In addition to the great response from FDL’s online activists, the press has been all over Firedoglake’s new TV ad taking aim at President Obama’s plans to expand offshore drilling. Here’s a sampling of what media outlets said about our ad, from the Washington Post to USA Today.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday March 29, 2010 8:40 am|
In 2007, Glenn Greenwald wrote a column about how our political debate was being constrained by the demonization of figures like Howard Dean, Al Gore or Ron Paul who were singled out and labeled “weirdos” for expressing opinions outside of party orthodoxy, even though those opinions may have broad popular support. Noting that Ron Paul [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday March 18, 2010 12:01 pm|
Matt Yglesias analyzes the “failure of the progressive block strategy,” and chalks it up to progressives not picking issues that “centrists” care about. He doesn’t note his own role in that failure, vilifying the leader of the progressive block Raul Grijalva as “the world’s greatest monster” unless he backs down. (Our own whip effort started [...]
|By: Peterr Monday October 12, 2009 1:50 pm|
Religious leaders of all stripes are pushing for health care reform, rooted in the belief that health care is a basic right for all people, not a commodity. Not that you’d know this by following the TradMed . . .
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Friday October 24, 2008 1:07 pm|
The hoaxster who scratched a “B” into her own cheek and claimed that a fictional black Obama-supporting thug did it now blames the media for blowing her politically-motivated hate crime into a political firestorm: “She just opened up and said she wanted to tell the truth,” Bryant said, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “She was upset with the media for blowing this into a political firestorm.”
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Tuesday September 23, 2008 11:46 am|
The McCain campaign tried to ban most of the traveling press from Sarah Palin’s meetings with foreign leaders in New York today. Initially, the campaign announced that journalists who communicate primarily with words would banned from the event. Only still photogs and TV crews would be allowed in.
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Saturday August 23, 2008 1:42 pm|
The Washington Bureau Chief of the Associated Press, Ron Fournier, may command speaker’s fees of up to $10,000 per appearance.