by Jamison Foser, Fri Aug 31, 2007 at 11:49:39 AM EDT
I wanted to make sure that you all saw the latest action alert from Media Matters for America.
As most of you know, during a discussion Tuesday night on MSNBC Live with Dan Abrams about Sen. Larry Craig's (R-ID) arrest for "lewd conduct" and eventual guilty plea, Tucker Carlson described to fellow MSNBC hosts Dan Abrams and Joe Scarborough his assault on a man who he said "bothered" him in a Washington, D.C., public restroom.
by Progressive American Patriot, Sun Apr 29, 2007 at 08:21:06 AM EDT
Crossposted at Progressive American Patriot
Conservatives have been extremely good at using deceptive talking points to redefine Ann Coulter's homophobia, Don Imus' sexism and racism, and John McCain's warmongering gaffes into a debate over liberal overreactions, hip hop, and whether Congress is surrendering to the terrorists. Progressives must shift the debate back to reality if they hope to bring the troops home and select a progressive president from a diverse field of Democrats. The Republican party has some explaining to do for its support of bigots and the warmongers.
by Caro, Thu Apr 19, 2007 at 06:16:56 AM EDT
The excerpt below is posted with the full knowledge and permission, even encouragement, of the author, who wants his essays to be read by as many people as possible.
From The Hill's Pundits Blog
Imus, Virginia Tech, Iraq, Pollution: Let's End The War Against Our Kids
All across America today, while we mourn together the tragic loss in Virginia, nuts are buying guns, candidates are bragging they kill bunnies with semiautomatic weapons, and politicians tremble with fear of gun lobbies.
And more young Americans die.
MORE MORE MORE
by Joseph Hughes, Wed Apr 18, 2007 at 07:07:57 AM EDT
Looking back at the exchange of ideas that started with this story
and now continues with this one
, I'd like to further engage in the discussion of the Don Imus saga, specifically as it relates to the free-speech issues so important in today's society. To that end, I'd also like to dive into the issues Matt, a journalism graduate school friend, brought up in his latest comments
by Joseph Hughes, Sun Apr 15, 2007 at 01:54:16 PM EDT
In response to something I wrote
about the Don Imus saga Friday, Matt, a journalism graduate school friend of mine, replied and made his case
quite succinctly. Another friend, Karl, weighed in
, as did I
. With our back-and-forth in mind, I'd like to add some detail to my point-of-view. If I may make so bold, Matt's entire argument can be summarized in his own words: "By calling for (and ultimately causing) the firing of Don Imus, it sets a bad precedent for free speech." I disagree, and, though I am as firm a defender of free speech as he, I would like to take this argument in a different direction, speaking to both the issues of our freedoms and the role of the people-powered movement in the debate.