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Ed Felien : Jon Stewart, Meet George W. Bush

In defense of the Left,with love to Jon Stewart In trying to appear a moderate, Stewart criticized the right for its attacks on Obama and the left for accusing Bush of being a war criminal and comparing him to Hitler. … finish reading Ed Felien : Jon Stewart, Meet George W. Bush

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‘TV Everywhere’ : Pulling the Plug on Web-Based Video?

Say goodbye to free online television:Comcast launches ‘TV Everywhere’By Josh Silver / January 6, 2010 On Monday, public interest groups called on federal authorities to investigate a plan by the largest cable, satellite and phone companies that threatens the future … finish reading ‘TV Everywhere’ : Pulling the Plug on Web-Based Video?

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Houston : Walter Cronkite’s Map

Now it’s Dan’s By Dan Earhart / The Rag Blog / July 20, 2009 Here is my work space. The map has no roads. I look at it every day. It used to hang in the KTRH newsroom in Houston … finish reading Houston : Walter Cronkite’s Map

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Look for It : The Unemployment Channel

TALL Funding Proposal A-0001: The Unemployment Channel (UC) By Greg Moses / The Rag Blog / April 21, 2009 Ah, the common folk. How we do pile up. Come May Day 2009 there will be about 14 million unemployed, twice … finish reading Look for It : The Unemployment Channel

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Star Trek and the ‘Prime Directive’ : We’re Still Meddling

Star Trek’s post-cold war, multi-ethnic, multi-gender and multi-specie crew: early imperialist warriors or noble seekers?Aboard the Imperial Star Ship Ameriprise…Heading for the Final Frontier By William Astore / March 27, 2009 I grew up in the 1970s on reruns of … finish reading Star Trek and the ‘Prime Directive’ : We’re Still Meddling

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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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Censorship Revisited : Tommy Smothers Gets his Due

Tommy Smothers overlooking a valley in his Sonoma vineyard – he still gets together with brother Dick to perform their routine. Photo by Kim Komenich / San Francisco ChronicleTommy Smothers: ‘I dedicate this Emmy to all people who feel compelled … finish reading Censorship Revisited : Tommy Smothers Gets his Due

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McCain Cancels, Letterman Pissed!

Letterman: ‘I’ll find him.’ Photo © James Devaney, WireImage.com.Letterman says McCain’s disappearing act not funnyBy Bill Carter / September 24, 2008 See Video Below. Senator John McCain may have disappointed many expectant voters and debate viewers with the decision to … finish reading McCain Cancels, Letterman Pissed!

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Houston TV Web Sites Draw World Viewers to Ike Coverage

‘The four local stations in Houston used the Internet to extend their reach, streaming their exhaustive coverage online and drawing viewers around the world’By Brian Stelter / September 21, 2008 See ‘Coping with Ike by using a full charge of … finish reading Houston TV Web Sites Draw World Viewers to Ike Coverage

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Tina Fey as Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live

‘Fey stood beside her good friend and fellow castmate Amy Poehler, whose Hillary Clinton has been one of the high points of recent “SNL” history’ By Maureen Ryan / September 14, 2008 See Video and transcript, below. As it used … finish reading Tina Fey as Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live

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MUSIC : Toby Keith’s Ode to Lynching

‘Hang them high in the street / For all the people to see’By Max Blumenthal / July 29, 2008 Despite his background as a comedian, Stephen Colbert is known by many of the authors who have appeared on his show … finish reading MUSIC : Toby Keith’s Ode to Lynching

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Obama’s Mariachi Ad : What Were They Thinking?

Manny Ramirez: The great guapón as Obama spokesman?Obamarama, Latin StyleBy Lisa Sanchez Gonzalez / July 26, 2008 Have you seen the Barack Obama mariachi ad? It’s on YouTube if you want to check it out. [See it below.] In a … finish reading Obama’s Mariachi Ad : What Were They Thinking?

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