Maddow Shows Newsweek's Adler Reading Anti-Filibuster Poem

February 20th, 2010 9:37 AM
On Friday’s Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC, Newsweek contributor Jerry Adler was shown reciting a poem in which he lamented all the agenda items that are unpassable because of the Senate filibuster rule that gives Republicans the power to block action by the Democratic majority. Host Maddow set up the clip: "Every week, Jerry Adler turns a story from the news into a verse for Newsweek. So now,…

Newsweek's Adler Waxes Poetic About How Brown Got the 'Shmuck' Vote In

January 21st, 2010 8:23 AM
Newsweek's Jerry Adler often waxes poetic on the magazine's The Gaggle blog in a feature called "newsverse." His most recent entry published yesterday evening deals with Tuesday's historic special election in Massachusetts, where Ted Kennedy's old seat went Republican for the first time in 58 years.But in the midst of his poorly-metered albeit rhymed verse, Adler set about labeling Scott Brown…

Newsweek Editor Posts Bizarre Anti-Lou Dobbs Poem: Anchor Wants World

November 12th, 2009 12:40 PM
Newsweek senior editor Jerry Adler on Thursday posted a bizarre poem on the publication’s website, mocking Lou Dobbs for leaving CNN and insinuating that the cable anchor might be crazy: "So wily Lou has picked the locks That kept him in his padded box And tiptoed off, in just his socks." [Punctuation original to the poem.]Adler, whose poem reads like a cross between Dr. Seuss and Calvin Trillin…

New Special Report: Apostles of Atheism

March 25th, 2008 4:43 PM
In all the brouhaha last week over the incendiary comments made by Barack Obama's pastor the media seemed to forget to partake in their traditional Holy Week Christian-bashing excercise.  There were a few entries in the "Easter Hit Parade," like the Comedy Central show "Root of All Evil" which my boss, Brent Bozell, wrote about in a column recently, and an episode of "Law and Order" which…

Let's Blame Video Games for Causing the Greenhouse Effect

February 11th, 2008 5:54 PM