If you missed it last night, here it is:
- You: Stewart/O’Reilly Livestream Crashes (thedailybeast.com)
- Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly – “The Rumble in the Air Conditioned Auditorium” – Big Healthcare Discussion at the End About A Single Payer System – Video (ducknetweb.blogspot.com)
- O’Reilly, Stewart tangle in mock debate (news.yahoo.com)
- Watch: Jon Stewart debates ‘mayor of bullsh*t mountain’ Bill O’Reilly (rawstory.com)
- O’Reilly vs. Stewart: 10 best lines (popwatch.ew.com)
Don’t forget… there’s a Bill O’Reilly vs. Jon Stewart Debate on October 6. It costs $4.95 to hear the 90 minute show live. Hey…cheaper than the movies and probably more entertaining!
- Fox News Tries To Ambush Jon Stewart On Television. They Probably Shouldn’t Have Done That. (upworthy.com)
- Video: Jon Stewart to Debate Bill O’Reilly Oct. 6 (boiseweekly.com)
- Stewart: 47% Gaffe Turns Fox Into ‘Bulls#%t Mountain’ (newser.com)
- Bill O’Reilly Announces 90-Minute Debate Against Jon Stewart (perezhilton.com)
- Bill O’Reilly and Jon Stewart to debate (politico.com)
- Would you pay $4.95 to see Jon Stewart debate Bill O’Reilly? Who will win? (allday.today.com)
On Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” last night, onetime Bill Clinton ally (now foe) Dick Morris suggested the former president secretly wants Barack Obama to lose the election but won’t say so publicly because the Obama administration is holding Hillary Clinton hostage and it will kill her if he loses.
The look on Bill O’Reilly’s face and the tone of his voice during the interview demonstrates that even he thought Morris’ suggestion was ludicrous, though it is rather appalling that the two men appeared to laugh at the supposed “joke.”
A congregation of assholes, no?
- ICE chief of staff resigns after allegations of lewd conduct | Fox News (genomega1.wordpress.com)
- Dick Morris Repeats His Outlandish Claim That Bill Clinton Doesn’t Want Obama Re-Elected (newshounds.us)
- Is Dick Morris the world’s worst political pundit? | Harry J Enten (guardian.co.uk)
Even Fox News in a recent poll doesn’t think Romney can create jobs. The totals? 27 percent of Americans think Romney has a plan to revive the American economy… 41 percent of registered voters think Obama the better plan. That is a 14-point gap.
A revealing question in this poll was “Who do you think will do a better job looking out for you and your family during tough economic times?” 47 percent said Obama and 36 percent Mitt Romney.
“What is true in poker is true in politics. You can’t beat something with nothing.
And right now, voters are coming to the conclusion that when it comes to credible plans to fix the economy, Republicans have nothing.”
– Juan Williams, Fox News analyst
Are you surprised?
- Opinion: Republicans jab Obama on jobs, but have no plan of their own (thehill.com)
- Poll: Public says Obama tax plan more fair, helps economy (thehill.com)
“Here’s what you and your minions don’t understand, O’Reilly. Your hell doesn’t scare me. I make my living watching Fox News eight hours a day. I’m already in hell.”
(thanks to All Hat, No Cattle)
- Bill O’Reilly Responds To The Simpsons’ ‘Cheap Shot’ At Fox News (mediaite.com)
- Robert Reich (Why Anyone Should Care that Bill O’Reilly Calls Me A Communist) (jdeanicite.typepad.com)
- Jon Stewart vs. Fox News Pundits On ‘The Daily Show’ (huffingtonpost.com)
“Last week, President Obama talked about not being born with a silver spoon in his mouth. That was interpreted as a big dig at Mitt Romney. When I was interviewing Governor Romney on this show, I asked him about it. However, I did some paraphrasing that seemed to misquote the president. So to be clear, the President’s exact quote was ‘I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth.’ And I hope that clears up any confusion.”
See…it’s not really an apology. “That was interpreted as a big dig at Mitt Romney” is Doocy’s point of view and the reason he added “Unlike some people” to his quote. Just putting in the correct sentence does not an apology make.
I hope that confuses any clarity. Doocy sure did.
Obama speaking last Wednesday:
“Somebody gave me an education. I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth. Michelle wasn’t. But somebody gave us a chance — just like these folks up here are looking for a chance.”
Essentially, this was the same statement he made in 2009… well before he had any rich Republicans running against him (like Romney.)
