Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Truthiness From 2008

The favourite people of the year Countdown episode from last week ;

Part one ;



Part two ;



Part three ;



Part four ;



Part five ;



Part six ;

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Transitional Truthiness 3 ; Rice Says Clinton To Be "Terrific"


Condoleezza Rice, outgoing Secretary Of State, has been saying how successful she thinks Hillary Clinton will be in the role when she takes over in January.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Is Rice soon to flip over to the Democrats? You'd imagine with all that talk, it's got a better than even chance.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Transitional Truthiness 2 ; CONFIRMED - Secretary Of State For Hillary



If you think back to, say May and June, with the constant reassurance from the Hillary Clinton camp that she could still get enough delegates to win the nomination, the confirmation from today shows how far we've come.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Are the Republicans coming together, to rebuild their party in the same vein? Oh nooo.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Keith Talks Pumpkin Pies & Affleck With Martha

Here's Keith Olbermann on Martha Stewart yesterday.



Tell The Truthiness Says ; As said on the excellent Aaron Sorkin series Sports Night (which was inspired and based on Keith Olbermann's time at ESPN hosting Sportscenter with Dan Patrick), "knock 'em dead on the cooking show tomorrow."

Special Comment On The Passing Of Proposition 8

A heartfelt special comment about the withdrawal of rights in California, making citizens in that state less equal than they were before.

Keith Olbermann's 5th & Last Campaign Comment

Yes, a little, this month in review, if you like, starting with this snippet from Countdown, originally broadcast on Wednesday 5th of November.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Moment It All Changed

Here's a video of the moment, at 11pm Eastern Time last night, when, as the polls closed in Oregon, California and Washington state, Barack Obama won enough electoral votes to put him beyond the 270 needed to become the next President.

Stephen Colbert Gets Teary On Indecision 2008

The President-Elect's Acceptance Speech



Tell The Truthiness Says ; Yes, we did.

AMERICA , THE WORLD THANKS YOU



The new President of the United States is Barack Obama of Illinois

Teetering On The Brink Of History



Nearly... just nearly.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Watch Streaming Coverage On MSNBC Here

Click below, wherever you might be and watch history as it's made ;

Saunter To The White House 152 ; Seth Meyers On SNL's Influence

A Nightly News interview with Saturday Night Live head writer and anchor of Weekend Update, Seth Meyers. He talks about the candidates appearances, the show's rediscovered relevance and more.

Saunter To The White House 151 ; McCain Does His Best On Weekend Update

Saunter To The White House 150 ; SNL Puts McCain & Palin On QVC

Saunter To The White House 149 ; Obama On The Daily Show

Saunter To The White House 148 ; 1000 Students Line Up To Vote At 7am At Penn State

Saunter To The White House 148 ; Widgets Aplenty!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Keith Olbermann's 4th Campaign Comment ; Palin, Socialism & Fraud

Last night's Campaign Comment ;

Saunter To The White House 147 ; Obama To Appear On The Daily Show Wednesday


Barack Obama is scheduled to appear on Comedy Central's The Daily Show tomorrow, in the midst of his 30 minute network ad that is happening on Wednesday as well.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Would he consider doing the double and going on The Colbert Report too?

Campbell Brown On The Daily Show

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Healthy Competition ; MSNBC Beats CNN In October


For primetime during October, the place for politics is MSNBC, second-place wise, that is.

The latest ratings for the month show the GE owned cable channel beating CNN into third place for the first time.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Well done Rachel, Keith and Chris.

McCain In The Membrane

Keith Olbermann's 3rd Campaign Comment ; John McCain's Need To Lead With Respect

Possibly the best 'Special Comment', even though it's not that and a 'Campaign Comment', that Keith has done. There was no shouting, but thoughtful comment.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Palin's Failin's 8 ; Alaska Funded Palin's Kid's Travel


If you're an Alaskan tax payer, prepare for a hike in the near future as you're paying for Governor Palin's travel for her children.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Are they going coach or first, that's what we'd like to know.

Palin's Failin's 7 ; $150,000 Spent On Palin's Clothes By GOP


$150,000 has been spent, so far, on Governor Palin's clothes and makeup in her push to win the White House with John McCain. Republicans are said to be outraged. Absolutely shocking.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; And how much has been spent on John McCain's wardrobe, hair and makeup?

McCain's Campaign Crumbles With 'In The Membrane'

From last night's show ;

Holding Them To Account 31 ; Bush Lies About Closing Guantanamo Bay

Yes, that's right, here it is ;

MCCAIN MELTDOWN 13 ; Why Has McCain Gone Quiet On Voter Registration Fraud?

Could it be because McCain's campaign has given YPM money for registering Republicans, whether they do that legitimately or not?



Tell The Truthiness Says ; Oh, but he's a 'war hero', so they'll try and distract you from this issue with that one.

