If you've been shouting at your TV all week, this will make you feel better.
This is one of many tricks by which the pro-Snowden clique has added a layer of audience-gripping drama to the story -- drama which helped to propel it into the national conversation. Snowden could be killed any day now, and Obama will pull the trigger! Engage rending of garments.
Sirota accused The Daily Beast's Jamelle Bouie of condescending to "communities of color" because Bouie wrote that Democratic candidates who run against the Obama record will risk alienating African-American voters. Bouie happens to be African-American. Please proceed, Sirota.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone satirized both Greenwald and Edward Snowden using the singular form of the (hilariously) loathsome nutbag Eric Cartman who became simultaneously obsessed with uploading all of his thoughts directly to the internet via a social media platform called Shitter, while contrarily lashing out at NSA for "not respecting his privacehh."
It's sad that I now have to relegate Salon to the same pile I used to put Fox News in -- that being the "I watch it so you don't have to" pile -- but here now were Salon's headlines from this morning, handed to you on one non-clickable platter so you can get all the laughs with none of the regret that you're feeding the ridiculousness.
What could the far-left possibly have won by not only supporting Rush Holt but also verbally burning effigies of Cory Booker? In a word: nothing. Nothing. Actually, I take it back -- they win the self-satisfaction and hipster cred that goes along with taking a principled stand and then losing by embarrassingly horrendous margins. Other than that, it's yet another example of the utter strategic foolishness of this crowd.
The noticeable upswing in Alex Jones style anti-government paranoia on the left, of all places, has reached epidemic proportions, and if you haven't been infected you're regarded as either an unthinking Obama administration automaton or you've fully embraced the worst Bush-era transgressions.
Here's what you should be reading today instead of worrying yourself with things like actually diving back into the work week.
Glenn Greenwald, who's widely regarded as the leading anti-drone writer and activist, admitted that he's against banning drones. And he did so in an almost matter-of-fact way, as if everyone clearly knows that he's against banning them. Silly us for not knowing. Of course Glenn Greenwald supports drones in some cases -- how could we possibly not know that?!