Category Archives: dirty rotten scoundrels

Daring Dems vow to fight back against the Kochs


Hold on to your laptops: According to The New York Times, U.S. Sen. Harry Reid has an idea. He wants Dems to launch a media counterattack against two prominent plutocrats who are on a mission to destroy democracy in America … Continue reading

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What John Mackey can do with his vegan stir-fry


Oh, the ironies of the Obama era! Last week John Mackey denounced Obamacare as “like fascism.” This was a few years after damning it as socialism. The Whole Foods co-CEO doesn’t see, or pretends to not see, that Obamacare is … Continue reading

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A rear-view glance at Lance


Between Lance Armstrong admitting he was doping and Jodie Foster coming out as a lesbian, it has been a rough week for the clueless. — Bill Mayer, Real Time, Jan. 18 I groan when the corporate media declare a new … Continue reading

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Safety measures too ‘costly’ for Walmart


Officials at the retail monster called Walmart couldn’t install emergency exits at the Bangladesh factory where more than 100 workers died in a Nov. 4 fire. Too cash-strapped, it seems: … In a meeting last year, Walmart officials decided against … Continue reading

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Why Adelson is so generous to GOP


The greedy gnome is a pragmatist, not an ideologue: In actuality, [Sheldon] Adelson’s fealty to the GOP stems primarily from the fact that his “Las Vegas Sands Corp. is being scrutinized by federal investigators looking into possible money-laundering in Vegas, … Continue reading

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Gas bag Karl Rove deflated on Fox News


The gas bag called Karl Rove, an “analyst” for Fox News, seemed on the verge of exploding last night. President Barack Obama had just been declared the victor in Ohio — even by Fox News — which meant that he … Continue reading

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Banking on ‘low-information’ voters


Has any presidential candidate in history lied more frequently and with as much squeaky-clean earnestness as Mitt Romney? Mainstream reporters would ask this question if they weren’t trained to equate telling the truth with being biased. They don’t ask, or … Continue reading

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Binders full of lies


The topic of Paul Krugman’s Friday column was Mitt Romney’s failure to propose a credible jobs plan to bring down the unemployment rate. The upshot of it was that Romney is far less serious about creating jobs than Barack Obama, … Continue reading

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Ryan dons apron to dish out big lie


Matt Taibbi made a good point regarding Joe Biden’s demeanor in his debate with Paul Ryan — laughter is entirely appropriate when your opponent’s lies are so big and so numerous that you can’t keep up with correcting them. From … Continue reading

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‘Bravado’ as euphemism for lying


Frank Bruni recently argued that Mitt Romney won his first debate with Barack Obama because he showed more “bravado,” which Bruni seems to think is the one character trait common to all successful politicians. In making his point, Bruni dodged … Continue reading

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