Ex-liberal from People's Republic of Massachusetts
Former newspaper reporter and editor from Massachusetts, distance runner, Red Sox fan
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Jamilah Lemieux probably shouldn't sit by the phone awaiting word that she's won a profile in courage award.
Ebony's senior digital editor was one of Al Sharpton's guests on MSNBC's PoliticsNation last night when the subject turned to a Saturday Night Live parody of a Super Bowl commercial.
Who would have thought the reaction from the left to newly-imposed "net neutrality" regulations would provide such entertainment value in the form of amusing inanities?
On his radio show Friday, former Crossfire host Bill Press and his guest, Julian Hattem, technology reporter for The Hill, provided a helpful roadmap for liberals', uh, thoughts on the issue.
And liberals wonder why they're so often seen as sympathetic to Islamists.
Fox News analyst Juan Williams contributed mightily to that perception with comments he made today on Fox's late afternoon show The Five.
Wow, that's pretty impressive sourcing.
Alarm bells are ringing among liberals in the media that Wisconsin governor and unflappable conservative Scott Walker could well pose a problem for Hillary Clinton's (second) presumptive coronation as president.
This young man might have a bright future in comedy, providing he doesn't mind that people laugh only when he's not kidding.
You might remember Cenk Uygur -- pronounced "Jenk U-Gur" -- hosting an evening show on MSNBC for several months in 2011 after the network booted Keith Olbermann within weeks of the Tucson massacre, when liberals like Olbermann blamed Sarah Palin for creating a sulfuric "climate of hate" that led to the rampage. Turns out Olbermann wasn't entirely wrong, he was simply looking in the wrong direction.
CNN is clearly desperate for higher ratings when they go out of their way to appear balanced and accurate.
The network's website, CNN.com, ran an astonishing headline last night -- "Dems block DHS funding bill." Yes, you read that correctly. It was caught by Jason Howerton, a reporter at TheBlaze, who posted a story titled "The Headline for the Lead Story on CNN Website Leaves Some Wondering if 'Hell Has Frozen Over.'
It never fails to amuse when news is intentionally vague.
On her MSNBC show this past Friday, Rachel Maddow showed excerpts from an NBC interview with a 16-year-old boy who had joined ISIS, become disillusioned, and managed to escape.
Heck, who cares if the "neighbors" in question have a knife to your throat.
Bill Nye, foppish self-proclaimed Science Guy, appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher this past Friday night and demonstrated why he ought to stick with his true vocation as a global-warming bedwetter.
Just when you thought what emanates from the White House on defeating the jihad could not get more absurd, Rush Limbaugh provides much-needed historical context.
This week brought both a three-day conference on "Countering Violent Extremism" (that'll show 'em!) and an op-ed along the same lines from President Obama that was published in the Los Angeles Times.
Hardly a week passes that we don't learn of another mass execution committed in the Mideast by the medieval Islamist thugs in ISIS.
But did you know that Muslims children are being executed in the United States? It must be true because I heard it last night on "The Rachel Maddow Show" and, no, it didn't come from defrocked anchor Brian Williams.
"There was an unexpected, oh no what just happened, kind of moment" earlier that day, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow told her viewers last night. Actually there were two, but she glossed over the second.
Maddow opened a segment by describing what happened when new Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and his wife Stephanie arrived at the Pentagon on his first day of work.
Longtime Obama confidant David Axelrod is making the rounds to flog his new book, "Believer: My Forty Years in Politics." Along the way, he has parroted a textbook liberal myth, confident it will go unchallenged by simpatico buddies in the media and surely aware that low-information voters who comprise the Democrats' base won't have a clue anyway.
Appearing on Sunday's Meet the Press, Axelrod took part in a panel discussion on Jon Stewart's impending departure from The Daily Show when he tossed out a whopper about a controversial American priest of the last century --
His instincts told him to be wary. Turns out that Rush Limbaugh's suspicions were well-founded.
On his radio broadcast Monday, the day after Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary special on NBC, Limbaugh said SNL executive producer Lorne Michaels invited him on the show in the 1990s for a specific role -- to play Santa Claus.
The weather has been so brutal in the Northeast this winter that those involved in preparations for Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary special were apparently cut off from any news over the last two weeks.
How else to explain the show's laughable piety when it aired last night, and at the dead-whale weight of four and a half hours (including a red-carpet preview), and mocked what was deemed "fake news" from the Fox News Channel.
MSNBC is rightly considered among the more fetid branches of the left-wing fever swamp, alongside the Daily Kos blog, Dennis Kucinich's fan club, and just about any fundraiser for Elizabeth Warren. But what MSNBC airs on weekends exceeds its often dazzling levels of left-wing lunacy.
This morning on the network's Melissa Harris-Perry show, for example, guest host and Columbia University poli-sci professor Dorian Warren spoke about the murders of three Muslim residents of Chapel Hill, N.C., this week with a panel of fellow liberals, all of them Deeply Concerned, the requisite emotional state for anyone spending time in Harris-Perry's empathic presence.
Appearing as a guest speaker at the Reagan Library in 2008, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams was asked who his "wow interview" was with, or what person would fit the bill.
Williams tweaked the question before responding in a way that prompted an approving murmur through the audience, which presumably was what he intended.
You know how liberals love to prattle on about the need for politicians to "work together" and "get things done"?
Back when he was president, George H. W. Bush did exactly that with Democrats in Congress -- he agreed in 1990 to raise taxes to cut the deficit, thereby breaking one of the most emphatic campaign promises since democracy first stirred in the cradle.
A seismic shakeup in media yesterday with NBC News announcing a six-month suspension without pay for serial fabulist Brian Williams, while Comedy Central's Jon Stewart revealed he's leaving The Daily Show at the end of this season.
The two departures are indirectly connected, Rush Limbaugh told radio listeners today, and bolster his long-held belief that "NBC is not a news organization any more."
Many of his fans were surely disappointed when Jon Stewart announced last night that he's leaving The Daily Show at the end of this season, after 16 years at the helm as its mock news anchor.
More disconcerting to conservatives who still watch Stewart, longtime lead court jester on the left, was how he let Obama confidant David Axelrod off the hook on the subject of Obama's deceitful claim during the 2008 campaign that he opposed same-sex marriage.
Bill Moyers first became known to the public as President Lyndon Johnson's press secretary, a thankless job for even the most ardent liberal, and Moyers is high atop that list.
Moyers has kept plenty busy ever since, providing political commentary at PBS, CBS, NBC, etc., and from his own media outfit, Moyers & Company. Flash forward to 2015 and Moyers is again providing useful cover for a left-wing president.