Right Wing Round-Up

  • Congratulations to Pam on her Women’s Media Center Award.
  • As Hilzoy says, you’d think “the absence of any evidence that the Obama administration was considering reinstating the Fairness Doctrine would have prevented people from talking darkly about the end of talk radio and freedom of speech. Regrettably, we do not live in a sane world.”
  • David Weigel has been banned from covering the upcoming American Cause conference.
  • Jessica Valenti explains how the virginity movement is attempting to re-brand its abstinence message and legitimize its message by presenting it as science-based.
  • Think Progress reports that “pressure has been building on Tennessee State Sen. Diane Black (R) to fire her aide, Sherri Goforth, who sent an e-mail with a racist image of President Obama.” Instead Black issued a “strongly worded reprimand” that was really nothing of the sort.
  • Think Progress also reports that Senator Jim Inhofe made up his mind not to support Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court … eleven years ago.
  • Finally, as Crooks and Liars notes, its easy for Tony Perkins to sound like an expert on health care when he can just spew Frank Luntz’s talking points.