Friday’s Lazy Week Random Ten

10 12 2010

I’m too tired to drive anywhere anyway right now.

10.  When I Was a Young Girl – Feist

9.  Singapore – Tom Waits

8.  Halfway to Crazy – The Jesus & Mary Chain

7.  Drive – The Cars

6.  Tunic (Song for Karen) – Sonic Youth

5.  Lose Yourself – Eminem

4.  Shadow People – Dr. Dog

3.  Free – Cat Power

2.  Great Expectations – Gaslight Anthem

1.  Witch Hunt – Wayne Shorter

Bonus:

—Jason





Slant

9 12 2010

Fair and Balanced and such.

At the height of the health care reform debate last fall, Bill Sammon, Fox News’ controversial Washington managing editor, sent a memo directing his network’s journalists not to use the phrase “public option.”

Instead, Sammon wrote, Fox’s reporters should use “government option” and similar phrases — wording that a top Republican pollster had recommended in order to turn public opinion against the Democrats’ reform efforts.

Journalists on the network’s flagship news program, Special Report with Bret Baier, appear to have followed Sammon’s directive in reporting on health care reform that evening.

Sources familiar with the situation in Fox’s Washington bureau have told Media Matters that Sammon uses his position as managing editor to “slant” Fox’s supposedly neutral news coverage to the right.

Sammon’s “government option” email is the clearest evidence yet that Sammon is aggressively pushing Fox’s reporting to the right — in this case by issuing written orders to his staff.

But MSNBC does it blah, blah, blah.

-Ian





Worn Out

9 12 2010

Are all of you as tired of everything as I am? Here is a quick recap of the last week: Republicans act like monsters, Democrats fold like lawn chairs. There.

-Ian





Friday’s Totally Frozen Random Ten

3 12 2010

I’m on a good mixture.  I don’t want to waste it.

10.  She Loves Me – Muddy Waters

9.  Everyday – The Field

8.  Too Long – Daft Punk

7.  Oh, Goddamnit – Hot Hot Heat

6.  Dance or Die – Janelle Monae

5.  Sonny Feeling – Wilco

4.  Hair Down – Cold War Kids

3.  Don’t Haunt This Place – Rural Alberta Advantage

2.  Something’s Wrong – The Jesus & Mary Chain

1.  October Fires – Wolf People

Bonus:

—Jason





Pissed Christ

2 12 2010

Jesusy Republican pols sure do like the idea of killing people.

—Jason





Evil Fed Watch

2 12 2010

Here and here.

There was a moment there, early on, when it looked as though sanity might prevail, if even in only in some small way.  But…no.  Our Rulers have decided that the only way to restore our economy is to drop mountains of money on the criminals who created the crisis in the first place, while issuing stern lectures from the Wall Street Journal opinion page and the cables about the Very Serious necessity of the little people sucking it.

—Jason





Morning Music Break

30 11 2010

You may now to dance.

—Jason