What He Just Said: The Brilliant Bob Somerby on the Madness of Maureen Dowd

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BS was the second guy I ever read on the tubes…-JT

Feel free to focus for five…you little freaks…

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STILL DUMBING US DOWN! A former sports guy—and a former Rhodes Scholar—continue to dumb liberals down: // link // print // previous // next //

MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2009

Since we asked: On Friday, we asked a question (see THE DAILY HOWLER, 3/27/09): Now that the Washington Post had semi-corrected its bungled report about the weakling Obama Admin, would Rachel Maddow follow suit? Last Tuesday night, Maddow’s report had been even more wrong than the Post’s efforts had been.

Did Maddow correct? We’d have to say no. She did devote a lengthy segment to the topic in question—a segment we thought was quite remarkable for the ways it seemed to pretend that Maddow was brilliantly right all along. To see Friday’s segment, just click here (it runs more than seven minutes). We’ll discuss this topic later this week.

By the way, do you want to see Maddow’s original segment? It seems to have disappeared.

The emperor’s favorite columnist: Sadly for you and your whole family, “The Emperor’s New Clothes” may be Hans Christian Andersen’s most contemporary fable. Quite frequently, people simply can’t see lunacy, even as it stands before them—if the lunacy in question involves a famous authority figure.

We thought of Andersen when we read Maureen Dowd’s Sunday column. Dowd is the most famous columnist at our most influential newspaper—and she’s been visibly crazy for years.

General Barry McCaffrey Exposed For The Ultimate Spineless Shill That He Is

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THE NEW YORK TIMES

November 30, 2008

One Man’s Military-Industrial-Media Complex

In the spring of 2007 a tiny military contractor with a slender track record went shopping for a precious Beltway commodity.

The company, Defense Solutions, sought the services of a retired general with national stature, someone who could open doors at the highest levels of government and help it win a huge prize: the right to supply Iraq with thousands of armored vehicles.

Access like this does not come cheap, but it was an opportunity potentially worth billions in sales, and Defense Solutions soon found its man. The company signed Barry R. McCaffrey, a retired four-star Army general and military analyst for NBC News, to a consulting contract starting June 15, 2007.

Four days later the general swung into action. He sent a personal note and 15-page briefing packet to David H. Petraeus, the commanding general in Iraq, strongly recommending Defense Solutions and its offer to supply Iraq with 5,000 armored vehicles from Eastern Europe. “No other proposal is quicker, less costly, or more certain to succeed,” he said.

Thus, within days of hiring General McCaffrey, the Defense Solutions sales pitch was in the hands of the American commander with the greatest influence over Iraq’s expanding military.

“That’s what I pay him for,” Timothy D. Ringgold, chief executive of Defense Solutions, said in an interview.

President-Elect Barack Obama's Press Conference | Dec 1 2008

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Part Two

Best New Rules Ever

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Norman Mailer Predicts Iraq Disaster; Charlie Rose is Incredulous

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Part Two

DOUCHEBAGGERY-PBS Style

DOUCHEBAGGERY-PBS Style

The Noble John McCain Myth | RealTime | Nov 14 2008

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The Bailout Debacle · RealTime With Bill Maher November 14 2008

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TUULYCAST

TULLYCAST

Legalize Marijuana Now To Save The Economy | Bill Maher's RealTime on HBO

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TULLYCAST 3

TULLYCAST 3

Andrew F. Tully Covering John F. Kennedy's Meeting w/ Dwight Eisenhower at The White House | 1960

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Race And Religion | Bill Maher | November 7, 2008

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