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...


... 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.


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!
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