Keith Olbermann's Campaign Comment On Palin Not Knowing What A VP Does

Things which would be deemed unbelievable in any election campaign don't illicit such surprise where Sarah Palin is concerned.

Governor Palin was asked a question by a third-grader, 'what does the Vice President do?', and here is her answer and comment from Keith Olbermann ;

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Special Comment On McCain, Palin & GOP's Divisive Politics

According to Keith, this may be the first of many over the next two weeks.

Saunter To The White House 146 ; Obama Suspends Campaign To Visit Sick Grandmother


Barack Obama is canceling nearly all campaign events on Thursday and Friday to fly to Hawaii to see his 85 year old grandmother who is seriously ill.

It's believed that Madelyn Payne Dunham has suffered a broken hip.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; We wish Mrs Dunham well.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Saunter To The White House 145 ; Powell To Be Offered Role In An Obama Administration


Colin Powell may not be campaigning for Barack Obama, but that doesn't mean he's someone the Senator doesn't have his eye on.

In a Today show interview Obama said he would offer a role to Colin Powell in a future administration.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; That would be a turn around from which administration Powell use to work in.

Saunter To The White House 144 ; NYT Questions Raised Over McCain Health


There are gaps in the publicly disclosed medical records of Senator John McCain, a New York Times investigation has shown.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Give yourself some dignity John and release them.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Holding Them To Account 30 ; Rep. Bachmann Calls For New McCarthy Witch Hunt To Find 'Anti-Americans'

McCarthyism is alive in the halls of the US Capitol in 2008. Representative Bachmann of Minnesota wants to find those who are anti-American.

She includes Senator Obama in that grouping too.

Just watch this throwback to the fifties and how Chris Matthews tries his best to deal with it ;





Tell The Truthiness Says ; We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we dig deep in our history and doctrine and remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes which were, for the moment, unpopular. We can deny our heritage and our history, but we cannot escape responsibility for the result. There is no way for a citizen of the Republic to abdicate his responsibility.

The Debate Was Fixed, See This Exclusive Footage!

Breaking news about the truth behind the final presidential debate ;



Tell The Truthiness Says ; Holy debate speak Batman!

BREAKING NEWS ; Joe The 'Not A Plumber' Plumber Goes To Bed

This news just in ;

Saunter To The White House 143 ; Colin Powell Endorses Obama

The former Secretary Of State, Colin Powell, has endorsed Barack Obama.

Here he is on this morning's Meet The Press ;



Tell The Truthiness Says ; Now, we're just awaiting Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld to endorse. We know it'll happen, don't you?

Palin's Two Saturday Night Live Skits



Saturday, October 18, 2008

Saunter To The White House 142 ; Post Debate Analysis

Here's some of MSNBC Countdown's post-debate analysis ;

McCain shines for his base ;



Abortion and the candidates ;

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The 'Hey Joe The Plumber' Final Presidential Debate

Was John McCain actually trying to win over just one voter during the final debate?



Tell The Truthiness Says ; John McCain should have tried this in the other two debates, he could have added another two people to his confirmed voters if he'd mentioned say Sandra from Kentucky and Delores from Atlanta. You've lost those two now John, it's just you and Joe.

Saunter To The White House 141 ; Analysis Of The Bradley Effect

Despite some small talk a few months back during the primaries, someone has done some serious discussion of the Bradley Effect.



Tell The Truthiness Says ; So is the Bradley Effect real and will it be in this election? Seems to be a difficult variable to factor, if the details of what happened during the primaries is any measure.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Holding Them To Account 29 ; White House Memos Show Endorsement On Torture


In what appears to have been a 'take out the trash day' style move, it's confirmed that George W Bush's White House endorsed CIA torture techniques in memos issued by them.

Not released until now, the memos gave the CIA official written confirmation that the White House supported their torture policies.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; If the election wasn't so close, this news would be front and centre. Seems the current administration is clearing out the smelly trash from the garage before the moving van arrives.

Holding Them To Account 28 ; Keith Olbermann's Special Comment On McCain/Palin Violent Rhetoric

In a one, two punch, here's Keith Olbermann calling out John McCain and Sarah Palin for their indifference to the violent comments being made at their rallies.



Tell The Truthiness Says ; It's surprising McCain or Palin haven't yet been seen raising their eyebrows and shrugging their shoulders at some of the comments. Maybe that's yet to come.

P.S. Is anyone thinking that a crossover edition of Countdown and Election Center, with Brown and Olbermann could be a 'must see' TV event? Someone get CNN and MSNBC on the phone!

Holding Them To Account 27 ; Campbell Brown Calls McCain/Palin On Race Baiting

The best reporter at CNN, Campbell Brown, spoke out about the race baiting that's been coming from the McCain/Palin rallies ;



Tell The Truthiness Says ; Keep it coming Campbell!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

MCCAIN MELTDOWN 12 - McCain Advisor Helped Saddam In 1992


As if the McCain campaign couldn't go anywhere else, it just did. Click here for details of William Timmons, the McCain transition team aide who lobbied for Saddam Hussein after the Gulf War.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Who's got terrorist ties now Mr McCain?

