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Romney surrogates going up against CNN host Soledad O'Brien clearly haven't learned their lesson. A day after former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu angrily told O'Brien to "put an Obama bumper sticker on your forehead," former Minnesota Gov.
From this Friday's PBS Newshour, we have yet another example of how PBS is doing their best to show they can be as bad as Fox or some of the other cable media outlets, with the inclusion of hackery like this from David Brooks every week. While discussing the fact that Mitt Romney doesn't want to let the public know too many details about his plans for the economy, or health care, or much of anything else for that matter and would prefer to spend his time "laying low" and trashing President Obama and hoping the voters turn to him as an alternative, we found out that apparently David Brooks is capable of reading Mitt Romney's mind. That or he knows what the rest of us know, and that it's no secret at all what Mitt Romney would do if elected, which is overturn the Affordable Care Act if he regains the Congress as well, take us right back to the status quo before the law was passed, tort "reform," deregulation and enact Paul Ryan's budget.
LZ Granderson is a regular CNN columnist and contributor, and has written a column this week that — no joke — urges Americans to stop being so “nosy” about all the bad things the U.S.
In what was not a surprising interview for anyone who has followed Jesse Ventura and his opinions about both the Democratic and Republican parties, our military industrial complex and what's wrong with our corporate media today, Piers Morgan allowed Ventura to air his grievances on all of the above this Monday evening on CNN.
WASHINGTON -- The White House has some advice for reporters writing about President Barack Obama's recent comment on the health of the private sector: "Do your jobs." Obama has come under fire from Republicans for saying on Friday that "the private sector is doing fine" during a press conference on the economy.
I can understand why he's leaving (because hitting your head against a brick wall does lose its appeal after a while) but I'm sorry that one of the more questioning voices in cable news will be gone. Whether you approved of him or not, he asked a lot of the tough questions:
(updated below – Update II – Update III) Several items today relate to the issue of gross U.S. media propaganda and Obama’s national security policies:
In today's New York Times article ( 6/6/12 ) about the apparent drone killing of Al-Qaeda "deputy leader" Abu Yahya al-Libi , Declan Walsh and Eric Schmitt write: If his death is borne out this time, it would be a milestone in a covert eight-year airstrike campaign that has infuriated Pakistani officials but that has remained one of the United States' most effective tools in combating militancy.
Part of the 2011 Congressional debt reduction deal called for automatic cuts to social spending and military budgets over the next 10 years. The idea was that a deal to avoid these cuts would be struck, because Republicans wouldn't want to cut the Pentagon, and Democrats would try to protect safety net programs. That didn't happen, so these so-called "sequestration" cuts are prompting some alarm bells in the corporate media–ringing loudly at the mere thought of cutting the military budget.
Ed Klein, an author whose latest book, The Amateur: Obama In The White House , said to Fox’s Brian Kilmeade that he believes Hillary Clinton will seriously consider running for president in 2016.
It is a very good thing that the Nation 's Chris Hayes has a weekend show on MSNBC . The panelists are smart and the lively conversations dig deeper than virtually anything else on cable news.
If you tuned in to ABC 's This Week ( 5/27/12 ) to hear the panel of pundits discussing the economy, you may have George Will say this about Barack Obama:
On Sunday, there were reports of a NATO airstrike in the eastern Paktia province of Afghanistan.
( UPDATE : See the video of Matthews' comments here , along with some discussion of what it all means.)