The quote didn’t mean quite the right thing for Steve Doocy of Fox News, so he added three little words to it… words not found in the video of the speech or in the transcript:
“Unlike some people, I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth.”
See… doesn’t that couch it a little better in the context of an election? Isn’t Fox News great for doing us a favor of focusing on the true meaning of something the President says? Not!
Unfortunately, Doocy’s little addition turned up in a Washington Post article, a New York Post editorial and a number of conservative blogs. This leads me to propose that Obama no longer make speeches at all… just let Steve Doocy and his Foxy friends create his words for him.
(Thanks to TPM for pointing this one out).
- Fox News quotes Obama (incorrectly of course) (brobrubel.wordpress.com)
- Fox News MADE UP An Obama Quote To Make It Seem Like He Was Dissing Romney (businessinsider.com)
- Romney responds to Obama’s ‘silver spoon’ jab (abcnews.go.com)
- White House: Obama ‘Silver Spoon’ Comment Not Directed At Romney (washington.cbslocal.com)
So whose fault is it that Newt isn’t on top of the Republican pack? Fox News?
“I assume it’s because Murdoch at some point said, ‘I want Romney,’ and so ‘fair and balanced’ became ‘Romney.’ And there’s no question that Fox had a lot to do with stopping my campaign because such a high percentage of our base watches Fox.”
Newt’s assumption, of course, is that Fox controls the Republican campaign.
A Fox News representative said Newt was just saying this because he is angling for a post-primary broadcast position at CNN. (Gingrich has already stated that he’ll be attending the White House Correspondent‘s Dinner at the CNN table… how about that?)
…and on that tape he had some crap, EE Eye EE Eye Oh…
With Obama here, and students there
Here a speech, there a speech
everywhere a speech speech…
Andrew Breitbart had a tape, EE Eye EE Eye Oh…
According to the Telegraph in the UK:
(A) video, pitted as Mr Obama’s coup de grace and the end of his 2012 re-election bid, promised to expose the president as a “racist radical” who had plotted to seize control of the White House with other “totalitarian freaks” for more than 20 years.
In reality the tape showed a college student campaigning for racial diversity at Harvard law School – not quite the fiery revelations right wing blogger Andrew Breitbart had pledged prior to his death.
Sean Hannity, though, tried to push the tape on Fox News as some kind of real revelation that would end Obama’s campaign. But his efforts were more or less silly with a lot of respondents outside of the Fox/Tea Party crowd having greater respect for the President and his support of a dedicated professor while he was Editor of the Harvard Law Review (I don’t think Hannity ever had that kind of status).
As to Breitbart, he died before he could create another phony attack on good people. Perhaps he is watching all this from Hell. 🙂
- Breitbart’s Video of Obama at Harvard on Hannity Tonight! (fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com)
- Breitbart Video Shows Barack Obama Protesting at Harvard in 1991 (VIDEO) (blippitt.com)
- Breitbart Editors Preview Obama College Video With Hannity (mediaite.com)
- Andrew Breitbart Tapes To Be Released (webpronews.com)
- BREAKING: Years Old, Publicly Available Photo of Andrew Breitbart Hugging A Black Guy Found (thesuperficial.com)
- Why We’re Talking About Barack Obama and Derrick Bell Now [Andrew Breitbart] (gawker.com)
- ‘Mancow’ Muller: Breitbart Was Murdered (mountainrepublic.net)
Want to buy a National Touring Bus? I guess one will be available now that Sarah Palin has announced that she won’t be entering the Presidential race (what a surprise!)
So what will she do now to maintain her personal publicity program?
- Sarah Palin Won’t Run For President [Sarah Palin] (gawker.com)
- Sarah Palin ends the fever pitch of speculation swirling around her presidential ambitions (dailykos.com)
- 5 questions about Sarah Palin (politico.com)
- Sarah Palin won’t run either (geneveith.com)
- Sarah Palin won’t run in 2012 (thestar.com)
- GOP Reacts to Palin No-Go (thepage.time.com)
- BREAKING: Sarah Palin Will Not Be Running for President (sfist.com)
- Sarah Palin: Inside Her Decision Not To Run (abcnews.go.com)
Let me start with a statement on my own religious beliefs: I am an atheist in the Stephen Hawking vein…there has been nothing in centuries of scientific discovery to prove the existence of God, nor are the mythological concepts of Heaven, Hell or any “afterlife” at all a reality. OK?
