Posts Tagged ‘Natasha


ah bless, maddow defended by ‘fragile, irrational’ fact-ignoring cheerleader

Salon: ‘Maddow feels the wrath of Obama fans(Lovely, teabagger-speak!)

Natasha Lennard (Salon): Following the announcement on Friday of same sex marriage legalization in New York, Rachel Maddow made a comment on her MSNBC show – a comment which invited a backlash Maddow could not have expected …. “Obama is against what just happened” she said … the comment invited a backlash on Twitter from Obama fans, and some of the criticism was heated.

“What u said was that Obama was against what happened in NY which is inherently dishonest. U made like he lobbied against the bill,” read one tweet; “why did you lie?” demanded another; and “@maddow has Hate and Racism towards Obama!” wrote another. The playwright and journalist J. Samuel Cook tweeted, I feel sorry for all the #LGBT Americans whose victory last night in New York is overshadowed by @maddow’s and @ltdanchoi’s hatred of Obama.”

…… Maddow is not the first person to publicly criticize the president and endure the wrath of his defenders. Indeed, as our own Glenn Greenwald sees it: (Obama is evil …. bla bla bla …. Obama is a monster …. bla bla bla ….  Obama forces me to live in luxury in Brazil! …. bla bla bla  …. OMG! I hate Obama! Like SOOOOOOO much!)

Maddow may have been a too strong in her initial comments, but clearly she touched a fragile, irrational nerve in the body of Obama’s diehard supporters.

Full article here

Thanks Tulips

So, supporters of the President are fans; supporters of his opponents are, well, supporters?


Interesting – if you’re lucky you’ll forget my past rants about GOPolitico’s ‘Click’ page, one of the most vile, scummy corners of cyberspace you’ll ever come across. I emailed them a few times asking why they allow endless racist comments appear under stories about the Obamas, but I never got a reply.

Guess who was a staff writer for Click until a couple of months ago? Yep, Natasha Lennard. (See here)


Some of Natasha’s work in recent times:

Matt Damon disappointed in Obama – By Natasha Lennard (Politico) …. Luke Scott: Obama Wasn’t Born Here – By Natasha Lennard (Politico) ….. Obama apparently unaware what year it is – By Natasha Lennard (Salon) …. Obama mistimes his toast to the Queen – By Natasha Lennard (Salon) ….. Does Obama’s trip to the border actually matter? (The president is calling for immigration reform — but there’s reason to treat it as an empty gesture ) – By Natasha Lennard (Salon) …. Does “Dinner with Barack and Joe” break the rules? – By Natasha Lennard (Salon) …. and on and on and on

Crikey, it’s hard to tell her Salon work from her Click efforts.

Ah yes, such impartial reporting.




Motown is coming to the White House… President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will honor Black History Month by inviting a group of music legends and other artists to the White House for “The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House.”

The concert, scheduled for Feb. 24, will feature performances by Smokey Robinson, Natasha Bedingfield, Sheryl Crow, Jamie Foxx, Gloriana, Nick Jonas, Ledisi, John Legend, Amber Riley, Mark Salling, Seal and Jordin Sparks.

Greg Phillinganes will serve as the evening’s music director. The concert will air on PBS stations on March 1.

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