Category Archives: media

Joe Biden Schools Our Failed Political Press

This is really great, and good on Joe Biden for demanding accuracy from our failed Political Press: A day before the opening of President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign is issuing a pre-emptive strike, … Continue reading

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Proof: Bloomberg Is Driving-up Ad Costs

I love/hate pointing out when we are right, Scissorheads, but Tiger Beat tells us that were are vindicated: Bloomberg’s massive ad campaign hikes TV prices for other candidates “Michael Bloomberg’s big-spending, shock-and-awe TV ad campaign has made politicking more expensive … Continue reading

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News Briefs Bill Mitchell (Thing 3? Some say!) gives us his expert legal opinion on Obstructing Congress: Bill Mitchell argues that Trump can’t be impeached for obstructing Congress because “the president’s job is *to* obstruct Congress.” pic.twitter.com/p5GNDngffT — … Continue reading

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Our Political Press Fails Us Again: “The Very Stable Genius” Edition

Some more excerpts from A Very Stable Genius are making their way into the media: Now an excerpt of a new book published in The Washington Postdemonstrates exactly what tipped Tillerson over the edge. An account of the meeting in … Continue reading

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Who Killed The Press Coverage: #MoscowMitch, In The Senate, With a Rule

I know I often talk about the death of the media, but sometimes it is also the murder of the media, and this time amply be-chinned #MoscowMitch’s fingerprints are all over it, and he didn’t even try to hide it. … Continue reading

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Villagers Have Betting Windows Open For Friendly Wagers

The Villagers are all playing inside baseball today, as DEMOCRATS IN DISARRAY and RUDDERLESS REPUBLICANS continue to feed the gaping maw of our failed political press that is looking for tropes rather than news. CBS News reports: Senior White House … Continue reading

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The Death of our Political Press, Part Infinity

Seven former Presidential press secretaries (Dee Dee Myers, Mike McCurry, Joe Lockhart and Jake Siewert from the Clinton administration, Scott McClellan from the Bush administration, and Robert Gibbs and Jay Carney from the Obama administration) wrote a joint letter arguing … Continue reading

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A Disturbance in the Farce

The Death of the Media The WSJ reports (via Tiger Beat on the Potomac’s morning email thingie, so weird emboldening is theirs): “Allies of President Trump are pursuing an effort to acquire right-leaning news channel One America News Network, according … Continue reading

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The Days and Nights of Upchuck Todd

It’s long been the position of this blog that the Sunday Morning Talkies are nothing more (and often less) that the Villagers talking to each other as other villagers listen; they are picking up where they left off at the … Continue reading

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Handicapping the Handicappers

I gotta admit that this bit repudiating Politico’s morning email thingie from one of the guys at Pod Save The Whatevs—in Tiger Beat itself!—is pretty good (enigmatic emboldening is totally theirs): JON FAVREAU took to Twitter to vehemently disagree with … Continue reading

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