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The Politico is threatening blogger Stephen Gutowski with legal action to wrest control of his TheCollegePolitico.com domain on trademark infringement grounds.
Gutowski -- full disclosure: he serves as the content editor for the Media Research Center's EyeBlast.tv -- gives readers details and offers his argument for why the claim by Politico is specious here at his blog.
Former President Jimmy Carter with NBC's Brian Williams Tuesday night:
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: You tell us.
Video of Baltimore ACORN activists willing to help a pimp and prostitute work out a tax shelter for a brothel is a "devastating" indictment of the liberal activist group, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell pronounced on the September 11 "Hannity." [MP3 audio available here]
"It shows the power of the Internet. It doesn't matter anymore that [Big Three broadcast networks] ABC and NBC and CBS aren't covering it. The world now knows about it because people go in there and show them the truth," Bozell noted, adding that it proves what conservatives have been saying that ACORN "is a suspect organization [subsidized] with millions of taxpayer dollars."
Bozell also discussed the controversy involving Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), who yelled "You lie!" at President Obama during last Wednesday's speech before Congress:
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Russia arming Venezuela!
Russia has agreed to lend Venezuela over $2bn (£1.2bn) to buy weapons, President Hugo Chavez has said. The credit will be used to purchase nearly 100 tanks and a series of anti-aircraft rocket systems from Russia. In his weekly TV address, Mr Chavez said the weapons were intended to boost Venezuela's defensive capacity.
How will the current White House respond?
Are you ready for some football?
A full slate on tap today with two on Monday. What are the must-see games, and who's going to start the season with a HUGE upset (full schedule below the fold)?
How 'bout that Kim Clijsters? What the heck happened to Serena last night? What's going to happen today?
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Is Obama about to ram healthcare through Congress via reconciliation?
The second weekend in September is always a HUGE one for sports. College football's in full swing, the U.S. Open is coming to an end, and the NFL season kicks off.
With that in mind, what are today's must-see college games (USC vs. OSU is too obvious!!!), and what will be the big upsets?
Will we play tennis today, and if so, who advances?
What's your preview concerning tomorrow's NFL games?
Nancy Pelosi glares in Joe Wilson's direction. September 9, 2009.
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: what does the 8th anniversary of 9/11 mean to you and the nation?
Update (16:35 EDT): Thanks for watching and be sure to tune into "Hannity" on Fox News tomorrow night around 9:30 p.m. EDT. Mr. Bozell is scheduled to be on for two segments.
Media Research Center President and NewsBusters Publisher Brent Bozell will appear on the Breitbart.tv's "The B-Cast" via Skype today at 4:15 EDT. He will be discussing last night's speech by President Obama to the Congress.
You can watch by clicking the link here or by watching the embedded video feed below the page break:
"The media must expose Obama's calculated scare tactics and lying on 'reform.' Failing to do so gives him a green light to lie and cry wolf about whatever he wants, whenever he wants," Media Research Center President Brent Bozell asserted in a statement released today.
The NewsBusters publisher explained:
Last night Obama told a litany of lies. He said the total cost of his health reform would be $900 billion over ten years, but even the government-run Congressional Budget Office found it would cost $1.6 trillion. He claimed his reform would not cover illegal immigrants or abortions, but nothing in any of the Democrat bills requires citizen verification and several organizations including the National Right to Life Committee have shown exactly how federal funds would be used to pay for abortion-on-demand. He knows these are lies and he tells them because he is confident the left wing ‘news' media will let him get away with it.
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: the President's healthcare address.
What did you think of it? Was it a game changer? Will it move the debate in the Democrats' direction, or is it too late?
NewsBuster Mark Finkelstein was a guest yesterday on the Joe Scarborough Show, the nationally-syndicated radio show that the Morning Joe anchor co-hosts with Mika Brzezinski.
Listen to audio here.
For days, Scarborough had been lambasting Republicans for going after Pres. Obama on his speech to schoolchildren. Finkelstein argued that it was not so much the potential for indoctrination as the cult of personality which was objectionable. He pointed out that the Obama-centric study guide for the speech was of a piece with messianic image that the president has allowed to grow up around him, going back to the presidential campaign and his famous "this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal" speech.
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: how does fining people if they don't get insurance reduce healthcare costs?