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Hegemonic Pretzel Ad Provokes Subversive Repurposing

One would think that advertisers would be done remixing American aristocrat Wallis Simpson’s highly problematic old saw, “You can never be too rich or too thin,” but then one would be mistaken. Updated

Posted on Aug 4, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


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‘Colbert Report’: Laura Ingraham Gets Owned

So, conservative talk radio starlet Laura Ingraham showed up on “The Colbert Report” Tuesday night, despite the fact that the show’s host had once dubbed her “Ichabod Crane’s banshee widow,” to plug her new book, “The Obama Diaries.” How’d she do?

Posted on Aug 4, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


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Bloomberg Defends ‘Freedom to Worship as We Wish’ in NYC

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg took a look back through his city’s religious history as he took the podium Tuesday in support of the planned Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero in Manhattan.

Posted on Aug 3, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


Daily Show

‘Daily Show’: Much Media Ado About Chelsea’s Wedding

Thanks to hard-hitting investigative squads from major media outlets, Saturday’s news cycle was dominated by dispatches about the porcelain port-o-potties, rumored menu items, Joe Pesci sightings and other very important minutiae about Chelsea Clinton’s posh nuptials ... (continued)

Posted on Aug 3, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


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Chris Hedges Testifies About the Lies and Losses of War

Journalist, author and Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges brought his years of experience in the world’s war-torn zones to bear on this challenging speech he gave in March for the Truth Commission on Conscience in War at New York City’s Riverside Church.

Posted on Aug 2, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


U.S. Has a Plan to Attack Iran

Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen told “Meet the Press” on Sunday that the United States has a plan to attack Iran but such an attack would have a “great downside, potentially.”

Posted on Aug 1, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: Obama in Detroit; Immigration in Arizona; Wrangling Rangel

President Obama gave a rousing speech in Detroit, where he said the stimulus has helped the area’s economy but reminded everyone that the road ahead is hard. The Arizona immigration law suffered a temporary setback ... (continued)

Posted on Jul 30, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


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Afghanistan: Report From Helmand Front Line

In a grim on-the-ground investigation, reporter Sean Smith finds that progress in the Taliban stronghold comes exceedingly slow.

Posted on Jul 29, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


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‘Daily Show’: Best Leak Ever

It seemed like nobody in a position of power in Washington thought that the shocking details about the war in Afghanistan, our “allies” in Pakistan and other gems from this week’s WikiLeaks melange of madness were all that “new.”  (continued)

Posted on Jul 28, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


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‘Colbert Report’: Teachable Moments With Shirley Sherrod, Fox News

The recent Shirley Sherrod kerfuffle served to show how quick the Obama administration is to bend to the will of Fox News pundits, according to Stephen Colbert, who can think of a few other people to fire as well for doing nothing wrong.

Posted on Jul 27, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


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