The proposal to make a cross shaped piece of twisted beams from the World Trade Center into a monument in a public space supporting Christianity triggered a response by some atheists that they should have an equivalent monument caused a controversy that Fox News covered. Let me also state my view here: neither of these concepts are supported by me. People’s beliefs should be private things in a free society and not be inflicted on others.
So, when I read this post on the American Atheist‘s blog (and, btw, this is an organization I’m not a member of… organized atheism is just another religion) about their Communications Director appearing on Fox News and the responses that were posted by listeners, I felt unsafe:
FOX News readers on Facebook started going off after Blair Scott, Communications Director for American Atheists, appeared on America Live with Megyn Kelly. Blair reports that when he returned home from his local FOX station for the interview that his voice mail was full of messages and his inbox had almost 200 hateful messages. “I can always tell when someone from American Atheists is on FOX news, because my Inbox explodes with hate email,” said Blair.
We can talk about the issues about this, but our friend William Hamby has put it well over at the Examiner. In addition, Practical Doubt was able to capture some more as well. Unfortunately, they blacked out the names of the guilty.
Moderators on FOX News’ Facebook page had been trying diligently to delete the violent threats, but not before they were screen-captured by a diligent American Atheists member named Robert Posey.
So how direct are these statements posted as comments on the Fox News Facebook Page? These were some of Posey’s captures before Fox had them deleted (and these do NOT have the poster’s names blacked out… as AA says, people should have responsibility for what they say):
What’s scary as well is the amount of support agreements they get from other readers. It is a good move that Fox is eliminating these as they catch them (why they don’t just set the keywords on their spam list, or set all comments to be reviewed before posting as I do on this blog, is confusing.) However, thousands, and perhaps millions of people see them’ and as William Hamby says in the Atlanta Atheist Examiner:
In a week or two, that Facebook page will be clean swept of any threats or incitements to violence. If anyone goes back to read it, they’ll see Christians and atheists arguing — not always politely, but without threats. The words on the page will be gone. But for me and my fellow atheists, they will live on as long as we live.
When I think of lunatics who have been able to kill groups of people based on the lunacy of extreme beliefs, I realize how the promotion of such concepts can trigger dangerous responses. I also realize that by printing some of these here, I may be doing the same thing… however this will happen here once and it will give you an idea of what is happening. If you think back to the Holocaust and what Jews (and the rest of the world) learned from it, this is a serious situation.
If those who believe in Christianity (or any other religion) need this kind of response to justify their unfortunate view of life, then more people than atheists should take notice and be ready to defend themselves.
- And They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love (tuibguy.com)
- Fox News Facebook Page Full of Death Threats Against Atheists (atheistrev.com)
- Jon Stewart crucifies American Atheists; re: 9/11 cross Continue reading on Examiner.com Jon Stewart crucifies American Atheists; re: 9/11 cross – National Humanist | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/humanist-in-national/jon-stewart-crucifies-america (smokesomething.wordpress.com)
- You Gotta Admire That ‘Christian Love!’ (arizonaatheist.blogspot.com)
- Fox News Facebook Page Gets 8,000 Death Threats (allfacebook.com)
- 9/11 Cross Controversy (dangeroustalk.net)
- Stephen Hawking on Discovery: No Need For A Creator To Explain The Universe (techie-buzz.com)
- Stephen Hawking explains the universe (scienceblogs.com)
- Hawking is an atheist (whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com)
Harry Shearer dropped an interesting stat on Le Show this weekend: last month Rupert Murdoch’s organization gave significantly more in campaign donations to Democrats than it did to Republicans. Of approximately $50,000 in contributions, $32,000 went to Democrats… and primarily those associated with committees relating to the judiciary… as if Rupert had predicted in June the problems he’d be in in July.
However, it also appears that in the last couple of years Murdoch’s empire has given somewhat more to Democrats than to Republicans across the board. As Shearer pointed out, if the Fox News fans realized this, wouldn’t they protest?
- News Corp. Reports Political Donations (huffingtonpost.com)
As Jon Stewart interviewed him on his book, The Psychopath Test, I realized this is one I have to get.
Here’s a video of Ronson:
As revealed in Talking Points Memo:
“I think the tools that President Bush put into place — GITMO, rendition, enhanced interrogation, the vast effort to collect and collate this information — obviously served his successor quite well,” former Bush adviser Karl Rove said on Fox News.
