If you want to be president of the United States, like Michele Bachmann does, voters need to be assured that you've got the necessary brains, common sense, and principles to run the country. So Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace laid out some of Bachmann's more recent noteworthy gaffes, lies, and i ... More >>
Jon Stewart says to himself: "Wow."This past week, the White House "came under fire" - another word for the national conversation being dominated by our very loud conservative media, led by the Fox News machine - for inviting the world's least-controversial (oftentimes boring!) rapper, Common, to ... More >>
Pawlenty appeared with the also-rans.Tim Pawlenty showed up last night in South Carolina to debate four other also-rans in the GOP presidential race: Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, and Gary Johnson. They didn't actually debate, of course. No one debates at debates anymore: They speech ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty faces the also-rans.Tim Pawlenty wanted to look like bona fide presidential material tonight on Fox News, facing down the likes of Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich in a GOP debate from South Carolina. But those folks are not showing up. Neither is Michele Bachmann, n ... More >>
Devoid of "actual content."Glenn Beck has been booted off the air by Madison radio station WTDY-AM because he slagged on the broadcaster's hometown, and because of a "lack of actual content." Beck usually occupied the 10 a.m. to noon slot at a station that features a lot of business coverage fro ... More >>
NASARush Limbaugh knows more about climate science than NASA.The Earth is warming up. The glaciers are melting. There's no serious debate among climate experts that we're in a pickle. And then the Metrodome goes and collapses in a blizzard. What more proof do you need that global climate ch ... More >>
Garrison Keillor, Homegrown DemocratCongresswoman Michele Bachmann once described herself as a fan of Garrison Keillor. But the Bard of Anoka isn't returning the compliment. In a fundraising letter sent out today to supporters of Bachmann's DFL challenger, Tarryl Clark, the laid back St. Pa ... More >>
Michele Bachmann on the "fair and balanced" networkMichele Bachmann, completely unchallenged as usual in an appearance on Fox News, has accused Congress of laundering money for public employee unions and Democratic re-election campaigns by passing emergency funds requested by the states to av ... More >>
Media Matters offers criticism of the press from left field, so Fox News is a natural target. With that disclaimer out the way, we take note this morning that the watchdog has calculated that Fox News yakkers have either endorsed, campaigned or raised money for Republican candidates more than ... More >>
Sure, they hurl racial and anti-gay slurs when the storm D.C. in protest. But teabaggers are really a bowl of laughs to be around, according to Bachmann.
A Republican blogger gets the scoop on the mysterious billboard backers.
We saw this coming, of course. Why else would we have morphed Bachmann's head and Palin's body into one wonderful cover illustration?
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T-Paw's found a TV-friendly sound bite, and he's milking it for everything it's worth.
On yesterday's Countdown, Olbermann discusses Bachmann's role as the nanny for Fox News personality Gretchen Carlson.
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is on the interview circuit and now he has hit Fox News.
If you weren't teabagging someone yesterday, you're probably missing out on something that is sweeping the nation.
We've really been tingling with excitement for the big day of Republican teabagging all across this great nation. Where everyone can put their sexual prejudice aside and teabag together.
Michele Bachmann might give us some more pure enjoyment and possible money quotes with two appearances on Fox News.
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Networks reclaim watercooler title, CBS claims. Also: Newspapers are all the rage, the NYT says. And Americans can't get enough of Fox News, according to Fox News. And just now overheard at the CP watercooler: "Have you seen that show The Cut on CBS? It has to be the most gawd-awful idea for a ... More >>
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Filmmaker Robert Greenwald is looking for photographers, videographers, field producers, and more to contribute to his documentary Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price. There's only one downside: Field producers are asked to watch Fox News.
Fox News reports that the third season of Chappelle's Show, scheduled to return to Comedy Central May 31, has been suspended indefinitely. What's going to happen to a nation of catchphrase swipers who are desperate for party material, even though hearing "I'm Rick James, bitch" from the mouth of a M ... More >>
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