As the New York Post‘s resident pissy attack dog, Peyser has made a name for herself being a reliable barker of prudish Upper East Side rants against sex, lewdness and general fun for years now. She’s the exaggeratedly tyrannical schoolmarm in every kid empowerment movie come to life — the imperious authoritarian who eventually gets her come-uppance from the boys and girls she’s dedicated her life to torturing. And her column about “Selfie-gate” sincerely has to be read to be believed.
- Look at those eyes. Those are the eyes of crazy.
- That cat is silently trying to signal you to call the police.
This legal fight has always acted as the perfect embodiment of the battle between millennials and Gen X, with those who’ve grown up believing that every kind of intellectual property — especially media — is fair use, there for the taking with a keystroke, pitted against artistic and cultural icons of the generation that came before them. Now it looks like the fight isn’t over: the Beastie Boys aren’t letting it go and are countersuing the company that used their music without getting permission.
From October 1 through November 30, more than 3.6 million Americans applied for health coverage under the ACA. But the Obamacare news media narrative remains unchanged. Bad news about Obamacare is newsworthy. Good news about Obamacare is buried, if reported at all. And Fox News continues to make stuff up.
A late night Twitter conversation devolves quickly into world-class weird and I was in the thick of it. This started out when I gave Fox News a hard time for asserting that Jesus and Santa Claus were white. Megyn Kelly Wants Kids At Home To Know That Jesus And Santa Were White http://t.co/ueBqQZqUO4 MMKAY —… Read More
The only thing that could possibly make the experience of air travel more simultaneously irritating and soul-crushing is if the government allows loud, obnoxious airline travelers to be even louder and more obnoxious on their cellphones. Fortunately, the congressional Republicans are taking up the issue, and they’re exactly right to do so.
‘Selfies’ at a funeral are the sort of thing you’d expect from Paris Hilton, not the President of the United States . Normally, the President would be due a snarky takedown, but not in an era when shaking the hand of Raul Castro during a funeral with every other global leader on the planet is described as ‘shaming the nation’.
Conservatives slammed George Washington as a violent revolutionary who achieved his goals by spilling human blood. “This man ordered the deaths of hundreds of English servicemen,” said radio host Rush Limbaugh, “and now liberals want to honor him by naming streets, bridges, even an entire city and state after him. Unbelievable!” Others pointed to Washington’s… Read More
Pope Francis was chosen as TIME magazine’s Person of the Year, with fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden ranking as Runner Up. Predictably, Greenwald pitched a sour-grapes tantrum about it, telling TPM’s Tom Kludt: “It’s a meaningless award from a meaningless magazine, designed to achieve the impossible: to make TIME relevant and interesting for a few fleeting moments.”