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You Dumb Fucker! Michael Steele, "I'm the Cow on the Tracks"

Thursday, October 15, 2009

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Stewart Blasts GOPers Who Opposed Franken's Anti-Rape Legislation

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U.S. Chamber's New Website is Supported by Oil, Tobacco & Health Insurance Ads

By Chris Harris
Media Matters

While seeking to rally the public around "free enterprise," the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's new website features ads from some of America's most notorious industries: oil, tobacco, and health insurance.

An Odd Tactic

Today the U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched a new "free enterprise" campaign to rally the public around its free market solutions.  As shown below, the brand new website prominently features advertisements for the American Petroleum Institute, Altria (a.k.a. Philip Morris tobacco), and WellPoint health insurance.

Highlighting those industries is an odd tactic for the Chamber of Commerce as it seeks to win over the public.

What's next, ads for asbestos producers?




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Odd Couple: Rep. Cantor Touts Union Opposition to Baucus Bill

By Matt Finkelstein
Media Matters

It's not every day that a top Republican flaunts his agreement with labor unions.  But as First Read reports, that's exactly what Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) did earlier today.

Speaking to reporters after the GOP's weekly caucus meeting, the second-ranking House Republican attempted to put a populist spin on his opposition to the Senate Finance Committee's health care reform bill, which passed yesterday, by noting that unions also oppose the legislation:
On a day where the GOP sought to focus on the economy, Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) delivered the party line on the recently passed Baucus bill regarding healthcare reform in the Senate.

"The Baucus Bill has passed we got groups, members of both sides of the aisle and the other body, groups such as the unions running full page ads against the bill, warning Americans that this bill will add to their healthcare cost."
What Cantor fails to note, of course, is the chief reason why many unions oppose the Baucus Bill -- it doesn't have a public option.  According to Bloomberg, the unions running the ad "want Congress to create a so-called public option, a government health plan that would compete with private insurers, and to require that almost all employers provide health care or contribute to a fund subsidizing coverage." Cantor, on the other hand, not only opposes such an option, but he continues to falsely insist that the American people don't want it....(Remainder.)

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HLN's Joy Behar Interviews Rep Barney Frank About Gay Rights & Health Reform

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The Last Thing We Should Do Is Wait

By Joe Somonese
Human Rights Campaign


Between President Obama’s speech at the HRC National Dinner on Saturday night and the inspiring crowd of pro-equality marchers who gathered at the Capitol on Sunday, it was quite a weekend. In my mind, it all reflected the undeniable fact that we in the LGBT community and our allies have a new-found energy and focus on what needs to be done to achieve the equality we’ve been promised and that we deserve.  Of course, we are not a community that sees everything through the same lens (and thank goodness for that!), so there have been nearly as many different views of what really went down this weekend as there were people marching past the White House. With this in mind, I want to address some of the issues people have been discussing and talk about how I see us all moving forward.

Perhaps the biggest surprise for me was the reaction some people had to my comment that on the last day of President Obama’s term, we will be able to look back on many accomplishments in LGBT rights. I still find it hard to believe that anyone thought I was saying that we should be content to wait patiently for our equality. What I said—and what I believe in my heart—is just the opposite.

We all worked hard to elect a President who supports our rights and now that we’re in a position to make change happen, the last thing we should do is wait.  Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and DOMA are still on the books and an inclusive ENDA has yet to become law.  Real families are left without protections and people living with HIV and AIDS aren’t getting the care they need.  Students are being bullied in school because they’re different and bi-national couples are treated like they’ve never met.  While we’ve started to turn the tide, it’s clear that our community has a lot of reasons to be angry and impatient, and I’m thankful to the tens of thousands who joined us in Washington this weekend to demand a change....(Remainder.)

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HLN's Joy Behar Interviews Queen "Birther" Orly Taitz

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The Daily Show Covers the National Equality March

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Judge Refuses to Toss Suit Challenging Prop. 8

By Bob Egelko
San Francisco Chronicle


SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal judge in San Francisco refused Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit challenging California's Proposition 8, the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, and ordered a trial on whether the measure denies fundamental rights to gays and lesbians.

Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker has said repeatedly that a trial is needed to resolve disputes that may determine the measure's constitutionality, so Wednesday's ruling did not surprise either side.

