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  cake wrecks

At Long Last, Sarah Palin Tweets About Cake Ink

Sure, that Vanity Fair piece out today was sort of poorly sourced (although still fun!), but isn’t that allegation that Sarah Palin maybe doesn’t do her own tweets kinda damning? So how does “Sarah” address this? “Media goofballs.” “Cake ink.” The end. Read more on At Long Last, Sarah Palin Tweets About Cake Ink…
  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…
  no better than yer wonkette

Katie Couric Hates Sarah Palin’s Children

Here is Katie Couric running through a script about Sarah Palin the day John McCain picked her as his running mate and—OH NO—she says the same thing about Sarah Palin’s children that has been said by every person ever. Why does she hate Trig so much? Stop making fun of him, Katie! See, she hates Sarah Palin, and that’s why Palin couldn’t answer her questions when she interviewed her. It makes so much sense now! Sarah Palin isn’t dumb! Katie Couric just hated her! Read more on Katie Couric Hates Sarah Palin’s Children…
  oh god that voice

Sharron Angle Doesn’t Understand Why the Press Isn’t Her BFF

Yes, here is a person in serious contention for U.S. Senate, wondering why the press does not write the things she wants them to write and help her raise money. Why is it that the media thinks it has a different role than Teabagger websites? That is not very nice, you guys. Territory folks should stick together. Territory folks should all be pals. Read more on Sharron Angle Doesn’t Understand Why the Press Isn’t Her BFF…
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FLASH: Attacking Credibility Of MSM Damages Credibility Of MSM

Boy howdy, this March 4th edition (how??) of The New Republic is a real piece of work! Here’s an interesting snippet from an editorial titled “MSM, RIP,” by The Editors: “On The Huffington Post and its ilk, you would find rants about how ‘Beltway media really makes no effort to do anything other than parrot totally out-of-touch conventional wisdom–no matter how inane, stupid and ridiculous it is.’ This rhetoric creates a poisonous atmosphere. By assaulting the credibility of the press, it destroys its authority in the culture, giving cover to politicians who would rather avoid dealing with reporters in the first place.” Man, those liberal bloggers sure had some nerve that time they invented the massive natural forces dictating the evolution of information flow, huh? Well, enough. Don’t adapt, just stop the Internet. And if you think some newspaper isn’t credible, keep it to yourself, because that could destroy the newspaper’s authority! [TNR] Read more on FLASH: Attacking Credibility Of MSM Damages Credibility Of MSM…
 

An Analysis of CNN.com on This, the Morning Bhutto Has Died

It’s one of those massive political assassination world story sadness unrest political crisis nuclear death sad sad times, so, two things: (1) condolences to the Bhutto and (2) CNN.com is sooooo funny in times like these! Crisis logo with morose black-and-white gravity and tender fonts? Check. Obvious article about how world leaders are “shocked” at this mindfuck of a story? Check. Articles about how CNN knew this would happen all along, how you can send send your thoughts to CNN then watch them proceed to not give a shit, and how Time — a publication under the same ownership as CNN — has made a definitive statement for the record that will go down in history? Check, check, check. And then of course, other pressing headlines about girls getting attacked by dogs/tigers/screwdrivers, as opposed to assassins. [CNN] Read more on An Analysis of CNN.com on This, the Morning Bhutto Has Died…
 

From the Inbox: A Letter for Michele

Subject: Possible letter to the editor on behalf of Michele Bachmann Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2007 17:42:08 -0500 Hi – I got your name as someone who might be willing to send a letter to the editor on behalf of Michele Bachmann. If that is incorrect, please let me know and I won ‘t contact you again. As you may have seen, Michele has been the focus of lots of media lately and most of it not friendly. We want to make sure that the media and others reading the paper get a balanced view of Michele Bachmann. Therefore, if you could take just a moment of your time to write 50 -100 words about why your support Michele that would be fantastic and I know how much she would appreciate seeing that in the paper. Below are a couple of suggestions and links to different editors. If you have any questions for me, either on information or looking for a paper’s contact info please let me know. Suggestions: Read more on From the Inbox: A Letter for Michele…
 

