Category Archives: WaPo

Some Fries With Your Stupid

No d’uh: “The early contours of the infrastructure blueprint have won the White House’s support, but the IRS provision in particular is drawing opposition from well-funded conservative groups, which are strongly opposed to expanding the reach of a tax-collection agency.” … Continue reading

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Some Fries With Your Stupid, WaPo?

Our Failed Political Press ™ Welcome to the ’80s:: “I think most of today’s political fights are really about two underlying questions: Will power — cultural, economic, social and political in particular — be taken away from the kinds of … Continue reading

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Too Late, Too Little, Too Bad

Our Failed Political Press Over at PressRun, Eric Boehlert caught a quote from Marty Baron, the retiring Editor of the WaPo in an interview with Der Spiegal on his failing to call a lie a lie: We had to be … Continue reading

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When Dog Whistles Become Threats

As much as I rant about our failed political press (which is very failed), the Fourth Reich is somehow worse: White House says it is creating ‘very large’ dossier on Washington Post journalist and others New York (CNN Business)The White … 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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“We Regret The Error”

Tiger Beat on the Potomac’s afternoon email thingie found a great correction: Good Tuesday afternoon. CORRECTION OF THE DAY … WAPO, A2: “A Nov. 28, 2018, Page One article about President Trump’s attacks on the Federal Reserve incorrectly reported the … Continue reading

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Quote of the Morning

The WaPo  “Although [Secretary of State Mike] Pompeo sounded optimistic about resuming negotiations with North Korea, which has an arsenal of nuclear weapons, his rhetoric remained downbeat and abrasive toward Iran, which does not yet have any nuclear arms.” And … Continue reading

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The Death of the Media, Cont.

The WaPo FactChecker introduced a new metric: the Bottomless Pinocchio. HAWT! WORK THE POLE, BABY!!1! Oh, wait. The Bottomless Pinocchio “will be awarded to politicians who repeat a false claim so many times that they are, in effect, engaging in … 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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A Disturbance in the Farce

We were very disturbed when the news last night leaked (like a diaper? Yes.) that Megan McArdle was jumping ship from Bloomberg and landing on the editorial page of the WaPo. Take it away, Alicublog! “Much has been made today … Continue reading

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