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Friday, July 17, 2009

And that's the way it was...

Walter Cronkite was a newsman's newsman. His departure from the airwaves in 1980 pretty much ended the heyday of television news (as opposed to today's "infotainment" programming). He was recruited by Edward Murrow after distinguished service as a war correspondent in World War Two. His famous broadcasts on the occasion of the Kennedy assassination and moon landings, his explanation of the Watergate scandal and especially his editorial on the Vietnam War being unwinnable are important pieces of American history. Even the best of the people on CNN today are punks and spokesmodels compared to Walter Cronkite. The only living television newspeople who can hold a candle to his legacy would be Dan Rather and Bill Moyers, both of who will be forever in his shadow. He was "the most trusted man in America" for a damn good reason - he was trustworthy. If Walter Cronkite said it, you knew it was true.

Following is a decent, lengthy interview with Uncle Walter if you can get through the cheesy two minutes of commercials for USC that kick off the video.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Look away, Dixieland

I wonder how many people seen in this series of photos are also somewhere in this series of photos? I also wonder why anyone would celebrate a culture of ignorance, racism, intolerance and stupidity or a history of treason in defence of slavery, but then, I'm not from Dixie.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Stay KKKlassy conservatives

So Palin, who brags about being a mom like she invented it and trots her brood out at every possible opportunity, says that her family is off limits when it comes to political criticism, jokes or satire and the vast majority of the conservative blogosphere agrees, calling a David Letterman a child rapist for making a joke about Caribou Barbie's 18-year-old daughter getting knocked up.

Obama's preteen daughters are apparently a whole different story.

Monday, July 13, 2009

republicans continue to invent own reality

I'd like to offer Sarah Palin the same advice that usually given to people whose abilities don't equal their grand ambitions - don't quit your day job, but I guess it's too late for that.

Now would someone please wake her enabler, her creator, the guy that opened the Pandora's Box of stupid Grandpa and break the news to him gently?

"Oh,I don't think she quit," said Sen. John McCain, the Republican presidential nominee in 2008 who plucked Palin out of near-obscurity and made her a household name. "I think she changed her priorities." For now, though, Palin isn't detailing those priorities.

Just think, he could have been president now if he'd picked a different running mate.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Get on up and get on down at the Red Zeppelin

DJ Rev.Paperboy will be spinning the virtual stax of wax at the Red Zeppelin on Sunday Night from 5 pm to 7 pm (PDT/SLT) 8 pm to 10 pm (EDT) for your internet listening pleasure, with the glorious people's cinema project presenting High Noon at 7pm/ 10 pm. You can join us in Second Life or watch it on You Tube and crack wise in the comments at your leisure.