Emily Helck: Fellow breast cancer blogger

Emily Helck: Fellow breast cancer blogger

This morning, we saw Emily Helck with MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts, talking about her breast cancer journey and how she chronicled in a weekly photo shoot the way her body has changed over the past year. I have already learned from Emily’s blog, RTONJ: The Real...
What is a catheter and why is it stalking me?

What is a catheter and why is it stalking me?

I’m a political/news junkie who works from home, so the TV on my desk is often tuned to MSNBC. While Morning Joe, The Daily Rundown, Jansing & Co., Andrea Mitchell Reports, The Cycle and the rest are sweeping through the hours like the sun across the sky,...
NBC’s Kerry Sanders reporting live while driving

NBC’s Kerry Sanders reporting live while driving

This was a very odd sight today. It’s NBC correspondent Kerry Sanders reporting live from Wellington, Florida about the dangers of teens and their “car surfing” (also known as “ghost riding”). For both the intro and outro of the story...
Al Franken speech: Obama’s car-in-the-ditch metaphor

Al Franken speech: Obama’s car-in-the-ditch metaphor

Sen. Al Franken is not only one of the best guys ever — he is also one of the funniest comedians and writers of our lifetime because he appreciates absurdity and the hard nugget of truth sometimes concealed inside it. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell is a...

Waterboarding is torture: Mancow lasts 6 seconds

Last night on MSNBC’s Countdown, Keith Olbermann showed a video: The waterboarding of Erich “Mancow” Muller in Chicago for Mancow’s radio show: “Absolutely torture,” he says. “That’s drowning,” he says. If he were...

Rachel Maddow ridicules Racine’s Rep. Paul Ryan

While the recession may be crushing the dreams of many Racine residents, for First District Congressman Paul Ryan our nation’s economic collapse has been an golden opportunity for increased face time, a chance to push himself to the front and raise his profile...

Obama inauguration, complete text and video: MSNBC

The video clip above is pretty amazing — and not just because of the sweet ushanka worn by George Herbert Walker Bush, or the fact that President Obama included the “pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off” reference that I suggested eleven days ago....
Election Day 2008: Live blog

Election Day 2008: Live blog

9:17 a.m. — I’ve got some leftover sauce reheating in the microwave. I’ll mix it with the egg noodles boiling on the stove and call it breakfast. MSNBC is on my TV, and I can see my local polling place from my living room window. It’s 61 sunny...
Keith Olbermann’s special comments

Keith Olbermann’s special comments

I watch TV news all day long for a living, so it’s unlikely that I would want to watch more of it when I’m finally off work at 7 p.m., and yet that’s what I find myself doing these days. Radio legend Steve Dahl was a very early enthusiast of...

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