So there I was doing my usual Twitter thing, when I looked up to see a tweet to me from the Associated Press asking me to email them. As they say on the Twitter Machine, "Wut?" It turns out-- imagine my surprise-- the Rachel Maddow Show recommended me to the AP, who subsequently interviewed me (the designated liberal), as well as a conservative man--a (gulp!) Cruz supporter-- about which media sources we rely on for our information. Yes, I was nervous. Then they wanted to put us together on a conference call. Yes, I was even more nervous. I resisted because [...]
Nicole Sandler attempts to unpack the media malpractice by the AP and NBC "news" in declaring Hillary Clinton the presumptive nominee before reaching 2383 pledged delegates. Randi Rhodes calls in to weigh in, and give us an update on our new radio venture. GottaLaff joins in for hour two and takes calls with Nicole.
Victoria Jones created and edits Quick Morning News. She is chief White House correspondent with Washington DC-based Talk Media News, where her insight and analysis are made available to over 400 news talk radio stations around the country and internationally. Quick NewsAP: Clinton clinches it - Sanders: Not so fastTrump to surrogates: Attack judge and journosPols' reax to Trump outragesRyan faces crucial pre-convention sprintIndian PM to meet Obama at WH todayHuge war game in eastern EuropeNavy bans alcohol consumption in Japan AP: Clinton Clinches It - Sanders: Not So Fast (AP, NYT, Hill, TMN, me)• Striding into history, Hillary Clinton will become the first [...]
That's who I felt like today, ranting and raving about the madness that's taken over, seemingly, EVERYTHING! From the bullshit about Benghazi, to the wrong outrage over the IRS, to Apple and others dodging their taxes, to cutting programs for the neediest among us, to the epidemic of sexual assault in the military, to the dysfunction in Washington, to the warming of our planet, to the vilification of teachers and civil servants and union members, to wimpy appeasing politicians.... I could continue, but I think you get the idea. We talked about all of these subjects and more today with [...]
Last night at my daughter's softball game, I was chatting with one of the other moms about our daughters entering high school in the fall. The other mom told me that her daughter was joining ROTC because she's always wanted to go into the military. I smiled gently and just said "I hope that we're not fighting any wars by the time she graduates." But hidden behind my tentative smile was the sadness in knowing that if this young woman does join the military, she has a greater than 1 in 4 chance of being raped while serving her country. [...]
The Republican party has been fishing for a scandal, and now they've got one... or two, but not three, and one of them is not the scandal they've been pushing! The scandal is not in Benghazi, and it has nothing to do with Benghazi. Sadly, four Americans lost their lives there. But if rewriting talking points a dozen times before they're released by a governmental agency then we're in really big trouble. Benghazi was a tragedy exploited by Fox and its minions to thrust a scandal upon the Obama administration, with the added value of discrediting the potential 2016 Democratic [...]