I have a second article today, but I’m still feeling pretty weak. As time goes on, this should get better.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 3:51 (average 4:53). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From Media Matters: On May 10, ABC News reported what it characterized as a major "exclusive" on the consulate attacks in Benghazi, Libya. Claiming to have "obtained" key administration e-mails, the report appeared to illustrate White House and State Department aides editing out references to terrorism in talking points for political reasons.
The story seemed to vindicate conservatives, who for months had been screaming about a cover-up. But when the e-mails in question were released to the public, they differed substantially from those ABC News "exclusively unearthed" in the scoop. Soon after, the truth came out: the reporter, ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, was quoting not the actual e-mails, but rather summaries of the e-mails provided by a Republican source. Despite repeated on-air claims, ABC News had never "obtained" the e-mails, and the damning "quotes" that triggered the "exclusive" turned out to be misleading.
“I think they ought to put a sign on the national committee doors that says ‘closed for repairs’ until New Year’s Day next year and spend that time going over ideas and positive agendas,” Dole said when asked about the state of today’s Republicans.
Dole also said he doubted he could make it in today’s party.
“I doubt it,” Dole said. “Reagan couldn’t have made it. Certainly Nixon could not have made it because he had ideas. We might have made it, but I doubt it.”
Okay, first, the obvious point: Can you imagine a former Democratic presidential nominee saying that Franklin Delano Roosevelt couldn’t make it in today’s Democratic Party?
I found the video:
It is also amazing that it was put on the air by the Republican Ministry of Propaganda, Faux Noise.
From MSNBC: Chris Hayes covered the D.C. Circuit.
I touched on this yesterday. Hayes and his panel did an excellent job fleshing it out. To Republicans, ‘appointed by Obama’ constitutes an exceptional circumstance. Nuke the filibastards!