The Core Thesis: Authoritarian people have a stronger emotional need for an outlet like Fox, where they can find affirmation and escape factual challenges to their beliefs.
The Little Golden Guys shine on a night with a few surprises, including the "natural" pairing of Jack Nicholson and Michelle Obama.

Spin, Spun, Spurned!

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It was news! But was it? No, it was what the Republicans saying what they thought that was what the president was saying. Not news, spin but the spin has now became the news.
Join us tonight to live blog during Pres. Obama's Jobs Speech before a joint session of Congress. Until then, feel free to comment about your thoughts about what he should say, what we should do to get our economy back on track and how all of this connects with the 2012 elections.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmvR_p7b2zQ&feature=player_embedded   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5pbfD0WSqg&feature=player_embedded   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BnAC2K0-gw&feature=player_embedded   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMHqZ-KrdQQ&feature=player_embedded   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amq6fcCESBk&feature=player_embedded Two sides of the same coin. Hot air. Update:  Actually, I learned something from this exercise that shouldn't have surprised me, but which sparked a memory: Rush Limbaugh, expostulating about MSNBC, is positively astounded at the change in Chris Matthews. Chris...
Would the real Bill Maher please stand up? Who is he? I want to know. Is he a comedian or a political pundit? Is he a Progressive (as he claims he is), a libertarian (as he's been on record...
Is there a person who hasn’t visited a zoo, or watched a documentary, and said “Oh, How adorable, how cool, how awesome...I want one! That would be me! I love giraffes, (and I’m 5’ tall -go figure!! :) ) I...
So I understand Keith Olbermann, the multimillionaire media egotist and ex-sportscaster who deems himself eminently qualified to comment on political affairs, whose resurrected show Countdown is an echo chamber of one-sided thought with no room for debate and...
This is a rare opportunity to strengthen our nation's democracy simply by watching tv.
She's a side show, a carnival barker, a hoyden of ignorance who's also skillful at subtlely reminding people of equal ignorance what differentiates between their real America and the Europhiliacs of coastal elitism, without offering any tangible solutions to these people's real problems

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