Holding Them To Account 26 ; David Frum's Stupid Equivalencies On Rachel Maddow



David Frum didn't reckon on how comparing apples to uranium would play on The Rachel Maddow Show, when he accused the host of contributing to the low political tone.

It didn't play well, at all, from any angle. We tried, we really did.

Rachel remained calm and reasonable throughout. When she followed up on what he'd said, David didn't answer the question on how what she does is comparable to people at rallies calling for Obama's head.

Tell The Truthiness ; David Frum, from now on, he will be called the apples and uranium guy. Fool. An apple and uranium mouth-filled fool.

Saunter To The White House 140 ; Button, Button, Who's Got The Button?


A small sidebar about US political memorabilia, for which collecting gears up at election time.

Click here for a video about Albert Feldstein, a collector of political pin badges.

Plus click here for a link to do with collecting in more detail from the Western Maryland Historical Library.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; We're keeping safe those Hillary Clinton playing cards for ebay sometime in the next decade.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Saunter To The White House 139 ; McCain's Sneaky Socialism

The word socialist is the dirtiest of words in the US. So the sudden turn around by John McCain on economic policy, involving buying up of bad mortgages, can only be described as stunning. However, it's unworkable, since what would be deemed bad and what would be deemed affordable would be difficult to define as the economy changes.



Tell The Truthiness Says ; Fair enough to announce a change in policy, but back it up with solid substance.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Saunter To The White House 138 ; McCain Calls Obama "that one".

What the hell was John McCain thinking in calling the opposing candidate for President, "that one"?



McCain's u-turn on the economy, which he calls, "fundamentally strong".



Tell The Truthiness Says ; Where was the McCain his campaign said was great at town hall meeting? Perhaps he was in another town hall, playing bingo or something.

Saunter To The White House 137 ; McCain Doesn't Get Much From Debate

Here's Countdown analysis of the Presidential debate, mostly on McCain.





Tell The Truthiness Says ; Get off my lawn Mr Obama!

Second Presidential Debate ; Watch In Full Here



Tell The Truthiness Says ; What shall we call that debate? Lets call it, "that one."

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

MCCAIN MELTDOWN 11 - Craig Ferguson Reveals Betty White is McCain's Speechwriter!



Tell The Truthiness Says ; Betty White is right on the money. Craig, give her a regular spot!

MCCAIN MELTDOWN 10 - Letterman Goes After McCain On The Economy


We don't have an embed video yet, so click here for David Letterman's monologue dig at McCain.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; This will run and run. Where does the road to the White House run through?

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Gets Held To Account By Walters On The View



Tensions over John McCain, Sarah Palin and Barack Obama spilled out into near-warfare on The View this morning.

Sherri Shepherd surprised us for the better by leaping to Obama's defence on the subject of both candidate's poor judgement.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Who's up for the next Presidential Debate being moderated by The View hosts? Someone get MSNBC on speed dial.

MCCAIN MELTDOWN 9 - Polls Reflect McCain's Opinion Among Voters

Here's Countdown's analysis, including Nate Silver from the excellent fivethirtyeight.com, about the electoral map.



Tell The Truthiness Says ; Gotta love that polling, you betcha!

MCCAIN MELTDOWN 8 - Trying To Bail Out The Boat, With Teacups

McCain first, country, a very distant second, third or maybe even twenty-ninth. Here's Countdown's coverage of the strategy of the McCain campaign to focus on mudslinging and to not talk about the economy, because they'll lose if they do.



Tell The Truthiness Says ; SOS... sinking fast... going down by the head... all watertight compartments breached... send help from GOP head office... if not leave answerphone message... SOS.

Special Comment On Palin's Smears On Obama

Monday, October 06, 2008

Saunter To The White House 136 ; Obama Goes After McCain Financial Past


With the McCain campaign going negative on unfounded allegations, especially from Sarah Palin, on Obama, the Democratic campaign is now going after McCain's shady financial past.

The Obama campaign is going to push McCain's involvement in the Keating Five corruption scandal of the late 80s and early 90s.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Will McCain began his rebuttal of questions on this with the, "I am a war hero you know", line? Probably. Bets now being taken, odds very short.

MSNBC's Happily Un-Odd Couple : Rachel & Pat


Here's an interesting article on the oft-pairing of Rachel Maddow and Pat Buchanan on MSNBC.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Getting two people who disagree a fair amount of the time to keep working together is a real plus for the public discourse.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Brian Williams Goes After Palin/McCain On Letterman



Tell The Truthiness Says ; It was a Vice-Presidential playdate.

Palin's Failin's 6 ; AP Calls Palin Obama Attacks "racially tinged".


The Associated Press have called out Sarah Palin on her attacks on Barack Obama, including her latest pathetic attempt.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Haven't got a clue? You betcha!

