The NYT’s Timothy Egan on the wilful ignorance (if that’s the right term for it) of far-right Americans and the media that abets them.
Eyebrows are raised over the awarding of two Peabodies, meant to symbolize broadcast journalism excellence.
I was watching The Daily Show tonight, as is my habit, and as usual, it offered an amusing and thought-provoking insight, this time into the CBS memo-gate scandal. Jon Stewart’s riff on it wasn’t great, but Stephen Colbert’s piece was terrific — a not-so-thinly-veiled linkage between the Bush Administration’s myopic zeal in going to war in Iraq [...]
A new poll done both here in Canada and the U.S. tells me I’m pretty much in the mainstream: I like America and my American neighbors, but I’m not so hot on Dubya and his fellow travellers in his administration.
In her Thanksgiving column entitled Blood Is Thicker Than Gravy, NYT writer Maureen Dowd gives her conservative brother Kevin’s explanation of why the Republicans triumphed in Apocalypse 2004:
The NYT’s Bob Herbert has written belatedly about the Program on International Policy Attitudes study on Bush and Kerry supporters — and how the Bushies had their heads up their asses (my words, not Herbert’s) on many key issues.
David Brooks of the NYT took a look at the exit-polling numbers and came up with some different conclusions that your typical pundit. But there’s some big holes in his argument too: For example, he doesn’t account for the ignorance and gullibility of Bush supporters.
Read this excerpt from what I think will become known as a seminal article on Dubya by Ron Suskind in the Oct. 17 NYT Magazine – “Faith, Certainty and the presidency of George W. Bush“: (BTW, the headline refers to this post)
I attach for your linking pleasure columns from Thomas L. Friedman, Maureen Dowd and William Safire on the U.S. election, plus a bonus editorial:
“I never thought I’d say this, but I really miss voter fraud.” :) That was preceded by Stewart saying that he passed out around 10:40 p.m. Tuesday night and woke up naked and bruised outside his studio. “Anything happen?” he deadpanned. Correspondent Ed Helms said tonight was the last night in America for going to [...]