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  hemingway wept

‘New York’ Story On Lara Logan Has Too Much Sex, Not Enough Warmongering

Late Sunday night, New York published a story that will likely get some people very shouty today. It concerns hamster-faced Lara Logan, the neocon CBS News reporter, and how she pooped her bed quite thoroughly last fall with her report about Dylan Davies, a security contractor for the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, who claimed falsely to have disobeyed his superiors and rushed to the consulate the night of the attack on September 11, 2012. Logan and her producers at 60 Minutes, which first aired her story, could have confirmed Davies was bullshitting them with one phone call to the FBI, but they didn’t, leaving it to other journalism outlets to debunk, which led to Logan’s mealy-mouthed on-air apology and indefinite suspension from CBS. The New York story would be much better if it focused more on how Logan allowed herself to be misled by Davies and (this is the part that will bring on the shoutiness) less on her life as a reporter, reveling in tales of all the men she slept with and all the enemies she made, complete with gleeful anonymous quotes slagging on her for playing up her sex appeal to further her career, which people can do now that she has fallen and is unlikely to return to her former prominence, at least at CBS. (Roger Ailes, it almost goes without saying, is likely reading the story and salivating like a shark happening across a bunch of orphaned baby seals.) Read more on ‘New York’ Story On Lara Logan Has Too Much Sex, Not Enough Warmongering…
  big box office boredom

Sunday Bloody NYT Sunday: Special Chris Christie Implosion/Mitt Romney Monotony Double Feature

You don’t even need to open this week’s Sunday New York Times to know that it is going to be wall-to-wall Chris Christie. First there was the news that he may have blocked Hurricane Sandy aid to Hoboken because the mayor there didn’t love Chris Christie’s real estate development as much as she should have, With those revelations, Christie’s transformation into out-of-control mob boss continues apace. Next up: Chris Christie kneecaps all of Trenton for failing to pay him protection money. Read more on Sunday Bloody NYT Sunday: Special Chris Christie Implosion/Mitt Romney Monotony Double Feature…
  world's greatest deliberative body

Budget That Wingnuts Demanded Still On Hold Because Of Wingnuts

Dumbfuck screech machine Dana Loesch and her merry band of ideological brethren have a giant confused today, which is a not uncommon condition for stupid people punching above their intellectual weight. What, aside from the usual stuff like the operating principle behind doorknobs, has the wingnutteratti more befuddled than Lindsay Graham in a West Hollywood bathhouse? Read more on Budget That Wingnuts Demanded Still On Hold Because Of Wingnuts…
  Our Cold Dead Hands

You Can Pry The Smith & Wesson From Lady’s Cold Dead Hoo-Haw, And Other Notable Gun News

Oh hai! Welcome to this edition of Our Cold Dead Hands, Wonkette’s weekly look at the state of the gun debate in America, where evil liberals bent on controlling every aspect of your lives continue their efforts to disarm the brave patriots who are the only line of defense between you and the FEMA death camps. You’ll thank them some day, you docile sheep! Read more on You Can Pry The Smith & Wesson From Lady’s Cold Dead Hoo-Haw, And Other Notable Gun News…
  today in hopelessness

Reports: Congress Expected To Continue Acting Insane

Good morning! It seems appropriate to complement all of this “fiscal cliff averted!” news with a polite reminder that this deal in no way means Congress will stop acting like scotch-drunk shitbirds with a hostage and nothing to lose. Read more on Reports: Congress Expected To Continue Acting Insane…
  rumors on the internets

Obama’s Hair Is Weak On Defense (In Comparison)

Put on your PUMAs everybody, because Hillary Clinton is running for President! She made her official announcement over the weekend in the traditional style of a female, via her coiffure (which means “hairdo” in Arabic.) [Fox Nation] Read more on Obama’s Hair Is Weak On Defense (In Comparison)…
  god no likey!

GAYS ALLOWED TO MARRY EACH OTHER IN NEW HEATHEN STATE: Put on your birthday suit, Joe Lieberman, because now you can finally get gay-married to your longtime sexpot, Lindsey Graham! Although he’d have to move to Connecticut! Because that’s where the state Supreme Court today decided that the Gays could get married, just like real humans. Ned Lamont: “This is our Katrina.” [NYT] Read more on …
 

Janis Karpinski Heckles, Tortures Lindsay Graham

The showing of Ghosts of Abu Ghraib last night marked the first time in history something interesting happened during a post-screening roundtable. “Karpinski should have been court-martialed,” said the South Carolina Republican, who sits on the Armed Services Committee. “She was not a good commander.” Read more on Janis Karpinski Heckles, Tortures Lindsay Graham…
 

Kyl and Graham to Claim That the Congressional Record is “Totally a Wiki”

Those guys on the Supreme Court — they’re old, yes. Some of them are very old, in fact. But despite that, you can’t fool them by just making shit up, Senators Kyl and Graham. So while your brief on Hamdan might look very much like it’s from Senate floor debate, well, there are cameras and things that will prove that it never happened. Even if you try really hard to make it convincing: Read more on Kyl and Graham to Claim That the Congressional Record is “Totally a Wiki”…
 

Daily Briefing: ‘The Way Forward’

• Bush shifts his response to critics of the Iraq war: “People should feel comfortable about expressing their opinions about Iraq. . . This is not an issue of who’s [a] patriot and who’s not patriotic. It’s an issue of an honest, open debate about the way forward in Iraq.” Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.): “They have been overly optimistic, illusionary about their policy. This is not a war of words; this is a real war where people are getting killed.” [WP, NYT, WT, USAT] • CIA Director Porter Goss: “We use lawful capabilities to collect vital information, and we do it in a variety of unique and innovative ways, all of which are legal and none of which are torture.” [USAT, USAT, USAT] • Costs associated with rebuilding the Gulf Coast could top $100b; Bush loyalist assumes control of reconstruction effort. [WP, WP] • Bush has a little fun in China by exercising; White House officials and some journalists enjoy Outback Steakhouse there. [WP] • Bush returns home after making virtually no news on tour of Asia; the president of China is open to economic reforms but not interested in increasing political freedoms. [WP, NYT, USAT] • White House associates speculate that Bush “has long been aware that the vice president oversold the case on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction.” [NYT] Read more on Daily Briefing: ‘The Way Forward’…
 

Daily Briefing: The Pattern in Washington

• North Korea agrees to stop its nuclear program in exchange for recognition and aid from the U.S. and allies. [WP, NYT] • Military now uses death count as measure of success in Iraq; top military spokesman claims “great successes” against insurgents as wave of attacks strike the country. [WP] • State, local, and federal officials were still preparing 448-page crisis strategy when Katrina hit. [WSJ] • Katrina raises stakes for budget and Bush‘s fiscal policies. [USAT] • Clinton assails policies of the Bush administration: “You can’t have an emergency plan that works if it only affects middle-class people up, and when you tell people to go do something they don’t have the means to do, you’re going to leave the poor out.” [NYT] • Panel headed by Jimmy Carter and James Baker propose 87 election reforms including the use of photo identification, regional primaries, paper trails for e-voting, national standards, and nonpartisan administrator. [WP, NYT, LAT] Read more on Daily Briefing: The Pattern in Washington…