How about some New Year's resolutions for the right-wing media machine?

It's that time of year again. Some have vowed to hit the gym more often. Others are swearing off cigarettes. For some, coffee has been replaced with copious amounts of socialist green tea. Still others are signing up for community service projects to help improve the world around them.

Yes, many Americans have made their New Year's resolutions. Perhaps the conservative media establishment should do the same.

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Republican distortion watch: Steve King edition

When a bunch of national blogs write about Representative Steve King (IA-05), you know it's not for anything that will make Iowans proud. This week was no exception, as King led a group of more than 50 House Republicans demanding that Kevin Jennings resign as the White House official focusing on "safe schools."

As you might expect, the basis for King's campaign against Jennings is a canard, but he didn't stop even after his office was informed that the allegations were false.

Steve Benen, Greg Sargent and Jed Lewison have more on King's latest embarrassing crusade.

Council Bluffs resident Mike Denklau announced on October 15 that he is running against King in 2010. His official campaign website is here. Although this district leans strongly Republican, it's important not to leave people like King unchallenged.

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