I love that. I bet you do as well. Tomorrow the 100 Days end. Let's see what happens next. I don't think he'll be able to manipulate public opinion but maybe I'm wrong.
It's still called The Progressive, right?
After reading Alvar Huerta's "Obama looking like a champ," I just had to wonder.
The bad column opens with, "Americans love winners [. . .]" Wow! Insight!
It only gets worse. He informs that the assassination of Osama Bin Laden make Obama "a real champ."
This is The Progressive?
I have to ask because of that awful article.
Go read Noam Chomsky's article on the assassination at In These Times. Then wonder why that runs at In These Times instead of The Progressive and why The Progressive runs junk and runs with junk.
"Media: After the 'revolution'" (Ava and C.I., The Third Estate Sunday Review):
We can't stand Traci Olsen and we won't pretend otherwise. But we did feel awful listening to Bill Scher. He had seemed to be sane and so ethical and so concerned about fairness in the past. The good guy who married "the Snow White of the left" (as Janeane dubbed his wife). But it's 2011 and he's doing a radio program which exists to distort reality and excuse away Barack's actions.
Maybe wanting the Iraq War ended in 2004 was just a good talking point? A good way to self-promote? We have no idea. But anyone who seriously wanted the Iraq War over would still be working to end that war. Especially now that these two Cassandra (we mean us) have been proven right about the SOFA and the US is engaged in negotiations to extend the US military presence in Iraq beyond 2011.
But if Ted Rall had brought that up, we're sure Bill Scher would have managed to excuse that away as well. Ourselves, we share Lillian Hellman's view, "I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions." Fortunately, we're not the only ones. Today Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox airs its hundredth episode and it's not been in the business of minimizing the actions of Barack Obama. Nor has the new RT show Adam vs. The Man hosted by Iraq War veteran Adam Kokesh. But those are the exceptions. The reality is that, as sad as it may be to admit it, Miles was correct in Sleeper.
Another great piece by Ava and C.I. Make sure to read it in full.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):