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Glenn Beck: just stupid or actually mentally challenged?

Is Glenn Beck actually handicapped?

Poor Glenn. He is a huge star on Fox News and conservative radio across the country (though he is losing his grasp), but claims to be outside the “mainstream” media. He rails against the (wonderful and essential) fairness doctrine, but who would we put up to counter the above clip? A first grade spelling list? There’s nothing fair about that!

I wonder if the crew members in the Fox studios watch this stuff as it is happening and just pull their hair out or are they too inebriated from the kool-aid to notice? Take a moment and vote below so I can get a better feel for how I can proceed with coverage of Beck. After all, it isn’t any fun to mock him if he actually can’t help himself. Then, after the jump, nauseate yourself by watching Glenn try to flirt with/sexually harass one of his “correspondents”.
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Tell me again, why are newspapers failing?

Video: The Daily Show

Evidently, The Times is unfamiliar with The Daily Show.

1) Seriously, Bill Keller, why would you agree to this interview? Did your kids want to see you on the funny news show?

2) Rick Berke: you really never considered that a newspaper contains “aged” news? Your web staff just threw up in their mouths.

3) Kristin Mason: for future reference, the coordination of communications involves the ability to deviate from script.

This was amateur hour with the senior staff of one of the biggest media companies in the world. They got their asses handed to them by the same actor who stole Ted’s fiance on How I Met Your Mother. Perhaps if Keller didn’t spend so much time at the Baghdad bureau, he could turn the news organization he runs into a 21st century operation. Goo.

Disclosure: This was written by someone who occasionally does his own reporting, but usually does get by poking holes in the shoddy work of others.

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Cheney admits there is no evidence tying Iraq to 9/11

Video: Fox News

In an interview with Greta Van Susteren, Dick Cheney admitted there was never any evidence that Iraq was involved in the attacks on September 11, 2001.

“On the question of whether or not Iraq was involved in 9-11, there was never any evidence to prove that…”

You read that headline correctly. Dick Cheney actually admitted Monday (on Fox News) that the United States never had any evidence of Iraqi involvement in the 9/11 attacks. Back in 2003, it was a far different story seeping from the lips of Dick Cheney. He didn’t actually come out and say Saddaam pulled the trigger, but he certainly left that impression in the capable hands of the mainstream media for their saber-rattling pleasure. It looked something like this on September 16, 2003, even in the dubious Boston Globe:

But Cheney left that possibility wide open in a nationally televised interview two days ago, claiming that the administration is learning “more and more” about connections between Al Qaeda and Iraq before the Sept. 11 attacks. The statement surprised some analysts and officials who have reviewed intelligence reports from Iraq.Anne E. Kornblut and Bryan Bender
Globe Staff and Globe Correspondent

As Raw Story puts it, this comes just a bit late for the 4,308 U.S. military personnel killed in Iraq. That says nothing of the 100,000-ish Iraqi civilians that have died as a result of our unnecessary invasion. I guess we just add this to the ever-expanding Bush/Cheney dossier at The Hague.

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