Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the ABC mega-hit The Bachelor decided that having physically beautiful women cater to the whim of a smug man for weeks on end in a competition to become his… whatever… wasn’t degrading enough.
At the peak of his popularity as a Green rock star and Oscar-winning propagandist, Gore founded Current TV, a cable channel. So far, he has been able to attract a whopping 23,000 viewers. Now he’s sure that Keith Olbermann- whose name identity among the general population is about .0005% of Gore’s, but whose cable audience was about 80 times his, can save his cable venture.
In 1955, satirist Leonard Wibberly wrote a sendup of American foreign aid called, The Mouse that Roared, in which a microscopic, medieval and poverty stricken country, the Duchy of Grand Fenwick, invades the United States in order to be defeated and rebuilt like Germany and Japan. In 1959, it was released as a pretty good adaptation starring Peter Sellers. This week, Chris Matthews declared war on Glen Beck, undoubtedly hoping Beck would respond and millions of people who don’t know Chis Matthews exists would become aware of his TV show, Harball.
The calls for withdrawal from Afghanistan get louder by the day; and even supporters of the war are nearly universal in their condemnation of Afghan president Hamid Karzai as a hopelessly corrupt thug– with some justification, to be sure. But I wonder if any of the commentators have a clue that in 2001 Hamid Karzai [...]