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Is MoveOn Less Progressive Than the New York Times Editorial Board?

The New York Times is hardly a progressive newspaper — but when it comes to the surveillance state and ongoing militarism of the Obama White House, the establishment’s “paper of record” puts MoveOn.org to shame.

New York Times building in NYC. Photo: Haxorjoe (CC)

New York Times building in NYC. Photo: Haxorjoe (CC)

And so, the same day that the Times editorialized to excoriate President Obama for his latest betrayal of civil liberties, MoveOn sent out a huge email blast sucking up to Obama.

The Times was blunt in its Saturday editorial: “By the time President Obama gave his news conference on Friday, there was really only one course to take on surveillance policy from an ethical, moral, constitutional and even political point of view. And that was to embrace the recommendations of his handpicked panel on government spying — and bills pending in Congress — to end the obvious excesses. He could have started by suspending the constitutionally questionable (and evidently pointless) collection of data on every phone call and email that Americans make.”

But, the newspaper added: “He did not do any of that.”

As the Times editorial went on to say, “any actions that Mr.… Read the rest

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Media Roots: White House Spin, Democrats’ Wars, Manufactured “Terror”

Via Media Roots:

Abby & Robbie Martin cover White House spin regarding Gaddafi’s vs. Bin Laden’s death footage and the third declared “end” to the Iraq War, MoveOn’s attempt to hijack elements of Occupy Wall Street, Democratic presidents using the cloak of NATO to initiate military interventions, CIA involvement in false flag terrorism and cases of fake “terror” manufactured by aspects of the U.S. government in the newest edition of Media Roots Radio.

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Rand Paul Backer Stomps on Woman Outside Kentucky Senate Debate

Don’t say you weren’t warned about these people.  From Tom Diemer at AOL’s Politics Daily:

A Rand Paul supporter stomped on the head of a MoveOn.org volunteer Monday night outside of a debate between the Kentucky Senate candidate and his opponent, Jack Conway.

The woman, identified by CNN as Lauren Valle, was pushed to the ground — her blond wig was pulled off in the scuffle — and then held down…

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MoveOn Releases Sock-Puppet Video Mocking Joe Lieberman

The Hill reports:

“I would rather see all healthcare reform die than cave to the demands of my constituents,” says the sock version of Lieberman.

He then demands to be named “senator for life” and that his name be inserted into the Pledge of Allegiance in exchange for his healthcare vote.

After the Democrats give into his demands, they ask if Lieberman will vote for the bill.

“Definitely unless I decide not to, in which case you’re kind of screwed all over again, right? That’s what’s going to happen,” he replies.

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