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Blog Profile / Crooks and Liars

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Archived Since:January 31, 2008

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On George Clooney's Sony Petition, The Satanic Verses And Tough-Talking Right Wingers

Deadline reports that George Clooney tried to get Hollywood to rally around Sony Pictures, to no avail: ... The most powerful people in Hollywood were so fearful to place themselves in the cross hairs of hackers that they all refused...Show More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

So, regarding The Interview, it appears that it wasn't so much Sony that caved, it was, more broadly, Hollywood (and the movie industry generally, including theater chains). And not liberal Hollywood (or the left-wing Hollywood of right-wing imaginings) but corporate Hollywood, where fear and profit are apparently more important than art and liberty. Show More Summary

Open Thread: Jimmy Fallon's #ChristmasFails

Got any #ChristmasFail to share? And it's an open thread.

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With The Upholsterers

Apparently, two individuals have come forward claiming to have each found a copy of the single, "Your Furniture Was Always Dead.. I Was Just Afraid To Tell You" by a band called The Upholsterers. The Upholsterers were a short-lived musical...Show More Summary

You'd Have To Be A Scrooge To Really Hate 'Angels Sing'

You don't even have to see "Angels Sing" to know how it ends. It begins with Harry Connick Jr. as Michael, a man who's hated Christmas for 30 years since the death of his brother. Connie Britton (Nashville) is his wife, Kris Kristofferson...Show More Summary

Fox Brings On Convicted Felon Bernard Kerik To Attack Mayor DeBlasio For Meeting With Protesters

If the talking heads over on Faux "news" want to take up for the New York City Police Department in the wake of these protests going on in their city and across the country, they could find a better spokesperson than ex-con Bernard Kerik,...Show More Summary

Dick Cheney's 'Queen Of Torture'

Former Vice President Dick Cheney had a lot to say on Meet The Press last Sunday about his love affair with torture as he responded to the newly released Senate Torture Report, but the New Yorker's Jane Mayer dug deeper into the report...Show More Summary

The Rick Perry Academic Building

Okay, so here’s the deal.On December 12th the Regents at Texas A&M University decided to name the main academic building at A&M after Governor Rick Perry. On December 16th, they announced it to the public. On December 17th, Rick Perry...Show More Summary

'Washington Is Broken' Among Top Republican Talking Points Of 2014

In the world of Republican math, you can come up with any figure that suits your needs, and if you're a respected Republican strategist like Frank Luntz, no one will question the authenticity of your statistics. You can also use an ill-received soundbite to sneak in some of the most psychotic people into Congress with only smoke and mirrors. Show More Summary

Fox News' Ed Henry Mocks Women Reporters For Failing To Ask Obama 'Tough Questions'

In a somewhat unorthodox move, President Obama didn't call on any of the male White House reporters in today's year-end press conference and instead took questions only from eight ladies, none of them from television. There was someShow More Summary

London Tenants Victorious In Housing Fight With U.S. Real Estate Developers

I wrote about the New Era fight last month, and I'm happy to announce that the low-income housing activists have won their fight. Wonderful news, via Huffington Post: Hundreds of residents facing eviction from their London estate have...Show More Summary

President Obama: 'I Think Sony Made A Mistake' Pulling The Interview

President Obama was asked about Sony's decision to pull the movie The Interview during his final press conference of 2014: Obama: Sony 'Made A Mistake' By Canceling The Release Of 'The Interview': President Barack Obama spoke FridayShow More Summary

Federal Court Rules In Favor Of Gun Rights For Those Previously Institutionalized

All kidding aside, under the current interpretation of the 2nd Amendment, it's not an unreasonable position to take. I just think the whole idea of a "right" to own a deadly weapon should be revisited as a practical matter, but that's...Show More Summary

Caramel Apples Linked To Listeria Outbreak

Good to know, right? Since we're eating all kinds of things for the holiday season we wouldn't ordinarily: Four people have died from a Listeria outbreak linked to prepackaged caramel apples, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least 28 people in 10 states have become sick due to the bacterial infection. Show More Summary

Whiny Conservatives Are Upset That Professor Wrote 'It's Okay To Hate Republicans'

Dumb thing to do. She should have said "despise" instead! What synonyms do you suggest? University of Michigan communications professor and department chair Susan Douglas is facing calls for her resignation following an op-ed she wrote, titled “It’s Okay To Hate Republicans.” “I hate Republicans,” Ms. Show More Summary

How Did Pope Frank Celebrate His Birthday? You'll Never Guess

I really do enjoy just about everything he does: Wednesday was the Cool Pope's 78th birthday. What do you think he did to celebrate? Get a few strippers? Eat a pile of molly? Cry to himself silently over a bottle of Grappa about a life lived unfulfilled? No. Show More Summary

Tonight Is The Last Time Darlene Love Appears On Letterman

We all have our Christmas traditions, and Darlene Love's annual appearance on David Letterman is one of mine. First of all, it's live music, which I almost always prefer to the recorded variety. Something about the raw energy of live performance thrills me, and Darlene Love is a great live performer. Show More Summary

Greenwald: Cheney Should Be In Prison, Not On 'Meet The Press'

Greenwald is right. The refusal of Obama to prosecute our Iraq war criminals is the original sin of his administration: "The reason why Dick Cheney is able to go on 'Meet The Press' instead of being where he should be—which is in the...Show More Summary

NRA Takes 'Bold' Stand For Bushmaster, Slams Newtown Families

That didn't take long. The NRA henchmen are already on the air attacking those horrible Newtown families for daring to sue Bushmaster, manufacturer of the weapon that killed their children. Media Matters: The National Rifle Association's...Show More Summary

Caught On Video: NYPD Cops Beating A Young Boy

Via Think Progress, a shocking new video of a police arrest in New York City: A graphic new video shows NYPD officers beating a young boy against a vehicle. After three cops hold the boy against the car, a non-uniformed officer is seen...Show More Summary

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