American Leaders, Intel Hooligans, and the Mainstream Media aka “The Trump Lynch Mob”
Fringe party chairman and incessant teabagger Michael F. Simone is miffed that our own Jeff Koopersmith is using Twitter to call him on his wacky, nonsensical politics and views. Log on to Twitter, grab the popcorn, and enjoy.
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):
Harry Markopolos describing the size of the average brain employed by the Securities & Exchange Commission. Click here for enlarged version. Jeff Koopersmith on Harry Markopolos, the man who dared blow the whistle on an SEC that is at best incompetent, at worst corrupt beyond redemption.
Jeff Koopersmith to the President: you are giving trillions to the wrong people – in a market economy, it's how much money is in the market's pocket, not the boss's Cayman accounts.
Jeff Koopersmith calls upon President Barack Obama to make one move that will jump-start the American Recovery of 2009.
Click here for enlarged version. Jeff Koopersmith weighs in on perhaps the final failure of the Bush Administration.
Jeff Koopersmith looks at a the complex and volatile situation in Israel and the Gaza Strip – a continuing crisis that has inflamed opinions around the world – and involves players in the US and Iran.
Yes, says Jeff Koopersmith, Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D-IL) may be as bad as they say, but this is supposed to be the United States of America.
Jeff Koopersmith warned you – now have your TiVo and popcorn at the ready: KSL reports that Rep.-elect Jason Chaffetz (R-LDS Church) has been interviewed for a January edition of The Colbert Report.
More regressiveness, more stupidity! Wow. With about a month to go before the next Congress is called into session, a few of the ultra-conservative House freshmen Jeff Koopersmith warned you about are already shaping up to be very tooly tools:
Jeff Koopersmith on Bill O’Reilly, not only a true Devil’s disciple but one of few imbeciles to have been spewed out by Harvard.
Click here for super-sized version. It was hugely entertaining for C-SPAN junkies – but what does it say to the auto-workers? Jeff Koopersmith says the best answer is clear.
The New York Times lets the cat claw its way out of the burlap bag: unbridled spending, lavish parties and greed are now declassé. Jeff Koopersmith goes behind what they really mean: “We just don’t have the money.”
Click here for super-sized version. Jeff Koopersmith on the story behind the story of the Somali pirates.
Click here for enlarged version. Jeff Koopersmith explains what is likely to be the final round of terrorist fearmongering from the Bush Debacle.
Click here for supersized version. Jeff Koopersmith on new revelations concerning the Bush Doctirne: the mantra was "Attack any country without warning as we see fit – just make goddamn sure the 'rationale' is getting the terrorist!"
Jeff Koopersmith rewrites a press release from Michael Reagan to properly reveal the radio talker's inner Nazi.
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.
As the coming Obama presidency quickly comes into focus, Jeff Koopersmith says Democrats should savor the victory – but remain wary of a gaggle of seventeen ultra-right and Neocon legislators.
Jeff Koopersmith takes a look through the real estate listings – and has a laugh at the McCain's expense.
Click here for enlarged version. Jeff Koopersmith confronts Townhall.com's relentless campaign of homophobia.
Borders, shmorders! Jeff Koopersmith's preview of the twilight days of the Cheney Regime: expect last-minute military escapades as the most damaging bust-out artists in American history take one last shot at trashing the place before they leave.
Businesses go into a high dudgeon anytime politicians attempt a serious discussion about America's dysfunctional health care "system." Jeff Koopersmith says it's time for pet store owner Dave Ratner and media hog Joe the Plumber to learn the basics – including the fact moving to Ireland is not an option.
Jeff Koopersmith says it's time for someone to pay the piper.
October 22, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – Here's a good one. John McCain and Sarah Palin, his cocktail bowling-shoe renting presidential candidate, are slamming Barack Obama because Joe Biden said…
Click on image to super-size it! Jeff Koopersmith wonders why the mainstream media still hasn't figured out that Sarah Palin is a one-woman freak show.
"Let me get this straight," asks Jeff Koopersmith. "You're saying that banks refuse to lend to each to each other – so we have to give them trillions of dollars?"
