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Colbert and O'Reilly

Colbert vs. O’Reilly

Stephen Colbert appeared on “The O’Reilly Factor” on Jan. 20 and had this to say to his inspiration: “You know what I hate about people who criticize you? They criticize what you say, but they never give you credit for how loud you say it.”
Update: Watch O’Reilly on the Colbert Report

Posted on Jan 19, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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Colbert Forces Conservative Author to Stand By His Title

While out on the warm and fuzzy interview circuit, right-wing authors far too often get away with making an outrageous claim without so much as a legitimate follow-up question. In this clip, Stephen Colbert refuses to let his guest, Dinesh D’Souza, back away from the assertion that tolerance and liberals are in some way responsible for 9/11.

Posted on Jan 18, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews Drops the S-Bomb

Chris Matthews really stuck it to the hawks on Wednesday’s “Hardball”: “If you want America to be a hegemonic power in the Middle East, you’re out of step with the American people. We’re not going to fight it out with Iran for the next 30 years to see who the big s***—I’m sorry—the big name is on the block.”
(h/t: Think Progress)

Posted on Jan 17, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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LonelyDem Sends Up LonelyGirl

Check out the video that’s burning up the progressive blogosphere: It’s a clever satire from the folks who brought you the hilarious Rush Limbaugh - Michael J. Fox spoof.

Posted on Jan 17, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Torture on '24'

‘24’ Makes the Case for Torture

Jon Wiener at The Nation explores the dangerously simplistic view of torture depicted in Fox TV’s “24.” (In this scene from season 3, Jack Bauer tortures a terrorist by preparing to kill his daughter.)

Posted on Jan 17, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Bill Moyers

Bill Moyers on Net Neutrality’s Motley Crew

At a media reform conference in Memphis, the PBS newsman applauded the coalition-building skills of the architects of the Net Neutrality movement. “Who would have imagined that sitting together in the same democratic broadband pew would be the Christian Coalition, Gun Owners of America, Common Cause and MoveOn.org?”

Posted on Jan 17, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Rumsfeld and Saddam

Saddam’s American Allies

Former “60 Minutes” producer and author Barry Lando connects the dots between Saddam Hussein and his American backers in this powerful documentary.
(h/t: BarryLando)

Posted on Jan 17, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


Barack Obama

Barack Obama: Why I Want to Be President

Democratic Illinois Sen. (and relative political newcomer) Barack Obama on Tuesday announced the formation of a presidential exploratory committee. In this video, he explains his motivations. Money quote: “I certainly didn’t expect to find myself in this position a year ago.”

  • N.Y. Times coverage

  • Posted on Jan 16, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


    Dan Gilbert

    The Misguided Pursuit of Happiness

    In this TED conference speech, Harvard super-psychologist Dan Gilbert explains why we humans are so notoriously bad at predicting what will make us happy. Fascinating stuff. Also: The TED page has a wealth of other great talks.

    Posted on Jan 16, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


    Condi Rice

    Boxer’s Actual Comments to Rice

    The McLaughlin Group chews over Barbara Boxer’s mythical “attack” on Condoleezza Rice in this clip. The right has tried to paint the senator’s comments as an ad hominem diatribe, but here’s what she actually said… (h/t: BradBlog)

    Posted on Jan 16, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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