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Samantha Bee: Have We Come to Demand ‘Meaningless Campaign Coverage’ From Our Media? (Video)

A furious “Full Frontal” host returned from a break to rail against NBC’s Matt Lauer and the rest of the members of the mass media who are failing to ask tough questions during the 2016 presidential election campaign.

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Cast Your Vote: Which Topic Most Needs to Be Addressed in the First Presidential Debate?

This week gave Americans a sneak peek at the upcoming presidential debate, and Truthdig wants to know what you think is being left out of the political dialogue.

Posted on Sep 10, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump Lacks Sense or Sensibility

The Republican nominee may be the most dangerously ignorant major-party presidential candidate in history.

Posted on Sep 9, 2016 READ MORE


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Posted on Sep 9, 2016 ENLARGE



Commander-in-Chief Forum Panned as Colossal Failure of Journalism

NBC hosted a presidential spectacle aboard a retired aircraft carrier on Wednesday night. It did not go well.

Posted on Sep 8, 2016 READ MORE



NBC’s Presidential Forum Continued the Shameful Corporate Coverage of the Great American Meltdown

It was a wretched performance by both the network and nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, full of fluff and posturing and “Alice in Wonderland” statements of policy—along with an almost complete derogation of authority by the anchors.

Posted on Sep 8, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Comes Predictably Prepared, Trump Swaggers but Falters at Commander-in-Chief Forum

The former secretary of state spoke haltingly but had clearly rehearsed her answers. Meanwhile, Trump initially demonstrated that it’s possible to swagger sitting down, but he came up short in his responses to crucial questions about his preparedness—and about Russian President Vladimir Putin. Updated

Posted on Sep 7, 2016 READ MORE



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Ryan Backpedals on GM Plant Closure Remark (Video)

The VP nominee claims he wasn’t blaming President Obama during his Republican National Convention speech for a GM plant closure that happened while George W. Bush was still president.

Posted on Sep 4, 2012 READ MORE


‘Daily Show’: On Palin’s ‘Today’ Show Infiltration

How are we to process the media-made spectacle that was Sarah Palin’s cameo on Tuesday’s “Today” show? Do we care? Not really, but it does make good material for Jon Stewart and his “Daily Show” cohorts, particularly the hilarious John Oliver, who has the entertaining (if alarming) task of interviewing Palin’s fans outside 30 Rock.

Posted on Apr 4, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN


Tales From the Clink With Julian Assange

Julian Assange, embattled WikiLeaks founder and international man of mystery, took a moment Friday to check in with Matt Lauer on “Today” and dispense such enigmatic gems as this description of his recent legal battle: “It is not the beginning of the end; rather, it is merely the end of the beginning.” 

Posted on Dec 17, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


W’s Top Reads: The Bible, WSJ

So, in his hype-o-matic interview with George W. Bush, “Today Show” talker Matt Lauer gets a glimpse of the former president’s post-White House lifestyle. Hey, he has an iPad! All the better for reading the word of the Lord and Rupert Murdoch—not necessarily in that order.

Posted on Nov 8, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


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Bristol Palin on Bringing Up Baby

It’s definitely “do as I say, not as I do” material, but Bristol Palin showed up on NBC’s “Today” show Wednesday morning with dad Todd and baby Tripp in an effort to prevent other teenagers from becoming parents before they’re ready. Matt Lauer snuck in a question about babydaddy Levi Johnston, but Bristol totally wasn’t having it.

Posted on May 6, 2009 WATCH & LISTEN


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Sarah Palin Talks About 2012

We’ll let the governor speak for herself: “If there is an open door in ‘12 or four years later, and if it is something that is going to be good for my family, for my state, for my nation, an opportunity for me, then I’ll plow through that door.” Updated

Posted on Nov 11, 2008 READ MORE


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