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Put An End To The WH Correspondents’ Dinner

Tonight is that annual co-opting of the Washington press corps known as the White House Correspondents’ Dinner — and this year is the organization’s centennial. Prepare for a deluge of selfies as respected journalists vie for the attentions of reality television stars, while getting chummy

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Lazy Network Reporting — How Is Cardinal Dolan Okay?

I’ve said it before, it’s because he’s jolly. Cuddly and jolly. This would be great if he wanted to be a department store Santa, but . . . oh ick, I just pictured him with a child on his lap. At any rate, disgraced New

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Providence Granola Project In The News

Local granola good-guys got a mention in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine. Geoff Gordon and Keith Cooper, founders of the Providence Granola Project, were interviewed in a short piece about the history of the healthy snack food — Who Made That Granola? Started in 2008,

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Embarrassing Tree Battle On Daily Show

Well, we made The Daily Show. Of course Jon Stewart does a great job of skewering the lying fools at Fox News who this week made little Doreen Marie . . . a star! (She looks like she’s going to wet her pants she’s so

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Dark Days For Network News

All the major network news outlets should hang their heads in shame for their coverage, or should I say creation, of the Florida ‘pastor’ story. They have elevated the profile of this idiot, and the two dozen morons who can tolerate his company, way beyond

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Lying Liars, 2009 Edition

I’m not all political like some of you Dose folks, so I’ve only just discovered PolitiFact, a project of the St. Petersburg Times that fact-checks statements by the White House, Congress, lobbyists and interest groups. While others have listed the years’s top music albums or best-selling

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Media Matters: Worst ‘Honeymoon’ Media Moments

Glenn Beck’s star is really rising.  And Buchanan in the third clip, oh man…

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“It Turned Out Perfectly”

No, she is not referring to her brand new trout pout, but rather the eight babies still in the preemie ward. Okay, we’ve established that Nadya Suleman is mentally ill (14 children under the age of 7 and she’s spending money on Angelina lips).  But

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Obama shares his Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich with you. And the Wealth. In PRIMETIME!

Primetime Baby! That’s right, Obama’s primetime address to the nation, all 3 million dollars of it, is already on the youtubes and ready for consumption by the TV-less. It’s embedded after the jump, and actually, there’s a video from today that I think it much

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The New York Times Can Suck It

Here at the Dose, we love harping on national shout-outs to lil’ Rhody.  For example, Ari went buckwild when Wonkette told our dear state to “suck it” during primary season.  Well, The New York Times hollered our way this weekend, taking a shot at our

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The Right Kind of Policing

One bold [read: drunk] San Francisco lady attempts a citizen’s arrest of Karl Rove. America, the beautiful. Oh, also, I plan to start writing for the PDD again…if not now, then after the election. In the meantime, enjoy.

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Hey ProJo, remember 2006? Anybody?

The Providence Journal editorial staff has apparently been drinking the Kool-aid.  In Sunday’s editorial ‘ACORN’s voting machine’ they make no mention whatsoever of the other, much more sinister and much more likely, explanation for these sudden ‘voter fraud’ claims, even though it is exactly the

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Debate Tips 4 McCain

Slightly more seriously than the above video, George Stephanopoulous sez that McCain has some potential “long balls.” And no that does not refer to the effects of gravity over three quarters of a century: The McCain campaign is looking for something dramatic he can do

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Doris Kearns Goodwin Sells Out

Okay, that’s Doris Kearns Goodwin on the left, dressed as Abigail Adams.  She was performing in a skit for a Boston fundraiser last spring.  But can you name the ‘John Adams’ on the right? Hint: Boston musician. (Answer after the jump.) As for tomorrow’s talk

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Tyra as Michelle Obama

I’ll be the first to defend Tyra Banks…on most occasions. Ever since I read Lynn Hirschberg’s profile of the model/mogul in the New York Times magazine, I’ve felt that Tyra—despite the sometimes ridiculous and offensive segments on her talk show—deserves ample praise for the empire

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Bootleg KFC in Fallujah somehow vindicates Tommy Franks

OK, so we should start off by pointing out that there is no KFC in Fallujah. There are, however, some enterprising restaurateurs, and apparently, some chicken. The combination has resulted in a bootleg KFC reportedly taking root in that embattled city. So, while it’s unclear