Rumors On The Internets: An Intuitive Process

* Malkin gets a scalp … of some official campaign blogger … two years before anyone could possibly give a shit. [Navel of the Internet] * The 27-page “weirdness report” on Rudy Giuliani leaves readers with a lingering sense of, “yea, obv.” [The Smoking Gun] * Who wants to see pictures of John Boehner crying? [Think Progress] * Blogger rips venerable news magazine over reporting practices, universe remains unexploded. [Horse’s Mouth] * Osama’s dead! No, not the one you’re voting for next year — the other one. [Captain’s Quarters] * Iranian bombs now available with custom engraved gift messages. [TPM Muckracker] * The “Weekly Worst in [Walnuts], because you’re just too darn busy to keep up with every McCain flip-flop, sell out or new principle.” [The Real McCain] * Don’t forget your nemesis Valentine cards! [Rising Hegemon] Read more on Rumors On The Internets: An Intuitive Process…
 

Main Stream Media Lies Exposed!

From the suddenly entertaining yet utterly unknown “Opinion L.A.” blog — a Top Secret site apparently run by the Los Angeles Times — comes a “bloggers are fools” story so perfect that all bloggers should be forced to read it aloud every morning. The short version goes like this: Read more on Main Stream Media Lies Exposed!…
 

Rumors On The Internets: Cut and Rumsfeld

Bush unafraid to reveal his manipulation tactics to reporters, they’re slower on the uptake than terrorists. [The Carpetbagger Report] When Nancy Pelosi says “civility and bipartisanship,” she means “get medieval on your ass.” [Whiskey Bar] Read more on Rumors On The Internets: Cut and Rumsfeld…
 

Daily Briefing: Christmas Morning

Depending on how the “angry tide” breaks, East Coast voters could observe normal bedtimes. If tightest races stay tight, next few days could be 2000esqe. [WP, WSJ] Candidates buck tradition of ending campaigns on a positive message, continue with, “attacks over personal character and alleged corruption.” [WP] Read more on Daily Briefing: Christmas Morning…
 

Daily Briefing: Doomed to Repeat It

House ethics committee to investigate lawmakers handling of information concerning safety of Capitol pages, has no jurisdiction over now-resigned Foley himself. Hastert’s, “I haven’t done anything wrong” looking to be the, “I am not a crook” of the 21 st. century. [WP, NYT] Read more on Daily Briefing: Doomed to Repeat It…
 

Remainders: Barack Obama Thinks Your Suit Is Dogshit

Bill Frist shows his compassionate conservatism by tolerating Nantucket-summering douchebags [Melissa C. Morris] In Sweden, all girls named Inge, all think Condi’s gay. [Swedes for Obama] The Colorado gubernatorial race hinges on the polarizing sheep-fucking issue. [Pandagon] Read more on Remainders: Barack Obama Thinks Your Suit Is Dogshit…
 

How To: Blow Shit Up

Liquid explosives — how can you make them work for you? Today’s prepared, cutting-edge terrorist knows how hard it’s gotten to get a shoe-bomb, box cutter, or snake on a plane. But now, with liquid explosives, anyone can plot the next Lockerbie. But which liquids do you use? Vinegar and baking soda? Coke and pop rocks? No. Baking soda and pop rocks are not liquids. Thankfully, the mainstream media, who hate America even more than you, are at your service. Find out just how helpful they can be, after the jump. Read more on How To: Blow Shit Up…
 

