MSNBC and Stupid Questions

You know I love ‘em.  MSNBC is back at it, bothering me AGAIN. On their take on the battle for Oklahoma governor between two women in which the Republican candidate has (of course) thrown down the gauntlet by saying she is better qualified to run a state because she is a mother, NBC’s Alexandra Moe …

Things I Read Today

From ColorLines: “Fox Wants to “Debate” Bigotry, and Juan Williams Makes It OK” Fox’s contribution to our “debate about these issues” is to make them into a debate in the first place. The right has screamed with such glee over Williams’ firing not just because they love beating up on NPR, though it’s certainly a …

What Would We Do Without CNN?

There are some major health problems in Haiti right now: Only days after the Government of Haiti confirmed that mounting cases of acute diarrhoea were caused by cholera, the death toll has risen above 250 and more than 3,000 have been hospitalized. And, thank goodness, we have CNN and Sean Penn to tell us how …

Juan Williams

Juan Williams was fired by NPR because of a controversial discussion he had with Bill O’Reilly over O’Reilly’s comment that “Muslims killed us on 9/11″. Here’s the controversial part: Look, political correctness can lead to some kind of paralysis where you don’t address reality.  I mean look Bill, I’m not a bigot. You know the …

Listen to This: White Rabbits

Another from ACL: The White Rabbits.  They played early on Sunday morning and so the crowd was much smaller than it should have been. I thought they were great live.  They have a ton of percussion.  They had both a kit and a set of tympani going in nearly every song, and then sometimes a …