Click on image for larger version. Jeff Koopersmith on a nationalized treasury, bailouts for the market in the United Soviet Union of America, and the necessary adjustments to your average mega-rich family's budget.
xClick on image for enlarged version. In his newest stinging commentary on Jerome Corsi, Jeff Koopersmith sits back and savors the schadenfreude as the fascist king of "Smearboat NAFTA Hershey Highway" fabulism gets his corpulent butt booted from Kenya.
Click here for enlarged cover. Jeff Koopersmith looks at the McCain scam-paign's laughable attempt to make Sarah Palin look like a credible candidate.
Click on image for large version. Jeff Koopersmith pleads with Alaska's reigning "Idiot-irad" champion to stick the race out.
September 25, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – I noticed that over the past few days Secretary Hank Paulson and Chairman Ben Bernanke have been using the word "tranche" (from the French "traunche") to explain how they are going to go about deceiving us and the potential buyers of the worth paper they want to purchaseContinue reading “The Idiot Congress, Impressing Us with a Tranche”
"This was a purposeful crime. There was conspiracy to commit criminal acts and these felonies were carried out – over many years– while the people we elected to represent and protect us were busy eating caviar and drinking French Champagne in their mansions in Washington, Maryland, Virginia, and New York." Jeff Koopersmith speaks out aboutContinue reading “BushCo: Indictable Criminals”
Jeff Koopersmith on then… and now.
From: Mary T.Re: Jeff Koopersmith's United Soviet Union of AmericaDate: 9/18/2008 Actually, this is far worse than the Soviet system. Socialist governments…
But have no fear, tovarich! Grab a cold slice of pizza, sit back, let comrade Jeff Koopersmith explain the New Socialist Economy, and rejoice!
Click image for enlarged version. Jeff Koopersmith: Once again, the GOP feigns sensitivity – and, as always, fails in the grand manner.
Jeff Koopersmith on Sarah Palin – and John McCain, who has proved to the world that he's off his rocker while CNN pretends Palin was a "sly move." (Click on the cover for an enlargement.)UPDATED: APJ publisher Gene Gaudette weighs in on an explosive development that further suggests Palin was never vetted by McCain.
Jeff Koopersmith examines a crucial error reflecting somewhat adolescent advice from the Big “O” Camp.
Jeff Koopersmith has a few things to say about pastors who suck presidential candidates into the so-called "Religious War."
Click here for Jeff Koopersmith's take on religion and the "cone of stupidity."
Jeff Koopersmith has Georgia on his mind – along with the "no-brain trust" behind our floundering foreign policy.
Jeff Koopersmith reviews OxyContin addict Rush Limbaugh's twenty years of hate-filled moronic mockery that has helped destroy our nation.
Jeff Koopersmith on Malkin's latest atrocity.
Illustration: Jeff Koopersmith and Photoshop Insurgent Jeff Koopersmith takes Michael Medved to the woodshed.
Jeff Koopersmith takes a few minutes to write a confidential memo to USAF Generals McMahon and McNabb.
Jeff Koopersmith on McCain, Bush, Iraq, Afghanistan and the big, beautiful lie.
The follow-up to "Bomb Iran," his Number 1 Hit with a bullet (and a dozen or so cruise missiles):
Jeff Koopersmith's double secret inside sources have provided him with McCain's real energy plan!
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."
Jeff Koopersmith looks how low the mighty "'Hammer" has fallen in his assault on Barack Obama.
Jeff Koopersmith on Ann Coulter's latest outburst: now she wants you to murder your kids for oil!
"…I think: ‘Toe-sucking, whoring clapperclaw.’" Jeff Koopersmith has a few things to say about the sleazy FOXpert.
Jeff Koopersmith dissects the latest diatribe by the weird ex-presidential candidate – a fringe activist who outdoes Pat Buchanan and even Alan Keyes as the biggest political joke in America.
Ultra-right-wing loudmouth-in-a-cocktail-dress Ann Coulter has flipped out. Jeff Koopersmith has the details.
