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CONSERVATIVE SOUL SEARCHING FOLLOWING SCHOOL SHOOTING

December 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Reacting to the Connecticut shootings on Friday, Rupert Murdoch tweeted, “Terrible news today. When will politicians find courage to ban automatic weapons?” The following day he reacted to President Obama’s statement on the tragedy by commenting on Twitter: “Nice words from POTUS on shooting tragedy, but how about some bold leadership action?” His remarks immediately […]

DOES ZERO DARK 30 MAKE CASE FOR WATERBOARDING?

December 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Films based on real people or real events inevitably stir up controversy between the filmmakers and those who claim that reality has been stage-managed for dramatic effect. Even before its release, Zero Dark Thirty is embroiled in controversy over the seeming suggestion that an al-Queda captive while waterboarded provided information that eventually led to the […]

FEW KUDOS FOR EASTWOOD AT RNC

August 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Republican National Convention may have had one of Hollywood’s biggest stars on its podium Thursday night prior to the appearance of its candidate for president, but even some of Mitt Romney’s most ardent supporters were questioning whether Clint Eastwood’s performance helped their candidate or hurt him. Joe Scarborough, the conservative MSNBC host, tweeted that […]

ANOTHER MSNBC COMMENTATOR IS OUT

July 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

MSNBC has suspended yet another commentator. This time it’s Mark Halperin, an editor-at-large for Time magazine, who remarked during an interview on Joe Scarborough’s Morning Joe program Thursday that he thought President Obama “was kind of a dick” at his news conference on Wednesday when he discussed his deal with Republicans over the budget. Halperin […]

OLBERMANN RETURNS — AS IF HE NEVER LEFT

June 21, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The oft-fired/oft-hired Keith Olbermann, lastly with MSNBC, returned to the cameras Monday night on Al Gore’s cable channel Current TV — and television critics agreed that it was as if he had never been gone. “He is the same fast-talking, hard-charging, unapologetically self-righteous defender of his version of liberal ideology that he always was. Only […]

MSNBC SUSPENDS ED SCHULTZ

May 26, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

MSNBC has suspended another one of its hosts. The Comcast-controlled cable news channel on Tuesday put Ed Schultz on a one-week hiatus without pay for calling conservative commentator Laura Ingraham a “right-wing slut” on his syndicated radio program. MSNBC has a history of suspending its talent for remarks or activities that often aren’t related to […]