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Weekly Video Roundup

This week’s selection of Truthdig-flavored videos includes Jon Stewart probing Washington Post reporter Rajiv Chandrasekaran about Bush administration follies; Sen. Jon Edwards teeing off his presidential run; and an impassioned Keith Olbermann decimating the case for a “surge” of troops in Iraq.

Posted on Jan 5, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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CNN’s Cafferty Deflates Bush Rhetoric

Transcripts never do justice to Jack Cafferty’s sardonic, punchy oratory, as is the case with this assault on Bush’s latest propaganda campaign: “So next week, when the president talks about sending more of your sons and daughters to die in Iraq, don’t think ‘surge.’ Recognize it for what it is.”

Posted on Jan 5, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Untold Scandals of the Green Zone

The Washington Post’s Rajiv Chandrasekaran tells Jon Stewart that while many of Bush’s Iraq blunders have been pored over extensively, the story of American corruption and incompetence in the Green Zone has been largely ignored—from the 21-year-old former ice cream vendor who was sent to reform the Interior Ministry to the questioning of aspiring imperialists as to whether they had voted for Bush.

Posted on Jan 4, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Olbermann

Olbermann to Bush: ‘You Do Not Own This Country’

During another of his notable special comments, Keith Olbermann took Bush to the woodshed over reports that the president plans to sell a troop escalation in Iraq as a “sacrifice.”

Posted on Jan 3, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Edwards

Edwards on the Issues

Democrat John Edwards came out swinging on Friday’s “Hardball,” taking a swipe at the president, the war, the economy and even civic pride. But how will John Kerry’s former running mate fare against principled Dennis Kucinich or the Clinbama juggernaut that’s been gobbling up all the fund-raisers and media coverage it can find?
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Posted on Jan 2, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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Weekly Video Roundup

This week’s collection of Truthdig-flavored videos includes a “Saturday Night Live” parody of Middle Eastern children’s television; a Media Matters collection of the most outrageous right-wing comments of 2006; and Jon Stewart’s take on Bush’s latest Iraq lunacy.

Posted on Dec 29, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Nixon and Ford

Did Ford Trade Nixon Pardon for Presidency?

Victor Navasky, publisher emeritus of The Nation, recalls the magazine’s legal battle over Gerald Ford’s memoirs and the alleged deal the former president struck to pardon Richard Nixon.

Posted on Dec 29, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Saddam and Osama

Saddam and Osama’s Wacky Adventures

This “Saturday Night Live” parody of Middle Eastern children’s television nails the cultural disconnect at the heart of America’s adventure in Iraq. Don’t miss the brilliant satirical commercials in this episode of “Saddam and Osama.” (h/t: Iraq Slogger)

Posted on Dec 27, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Limbaugh and Coulter

Most Outrageous Right-Wing Comments of 2006

Media Matters has collected, stomached and ranked the 11 most outrageous conservative comments of 2006, including Rush Limbaugh blaming America’s obesity crisis on the left and Ann Coulter calling Al Gore a “total fag.”

Posted on Dec 26, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Robert Scheer

Holiday Podcast: Scheer on Gates, Iraq, and More

Robert Scheer joins Truthdig contributor James Harris for a lively discussion on the devolution of Robert Gates, exiting Iraq, the politics of race and more in this special audio edition of the Truthdig podcast. (Now includes transcript)

Posted on Dec 22, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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