Tag Archives: CBS

Nothing to see here…

… if there was, we’d show you. Mmmmmkay? When CBS tried to film a beach with heavy oil on the shore in South Pass, Louisiana, a boat of BP contractors, and two Coast Guard officers, told them to turn around, or be arrested. “This is BP’s rules, it’s not ours,” someone aboard the boat said. […]

Palin & the end of pretend democracy

If you’re familiar with the arguments made by the likes of Noam Chomsky, Ralph Nader, or even Glenn Greenwald, I think you’d be familiar with convincing arguments that the U.S. has ceased being a functional democracy. Our country is ruled largely by a cabal of wealthy businessmen and their puppet politicians. When’s the last time […]

Simple, blunt and right

(Updated Below) CNN’s Jack Cafferty delivers the brutal verdict on Sarah Palin’s candidacy: Cafferty’s conclusion for those of you without video or audio: “If John McCain wins this woman will be one 72-year-old’s heartbeat away from being President of the United States. And if that doesn’t scare the hell out of you, it should.” And […]

CBS: Iraq isn't important

This news from the NY Times just blew my mind when I read it: CBS News no longer stations a single full-time correspondent in Iraq, where some 150,000 United States troops are deployed. Paul Friedman, a senior vice president at CBS News, said the news division does not get reports from Iraq on television “with […]