Palin's Failin's 5 ; Misquotes Madeline Albright From Starbucks Cup




Yes, inspiring quotes that the GOP Vice-Presidential candidate is now using are from Starbucks paper cups. And she still got it wrong!

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Can we expect Palin's "you betcha" to be on a cup soon?

Holding Them To Account 25 ; Campbell Brown - Jumps Off The Fence


Here's an interesting interview and article about Campbell Brown in the aftermath of her "I've had it" editorial.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; When things are skewed, you can't treat things with equal billing. At last someone at CNN has seen the light.

Sarah Palin/Tina Fey Does Flute Playing In Debate Skit

Satire at its best ;



Tell The Truthiness Says ; You betcha!

Saunter To The White House 135 ; The Full Vice Presidential Debate

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Palin's Failin's 4 ; Palin Doesn't Know Any Other Supreme Court Cases Than Roe

Here's the latest example of why she is not fit to be the Vice President.


Watch CBS Videos Online

Saunter To The White House 134 ; Homer Goes For Obama, Nearly

The Simpsons have got on the election bandwagon and this clip shows Homer trying to vote for Obama, but things get in his way.



Tell The Truthiness Says ; Vote for Mayor Quimby!

Palin's Failin's 3 ; Letterman Does Her Debate Top Ten

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

War On Reality Part 102 ; Bill Maher On The View, About Palin, Religion

Part One ;



Part Two ;




Tell The Truthiness Says ; With Sherri Shepherd sitting next to him is possibly the greatest combination of two people who have the least in common being together.

Saunter To The White House 133 ; New Yorker's Palin Cover



Tell The Truthiness Says ; This is all a response to what Sarah Palin said when questioned on her foreign affairs experience.

Palin's Failin's 2 ; Fails To Name A Single Publication She Reads

There's no need to explain any more when this keeps happening, just watch the Katie Couric report ;



Tell The Truthiness Says ; "Most of 'em... all of 'em... any of 'em", oh yeah, she's SO adorable, yeah!

MCCAIN MELTDOWN 7 - Craig Ferguson Gets McCain In The Membrane

Late night host Craig Ferguson, who recently became a US citizen, couldn't contain his rage about McCain in the last few days and just said what many people were thinking.



Tell The Truthiness Says ; Whaaaaaaaat?!

MCCAIN MELTDOWN 6 - Letterman & Guests Keep McCain Joke Going



Tell The Truthiness Says ; Shows no sign of stopping, there's this one as well that we couldn't get a direct embed for, yet!

Monday, September 29, 2008

MCCAIN MELTDOWN 5 - Letterman Expanded Coverage By Keith

Just before last Friday's debate, Keith Olbermann covered the latest part of the Letterman broadside on McCain.



Tell The Truthiness Says ; Priceless. Now if John McCain's head was as big as Keith Olbermann's...

Saunter To The White House 132 ; President Clinton Makes A Comeback

President Bill Clinton does Weekend Update on SNL.

Saunter To The White House 131 ; Obama McCain Presidential Debate, SNL Style

We thought it would never happen, but the debate went ahead and here is the SNL response it deserves.

Saunter To The White House 130 ; Who Wants To Be A Vice-President?

Saturday Night Live hit all the hot political buttons this weekend.

Sarah Palin's CBS Katie Couric interview ;

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Saunter To The White House 129 ; The First Debate

From last night ;



Tell The Truthiness Says ; Hey McCain turned up after all!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Rachel Maddow Revolution




Here's a link to an insightful article on the new Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; How long will we have to wait for a video podcast of the show?

BREAKING NEWS ; Big Bear, Big Bear Chase Me, Again!

More breaking bear-chasing news!



Tell The Truthiness Says ; What cable news was made for.

Rick Sanchez Is All Over The Economic Crisis

This video is hilarious!

MCCAIN MELTDOWN 4 - Olbermann Explains It All



Tell The Truthiness Says ; But "fundamentally" his campaign is fine.

MCCAIN MELTDOWN 3 - Cancels 'Late Night', Lies, Letterman Unloads



Then, John McCain cancels an appearance on David Letterman's show, citing that he had to go straight back to Washington to deal with the financial crisis.

David Letterman thinks it's all rather fishy, then as he's interviewing the fill-in guest, Keith Olbermann, finds out that McCain is at the CBS Evening News, being interviewed by Katie Couric.

It was all the more entertaining as they showed the CBS feed from the news studio of McCain getting himself ready behind the newsdesk, not 'dashing off' to deal with any crisis.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; You couldn't write this.

MCCAIN MELTDOWN 2 - Media Shouts 'Enough' On Palin Smothering



It began with CNN's Campbell Brown calling out John McCain and his campaign for keeping Sarah Palin from speaking in public.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Campbell Brown has risen one-hundredfold in our estimation.

MCCAIN MELTDOWN - Economy Is Excuse For Suspending Campaign


New election reporting thread!