Also on Fox News, Bush’s one-time Chief of Staff Andrew Card claimed his former boss “made sure that everything was in place so that President Obama could have an opportunity to — to get Osama bin Laden, and it finally happened.”
- Right Strains To Praise Bush, Minimize Obama, For Bin Laden Death (alan.com)
- Bush Praised For Order He Never Gave (eleftheria64.wordpress.com)
- “If a Republican were in office right now, Osama bin Laden would still be in his compound, burning trash and slowly dying of old age.” (slog.thestranger.com)
- Osama bin Laden Killing Closes a Chapter But Not the Book (themoderatevoice.com)
- Will Obama Break Down And Give Bush Some Credit For Bin Laden Kill? (nicedeb.wordpress.com)
From Barry Ritholtz:
Someone I spoke with claimed that Ailes was scheduled to speak at their event in March, but canceled. It appears that Roger’s people, ostensibly using a clause in his contract, said he “cannot appear for legal reasons.”
I asked “What, precisely, does that mean?”
If this is true, it will be a huge story. Only last week was it revealed that Judith Regan has a tape of Ailes instructing her to lie about Bernie Kerick in 2004 when Giuliani‘s buddy was being investigated for a Federal position.
- Fox News Boss Roger Ailes to Be Indicted??? (businessinsider.com)
- NEWS CORP’S WEAK STATEMENT ON ROGER AILES: Judith Regan’s New Story Is That Roger Ailes Did Not Tell Her To Lie (businessinsider.com)
- There’s A Report Going Around That Fox News Chief Roger Ailes Is About To Be Indicted (businessinsider.com)
- Roger Ailes to be Indicted? (politicalwire.com)
- Roger Ailes Doesn’t Remember Threatening Anybody (esquire.com)
- Roger Ailes to be Indicted (ritholtz.com)
- Could Roger Ailes Have Told Someone To Lie? (theawl.com)
“The loss of Keith Olbermann is a bad omen for America. We should be aware of this loss, and do what we can to let others know its impact — how much of democracy we have lost. I’m sure if George Orwell were alive today, he would weep at this atrocity. Just as we should, but we must also stand strong against these oligarchs. We must realize that they are in control; we must support our alternative media sites so long as we can — because soon they will be taking our websites down by raising prices and by other underhanded means to silence all dissent — even on the Internet.”
– Sam Hamod, Ph.D., at http://www.todaysalternativenews.com
- Jon Friedman’s Media Web: Why Keith Olbermann will return to TV (marketwatch.com)
- Jonathan Richards: Bring Me the Head of Keith Olbermann (huffingtonpost.com)
- UPDATE 3-MSNBC and anchor Keith Olbermann abruptly part ways (reuters.com)
- Omen: Keith Olbermann’s Exit Comes Exactly One Year After Air America’s Demise (mediaite.com)
- “Keith Olbermann and MSNBC’s Messy Breakup [Video]” and related posts (gawker.com)
- Mitchell Bard: A Tribute to Olbermann: Why He Is Different from the Pundits at Fox News (huffingtonpost.com)
” I say why isn’t Iraq paying us back with oil, and paying every American family and their soldiers that lost loved ones or have injured soldiers — and why didn’t they pay for their own liberation? For the Kuwait oil minister — how short his memory is. You know, we have every right to go in there and frankly take all their oil and make them pay for the liberation.”
– Sean Hannity, Fox News
… and let’s get into another war. Why not use the 5% of House salaries and expenses that Boehner got in?
- Fearing high gas prices, Sean Hannity proposes re-invading Iraq and Kuwait to “take all their oil” (climateprogress.org)
- WATCH: ‘SNL’ Mocks Fox News’ Attempt At ‘Embracing Civility’ (huffingtonpost.com)
- How Glenn Beck And Fox News Successfully Painted AZ Shooter As Hitler, Marx Devotee | TPMDC (angryindian.blogspot.com)
- Bill Maher: Jared Loughner’s Chalkboard Likely Looks Like Glenn Beck’s Chalkboard (mediaite.com)
- Is Jared Loughner a Right-Wing Extremist? (alternet.org)
- After Giffords shooting, left and right fingers both point wrong way (secularnewsdaily.com)
- MJ Rosenberg: Top Jewish Historian on Glenn Beck’s Jewish Problem (huffingtonpost.com)
“We have become a very angry country, part of it very ugly. And that even though we have free speech in this country, constantly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, making the people angry at government … may benefit some party, but I think those people have to consider that they may have some responsibility when incidents like this occur and may occur in the future.”
