Evening Roundup

Chris Hayes Calls Out the ‘Wingnut Alchemy’ of Pam Geller While most of the media is doing their best to help t.. Will Astroturf Supplant the Mosque? Is astroturf taking over the blessed garden of anti-mosque activism? Islam – Gardens.. Rep. Blunt pulls down campaign ad using graphic 9/11 imagery to attack.. Last night, Senate… More Evening Roundup

Dave Weigel:Today in Journalism

Note the caption under the picture of Obama on the monitor at CNN’s “Situation Room”.   Weigel suggests they shouldn’t have stopped there… Salon – Weigel This CNN screenshot comes via Arthur Delaney: I’m just not sure why CNN’s reporting team stopped there. They’re missing all of these potential headlines: – W.H.: PRES. OBAMA NOT BEATING… More Dave Weigel:Today in Journalism

Sharron Angle Campaigned Against Black Football Jerseys On Religious Grounds: Color is ‘Thoroughly Evil’

Ok, I’m running out of patience with this woman… The question is who’s more batshit crazy…Angle, Taitz, Bachmann or Palin? Huffington Post Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle once partook in a campaign against a local high school’s use of black football jerseys, arguing that the dark color was ungodly and wicked, Bill Roberts of Nevada’s… More Sharron Angle Campaigned Against Black Football Jerseys On Religious Grounds: Color is ‘Thoroughly Evil’

While Demanding Muslims Be Sensitive To 9/11 Victims, Sarah Palin Defends Dr. Laura’s Racial Insensitivity

This is the woman who chooses to defend Laura Schlessinger’s “right” to use the “n” word, by invoking Schlessinger’s First Amendment right, while in the same breath denies Muslims their fundamental First Amendment right of “freedom of religion”. It seems the basic talking point of the right is:  “No one denies that the building project is protected… More While Demanding Muslims Be Sensitive To 9/11 Victims, Sarah Palin Defends Dr. Laura’s Racial Insensitivity

A 21st Century Twist on Old Standbys: The Islamophobic Southern Strategy

A tried and true method… Crooks & Liars Yes. One in five Americans believes the untrue but persistent myth that President Obama is a ‘secret Muslim’. And because it’s “let’s be stupid because Congress is on recess and we like jumping over a cliff” month, the story actually gets some traction, because it was reported… More A 21st Century Twist on Old Standbys: The Islamophobic Southern Strategy

Coulter claims 14th Amendment doesn’t guarantee citizenship as a birthright. A little later, Ken Starr corrects her.

Crooks & Liars  It seems that back in 1993, Sen. Harry Reid attacked birthright citizenship for children of illegal immigrants, a position he later renounced and now stands thoroughly opposed to.  But the change in position gave Ann Coulter and Bill O’Reilly a chance not just to whack Reid last night on Fox, but for Coulter… More Coulter claims 14th Amendment doesn’t guarantee citizenship as a birthright. A little later, Ken Starr corrects her.

Orly Taitz Claims That Obama Is Undermining Her Birther Case

She just doesn’t want to let go of that “fifteen minutes”… TPM Muckraker Birther extraordinaire Orly Taitz is still trying to have the Supreme Court reverse a $20,000 fine imposed on her by a lower judge, even after the court denied her appeal earlier this week. Taitz has filed a “motion for reconsideration” with the court, according… More Orly Taitz Claims That Obama Is Undermining Her Birther Case

Jon Stewart Imitates Glenn Beck: Follow The Money…Directly From Fox To The GOP (VIDEO) | TPM LiveWire

TPM Jon Stewart brought back his Glenn Beck impression last night to show people the connection between Fox News and Republicans. “This is going to get a little tricky,” he said, “but alright.” The Daily Show: News Corp. Gives Money to Repub…, posted with vodpod  

More Than 30% Of Republicans Falsely Believe Obama Is Muslim (POLL)

First and foremost, this article is not intended to denigrate Islam in anyway.  Islam is a peaceful religion but has it’s extreme radicals just as most religions have.  Having said that… I was listening to the talking heads of MSNBC this morning, discussing the latest poll that says 30% of Republicans believe Barack Obama is… More More Than 30% Of Republicans Falsely Believe Obama Is Muslim (POLL)