by David Brock, Wed Apr 25, 2007 at 09:24:57 AM EDT
Crossposted at DailyKos.
On April 23, Bill O'Reilly, in a bizarre rant worthy of the most paranoid of conspiracy theorists, devoted an entire segment to what he sees as a devious collaboration of progressive donors and nonprofit groups.
Referring to us as "the vile propaganda outfit Media Matters, which specializes in distorting comments made by politicians, pundits, and media people," O'Reilly placed Media Matters for America at the center of a sinister web of organizations out to "impose a radical left agenda on America," while failing to identify a single instance when Media Matters has distorted his words or those of others.
We certainly got his attention. And it isn't just Bill O'Reilly. In just the past few weeks, Media Matters has been attacked by a veritable who's who of right-wing media and political figures:
by nixau, Sun Mar 18, 2007 at 09:46:42 AM EDT
On MTP today the Democrats rose to the occasion with a thoughtful and restrained analysis of Iraq. Until today I have never heard of Joe Sestak or Tom Andrews for that matter, and I was thinking why did they get these B list dems to counter the likes of Tom Delay and Richard Perle. But what I saw from these men was one of the most cogent arguments for redeployment yet. In the face of a constant barrage of "aiding and abetting the enemy, helping the terrorists, wanting to surrender" comments from DeLay and Perle Sestak and Andrews delivered their message in with undeniable skill.
On This Week Pat Leahy stung his counterpart Cornyn and served the ball right into the Bush admins court when he said he was sick of meeting with White House officials and having their statements later turn out to be false, so he would subpoena Carl Rove to get answers. Schumer also said as much on MTP and they both are tenacious lawyers who will get some accountability from the slippery lawbreakers in the White House.
I heard Cenk on "the Young Turks" saying how frustrated he was that the dems were weak, and his partner said they suffered from "balzhiemers," but just because they don't take the impeachment tack doesn't mean they are weak. We have Murtha, we have Webb, we have Kerry, Murphy, Boxer, and now Sestak. Weak my ass.
by krazypuppy, Fri Feb 02, 2007 at 12:07:17 PM EST
by kevin22262, Tue Jan 30, 2007 at 07:05:25 PM EST
I know that this topic has been blogged about before but it also seems to have fallen off the radar. Are the Democrats dealing with this? If not.. THEY SHOULD!
It seems that the plight of the workers, mostly women and young girls, in the Mariana Islands has taken a back seat to many other topics. Yes there are many important topics but why can't this human rights abuse in the name of "Made In The USA" be taken on and pushed?
This is something that should be right up the alley of every progressive Democrat in congress. This should be something that any feeling and sane human being would want to see stopped, even if only to remove "Made In The USA" from slavery and abuse.
by gregflynn, Thu Dec 21, 2006 at 08:14:49 AM EST
The NY Times today published an article by Philip Shenon called The Hammer Strikes a Comeback Blow about Tom DeLay's new blog but completely omitted the fact that when the blog started up a 11 days ago it was quickly bombarded with unflattering unmoderated comments and just as quickly taken down to be restarted in a moderated format with the offending comments removed. Tom DeLay blew it and the NY Times blew it by not reporting on his false start in this fluff piece about DeLay that displays very little knowledge about blogging.
Not to worry. Enterprising blogger James J. Risser saved the original for posterity (or posteriority) at tomdelaydotcom.blogspot.com
complete with all the comments.