Just wehn we asked last week whether John McCain's campaign has jumped the shark. It's not only done that, but it's scheduled in a two-hour long fall season special.

John McCain kept saying the economy was strong, then yesterday, suspended his campaign, for the good of the economy. He even suggested unless the economy package wasn't approved, then he wouldn't take part in Friday's first debate.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Who is in charge of McCain's campaign and do they know what they are doing?

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Saunter To The White House 128 ; Palin's Email Hacked To Show Unsecure Government Business Being Conducted Via Yahoo! Account


Why oh why is Sarah Palin conducting government business over a Yahoo! email account?

The Associated Press have refused to hand over copies of the leaked emails to the Secret Service.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Perhaps the hacked emails include the 'we're sorry, your plane didn't sell this time' messages from ebay?

Holding Them To Account 24 ; Special Comment On The GOP Hijacking Of 9/11

Apologies for not posting this earlier.

Saunter To The White House 127 ; McCain Gets Heckled By Pro-Obama GM Workers



Tell The Truthiness Says ; Does anyone know if someone is actually in charge of his campaign and do they know they are employed to plan for and prevent this type of thing happening?

War On Reality Part 101 ; Hocus Pocus, McCain Makes Critics Vanish!



The former head of Hewlett Packard, Carly Fiorina, is to 'disappear' from McCain's campaign for a while after she said this.

As creepy as that sounds, the idea that you push someone out the way because they talk truthfully (as oppose to McCain who thinks the economy is "fundamentally strong" and his campaign manager allows to continue saying).

Tell The Truthiness Says ; We would like Carly Fiorina, regardless of her political views, to break rank and come on TV or talk to a newspaper and give her opinion on being 'gagged'. We'd really like to hear those views.

BREAKING NEWS ; Big Bear, Big Bear Chase Me!

Last night's 'Countdown' was interrupted with the breaking news of a California bear chase. It was treated with the correct degree of sarcasm and contempt it demanded.



Tell The Truthiness Says ; The current developing story today, an owl and a pussycat have set sail in, what witnesses have described as, a "beautiful pea-green boat". Unconfirmed reports say they have taken with them some honey and plenty of money.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Saunter To The White House 126 ; McCain Irrelevant After 'Strong' Economy Comment


Have the events of the last few days shown that John McCain's campaign has jumped the shark?

The economy is not "fundamentally strong" when insurance firms are being bailed out by government to the tune of $85 billion.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; So, has his campaign gone beyond the point-of-no-return?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Saunter To The White House 125 ; McCain Smarts On Morning Joe



Tell The Truthiness Says ; Perhaps he was getting testy because he's saying the economy is fundamentally strong, even as the house sinks into the quicksand and wishes he'd given it more thought. But which of his seven houses is it that's sinking?

Saunter To The White House 124 ; Palin's Failin's 2 - Not Experienced To Run A Company



Carly Fiorina, a key surrogate for John McCain's campaign said today that Sarah Palin does not have the experience needed to run a major company like Hewlett Packard, that Fiorina use to.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Oh and she made woman who had been raped paypay for their testing kits and the cost of evidence gathering, oh yes.

Saunter To The White House 123 ; Karl Rove Goes After McCain Ads



Karl Rove has said that John McCain's attack ads have gone too far.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; WHen Karl Rove says someone else has 'gone too far', that's all you need to know.

Saunter To The White House 122 ; 'The View' - We Were Fair To The McCains


Like Sherri said, it seems that everybody was watching The View interview with John McCain. Here's the presenter's responses.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Everyone saw it, Walters waiter and all!

Saunter To The White House 121 ; Palin Lies About 9/11 Linked To Iraq



Tell The Truthiness Says ; She knows that people film when she stands up and speaks right. Liar, liar, campaign on f-i-r-e-!

Saunter To The White House 120 ; Jon Stewart Covers Palin Interview



Tell The Truthiness Says ; Lets freak out the terrorists with our 'no blinking'!

Saunter To The White House 119 ; Clinton & Palin Address The Nation!



Tell The Truthiness Says ; SNL is on top form with this!

Palin's Failin's ; Didn't Know What The Bush Doctrine Was



ABC News couldn't make their exclusive a simple affair and had to chop it up into pieces, making putting it back together rather difficult.

As a result, the above video wasn't in the post below, but it was the one part that everyone was talking about.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; She didn't know what the Bush Doctrine was? What's she been doing for the past seven years, watching The OC and Gossip Girl?

Saunter To The White House 118 ; Sarah Palin, Full Interview (Caution : Contains Scenes Of A Worrying Nature)

ABC News insisted on teasing out the Sarah Palin interview, so we've pulled all the pieces here for you.

We'd like to say 'enjoy', but really it'll just be 'endure'.

Part one...



...part two...



...part three...



... finally, part four.



Tell The Truthiness Says ; Woah, where do we start?

