Category Archives: Both Sides

Charlottesville, Redux

President Trump: "I am concerned about the rise of any group of hate. I don't like it…Whether it's white supremacy, whether its any other kind of supremacy. Whether it's Antifa. Whether it's any group of hate. I am very concerned … Continue reading

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Both Sides Don’t

Vox has one of their bloodless explainers up that is trying very hard to tell us why our politics are broken and no one trusts the media, and you might be surprised to learn that BOTH SIDES are to blame! … Continue reading

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Never Trust Never Trumpers

This little bit that Tiger Beat email thingie aggregated from the Daily Beast is delicious (enigmatic emboldening is theirs):   “MEDIAWATCH — “Steve Schmidt Storms Off Own Podcast When Asked About Advising Howard Schultz,” by The Daily Beast’s Eleanor Clift: … Continue reading

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Two Funerals and No Wedding: Politico Celebrates Bipartisan Moments in 2018

Both Sides This is the kind of infuriating end-of-year list that I truly hate: Heartwarming bipartisan moments in a polarizing 2018. Tiger Beat’s list contains exactly one (questionable) bipartisan piece of legislation (the recent First Step prison reform), and the … Continue reading

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Both Sides Don’t

As long as we are talking about Both Siderism, this WaPo article almost destroys the Fourth Reich’s absurd claim that the Left is to blame for the violence that the Right commits (“You made me hit you!, as the wife-beater … Continue reading

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Frank Luntz Seeks Lifeboat

You guys, Wingnuttia’s word-person (non-Noot Division) and noted dapper man about town, Frank Luntz, haz a sad about the state of politics, and cannot figure out why all the shouty people—pundits like himself—are making him so sad… .@FrankLuntz tells me … Continue reading

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NYTimes Visits Possum Hollar AGAIN

They say that what was once a vice becomes a habit, and so once again we note that the NYTimes sent more wannabe Jane Goodalls deep into Possum Hollar to see what the salt of the earth thinks about the … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 Pie Fight, Both Sides, Death of the Media, media, NY Times, snark | 6 Comments

David F. Brooks Replies to Axios

As regular readers know, I am no longer on the David Fking Brooks beat. It is being handled with more and better aplomb by my betters than I could ever muster. I cannot read Brooks without having an unpleasant out … Continue reading

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Both Sides DON’T

This bit in Axios’ morning email thingie starts off well, but then goes into well-worn turf. See if you can spot the razor blade in the apple: There are lots of reasons American politics went off the rails, but Axios … Continue reading

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The Death of the Media, Cont.

It’s Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) who again let us down: Democrats to give Trump Cabinet picks the Garland treatment Um, no. Garland never got a Judiciary Committee hearing nor a vote, and there is no way that … Continue reading

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