We've all seen it. Whether in real life or observing a work of fiction, a character is positioned to unexplainably begin rapping. A beat will kick in and/or a mic will be thrust in their hand and, for some reason, eight of their first nine words are "My name is...and I'm here to say."
Ease into the weekend with this round-up of music writing we've been reading.
The oldest and easily one of the most distinguished White House reporters in the history of the White House Press Corps, Reuters columnist Helen Thomas, announced her retirement today after some unsavory remarks about Jews and they need to "get the hell out of Palestine." It's really too bad ... More >>
Bad news, New Yorkers: Once again, rightbloggers are pretending to care what happens to you. You may remember that right after 9/11 it became trendy for conservatives to gush over New York and Rudy "America's Mayor" Giuliani. Then, when it became apparent that New Yorkers still weren't going to vo ... More >>
Former White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said it without too much blowback months ago on Fox, and columnist Michael Goodwin rolled it out largely unnoticed last week in the New York Post. It wasn't until Rudy Giuliani decided to use the fantasy-world talking point about the Bush administrat ... More >>
President Obama has named former presidential press secretary and current Fox News correspondent Dana Perino to the Broadcasting Board of Governors. The BBG controls overseas US media outlets.
Apparently everyone now thinks that Barack Obama is the Democratic nominee, as even President Bush is making remarks about the Illinois Senator's leadership qualities. In a speech on the floor of Israel's Knesset, Bush criticized those who want to deal with terrorists and other unsavories through th ... More >>
What did Bush know and when did he know it? Will the next president pardon him?