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War Drum Loops: Fox News Says Learning from the Past 'Not Helpful' in Deciding Iraq's Present

War Drum Loops: Fox News Says Learning from the Past 'Not Helpful' in Deciding Iraq's Present
Judith Miller, who now has a gig at Fox News, and her co-workers agree that it is absolutely "not helpful" to learn from the past when it comes to Iraq. Rupert Murdoch's American mouthpiece says the media is being unfair to those who were wrong about Iraq years ago, and that we should listen to them now.
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Denver TV Station Hides Shadowy Right Wing Group's $740K Political Ad Buy

Denver TV Station Hides Shadowy Right Wing Group's $740K Political Ad Buy
A TV ad-buying company with close ties to Republican Party leaders reserved a whopping 1,326 spots in the Denver market this fall, but the station receiving the $740,070 contract removed it from public view when a reporter tried to learn who was footing the bill. The deleted ad reservation at Denver’s KMGH Channel 7 came from Target Enterprises, a Los Angeles-based firm whose client list includes top Republican candidates and well-known conservative groups.
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VIDEO: Fox's Megyn Kelly (Sort of) Calls Out Dick Cheney for Iraq Mess

VIDEO: Fox's Megyn Kelly (Sort of) Calls Out Dick Cheney for Iraq Mess
Even Fox's Megan Kelly was incredulous about some of the things Dick Cheney was saying about the current crisis in Iraq. Seems the man has forgotten his own culpability in starting the war, and his own mendacity in selling it to the American people.
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Here Come the Clowns: Designers of Iraq War Debacle Have New Ideas!

Here Come the Clowns: Designers of Iraq War Debacle Have New Ideas!
Let's take a look at the killer clown car full of all the war hawks — Paul Wolfowitz, Bill Kristol, Tony Blair, etc. — who got Iraq completely wrong. They are sure to have some ahhhhmazing insight into why a third Iraq War is needed for the region.
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Far Right in Denial Over Las Vegas Shooting They Helped Influence

Far Right in Denial Over Las Vegas Shooting They Helped Influence
From Cliven Bundy's wife, who is claiming it's not possible that the two Las Vegas mass shooters were ever at Bundy Ranch (video evidence proves they absolutely were) because her gun toting militia men wouldn't harm a fly, to Alex Jones who is claiming this is all a false flag even though one of the shooters actually contributed writing to Jones' InfoWars website, the right wing is in mass denial over the hardcore conservative shooters they without a doubt influenced...
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He Believes in the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus, Too: Bill O'Reilly Says Income Inequality Doesn't Exist

He Believes in the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus, Too: Bill O'Reilly Says Income Inequality Doesn't Exist
In a perfect world, income inequality wouldn't exist. Millionaire bloviator Bill O'Reilly apparently lives in that world. Here's fascinating video of him being even more out of touch than usual.
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Oliver North (Yes, Oliver North) Accuses Obama Of 'Financing A Terrorist Organization'

Oliver North (Yes, Oliver North) Accuses Obama Of 'Financing A Terrorist Organization'
Newsmax host and former Republican congressman J.D. Hayworth added his voice to the growing right-wing outrage over the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in a prisoner exchange with the Taliban, and what better person to discuss the situation with than Oliver North!
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Fox News Guest Hoped US POW Bergdahl Was Executed When He Was First Captured

Fox News Guest Hoped US POW Bergdahl Was Executed When He Was First Captured
No more than a few months after U.S. POW soldier Bowe Bergdahl was captured, Fox News had on guest Ralph Peters who suggested the Taliban would save us the time and trouble if they just executed Bergdahl. Patriotism!
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Rest in Poetry, Maya Angelou

Rest in Poetry, Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou, a modern Renaissance woman who survived the harshest of childhoods to become a force on stage, screen, the printed page and the inaugural dais, has died. She was 86. Her death was confirmed in a statement issued by Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she had served as a professor of American Studies since 1982.
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Can't Change That Channel: The Comcast-Time Warner Merger and Oligarchy

Can't Change That Channel: The Comcast-Time Warner Merger and Oligarchy
The proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner would create a "telecommunications colossus the likes of which the country has not seen since 1984 when the government forced the breakup of the original AT&T telephone monopoly," according to the New York Times. While it would inevitably squeeze more money out of an already overcharged consumer, the merger could also limit the ability of internet start-ups to find footing or alternative voices to find a podium.
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