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  • O'Reilly's Campaign Against Murdered Doctor

    05/31/2009 7:20:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 93 replies · 3,455+ views
    Salon ^ | May. 31, 2009 | Gabriel Winant
    The Fox News star had compared Tiller to a Nazi, called him a "baby killer," and warned of "Judgment Day" | When his show airs tomorrow, Bill O'Reilly will most certainly decry the death of Kansas doctor George Tiller, who was killed Sunday while attending church services with his wife. Tiller, O'Reilly will say, was a man who was guilty of barbaric acts, but a civilized society does not resort to lawless murder, even against its worst members. And O'Reilly, we can assume, will genuinely mean this. But there's no other person who bears as much responsibility for the characterization...
  • The Dishonest "Blame Dodd" Scheme from Treasury officials

    03/18/2009 7:50:55 PM PDT · by Yardstick · 42 replies · 1,588+ views
    Salon ^ | March 18, 2009 | Glenn Greenwald
    There is a major push underway -- engineered by Obama's Treasury officials, enabled by a mindless media, and amplified by the right-wing press -- to blame Chris Dodd for the AIG bonus payments.  That would be perfectly fine if it were true.  But it's completely false, and the scheme to heap the blame on him for the AIG bonus payments is based on demonstrable falsehoods.Jane Hamsher has written the definitive post narrating and indisputably documenting what actually took place.   The attempt to blame Dodd is based on a patently false claim that was first fed to The New York Times on...
  • The 1990s are Back, Glenn Greenwald is Worried About Angry White Racist Militias

    02/24/2009 7:41:29 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 28 replies · 745+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 2/24/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Glenn Greenwald of seems to think that Bill Clinton's nonexistent boogie men, "the militias," are back. Why are they back? Because all white people are angry, racists that are mad that Obama got elected, of course. What else could have dredged up this fantasy from the depths of the liberal's worst nightmares of the 1990s? Somehow, though, it's a bit hard to imagine Greenwald's main premise considering the fact that millions of those same white Americans Greenwald so fears actually voted for Obama. But, in an effort to scold Fox News for airing Glenn Beck's recent "War Room" segments,...
  • Obama's team of zombies-Washington is still a one-party town: Thieves

    02/06/2009 6:17:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 981+ views
    Salon ^ | February 7, 2009 | David Sirota
    Only weeks ago, the political world was buzzing about a "team of rivals." America was told that finally, after years of yes men running the government, we were getting a president who would follow Abraham Lincoln’s lead, fill his administration with varying viewpoints, and glean empirically sound policy from the clash of ideas. Little did we know that "team of rivals" was what George Orwell calls "newspeak": an empty slogan "claiming that black is white, in contradiction of the plain facts." Obama's national security team, for instance, includes not a single Iraq war opponent. The president has not only retained...
  • The born conspiracy

    12/08/2008 8:55:55 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 38 replies · 1,180+ views
    Salon ^ | 12/09/2008 | Mike Madden
    Dec. 9, 2008 | WASHINGTON -- At first it was a relief to see that the conspiracy theorists who believe Barack Obama isn't eligible to be president didn't shoot any pumpkins at their press conference Monday afternoon. After all, the proponents of this latest theory seem to be heading for levels of mania that even Dan Burton never dreamed up as he investigated outlandish claims about Bill Clinton. (If you need to brush up on your conspiracies, Burton resorted to blowing away squashes in his backyard to show how Clinton had a hand in the murder of White House counsel...
  • So I spent the day playing with the Salon DUmmies...

    12/06/2008 10:27:02 PM PST · by The Watcher · 29 replies · 1,122+ views
    So, I spent the day playing with the DUmmies over at Salon. Seriously, I think only one rational person showed up all day. There was some conspiracy nut type from the right, supposedly, and a whole lot of very angry, vile, nasty, and incomprehensibly dumb rhetoric from the left. I gained a new disrespect for Salon readers, and a new insight into the immense lack of thought that pervades the ranks.
  • Anti-science conservatives must be stopped (Gore-bull warming barf alert)

    12/03/2008 7:48:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies · 2,305+ views
    Salon ^ | June 30, 2008 | Joseph Romm
    Conservatives put on a spectacular display of scientific ignorance this month in the U.S. Senate. During the debate on the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act, which would regulate carbon dioxide by setting a cap on emissions and allowing emitters to trade carbon allowances, most Republican senators questioned the reality of human-caused climate change or ignored the climate threat entirely and repeated the talking point that the bill would raise gasoline and electricity prices. It was as if they had been locked in an isolation booth for the past decade. Let's go to the highlights. Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla.: "The vast majority...
  • Obama's plans for probing Bush torture(Barf)

