I heard Thomas Frank tonight at the Watermark Book Store. I saw Mr. Controversy and Capn America at the event – nobody else I recognized.
Frank’s message was almost as moving as last year’s. In some ways more so.
He seems to want to forgive Obama for not doing more. I am not so sure about that approach. His attacks on the far right were more pointed and sincere that ever before.
Frank’s father was there at the meeting. When asked questions about his father’s political persuasion, Frank dodged those questions.
Wish more of you could have been there.
“Why did I sign on to this proposal, if i don’t understand what it does?” George W. Bush is quoted by Matt Latimer in his new tell-all book, Speech-less: Tales of a White House Survivor. Allegedly, Bush asked this question when it almost dawned on him what the bank bail out proposal was supposed to do.
Bush’s stupidity, sounds more astounding than even I had ever imagined. See a brief review here. Thanks to Lilac for this post idea.
Politico published this story on the differences in coverage between mainstream media and Fox News. Notably, Glen Beck indicates that Fox News had from beginning to resignation 51 stories on Van Jones, while CNN had 9 stories, MSNBC had 2 and the New York Times had 1. On the ACORN corruption case (where ACORN advised reporters posing as a prostitute and pimp on how to avoid housing laws) Fox reported on it 133 times, CNN 90 times, MSNBC 10 and ABC 2 times.
Major network spokespersons indicate that they have to be more selective when filling 20+ minutes of time as opposed to cable’s 24 hours. It was noteworthy to me on how the many conservative posters on the BTSNBN knew about the ACORN story while I had not not heard anything about it. I don’t have cable and when I spent three nights in a motel with cable recently, I was exposed to cable news. I think my quality of life would suffer if I had to listen to that crap more often.