Friday, September 12, 2008

Saunter To The White House 117 ; McCain's Tough 'The View' Interview

With everyone going nuts over ABC's Sarah Palin interview, only now is attention being paid to his appearance on The View. Unlike before, the show is now covering more hard news and current issues.

So if John McCain though he'd be getting it easy on The View, he was very wrong and didn't come off very well, if you support him or not.

In three parts, one...



...two...



... and three.



Tell The Truthiness Says ; Think John McCain would rather have spoken to Charles Gibson than been on The View.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Saunter To The Convention 14 - Andrea Mitchell ; Chief Foreign Affairs & Balloon Correspondent



This is your convention moment of zen. Andrea Mitchell being drown in balloons on the hall floor, with the strains of Earth, Wind & Fire's 'September' blaring out.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Once again, some light news and what isn't lighter than a balloon?

Saunter To The Convention 13 ; McCain Speech 'Well, He Got Through It'



This morning, after getting out of all those balloons, Andrea Mitchell commented on John McCain's speech last night. It was personal, he's a war vet if you didn't know by the way (he told us several times if it slipped your mind), but it was rather pedestrian.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; "You are feeling sleepy, so am I and I'm the one making the speech."

Saunter To The Convention 12 - Something Different... Two Guys Shouting At Each Other!



Chris Matthews and Pat Buchanan got into it on Hardball last night.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Finally, something light to report on!

Holding Them To Account 23 ; 9/11 Tribute Video Links Attacks To Iran


That's right, the video, supposedly in 'tribute' to 9/11 victims was actually a huge example of the Bush policy of revisionist history being handed down father-to-son like to John McCain.

They linked September 11th to Iran, in a convention hall, on national network and cable TV. It's a lie!

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Once again, are there any journalists/media outlets (apart from those mentioned in the post below) that are reporting this and commenting on this?

Holding Them To Account 22 ; Republicans Show Their True Fear-Mongering Lying Colours In 9/11 Tribute Video



Any doubt any of us may have had last night about true change being brought to the US and the World by the reelection of the Republicans in November through John McCain and Sarah Palin has evaporated.

We didn't see last night's 9/11 'tribute' video in the lead up to John McCain's main speech, if we had, this post would have come twelve-plus hours earlier.

They linked Iran to 9/11, a blatant lie anyone with a couple of brain cells to rub together would have realised.

They will do everything they can to get your vote, just like they did in 2004, they will scare you into voting for them through terrorist imagery, which is exactly what the above video was last night. They will convince you that the only way to stay safe is to elect the Republicans and the only way to ensure another attack is to vote Democrat.

The difference between now and 2004 is that people have realised what the GOP has been doing and come hell or high water, we're not going to let you get away with it again.

So congratulations to Keith Olbermann, who last night apologised on behalf of decent, reasonably minded people everywhere for how deeply inappropriate that video was, even though he had no control over it. The rest of the media seem to have said nothing, a Google search reveals just two mentions, on TVNEWSER and The Huffington Post.

Here is Keith Olbermann's response ;



Keith Olbermann has received a lot of criticism recently that he had "gone to far", but at moments like these he is vital. Where was Tom Brokaw and other 'loftier' reporters on this 9/11 video, did they find is acceptable? Did they choose not to analyse or even cover it?

Tell The Truthiness Says ; A Daily Kos post from Keith Olbermann suggests a Special Comment next week. Hold on whoever sanctioned that video , you're about to be blown out of the water.

Saunter To The Convention 11 - McCain Speech Interrupted By Iraq War Vet Heckler


McCain's speech got interrupted three times by hecklers, twice by the group Code Pink and by a Ron Paul supporter.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; He made some joke about static? H-i-l-a-r-i-o-u-s.

McCain Speech - 'I Want Some Of That Change Stuff Too'

McCain's speech in it's full, nauseating green and later blue, technicolor glory.



Tell The Truthiness Says ; I'm a war vet, vote for me, did you hear, I said I'm a WAR VET!

Saunter To The Convention 10 - The Green Goblin Returns


Midway through his speech the screen behind him looked green, just like that sickening moment in the campaign.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; John The Jolly Green Giant!

Saunter To The Convention 9 - I'M A WAR VET, VOTE FOR ME!!



For no other reason, just that one, was the whole message of John McCain's speech.

Actually not just his speech, but his tribute video as well.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; WAR VET RUNNING, THAT MEANS I'M QUALIFIED, VOTE FOR ME!

War On Reality Part 100 ; What The GOP Aren't Talking About This Election Season ; Jack Abramoff


Everyone and everything else may be focusing on the Republican convention, McCain's speech tonight, Palin's last night and the complaint the Alaskan Police Department has filed against the VP candidate.

