Wednesday, April 30, 2008

tim russert: hack... !

Back in the spring of '89, I was offered a summer internship at Meet The Press. At the time it was hosted by Garrick Utley, a substantive and admirable successor to the show's icon Lawrence Spivac, and was even then the longest running news show in America. Instead I took the offer with Washington's local NBC affiliate News4, which provided me the opportunity to become acquainted with a then relatively unknown field reporter named Katie Couric.

But now Meet The Press is met with universal derision within the progressive movement, precisely because it's host Tim Russert is what Arianna Huffington says he is, a "conventional wisdom zombie":
[I]f he truly thinks his show hasn't become an outlet for Bush administration figures to push their message uncontested (as Huffington suggests), then shouldn't he bring Huffington on and challenge her assertions? Or, at the very least, allow Huffington to go on another NBC show?

Probably not, since that would mean Russert would have to ask tough questions for a change.
It says here that any reference to a "liberal media" is likely offered by the ignorant or one with a right-wing agenda.

Monday, April 21, 2008

where was i... ??

CU’s 4/20 Pot Smoke-out Draws Crowd of 10,000

And the subheader of all subheaders:
Police Issue Zero Tickets During Annual Marijuana Celebration
The days are indeed getting longer.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

it's unanimous...

The HAMstah forwarded this to me today:

"A moment I've been dreading. George brought his ne're-do-well son around this morning and asked me to find the kid a job. Not the political one who lives in Florida; the one who hangs around here all the time looking shiftless. This so-called kid is already almost 40 and has never had a real job. Maybe I'll call Kinsley over at The New Republic and see if they'll hire him as a contributing editor or something. That looks like easy work."

From the REAGAN DIARIES: this entry is dated May 17, 1986.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sunday, April 06, 2008

bush breaks nato wind...



Or to paraphrase Bugs Bunny: "Did you ever get the feelin' you was bein' avoided?"

h/t to ThinkProgress...

another one bites the dust...

Charlton Heston: 1923 - 2008

One of the greats. Loved a great many of his movies, particularly Planet Of The Apes. A shame he devolved into a gun-nut, even as I found Michael Moore's sandbagging of him in Bowling For Columbine disgusting... although, I did find his going to Denver to wave a rifle over his head right after the events at Columbine as equally disgusting.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008