April 14, 2010 ABC Nightline
"One of my first sergeants asked me loudly, 'You're not a part of any terrorist organization or anything, are you?'" recalled Klawonn. "I was like, 'Whoa, are you kidding me?'"
He said he has been called all kinds of names by his fellow soldiers -- raghead, sand monkey, Zachari bin Laden.
"They're all terrible names, but the one that really hits me hard is to be called a terrorist," Klawonn said. "My heart drops every time I hear that."
Klawonn said he reported the incidents and others to his superiors, and he was shuffled around to other bases. From Nightline
April 14, 2010 FOX News
Heather: Tom Coburn backtracks from his previous criticism of Fox News and claims he was just being critical of all of the media instead. When asked why he singled out Fox News he said he knows that's what his conservative constituents who attend his town halls watch. They're all Fox-crazy!! They love Fox.
Funny he was not willing to name another media source pushing the IRS lie. Maybe he was referring to right wing hate talk radio, since that's likely the only other place a great deal of his constituents get their "news" as well.
I wonder how Coburn feels to have Bill O'Reilly lie to his face and deny FOX promoted the very claims that Coburn is making about FOx News?
April 14, 2010 MSNBC The ED Show
On the April 13 edition of Fox News' O'Reilly Factor, O'Reilly told Sen. Coburn: "You don't know anybody on Fox News -- because there hasn't been anyone -- that said people will go to jail if they don't buy mandatory insurance." He added: "We researched to find out if anybody had ever said you are going to jail if you don't buy health insurance. Nobody has ever said it. What it seems to me is you used Fox News as a whipping boy when we didn't qualify there ... you were wrong to do that, Senator, with all due respect."
April 14, 2010 CNN
As we reported in the Cafferty File earlier this week - 47 percent of American households won't pay any federal income taxes this year... in other words, the U.S. has become a country where only half of us are paying for the services that are used by all of the U.S.
Here’s my question to you: Can America survive without the disappearing middle class?
April 10, 2010 CNN
MOSCOW – Polish President Lech Kaczynski and some of the country's highest military and civilian leaders died when the presidential plane crashed as it came in for a landing in thick fog in western Russia on Saturday, killing 96, officials said.
Russian and Polish officials said there were no survivors on the Soviet-era Tupolev, which was taking the president, his wife and staff to events marking the 70th anniversary of the massacre of thousands of Polish officers by Soviet secret police.
The Army chief of staff, Gen. Franciszek Gagor, National Bank President Slawomir Skrzypek and Deputy Foreign Minister Andrzej Kremer were also on board, the Polish foreign ministry said.
Russia's Emergency Ministry said there were 96 dead, 88 part of a Polish state delegation. Poland's Foreign Ministry spokesman, Piotr Paszkowski, said there were 89 people on the passenger list but one person had not shown up. From Yahoo News
Former Chief Speechwriter and Deputy Policy Director for Rudy Giuliani's 2008 Presidential Campaign John Avlon in another one of his false equivalency Wingnuts segments compares the attempted citizen's arrest of Karl Rove by Code Pink to the Hutaree militia planning to attack and kill law enforcement officers and their families.
CHETRY: So, let's start with wingnuts on the left this week. You're calling out a group that we saw a lot of during the George W. Bush administration, anti-war group, Code Pink. What happened this time?
AVLON: That's exactly right. Code Pink sort of blasts from the past, engaging in the kind of street theater confrontational tactics this time at a book signing by Karl Rove, former Bush advisor, in Beverly Hills. They tried to do a citizens arrest and it was all caught on tape.
CHETRY: And a little bit of what happened, and how Rove was able to get in what you call the best line of the night. Here's a look.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Look what did you, you outed a CIA officer. You lied to take to us to war. You ruined the country.
KARL ROVE, FMR. BUSH ADVSIOR: Here's the deal --
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The only comfort I take is that you're going to rot in hell.
ROVE: With all due respect, this goes to show the totalitarianism of the left. They don't believe in -- they don't believe in dialogue. They don't believe in courtesy. They don't believe in First Amendment rights for anybody but themselves.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
AVLON: They don't believe in First Amendments for anybody but themselves, and Karl Rove dissing what he called the totalitarianism of the left.
But really, I mean, this is classic wingnut stuff. It's great theater, politics of confrontation and these ugly, ugly accusations, rot in the hell.
ROBERTS: All right. What about the wingnuts on the right?
AVLON: The wingnut on the rights -- a whole different breed, ladies and gentlemen. You know, earlier this week, we saw the arrests of the Hutaree militia group in Michigan.
This is a real deep strayed wingnut, kind of off-the-bridge stuff. Its leader David Stone convinced several members of his family and others to take military training and most important, most crucially, a plot allegedly to kill law enforcement officer and detonate an IED during his funeral procession to set off a civil war inside the United States.
Transcript via CNN.