Rush Limbaugh responded to the Obama administration's release of the four OLC torture memos by, not only defending torture, but by using Sen. John McCain as an example that torture works. He claimed that the North Vietnamese broke McCain, but according to McCain, this isn't true.
Jim Cramer is still a little bit sensitive after his The Daily Show appearance. Today he freaked out at a guest on CNBC who suggested that CNBC should give viewers a little less of "In Cramer We Trust," and more financial advice. In short, Cramer blew his stack.
Here is a dose of reality for Republicans. As Geraldo Rivera pointed out last night on FNC's Hannity the 2006 Great American Boycott drew more people in Chicago, than the entire Tea Party movement did across the country. 400,000 people attended the 2006 Chicago rally compared to roughly 200,000 for tea parties around the country.
An interesting little detail emerged today about new right wing public enemy #1 CNN reporter Susan Roesgen. She twice applied for a job at Fox News. She applied in January and September 2005 and was turned down. Is Roesgen bitter, or is this just business as usual for cable news?
With all the talk of seccession by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, it seems that someone at the State Department was playing a bit of a practical joke today when State listed Sec. of State Hillary Clinton's foreign travelogue on their website and included Texas as a foreign country.
Some new footage has surfaced today of what went on after the cameras stopped rolling on CNN reporter Susan Roesgen's report from the Chicago Tea Party protest. Quite a confrontation ensued after the cameras went off.
Today on his radio show Glenn Beck backed away from the tea party protests, by claiming that he didn't promote the tea parties, he just went to one. He then blamed CNBC's Rick Santelli for founding the movement.
It turns out that Fox News's Neil Cavuto, who has already had a pretty tough week, intentionally inflated the attendance number for the Sacramento, CA rally that the was broadcasting live from. After being told that attendance was 5,000, he went on the air and claimed that it was double or triple this amount.
Poor Joe the Plumber, wherever he goes trouble follows. Joe the non-Plumber/pseudo-journalist was interviewing some Tea Party protesters when one of them asked him, "If you could water board Obama what would you get out of him?"
Rush Limbaugh responded to the Tea Party protests on his radio show today, by declaring that the tea baggers are just like him. They want President Obama to fail. I thought that these protests were supposed to be non-partisan?
The Republican Tea Parties have had some mixed results today attendance wise, but CNN reporter Susan Roesgen tried to interview the crowd in Chicago, and things got a little ugly. Check out the video.
CNBC Mad Money host Jim Cramer just won't let his disastrous appearance on The Daily Show go. It has now been over a month and Cramer is still giving interviews claiming that Stewart set him up and was trying to get him fired.
After the Department of Homeland Security released a report about the growing influence of right wing extremists, Fox News openly wondered if President Obama is going to send spies to their tea parties to look for extremists.
Some veterans in Pittsburg, KS are unhappy with the decision of Republican Party to hold their tea party protest at the veterans' memorial at Pittsburg State University. The veterans point out that memorial is not an appropriate place for a political protest.
Fox News anchors Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity declare themselves to be capitalists, but I have news for them, Rupert Murdoch is the capitalist, they are the lackeys. Capitalists control the means of production and use them, without conscience, to do whatever they please, so before they decry the fascism of Barack Obama, maybe they should look at what fascism really is.
A threat analysis done by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the FBI has found that the combination of the election of the nation's first black president, along with a bad economy is leading to resurgence in radicalization and recruiting for right wing groups.
As if things weren't bad enough for CNN in primetime, so far in the month of April, the network that was once the cable news industry leader is now in last place It now trailing its sister station Headline News, and Larry King has been defeated by Rachel Maddow on 6 of 10 week nights.
A new Gallup Poll released today found that Americans have voiced the second highest approval level with their rate of taxation, since the poll began in 1956. So the question is, why stage a protest when a majority of people don't feel overtaxed?
Fox News has now taken to claiming that their promotion and coverage of the Tea Party protests this week is fair and balanced because they covered other populist protests in the past. Neil Cavuto cited the network's coverage of the Million Man March in1995, even though the network didn't exist until 1996, as a reason for their involvement in the Tea Parties.
Mexico's Ambassador to the U.S. Arturo Sarukhan was on CBS's Face the Nation on Sunday, where he urged President Obama to reinstate the assault weapons ban due to the increased violence along the U.S./Mexico border. This issue is certain to come up in the meeting between the two presidents next week.