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Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Are You Kidding Me?
Holy fuck, I need to stop watching TV...
MSNBC's Tucker Carlson back from commercial - the remixed Apple/1984 Hillary/Obama "ad" is playing - in its entirety - with a graphic in the upper left that says, "CAMPAIGN AD."
Okay, that's disingenuous, and bad enough on its own. The clip plays through, back to Tucker at his desk. Here's the transcript:
"It's hard to remember what 'spreading like wildfire' meant before there was an Internet. Yesterday, most of the country became aware of the political ad you just saw characterizing Hillary Clinton as an Orwellian 'Big Sister.' But this ad does not appear to have been the work of any organized campaign. Rather, it appears to have been the work of one person with a computer who doesn't like Hillary, or in any case, perceives the truth about her."
I had to rewind the TiVo, I swore I didn't hear that last part correctly. Tucker brought two guests on, introduced them, then started off with this:
"You've got to admit, when you watch that it does get right to the heart of people's instinctive problems with Hillary, which don't have to do with policy - it's not like Hillary's some Communist or something - she's no more liberal than Barack Obama, she's more conservative probably in some ways. There's just something about her that feels castrating, overbearing and scary."
Unbelieveable. This is MSNBC, by the way (CJ), a supposed bastion of the so-called "liberal media." The same network that half-an-hour earlier featured Chris Matthews saying that Presidents fire US Attorneys for "all sorts of reasons," trying to brush off the current issue as no issue at all. At least Tucker Carlson will come out and say it, Matthews is just pissing in the lemonade when he thinks no one is looking.
Just saw that the iTunes store has a decent number of jazz albums on sale for $6.99 or less. If you're a fan, or at all interested in dipping your toes in the water, here's a quick list of recommendations:
Saxophone Colossus - Sonny Rollins ($6.99)
My Favorite Things - John Coltrane ($5.99)
Relaxin' with the Miles Davis Quintet - ($6.99)
Waltz for Debby - Bill Evans Trio - ($6.99)
Other Great Ones From The List
Miles Davis Super Hits - ($5.99) (I usually hate "greatest hits" packages, but the price is right and the tracks are worth grabbing)
Song for my Father - Horace Silver ($5.99)
Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery - ($6.99)
Brilliant Corners - Thelonious Monk ($6.99)
Giant Steps - John Coltrane ($6.93)
A Night In Tunisia - Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers ($6.99)
Portrait in Jazz & Sunday at the Village Vanguard - Bill Evans Trio ($6.99 each)
More later, in the meantime go get yourself some music.
Bill Simmons @ ESPN
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