There are some who think Dupnik has overstepped his bounds (Fox News thinks so, as well as others on the Right), but I don’t. Someone has got to tell it like it is. This coming from a law officer in the State with the laxest gun laws in America, and with a history of problems with immigrants and racial discrimination (Arizona was the only state to originally oppose the Martin Luther King Holiday and, as a result, the NFL pulled the Super Bowl from being held in Phoenix where it was scheduled.)
- Sheriff Clarence Dupnik: “We Have Become A Very Angry Country” (alan.com)
- Sheriff Dupnik On GMA: “We Have Become A Very Angry Country” (mediaite.com)
- Giffords shooting: the sheriff who turned the focus on rightwing rhetoric (guardian.co.uk)
- “Comments from Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik via the AP:” and related posts (scaredmonkeys.com)
- Megyn Kelly Takes On Sheriff Clarence Dupnik Over His “Political Spin” On Shooting (mediaite.com)
- Clarence Dupnik, Arizona Sheriff, Criticized By Sen. Jon Kyl Over Shooting Comments (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)
- LIVEBLOG: Press Conference With Sheriff Dupnik and FBI Director Robert Muller (firedoglake.com)
- Democratic Congressman Says It’s Time To “Rethink” Free Speech In Wake Of Arizona Tragedy (businessinsider.com)
Now it looks like the 2 New York Senators are going to try to put this bill through again, somewhat cut down. Will the Republicans hold it up again with a filibuster? Remember that the House already approved this with a 100 vote plurality. Blocking it has been merely a political gambit.
We’ll have to see if it gets through before Christmas. It SHOULD if there are any morals left in Congress.
- Fox legal analyst doesn’t mention Republicans voted against 9/11 health bill (crooksandliars.com)
- Memo To Fox News: Support The 9-11 First Responders (blogs.forbes.com)
- “America Held Hostage: 9/11 first responders bill can pass, but only if corps can offshore jobs” and related posts (reidreport.com)
- Some Republicans to support 9/11 Health Bill? (crooksandliars.com)
- ‘Daily Show’ Does Journalism Again: Shames GOP, Fox ‘News’, Network News Over 9/11 Legislation (bradblog.com)
- Will FOX News give Jon Stewart his own show? (maureenholland.wordpress.com)
- Report: Momentum Building For Lame-Duck Session Passing Of 9/11 First Responders Bill (mediaite.com)
- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Momentum Building Toward A Christmas Miracle For Our 9/11 Heroes (huffingtonpost.com)
Huckabee, who still plays bass in a band called Capital Offense, told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in ’06 that he pardoned Richards after meeting him backstage at a Stones concert. Richards, he said, brought up the arrest, joking that he hoped the cops weren’t still looking for him. Huckabee said he offered to take care of it, which he ultimately did in hopes of giving Richards something “positive” to remember about Arkansas.
It doesn’t seem as though Huckabee’s ploy worked, however. There’s nothing worse than an aspiring rocker learning that his idol has kissed him off with the words, “I think he even has a band.”
- Huckabee Never Learns, Expects Voters to Forget (dakotavoice.com)
- Huckabee Still Mulling Bid (politicalwire.com)
Beck came out with outrageous attacks against Liberal millionaire George Soros this week… and Fox News continues to support him. Is this because a pile of conservative viewers actually BELIEVE HIM? Jeez, I hope not.This from Alex Pareene in Salon (there’s more in the article… go in and read it.):
- This week in crazy: Glenn Beck (salon.com)
- Is Glenn Beck an anti-Semite? Fox host slammed by Anti-Defmation League for attack on George Soros (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- ADL condemns Glenn Beck’s Soros-Holocaust remarks (dailycaller.com)
- Beck’s Dangerous Campaign (thedailybeast.com)
- Glenn Beck Criticized for Holocaust Remarks (newsy.com)
This from William Kristol… and who is more Conservative?:
MSNBC’s suspension of Keith Olbermann is ludicrous.
First, he donated money to candidates he liked. He didn’t take money, or favors, in a way that influenced his reporting.
Second, he’s not a reporter. It’s an opinion show. If Olbermann wants to put his money where his mouth is, more power to him.
Perhaps Olbermann violated NBC News “policy and standards.” But NBC doesn’t have real news standards for MSNBC—otherwise the channel wouldn’t exist. It’s a little strange to get all high and mighty now.
