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Tavis Smiley on Predator strikes: ‘Killing is killing’

Jane Mayer’s expose in the The New Yorker explains how the U.S. is conducting a secret war in Pakistan using unmanned Predator drones. Americans have largely come to accept the Predator drone strikes as necessary but PBS’ Tavis Smiley warned the attacks could turn futures generations against the U.S. “Killing…

Chris Wallace compares White House ‘war on Fox’ to gangster tactics

President Barack Obama accused Fox News as operating in a talk radio format. Fox News only strengthened that argument Sunday as they allowed only White House detractors to comment on the situation. Chris Wallace went so far as to suggest the White House was using mob tactics in it’s “war…

Sen. Levin: Cheney attack on Obama ‘out of bounds’

Former Vice President Dick Cheney has gone too far with his latest attack against President Barack Obama, according to Sen. Carl Levin. “The comments of the former vice president were totally out of bounds. I don’t think he has any credibility left with the American people,” Levin told Fox News’…

Judith Miller: ‘No one ever waterboarded at Gitmo’

In an interview with PJTV’s Bill Whittle on Friday, former New York Times reporter and now Fox News pundit Judith Miller had nothing but praise for the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, and claimed that not only was no one ever subjected waterboarding there, but that any harsh treatment…

Grayson: Cheney has ‘blood that drips from his teeth’

Rep. Alan Grayson has become quite famous for making incendiary sound bites and his latest appearance on MSNBC’s Hardball proves to be no exception. When asked about former Vice President Cheney’s latest attack on President Barack Obama’s Afghanistan policy, Grayson replied, “I have trouble listening to what he says sometimes…

Judge rejects Blackwater attempt to dismiss case

Author Jeremy Scahill tells DemocracyNow’s Amy Goodman that a federal judge’s rejection of Blackwater’s attempt to dismiss a case against it is a win for the victims. The Nation has more details here. This video is from LinkTV’s DemocracyNow!, broadcast Oct. 23, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Gaffney to Ron Reagan: ‘Your father would be ashamed of you’

Notorious neoconservative Frank Gaffney may have crossed the line during a heated debate on Afghanistan with Ron Reagan on MSNBC Thursday. Ron Reagan is the liberal son of the late president Ronald Reagan. “Your father would be ashamed of you,” said Gaffney. “You better watch your mouth about that, Frank,”…

Specter: Democrats can break filibuster on public option

Sen. Arlen Specter told MSNBC’s Ed Schultz that Democrats have 60 cloture votes for the public option. We have 60 votes without Sen. [Olympia] Snowe to invoke cloture,” said Specter. This video is from MSNBC’s The Ed Show, broadcast Oct. 22, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Chuck Todd backs out of bet to shave goatee

Jake Tapper broke the news that Chuck Todd won’t shave his goatee after losing a bet. Tapper tweeted: “thus ends the #GoateeGamble @chucktpolitical wrote 2 checks to both our charities; the goatee LIVES and he said “Go Phils” – a moral victory” This video is from NBC’s Today Show, broadcast…

Mayer: Drone attacks on Pakistan an imperfect solution

Rachel Maddow is joined by Jane Mayer, whose article in The New Yorker, exposes the CIA’s increasing use of unmanned drones in Pakistan. This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Oct. 22, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

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