FloriDUH, Media and Fuglesang

Now that I have power back on again, I'm sitting in my studio preparing for tonight's show. The phone just rang, and on the other end, yet another robo call for the guy trying to buy the Democratic nomination for the US Senate from Florida, Jeff Greene. Greene is a former Republican (I think), and a fairly recent Florida resident who made his fortune by betting against its homeowners.  While the values of our homes fell, he got filthy rich.  Heidi Fleiss was a long-term house guest of his, and Mike Tyson was his maid of honor. Yes, welcome to [...]

By |August 19th, 2010|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on FloriDUH, Media and Fuglesang

Debunking Lies, Supporting a Candidate, and Laughing Too

It's another busy show today, so buckle in... As the hateful rhetoric escalates toward the Islamic Cultural/Community Center planned for a few blocks away from the site of  "Ground Zero," we'll take a look at the man behind the idea.  In today's Huffington Post, Sam Stein writes: In March 2003, federal officials were being criticized for disrespecting the rights of Arab-Americans in their efforts to crack down on domestic security threats in the post-9/11 environment. Hoping to calm the growing tempers, FBI officials in New York hosted a forum on ways to deal with Muslim and Arab-Americans without exacerbating social [...]

By |August 17th, 2010|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Debunking Lies, Supporting a Candidate, and Laughing Too

It’s Not a Mosque, and it’s Not at Ground Zero!

But the Republicans are at it again, this time with the help of the media.  Instead of calling it an Islamic community center (which it is), the name "Ground Zero Mosque" has stuck. Brian Beutler writes today at Talking Points Memo, "Is the Term 'Ground Zero Mosque' This Year's 'Death Panel'?" The answer is a very sad yes.  Brian will join me in the first hour of tonight's show to talk about the fallacy of the label, and how it came to be.  And yes, employees of Rupert Murchoch were the ones who got it going, and the rest of [...]

By |August 16th, 2010|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on It’s Not a Mosque, and it’s Not at Ground Zero!

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