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Brent Bozell Is the New Jeff Gannon!

Filed under  by Amanda Toering — 03/11/2005 @ 10:19 am

The Jeff Gannon/James Guckert debacle hits home. Talon News Service, the journalistic outlet for phony news man and gay gigolo Jeff Gannon, was dignified (in a manner of speaking) by GOPUSA.com – a Republican Party front that contracted Talon’s reporting services.

After discovering Talon’s ties to the GOP site however, the House and Senate both refused to recognize Talon as a true news source.

The Gannon/Guckert affair, left GOPUSA without an impeachable right-wing mouthpiece. So they found a new one: Brent Bozell.

Bozell’s Cybercast News Service (CNS) is the new wire service of choice for GOPUSA.

Bozell, leader of the Parents Television Council and its complaint-writing brigade, is also the former president of the National Convervative Political Action Committee (CPAC), a powerful conservative lobbying group.

The Nashua Advocate alleges that the CNS has been google-bombing the Gannon/Guckert story, effectively replacing stories about the whole affair with a link to a CNS story about new White House blogger Garrett Graff. CNS claims that Graff is a paid consultant for liberal organizations.

Brent Bozell has just taken another slice of the pie.

Full story at The Nashua Advocate.

PM Pissed at Kitten Portrayal

Filed under  by Amanda Toering — 03/11/2005 @ 7:28 am

The Prime Minister of Turkey is suing a cartoonist – and the newspaper who publishes him – over a cartoon that portrayed the PM as a kitten tangled up in a ball of yarn. The PM portrays himself as an advocate of free speech, and was once arrested for reading a poem that was deemed “anti-state.”

In The Independent.

LA Times on FCC Chair Pick

Filed under  by Amanda Toering — 03/11/2005 @ 7:23 am

Powell Exits FCC Without a Successor

FCC Complaints Fell in Fall

Filed under  by Amanda Toering — 03/11/2005 @ 7:20 am

The FCC is reporting that third-quarter complaints in 2004 fell by half over the previous quarter. The reason? “The receipt of fewer e-mail or write-in campaigns.” However, complaints about cable television were up substantially.

Kids: It’s Got a Good Beat, I Can Dance to it

Filed under  by Amanda Toering — 03/11/2005 @ 7:16 am

“First-graders on the upper West Side didn’t care which team SpongeBob played for yesterday - they were too busy clapping and singing along during the premiere of a controversial new video about tolerance.”

New York Daily News: Kid Vid a Hit Despite Critics

Hoo-Boy! Rant-o-Rama Re: Prudishness

Filed under  by Amanda Toering — 03/11/2005 @ 7:12 am

Master of Vitriol Doug Thompson has a few things to say about SpongeBob, Margaret Spellings, and the sexual habits of the Bush Administration.

Start your engines.

These people are a blight that threatens any chance of an enlightened society, scabs of repression that must be picked if we are to have any chance for survival and progress. In a perfect right-wing world, gays would be committed to mental institutions, blacks would be sent back to Africa, books and movies would be subject to review and censorship before release and every woman would be a virgin before marriage (and that marriage could only be to a man).

They fantasize about conspiracies from all directions: the media, Hollywood, teachers and even within their own ranks. Everyone, they feel, is out to get them.

The conservative fruitcakes are correct about one thing: There is a massive threat to the future of this country. It is a spreading disease that threatens to devour everything that was once good about this nation, a rotting cancer that eats at the flesh of the body politic and may well turn America into a putrid, decaying corpse of a country.

And there’s more! Glad we’re on his side.

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