But the breadth of his decision was a boost for gay rights advocates, who argue that Prop. 8 unconstitutionally discriminates against gays, is rooted in anti-homosexual bias and violates the right to marry the partner of one's choice.

Walker left all those issues on the table, rejecting arguments by Prop. 8's sponsors that higher courts had already resolved them. Among the questions to be answered, he said from the bench, is "whether Prop. 8 was passed with discriminatory intent."...(Remainder.)

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President Obama Observes Diwali

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Um...What? Fox's #1 Dipshit, Beck, Unveils Some Kinda Red Phone for Anita Dunn

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Fox Whines That White House 'Attacks' Confuse News With Opinion — in a 'News Story' That Gives Only One Side

By David Neiwert
Crooks and Liars


As we mentioned, the folks at Fox News were all up in arms yesterday about Anita Dunn's scathing commentary in which she pointed out the cold truth: Fox News has become a propaganda arm of the Republican Party. In fact, the outraged howls could be heard on every Fox program yesterday (except Shep Smith's).

Fox's chief defense is that the White House is confusing its opinion shows with its news coverage. It ran one such "news story" outlining the "attacks" by the White House on Fox, which included the following fine whine from Fox News Senior Vice President Michael Clemente:
"It's astounding the White House cannot distinguish between news and opinion programming. It seems self-serving on their part."
Actually, the White House is not alone. Indeed, anyone watching Fox News throughout the day will suffer much of the same confusion.

Fox is trying to pretend that only on its "opinion shows" such as Glenn Beck, The O'Reilly Factor, and Hannity is there free-ranging criticism of President Obama and his administration. But that's a load of hooey....(Remainder.)

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Bill O'Reilly Claims, 'There Was No Cheerleading of President Bush on this Network'

By David Neiwert
Crooks and Liars

Bill O'Reilly was helping lead the chorus of whining that erupted on Fox News yesterday in response to Anita Dunn speaking the truth about their right-wing propaganda operation.

He opened with a Talking Points Memo segment attacking Dunn and the White House. He wrapped it up with a series of claims that could only have been uttered by someone who's pathologically delusional:
Finally, Ms. Dunn is seeing the world through the prism of the other media, like NBC News and CNN. By all accounts, those networks favored Barack Obama over John McCain, and NBC actually promoted the president's candidacy and continues to give him excellent coverage.

So by that measure, Fox News is indeed troublesome to the White House. But our hard news coverage is fair and balanced. Again, if somebody doesn't believe that, let's see the evidence because bloviating walks.
Oy. Where to begin. Over the years, there's been a mountain of evidence amassed -- both here at C&L as well as such sites as Media Matters and ThinkProgress -- demonstrating Fox News' extraordinary right-wing bias, and its utter lack of anything approaching fairness or balance. Indeed, Fox's adoption of the phrase "fair and balanced" has transformed it into a popular reference to up-is-down Newspeak....(Remainder.)

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Bill O’Reilly Believes Jesus Guided Evolution And It’s Fascism When Teachers Don’t Mention It!

By Priscilla
News Hounds

You just can't make this stuff up! Bill O'Reilly, an educated person, supports the teaching of "Intelligent Design" in our tax payer funded public schools. But then, this is Fox News which plays to those whose seek to impose their Christian theology on those Americans who, like the Founders, don't believe that religion has any business in the publicly funded square. Obviously, Bill, as a religious person (ROFLMAO!!!), is entitled to his opinion and, based on his interview with atheist Richard Dawkins, it's a strange one. While the discussion was "fair and balanced" in that O'Reilly took one side of the argument, it was noteworthy in its revelation of O'Reilly's "Christian" zealotry which, looking at his political views, personal history of unrepentant sexual harassment, lies, voyeurism, and personal attacks, seems hypocritical at best and delusional at worst. Fasten your seatbelts, we're in for a bumpy ride!!

