Tag Archives: mistakes

  All Lorettas Look The Same To Us

Breitbart Very Very Very Sorry About Its Journalism, For Sure

This fuckin' guy.
Breitbart “reporter” Warner Todd Huston, who wrote the offending article. We have not Photoshopped this image. Mistakes — we all make ‘em! Admitting when you’re wrong helps build credibility with your audience, and it is also too the Right Thing To Do. Read more on Breitbart Very Very Very Sorry About Its Journalism, For Sure…
  clipbait

Jon Stewart Literally Disembowels Secret Service, Feeds It To Unused Guard Dogs (Video)

Jon Stewart is just as flummoxed by the Secret Service’s recent string of screw-ups as anyone else, and the details of the Omar Gonzales’s fence-jumping and unguided White House tour just left him all the more astonished. The Secret Service didn’t release dogs, for instance, because they were worried the dogs might attack agents. Read more on Jon Stewart Literally Disembowels Secret Service, Feeds It To Unused Guard Dogs (Video)…
  premature ejaculation

Tim Pawlenty Accidentally Announces His Presidential Campaign

We even asked our brother-in-law who lives in the state where this Tim Pawlenty is supposedly the governor or the state president or whatever, and our brother-in-law was all, “Nope. Haven’t heard of him.” Read more on Tim Pawlenty Accidentally Announces His Presidential Campaign…
  wait other beck is a scientologist so maybe not

Sarah Palin Slights Glenn Beck By Mistaking Him For Sane Person

Oh look, Twitter, Sarah Palin is here to tell us that the media is being silly about her pal @beck’s rally. What’s that silly media? You say @beck is the Twitter handle not of Glenn Beck but of the multi-instrumentalist musicman Beck? Sounds like you’re just relying on your eyes and ears again, like idiots. Read more on Sarah Palin Slights Glenn Beck By Mistaking Him For Sane Person…
  not bling bling at all

You Can Set Your Watch To GOP.com Dismantling New GOP.com Features

Every single thing on the RNC’s newish web site is eventually removed, in shame, 12-24 hours after it is introduced, so it is sad but unsurprising that GOP.am—that’s GOP.com’s fashionable “conservative URL” handle—has been incinerated, kind of. Read more on You Can Set Your Watch To GOP.com Dismantling New GOP.com Features…
  fact recession

The Real Economy Is Booming In Fake Congressional Districts

What is the most wasteful kind of big government stimulus spending of all? It is all the money that Obama allocated for places that don’t actually exist, like Arizona’s 15th district. (Seriously: “Arizona”!!) In fact, Recovery.gov listed a bunch of statistics about jobs that were created and saved in places that aren’t even real. “We report what the recipients submit to us,” said Ed Pound, Communications Director for the [Recovery] Board. Ha… oh, dear! Might be one less “job saved” in this Ed Pound’s congressional district, assuming either of those exist. Read more on The Real Economy Is Booming In Fake Congressional Districts…
  inconvenient definitions

Bill O’Reilly Has Absolutely No Idea What The Public Option Is

It begins thusly: Bill O’Reilly announces that it is a good thing the public option is dead, because now the President can work on making sure the government will start to provide cost-effective, reliable health care for people who cannot afford private insurance. And then some gal from the Heritage Foundation is like, “Hmm, are you sure, Bill, that you want this? Because what you just described, it seems like something you don’t want.” It is at this point that O’Reilly realizes he has LITERALLY just said he loves communism. Ha ha, whatever though, because he 100% covers his tracks by assuring this sinister woman that he personally doesn’t want a bunch of socialists ordering him to retroactively abort the seniors in his family—Christ no—but he thinks that this might be good like for poor people. [Daily Kos] Read more on Bill O’Reilly Has Absolutely No Idea What The Public Option Is…
  campaign collectibles

Best Ticket Ever: Obama/Craig ’08

So there is this Democratic paraphernalia vendor called Tigerye Design, and they sell buttons and other crap. One such button, briefly available for purchase on their site, showed Barack Obama and Idaho Bathroom Goblin Larry Craig instead of Obama and Idaho Senatorial candidate Larry LaRocco. So until the vendor pulled it, a button was available that showed the guy who even straight dudes want to do and the straight guy who wants to do dudes. Prediction: this button will retail on eBay for fifteen thousand whore diamonds. [AP] Read more on Best Ticket Ever: Obama/Craig ’08…
  too arrogant to be president

Obama Nixes Stupid ‘Great Seal’ Remake

The national press corps is not used to covering a “confident” Democratic presidential candidate, at least in this decade. So much confidence, in fact, that the candidate won’t always bend over backwards to talk to the press, or to leak internal drama to the press! Ergo, the press has decided that Obama is arrogant. And when they saw Obama speak behind this new “great seal” of his on Friday — definitely the lamest stunt we can remember from Hopey — this confirmed to the press that Obama is too arrogant. Obama arrogantly got the message and arrogantly ditched the great seal and did some other arrogant stuff, like believe he might actually win this thing. [Marc Ambinder] Read more on Obama Nixes Stupid ‘Great Seal’ Remake…
 