However the news today that Jack Abramoff has been sentenced to four years for corruption, barely made the news. Of course, if the media had given the conviction the space it deserves, maybe people would be reminded of the ties the Republicans had with Abramoff.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; But no, the whole of the convention appears to be a lovefest for the future that the GOP imagines it would give the US, which goes no way to say sorry for any of the last eight years. The lying, fear-mongering, loss of personal freedoms, unlawful surveillance, environmental ignorance, false war claims and more.

But lets not talk about that, lets see if John McCain can use the word 'change' without choking first.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

War On Reality Part 99 ; Bush Turns Statement On Gustav Into Push For Oil Drilling



Unconnected, uncaring, unsympathetic, unpresidential; all of these and more can be used to describe the small speech President Bush gave this morning about the federal and local response to Hurricane Gustav.

He didn't mention people and inform residents about the state of the region, instead he launched straight into how Gustav highlights the need for offshore drilling.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Hurricanes and increased offshore drilling are connected in the same way that chocolate biscuits and rabbits are connected.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Saunter To The White House 116 ; Palin's Fallin's

MSNBC Countdown analysis of John McCain's VP pick ;





Tell The Truthiness Says ; Well, good luck with that!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Saunter To The White House 115 ; Sarah Who? McCain Picks Former Mayor Of Town Of 9,000 For VP.


We're not sure if John McCain will remember this time tomorrow what he's done, (plus the Obama and Democrats response) so we're recording it here in case he doesn't.

He's announced who his VP candidate is going to be, Sarah Palin, no relation to former Monty Python and travel lover, Michael Palin, yes we don't know who she is either.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Bet Mitt Romney's kicking himself after all the sucking up he's been doing recently!

Saunter To The Convention 8 - Daily Show Makes Obama The Lion King!

Great! Great! Great!



Tell The Truthiness Says ; "He was grand mammal and sea creature."

Holding Them To Account 21 ; Olbermann Calls Out Rubbish AP Obama Speech Analysis

You'd be hard pressed to find anyone, especially any journalist, who didn't think Obama's speech was the best since JFK. But anyone who did (especially when they write a piece that will be heavily syndicated) deserves to be held up and shouted about.



Tell The Truthiness Says ; Did this guy even see the speech?

Saunter To The Convention 7 - Pre-Speech Obama Tribute

Here is the 'lead-in' to the Barack Obama nomination acceptance speech, a tribute, narrated by Good Night & Good Luck actor David Strathairn.

Saunter To The White House 114 ; Obama Speech Analysis

"WE ARE A BETTER COUNTRY THAN THIS/ NOW IS THE TIME."




Saunter To The Convention 6 - Watch Obama's Speech Here

Here's the live MSNBC feed of the convention and in about 20 minutes, Barack Obama's Speech ;

Saunter To The Convention 5 - 95,000 Could Be Watching Obama Tonight


John King on CNN has just said, with the details coming from a police source, that the Obama team are working with them and fire marshals to see if they can fit another 15,000 people with tickets inside the Invesco Field site in time to see the speech.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; When 95,000 people turn out to watch a politician speak, it's not a bandwagon, it's not a passing fad, it's a fundamental change in the social and political structure of our World.

"Something is changing in America."

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Saunter To The Convention 4 - Bill 'The Obamanite' Clinton



Tell The Truthiness Says ; Clinton case closed, that's it, lets get on with the election.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Saunter To The Convention 3 - Hillary : "I Am Here As A Proud Supporter Of Barack Obama/No Way, No How, No McCain!"

First there was the tribute to Hillary Clinton ;



Then the speech ;



Hillary Clinton received a standing ovation before and after her speech which oozed with talk of unity, togetherness and support for Barack Obama.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; "No way, no how, no McCain."

Holding Them To Account 20 ; Daily Show Welcomes GOP In Style


The Daily Show has taken out a fantastic billboard advert in Minneapolis for the GOP convention.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Expect Dick Cheney to be taking shots at it with his hunting rifle before the convention has even started.

Holding Them To Account 19 ; Jon Stewart Lays Into Fox 'News'


Jon Stewart is no stranger to showing up Fox 'News' for what they really are.

Considering all the convention coverage, this return to normality is to be welcomed.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; We love the Fox News response, "Jon's clearly out of touch". Have you seen his ratings?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Saunter To The Convention 2 - Michelle Sets The Convention On Fire



Here is Michelle Obama's lightning convention speech. She talked about her childhood, brother, career, husband, children, parents and the inequality in the country.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; She didn't talk like a first lady looking down from on high. She talked like a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother and a breadwinner. That's what made the speech bulletproof.

Saunter To The Convention 1 - See It All, Here!

Saunter To The Convention -- New reporting strand, why not, it feels like time for a new one.

Here is the live feed for MSNBC's democratic convention coverage, tune in and fact up !



It doesn't appear that this feed has the analysis or discussion on the MSNBC channel, it just seems to be the raw footage of whatever is happening on the podium.

If this changes to the 'proper' MSNBC coverage, we'll update the site with the feed.