    11/14/2008 7:04:26 PM PST · by Red Steel · 33 replies · 1,028+ views
    Salon ^ | Nov. 13, 2008 | Mark Benjamin
    President Bush could pardon officials involved in brutal interrogations -- but he may also face a sweeping investigation under the new president. WASHINGTON -- With growing talk in Washington that President Bush may be considering an unprecedented "blanket pardon" for people involved in his administration's brutal interrogation policies, advisors to Barack Obama are pressing ahead with plans for a nonpartisan commission to investigate alleged abuses under Bush. The Obama plan, first revealed by Salon in August, would emphasize fact-finding investigation over prosecution. It is gaining currency in Washington as Obama advisors begin to coordinate with Democrats in Congress on the...
  • An Answer To Proposition 8: Repealing DOMA (Left Wants Dems To Tackle Gay Marriage Alert)

    11/06/2008 4:28:31 PM PST · by goldstategop · 12 replies · 1,375+ views ^ | 11/6/2008 | Glenn Greenwald
    The most potent ingredient making Tuesday's election bittersweet is the apparent passage of Proposition 8 in California. It's one thing for a state to decide in advance not to allow same-sex marriages. It's another thing entirely to watch a state strip a targeted group of citizens of the already vested right to marry. Gay marriage is still a big leap for the country -- even as recently as 10 years ago, it's something that was barely discussed, and the idea even engendered vehement debates among gay people (Andrew Sullivan's advocacy of gay marriage in his 1996 book, Virtually Normal, sparked...
  • A Taste of Palin Dementia Syndrome

    09/28/2008 9:10:56 PM PDT · by dascallie · 36 replies · 1,546+ views
    "And then came Sarah. My reaction to her, and the way the Republican Party threw her in our faces, and the pandering and hypocrisy that was behind their decision to do so, was immediate, visceral, and indeed, vicious. I have crossed every line I believed should never be crossed in public discourse -- I have criticized not only her policies and her record, but her hair, her personal style, her accent, her abilities as a mother, etc. I've also begun to suffer personally and professionally. I bore my friends with my constant tirades against her, and am constantly distracted from...
  • The Culture War: Its Back! (Deranged Left Gets Even Kookier Alert)

    09/15/2008 9:54:33 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 27 replies · 235+ views
    Salon ^ | 9/15/2008 | Gary Kamiya
    Observing the Sarah Palin phenomenon, does anyone feel like they're trapped in a singularly creepy remake of "Night of the Living Dead"? George W. Bush has been a political corpse for years. But Palin resembles a female version of Bush, brought back from the grave to win the election. You wouldn't think that the Republicans would want to exhume Bush. After all, his presidency has been a historic disaster, and the American people know it. But Bush was successful at one thing: winning elections. With its policies and ideology in ruins, Bush's political game plan is all that the GOP...
  • Feminist Army Aims Its Canons At Palin (The Hypocrisy Of The Radical Feminists Alert)

    09/11/2008 10:04:15 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 22 replies · 310+ views
    National Review ^ | 9/12/2008 | Jonah Goldberg
    Whether or not Sarah Palin helps John McCain win the election, her greatest work may already be behind her. She’s exposed the feminist con job. Don’t take my word for it. Feminists have been screaming like stuck pigs 24/7 since Palin was announced as McCain’s running mate. (Are pig metaphors completely verboten now?) Feminist author Cintra Wilson writes in Salon (a house organ of the Angry Left) that the notion of Palin as vice president is “akin to ideological brain rape.” Presumably just before the nurse upped the dosage on her medication, Wilson continued, “Sarah Palin and her virtual burqa...
  • What's the difference between Palin and Muslim fundamentalists? Lipstick

    09/09/2008 11:56:28 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 67 replies · 352+ views ^ | September 9, 2008 | Juan Cole
    John McCain announced that he was running for president to confront the "transcendent challenge" of the 21st century, "radical Islamic extremism," contrasting it with "stability, tolerance and democracy." But the values of his handpicked running mate, Sarah Palin, more resemble those of Muslim fundamentalists than they do those of the Founding Fathers. On censorship, the teaching of creationism in schools, reproductive rights, attributing government policy to God's will and climate change, Palin agrees with Hamas and Saudi Arabia rather than supporting tolerance and democratic precepts. What is the difference between Palin and a Muslim fundamentalist? Lipstick. [READ MORE BELOW]
  • Rendering public opinion irrelevant

