Tag Archive for Fox News

DA’s VOC Press Release is Extraordinary and Ill-Advised

District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and his chief of staff, Susan Kang Schroeder, are shown in a 2010 file photo.
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We’ve documented the Voice of OC’s story this morning about how the Orange County District Attorney’s office is asking the Santa Ana City Council to hold off on issuing a report on Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido’s property swap.  But what’s even more extraordinary is the press release issued by the DA’s office last night regarding…

Conservative Flip Flopping on NSA Surveillance

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While Republicans frequently scream about Obamacare, until now they’ve been silent on the Patriot Act which was sweeping legislation passed by both parties in the wake of 9/11.  The conservative noise machine drumbeat into Americans that opposition to this legislation or opposition to the war was almost treasonous and would undermine President George W. Bush…

NRA Blames Society, Videogames for CT School Shooting

  The National Rifle Association finally broke it’s silence about the school shooting in Newtown today with a press conference in which they refused to take questions.  The media was instead invited for one on ones next week, which is likely to be a by-invitation only only with “safe” reporters from Fox News and conservative…

“The Jersey Comeback” gets the Bronx Cheer

Tonight’s GOP Convention keynoter is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a conservative many in the Republican Party had hoped would run for president instead of Mitt Romney.  Fox News and other conservative media hype Christie’s budget-cutting Jersey’s budget back to fiscal health, yet Princeton economics professor and NY Times columnist Paul Krugman shows that Christie’s…

Commie Girl is the New Wonkette

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Back in the early days of political blogging, 2004 to be exact, a sex scandal in Washington DC over a blog called the “Washingtonienne,” a first person account of a young woman’s .. ahem, multitasking skills, at juggling a number of politically connected boyfriends — including a Republican Congressional staffers — drew a considerable amount of Internet…