For simply doing its job. In this case, Andrea Mitchell relaying thoughts from the Obama camp about whether or not McCain heard beforehand the questions he was going to be asked by Rev. Rick Warren at the candidates forum Saturday night.
And P.S., McCain was not in the 'cone of silence' while Obama was being interviewed at the Saddleback Church, as Warren had indicated McCain was.
Young Dems lead the way.
Says Matt Stoller. Take a look.
About Corsi, crazies and the mainstream.
The Times carves out space in its National section today to detail how much water cyclist Lance Armstrong uses each month at his mansion in Austin, Texas. (Answer: It's a lot.) The story was a big deal in Texas when the Austin American-Statesman broke the story. And fair enough, that's local news. But the Times, in order to justify what's basically a gossip item and turning it into news story, couches it as Armstrong being some sort of hypocrite because he's "known as much for his social conscience as his cycling."
That claim is patently ridiculous. I'd guess 99% of the population would first ID Armstrong as a cyclist, not a social activist. And I doubt Armstrong has ever championed the issue of water conservation in public before. Instead, the Times seems to be telling famous people (i.e. celebrities) that if they speak out on the issues of the day--if they're socially conscious--they open themselves to media ridicule.
Amanda Carpenter appears regularly on O'Reilly's show so she can help the host talk about how hateful the left-wing "kooks" at DailyKos are. But according to The Brad Blog, Carpenter's own web site is filled with hate comments, including Obama death threats.
See Alterman as he details the NYTBR's woes.
With headline, "Obama takes shirt off again, goes body surfing in Hawaii."
The opening line: "Look out ladies. Barack Obama has taken his shift off in public again."