This clip also features an interview with Alice Hoagland, mother of Mark Bingham (who was killed on United flight 93 on 9/11), talking about her own unpleasant experiences with 9/11 Truthers.
I’m proud to announce that today, Little Green Footballs stored our ten millionth comment in the database, posted by long-time LGF supporter Varek Raith: LGF Comment #10000000.
Short, sweet, and to the point.
Varek Raith will be receiving a copy of “Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power,” signed by Rachel Maddow herself. Thanks to Varek and Rachel Maddow, and to all the LGF readers who continue to make this one of the best sites for intelligent discussion on the Internet.
Sometime in the next day or two, someone is going to post the ten millionth comment at LGF, and for this momentous round-number occasion we’re glad to announce that the lucky commenter will receive a copy of Rachel Maddow’s excellent work of historical analysis, Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, signed by Rachel herself, courtesy of her publisher.
The ten millionth comment will have a shiny golden header, so it will be impossible to miss. May the best lizard win!
Rachel Maddow had a great segment last night on President Obama’s trip to Israel, and the extraordinary off-script direct appeal to Israelis and Palestinians in his Jerusalem speech. It concludes with a look at how the cable news channels covered (or in the case of Fox News, didn’t cover) the ceremony in which Obama was awarded Israel’s Presidential Medal of Distinction.
I was pleasantly surprised last night when Rachel Maddow showed a screen shot from LGF to illustrate her piece on the right wing’s continual invention of loony conspiracy theories about the President. Here’s the LGF article she used: Breitbart Blogger Dan Riehl on the Trail of a Bombshell Obama Photoshop Phraud.
But wait now. Wait just a second. The screenshot Rachel used for her show was … yes … shopped.
Yes, they edited the image to remove parts of the byline and moved the header down right next to the article headline. And notice those stray pixels around the LGF logo; a dead giveaway. This is no screenshot — it’s a fraud!
What is Rachel Maddow trying to hide?
Do you love Rachel Maddow (in spite of the assertion of our own “classical liberal” that she is no different than Glenn Beck)?
Do you love laughing at Dick Morris (and perhaps even revisiting his frankly stomach-turning history)?
Are you morbidly fascinated with the machinations of Super PACs and their dark finances?
If you answered “yes” to ANY of the above, you MUST spend this next 17 minutes watching this clip. Do it. Do it now.
Rachel Maddow does an excellent job in this segment of laying out the facts about Mitt Romney’s unprecedented use of deliberate dishonesty as a political tool — even after the dishonesty is exposed. There’s nothing new about politicians lying, but I’d argue that there is something new about the way Romney’s doing it; there’s a deep, calculated cynicism evident in the way he incessantly lies long after the lies are debunked. He’s aware that the Fox News-indoctrinated right wing base simply doesn’t care whether he’s telling the truth, as long as it feeds their anti-Obama rage addiction.
In fact, this element of the Republican Party has been so debased that they actually enjoy a smear more when they know it’s a lie, because they fantasize that they’re getting under liberals’ skins. That’s far more important to a wingnut than mere honesty.
It’s disturbing that the mainstream media haven’t turned this deliberate dishonesty into a bigger story. By constantly pushing the limits of acceptability, the Romney campaign seems to have inured the media to his lies.