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September 14, 2006
By: Kevin Drum

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Aside from ABC, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, PBS, NPR, CBS (forging documents to make the president look bad!), the NY Times, the Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, the LA Times, and the Boston Herald, there's a shocking lack of amazingly liberal voices in the media.

Posted by: American Hawk on September 14, 2006 at 2:53 PM | PERMALINK

Rupert Murdoch.
Reverend Moon.
Me.

Which of these three is not a billionaire?

Posted by: Mr Furious on September 14, 2006 at 3:10 PM | PERMALINK

Asshole Hawk still flogging the liberal media myth.

Posted by: klyde on September 14, 2006 at 3:19 PM | PERMALINK

American Chickenhawk's liberal media at work:
http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/009781.php

Posted by: klyde on September 14, 2006 at 3:36 PM | PERMALINK

Aaaggghhh! Enough already. I'm sending $50.

Posted by: sal on September 14, 2006 at 3:43 PM | PERMALINK

Hawk,
Have you ever looked at the Boston Herald? Even by your "anyone to the left of Ghenghis Khan is a Trotskyite" standard, it don't quite cut it.

Posted by: mister pedantic on September 14, 2006 at 3:52 PM | PERMALINK

I wish the LA Times were liberal.

Posted by: craigie on September 14, 2006 at 3:54 PM | PERMALINK

More of Chickenhawk's liberal media at work:

http://mediamatters.org/items/200609130008

Posted by: klyde on September 14, 2006 at 4:05 PM | PERMALINK

Klyde: American Chickenhawk's liberal media at work:
http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/009781.php

I followed the link. It involves.... an objective analysis of the probable outcome of the elections in November. Um, okay.

Pedantic: Hawk,
Have you ever looked at the Boston Herald? Even by your "anyone to the left of Ghenghis Khan is a Trotskyite" standard, it don't quite cut it.

I meant 'Globe', not 'Herald', sorry.

Posted by: American Hawk on September 14, 2006 at 4:06 PM | PERMALINK

Wait, Kevin Drum are do you really think of yourself as progressive?

Posted by: MNPundit on September 14, 2006 at 4:08 PM | PERMALINK

I meant 'Globe', not 'Herald', sorry.

He misread the fax from the RNC.

Posted by: craigie on September 14, 2006 at 4:21 PM | PERMALINK


"Don't believe the right-wing ideologues when they tell you the left still controls the media agenda. It does not any longer. It's a fact." Bill O'Reilly 7/26/05

Posted by: mr. perspective on September 14, 2006 at 4:36 PM | PERMALINK

"We have the media now" - Ann Coulter on the Sean Hannity radio show 7/25/05

Posted by: mr. perspective on September 14, 2006 at 4:38 PM | PERMALINK

Have you got a call into George Soros? I don't think he'll be adding any funds to Air America anytime soon.

Posted by: meatss on September 14, 2006 at 4:55 PM | PERMALINK

remember this was only reported in the spanish press

don't you mean the neo-Nazi press ?

Posted by: cleek on September 14, 2006 at 5:16 PM | PERMALINK

Kevin, take your nasty racism crack about Salladay DOWN!

It's caused more than enough damage for one day.

I would NOT have contributed if I had seen that crack first.

Posted by: Fast Pete on September 14, 2006 at 5:36 PM | PERMALINK

Kevin's Salladay comment isn't nasty.

Posted by: cleek on September 14, 2006 at 5:42 PM | PERMALINK

I demand my royalties!

Posted by: JS on September 14, 2006 at 5:46 PM | PERMALINK

I don't believe in subsidies.
Everybody has to pay their own way.
Except for me.
I get to sponge off of Kevin's threads for free.

Posted by: Uncle Al the little girl's pal on September 14, 2006 at 5:56 PM | PERMALINK

The Chicago Tribune liberal! Bwa ha ha ha! If I still smoked dope, I'd demand me some of that!

Posted by: shortstop on September 14, 2006 at 6:11 PM | PERMALINK

mhr wrote: "Anyone else ever notice how liberals react to the idea of intellectual and political diversity?"

Anyone else ever notice how mhr slavishly regurgitates scripted Republican Fascist Party talking points in every single comment he posts?

Anyone else ever notice that mhr is a weak-minded, ignorant, gullible dupe, incapable of independent thought, obediently thinking what he's told to think and saying what he's told to say, just like all his fellow mental slave brownshirts throughout history?

Posted by: SecularAnimist on September 14, 2006 at 6:24 PM | PERMALINK

Kevin should send his blogs to George Soros.

Posted by: gregor on September 14, 2006 at 6:27 PM | PERMALINK

Kevin wrote: "If you think there needs to be an independent, progressive alternative to the right-wing media ..."

I'm confused. Are you asking me to support Mother Jones, or The Nation?

Posted by: SecularAnimist on September 14, 2006 at 6:28 PM | PERMALINK

Idiot, I said SHIP IN A BOTTLE!

Posted by: BigJohn on September 14, 2006 at 6:29 PM | PERMALINK

Begging for money is unbecoming.

Posted by: Frequency Kenneth on September 14, 2006 at 11:07 PM | PERMALINK

Finally, someone impersonates me. I have arrived!

Posted by: JS (really) on September 15, 2006 at 12:07 AM | PERMALINK

Kevin's Salladay comment isn't nasty.
Posted by: cleek on September 14, 2006 at 5:42 PM

See the Salladay thread below, cleek. I'd say a clear majority thought it was. Intentionally nasty? No. Not from Kevin. But the effect was damaging, all the same.

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