Every Tuesday, I'm joined by GottaLaff to shoot the shit about the news, as mostly gleaned from Laffy's Twitter feed... Today the news mostly centered on Trump's meeting with Congressional reps about DACA and immigration, and Dianne Feinstein's decision to release the transcripts of the testimony of Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson, going around the back of Chuck Grassley and the Republicans. Oh, and we also discussed the ridiculous calls for Oprah to run for president.
Tomorrow is Media Bias Sunday! Or as I like to call it, Librul Media My Ass Sunday. Previously I kept a running tally of all things unfair, unbalanced for years via the infamous TPC Media Bias Sunday Talk scoreboard. Now the series is a regular feature at NicoleSandler.com. No matter who’s in the White House or runs Congress, the corporate media nearly always has more GOP guests appearing on Sunday talk shows than Democratic guests. Trump is STILL president, brazenly lying, destroying democracy, endangering US citizens, alienating our allies, French kissing Putin, and is up to his lacquered hairburger in scandals. That means there should [...]
To celebrate making it through to the end of the first week of the new year, we welcome Driftglass back to the show to help make sense of the shit show we're living through. Find the Driftglass blog here, and the Professional Left Podcast, hosted by Driftglass and Blue Gal Fran, here.
The Michael Wolff book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, is still making waves and lots of news today. Trump's attorneys have threatened to sue Steve Bannon for quotes attributed to him in it, and both the author and publisher to keep them from releasing the book. Their response was to move the official release date from next Tuesday Jan.9 to tomorrow. (If it's a book you plan to buy from Amazon, please use this link so we get a small commission!) I recently discovered Current Affairs magazine when a friend posted an article written by its editor in chief, [...]
Every year, The Nation magazine publishes its Progressive Honor Roll. Today, we're joined by John Nichols to go over the best of the left list for 2017. But first, Donald Trump is a moron, and Steve Bannon spilled the beans to author Michael Wolff in the forthcoming book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, a bit of which was excerpted today by NY Magazine...
It's fitting that our first show of the new year falls on a Tuesday when GottaLaff is our regular guest, as we could certainly use a bit of humor to begin the year. Of course, we take our humor from the news, which is what we discuss each week, during Laffy's "Tweet Spot"