10 things you need to know today: April 21, 2015

The Week 1.Captain and crew member of capsized migrant ship arrested Italy has arrested the Tunisian captain and a Syrian crew member of the overloaded ship that capsized off the coast of Libya, killing hundreds of migrants, prosecutors said Tuesday. The United Nations refugee agency said interviews with survivors indicated that 800 people had died. The… More 10 things you need to know today: April 21, 2015

10 things you need to know today: February 3, 2015

The Week 1.Second snowstorm hits already snow-covered Northeast Boston authorities postponed a victory celebration for the New England Patriots after their Super Bowl victory, moving it from Tuesday to Wednesday due to a record breaking winter storm. The second blizzard to hit the Northeast in a week dumped another foot of snow on Boston, which… More 10 things you need to know today: February 3, 2015

‘Newsroom’ Premiere: Aaron Sorkin Puts CNN on Blast Over the Boston Bombing

The Daily Beast Who watches the watchdogs? Aaron Sorkin does! The première of The Newsroom is a scathing indictment on the state of the media, pegged to the mishandling of the Boston bombing. When is it safe to broadcast the news? When Aaron Sorkin says it is, of course. The season three premiere of HBO’s… More ‘Newsroom’ Premiere: Aaron Sorkin Puts CNN on Blast Over the Boston Bombing

10 things you need to know today: April 21, 2014

The Week A huge field gathers to run the Boston Marathon, Biden heads to Ukraine, and more 1. Huge field lines up to run the Boston Marathon About 36,000 athletes converged to run in the 118th Boston Marathon under tight security on Monday, part of the storied race’s emotional return a year after a deadly bombing at… More 10 things you need to know today: April 21, 2014

Boston Marathon Bombing Victim Sues Glenn Beck for Defamation

NBC News A Saudi Arabian national who was injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings has filed a defamation and slander lawsuit against firebrand conservative commentator Glenn Beck for publicly accusing him of being the “money man” who funded the horrific attacks. Abdulrahman Alharbi, a 20-year-old exchange student who lives in Revere, Mass., said in… More Boston Marathon Bombing Victim Sues Glenn Beck for Defamation

Bystanders wrongly pegged by New York Post as Boston ‘Bag Men’ file suit

Here’s hoping the two get a large pile of Murdoch money in exchange for this mess. A very, very large pile of money ~ Daily Kos on Facebook Daily Kos Here’s hoping the two get a large pile of Murdoch money in exchange for this mess. A very, very large pile of money. I’m only… More Bystanders wrongly pegged by New York Post as Boston ‘Bag Men’ file suit

What Really Went Wrong For MSNBC, And How To Really Fix It

To paraphrase a famous quote: The reports of MSNBC’s demise are greatly exaggerated.   We’ve seen this before, but in reverse.  Last fall, MSNBC was beating Fox News in certain demographics.  Ratings go up and down and with that thought, there’s no doubt in my mind that MSNBC is here to stay…period. Mediaite There has… More What Really Went Wrong For MSNBC, And How To Really Fix It

Rachel Maddow – ‘Something weird is going on’ in FBI shooting of Ibragim Todashev

(Revised from earlier post) The Raw Story On Thursday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the swirl of questions around the shooting of Ibragim Todashev, an associate of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the two men charged with the bombing of the Boston Marathon. FBI officials have given conflicting accounts of… More Rachel Maddow – ‘Something weird is going on’ in FBI shooting of Ibragim Todashev

Rachel Maddow – Formerly fringe conspiracy theorists find voice in congressional GOP

When I saw this show last night I had hoped that the You Tube video would be available online so that I could share Rachel’s genius for explaining anything with wit and intelligence beyond any newscaster on TV today. This particular opening segment of the Rachel Maddow Show expounds on my Think Progress post from… More Rachel Maddow – Formerly fringe conspiracy theorists find voice in congressional GOP

‘Meet The Press’ Drops All Pretense Of Journalism And Embraces Right Wing Conspiracies

It has always been obvious that David Gregory is no real liberal… Addicting Info After watching Sunday’s Meet The Press, one could be forgiven for wondering exactly when the United States went from being a country that faced down nuclear armageddon in the Cold War to cowering under the sheets from the threat of terrorists that may… More ‘Meet The Press’ Drops All Pretense Of Journalism And Embraces Right Wing Conspiracies