Friday, April 18, 2008

Enough is enough

If you missed the Democratic presidential debate on ABC Wednesday night, Editor & Publisher called it "perhaps the most embarrassing performance by the media in a major presidential debate in years."

Moderators George Stephanopoulos and Charlie Gibson spent the first 50 minutes obsessed with distractions that only political insiders care about--gaffes, polling numbers, the stale Rev. Wright story, and the old-news Bosnia story. And, channeling Karl Rove, they directed a video question to Barack Obama asking if he loves the American flag or not. Seriously!

I just signed a petition to ABC and other media that says: "Debate moderators abuse the public trust every time they ask trivial questions about gaffes and 'gotchas' that only political insiders care about. Enough with the distractions--ABC and other networks must focus on issues that affect people's daily lives."

Want to sign it too? We need a bunch of signers for ABC to take this concern seriously.

Click here to sign:


Woman, know thy place!

What is it with these male conservative talking heads that being challenged by a woman drives them round the bend?

Last night, smirky frat boy Joe Scarborough through a tantrum and walked off David Gregory's MSNBC show "Race to the White House" when Air America host and Countdown contributor Rachel Maddow refused to let him interrupt her. More...

And this isn't the first time Maddow and Scarborough have clashed. Just note the oozing condescension from "Morning Joe" in this clip:

Oh, the entitlement! Now, remember, it wasn't too long ago that Pat "blacks should be grateful for slavery" Buchanan lost his shit and told Keli Goff to shut up on national television.

Keli, Keli, Keli...that's no way to be grateful.

Someone needs to send a memo to Scarborough, Buchanan, Chris Matthews and their ilk, that it is no longer 1802 and women have as much right to air their opinions as any male pompous blowhard.

P.S. Rachel Maddow rocks!


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