Well, he – and you – shouldn't be! Jeff Koopersmith thinks Iran may be just the beginning.
A knuckledragging, cowardly jerk hiding behind a gmail.com account threatens to take a "shot" at Jeff Koopersmith.
Jeff Koopersmith on Dennis Prager: "I am a Jew – and he disgraces me."
Last summer I was at the same table as Jeff on the QM2 return from Europe.
Jeff Koopersmith dissects pundit professor Larry Sabato's latest intellectual atrocity.
Jeff Koopersmith finally admits Ann Coulter is an expert on America – the way it was when she was all of seven years old.
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: Coulter said too much, revealing the Right's scheme to label Obama a racist and use his family to prove it.
Can a loud national laugh track be far behind? Jeff Koopersmith gives you the rundown on his favorite "House Mangler."
Wannabes and Clinton gals succeed in water cooler coupRest of Glover Park Group and Howard Wolfson to followMaybe even Bill Clinton will get the boot!
The New York Times' overrated mean girl plays (a little loose with) the race card. Jeff Koopersmith sets Dowd straight.
Does anyone at the New York Times know it endorsed Hillary Clinton? Little Frank Rich sinks to new low, along with CBS and most others
Jeff Koopersmith rewards Ann Coulter's hackneyed pun with a list of conservative perverts.
Koop on Spitzer: "Boys will be boys…"
Is she Bill Schneider’s Clone? Or is he now aping her?
The New York Times' ex-theater critic joins the Hate Hillary Press Heathers to feather his nest.
Ann Coulter hypocritically complains about McCain-Feingold. Jeff Koopersmith demolishes her latest lame rant.
Our own Jeff Koopersmith applies for a TAF loan from the Federal Reserve Bank.
Senator Barack Obama is down for the count – but CNN's Wolf Blitzer does not know it!
Ann Coulter publicly states that Republicans are unwavering morons – and that Romney has no chance of winning.
Jeff Koopersmith replies to a campaign appeal from Sen. Barack Obama's wife.
It's hard to tell who crazed attack chihuaua Ann Coulter likes the least: Harry Reid, Mitt Romney or Mike Huckabee.
Ann Coulter Dubs Kwanzaa a Holiday Sham by America’s “United Slaves”Scarecrow Pundette Trying for Martyrdom to Sell More Books
Where is Carol Lam when we need her?
… while on her own pathetic website, her so-called “readers” use the N-word dozens of times – just to prove they can!
Jeff Koopersmith will be taking a three-year sabbatical (in Pakistani prison) following his latest dispatch, straight from Islamabad…
A new series following propagandist Ann Coulter’s mendacity. In part two, Jeff Koopersmith answers Coulter's attack on the obscure National Council for Social Studies and a story for school children.
A new series following propagandist Ann Coulter’s mendacity. Jeff Koopersmith answers Coulter's every thought in this new feature while urging her to keep talking!
Followed by Ambulances Everywhere He Goes"Is That a Defibrillator In Your Pocket Or Are You Just Glad to See Me?"
Paul Wolfowitz and Condi Rice to follow "big time" Dick into forced retirement as CIA Director Tenet brings home the bacon.
You Won't Hear This on CNN, But America Niggles Iran with DeathA Fun Bondian Try at Regime "Adjustment" in Iran: "My name is Dick… Dick Cheney"
It may be only a matter of time before Osama bin Laden has access to Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal.
Jeff Koopersmith thinks there is a more urgent priority than removing the hapless Alberto Gonzales.
Bob Martino has the answer!
Bush Might Never Tell You, But Iran Rules the Roost
Yes, let’s depart Iraq — but flatten it first!
Now the focus is on North Korea, the "Iraq" of the East
At the Pentagon, a half dozen top military leaders threaten to quit
Where is our President when we need him? And what about the children?
In the interest of genuine fairness and balance, I have to reply to your defense of Alan Colmes, which makes me think you might have a brain tumor.
Has President Bush struck gold with a new plan for Iran?
