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Weekly Video Roundup

This week our collection of Truthdig-flavored videos includes Bill Maher delivering the best analogy about America’s presence in Iraq that we’ve ever heard; a race-baiting ad leveled against Rep. Harold Ford; and President Bush ludicrously trying to convince America that he never said the words “stay the course.”

Posted on Oct 27, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Rush mocks

Rush Physically Mocks Fox

You’ve heard the audio, now watch the video of Limbaugh mocking Parkinson’s sufferer Michael J. Fox. (Via Crooks and Liars)

Posted on Oct 27, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Dixie Chicks

The Dixie Chicks Ad NBC Won’t Run

NBC has told the Dixie Chicks it won’t run an ad for their documentary because in it they criticize President Bush. Watch it.
The irony: The Dixie Chicks are being silenced in trying to advertise a film about how they were silenced.

Posted on Oct 27, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Michael J. Fox

Fox Strikes Back

Michael J. Fox defends his advocacy against Rush Limbaugh’s ignoble attack: “Because the thing about ... being symptomatic is that it’s not comfortable. No one wants to be symptomatic; it’s like being hit with a hammer.”

Posted on Oct 27, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Truthdig Podcast: Electronic Elections, Kevin Tillman and More

This week Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer discusses the danger of electronic voting, Kevin Tillman’s essay “After Pat’s Birthday,” and more.

Posted on Oct 26, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Maher and Scarborough

Bill Maher: Impeach Bush

Bill Maher went on “Scarborough Country” to list his reasons for impeaching Bush.

  • Earlier: See Part 1 of his interview
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    Posted on Oct 26, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Bush interview

    Bush Drastically Downplays Antiwar Sentiment

    In an interview with eight conservative columnists on Oct. 25, the president claimed that only 25 percent of Americans want U.S. troops pulled out of Iraq. But today’s Gallup poll says that 63% favor setting a timetable for withdrawal.

  • Check out the full audio of the session, or a transcript, or an introduction by U.S. News’ Michael Barrone.

  • Posted on Oct 26, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Iraqi insurgents

    Who, Exactly, Are We Fighting in Iraq?

    We give them the blanket label “insurgents,” but do we have even the faintest idea of the makeup of the myriad groups we’re battling in Iraq? CNN’s Michael Ware gives a succinct rundown.

    Posted on Oct 26, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    News at 7

    Virtual News at Seven

    A group of researchers at Northwestern University may have rendered TV news reporters obsolete with this completely automated and virtual newscast, in which a video game character reads news culled from RSS feed, and the screen behind her displays relevant photos and videos. Pretty cool.

    Posted on Oct 26, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Jungle Drums

    Anti-Harold Ford Ad Features Jungle Drums

    Just how racist can Bob Corker get? The GOP Senate candidate has produced a radio ad that features African-sounding jungle drums at every mention of his opponent, Rep. Harold Ford, who is black.

  • Earlier: The RNC runs an anti-Ford TV ad that plays on sex-related racism

  • Posted on Oct 26, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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