Tag Archives: Cable News

Worse or Worser? : Barrier Grief in Louisiana

An oil soaked brown pelican attempts to takes flight on Louisiana coast. Photo by Gerald Herbert / AP.Worse or worser?Gulf grief, contractors, and media mania By Greg Moses / The Rag Blog / May 29, 2010 Shock and awe, misdirection, … finish reading Worse or Worser? : Barrier Grief in Louisiana

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The Afrikaner Party : GOP vs. Van Jones & Team Obama

Van Jones (top) “should sue the living shit out of Glenn Beck.”The Afrikaner Party draws first blood:Van Jones, Obama and the audacity of capitulation By Tim Wise / The Rag Blog / September 8, 2009 Van Jones, special advisor to … finish reading The Afrikaner Party : GOP vs. Van Jones & Team Obama

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Rachel Maddow and the Irresistible Rise of Sarcastic News

The Sarcastic Times. . . For Rachel Maddow and the other ironic anchors, absurdity is serious stuff What has caused sarcastic news to flower? For starters, today’s bloggers and YouTube snidesters see parody as information and information as parody. By … finish reading Rachel Maddow and the Irresistible Rise of Sarcastic News

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Cable TV : A Republican Punch and Judy Show

Graphic by Larry Ray / The Rag Blog. Cable TV news and commentary channels seem to make little distinction between featuring a live two-headed mule on their shows or a live falsehood-spouting politician. By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog … finish reading Cable TV : A Republican Punch and Judy Show

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MEDIA / Larry Ray : Parsing the Pundits

Graphic by Larry Ray / The Rag Blog.‘Like pond minnows swarming around a morsel tossed into the water, every news outlet on TV, and especially cable talk shows, have a feeding frenzy when a speculative gem is broadcast by any … finish reading MEDIA / Larry Ray : Parsing the Pundits

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Ralph Nader about Obama : Uncle Sam or Uncle Tom?

Updated November 6, 2008 I originally posted this article with the headline ‘Ralph Nader calls Obama “Uncle Tom.”‘ This was inaccurate; it did not correctly reflect Nader’s words. Nader actually said, “His choice, basically, is whether he’s going to be … finish reading Ralph Nader about Obama : Uncle Sam or Uncle Tom?

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FOX and MSNBC : Waging Ideological Warfare on the Boob Toob

Class struggle lives on cable TVBy Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / October 2, 2008 See ‘A Surge on One Channel, a Tight Race on Another,’ by Jim Rutenberg; and a comment by The Rag Blog’s Thorne Dreyer, Below. … finish reading FOX and MSNBC : Waging Ideological Warfare on the Boob Toob

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Rachel Maddow’s Star Continues to Rise; Hosts New Show on MSNBC

Air America star Rachel Maddow gets own show on MSNBC.Openly gay Rhodes scholar brings smarts and humor to cable newsBy Howard Kurtz / August 20, 2008 Rachel Maddow has been sounding off about politics on MSNBC so often she might … finish reading Rachel Maddow’s Star Continues to Rise; Hosts New Show on MSNBC

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Fox News Suffers Another Debate Snub; Bloggers Take a Bow

‘Fox News has been busy airing doctored, cartoonish images of New York Times journalists, dubbing Obama hand gestures as “terrorist fist jabs”…’by Eric Boehlert / August 12, 2008 Coveted assignments for presidential debate moderators were handed out last week, and … finish reading Fox News Suffers Another Debate Snub; Bloggers Take a Bow

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