O'Reilly introduced last week's interview by describing Richard Dawkins as "a committed atheist whose new book says that evolution should be taught to every child and faith based beliefs, like intelligent design, are hooey." Bill couldn't suppress a little sneer at the conclusion of his comment. O'Reilly began by saying how that when they last spoke, he and Dawkins discussed Dawkin's last book," The God Delusion" which, according to O'Reilly's "interpretation," is based on "atheism is good and those of us who believe are kind of sappy." Bill showed a part of the interview where he told Dawkins that he "was throwing in with Jesus" because atheists can't tell him "how it all got here." After Dawkins said that science is making great progress, O'Reilly said that until they can figure it out, he's "sticking with Judeo Christian philosophy." Back to the present with Bill proclaiming that he believes in "creative design" (uh, does he mean "intelligent design?") and following this up with "I believe in evolution" (are you confused? I was!) "but I think it was overseen by a higher power…because you guys haven't figured it all out..." (Does Bill realize that "ID" is really repackaged creationism which denies evolution?) Dawkins got in an "oh, snap" moment when he said that is was "a most extraordinary leap of logic to say that because science can't answer a question, you're going to throw in your lot with Jesus." Meanwhile, saccharine and garish pictures of Jesus were played across the screen.) Dawkins said that there is no real evidence "that Jesus did it either while science is actually working on the problem."Bill claimed that "science doesn't advance the human condition in any moralistic way and Jesus did" (Oh, really? Polio vaccines and other drugs that alleviate human suffering?) In an astounding and amazing ROFLMAO moment, Bill said that "if everyone followed the teachings of Jesus" (probably not a loofah fan) "that we'd have peace on earth" (pictures of Jesus, including a very Catholic "Sacred Heart" crowned Jesus, in background) "love your brother, everybody love on another…" (WTF? O'Reilly hates his "brother" if he's liberal, gay, or non-Christian) But then, good Catholic Bill says that he's "not 100% sure that Jesus is God…" but he "chooses to believe that" (WTF!) After Dawkins referenced Bill's "muddled" thought process, Bill said he didn't think his belief system "contradicted science" and that he can point to a "higher power" in his life (more images of Jesus and the cross were shown.) Bill, ever the victim, said that "you guys seem to look down on believers." (Wonder if Bill has any Jews in his audience and what they think about Jesus' role in evolution?)...(Remainder.)

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GOP Uses ACORN to Fight Bank Redlining Law

By Sharon Theimer and Pete Yost
Associated Press via The Huffington Post


WASHINGTON — Conservative Republicans are capitalizing on the troubles of community activist group ACORN – ranging from charges of voter registration fraud to embarrassing videos of its employees – to revive their long-standing fight against a federal law that grades banks on their investments in poor and minority neighborhoods.

The 1977 Community Reinvestment Act was intended to end redlining, a practice in which banks in effect walled off many inner-city neighborhoods from mortgage loans. But some GOP lawmakers say it has outlived its purpose and is being used inappropriately by ACORN to shake down banks for money. They want to repeal the law, scale it back or at least block a Democratic proposal to expand it.

Critics of the law are linking it to ACORN – a subject many Democrats wish would go away – at every opportunity.

"Should we repeal CRA? Absolutely," said Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, a member of the House Financial Services Committee. "Do we have the votes for it today? I seriously doubt that."

Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., also on the committee, has described ACORN's actions under the law as "legalized extortion," contending that the law gave ACORN the power to stall or prevent bank mergers or expansions by filing CRA complaints with regulators.

"In order to avoid these filings, financial institutions would either lower their lending requirements to meet the needs of ACORN associates or they would simply pay out funds to one of the many ACORN-affiliated organizations," Royce wrote in an article posted on his House Web site....(Remainder.)

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Karzai, Bush

By Jeff Danziger
The Huffington Post



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It's About the Priorities, Stupid

By Lady Bunny
The Huffington Post


We already knew that Obama's a riveting speaker. And his joke about opening for Lady Gaga was a surefire hit. But he didn't even give the gays a timeline for his promise to repeal "don't ask, don't tell." Is that all we get from our self-proclaimed "fierce advocate" in the White House? Puh-lease! Besides, all of us gays don't have the same agenda. As an atheist slut, I rank a religious institution like marriage right up there with gay baptism. I'd happily settle for civil unions. They may not have some god's stamp of approval, but this fairy thinks it's time to denounce that dusty old book of fairy tales which is so often held up to denounce us.

And although I support equal rights for everyone including gays, I personally can't comprehend our desire to serve in the military. How could we look at a baseless war for oil like the one in Iraq and think, "I want to go die in something like that"? Yes, we should have the right to serve if we want to, but I just wish we were enlightened enough, as a people with compromised rights ourselves, to respect the rights of Iraqis who we've been murdering for the better part of a decade as part of a war begun by the greatest dunce of a president in our history!

