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Holding liars accountable

If you're anything like me, you probably spend a lot of your time fretting because right wingers have grown incredibly bold about bald-faced lying, and so far it seems there's literally nothing that can be done about it.  We have extensive freedom of speech protections, which is a good thing…

Ideas vs. identity

Hemant at the Friendly Atheist posted this video someone made educating people on both the oppression that atheists often face and how we're not monsters that easily-threatened religious people make us out to be: This video provoked decidedly mixed feelings in me, in part because it's so treacly.  (We're atheists.  One…

MoveOn claims it defaced Fox News HQ in prank

WASHINGTON – The progressive advocacy group MoveOn.org admitted Wednesday to filming a hoax video that in which anti-conservative slogans were splayed along the ticker outside Fox News’s Manhattan headquarters, the Huffington Post reports. “We are being lied to,” the electronic message board read briefly. “Rightwingers are destroying the middle class…

Secret Service Twitter page laments having to watch ‘blathering’ Fox News

The official Twitter account of the U.S. Secret Service posted a tweet on Wednesday afternoon that blasted Fox News. “Had to monitor Fox for a story. Can’t. Deal. With. The. Blathering,” the tweet said, before being deleted almost immediately, according to the Huffington Post. “An employee with access to the…

Chickens roosting

Don’t forget to give to our Bowl-A-Thon team that’s raising money for abortion access! With the shut down of Medicaid funding for abortion in D.C., the need is greater than ever. But this post has nothing to do with abortion. I just want to highlight, with amusement, Adam Serwer reporting…

Zucchini death panels

Reading this dizzying array of Fox News attacks on various initiatives to promote healthy eating, I think it’s time for an expanded theory on the right wing War on Health. I mean, on one level, this is just pure culture war. Healthy food and exercise have been relegated to “hippie”…

Buh-bye now

Well, this is one good thing that’s happened. Like Atrios said, you folks out there owe yourselves a hand for getting the mendacious fool off the air. His slipping ratings weren’t good, but he was also on during a really poor time slot, so I imagine that can’t have been…

Donald Trump positioning himself as the birther candidate

Billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump appears to have found his niche: birtherism. And what is birtherism? It’s essentially a group of Republican conspiracy theoriests who believe President Obama wasn’t actually born in Hawaii and that his birth certificate was faked in order to make him eligible for the Presidency.…

Padded bras, the requiring of and banning of, discussed here

Early morning amusements: Salon caught Fox News being taken in by a satirical article, and reprinting it as straight news. Not-so-amusing is that they did it as straightforward hate-mongering, and still have not taken the story down or apologized for it. The story, which is still featured on Fox News’…

Boehner: ‘Not my job’ to correct the birthers

Many Americans believe that President Barack Obama is a Muslim who is also not a US citizen, and House Speaker John Boehner isn’t about to correct them. The Speaker told NBC’s David Gregory Sunday that people have a right to their beliefs and it wasn’t his job to tell them…

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