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Politics and its Discontents: And Speaking Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction …

Laurence O’Donnell offers a vital history lesson on the United States’ use of napalm:

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Politics and its Discontents: He’s Everywhere!

Disclaimer: Despite the fact that this is my third recent posting about him, there is no ‘bromance’ budding between me and Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt. It’s just that I am fascinated by him, given his seemingly ubiquitous media presence, one that belies both his profound, quite peculiar stupidity and smug self-righteousness.

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Politics and its Discontents: Syria: Iraq Redux

Rachel Maddow is hated by the right and all who peddle propaganda as truth. The following video illustrates why:

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Politics and its Discontents: A Saturday Night Special: On Friday Night News Dumps, Lamar Alexander’s Shirts, And Other Weighty Matters

I love Rachel Maddow. Some of the reasons for my ardour are on display in the following video from her show. Enjoy.

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bastard.logic: Chris Hayes on the Hagel Hearings: “An omnidirectionally embarrassing debacle for everyone involved.”

And how:

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Filed under: defence policy, US, wingnuts Tagged: Chris Hayes, Chuck Hagel, Hagel hearings, MSNBC

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: U.S. election 2012: Rachel Maddow unloads on delusional Republicans

Rachel Maddow is my favorite American television host, political commentator and progressive. She’s the best. In this video, she unloads on Republicans and conservatives for their delusional reaction to the re-election of Barack Obama as the pre… . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: U.S. election 2012: Rachel Maddow unloads on delusional Republicans

DeSmogBlog: Media Fails Again On Climate Change Coverage During Massive Heat Waves

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North America just witnessed the hottest month in the history of record keeping (about 117 years). The month of July shattered every previous record, but was certainly not a freak occurrence. So far, the first 7 months of this year have been the warmest on average since records . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Media Fails Again On Climate Change Coverage During Massive Heat Waves

DeSmogBlog: A View From Nowhere? The Case Against Knee-Jerk Centrism When It Comes to Politics and Science

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Debate over The Republican Brain is mounting, as emotional (and highly extraverted?) conservatives fling meaningless attacks at the book—attacks so off target it’s doubtful in most cases that the critics read the book—but scientists admit that it represents the research on ideology accurately. That’s what just happened Saturday morning on MSNBC’s . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: A View From Nowhere? The Case Against Knee-Jerk Centrism When It Comes to Politics and Science

DeSmogBlog: S.E. Cupp Attacks Climate Science and Climate Scientists on MSNBC

Yesterday, I appeared on MSNBC’s Now with Alex Wagner to talk about The Republican Brain. It was largely an interview about what’s going on with conservatives and science right now—why they distrust it so much—but S.E. Cupp, the conservative on the panel, called my argument “infuriating.”

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Andrew Sullivan drives the wahmbulance to Pat Buchanan’s doorstep.

I normally agree and in fact admire much of what Andrew Sullivan writes. Unlike phony conservative opportunists like David Frum, Sullivan approaches his words with a conviction not influenced by the winds of caprice. However, he is still a conservative and is prone to indulging in the last refuge of a conservative – whinng about . . . → Read More: Andrew Sullivan drives the wahmbulance to Pat Buchanan’s doorstep.

DeSmogBlog: Media Matters Analysis Shows Keystone XL Proponents Dominated Media

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A compelling new study from Media Matters for America reveals that proponents of the Keystone XL pipeline were granted far more time in the media than those who opposed it. As their study reveals, the majority of the coverage of the proposed pipeline regarded the creation of jobs, which was . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Media Matters Analysis Shows Keystone XL Proponents Dominated Media

DeSmogBlog: Climate Change Spin A Growing Problem For Fox News

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When it comes to climate change denial, a new study shows that the folks at Fox News are leading the pack. Through politically-charged news segments and commentary, Fox News personalities are helping spread misinformation about climate change while convincing their viewers that scientists are torn on the issue.

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Politics and its Discontents: A Powerful Indictment of NYPD Brutality During The Occupy Wall Street Protest

While the following video may seem tame by the standards of brutality set by the police last year in Toronto during the G20 Summit, it is heartening to see mainstream coverage of unwarranted police actions on Wall Street during the ongoing Occupy Wall … . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Powerful Indictment of NYPD Brutality During The Occupy Wall Street Protest

LeDaro: Chris Hayes: New Show on MSNBC

I think Chris Hayes is a very smart gentleman. He’s a progressive thinker who writes for The Nation magazine. It’s good that he has a program on the weekend, but I don’t know how they chose the name “Up With Chris Hayes.” It’s sounds so clo… . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Chris Hayes: New Show on MSNBC

LeDaro: MSNBC – Keith Olbermann and Cenk Uygur

What’s wrong with MSNBC? Whenever they have a successful host, they push them out. Keith Olbermann had the highest ratings for MSNBC, and he was fired. Now with Cenk Ugyur having done well in the ratings, the same has happened to him. I think if MSNBC … . . . → Read More: LeDaro: MSNBC – Keith Olbermann and Cenk Uygur