Saunter To The White House 113 ; Kennedy Kicks It Off

Before Ted Kennedy made his surprise speech, there was a surprise tribute to the man ;



Then Senator Ted Kennedy took to the stage and the result was nothing less than electric ;



Tell The Truthiness Says ; This is a new "I feel a change in the air" moment.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Saunter To The White House 112 ; McCain Doesn't Know How Many Houses He Has Or What Car He Drives



That's right, apart from the discussion that John McCain doesn't know how many homes he owns, he doesn't know what type of car he drives.

The answer to the first one is about eleven.

The answer to the second one is a Cadillac CTS.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Tomorrow Wolf Blitzer is going to be asking McCain what's in his fridge in a new CNN feature.

Saunter To The White House 111 ; Beep Veep! Beep Veep!


In a story that everyone knew before it was officially announced, indeed, CNN went slightly nuts on their coverage, when it did eventually come, there wasn't much to do but talk a whole lot more and show a picture of the text message.

We aim not to disappoint. This post has both!



Tell The Truthiness Says ; How many less people would have signed up to receive the message if it had been done during the Bush Cheney run in 2000?

Special Comment On McCain's Skewed Campaign

Monday, August 04, 2008

Saunter To The White House 110 ; What's McCain Done For Black People? Even He's Not Sure



John McCain was quiet for quite a while when asked about Obama playing the race card and what he had done for civil rights.

Plus when he did answer, he muddled his own record.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; And everyone in the media is going to pick up on this? Right? Helllooo?

Saunter To The White House 109 ; WSJ - Obama Too Thin To Be President



The Wall Street Journal has suggested that Barack Obama is too fit to be President. It's official, journalism really is on holiday this August, because this is the proof.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; John McCain - Too McCain-like to be President?

Friday, August 01, 2008

Saunter To The White House 108 ; Lets Compare McCain To The Golden Girls



The madness of the campaign ad from the McCain team, comparing Obama to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, was heightened after John McCain said he was proud of the advertisement.

In that case Senator McCain, perhaps you'd mind telling us what the point of it was and exactly what it meant?

Tell The Truthiness Says ; John McCain, what will he do next? However unlikely it is, it's probably already been considered and rejected by his team for not being mad enough.

Saunter To The White House 107 ; McCain's 'No New Taxes' Taxes



John McCain has taken another step towards where exactly his campaign is going with a direct lie, in public, on camera.

Couldn't get any worse? Oh yes it could.

He answered that he wouldn't raise taxes to a little blonde girl during a question and answer session. Here is another tax related story.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Kitten kicking has been scheduled for next week by McCain's campaign team.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Saunter To The White House 106 ; McCain Does The Cheese Aisle

The surge, John McCain and CBS. It's all here, take a look.



Tell The Truthiness Says ; When is someone going try and save McCain's campaign?

Saunter To The White House 105 ; Barack Does Berlin

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

War On Reality Part 98 ; The Shock Doctrine On Oil Prices By Naomi Klein



Naomi Klein shows how poorly informed Fox News is with regard to all aspects of the oil debate. From the offshore drilling issue to the true political hijacking of the price rises, the woman behind the groundbreaking No Logo leaves the presenters in the dust.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; We're sending Fox a container of No Logo copies for Christmas to get them up to speed.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Saunter To The White House 104 ; Maliki Sides With Obama On Iraq Withdrawal


Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki agrees with Senator Barack Obama regarding the withdrawal of US troops from his country.

Being specific, Mr al-Maliki recognised the 16 month timeframe for reducing troops since the invasion in 2003.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; If Barack Obama is so inexperienced on foreign policy, then what would you call the agreement of Nouri al-Maliki to the 16 month plan?

Friday, July 18, 2008

Cable News' Best New Addition ; Rachel Maddow


Unlike the person she's been filling in for, Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow is far more level headed and it seems the New York Times noticed too.

As such, she's quietly become the newest talent of MSNBC and rightly so. She's a quietly spoken analyst and host, subtle enough that you have to watch closely for her take on a story.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Rachel Maddow, just the type of person we need in these crazy times.

Saunter To The White House 103 ; McCain's Free Media Pass

John McCain continues to get a free pass by the majority of the media, however Countdown held up their end.



Tell The Truthiness Says ; And the correct coverage of McCain, by the mass media, begins... now.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Saunter To The White House 102 ; JibJab Returns!

Here it is, the 2008 election as done perfectly by JibJab!



Tell The Truthiness Says ; Oh it's time for some campaignin'!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

War On Reality Part 97 ; George 'Harry Potter' Bush & His Oil Wand Of Destiny

President Bush did himself no favours by saying how much he wished he had a big wand to wave on oil prices. Yes, he really said it and we have the video tape.



Tell The Truthiness Says ; Only a few more months to go, only a few more months to go, keep repeating.
Cost of the War in Iraq
(JavaScript Error)
To see more details, click here.
OOIBC







Add to Technorati Favorites