‘Vice’ Director: ‘Orangutan’ Trump ‘Nowhere Near’ as Bad as Bush Admin
December 26th, 2018 3:29 PM
In a statement that most modern liberals would consider to be blasphemous, “Vice” movie director Adam McKay told the Daily Beast that President Trump has done “nowhere near the damage” to America that Bush and Cheney did.
More Hollywood Hate: Director Unveils Biopic About ‘Ruthless’ Cheney
October 4th, 2018 2:48 PM
A new character assassination, er, I mean biopic about Vice President Dick Cheney is set to hit theaters this Christmas. Starring Christian Bale in the titular role, Vice appears to be less of a thoughtful political drama detailing Cheney’s role during the Bush years, and more of a gritty, gangster movie, depicting the vice president’s quest for absolute power.
Surprise: CNN's Mudd Rips Kamala Harris For Treatment of Haspel
May 11th, 2018 3:45 PM
Rarely does a CNN panelist come out swinging in defense of a Trump administration nominee while going after a Democratic Party senator. But on Wednesday, CNN's Philip Mudd, who like most on-air personalities at the network has been harshly critical of the Trump administration and its officials, reacted strongly to harsh questions California Democrat Kamala Harris directed at Trump…
ProPublica Retracts Key Claims in 2017 Haspel 'Torture' Story
March 16th, 2018 10:35 AM
A February 2017 ProPublica story claimed that Gina Haspel, nominated as CIA director this week, "was more deeply involved in the torture of Abu Zubaydah" at a secret Thailand prison "than has been publicly understood." Thursday evening, the group published a correction admitting that Haspel wasn't even present when one of the program's primary targets was, according to…
Gitmo Prisoner Is Innocent Victim of Islamophobia on 'NCIS'
November 23rd, 2016 2:37 AM
After last week’s episode on the plight of the illegal immigrant, Tuesday night’s episode of NCIS on CBS gives us the plight of the poor, innocent Guantanamo Bay detainee.
New Yorker Writer: Ideal GOP Candidate Is ‘Maximally Crazy’
April 8th, 2016 9:19 PM
In professional-wrestling slang, a bad guy is a “heel,” and in a Tuesday piece, Adam Gopnik likened Republican politicians to heel wrestlers who aren’t completely up-front about how nasty they are: “You’re supposed to be maximally crazy, but you’re supposed to pretend to pay attention to the referee…You’re supposed to hit your opponent over the…
Lefty Blogger Charles Pierce: Dick Cheney, America’s Goering
October 22nd, 2015 9:52 PM
Not long before Joe Biden announced that he wouldn’t run for president, he drove Esquire's Pierce up a high wall (think the Green Monster) by saying, “I still have a lot of Republican friends. I don't think my chief enemy is the Republican party…I actually like Dick Cheney, for real. I think he's a decent man."
Pierce opined that Biden’s comments on…
Blame America: CIA Inspires Nuclear Plot on ‘Blindspot’
October 20th, 2015 5:05 PM
During its brief on air tenure, NBC’s Blindspot has already accused the Navy SEALs of churning out professional criminals, painted veterans as ticking time bombs wreaking havoc on their country, and blamed American indifference abroad for terrorism at home. Last night’s episode, “Split the Law,” continued the show’s ignoble trend, this time setting its sights on the…
Lefty Blogger Charles Pierce Likens Dick Cheney to Pol Pot
June 1st, 2015 10:20 PM
Monday was a big day for journalists to suggest similarities between mass murderers and Republicans. Newsweek writer Nina Burleigh claimed that certain of Timothy McVeigh’s “militia ideals have gone mainstream” in the GOP, but Esquire's Pierce really put the ideological pedal to the metal when he likened Dick Cheney to one of the all-time worst genocidal maniacs, opining…
Code Pink Gets Reuters Coverage — For a Protest Group of 20
January 11th, 2015 10:02 AM
The ability of tiny numbers of far-left fringe group demonstrators to get undue press attention virtually any time they want continues to be intensely annoying.
In mid-2007, Barack Obama made closing the prison at Guantanmo Bay a core promise of his 2008 campaign. That was 7-1/2 years ago. Obama has been in office six years. Gitmo is still open. So naturally, the aggrieved professional…
Blogger: Cheney, Other ‘Elites’ Help Make GOP the ‘Torture Party’
December 17th, 2014 11:57 AM
“What the average person is seeing right now,” declares the American Prospect’s Paul Waldman, “is an entire party mobilizing to defend the use of torture, whether they will call it by that name or not. And that looks to be having an effect on public opinion.”
Stephen Colbert Cheers Over Never Having to Watch Bill O'Reilly Again
December 16th, 2014 6:23 PM
During Monday night's edition of The Colbert Report on the Comedy Central cable channel, the faux conservative host celebrated the fact that “no one’s going to pay me to watch” the host of The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel “anymore, so f**k that noise!”
That comment was made during the final edition of a segment entitled “Formidable Opponent…
NBCers Reject Own Poll Showing Americans Support CIA Interrogations
December 16th, 2014 5:24 PM
On her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Tuesday, host Andrea Mitchell could barely conceal her disgust while reporting on a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll showing a majority of Americans supported the enhanced interrogation tactics used by the CIA after September 11th: "51% said that the procedures used, the interrogation enhanced tactics, which have been defined as torture, 51% said…
Jon Stewart Accuses Cheney of Having A ‘Bronsonlike Torture Boner’
December 16th, 2014 2:41 PM
On Monday night, Daily Show host Jon Stewart mercilessly attacked former Vice President Dick Cheney’s defense of the CIA’s enhanced interrogation program after 9/11. During his opening segment, the Comedy Central host accused Cheney of loving “torture” and asked “what if, hypothetically, this treatment was perpetrated on someone who had been detained wrongly,…