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Bush and the blind reporter

Bush Apologizes to L.A. Times Reporter

The president had lightly mocked a reporter for wearing sunglasses at a press conference—apparently unaware that the reporter has impaired vision. Bush later called to apologize. The reporter said he took no offense.

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    Posted on Jun 16, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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    CBS: Teen Sex Orgy Complaints Invalid

    Virtually none of the people who complained about a racy sex scene in the CBS drama ?Without a Trace? actually saw the show in question, according to the network, which is fighting a record $3.3-million indecency fine. CBS said that all of the 4,211 e-mailed complaints came from conservative websites that urged members to send complaints about the segment—sight unseen.

  • story w/video link

  • Posted on Jun 14, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Ken Mehlman and Jon Stewart

    Ken Mehlman Holds His Own Against Jon Stewart

    The chairman of the Republican National Committee did a surprisingly good job ducking and parrying the jabs that the “Daily Show” host launched at him over the Bush administration’s record of lies and deceit. (Stewart got in a few zingers, but Mehlman is as good as they come.)

    Posted on Jun 14, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Tom Friedman

    Tom Friedman: What Does Being Right Have to Do With It?

    N.Y. Times columnist Tom Friedman, speaking on CNN, doesn’t seem to see the problem in his having been spectacularly wrong on almost every major Iraq-related issue for the past four years.

    Posted on Jun 13, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Mr. Fish Animation

    Mr. Fish: Democrats Craft a Winning Strategy

    By Mr. Fish

    Watch an original animated short by Mr. Fish on the Democratic Party’s new secret weapon for winning back the hearts and minds of the American public.

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    Posted on Jun 13, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN    


    Jesus Camp

    God’s Army of 6-Year-Olds

    A prize-winning documentary called “Jesus Camp” chronicles the experiences of children as young as 6 who attend a summer camp to become the next Billy Graham. Truly sickening scene from the trailer: An adult pastor thunders at the children: “Had it been in the Old Testament, Harry Potter would have been put to death…. Warlocks are enemies of God.”

  • Unofficial trailer
  • American Prospect article on the phenomenon
  • Interview with the ‘Harry Potter’ pastor
  • Synopsis of the film

  • Posted on Jun 12, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Fox News host and hate monger

    Fox News Host Shouts Down Hate Speech

    Watch as Fox host Julie Banderas drowns out a vile anti-gay hatemonger. (Sort of a straw-man target, to be sure, but it’s nice to see Fox News on the correct side of the cultural divide for a change. (Video hoster: Johnny Dollar’s Place.)

    Posted on Jun 12, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Tom DeLay says goodbye

    In Goodbye Address, DeLay Attacks Colleagues

    On his way out the door, the disgraced lawmaker took some parting shots at liberals: “If conservatives don?t stand up to liberalism, no one will.” (Also: Some Democrats walked out on the speech.)

    Posted on Jun 10, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Rahm Emmanuel

    Rahm Emanuel to Republicans: Does Ann Coulter Speak for You?

    We usually don’t like drawing attention to the hateful Coulter, but Rep. Emanuel’s condemnation of the arch-conservative pundit shouldn’t be missed.

    Posted on Jun 9, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


    Jon Stewart and Bill Bennett

    Stewart Spars With Bennett Over Gay Marriage

    The “Daily Show” host revealed conservative author Bill Bennett as being intellectually bankrupt in his opposition to gay marriage. (Satisfying: Bennett acknowledged that his side has lost the debate.)

    Posted on Jun 7, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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