Archive for the 'Memes' Category

Jackass Journalism

By mw | Related entries in Media, Memes, News, Partisan Hacks, Partisan Nonsense

I can’t get too worked up about this latest episode of Jackass Journalism* – the art of pranking political opposition in the hope of getting politically stupid and embarrassing quotes on tape, with extra points for reinforcing your teams worst stereotypes of the other team.

March 9th, 2011 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Senate Repub Retirements Outnumber Dems’ 3 To 1

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Media, Memes, Republicans

As the title suggest, the retirements of Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) are far outweighed by the 6 Republican Senators who aren’t seeking reelection. And yet the media is crowing about the Dems? Why? Because it makes for a better story? Steve Benen provides some additional perspective about the House and Governor […]

January 6th, 2010 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Lou Dobbs’ Ratings Drop Like They’re Hot

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Media, Memes

Perhaps CNN will take note and boot him? After all, it seems the cable newsers will allow nearly anybody on air if it’ll boost ratings. But once ratings drop, well, sayonara.From New York Observer: Mr. Dobbs’ first began reporting on Obama birth certificate conspiracy theories on the night of Wednesday, July 15. In the roughly […]

July 31st, 2009 | Permalink| 13 Comments »

A Time for Anger: Fisking the Times

By Mark Thompson | Related entries in Consumer Safety, Legislation, Memes, Partisan Nonsense

After months of pleas from the small business community, the New York Times (the so-called paper of record) finally decided to cover some of the central elements of the legislation. Except that it was not an article discussing the potential costs of the legislation; nor was it even an article discussing the debate over the […]

February 18th, 2009 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

William Ayers Talks About His “Pal” Barack Obama

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Ayers, Barack, Media, Memes

It was reported after the election ended that the link between Obama and Ayers was first introduced on the campaign trail prematurely by Palin, and then McCain was forced to join in. But the blogs were talking about them long before that. One meme even emerged that Ayers wrote Obama’s first book, and even though […]

December 6th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Fox News’ Shepard Smith Talks Media Bias, Obama Win

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, McCain, Media, Memes, Republicans, Video

And what he says may surprise you… I welcome the day when the “liberal media” meme dies once and for all. Because it’s not only inaccurate, it has been used as a clumsy bludgeon by lazy Republican hacks since the early days of Reagan when folks like Limbaugh first went on the air and started […]

November 14th, 2008 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Full Audio Of Drudge’s Obama “Bombshell” + Transcript

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Economy, History, Memes

The date of the broadcast is January 18, 2001. It’s in Real Player format, which is a pain, but if you want to listen to the whole thing you can. The key section is here…where Obama argues against the courts redistributing wealth… “Maybe i am showing my bias here as a legislator as well as […]

October 27th, 2008 | Permalink| 14 Comments »

Surreal Biden Interview Reveals 2012 Republican Talking Points?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Biden, Media, Memes, Republicans, Video

When’s the last time you heard a local television news anchor quote Karl Marx? Well, get ready, because you’re about to… First off, I think Biden answered the way you should when somebody asks questions with such a heavy editorial slant. I mean that was laughably transparent. Karl Marx? Is she serious with that? But […]

October 25th, 2008 | Permalink| 17 Comments »

PODCAST: Preview of Third Obama-McCain Debate, Electoral College Projections, Voter Trends, Strategy and More

By | Related entries in Barack, Biden, Debates, Florida, Jobs, McCain, Media, Memes, Palin, Romney

In this podcast we offer a preview of the third and final presidential debate between Obama and McCain as well as an overview of the state of the campaign. We also discuss our most recent election projection and the polling trends during the last week. Additionally, we criticize both campaigns on their respective weaknesses and […]

October 13th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Drudge Pushing McCain Comeback Meme

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, McCain, Memes, Polls

First, there’s the obligatory headline asking the question that Drudge wishes was a reality… Then, on the far right hand side you see the familiar “DEVELOPING” line… So, let me take these one by one… The Gallup poll has narrowed, but that’s only because Obama got a bump after the debate that pushed the spread […]

October 12th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »