Media Criticism

Marine still outspoken despite facing dismissal

Gary Stein

>By JULIE WATSON | Associated Press | March 22, 2012   SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Marine facing dismissal for running a Facebook page called Armed Forces Tea Party that criticizes the Obama administration is still speaking out but has been getting little support from military law experts and free speech advocates who say he […]

Op-Ed: President Obama is not a Muslim (not that there’s anything wrong with that)

Obama Walking Outside

>By Marc Brodsky  | March 22, 2012 | OPINION |JTA |[Well, what do you think about this article?] SAN FRANCISCO (JTA) – Pundits have been pointing fingers since a recent poll found that 50 percent of Mississippi and Alabama GOP supporters said they believe that President Obama is a Muslim (with approximately another 40 percent […]

In Context: Romney aide’s comments on the Etch A Sketch

Eric Ferhnstrom

>By Bill Adair |Published on Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at 9:10 a.m.| PolitiFact | Romney aide Eric Fehrnstrom stirred up a fuss with his Etch A Sketch metaphor about the campaign strategy for the general election. Here’s the full exchange from his comments on CNN’s Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien. It came in a conversation […]

How Religion’s Demand for Obedience Keeps Us in the Dark Ages

Bible and Cross in Hand

>By Adam Lee | March 19, 2012  | AlterNet |[Note to the readers, I've found this to be interesting read, to me I agree that religious demands for one’s obedience does have the tendency to keep people in the dark - mentally! Gbismarc!] The most fervent advocates of religion in the modern world are also […]

A New Glass Ceiling? Why African-American Politicians Face an Uphill Battle for Senate Seats and Governorships

Black Politicians

>By Joshua Holland | March 20, 2012 | AlterNet | It looks like we will have zero African-Americans elected as a Senator or Governor — what’s behind the dismal number?  African-Americans make up about 12 percent of the population of the United States, and around 10 percent of the House of Representatives. But only 4 percent of the […]

How State Media Turned A Blind Eye To ALEC’s Influence On The Voter ID Debate

ALEC Crow

>Media Matters: March 20, 2012| [Just the Facts!] Dozens of voter ID laws have been introduced in state legislatures over the past two years, including particularly strict measures passed in seven states in 2011 — Alabama, Kansas, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee and Wisconsin. There is widespread evidence that this surge of voter ID […]

Obama blamed troubles on Fox News, book says

Barack Obama Fox News 24/7

>By MACKENZIE WEINGER | 3/19/12 12:11 PM EDT |[We all know that Fox News is GOP TV News and they get paid to spread misleading information to their conservative base and that my Friends are the plain and simple facts! Here you get “Just the Facts” on the DLU! Gbismarc!] President Barack Obama blamed Fox […]

Birthers, Racists, Sexists and Homophobes: 13 Toxic Endorsers of GOP Presidential Candidates

Ron Paul

>By Adele M. Stan | AlterNet | March 18, 2012 | [Well, what do you think about this article?] What’s stunning about this year’s crop of endorsers is the torrent of venom, mendacity and absurdity that spills from their mouths and pens. A man, the ancient fable tells us, is known by the company he […]

Texan Women the Latest Losers in Outrageous GOP Laws

Cutting Preventive Health Services for Women

>By K.C. Dermody | Yahoo! Contributor Network – Fri, Mar 16, 2012 | COMMENTARY | This week has been one of the most unprecedented in recent memory in what feels like a vicious war against American women. Females in the United States are being used as political pawns in a frightening game that Republicans have decided to […]

Fox Polls On Gas Prices, And Gets Results It Doesn’t Like

Obama's Approval Rating Gas Prices

>By Rebecca Leber on Mar 16, 2012 at 9:45 am |[Remember Fox News is GOP TV News! Gbismarc!]   Fox Polls On Gas Prices, And Gets Results It Doesn’t Like | Fox polled registered voters on whether they believe the claim President Obama purposely wants higher gas prices, and gets an answer it wouldn’t expect […]

Texas Loses Entire Women’s Health Program Over Planned Parenthood Law

Rick Perry Womens Health

>by Laura Bassett |lbassett@huffingtonpost.com |Posted: 03/15/2012 5:39 pm Updated: 03/16/2012 10:34 am | The Department of Health and Human Services announced on Thursday that it will cut off all Medicaid funding for family planning to the state of Texas, following Gov. Rick Perry’s (R) decision to implement a new law that excludes Planned Parenthood from […]

Who Is Derrick Bell?

Derrick Bell and Barack Obama Hug

>by Kai Wright  | Friday, March 9 2012, 10:19 AM EST | Re-posted March 17, 2012 |[Remember, the Right-wing will do or say anything to paint a different picture of Barack Obama. President Obama and his administration brought this country back from the brink of a Deep Depression without (in spite of) their help! Just […]

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