In his address to Sunday's crowd at the mall, Dan Choi, an openly gay first lieutenant facing discharge from military service, repeated the word "love" over and over again. If he's so concerned about love -- other than his own -- why does he want to join a mass, mis-directed killing machine? An ineffective killing machine at that. Dan was one of the few, desperately needed Arabic interpreters in the force so it makes no sense to fire him. Unless the goal isn't to actually ever win the war...(Remainder.)

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Hillary Clinton Speaking in Moscow, Russia

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Palindroning; or the Fine Art of Quitting

By Mark Axelrod
The Huffington Post


Whenever I hear Sarah Palin speak (especially without a script), I'm reminded of John Kennedy's quote at a White House function in which the creme de la creme of Washington society was invited:
I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House--with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.
How far this country has come since Jefferson. To think that Sarah Palin, as well as Republican pundits, may consider herself a viable candidate for the Office of President of the United States begs for some kind of deconstruction especially when one considers her addiction to quitting.

Regardless of the Palinesque rhetoric that quitting is not really quitting just a change in an agenda of "higher calling," her knack for quitting didn't start with quitting as governor of Alaska, but began a long time ago. How long ago? Well, let's begin with college to see where potential President Palin's quitting all started. Though Jefferson only went to one institution (William and Mary), Palin enrolled in 4 different institutions between 1982-1987 before finally graduating with a BA degree in Journalism from the University of Idaho, Moscow in 1987....(Remainder.)

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Loon Watch: Obama Derangement Syndrome Rages On

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US Wants Bunker-Buster Fast, Denies Iran is Reason

By Associated Press
The Raw Story

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon is speeding up delivery of a colossal bomb designed to destroy hidden weapons bunkers buried underground and shielded by 10,000 pounds of reinforced concrete.

Call it Plan B for dealing with Iran, which recently revealed a long-suspected nuclear site deep inside a mountain near the holy city of Qom.

The 15-ton behemoth — called the "massive ordnance penetrator," or MOP — will be the largest non-nuclear bomb in the U.S. arsenal and will carry 5,300 pounds of explosives. The bomb is about 10 times more powerful than the weapon it is designed to replace.

The Pentagon has awarded a nearly $52 million contract to speed up placement of the bomb aboard the B-2 Stealth bomber, and officials say the bomb could be fielded as soon as next summer.

Pentagon officials acknowledge that the new bomb is intended to blow up fortified sites like those used by Iran and North Korea for their nuclear programs, but they deny there is a specific target in mind....(Remainder.)

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Stupid as a Sack of Rat Shit, Beck, Sophomorically Lashes Out at Anita Dunn for Calling Out Fox Noise

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Glenn Beck Idiotically Muses How Much Worse the World Would be if Clusterfox Wasn't Around

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Former Congressman David Bonior Says Limbaugh Doesn't Have a Chance in Hell of Buying NFL Team

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Batcrap Crazy Bachmann Does the Wingnut Reach Around With Glenn Beck

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Giant Talking Pile of Shit, Corsi, Thinks His Insane Ideas Won't Happen Because Teabaggers

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More Blatant Bullshit from Wingnutia, Corsi Says Obama is "Post-American" Whatever the Fuck That Means

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Chris "Daddy Doesn't Want Me" Wallace Thinks Obama is "Apologist in Chief" & Ruining America Overseas

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Incredibly Sexist Chris "I'll Never Be As Good As Daddy" Wallace Thinks NTSB Chair Is a Babe

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The Retarded Baby Jesus Thinks Obama Won Nobel for "Trashing America"

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High School Failure & Complete Jackass Hannity, Thinks Peace Means "Ability to Blow Enemies into Smithereens"

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CNN's Castellanos' Firm is Ad Buyer for AHIP's Anti-Health Care Ad Blitz

By Media Matters

Media Matters for America has obtained evidence that CNN contributor Alex Castellanos' political consulting firm, National Media, is the ad buyer for the insurance industry group America's Health Insurance Plan's (AHIP) new ad blitz attacking Democratic health reform plans. CNN has a responsibility to insure that Castellanos' obvious conflict of interest does not tarnish their future coverage of the health care debate.

