Category: "Media & the Blogosphere"

Is the media turning on Obama?

If ponies rode men and grass ate cows, And cats were chased into holes by the mouse … If summer were spring and the other way round, Then all the world would be upside down. Once in a long while, an event evokes one of my favorite historical… more »

Taliban complains of media bias

THIS would be laugh-out-loud funny if it weren't likely to lead to bloodshed and death. In the meantime, can you imagine the difference in the behavior of American "mainstream" media if the American right were in fact as mean and nasty and violent as… more »

I thought only Bain did that

Google, the omnipresent web search and advertising company, purchased Motorola Mobility (the cell phone division of that venerable electronics company), in May of this year for about $12.5 billion. (The deal was originally announced in August, 2011, but… more »

Paul Ryan, the Catfish-Wrestling Cult Leader

How nice of the New York Times to start their latest front-page Republican hit piece, this time against House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, by describing him as something like an anarchist, OCD, catfish-grabbing redneck cult leader, with other… more »

Watching AttackWatch Attacks

You have to hand it to the Obama Administration when it comes to consistency: They are singularly skilled when it comes to refusing to learn from their own failures. No, I’m not talking about their cult-like belief in “green jobs” despite a mountain of… more »

Can't you take a joke?

The problem with Michele Bachmann's quip that the recent Virginia-centered earthquake and Hurricane Irene were a political message from god is not that she made a joke. It's that the media wasn't sure whether it was a joke, and perhaps, not least… more »

No media bias here!

Before going further, let me say that as Denver Post political reporters go, I like Allison Sherry.  I know that certain Republican operatives think she was (very) biased toward Michael Bennet during the recent US Senate campaign, and I don't have… more »

Krista Kafer: End federal funding for "public broadcasting"

In this "online only" opinion column, Krista Kafer (guest-hosting for me this evening on Backbone Radio as I take care of my wife who seems to have picked up a nasty bug on her flight home from Australia) explains why she, as a fan of and contributor to… more »

Juan Williams: Defund NPR

Juan Williams, although he might be out for a little revenge, nevertheless has a particularly good perspective from which to think about federal funding of NPR.  His call today for ending federal funding of NPR is most welcome, but probably won't sway… more »

Defending Larry Kudlow

There was a tempest in a teapot on Monday after Larry Kudlow commented that "The human toll here looks to be much worse than the economic toll and we can be grateful for that." What annoyed me most about the story was that it reached my mother who, not… more »
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