Anna Nicole Smith has died at thirty nine. I am struck by how truly poignant I believe her death is — and how accurate was my gut feeling, upon hearing of the death, that the cruel media would go after this sad story big time if given only a toehold.
Sept. 2, 2003 — Washington (apj.us) — One would think that Sen. Joseph Lieberman has a lot to celebrate with the Gallup Poll numbers we've seen strewn all over CNN (see the appendix below). But wait…
For the third time… I'll say it again: find the Satan within yourself… and kill it! Now that Ms. Coulter has catterwalled the name John Edwards by calling him a faggot at a neocon super-meeting, we thought you might want to read this stunning revelation about Coulter once more.
February 3, 2007 (apj.us) — How would you like to know what our crack customs people were up to today?
Charlie Crist, the Republican governor of Florida, announced yesterday that he desires that his state trash its very expensive touch-screen voting machines so that the election process will yield a paper trail of votes by the time the 2008 presidential election rolls around.
I woke in Switzerland around ten at night Texas time to the terrible news that Molly Ivins had died, losing in the end her seven years-long battle with breast cancer and paused her confrontation against meanness, arrogance, foolishness, and just plain stupidity in government and politics — in life.
Iran has cooked up some interesting New Year’s surprises for George W. BushImagining Condi Rice telling George W. Bush this news
Listening to Condoleezza Rice is like listening to Hermann Goering.
What Are We Thinking?Worst Luxury Goods Catalogue Ever? Or a Symptom of Dysfunctional Tastemaking?
If Bush told the truth, here's what he would've said…The REAL State of the Union Address As Prepared For Delivery to American Politics Journal Jan. 23, 2007 TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Thank you very much. Tonight, I have a high privilege and distinct honor of my own — as the first PresidentContinue reading “Jeff Koopersmith’s ?Genuine? State of the Union Address”
Jan. 22, 2007 — Geneva (apj.us) — I've just finished reading Joan Didion's latest tome, a republished version of her best work, and was reminded of my disgust with so-called media stars — the likes of Bob Woodward, Mike Isikoff, and others who seem to have escaped retribution from their publishers not only for the damageContinue reading “It’s Time to Go After Michael Isikoff”
NOTE FROM THE EDITORS: It's no wonder the President's speech on his latest shift in Iraq tactics was a bigger bomb than Ishtar. It wasn't Bush's nervous, stiff demeanor. It wasn't the fact that he preempted prime couch potato fare. What it came down to is that most people have no faith in Bush's IraqContinue reading “The Speech George W. Bush Should Have Given the American People on Iraq”
It sure looks that way… and this time around, brought to you by John Burns
Saddam Hussein is gone — but then, so was any genuine semblance of justice
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
The Iraq Study Group Report: Another Disgrace for the Nation
… in disgrace — for lying and using the CIA, The British, and the FBI as her scapegoats
Which book tells the truth? Bush at War? Plan of Attack? State of Denial? Or none of the above?
Sept. 13, 2006 – Lugano (americanpolitics.com) – I am such a lucky guy. All my life I worked hard for my advocacy clients, my candidates — on both sides of the aisle — and my son. Sure, I've had my ups and downs, and many of you have shared them with me. Today, as IContinue reading “Here’s Your State of the Union”
“Hey! I thought this would give me all of Gene Gaudette’s juicy personal info!” See Update 2, directly below. A “crack” legal genius claiming to represent Free Republic sends us a threatening e-mail. We respond. You get to laugh! Update 2, March 10: “Hey! I thought this would give me all of Gene Gaudette’s juicyContinue reading “Cro-Magnon Mail! Wikipedia Sockpuppet Theatre”
First published December 2, 2002, Jeff Koopersmith's merciless takedown of right wing talk show host Tammy Bruce has remained one of our most popular articles.
We love him, but sometimes… we hate him.Originally published February 10, 1999 at americanpolitics.com
The mainstream media, with the help of academia, is already goring Janet Reno and trashing Al Gore.
“If The Republican National Committee Was A Prison, Tucker Carlson would be Newt Gringrich’s favorite bitch.” — Leon Smith