Finally, New Media Iconoclasts Daring Enough to be Against Bloggers and the MSM

Dear “Eat Crow Dot Org,” While we appreciate the spirited venom of your only two posts, castigating those “bloggers, forumists, and mainstream media (MSM) pundits” stupid enough to be skeptical of Jason Leopold’s thus-far unconfirmed story that HE AND ONLY HE KNOWS FOR SURE THAT KARL ROVE HAS BEEN INDICTED, the traditional period for crow-eating is, in fact, after one has been been proved wrong. As it is now Wednesday evening, and, thus far, Karl Rove does not seem to have been indicted, we find ourselves confused by the victorious tone of your new venture. Read more on Finally, New Media Iconoclasts Daring Enough to be Against Bloggers and the MSM…
 

Metro Section: Slow It Down

* Because short stretches of asphalt are just like children — the beat-down Dupont Circle underpass will be rehabbed, and good as new, in nine months. [Free Ride] * Just a few years late, channel 4, but better than never. [NBC4] Read more on Metro Section: Slow It Down…
 

ROVE STILL NOT INDICTED PROBABLY DESPITE WEBSITE

Remember yesterday, when we evinced skepticism about the Truthout “report” claiming Karl Rove had been indicted (the “report” which some of you continue to send us)? We were proved right, dammit! Ahead of the curve! MUST CREDIT WONKETTE FOR SKEPTICISM. Read more on ROVE STILL NOT INDICTED PROBABLY DESPITE WEBSITE…
 

Metro Section: Circumstantial at Best

* The takeover is complete when bloggers turn their guns away from the MSM and take aim at the “free alternative weeklies.” [DCeiver] * Do you like your culture with a hearty crackpot conspiracy flavor and a side of anti-Semitism? [Gridskipper] Read more on Metro Section: Circumstantial at Best…
 

This Is Why They’re the Majority Party, People

Everyone once in a while — very rarely, mind you — we get jealous of our friends in the “real” media. operative: so I’ll be going to the Media Research Center DisHonor awards in a week or so wonkette: ha, wonderful. sounds like it’ll be the social event of the season operative: I plan on a three way with Hannity and Coulter operative: Joe Scarborough called the MRC’s Annual Gala “the must attend event in Washington.”…Like other awards shows, categories are presented with several nominees, but the difference is conservative personalities present the awards and accept the awards for the liberal winners. Past presenters include: Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham, Michelle Malkin, Jonah Goldberg, and Neil Boortz, to name a few. A short list of past accepters includes: US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Ambassador Jeanne Kirkpatrick, Sen. Zell Miller, Judge Robert Bork, Rich Lowery, Lucianne Goldberg, and William F. Buckley. Read more on This Is Why They’re the Majority Party, People…
 

Inside the Bubble: The Attack of the Giant Blog Words

• Animatronic anchors Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff (hybrid models with auto-shutdown and cruise control) will continue to host ABC’s “World News Tonight,” winning out over standard transimission hostbot Charlie Gibson, who still runs on diesel. [ABC] • Hacktasatic Jon Friedman calls “The Week” journalism’s “first blogazine.” No, wait — it’s a magalog! A Zlog? What does that make “The Best Week Ever”? A blogedy? And the “Nightly News” — that’s a blogcastnewslog. CNN’s Blog Report is a bloport. And Times Select still sucks. [CBS Marketwatch] • Anchlogger Brian Williams is a “dog person.” HOW CAN HE BE A BLOGGER THEN? [WaPo] • FishbowlDC on the quitting/re-hiring of Postie Gabe Escobar: “Escobar is one of the Post’s only Hispanic editors (the only other one we can think of is Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, Assistant Managing Editor/Sports.” National Book Award Finalist American Chica author and editor of Washington Post Book World Maria Arana, on the other hand, is just a girl who likes to read. [Fishbowl DC] • Howie Kurtz on why the MSM blogs (Mblogsmers): “Actually, we’re just trying to look cool.” [WashingtonPost.com] • David Corn hearts Viveca Novak, can’t guard her husband. Perhaps her conversation with Rove’s lawyer sparked a revelation: “maybe my client did not tell me everything.” [DavidCorn.com] Read more on Inside the Bubble: The Attack of the Giant Blog Words…