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‘Daily Show’ on Rumsfeld Memo

“The Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart and John Oliver riff on the now-infamous Rumsfeld memo, in which the former defense secretary offered alternatives to “losing”  in Iraq. Watch it

Posted on Dec 6, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Congresswoman Wants Castro Dead

In a surprisingly frank and irresponsible statement, Florida Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen calls for Fidel Castro’s death: “I welcome the opportunity of having anyone assassinate Fidel Castro and any leader who is oppressing, oppressing the people.” Watch it

Posted on Dec 5, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Matthews Show Takes Lopsided Look at Candidates

As part of a series on assumed presidential candidates, “The Chris Matthews Show” followed a bout of McCain worship by treating Hillary Clinton like the girl who showed up at the prom wearing a burlap sack, criticizing everything from her public speaking style to the supposed unwillingness of the American people to tolerate Bill loafing around the White House. Watch it

Posted on Dec 5, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Olbermann Slams Challenge to ‘Civil War’ Label

Keith Olbermann handed L. Brent Bozell III the “Worst Person in the World” award for challenging NBC’s decision to refer to the Iraq war as a civil war.  President of the Media Research Center, Bozell said of NBC’s decision, “Probably 100 generals in the field in Iraq would disagree.” Watch it

Posted on Dec 3, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Weekly Video Roundup

In this week’s roundup of Truthdig-flavored videos, an Australian atheist goes door-to-door in Mormon Utah; a documentary film crew tells the story of the rendition and torture of a Guantanamo detainee; and Jon Stewart holds forth on Iraq “civil war” semantics.

Posted on Dec 1, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Iraqi Kurdistan

Check out this beautifully produced photographic flipbook-style animation of the people of Iraq’s semiautonomous northern region.

Posted on Dec 1, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Truthdig Podcast: The Hadley Memo, Healthcare, Truthdig’s Birthday and More

Robert Scheer digests the Hadley memo, Dennis Kucinich’s healthcare plan, media anxiety, Truthdig’s birthday and more.

Posted on Dec 1, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Barney Frank vs. Bill O’Reilly

Watch the talk show host and the legislator duke it out over income redistribution. If only all policy debates could be this entertaining.

Posted on Nov 30, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Atheist Proselytizing

Atheist Proselytizing

Australia’s John Safran goes door-to-door in Salt Lake City, trying to convert Mormons to atheism. Hysterical. (There are lots more Safran vs. religion videos in the YouTube “related” column.)

  • In the scene above, an old man hits Safran with a rake.

  • Posted on Nov 30, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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    Under the Shroud: Women and the Taliban

    The Feminist Majority’s Lorraine Sheinberg created the 1999 documentary that first focused attention on the Taliban’s brutal oppression of women in Afghanistan. It’s worth another look now.

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    Posted on Nov 28, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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