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"Last night was a triumph for the conservative movement and repudiation to those who said Republicans had to move away from the conservative ideology to achieve victory," Media Research Center President and NewsBusters Publisher Brent Bozell declared today.
"I hereby grant the Dewey Defeats Truman Awards for the most incompetent political reporting of the year to the following journalists for their impeccably inept coverage," Bozell noted in a press release earlier today before listing Politico's Mike Allen, CBS's Katie Couric, National Journal's Ron Brownstein, and the entire New York Times editorial board as the recipients of the (dis)honor.
"Congratulations for embarrassing yourselves, your news organizations and the industry for a backfire that only President Truman himself could truly appreciate," proclaimed Bozell.
For the full press release, including the quotes that were the catalysts for the Deweys, click here.
A special open thread today. We're helping Soldiers' Angels raise money for their Project Valour-IT campaign, which raises money for research and development of technology that supports wounded warriors in their recovery. NB has chosen to support the Marines. Your generosity is greatly appreciated (link below fold).
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Tomorrow is election day, and (Public Policy Polling) PPP has conservatives in the lead in NJ, VA, and NY-23.
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Is the stock market rally over?
Friday was a bad day for stocks with all major indices losing several percentage points. Is this the beginning of a serious sell-off that could even test the March lows or just a much-needed correction after an historic move up?
You think when the college football schedule was set up months ago they had any idea both Texas vs. OSU AND USC vs. Oregon would be such big games at the same hour? Anything else you're watching in this schedule?
Maybe more important, who is praying the Phillies beat the Yanks this series?
Anything else on your sports mind today?
For general discussion about the news, political and otherwise...
After the premiere of the Notable Quotables comedy web show two weeks ago we got a lot of interest and feedback from readers. Here is the next episode, again, based on the Media Research Center’s bi-weekly publication Notable Quotables.
This week we have CBS fawning over Michelle Obama frolicking on the White House lawn, CNN psychoanalyzing Rush Limbaugh listeners, and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews in need of some psychiatric help of his own.
We hope you enjoy the show and let us know what you think.
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Organizing for America health care video finalist desecrates the American Flag with graffiti.
Do Democrats think this will help their cause?
Discuss the news of the day and whatever else you like...
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Even Democrats are fed up with Alan Grayson.
Republicans and Democrats slammed Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) for calling Linda Robertson, an adviser to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, a "K Street whore" in a month-old radio interview that circulated on Capitol Hill Monday night.
"There's no call for that language. No call for it. That's absurd. If he was standing here now, I'd say that to him," said Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.)...
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: 7-hour lines for swine flu vaccines are not the best advertisements for Government-run health care.
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Obama to skip global warming meeting in Copenhagen?