Would Marijuana in Michael Brown’s System Make Him Act “Crazy”?

By: Tuesday August 19, 2014 8:49 am

The toxicology report hasn’t been released yet, and Baden says he got his information on marijuana in Brown’s system from the Washington Post. In the absence of a lot more evidence it’s pretty pie-in-the-sky to speculate on how anything in Brown’s system might have influenced his behavior. But as long as we’re going there, here is what former Seattle police chief Norm Stamper wrote about dealing with people who had smoked marijuana

America’s Two Reality System

By: Wednesday January 18, 2012 12:18 pm

For most of its history America has had a two party political system.  It now appears we also have a two realities system, illustrated by our perceptions and trust of Fox News versus other major media. From PPP survey on TV media trust: -Democrats trust everything- except Fox News. NBC does the best with them [...]

Fox News Says Plurality Opposes Increased Offshore Drilling

By: Friday June 11, 2010 9:59 am

Almost two months into the BP oil disaster, more Americans oppose increased offshore drilling than support it.

Q: Why Don’t Tea Parties Care About Wall Street? A: Because Fox Didn’t Tell Them To

By: Friday April 23, 2010 7:41 am

Cenk Uyger has a very good point about the lack of…er, anything coming out of the tea parties in the wake of Wall Street’s excesses: If you remember, the Tea Parties were originally formed to protest the bailouts. They were so mad at the Wall Street bankers who destroyed the economy and then took our [...]

Democrats Prove Failures at Health Care Messaging; Deficit Perceptions Could Affect Elections

By: Monday April 12, 2010 10:30 am

One aspect of the health care reform fight that was sometimes overlooked, but I think should get more attention in any political retrospective, is just how completely and totally Democrats lost the PR messaging war. Democrats spent a huge amount of time and political capital making sure the bill was scored by the CBO as [...]

Big Banks: Unions Stopped Fighting, and the Entire Left Got Punched

By: Monday February 1, 2010 7:31 am

Just as the tea parties were getting going in April of 2009, the White House met with bankers in the wake of the AIG scandal who told them to put the kibosh on the harsh anti-bank rhetoric. And so calls went out from the White House to the unions to put a pin in it.

They did.

Which left the field wide open for the tea parties (who were being heavily juiced by Fox News) to reap all of the economic discontent. “Our side” abandoned the field.

Dear Rupert Murdoch, We’d Like Credit For Our Research Please

By: Thursday January 14, 2010 9:46 am

The fact is, the people who did the work to uncover the Gruber story were liberals. Neither Fox News nor the right-wing noise machine did that kind of in-depth accountability reporting on George Bush. Stealing our research now and presenting it as their own obscures the fact that there is a profound difference in the way that many liberals respond when “our team” is in office, as compared to the slavish propaganda that Fox offered up in honor of George Bush.

One is demanding accountability. The other is just engaging in demagoguery.