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Watergate-Era Nixon Beats Bush in Poll

According the esteemed Gallup Poll, it’s not just that Americans largely disapprove of George W. Bush, but that half strongly disapprove. In fact, Bush has more intense disapproval than Nixon had during Watergate.

Posted on Nov 7, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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Frontline on extraordinary rendition

PBS Investigates Bush-Era ‘Extraordinary Rendition’

Granted, the Bush administration didn’t invent the practice of “extraordinary rendition,” but, as PBS illustrates in an edition of “Frontline,”  the practice has become even more controversial and horrifying in the years since 9/11.

Posted on Nov 7, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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Keith Olbermann on Torture and Conspiracy

In another of his stirring commentaries, the “Countdown” host suggests that the story of Daniel Levin, who was fired from the Justice Department after he experienced waterboarding and called it torture, reveals that “the presidency of George W. Bush has now devolved into a criminal conspiracy to cover the ass of George W. Bush.”

Posted on Nov 6, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Musharraf and Stewart

‘Daily Show’ Flashback:  Tea and Sympathy With Musharraf

What a difference a (little more than a) year makes!  Why, it was just last September when Jon Stewart sat down for tea and Twinkies with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf for a pillowy-soft chat about Musharraf’s book, “In the Line of Fire.”

Posted on Nov 5, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Bill Maher

Maher Calls for a Middle-Class Uprising

The “Real Time” host takes aim at the über-rich, as well as the disadvantaged who vote against their own economic self-interests, because “In America it’s not the haves and have nots, it’s the haves and been hads.”

Posted on Nov 4, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Condi and her Turkish buddy

Good Kurds, Bad Kurds

The Mosaic Intelligence Report takes a look at the United States’ Kurdish double standard: Washington supports those in Iraq while declaring Kurdish fighters in Turkey a “common enemy.”

Posted on Nov 2, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Colbert

Colbert’s Campaign Hits a Snag

All those hand-wringers out there who’ve been vexed and perplexed by Stephen Colbert’s presidential campaign might be heartened to hear that the South Carolina Democratic Party—“a shadowy organization whose rituals are shrouded in mystery,” says Colbert—has thrown a major wrench into the works.

Posted on Nov 2, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Bush on Code Pink

Bush: Code Pink, MoveOn.org Distracting Congress

Judging by these words of warning from President Bush to certain members of Congress, left-leaning activist groups like MoveOn.org and Code Pink are dangerously diverting lawmakers’ attentions away from important national concerns like Osama bin Laden’s continuing threat against America.

Posted on Nov 1, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Venezuelan protest

Student Protesters Clash With Police at Venezuelan Rally

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez projects a certain confidence in his leadership prowess to the rest of the world, but this video of a student rally in Caracas indicates that not everyone in Chavez country is on board with his program. 

Posted on Nov 1, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Selective Charity

The Onion targets religious hypocrisy with this satirical interview with the head of a mock Christian charity that provides relief to heterosexual Africans: “As long as you’re not gay, we welcome you with open arms.”

Posted on Nov 1, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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