According to the detailed ad buy information obtained by Media Matters, Castellanos is responsible for placing, beginning October 11, more than $1 million of AHIP advertising in five states. Castellanos last appeared on CNN September 30; during a debate with Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) on The Situation Room, Castellanos defended Republican health care proposals.

If Castellanos returns to CNN's airwaves to discuss health care, it shouldn't be as a Republican strategist and CNN contributor, but as what he is - an industry spokesman. He shouldn't be arguing against Democratic strategists like Donna Brazile or James Carville, he should be paired off with progressive health care reform advocates like the leaders of Health Care for America Now. And -- it should go without saying - he must be identified as someone who is taking money from the insurance industry....(Remainder.)

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Donny Deutsch Calls Rush Limbaugh a “Douche” On Air

By Logan Murphy
Crooks and Liars


(h/t Think Progress for the video)

Tuesday morning on Morning Joe, CNBC host Donny Deutsch had a few choice words to describe Rush Limbaugh, including "megalomaniac" and a "scary, distasteful human being." He didn't stop there, though. He had another word in mind and let's just say, it wasn't pretty:
Then, a few minutes later, Scarborough and Deutsch discussed Limbaugh's potential part-ownership an NFL team and the comments that led to his departure from ESPN. During the conversation, the audio cut out while Deutsch was talking and Scarborough said, semi-laughing, "...bleeped that out again. Why did you have to do that? Why?" Donny later explained, "I called Rush Limbaugh a feminine hygiene product that starts with a D and sounds like my last name. It was bleeped you can't say that on TV." At the end of the program Mika Brzezinski claimed, "I learned that you can't do a show with Donny without him saying something perverted." Read on...
John Amato has forbidden me from using the "D word" to describe the likes of Limbaugh and Beck for years -- all for the better, no doubt. Should Deutsch have used the word on air? Probably not. Was he right? We report, you decide...(Original.)

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Fox News Chyron: “CLINTON RULES OUT RUN FOR PRES: BAD NEWS FOR OBAMA?”

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MSNBC's Buchanan Calls Obama's Nobel Peace Prize "The Affirmative Action Nobel"

(h/t Media Matters)

From Buchanan's October 13 syndicated column:

The Affirmative Action Nobel

All my life, said Voltaire, I have had but one prayer: "O Lord, make my enemies look ridiculous. And God granted it."

In awarding the Nobel Prize for Peace to Barack Obama, the Nobel committee has just made itself look ridiculous.

Consider. Though they had lead roles in ending a Cold War lasting half a century, between a nuclear-armed Soviet Empire and the West, neither Ronald Reagan nor John Paul II ever got a Nobel Prize.

In 1987, Reagan negotiated the greatest arms reduction treaty in modern time, the INF agreement removing all Soviet SS-20s and all U.S. Pershing and cruise missiles from Europe.

Other than hosting the "Beer Summit" between Sgt. James Crowley of the Cambridge Police and Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, what has Obama done to compare with what these statesmen did to make ours a more peaceful and better world?

What has Obama accomplished to compare with what the other sitting presidents to receive the Nobel Prize accomplished?...(Remainder.)

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Godwin's Law Should be Renamed Beck's Law

This pathetic, weak-minded, festering piece of Nazi excrement can't even get the poem by Pastor Martin Niemöller correct.  I guess a five line poem IS rather difficult to remember.  What a raving lunatic.  Here's what the poem ACTUALLY says:
First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak out for me.

By Media Matters

In recent weeks, Fox News' Glenn Beck has displayed an utterly shameful amount of disrespect toward Jewsish people. Yesterday, Beck compared Fox News to Jews during the Holocaust, imploring journalists at other news networks to "[a]sk yourself this question: When they're done with Fox, and you decide to speak out on something. The old, 'First they came for the Jews, and I wasn't Jewish.'" He went on to add: "Do you really think that this man is then not going to turn on you? That you and your little organization is going to cause him any hesitation at all not to take you out?"

