Jay Carney pretty much flubs everything about Operation Fast & Furious.
This is going to be a very visual post, and, as usual, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney provides little if any actual semantic content, so I will simply summarize each video. First off, we have the standard obfuscation:
WH demonstrates that it can read immigration polling.
Like a large section of the right-blogosphere, I like Jake Tapper while being slightly resentful that I have to. It’s nothing against the man; Jake’s a good guy who will do things like this. TAPPER: You’ve said we’re a nation of cowards because we don’t talk freely and openly about race. So in that spirit, let me give it a shot. Do you think the | Read More »
Jake Tapper illustrates the use of Twitter.
Somebody in the regular media was whining about what the point of Twitter was, a few days ago. The answer? Rerouting around obstacles. hey Chinese government – i found a way to sneak around your firewall on my laptop to get to twitter. Dont fear freedom, Chinese government. He’s also commenting on the ChiComs’ attempt to stop American media from interviewing students. Sounds like there | Read More »
The White House has found a place for the Uighurs! Palau!
8,188.82 miles away from Washington, DC (if this site is to be believed), which is actually about 8,000 miles less than I expected. Then again, there probably isn’t anything there except empty ocean*, and if the administration was just going to dump terrorists into the water it would have said so. Palau (Who?) to Take in 17 Uighurs The obscure Pacific nation of Palau, one | Read More »
John Dickerson nuances his explanation of Obama’s nuance.
He knows that you can’t just say – unlike, say, Jake Tapper – that the President likes to play with straw men, so he’ll sort of sidle up to it: The Careful Exaggerator… balances his rhetoric… study in nuance… practically grisaille… nuance-free exaggerator… exaggerates to free himself from the demands of the news cycle… hopes to do though this exaggerated description… plays Aunt Sally… doesn’t | Read More »
In which I interject myself into Political Punch’s comments section controversy.
Via Ace of Spades HQ, I notice that there were some fairly serious allegations made about Jake Tapper’s Political Punch the other day. The very short version? That the blog was deleting conservative comments while letting liberal ones go. That’s a pretty serious allegation – and that’s speaking as somebody with a reputation for cheerfully and publicly replacing troll posts with McCain/Palin campaign ads. So | Read More »