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Johann Hari Vs. Johann Hari On The Ethics Of Making Sh!t Up

by matttbastard Johann Hari, September 2011: “If I had asked the many experienced colleagues I have here at The Independent… they would have explained just how wrong I was. It was arrogant and stupid of me not to ask.” Indeed … Continue reading

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I don’t give a toss about Tiger Woods, but this is kinda sorta WIN

by matttbastard Alt-pr0n mogul Joanna Angel wins @ Twitter today:  thank god i work in an industry where i do not have to make embarrassing apologies and quit my job for being a slut. Oh, snap! Recommend this post at Progressive … Continue reading

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Hey, WaPo — Peeing On the Floor = Wingnut SOP

by matttbastard Jesse Taylor explains why, contra aimai, the latest example of desperate hand wringing on the part of the traditional media over the scourge that is online incivility (fetch forth teh fainting couch!) misses the mark by honing in … Continue reading

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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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Al Franken’s Supreme Affirmation

by matttbastard (Image: Al Franken for Senate) Speaking as a long time SNL fan, I think it’s absolutely fabulous to see that the Minnesota State Supreme Court believes Al Franken is good enough and smart enough to represent the state … Continue reading

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This Just in: Nancy Pelosi is the New Hillary Clinton (ie, Flypaper for Misogynists)

by matttbastard Fair. And. Fucking. Balanced. Fer srs: One bone of contention, Antonia: saying that anything spawned by the gliberati who rule USian cable NOOZ networks and talk radio even remotely constitutes ‘news commentary’ is akin to earnestly declaring that … Continue reading

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Swagga Like Us (Or, Why CNN Should Never Be Allowed To Come Within 100 Metres of a Story About ‘Black’ Issues)

by matttbastard You ever watch something so vicariously embarrassing, so painfully awkward that it almost gives you a full-body toothache? Yeah.  That. h/t @Humanity Critic (via HuffPo) Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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If You Kids Don’t Shut Up I’m Gonna Turn This Plane RIGHT Around!

by matttbastard Via Jay Rosen (by way of Sarah), I see that the Villagers are still primarily concerned with the circumference of their navels (which also corresponds with the breadth and depth of their shallow egos): The standard form during … Continue reading

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A Round-about Way of Calling David Brooks, Roger Cohen, David Broder and Jay Leno Fatuous Assholes (Because They, um, ARE Fatuous Assholes)

by matttbastard DougJ hears something bubbling in the collective gullets of The Villagers: Brooks last week: But the Obama budget is more than just the sum of its parts. There is, entailed in it, a promiscuous unwillingness to set priorities … Continue reading

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Olbermann: Alex Rodriguez Inducted Into The Apology Hall Of Fame!

by matttbastard I really don’t give a toss about the A-Rod steroid controversy.  Am far more curious why Washington Post reporter Michael A. Fletcher felt the matter was of such national import that he asked the freakin’ POTUS for a … Continue reading

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