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Air America

Truthdig Podcast: Saving Air America

Mark Green, the new president of Air America, tells Truthdig why it didn’t work, what he’s going to do to fix it and what you can expect in the future from America’s largest progressive radio network. Pictured above, Al Franken, who was an Air America host.

Posted on Apr 2, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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What We Call the News

Check out this spot-on sendup of news and punditry, which proves that the dumbing down of America can be funny when it’s not just plain sad.

Posted on Mar 30, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


McCain

CNN Calls Out McCain

CNN’s John Roberts refutes John McCain’s idealized presentation of Iraq a day after the senator said the U.S. troop surge was working. McCain tried to claim that the media are stuck in a time warp of three-month-old bad news, but it turns out he was either misinformed, mistaken or lying about the results of the surge in Baghdad.

Posted on Mar 29, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Matt Straight

Global Warming Propaganda Video

Conservative ideologues have apparently abandoned the ridiculous claim that the jury’s still out on global warming. The new talking points, as outlined in this Heritage Foundation video, are as follows: Global warming has happened before, it won’t be catastrophic and it’s not worth endangering the global economy.

Posted on Mar 28, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


TIMZ

Iraqi-American Rap on the War

Iraqi-American rapper TIMZ responds to the war with this video, titled simply “Iraq.” The first verse is meant to be from the perspective of an Iraqi, the second from an American. Both have the intensity that has made the genre such an effective avenue for political and social commentary.

Posted on Mar 27, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Joel Hunter

Truthdig Podcast: The Consistent Christian

Former Truthdigger of the Week Dr. Joel Hunter, author of “Right Wing, Wrong Bird,” joins the podcast this week to explain why things didn’t work out with the Christian Coalition and why global warming and poverty bother him as much as gay marriage and abortion.

Posted on Mar 26, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Maher

Bill Maher Accuses Bush of Treason

On Friday’s “Real Time,” Bill Maher eviscerated the Bush administration for outing Valerie Plame. There are no revelations here, but Maher’s hard-hitting analysis of the scandal will satisfy even the most Plame-exhausted viewer. Warning: HBO language.

Posted on Mar 26, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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Truthdig Slide Show: Four Years of War

Last week the Iraq war entered its fifth year. We mark the occasion by revisiting striking moments from March 19, 2003, onward. It would be impossible for one slide show to capture every iconic frame or ghastly scene. Still, these images remind us that little has changed in the years since George Bush stood before a banner reading “Mission Accomplished.”

Posted on Mar 24, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Leahy

Senate Scoffs at Bush Offer

The Senate told Bush to shove his “take it or leave it” offer and ordered subpoenas for key figures in the U.S. attorney scandal. Sen. Pat Leahy had this to say about the president’s above-the-law attitude: “A system of justice does not serve at the pleasure of any person in this country.”

Posted on Mar 22, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Bush Scandals: The Movie

Conan O’Brien casts his picks for the Hollywood version of Plame-U.S. Attorneys-Iraq-gate. With news that Warner Bros. plans to make the Valerie Plame Wilson story, this comedy routine feels somewhat prescient, although we seriously doubt Jabba the Hutt would agree to play Karl Rove.

Posted on Mar 21, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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