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Donald Trump Opens Up to ‘Dishonest’ Media With Meetings On and Off the Record

Breaking the mold as president-elect, Trump forgoes traditional news conferences in favor of private sessions with network executives, TV anchors and journalists at The New York Times.

Posted on Nov 22, 2016 READ MORE


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Bernie Sanders Booed by House Democrats in Closed Session

In a private meeting Wednesday, House Democrats took the Vermont senator to task for deflecting questions regarding his delay in endorsing Hillary Clinton.

Posted on Jul 6, 2016 READ MORE


Larry Wilmore Holds Nothing Back in Roast of Obama, Politicians and Media

The comic showed he was willing to take on anyone, regardless of power or fame—and also regardless of audience reaction.

Posted on May 2, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Has Malibu’s Kelp Been Contaminated by the Fukushima Spill?

Scientists will begin testing California’s prized kelp for radiation; a former TSA agent spills the agency’s secrets; and Bernie Sanders squashes Michele Bachmann in a debate on “The Situation Room.” These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Feb 1, 2014 READ MORE



Warren Rips Bank Regulators, McConnell Secretly Recorded, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including why Dick Cheney says the U.S. is in “deep do do” and Bernie Sanders and Grover Norquist spar over President Obama’s awful budget.

Posted on Apr 11, 2013 READ MORE



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Does Sanjay Gupta Fit the Bill at MedPage Today? (Video)

The medical news service has a reputation for getting facts about American health care right, but its newest contributor, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, does not.

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Republicans Angry About Tax Hike, Krugman on the Fiscal Deal, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the House vote on the fiscal cliff deal Tuesday night and President Obama marks the 150th anniversary of one of the most famous presidential proclamations. (UPDATED)

Posted on Jan 1, 2013 READ MORE



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Romney Plays His Trump Card

Donald Trump has said he would be “open” to accepting a Cabinet post if Mitt Romney becomes president. Don’t laugh.

Posted on May 31, 2012 READ MORE



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Paging Dr. Paul: The Sickness Is in the System

Taking personal responsibility for one’s own health is an artful dodge that suggests the government has no responsibility to provide health care to its population. It is an ideological mantra that health insurance company PR spinmeisters relentlessly front-load to the public via the stenographic mainstream media.

Posted on Oct 19, 2011 READ MORE



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Wolf Blitzer’s Panic Room

“The Situation Room” is a familiar venue for the kind of hysteria and nonsense that has become the hallmark of television news, so it comes as no surprise that host Wolf Blitzer and a cohort of CNN’s loudest Chicken Littles have declared Social Security at “the final tipping point” and “broke” despite $2.5 trillion in reserves and a bright future.

Posted on Aug 11, 2010 READ MORE


Girl Raised From Birth by Wolf Blitzer

The Onion has a little fun at the expense of CNN’s situational anchor and his “colorless monotone.”

Posted on Jul 14, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN



Biden Watersports Don’t Inspire Confidence in the Media

What to make of elite journalists trading their quills and cameras for water guns and a few laughs with the White House subjects they’re supposed to be covering? Glenn Greenwald writes that “all of this just helpfully reveals what our nation’s leading ‘journalists’ really are: desperate worshipers ...” (continued)

Posted on Jun 7, 2010 READ MORE


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Zooming In on the Year’s Biggest Hoax

Who are these people? I am not referring to the pathetic parents of “Balloon Boy,” whose fake drama I have been unable to escape while on the treadmill this week, thanks to my gym’s insistence on tuning its flat-screen TVs to Wolf Blitzer’s nonstop self-parody.

Posted on Oct 21, 2009 READ MORE


Congressman: Republicans Are ‘Knuckle-Dragging Neanderthals’

Rep. Alan Grayson, the congressman who said the Republican health care plan is for Americans to die quicker, tells Wolf Blitzer and friends what’s up: “Democrats have to have guts. And now we have to have the guts to take the majority that the American people have given us and do something with it.”

Posted on Oct 1, 2009 WATCH & LISTEN


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Rice: ‘Pakistan Has a Responsibility to Act’

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice paid a visit to CNN’s “Late Edition” on Sunday to talk with Wolf Blitzer about the tense situation between Pakistan and India. “We are awaiting action,” Rice told Blitzer, hours before Monday’s news that action on Pakistan’s part apparently had started.

Posted on Dec 8, 2008 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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Zakaria Calls Palin ‘Utterly Unqualified’ for VP Post

Calling Sarah Palin’s recent interview with CBS anchor Katie Couric “the last straw,” Newsweek editor and columnist Fareed Zakaria tells Wolf Blitzer on Monday’s episode of “The Situation Room” that it’s not a matter of Palin not giving the right answer when faced with a complex question about the economy or foreign policy, “it’s that she clearly does not understand the question.”

Posted on Sep 29, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


Daily Show

‘Daily Show’: Stephanopolous Sweet-Talks ‘Adorable’ McCain

Hey everyone, John McCain has his own controversial preacher on his team!  And look, he’s not wearing a flag pin on his lapel either!  These points weren’t driven home by media types like George Stephanopolous, whom Jon Stewart accuses of taking a ride on the “Sweet Talk Express” instead of giving McCain a proper grilling.

Posted on Apr 25, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


Howard Dean

Dean to Superdelegates: Decide Now

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean is putting pressure on superdelegates to let their presidential preferences be known well before this summer’s convention—partly for logistical reasons, and also to let the healing begin. 

Posted on Apr 18, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN


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Michael Moore Rips Into CNN’s Wolf Blitzer

“SiCKO” director Michael Moore opens up a can of whoop-ass on CNN’s “The Situation Room” (our sincerest apologies to those with delicate sensibilities, but there’s just no other way to put it), giving host Wolf Blitzer and resident MD/one-time “embedded journalist” Dr. Sanjay Gupta quite a dressing-down in a must-see live TV moment.

Posted on Jul 9, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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CNN: Gonzales the ‘Weasel’

Wow. CNN’s Jack Cafferty really doesn’t like Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. After calling him the definition of a “weasel,” Cafferty asked America whether the AG should resign. Surprisingly (or not), CNN didn’t get one e-mail saying Gonzales should stay.

Posted on Mar 19, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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