But there’s now a Republican House, and perhaps GE is trying to curry favor by dumping Olbermann?
Republicans of the world, show you believe in the free expression of opinion! Tell the crony corporatists at NBC—keep Keith!
- Olbermann ‘Doesn’t Answer’ to NBC News Standards [Cable News] (gawker.com)
- TV Newser: “Insiders” say Olbermann won’t be back (hotair.com)
- You: Olbermann suspension ignites debate (latimes.com)
- MSNBC suspends Keith Olbermann indefinitely over political contributions (capitolhillblue.com)
You may have heard today that my friend and colleague Keith Olbermann was temporarily suspended from his job hosting Countdown on this network, because he made three personal political donations to candidates in this last election cycle. The reason that resulted in Keith’s suspension is that, here at MSNBC, there is an explicit employee rule against hosts making contributions like that. You can do it if you ask in advance, and if management tells you ‘okay.’ That’s what I understand happened with our morning show host’s political donations in 2006 under previous management. But if you don’t ask in advance for an exemption from the rule, you are more bound by the rule. For the record, the rule applies to us hosts here at MSNBC and NBC News staff. CNBC is not under NBC News, so CNBC staffers are not bound by the same thing.
I understand this rule. I understand what it means to break this rule. I believe that everyone should face the same treatment under this rule. I also personally believe that the point has been made and that we should have Keith back hosting Countdown. Here’s the larger point though. That’s going mysteriously missing, from all the right-wing cackling and the beltway, old-media cluck cluck clucking about this. This is what I think is missing.
Let this incident lay to rest forever the facile, never true, bullpucky, lazy conflation of Fox News and what the rest of us do for a living. I know everyone likes to say ‘Oh, that’s cable news, that’s all the same, Fox and MSNBC, mirror images of each other. Let this lay that to rest forever. Hosts on Fox raise money on the air for Republican candidates. They endorse them explicitly, they use their Fox News profile to headline fundraisers; heck, there are multiple people being paid by Fox News to essentially run for office as Republican candidates, If you count not just their hosts but their contributors, you are looking at a significant portion of the whole line up of Republican presidential contenders for 2012, they can do that because there is no rule against that as Fox, they run as a political operation, we’re not.
Yes, Keith’’s a liberal and so am I, and there are other people on this network and their political views are shared with you, our beloved viewers. But we are not a political operation, Fox is. We are a news operation. And the rules around here are how you know that. Before it was politically safe to do it, Keith Olbermann attracted the ire of the right wing and a lot of others besides when he brought to light and raged against what he saw as the errors and sins of the previous presidential administration. Keith was also the one who brought to light Fox News’ water carrying role for the Bush administration, he was one who point-of-view journalism posed and put exclamation points on the problems in the political operation disguised as a news network model embraced by the guys across the street at Fox.
Now weirdly, it is Keith who is illustrating the difference between what he does on TV, what we do here at MSNBC and what goes on across the street. Good night.
- Some helpful context, details on Olbermann flap (washingtonmonthly.com)
- Dr. Rachel Maddow Speaks Out About Olbermann Suspension (lezgetreal.com)
- Dr. Rachel Maddow Speaks Out About Olbermann Suspension (pinkbananaworld.com)
- Chris Hayes Will Not Sub for Keith Olbermann After All (bigthink.com)
- MSNBC suspends Keith Olbermann indefinitely over political contributions (capitolhillblue.com)
…and then the television chatter will begin, especially on CNN, MSNBC and FOXnews. All of these stations started blabbering early today, pushing the polls and debating possible upsets and surprises. I’m not sure there will be any surprises, but that’s me. It would sure be nice if there WAS a surprise… like the Dems kept control of both the House and Senate, the Tea Party Crazies get voted down, or voter turnout meets no one’s expectations.
I’ll tell you one thing, this election season has made me much more of a Liberal (and I didn’t say “Progressive”.) But that’s me… I usually side with people who seem to be meeting a real challenge. Tomorrow I’ll be posting to this blog results and comments and guesses as to the future… then we can start working on 2012.
As of now, I’m taking the night off. See you all tomorrow.
- High voter turnout predicted as polls open ()
- Strong Turnout May Be Democrats’ Last, Best Hope (crooksandliars.com)
- Night Watch: Already Reading Tea Leaves (thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Midterm election: At a glance (cnn.com)