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Dana Rohrabacher makes a fool of himself on CNN

Crazy Dana Rohrabacher - Photo Credit: Jack Gould / OC Weekly

CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield interviewed OC Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and Tennessee senator  Marsha Blackburn on the pending government shutdown and Dana accused the CNN anchor of doing someone else’s bidding. See it here. From the story: Blackburn began by blaming the Senate for failing to act on the budget measures the House sent them. She insisted…

Romney looks back on his campaign, regrets 47% comments

Mitt Romney

If you were watching CNN yesterday, you may have caught an interview with Mitt and Ann Romney. In the interview they discussed Mitt’s failed campaign for President and whether he had any regrets. The biggest thing that came to mind was of course his 47% comments he made at a fundraiser dinner.

Catholic League Hates Gustavo

Bill Donohue heads up the Catholic League and you’ve probably seen him on CNN and Fox News usually arguing against Gay Marriage and complaining about coverage of priests who sexually abuse kids and the higher ups who cover for them.  Donohue is now taking aim at Village Voice Media, who publishes the OC Weekly, for…

RIP: The Fairness Doctrine

The FCC yesteday effectively killed the Fairness Doctrine, which had been effectively deregulated since the Reagan Administration, along with about 80 other rules affecting broadcast communication that the Obama Administration considers “out of date.” I believe this is a mistake. Mass media have evolved into multiple sources of media from a host of new satellite…

Rep. Royce Ties Arizona Shooting to Fairness Doctrine (huh?)

Fallout from the Arizona shooting continues to reverberate from Washington DC to Orange County.  Last week, Irvine City Council member and 2010 Democratic congressional candidate Beth Krom weighed in with a letter to the editor in the OC Register calling the right wing media to task for elevating the rhetoric. Key points from Krom’s letter:…

The Obama Rebound

It’s been a tough year for President Obama, but there are a host of new polls and editorials out suggesting the President has done a pretty good job in the first half of his presidency.  For example, the New York Daily News had this story that showed the President still enjoys better numbers than just…

Bill Clinton Hospitalized for Chest Pains in NYC

CNN is reporting that former President Bill Clinton is in the hospital in New York Citry suffering from chest pains.  From the story:  The sources did not know whether it was a “full heart attack.” The White House was told of the situation, a source close to the former president told CNN. Clinton, 63, underwent…