National Media

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 and tipsy with the venal hypocrites running our country into …

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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, the PGP makes tasty granola and provides jobs for international …

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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 excited.) Laura Ingraham chimes in and gets her history all …

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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 the reality of his actual influence in the world. This …

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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 books, PolitiFact polled the top eight lies told by politicians …

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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 same series of events that caused the Department of Justice …

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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 at Roger Williams University featuring Doris Kearns Goodwin — forget …

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you weren’t wrong, it missed by a mile

If that whole Obama/New Yorker cover thing made you unhappy… but you weren’t quite sure why… and you didn’t want to look like a humorless Obama nut… but it didn’t seem funny… but you couldn’t explain why it wasn’t funny… good news. Lee Siegel, writing for The New York Times has it all figured out. …

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Tim Russert Died Today

Tim Russert died today.  He collapsed at NBC news from an apparent heart attack.  A visible shaken Tom Brokaw reported the news of his death of NBC’s cable news channel, MSNBC.  Russert is remembered as a Washington Insider and the anchor of Sunday’s Meet the Press.  

Steal My Identity? Okay!

Have you ever seen those commercials for a credit protection service called LifeLock? This guy shares his social security number and dares the world to steal his identity: [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXANhTH_oSo&feature=related] But, wait! Don’t be fooled: apparently, lots of people are suing the company because the service doesn’t work. And the dude, Todd Davis, has had his …

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Grimy?

A couple of sites in the Gawker empire have picked up the article in last weeks Projo about how legal prostitution is in Rhode island, how it has to be indoors, etc. but that in the wake of the whole Elliot Spitzer shitstorm lawmakers are working to close that loophole. But in the process, Wonkette …

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