Let’s admit it. Sometimes, trolls on social media seem happy when something terrible happens, so long as it makes the other side look bad. Whether it’s fires, floods or a housing crisis, a reprehensible minority of Twitter users react with glee, so long as the story hurts their political opponents. Reasonable Americans tune it out […]
Like the Tea Party right, liberals are flocking to their own media campfires for warmth, talking points, and calls to action. The Tea Party’s membership was never huge in numbers, but the movement knew how to turn communal passions into political clout. Members jeered politicians and joined enthusiastic protests. But their real power came from marching as a group to party primaries and other elections that less engaged voters ignored.
Certainly the story was news, reported by an outstanding and trusted journalist — as proved by the viral coverage that followed his scoop. But did it merit a 20-minute intro? Was there a feeling of anti-climax at the conclusion? Stephen Colbert trolls with a satirical answer.
On last night’s Rachel Maddow show, the host explored an explosive story about the relationship between President Trump and Azerbaijan’s corrupt officials. An odd business deal might explain why President Trump appears so worried about a probe into his contacts.
The test of time? A conservative estimate of the amount of taxpayer treasure wasted on “investigating” Whitewater – a money-losing venture that ended years before Bill Clinton ran for president – is around $100 million.
Jimmy Kimmel and First Lady Michelle Obama teamed up for a new public service announcement on nutrition, called “F and V” — though with a bit of disagreement over what exact language that really means.
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow has made it her mission to expose the secretive ways that billionaires Charles and David Koch use their money and power to exact unprecedented influence in American elections. As a result, she gets lots of papers from lawyers representing the Kochs and Koch Industries. That has not stopped her from reporting on […]