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Of Lipstick and Pigs, Hate Speech and Fairness

source: Bill Moyers Journal, PBS Do talk show hosts and political pundits bear any responsibility for the state of American politics? Should hate speech be banned? In case you missed Bill Moyers on Friday night, you can watch the program’s stories about political hate speech and whether political reporters are doing a good job of…

There’s our job and there’s Obama’s job

The right-wingers commenting on this and other OC blogs (Jubal & d’Anconia to name two) have been crying about the “leftosphere” attacks on the McPalin ticket. One example Jubal (a.k.a. Matt Cunningham Editor of Red County/OC blog) had this to say about Bill Spaulding’s recent post about the Mayor of Hooterville. Gracias, Bill. Every time someone…

Is the Register Going Tabloid?

After Frank Mickadeit’s hit piece on Larry Agran today, this news doesn’t surprise me. Editor & Publisher reports: NEW YORK The Orange County Register is studying a change to tabloid format after an internal task force review of money-saving options proposed the move along with several other changes. Terry Horne, president and publisher of the…

Vanity Fair Weighs In

Vanity Fair is owned by Condé Nast. So is The New Yorker. According to the Vanity Fair web site, the folks at Vanity Fair had an opinion about their sibling publication’s recent Obama cover. Well, sure — didn’t most everyone? Well Vanity Fair’s opinion was along the lines of, better you than us. With that…

Oversight? Who needs it? We’ve got Keystone Managers/Cops

Just one more example of How Orange County CEO Tom Mauk lets managers off the hook for errors that cost the taxpayers hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars to fix. Be it managing personnel OC CEO Mauk condones Bustamantes’ sexist remarks!, or contracts here, he just keeps getting it wrong. County IT task…

TheLiberalOC – The Best of Orange County

Before attending the weekly Drinking Liberally gathering at Memphis in Santa Ana, I attended the re-launch celebration reception for Orange Coast Magazine. In the gift bags they handed out was the July issue featuring their 2008 Best Of Orange County feature. I am pleased to announce the The LiberalOC.com was named the Best Liberal Blog…

Marty Talks to John McCain

Fascinating interview with John McCain by the Register’s Marty Wisckoll.  Read it here.  John McCain doesn’t know how much gas was a gallon the last time he pumped his own gas.  And he thinks Arnold is doing a great job.