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When Roger West first launched the progressive political blog "News From The Other Side" in May 2010, he could hardly have predicted the impact that his venture would have on the media and political debate. As the New Media emerged as a counterbalance to established media sources, Roger wrote his copious blogs about national politics, the tea party movement, mid-term elections, and the failings of the radical right to the vanguard of the New Media movement. Roger West's efforts as a leading blogger have tremendous reach. NFTOS has led the effort to bring accountability to mainstream media sources such as FOX NEWS,CNN and Andy Breitbart's "Big Journalism. Roger's breadth of experience, engaging style, and cultivation of loyal readership - over 92 million visitors - give him unique insight into the past, present, and future of the New Media and political rhetoric that exists in our society today. What we are against: Radical Right Wing Agendas Incompetent Establishment Public Coruption Corporate Malfeasence We are for: Global and Econmoic Security Social and Economic Justice Media Accountability Healthy Communities

Saturday, May 26, 2012

BIRTHER'S AND WIFER'S


Bill Maher had some fun tearing into birthers on his show tonight by turning the tables and ginning up irresponsible, rampant speculation about Mitt Romney‘s marital history. Sure, Romney says that he’s a monogamist, but Maher provided “proof” that the Republican candidate has not been so quick to abandon his Mormon roots and has secretly taken on multiple wives. Maher thereby officially launched the “wifer” movement.

Maher brought out the bit for some light comedy in the middle of the show, and used it to make a point about the media coverage of birthers. Maher played the innocent journalist who professed not to be a “wifer,” just someone asking the tough questions about Romney’s background. He said that Romney may or may not have multiple wives, but he clearly has “the blood of a nomadic polygamist tribesman and I think that has shaped his worldview.”

He then revealed Romney’s marriage license, which he necessarily had to point out was only the “short-form license.” Why, for example, is the singular word “SPOUSE” typed above his wife’s name instead of “ONLY SPOUSE?” Maher ran down a whole list of conspiracies saying that the “wifer” speculation may be right after all, but all he’s doing is just asking questions.







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