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June 28th, 2022 - 7:00 pm § in Donald Trump, News Media, Politics

Why should anyone take Fox seriously?

Parsing today’s dramatic Jan. 6 testimony, Fox News commentator Martha MacCallum remarked (story here), “I’m not sure that it really shocks anybody that the president, just knowing what we’ve seen, observing him over the years if he got angry, that he might throw his lunch.” While [...]

June 18th, 2022 - 5:09 pm § in Humor, Hypocrisy, News Media, Politics

What Tucker Carlson thinks an “insurrection” is

After noting that, “Several crew members filming a comedy segment at the U.S. Capitol for ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ were charged with unlawful entry earlier this week,” Huffington Post says Tucker Carlson claimed on his show, “Last night, producers from Steph[...]

June 14th, 2022 - 12:38 am § in News Media, Politics

More proof Fox is a propaganda, not a news, network

Veteran journalist Chris Stirewalt (bio here) “was working Fox News’ decision desk on Election Night 2020,” and called Arizona for Biden, before any other network. That incensed Trump and his allies, and Fox fired him for it. “Stirewalt’s reporting was totally accurate,” [...]

May 30th, 2022 - 5:19 pm § in Misc., News Media

Do facts matter?

New York mayor Eric Adams (bio here) tried to compose an inspiring Memorial Day message, but got himself ridiculed instead (see story here). Speaking at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum (website here), whose star attraction is the U.S.S. Intrepid, a World War 2 aircraft carrier preserved as [...]

May 20th, 2022 - 6:55 pm § in Economics, News Media, Politics

Update: $10 gas? Not so fast. Here’s the backstory

A KIRO-TV news story (here) on Friday, May 20, 2022, clarified how that viral story about $10 gas in Washington state got loose into the wild. Their story (edited here for length, and to stay within “fair use” guidelines): ” … [T]here are headlines – not quite correct – t[...]

May 18th, 2022 - 6:19 pm § in Donald Trump, News Media, Politics

Trump still thinks you win by declaring victory

Let’s try a simple quiz. You win an election by: [  ] Getting the most votes [  ] Declaring victory first [  ] Because you want to [  ] Stopping the count when you’re ahead [  ] Doing the election over if you lose Few, if any, Republicans will pick “1,” the correct answe[...]

May 15th, 2022 - 5:39 pm § in Law and Courts, News Media

Dave Horsey explains Alito’s reasoning (cartoon)

The following by none other than Seattle’s own Dave Horsey, editorial cartoonist extraordinaire. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

May 15th, 2022 - 5:12 pm § in Democrats, News Media, Politics

Philly paper: None of the above

The Philadelphia Inquirer, which has endorsed Republican candidates in the past, is taking a pass this year. Of the 7 GOP candidates for Senate and 5 for governor, the paper went with “none of the above.” That’s partly because the GOP isn’t a pro-business party anymore, and p[...]

May 9th, 2022 - 10:10 pm § in Law and Courts, News Media, Politics

Where should protesters protest?

Let’s start with the First Amendment, which says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Gove[...]

April 26th, 2022 - 10:19 pm § in News Media, Politics

Why are Republicans more gullible?

I don’t think it’s debatable that they are, when you’re talking about the base. On almost any subject, they seem divorced from reality (climate science, election fraud, QAnon conspiracy theories, etc.). Thom Hartmann (profile here), a liberal talk show host, has theories; read them[...]