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Jello-man

Wen you read about all the stories about Bill Cosby that went uncovered, you understand just how easy it is to get away with shit in America if you’re rich and famous.

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Oh sure, we all remember this. I think that’s why I got wiretapped by the Bushies — I was interviewed in the Philadelphia Inquirer right before the war started, and I called Bush et al “war criminals”. I know that doesn’t sound so unusual now, but most people were cowed into silence and saying things […]

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Gay gay gay!

This is a textbook example of just how crazy and/or shameless wingnuts are. Here we have gun-loving Larry Pratt prattling on about “sexual perversion” when he’s got a face that just screams “closet queen” (amirite?) and a so-called talk show shouter who says Obama is gay-married to a Muslim. Note the phallic nature of the […]

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On Democracy Now! AMY GOODMAN: Phil, you, after your legendary career, what, 29 years on The Phil Donahue Show, you came back and were a—continued to broadcast on MSNBC, prime-time slot, right before the invasion of Iraq. You were the most popular show on MSNBC at the time. And then right before the war, you […]

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I’ve said it before: Rolling Stone is the only major publication digging into these stories. If you can afford it, buy a subscription. And now Matt Taibbi is back with a huge bombshell of a story: The main witness in the JPMorgan Chase settlement is breaking her gag order! She tried to stay quiet, she […]

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Kevin Drum on the terrible media coverage of the wingnut wack jobs: There are several things going on here, all of them related: As Ornstein says, once a campaign narrative gets locked in stone, it guides all subsequent coverage, regardless of whether it really fits all the facts. For some reason, conservatives get a pass […]

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Awww

Tom Magliozzi, of Click and Clack, the Tappett Brothers, has died. He was 77.

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That Harvard study?

The one that said millenials were more likely to turn out and vote Republican? Here’s what Kos has to say: Here’s the actual study: While more 18- to 29- year-olds (50 percent-43 percent) surveyed in the IOP’s fall 2014 poll would prefer that Congress be controlled by Democrats instead of Republicans, the numbers improve dramatically […]

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R.I.P.

Ben Bradlee, 93.

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I have to admit, I didn’t even bother reading the article praising Obama when that issue came in the mail — because Krugman, of all people, should know better. (Once Matt Taibbi left, I figured Jann Wenner would have to justify the magazine’s all-out push for Obama in the 2007 primaries.) Turns out I wasn’t […]

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