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Obama vs. Greenwald on appointing bundlers to ambassadorships

President Obama just appointed a bundler -----who donated half a million dollars to Obama's campaign-- as ambassador to Argentina.
Glenn Greenwald believes this should not be the way our government works.

Which of these two views do you identify with the most?

Posted by Exciting Trip | Fri Feb 7, 2014, 08:29 PM (14 replies)

To those telling Snowden to choose a country other than Russia

Step 1) Guarantee to him that his plane will not be intercepted by US-friendly allies on the way to your country of choice; and that he will not be incarcerated in the process.

2) When, when President Obama approves your promise, post a thread blasting Snowden's current "choice," if he decides to remain in Russia.

Posted by Exciting Trip | Fri Feb 7, 2014, 07:26 PM (9 replies)

Original Humpty Dumpty rhyme

"Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
Four-score Men and Four-score more,
Could not make Humpty Dumpty where he was before"

Posted by Exciting Trip | Fri Feb 7, 2014, 11:32 AM (1 replies)

Colorado poll: Hillary Clinton 43%, Rand Paul 47%

" The George Washington Bridge traffic scandal stalls New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie's 2016 presidential bid in Colorado, but other Republican contenders give former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a run for her money, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. "

Posted by Exciting Trip | Thu Feb 6, 2014, 02:05 PM (12 replies)

Cable ratings for Tuesday are here! See whether MSNBC continued to dominate among young viewers

Tuesday's numbers (Feb. 4, 2014):

Greta 284K
Hardball 272K

O'reilly 419K
Hayes 290K

Kelly: 403K
Maddow: 343K

Hannity 296K
O'Donnell 253K


Posted by Exciting Trip | Wed Feb 5, 2014, 05:49 PM (3 replies)

DIA chief: no evidence Snowden spies for Russia

NSA apologists had been accusing Snowden of such role. Another fail for them.

Via progressive journalist Dan Froomkin:

Posted by Exciting Trip | Tue Feb 4, 2014, 02:56 PM (11 replies)

NYT's public editor: Our story "overstated" evidence of Christie's link to lane closures

Margaret Sullivan, the New York Times' public editor, criticized a story written by Kate Zernike which reported evidence of Chris Christie's knowledge about the closures of lanes in "Bridge-gate".

The Metro editor expressed "regret" over the handling of the story too, saying:

"“But should there have been an editor’s note? Perhaps. I regret not suggesting that.”

Another excerpt:

"In the digital age, news evolves before our very eyes. A story breaks and goes online with perhaps a few rough paragraphs. Soon after, more details are added, new angles explored and writing is tuned up. Finally — at least in organizations like The Times — a thorough and polished version makes its way onto the web and into both print and the archives.

It happens every day, all day.

But what about a case in which an early version of a story says something that proves to be, if not untrue, then at least overstated?"

"Some sort of notice was due to the reader that the initial story had changed in a substantial way.", she said.

Posted by Exciting Trip | Tue Feb 4, 2014, 12:57 PM (3 replies)

New York Times' Kate Zernike under fire for coverage of Bridge-gate

The New York Times made several changes to a story by Kate Zernike that originally suggested evidence agaisnt Chris Christie's knowledge about the lane closures in Fort Lee (i.e. Bridge-gate).

Today the Washington Post reports:

"its editor was forced to issue this extraordinary statement to the Huffington Post: ‘We’ve made probably dozens of changes to the story to make it more precise. That was one of them. I bet there will be dozens more.’”


The media has been said to sacrifice journalistic accuracy and ethics for the sake of pushing a more traffic-friendly scandal-oriented angle, reminiscent of the pseudoscandals aimed at Al Gore and Bill Clinton.

Today progressive media critic Bob Somerby penned an entry titled " Zernike changes her basic account again!"

My personal opinion is that I couldn't care less about accuracy, since Christie is not a Democrat. If Christie's chances of becoming President decrease as a result of this, I approve of the way media reports are being built.

Posted by Exciting Trip | Mon Feb 3, 2014, 08:32 PM (10 replies)

Rapper DMX vows to "whip my d**k out and piss on (George Zimmerman)...right in his muthaf**kin face"

Posted by Exciting Trip | Mon Feb 3, 2014, 05:29 AM (34 replies)

Florida Poll: Hillary 64%, Warren 5%

Posted by Exciting Trip | Sun Feb 2, 2014, 06:20 PM (13 replies)
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