The “New Black Panther” Case: A Conservative Dissent

 I’m willing to wager a bet that not many people have heard of Abigail Thernstrom, a  Bush appointee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights who is calling charges that the Justice Department ignores the civil rights of whites, ridiculous.     Why is the mainstream media, and in particular, the right-wing media, not picking up this story?     Is… More The “New Black Panther” Case: A Conservative Dissent

WikiLeaks founder: ‘I Enjoy Crushing Bastards’

  Politico In an interview with Der Spiegel, Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, speaks about his view on the legitimacy of state secrets: “There is a legitimate role for secrecy, and there is a legitimate role for openness. Unfortunately, those who commit abuses against humanity or against the law find abusing legitimate secrecy to conceal their… More WikiLeaks founder: ‘I Enjoy Crushing Bastards’

Wyclef Jean President Of Haiti? Ex-Fugee Mulling Campaign

This is very interesting on many levels.  Wyclef Jean has been unrelenting in his efforts to help Haiti through the devastation of the earthquake.  Huffington Post PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Singer Wyclef Jean is considering a run for president of Haiti but has not decided whether to seek a five-year term as leader of the quake-ravaged nation,… More Wyclef Jean President Of Haiti? Ex-Fugee Mulling Campaign

Rinse, Repeat: Right-Wing Media Just Can’t Stop Pushing Fake Stories: Media Matters

Media Matters  – (See Media Matters’ Post for details) -Right-wing media eagerly spread absurd claim that Obama plans to “ban sport fishing.”       3/9/2010 -Fox, right-wing blogs snared by satire post about a global warming activist freezing to death.   3/29/2010 -Right-wing smear machine falls for fake Obama quote labeled as “satire.”   8/25/2009 -Right-wing media adopt “insane conspiracy… More Rinse, Repeat: Right-Wing Media Just Can’t Stop Pushing Fake Stories: Media Matters

Morning Roundup

GOP worried that Angle isn’t doing so well against Harry Reid Well, she is a bit nutty. From CQ Politics : Republicans are growing increasingly fru.. Howard Dean calls FOX News ‘absolutely racist’ for handling of Shirley.. HuffPo : Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean took direct aim at Fox News for its involve.. Verizon Outage… More Morning Roundup