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The naysayers are still trying to undercut the importance of what Snowden did, but most people get it: Edward Snowden didn’t win a Pulitzer on Monday, but he might as well have. In a move certain to be interpreted as a vindication of the former government contractor’s efforts, the Pulitzer Prize Board on Monday awarded […]

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They’re so ingenious, aren’t they? There was no stronger pro-merger witness at Wednesday’s Senate hearing on the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal than University of Pennsylvania Law School Professor Christopher Yoo. A well-known professor of law, communications and information science, Yoo told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee the $45 billion merger wouldn’t jeopardize competition […]

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Of missing persons

I got to hang out yesterday with an old friend I haven’t seen in a while, and he informed me that a mutual acquaintance (a newspaper editor we both knew, someone who was married to a friend) has been missing for a year. His car was found parked near the Golden Gate bridge and it’s […]

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Double standard

Remember what I said about MSNBC not really being a liberal station? The MSNBC double standard is on full display as the network made Ed Schultz cancel an appearance at a Democratic fundraiser, but is allowing Joe Scarborough to speak at a Republican cash grab. In December of 2013, Ed Schultz was scheduled to be […]

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Isn’t it? I didn’t expect this: Overriding intense Republican opposition, the Democratic leaders of the Federal Communications Commission voted Monday to crack down on media consolidation. The new rules bar multiple broadcast TV stations in the same market from sharing a single advertising staff. Democratic FCC officials argue that major TV companies around the country […]

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11 years ago today

We “won” the war as Baghdad fell! Bookmark It

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The fact that James O’Keefe was ever considered a credible news source deeply disturbs me: A Texas judge dismissed a complaint based on claims from a video produced by conservative fabulist James O’Keefe after special prosecutors ripped the video as “little more than a canard and political disinformation.” In February, O’Keefe and his Project Veritas […]

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Hah

Even Jon Hamm got rejected, once upon a time! Bookmark It

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ROFLMAO

I got banned from the WSJ comments “community” for commenting on this– Charles Koch’s whine about freedom, and how everybody’s picking on him. Ironic, don’t ya think? I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before, but in case you missed it: The Kochs are Birchers. (Their father was one of the founders of the John Birch Society, […]

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Cool commercial

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