Last night, Jon Stewart responded to the drubbing he directly and indirectly got over the weekend from Bill Maher, Rachel Maddow and earlier, Keith Olbermann, by comparing it quite viscerally to a boxing match in which he took a couple of hits.
In recent weeks the press has been following the frightening case of the "Wanted" posters targeting abortion-providing doctors in North Carolina. One of the poster's creators is now on trial for stalking and harassment.
One of the more startling views in a litany of extreme beliefs being brought to DC by a new class of congress is stark climate change denial--that's right, 50% of the new folks in congress flat-out don't believe that global warming is a threat.
Keith Olbermann, who returns from suspensiontonight, sounded a note of contrition to his fans in a statement released last night to the (literally) hundreds of thousands of viewers who signed petitions, tweeted, wrote letters and advocated on his behalf:.."I also wish to apologize to you viewers for having precipitated such anxiety and unnecessary drama."
When NBC knocked MSNBC's Keith Olbermann off the air, a legitimate debate opened with regard to the character and content of cable TV programs—and whether the anchors of clearly ideological and at times partisan programs should try to maintain the traditional standards of journalistic objectivity.
There's been a fair amount of attention today about the lead Politico piece on President Obama's "isolation." Josh Marshall's take, highlighting the article as an example of a larger worldview, is well worth reading.
Just in time for your "election hangover," Brave New Films has a new game out in which a personalized PacMan, the immortal steady circle with a voracious mouth, gets chased down not by the usual ghostly goons--but rather by "Faux News'" commentators spouting angry catchphrases.