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Karl Rove

Rove Barks at NPR

During a tense interview with NPR, Karl Rove defended his claim that the GOP will hold on to both houses of Congress and accused host Robert Siegel of bias. (h/t: Crooks and Liars)

Posted on Oct 26, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Arianna Huffington

Arianna on Election Fear Factor

Arianna Huffington issues an appeal for calm in the face of election season fear-mongering: “Remember FDR.  ‘The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.’  And, of course, those who use it for their own political purposes.” (Video & Transcript)

Posted on Oct 25, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Road to Guantanamo

The Long and Winding Road

In “The Road to Guantanamo,” directors Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross meld documentary and re-creation to tell the story of three British citizens who were held by the United States in Guantanamo Bay for two years without charge.

  • Earlier: Read a Truthdig article on the film

  • Posted on Oct 25, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Bush and the Google

    Bush Uses ‘the Google’

    A CNBC host asked Bush whether he used the most popular search engine on Earth. His response betrayed an unfamiliarity with the Internet not seen in a politician since Sen. Ted “Series of Tubes” Stevens spoke out on the subject.

    Posted on Oct 24, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Michael J. Fox

    Limbaugh Maligns Michael J. Fox on Parkinson’s

    Hate-spewing talk show host Rush Limbaugh accused actor Michael J. Fox of exaggerating the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in a pro-stem cell ad. Rush is about as despicable as one can be.

    Posted on Oct 24, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Olbermann

    Olbermann: GOP Is Biggest Terror Org in USA

    The MSNBC host uses a recent GOP ad and a copy of Webster’s Dictionary to buttress his argument that the Republican Party is the largest terrorist organization in the country.

    Posted on Oct 24, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    anti Harold Ford ad

    Anti-Harold Ford Ad Draws Racism Charges

    This Republican Party ad, which features a white woman inviting Rep. Harold Ford (D-Tenn.), who is black, to “call me,” is so loaded with racist overtones that even Ford’s opponent is distancing himself. Read about it and/or watch it for yourself.

    Posted on Oct 24, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Colbert and Hall

    Colbert Satirizes Rovian Smear Tactics

    In an interview with N.Y. congressional candidate (and former Orleans frontman) John Hall, Stephen Colbert deftly mocks the mud-splashing techniques that have become a hallmark of Karl Rove-style political campaigns. (Colbert and Hall also sing an awful duet.)

    Posted on Oct 23, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Israel Debate

    Polite Ways of Calling Someone a Jew-Hater

    The authors of the ultra-controversial “The Israel Lobby” report face off in a panel discussion against several of their detractors. It’s a civil exchange, but, to paraphrase J-Lo: “Don’t be fooled by the suits that they got / They’re still flame-throwers from the block.”

    Posted on Oct 23, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    George W. Bush

    Bush Backpedals on ‘Stay the Course’

    UPDATE: Check out a better video version
    The president is rewriting history again, this time on ABC’s “This Week,” where he told George Stephanopoulos: “Well, hey, listen, we’ve never been ‘stay the course,’ George. We have been—we will complete the mission….” (Video & Transcript)

    Posted on Oct 22, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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