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Jesse Jackson apology

Jesse Jackson Backpedals on Obama Comment

The Rev. Jesse Jackson quickly switched to damage-control mode Wednesday after Fox News picked up a “crude” and “private” comment that Jackson made about Barack Obama when he thought wasn’t being recorded. Multiple updates.

Posted on Jul 9, 2008 READ MORE


Clinton Regrets ‘White Americans’ Remark

Hillary Clinton tells Wolf Blitzer that Rep. Charles Rangel was “probably right” about her recent comment to USA Today. Clinton had argued that white voters seemed to prefer her lately. Rangel called that statement “the dumbest thing.”

Posted on May 14, 2008 READ MORE

The Situation Rooms

Posted on Apr 29, 2008 READ MORE    


Clinton Slams Obama, CNN Slams Clinton

CNN’s political panel takes Hillary Clinton to task over what Jeffrey Toobin calls her “ridiculous” and “embarrassing” attack on Barack Obama’s comment that some Americans are bitter about federal mishandling of the economy. And when John McCain’s criticism of the Obama comment comes up, Jack Cafferty nearly blows a gasket.

Posted on Apr 11, 2008 READ MORE

Pelosi and Reid

Choosing for Us

There’s an ugly possibility out there: The Democratic race could be so close it would be decided by the 796 super delegates (governors, members of Congress and the like) and not the people who voted and caucused. Party Chairman Howard Dean says he will do everything possible to avoid such a turn of events and Democratic strategists mostly agree that it would be a disaster for the party, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended the super delegate notion to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Thursday.

Posted on Feb 7, 2008 READ MORE

Blitzer and Romney

Romney Hazy on Torture Definition

CNN’s ubiquitous anchor Wolf Blitzer point-blanked Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney last weekend about what exactly constitutes torture and whether techniques like waterboarding are ever defensible, but Romney deferred to the popular national security rationale, implying that in “ticking time bomb” circumstances, a president may elect to use certain unpopular techniques.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008 READ MORE

Ron Paul

Paul: U.S. Should Keep Its Nose Out of Pakistan

When point-blanked by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer about how he would handle the current situation in Pakistan, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul blasted U.S. alignment with “military dictator” Pervez Musharraf and accused Washington of fostering unrest among anti-U.S. factions in Pakistan by setting up a “puppet government.”  Rep. Paul was on Thursday’s “Situation Room.”

Posted on Dec 28, 2007 READ MORE

Benazir Bhutto
AP photo / Mohammed Javed

Who Killed Benazir Bhutto?

As Benazir Bhutto’s body was laid to rest Friday, the mystery about her murder remained unresolved, and outbursts of violence rippled throughout Pakistan in reaction to her death.  Members of her political party said security lapses made her an easy target, while an official of Pervez Musharraf’s government claimed she sustained a fatal wound when she struck her head as she ducked inside her armored vehicle.  Of course, al-Qaida is on the short list of suspects in Bhutto’s assassination.

Posted on Dec 28, 2007 READ MORE

Democrats in Iowa
AP photo / Charlie Niebergall

Gore Vidal on the Democratic Debate Debacle

Whither Dennis Kucinich?  If the powers that be at CNN and a certain Iowa news outlet (attention: Des Moines Register) thought that elbowing Kucinich out of the most recent Democratic presidential debate would slip by unnoticed, Gore Vidal is more than ready to disabuse them of that notion.

Posted on Dec 18, 2007 READ MORE


Carter Has Had Enough

Jimmy Carter was en fuego during a chat with Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday, blasting the Bush administration for torturing people, the GOP candidates for racing to the fringe and Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for refusing to commit to a full withdrawal of troops from Iraq.

Posted on Oct 10, 2007 READ MORE

moore and colbert

Michael Moore and Stephen Colbert, Strange Bedfellows

You knew it was only a matter of time before the Michael Moore “SiCKO” publicity train rumbled into Colbert Station.  In this clip, Stephen Colbert faces off with the dogged documentarian (via “satellite,” thanks to the faux host’s Blitzer-esque distancing technique) about the American healthcare system, only to discover that he and Moore share at least one thing:  a pronounced dislike of CNN.

Posted on Jul 20, 2007 READ MORE

CNN’s Iraq Reporter Warns of White House Spin

Could the Bush administration be invoking the ominous specter of al-Qaida—and suggesting the extremist group is gathering strength and preparing to strike—for political reasons?  CNN’s Baghdad correspondent Michael Ware says Americans should watch out for rhetorical sleight of hand from the White House concerning the current threat level and the newly unveiled National Intelligence Estimate.

Posted on Jul 18, 2007 READ MORE

McCain and Obama

Obama vs. McCain

It looks like the two senators have decided to skip their respective primaries and run against each other directly on the “Situation Room.” In all fairness, this isn’t a feud so much as John McCain sniping at Barack Obama’s airtime with e-mail.

Posted on Apr 19, 2007 READ MORE

Blitzer and Cheney

Blitzer Fires Back at Lynne Cheney

Responding to an earlier interview in which the vice president’s wife ludicrously attacked his patriotism, Wolf Blitzer defiantly defended himself in the form of a rare, first-person statement to the viewing public.

Posted on Oct 30, 2006 READ MORE

Weekly collage

Weekly Video Roundup

This week’s slew of Truthdig-flavored videos includes two (gasp!) conservatives: Andrew Sullivan and Dennis Miller. Please listen to what they have to say—even if only to sharpen your debating skills. Also check out Robert Scheer on North Korea and Iran and Wolf Blitzer humiliating a GOP’er over Foleygate.

Posted on Oct 13, 2006 READ MORE

Wolf Blitzer and Patrick McHenry

Blizter Humiliates GOP Rep. McHenry

Wolf Blitzer made GOP Rep. Patrick McHenry look foolish on CNN by exposing McHenry’s baseless charges that Democrats were orchestrating Foleygate. (It’s actually a “Daily Show” clip, and Stewart nails it, too.)

Posted on Oct 12, 2006 READ MORE

Bill Maher

Bill Maher Almost Defends Foley

Maher makes the good point that in a less sexually repressed society, Mark Foley could have come out of the closet a long time ago.

Posted on Oct 5, 2006 READ MORE

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