A political gaffe turns into a gutsy judgment call.
Every mother has at least one story of a child that says something embarrassingly truthful; unexpectedly exposing a family secret. After the initial redness fades, it usually falls into the family memory bank; to be later withdrawn at family gatherings.
When a politician does it, it’s called a gaffe. Although the redness doesn’t usually appear until [...]
There are facts, and then there are feminist facts. Here’s an example:
Fact: Scott Brown is a white male who drives a pickup truck and won the Massachusetts special election.
Feminist fact: Scott Brown won the Massachusetts special election because he’s a white male who drives a pickup truck.
Can’t you picture the GMC warning labels? Caution: you’re [...]
You can bet that one of the first calls Harry Reid made after his “Negro dialect” comments surfaced was to Al Sharpton. Who knows what sort of deal the two worked out, but Sharpton quickly came to Reid’s aid, dismissing the majority leader’s gaffe as a minor blemish on an otherwise pristine record of support [...]
Last night, Eric Bolling, sitting in for Sean Hannity, had Ibrahim Hooper on to comment on the need for profiling likely terrorists at airports in the wake of the Detroit bomber incident.
Bolling could have had a representative from al-Qaeda on to advise Americans on how to protect themselves from al-Qaeda attacks. Bolling neglected to mention [...]
Eric “The Excitable” Boehlert is one of my “favorite” guys (and they are almost all guys) at Media Matters.
His lousy reading comprehension skills and blindly ideological bent combine with a preternatural enthusiasm, to produce posts that are inevitably poorly reasoned, poorly written, and sometimes just plain wrong.
Eric Boehlert is the Ed Wood of the George [...]