Articles tagged barack obama

We Saw Your Hypocrisy: Seth MacFarlane, Hollywood, and the Liberal Media

When PC people manufacture controversies such as the uproar over Seth MacFarlane's Oscar humor, they reveal that they are oblivious to how they consistently confirm every unflattering stereotype depicting them as humorless bores.

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Comics-in-Chief: Laughing With (and At) the Presidents - The Growth of Democracy & the Flow of Humor

“Greatest” and “worst” president surveys continue to reveal what is surely not just a coincidence: we have always and still continue to revere our wits in the White House.

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29 Aug 2011 // 10:00 PM

Your Brain in the Voting Booth

President Obama may not be everything people’s brains deceived them into thinking he was, but he’s who he said he would be all along.

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Killing Osama bin Laden and David Mamet’s Special Ops Drama, ‘The Unit’

Viewing the world through a haze of vaguely remembered TV shows, tough-guy dialogue and TV jingles, the news about Osama bin Laden’s death quickly turned thoughts to The Unit, the TV series created by once-great writer David Mamet.

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29 Apr 2011 // 8:30 AM

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell hits NBC over Trump

LOS ANGELES — MSNBC commentator Lawrence O’Donnell escalated attacks on NBC executives this week. On his MSNBC show “The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell”

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The Government Shutdown: Only on Television

President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid managed to negotiate a compromise with the Republicans just two hours before a shutdown would have occurred. President Obama didn't have it as easy as The West Wing's Jed Bartlet.

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Game Change by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin

To paraphrase Lewis Black, if the candidates in the 2008 election represent evolution, then by 2016 we're going to be voting for plants.

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8 Jan 2010 // 8:00 AM

The Obamas branch beyond TV news shows

President Barack Obama has grilled steaks with the Food Network’s Bobby Flay. He’s filled out his NCAA basketball tournament picks with Andy Katz

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Winning the Presidency 2008 by William J. Crotty

The details of the recent presidential election will soon fade, and you'll want to have this recap and analysis to reflect on.

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US Citizens Constitutional Rights continue to be trampled. Thanks, Obama (Not!)

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Each one, teach one goes the ole African adage. This gets reflected in many unconventional ways in Heroes.

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11 Jun 2009 // 5:03 AM

President Barack Obama has emerged as the newest superstar of comics. He’s appeared in Image Comics’ “Savage Dragon” and an immensely popular issue of

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Redemption Song by Niall Stanage

President Obama, whose great-great-great-grandfather was Falmouth Kearney, had the luck of the Irish -- and a lot of it.

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6 May 2009 // 10:30 AM

NEW YORK — In the Age of Obama, Fox News is thriving. The conservative news cabler has forged a ratings-rich bond with an audience that feels

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1 May 2009 // 4:24 AM

When it comes to taking lumps from comedians, Barack Obama, of course, is still no George W. Bush. But, as the new administration hits the 10

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We know he’s busy. We understand that. We’re not even the slightest bit miffed that he seemed to ignore our advice, because heaven

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Black people doing white people doing Black people.

Certainly, my wet dreams aren’t of some wanton tragic mulatto naked on her hands and knees, projecting that very old Plantation style racial order (See the next-to-last scene of Monster’s Ball). Rather, I fantasize about Mariah, Barack and Alicia.

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Recession Sounds: Revisiting Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska

President Obama faces an economic crisis, rising unemployment, and widespread anxiety about the country's future. In light of these troubling events, perhaps it is time for him (and us) to revisit Nebraska.

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31 Mar 2009 // 7:30 AM

Obama sets new standard for managing the news

WASHINGTON - In a one-week span, President Barack Obama spoke via video to Iranians and, separately, to viewers of a Latin music awards show, appeared

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Hot Buttered Soul: Politics and Pop Culture Are Really One

When change is upon us and we need media most, more and more traditional media outlets will simply pick up and disseminate what fewer and fewer folks have placed on the corporate-filtered news wire. Luckily, my new White House friend is as funky as you wanna be.

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Robert DeLong Upgraded for 'In the Cards' (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

// Notes from the Road

"Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.

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