Monthly Archives: July 2009

Clinton Coverage & Media “Anecdrama”

by matttbastard (photo by NYCArthur, used under a Creative Commons license) Great post @ Foreign Policy’s FP Passport Blog from Annie Lowrey: Seven months ago, Hillary Rodham Clinton — the powerful New York Senator, former First Lady, and runner-up in … Continue reading

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Backlash to the Future

by matttbastard In which right-wing propaganda merchants double down on the ZOMG POTUS = SCARY NEGRO!!!1 strategy: Yep, as far as the wingnuts are concerned, it’s 1968 to infinity, kids — the permanent campaign perverted in a manner designed to … Continue reading

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My One and Only Post on Birther BS

by matttbastard Yep. That pretty much says it all. h/t gastropoda Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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Curley in Amber (Or, Reason # 54,765 Why AP is DOOMED.)

by matttbastard Speaking of media dinosaurs, it would appear the Associated Press is once again eager to hasten its own extinction: I’ve tried to avoid speaking out regarding reports about the Associated Press’ plans for the future. I’ve done so … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs and Mammals

by matttbastard Apropos, especially in light of the recent public tussle between the straight-from-the-Jurassic editorial staff of the Toronto Star and a certain far-sighted columnist/blogger: Undeniably, there is money to be made in digital publishing with free reader access, but … Continue reading

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NBC Sports Blog Lifts Steel Curtain on ESPN’s Roethlisberger Rape Embargo

by matttbastard If only the GENERAL mainstream media establishment would go after each other with this kind of righteous gusto when warranted — as is DEFINITELY the case here: “We really don’t want our coverage of the civil lawsuit filed … Continue reading

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Antonia Zerbisias, Kathy English, and #TorStarFAIL: Great Expectations

by matttbastard One thing about keeping your expectations low: more often than not, they’ll be met.  This was certainly the case this past Saturday, as our old friend Kathy English, public editor for the venerable Toronto Star, offered a tepid, … Continue reading

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Louis CK: “If you’re white and you don’t admit that it’s great you’re an *SSHOLE!”

by matttbastard A must-watch for Uncle Pat and the rest of the fauxgrieved “WHITE FOLKS UNDER SIEGE!!11″ brigade. (Buchanan pwnage h/t Hubbit) Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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QOTD: Sonia Sotomayor and the Unbearable Whiteness of Being a Republican

by matttbastard [Ranking Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama] pre-emptively declared that he would not vote for a judge who uses the “empathy standard” in deciding cases—a reference to the sensitivity toward average people that President Obama said he looked … Continue reading

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Antonia Zerbisias: Under Their Wheels

by matttbastard Anyone following my Twitter stream this weekend would have noticed that yours truly was a little bit dissatisfied with several pieces recently published by The Toronto Star. We’ll deal with the egregious diversity fail over what constitutes the … Continue reading

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