Posted by Audiegrl
This is the first segment of a series that The Rachel Maddow Show will be telling the truth about the lies about ACORN and the right-wing political machine that took them down.
Rachel Maddow is joined by Occidental College politics professor Peter Dreier, who authored a study on how myths about ACORN were manufactured and how easily the mainstream media – not just the right wing media – was led into reporting falsehoods.
Manipulating the Public Agenda: Why ACORN Was In the News, and What the News Got Wrong
Study authors: Peter Dreier, Ph.D. and Christopher R. Martin, Ph.D.
Click here to read the study
Click here for Part Two
Click here for Part Three
Click here for Part Four
Posted by Buellboy
This interview is painful to watch.
Posted by HershelWellingtonIV
Once again, Stephen Colbert uses brilliant satire to take claims made by Beck and Limbaugh to their next logical destination.
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Posted by Audiegrl
I thought that posting a feel-good story would get the weekend started right.
President Obama got a heart-warming welcome when he returned home from promoting health care reform in Ohio and Pennsylvania. First daughters, Sasha and Malia were playing with their puppy Bo on the South Lawn. When the president arrived on Marine One, the daughters and dog went running into his arms.
Enjoy the photos provided by AP and Getty
Posted by TheLCster
This story really hit home for me. I am one of the uninsured 24 year-old college students mentioned in the study. With so many people uninsured, what is going to happen this fall and winter with the H1N1 flu? Someone needs to ask Boehner about that.
ThinkProgress/Victor Zapanta—A 22-year-old woman from Oxford, Ohio, died from swine flu on Wednesday. Kimberly Young graduated from Miami University in December and continued to live in Oxford, Ohio, within Minority Leader John Boehner’s congressional distrct. Reports now indicate that after initially getting sick, Young put off treatment because she was uninsured:
Young became ill about two weeks ago, but didn’t seek care initially because she didn’t have health insurance and was worried about the cost, according to Brent Mowery, her friend and former roommate. […]
On Tuesday, Sept. 22, Young’s condition suddenly worsened and her roommate drove her to McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford, where she was flown in critical condition to University Hospital in Cincinnati.
“That’s the most tragic part about it. If she had insurance, she would have gone to the doctor,” Mowery said.
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 30 percent of 19-24 year olds are uninsured, more than any other group. Despite the conservative argument that young people are voluntarily refusing health coverage in favor of extra spending money, the reality is that high costs on the individual market put coverage out of reach. As Suzy Khimm notes at Campus Progress, young people “are far more likely to be working part-time or lower-paying jobs for employers who don’t offer coverage”:
Posted by TheLCster
O’Reilly tries his best to talk over Professor Levitt, an avowed Republican conservative. So right off the bat, O’Reilly was not able to dismiss him as a liberal or Democrat. I agree that all conservatives and Republicans are not racially biased against the President. But it was humorous to watch the Professor read off racially-tinged signs at Fox’s News’ 9/12 demonstrations in Washington, and ask O’Reilly why the Republican party was not discouraging this right-wing fringe behavior.
Dr. Jeremy Levitt, a law professor at Florida A&M University, confronted Bill O’Reilly tonight over Fox News’ role in fomenting racial tensions regarding President Obama. Specifically Dr. Levitt cited Glenn Beck and the network’s role in encouraging the 9/12 protests, which featured an assortment of racist signs.
Dr. Jeremy Levitt
Here is the link to the article written by Professor Levitt, that got O’Reilly’s attention.
President Obama, Race and the Unpatriotic Right