, and was reminded of my disgust with so-called media stars the likes of Bob Woodward, Mike Ishikoff, and others who seem to have escaped retribution from their publishers for the damage they did during the last decade,Continue reading “It’s Time to Go After Michael Ishikoff”
It sure looks that way… and this time around, brought to you by John Burns
Their coverage of the Iranian Holocaust "Conference" is but one example
Book Review: A New Book on Germany Has Much to teach Today's Decision-makers