Today, Nicole talks Dick Pics with Emptywheel's Marcy Wheeler, thanks to John Oliver and his epic interview with John Oliver, talking NSA, domestic spying & the Patriot Act! Plus strategist and consultant Joel Silberman tells us about spending last week in Chicago working on the Chuy Garcia campaign for Mayor! And more news, info and snark...
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I've recently made a concerted effort to stay away from playing clips of right wing nut jobs on my show, but sometimes they say things so absurd they figuratively make my head explode! There were two such incidents yesterday that metaphorically drove me crazy. I know Joe Biden gets chided for his misuse of the word "literally". But it seems that when he does it, it's little more than an annoyance or something easily mocked. But Rush Limbaugh is supposed to be a professional broadcaster. His stock in trade is words! The clip below is a perfect example of why [...]
It was a rough weekend all around. As I was tending to my dying dog Pooh Bear, we learned the identity of the person who leaked information about the NSA/Verizon data, the PRISM program and lots more. Meet Edward Snowden, interviewed by The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald and filmed by Laura Poitras: The Guardian released the video along with this profile, and this abbreviated text Q&A as the praise and criticism began coming from all directions. Once I came up for air last night, I headed over to Digby's blog to get some well-reasoned analysis, as usual. I suggest you read everything from [...]