Greenwald Blasts NBC for Hiring Obama Advisers

Glenn Greenwald has an absolutely scathing column about NBC hiring former Obama advisers David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs as contributors and what this says about the sad state of our sycophantic media. While noting that there are exceptions — Chris Hayes and Rachel Maddow are sometimes highly critical of the Obama administration — he points out just how bad things have gotten on MSNBC in particular:
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Farris: Obama May Ban Homeschooling!

With no examples of actual persecution of Christians in this country, the Christian right is always on the lookout for opportunities to invent wildly ridiculous predictions of the persecution to come. Michael Farris says that Obama may issue an executive order banning homeschooling. Talking about a case where a German family is seeking asylum because that country won’t let them homeschool their kids:
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Klayman Trying to Stop Arpaio Recall

Larry Klayman, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Mat Staver or Orly Taitz, is now representing a Tea Party group that is trying to prevent a petition drive to recall fascist Sheriff Joe Arpaio from office. Funny, doesn’t Klayman claim to be all about bringing accountability to power? I guess that only applies to non-wingnuts in power.
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WND Welcomes Agreement From Supporters of Terrorism

The Worldnutdaily routinely claims that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a terrorist organization in league with the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda (mostly on the grounds that all them Arabs look alike so they must think alike too). But they sure do welcome their support in objecting to that “blasphemous” SNL sketch about Jesus in a Tarantino movie:
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SCOTUS Hears Case on FOIA Access

The Supreme Court heard a case this week, McBurney v. Young, that deals with the question of whether a state can restrict access to open records or freedom of information requests to citizens of that state. Unfortunately, I don’t think the plaintiff in this case is the right one to make the argument that they can’t. As Lyle Denniston points out, the plaintiff is the owner of a commercial information broker and his argument seems pretty weak.
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