    07/21/2008 1:36:09 PM PDT · by AreaMan · 19 replies · 175+ views
    Salon ^ | 20 Jul 2008 | Glenn Greenwald
    One of the most striking aspects of our political discourse, particularly during election time, is how efficiently certain views that deviate from the elite consensus are banished from sight -- simply prohibited -- even when those views are held by the vast majority of citizens. The University of Maryland's Program on International Policy Attitudes -- the premiere organization for surveying international public opinion -- released a new survey a couple of weeks ago regarding public opinion on the Israel-Palestinian conflict, including opinion among American citizens, and this is what it found: A new poll of 18 countries finds that...
  • Obama's European problem (Possible Passport issues?)

    03/20/2008 5:18:05 PM PDT · by Shermy · 68 replies · 3,825+ views
    Salon ^ | Dec. 29, 2007 | Joe Conason
    Doubts about Barack Obama's presidential credentials have crystallized during the past two weeks over his stewardship of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Subcommittee on European Affairs, which has convened no policy hearings since he took over as its chairman last January. That startling fact, first uncovered by Steve Clemons, who blogs on the Washington Note, prompted acid comment in Europe about the Illinois senator's failure to visit the continent since assuming the committee post, and even speculation that he had never traveled there except for a short stopover in London. But why should those questions matter to Americans who consider...
  • Tucker Carlson unintentionally reveals the role of the American press

    03/09/2008 4:05:59 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 64 replies · 3,282+ views
    Salon ^ | March 8, 2008 | Glenn Greenwald
    The most interesting part of the controversy over Obama advisor Samantha Power's referring to Hillary Clinton as a "monster" -- one might say the only interesting part -- is that immediately after Power said it, she tried to proclaim that it was "off the record." Here was Power's exact quote: She is a monster, too –- that is off the record –- she is stooping to anything. But the reporter who was interviewing her, Britain's Gerri Peev of The Scotsman, printed the comment anyway -- as she should have, because Peev had never agreed that any parts of the interview...
  • Silencing Opus

    08/27/2007 9:10:28 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 52 replies · 3,509+ views
    Salon ^ | August 26, 2007 | Joan Walsh
    We're proud to host Berkeley Breathed's "Opus" every week, but especially this week and next: At least 25 of the newspapers that normally print the comic strip, and probably more, have declined these two, at least partly out of fear that Lola Granola's latest spiritual journey -- dabbling in Islam and adopting its conservative dress code for women -- could be offensive to Muslims. Sadly, one of the papers that isn't printing the strip is the Washington Post, though the Post's syndication service, Washington Post Writers Group, distributes Opus. (The Washington Post actually ran the strip online, though it was...
  • After 9/11, Rudy Wasn't Rescue Worker--He Was a Yankee (Spent 2x More Hours at Baseball than WTC)

    08/18/2007 8:54:45 AM PDT · by hardback · 66 replies · 2,070+ views ^ | Aug. 18, 2007 | By Alex Koppelman
    Giuliani said he spent as much time at ground zero as many rescue workers. Where was he really? Much of the time, at baseball games. By Alex Koppelman Aug. 18, 2007 | On Friday, a New York Times story examined Rudy Giuliani's schedule in the months after 9/11 to verify his controversial claim that, like rescue workers, he'd spent long hours at ground zero, and so was "in that sense ... one of them." In fact, the Times found, he only spent 29 hours at the terror site between Sept. 17 and Dec. 16. What was he doing instead? Giuliani's...
  • If you think they hate us now (What If GOP wins in 2008? Barf Alert!)

    08/12/2007 4:31:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies · 2,047+ views
    Salon ^ | August 10, 2007 | Joe Conason
    A Republican victory in 2008 could sink America's reputation in the world even lower. Even if George W. Bush is the most awful American president in modern times, as many historians believe, and even though he has brought the United States into unprecedented disrepute around the world, as opinion polls indicate, the bombastic tone of the candidates seeking to succeed him from his own party raises a disturbing possibility. If the next president is a Republican, this truly bad situation could become still worse. Concerning the Iraq war, of course, there is no discernible difference between the current president and...
  • It's easy for soldiers to score heroin in Afghanistan

    Afghanistan -- Just outside the main gate to Bagram airfield, a U.S. military installation in Afghanistan, sits a series of small makeshift shops known by locals as the Bagram Bazaar.