American Leaders, Intel Hooligans, and the Mainstream Media aka “The Trump Lynch Mob”

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”

Republicans in Disarray: Chaos Spreads to Blogosphere

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”

Matt Drudge Should Set Himself on Fire

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”

Joel Silberman: Media Creates Misinformed Americans

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”

Ted Kennedy, 1932-2009

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”

Glenn Greenwald explains the Beltway Press Rules on Torture

April 24, 2009 – New York ( – 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:

Astroturf Watch: Kochzilla Caught Planting Faux Seeds Again

Over at , 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”

The Truth about the Fairness Doctrine

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”

What Athenae Said…

… 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…”

Only on the Beeb: Obama wins, Gore Vidal speaks the truth

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’s Barrage of Hatred: Your 2008 Guide to the Gay-bashing

October 29, 2008 – Geneva ( – Here is a list of 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 “’s Barrage of Hatred: Your 2008 Guide to the Gay-bashing”

Why Berke Breathed Is Retiring “Opus”

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””

When FOX News and Antiwar Protesters Collide?

… 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.

13,600 Google Hits on “Jerome Corsi” + “scum”

  August 14, 2008 – Geneva ( – 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””

It’s Time to Go After Michael Ishikoff

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”

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