A Real Blue-Collar Guy

  Ed Schultz is dead. To paraphrase Shakespeare, we’re probably not going to see his like again .Not on TV, anyway. There used to be more people on TV like Ed, people who stood for something, who spoke their minds, without sugar coating what they had to say. Now – left or right – it […]
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Another “Liberal” Television Commentator Gets the Boot

The beat goes on… This time it’s Piers Morgan who must say goodbye. I see a trend here, don’t you? Keith Obermann’s head was the first to roll as I remember it, but checking the web, I see that the NBC suits dumped Phil Donahue back in 2002 because (according to a leaked internal memo) they thought he […]
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“Liberal Media” is a Joke

Back when I was young (yes, waaaay back), conservatives constantly grumbled about America’s “liberal press,” claiming that reporters by definition were sympathetic to “leftist” causes. Things sure have changed. In the media world of the 21st Century, a  potty mouth like Rush Limbaugh can smear the Pope with impunity while an informed and courageous journalist […]
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Sick of Debt Ceiling Soap Opera? Baseball Playoffs are on TV.

If you’ve had enough of the gut-wrenching drama being played out in Congress, you might want to watch the Major League playoffs tonight instead. You can choose between Fox and TBS; they’re the networks that have exclusive broadcasting rights to the games this year. Fox has the American League and TBS has the National League. […]
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Say Goodbye to Kucinich’s America

In an email to supporters, Dennis Kucinich (photo above) announced this week that he will not try to get re-elected to Congress. His Ohio district was erased in a political maneuver, and he was thinking of running for a seat in some faraway state like Washington or Oregon. But apparently that’s out. Here’s what he […]
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President and Republicans Live in Different Worlds

As a part of President Obama’s “base,” I am as righteously indignant as anyone over his “betrayal” of core liberal principles. I want him to fight those dastardly Republicans, to “stand toe to toe, trade blow for blow” … etc. But this is not a movie like “Carmen Jones.” This is real life. And in […]
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Let’s Welcome Keith Olbermann Back on Television

I have to say this about conservatives: They put their support where their hearts are. And they have a lot of money.  Big Business, Big Oil, the Koch brothers and other crusading multimillionaires, all shower cash on politicians and media outlets that support their interests. With liberals, it’s a different story. I suppose no wealthy […]
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Why the Internet is the Last Hope for “Progressives”

Will Big Brother succeed in stifling freedom on the internet? There’s a U.S. agency called the FCC that is making moves in that direction (click here for more). And, across the globe, less democratic governments than America’s are cracking down in far more obvious ways. Fortunately, the internet is a complex environment that’s very difficult […]
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Yes, a Comedian is America’s Top Journalist

A funny thing has happened to American journalism in the past few decades. The profession has become so degraded that the best journalist in America today is a comedian. In an article lauding the Comedy Channel’s Jon Stewart (photo above) for his role in getting health care funds for responders to the World Trade Center […]
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Crazy? It’s Much More Sinister than That, Howard!

In a Huffington Post article today, former Newsweek senior editor Howard Fineman says he was prepared to dismiss Jon Stewart’s Oct. 30 “Rally to Restore Sanity” as “self-indulgent, time-wasting comedy” until he saw two videos that convinced him sanity is indeed in peril in the U.S. during the current campaign season. The two videos? One […]
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