Lady Who Fucked Up Iraq to Fix It

Further proving his dedication to leaving no embarrassing failure unrepeated, President Bush is sending Meghan O’Sullivan back to Iraq! O’Sullivan is the hot-for-Washington former top aide to the President. Here’s a fun game: read through this brief biography and try to find a single sentence that doesn’t point to her direct culpability in a textbook example of a massive, deadly failure at all levels of government: Read more on Lady Who Fucked Up Iraq to Fix It…
 

Daily Briefing: Eyes Roll, Heads Fine

* Alberto Gonzales is pretty sure his only “mistake” was not squashing dissenting attorneys beneath his ostrich skin boot heel. [WP, NYT, WSJ, LAT] * Iraq withdrawal “showdown” starts today in Senate, Republicans confident that, “President Bush is still popular and his Iraq strategy is popular.” [WP, NYT] * 9/11 security reforms passed by Senate yesterday face White House veto on grounds that TSA employees must have only one (1) pot to piss in, no more. [WP, NYT] * Democrats on the lookout for $800 billion to cover, you know, “a health-insurance program for children, public education, veterans’ health care and local police.” [WP, NYT] * Your buddy with the really hot condo is killing the economy. [WP, LAT] * Pretend like you haven’t heard this one before: DC voting rights bills starts in House. [WP] Read more on Daily Briefing: Eyes Roll, Heads Fine…
 

Daily Briefing: Responsibility Rests

* President Bush admits old mistakes in Iraq, then makes a new one. [WP, NYT, LAT, USAT] * WP says Bush needs to “make the case that those new assumptions are more valid than the last.” NYT thinks “that the new policy will be a tough sell.” [WP, NYT] * Kid that makes your morning latte to become even more arrogant as House passes minimum wage increase. [WP] * “Electability” is the only thing Democrats care about for 2008. Well, that and gambling. [WSJ] * Nancy Pelosi shuts down House-side smoking. Members now required to cower in their offices with the lights off if they want a drag. [WP, NYT, WSJ] * White House at odds with The House over new stem cell legislation, Dr. House thinks they’re all idiots. [WP, NYT] Read more on Daily Briefing: Responsibility Rests…
 

We Fucked Up

Mistakes were made. Not skeptical enough about Jim Jeffords. Too skeptical about Representative Mark “Perv” Foley. The emails are real, as we learned about ten minutes after posting them. And now they’re gonna blow the fuck up! Read more on We Fucked Up…
 

Jean Schmidt Disappoints Us, Nation

Representative Jean Schmidt’s previous public meltdowns have been so comical that it saddens us to see her reduced to mere plagiarism, the hallmark of boring, unimportant people like bloggers, academics, and music writers. Who can forget… Read more on Jean Schmidt Disappoints Us, Nation…
 

Cartoon Violence Has Some Qualms About Mocking Underpaid Web Drones, But Is Going To Do So Anyway

Ladies and gentlemen, your Comics Curmudgeon: You, the Wonkette readers at home, probably wonder what the scene is like down here at Cartoon Violence Central. Do we sit around surrounded by computer screens, each one with a direct feed of every political cartoonist in America’s work, constantly scanning for new comics to mock? Are there teletype noises and hushed voices and vague evidence of movement in the background? Is it, in other words, a little like CNN’s Situation Room? In a word, no. In fact, our cartoon-mocking would probably be untenable, involving desperate searches across the wildly differing Websites of many cartoonists and syndicates over the course of the whole week, if not for the noble efforts of the good people at Slate, who put together this handy collection of political cartoons from around the nation. The sheer number of comics aggregated in one spot allows us to pretty much throw this feature together the night before Wonkette serves it up to you, the eager masses. At least we usually aren’t drunk when we write it. Read more on Cartoon Violence Has Some Qualms About Mocking Underpaid Web Drones, But Is Going To Do So Anyway…
 

Totally Changing the Subject

At 3:16 p.m. Atlanta time, CNN PR shot out this e-mail that will surely make everyone forget that other CNN coverage from New Orleans. RELATED: CNN Live Mic SNAFU: The Video Read more on Totally Changing the Subject…
 

CNN Live Mic SNAFU: The Video

We’re working on a rough transcription, but until we finish it, just enjoy this video of Kyra Phillips chatting, seemingly in the bathroom, with an unidentified co-worker (Daryn Kagan?) while Bush blabs about levees or something. Update: In case you’re unclear on what you’re hearing, some of the better bits are written out after the jump. As always, we welcome corrections and better interpretations. Read more on CNN Live Mic SNAFU: The Video…
 

CNN Live Mic Blooper! Wacky Fun in New Orleans

Yes, we heard Kyra Phillips on the air from the bathroom during Bush’s speech, live on CNN moments ago. She was talking about her brother’s bitchy wife, and how hard it is to find a compassionate man. We agree. We are working on getting the video. Read more on CNN Live Mic Blooper! Wacky Fun in New Orleans…
 

MEA CULPA WATCH: NOT QUITE YET

When the headline is about the President admitting mistakes, you can generally guess that the story won’t actually feature the President admitting mistakes. This is the closest he came today: Bush said the United States erred in attempting large reconstruction projects soon after the invasion was completed. “It didn’t make any sense” undertaking these projects because “they became convenient targets for the enemy,” he said. ” . . . I’m getting down in minutiae. But there are some tactics that, when I look back, that would have done differently.” Read more on MEA CULPA WATCH: NOT QUITE YET…