U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., went on Fox News today to once again advocate for the extension of the wind production tax credit.
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Al Gore made headlines when he called B.S. on climate change deniers in Aspen over the summer, and now the Pacific Institute is doing the same. But this time B.S. stands for “bad science.”
First came the broke unemployed drummers and poets, then the debt-ridden students, then the retired couples whose pensions and real estate holdings have withered, then the tourists, then, slowly, the journalists. on Friday, the Occupy Wall Street movement, which has been thrumming along gathering force and supporters across the country and around the world for more than a month now, won a reluctant endorsement from a chief critic, Tea Party blog king Erick Erickson at Red State.
Complaints surrounding the way U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann‘s campaign has conducted itself are no big secret in the Hawkeye State, but it appears even Fox News is learning that some Iowans are none too happy with the degradation of the state’s historic retail politics.
Glenn Beck, one-time shock jock now wildly emotive and popular TV political conspiracy theorist, is airing his last regular show on the Fox network tonight. He plans to stride from the Fox studio after his nightly show to the home of his new “GBTV” outlet to do a post-Fox interview– not with any media talking head but with regular people who will participate in a live Q&A. To hear GB talk about his new venture, it’s going to be typically low key and free of grandiose aspirations. “It’s the end of an era and the beginning of the future,” as Beck puts it. “We’re five years ahead on this…. You’re going to have to think about this outside the box. There is no box that could fit this.” GBTV will be an alternative to the U.S. government, a place where you can “get involved and turn ideas into action” and begin to “turn the country around” and finally “move forward and find real solutions.”
Private for-profit prison companies spend millions of dollars every year lobbying at the local, state and federal levels for stricter immigration laws and enforcement. The largest such company, Corrections Corporation of America, spent more than $18 million on such activities between 1999 and 2009, reports Fox News.
Ending increasing speculation about the fate of his controversial daily show at Fox News, Glenn Beck announced Wednesday that he was ending his three-year run. The show will go off the air “later this year” according to a release. It will no doubt continue to rivet millions of Americans, light up the blogosphere and provide talk-show hosts with a long list of material for satire each day until then.
Colorado Springs Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn said that, in leading the charge to strip National Public Radio of taxpayer support, he is aiming simply to “let loose” the station to thrive in the free market. In a round of interviews Thursday held just before and after the House voted along party lines to pass his “defund NPR” bill, he said he was not acting out of partisan motives.
On the floor of the U.S. House today, New York Congressman Anthony Weiner mock-congratulated Republican leadership for fast-tracking Colorado Rep. Doug Lamborn’s proposal to strip National Public Radio of federal funding for programming. “I’m so relieved we held this emergency session, that we waived the rules of the House… so we can finally get [the Car Talk] guys off my radio.” Weiner said the NPR Car Talk auto-maintenance comedy show was clearly “kinky” and “communist” and chided Republicans for doing the will of voters in placing the war on NPR at the top of their list of how to best serve the country.
Hollywood-comedy-writer-turned-news-satirist Andy Borowitz takes aim today at the alternative reality created at Fox News. “Afraid to Watch the News, Millions Turn to Fox… Channel Offers Welcome Break from Reality, Psychologists Say.” Borowitz’s jab comes with extra sting in light of Public Policy Polling’s recent survey of Republican voters. According to the March 15 poll, 25 percent of Republicans — i.e., 80 percent of Fox watchers– believe that the no-longer-existing low-income housing and voter registration group ACORN will steal the 2012 presidential election for Barack Obama.