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  •  Could have phoned in Obama signing Detention bill. (1+ / 0-)
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    The requirement that I write something about politics even when there is nothing worthwhile to say may be absolute, but there's nothing to say that I can't simply phone it in.

    Indefinite military detention for any and all Americans at the whim of Patreous, Rumsfeld, Cheyney or Bush or whatever fascist du jour of the GOP runs the US military and government...or are they now they same thing?

    Seems like something worthwhile to talk about, end of US democracy and rule of law as we know it vs. the somewhat navel gazing musing on laziness of US media which has been with us since the inception and has not proved fatal.
    The military police state signed off on by Barack Obama, that might be another...ahem...story.

    •  Avoiding Uncomfortable Realities (0+ / 0-)

      that have partisan implications is the essence of lazy "phone it in" don't offend anyone journalism.

      Any political pundit who doesn't have consistent withering criticisms of both parties either incompetent, mindlessly partisan or non-partisan or simply a coward. Because both parties deserve it from any remotely objective perspective.

      Being reliably partisan as a journalist is just as much a lazy cop out as the centrist one.  

      Advisors for President-Elect Barack Obama feared the new administration would face a coup if it prosecuted Bush-era war crimes, according to a new report out this morning.

      by Kurt Sperry on Sun Jan 01, 2012 at 01:19:36 PM PST

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      •  Media headlining uncomfy reality of Obama DADT (0+ / 0-)

        It's a banner headline on the literal "phone it in" media but not on DKOS which took same opportunity to talk about talking about talk.

        In this case, on this day, a phone in story about phoning it in while being scooped on the seminal issue of the day by a phone in online journal was more than a bit ironic.

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