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Colbert Unplugged

CBS has announced that Stephen Colbert will be replacing David Letterman on the Late Show. What makes this interesting is that Colbert will drop his faux-conservative persona and will be himself. Or as Colbert put it “I won’t be doing the new show in character, so we’ll all get to find out how much of […]

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Proper Media Training

© Matt Bors Just in case you don’t get it, this comic is making fun of CNN and their pitiful coverage of the missing flight in SE Asia. Or as New York magazine put it “CNN Gives Up, Wonders About Supernatural Conspiracy Theories for Flight 370 Disappearance“: There’s only so much “breaking news.” After more […]

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Model Roles or Role Models

© Keith Knight What’s the problem with movie roles being played by someone of a different race? I mean, did anyone object when Lieutenant Starbuck was morphed into a very hot woman on the BSG sequel? Or when the Klingons physically morphed on Star Trek into a different species? Get over yourself. If you don’t […]

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Colbert on Clinton’s Age

Good thing Colbert’s show never gets old!

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Bad Headlines

The headline for the article on NBC News “Pot Fuels Surge in Drugged Driving Deaths” is accompanied by a disturbing photo of a crumpled car destroyed in an accident. The article itself says that new research supports the claim that legal marijuana is making the problem of drugged driving worse, and tells stories of people […]

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Old News, Again

Tuesday, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report on Obamacare and conservatives immediately jumped on it, saying that it proves that the ACA will damage the economy by destroying jobs. Even the “liberal” Washington Post fell for it, running an article with a headline that incorrectly stated that the CBO estimated that the […]

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OMG! Even local TV news is completely scripted nationally

If you don’t think the media is tightly controlled, think again.

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I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

© John Backderf And just why are we arguing about the race of various mythical and/or dead people? Are we really that race obsessed? And even if she was kidding, did Megyn Kelly really think that kids would be traumatized if someone told them that Santa Claus is not white? Things are even worse than […]

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60 Minutes of Propaganda

It looks like the once hard-hitting “60 Minutes” news program has completely lost its way. I already posted about their fluff piece for Amazon (and I love Amazon!). Then they totally bungled a report on Benghazi. And now they do an even worse fluff piece on the NSA, even letting the NSA control what everyone […]

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Angry War on Christmas, part 3 1/2

If you watched the videos in the previous post, you saw Megyn Kelly claiming that Santa is white. Well, here’s Kelly defending her remarks by (as usual) going on the attack. She claims that her comments were “tongue in cheek” and that the people who got upset about them have no sense of humor: Since […]

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Joyful War on Christmas, part 3

The Daily Show weighs in on the War on Christmas: But it just keeps getting stranger. Fox News informs us that Santa Claus is white. That’s right, Fox News is actually arguing about the ethnicity of a mythical person. Oh, and Jesus was white too. Remember, Fox News says that you can’t change facts to […]

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As the News Drones On

If you have no idea what this is about, see “The Real Reason Amazon Announced Delivery Drones Last Night: $3 Million In Free Advertising On Cyber Monday“. But the real story here isn’t how Jeff Bezos took advantage of CBS in order to get free advertising. If you actually watch the segment, it shows how […]

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Is WikiLeaks part of the Media?

The US Justice department is making noises that they may not be able to bring criminal charges against Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, for publishing classified documents. The problem is that if they prosecute WikiLeaks, how can they avoid also having to prosecute US news organizations and journalists (who have repeatedly published classified documents), […]

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Obamacare Lies and the Media

In the beginning there were “death panels“, followed by a long string of other “Pants on Fire” lies. So it is no surprise at all that there are still new lies going around the media about Obamacare. For example, the media is reporting that Obama lied (and knew he was lying) when he said that […]

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Reality-based Media

Krystal Ball tells it like it is: Why can’t the rest of the media explain it as simply and straightforwardly as this? UPDATE: Apparently the American people agree. In a new poll, 54% think it is a bad thing that the GOP controls the House (compared to 38% who think it is a good thing). […]

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