Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Blogging and tweeting in a time of fake scandal, media hyperbole, and Republican insanity

By Michael J.W. Stickings

I've been without home Internet access the past few days, hence my lack of blogging. It's now back up and running, and so I'll be getting back to it later today.

I have, however, been tweeting a lot from my phone, tweeting being easier than blogging. Highlights include celebrating the Maple Leafs' crushing loss last night and coming under assault from typically delusional teabagging wingnuts over Benghazi and the IRS (and, of course, pushing back with reality and the facts on my side).

You can find me on Twitter @mjwstickings, and I also have a Twitter widget with my updated feed over on the right sidebar of this site.

Anyway, thanks as always to Richard for taking care of things, even more so than usual. He's a fine, fine editor, and a great partner in this blogging endeavor of ours.

We'll have more from the team throughout the day. I'll be back with new posts later.

I hope you're all having a nice day.


Oh, by the way, did you hear that a White House e-mail from then-Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes, obtained by CNN, contradicts recent media reports that suggested the White House was possibly involved in a nefarious plot regarding the Benghazi talking points?

I expect a full and unambiguous apology from media outlets, like ABC News, that breathlessly reported on the leaks in a way that enthusiastically heaped blame on the White House, as well as from all others, mostly Republican, who jumped on that bandwagon of lies.

Cue "The Sound of Silence" by Simon & Garfunkel:

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made

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  • No internet for two days?! You're lucky to be alive. But welcome back!

    Note that ABC broke the "sources say the email said..." And then they broke, "We've got the email and the sources were full of it..." It begs some questions: who was this source? Did it have an ax to grind? If so, why didn't you tell us that?

    Perhaps darkness is my old friend after all.

    By Anonymous Frank Moraes, at 5:31 PM  

  • The U.S. consulate in Benghazi still burning on all four sides for the State Department and the former Hillary Clinton. Tax discrimination against the Tea Party is another political fire for Obama and suddenly explodes another forest fire in the gardens of the White House: Justice spied 100 AP journalists. More gasoline here: http://alturl.com/45ukz

    By Blogger MR, at 5:36 PM  

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