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Archive for July, 2005

“Ricky Martin Is A Valuable Tool!” | O’Reilly Kicks Asses, (Threatens To) Take Names | Back To Nature

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

From Harry Shearer’s HuffPo: Tucker Carlson’s struggle for perfection [Quicktime movie]. FOX News mouth Bill O’Reilly says he knows who’s supporting the terroritsts. Even though these enemies of the state are giving aid and comfort to The Enemy, magnanimous ol’ Bill is offering them the chance to come on the show and debate him, of [...]

Plame-Rove-Novak Net Enlarged | Wal-Mart vs. Pensacola News Journal | Bullfighter

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

Washington Post reports the investigation of the Plame leak is widening. This CJR piece reports on a Pensacola Wal-Mart’s efforts to get a local reporter fired. Bullfighter is PC software that detects managementspeak and bloated marketing copy. The people behind it have a blog, as well. [Linked from Collision Detection. ]

“I’m a whore this week. What can I say?”

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

A 32-inch plasma TV in exchange for Jennifer Lopez airplay? What’s not to like?

Supreme Court Storytelling: A Bit Text-Heavy

Monday, July 25th, 2005

The story is not very visual, therefore people may begin paying more attention to the Rove saga? Nah.

The Tuck: Nipped? | History Lesson

Monday, July 25th, 2005

Tucker Carlson’s new MSNBC show is not doing well. I admit I haven’t watched it. The commercials are so insipid I decided to pass. After being booted from CNN and PBS, Tucker may be forced to examine options of the straight-to-video variety. I once wrote for these guys. It took months to get paid and [...]

Rumsfeld’s Deeper Thoughts About Abu Ghraib | Par-tay Photoblogs Gone Wild

Sunday, July 24th, 2005

This Editor And Publisher item has some interesting Rumsfeld quotes about the release (or non-release) of Abu Ghraib photos. The Minor Fall, The Major Lift points to That’s Just the Booze Talking pointing to Tale of Two Cities. The latter runs down (among other things) party photoblog sites. Any perverse attraction resulting from dim memories [...]

CJR On Darfur Donnybrook | Earles Writes, Portland Scene Suffers

Saturday, July 23rd, 2005

CJR examines the subtle shadings of the Andrea Mitchell scuffle and the media’s coverage (and lack) thereof. Whiny rock writers (redundancy acknowledged) whining about other rock writers, volume umpteenth in a series of ad infinitum: Mark Baumgarten writes about Andrew Earles writing about Portland.

Roveapalooza: Russert Suddenly Less Boring | Hitch on “Snark-like” Hunt | Yahoo & Cisco & China

Friday, July 22nd, 2005

Bloomberg: “Rove, Libby Accounts in CIA Case Differ With Those of Reporters” Christopher Hitchens on the “Snark-like” hunt for Karl Rove. Yahoo and Cisco would never let a dedication to freedom of expression get in the way of making a bunch of money off China.

Wonkette On Coulter On Roberts | Speculative Cable-Mob & the Edith Factor | Roberts’ Role in FLA 2000?

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

Wonkette’s Holly Martins examines Ann Coulter’s take on the Roberts nomination. CJR looks back on recent speculative “efforts” by cable news networks and concludes with a festive CNN screenshot. I guess CNN couldn’t get a clip of the Taco Bell dog? Digby is teasing us with this quote from Jeffrey Toobin’s book Too Close To [...]

Roberts Nomination | Patriot Act Over-Extension | Waass On Rove

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

Can the Roberts nomination media swarm knock Roveapalooza off the front pages? Dunno, but I have a feeling the reaction to the Supreme Court nominee will begin to resemble certain scenes from Citizen Ruth before the week’s over. Bush is on CNN right now, trumpeting the extension of the Patriot Act. It’s a replay of [...]