The comments quickly made the rounds on the progressive blogosphere and over at MSNBC. But Beck has employed the analogy on his show before. Back in June, referring to the closures of auto dealerships under the bankruptcy deals of GM and Chrysler, Beck declared:
This is fascism. This is what happens when you merge special interests, corporations, and the government. This is what happens. And if people like you don't take a stand...at some point, you know what poem keeps going through my mind is 'First they came for the Jews.' People, all of us are like, well, this news doesn't really affect me. Well, I'm not a bondholder. Well, I'm not in the banking industry. Well, I'm not a big CEO. Well, I'm not on Wall Street. Well, I'm not a car dealer. I'm not an autoworker. Gang, at some point they're going to come for you.
Both Beck's comparisons of Fox News and auto dealers to the Jews are so colossally stupid and absurd that they deserve to be dissected and mocked, but that's probably best done over cocktails at happy hour or by Jon Stewart on Comedy Central's Daily Show. Much more troubling is how frequently he uses Nazi analogies and how offensive they are....(Remainder.)

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Is Dr. Fox-enstein -- errr ... Roger Ailes Building Another Monster?

By Karl Frisch
Media Matters


In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, her classic work from 1818, Dr. Victor Frankenstein brings life to the lifeless. Larger and more powerful than an average man, Dr. Frankenstein's creation strikes fear in the hearts of those it encounters. Remember, this monster was only man-like -- a far cry from the real thing.

With Halloween just around the corner, Fox News president Roger Ailes -- a former Republican communications guru -- is looking more and more like the news industry's Dr. Frankenstein. For months now, he has been putting the finishing touches on his first monster, Fox News Channel, just as its bride, Fox Business Network, is showing signs of life.

His main tactic has been all too apparent: steal conservative media figures from real news networks like CNN, MSNBC, and ABC in order to build something new from the pieces -- something that only superficially resembles a legitimate news outlet.

Last spring, conspiracy-loving crybaby Glenn Beck claimed that Ailes wooed him over to Fox News from CNN Headline News by stressing the conservative network's opposition to the president. Beck even told one newspaper that Ailes had likened Fox News' battle against Obama to the Alamo.

Then there was Tucker Carlson in May. Fresh off yet another canceled show -- first with CNN and then with MSNBC -- and a brief stint on ABC's Dancing With The Stars, the conservative man-boy cable host known for his bow-tie fetish landed with a bang at Fox News, declaring, "I've waited a long time to get here."...(Remainder.)

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Colbert: Scalia Correct that ‘Cross Has Nothing to do With Christianity’

By David Edwards and Muriel Kane
The Raw Story


Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert complained mockingly on Tuesday that "our tradition of separation of church and state too often separates church and state."

He pointed to the Supreme Court's recent consideration of a case involving the constitutionality of an 8-foot cross elected as a memorial to World War I veterans on land that is now part of the federally-owned Mohave National Preserve,

Justice Antonin Scalia saw no problem with the memorial, arguing, "I assume it is erected in honor of all of the war dead. ... The cross is the most common symbol of the resting place of the dead."

"Exactly," Colbert agreed in his fake-conservative pundit persona. "The cross has nothing to do with Christianity. It's just the normal symbol of the resting place of the dead. Like it's just normal that picture frames are always sold with photos of white people in them."

When the ACLU lawyer arguing the case noted, "There is never a cross on the tombstone of a Jew," Scalia retorted "I don't think you can leap from that to the conclusion that the only war dead that that cross honors are the Christian war dead. I think that's an outrageous conclusion."...(Remainder.)

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Obama Has More Troops in the Field than Bush Did (Audio)

President Obama potentially has 191,000 troops in the field fighting wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.




(h/t Air America.)

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Fox News Political Analyst, and Raging Right-Wing Lunatic Bruce Compares Obama to Raccoon

Via Media Matters

From an October 9 post on Fox News political analyst and radio host Tammy Bruce's blog (via Sadly, No!):




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Uh-Oh, Obama's Approval Rating Jumps; That's Not the Story the Beltway Press Wants to Tell

By Eric Boehlert
Media Matters


Ugh, first it was the AP, now Gallup. Beltway elites, still mocking Obama's Nobel Peace Prize, are not going to like this trend and, I'm guessing, will continue to do their best to ignore it.

The undeniable storyline though, is that Obama's approval ratings are heading back up.

From Gallup:



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Jon Stewart Destroys Fox News' Lack of Coverage of DC Gay-Rights March

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