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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

Sunday, May 12, 2013

SOMEONE CALL DARRELL ISSA, JODI ARIAS AND CLEVELAND KIDNAPPINGS ARE TO BLAME FOR BENGHAZI

This week’s Saturday Night Live opened with a news-of-the-week recap of sorts, meshing the Benghazi hearings with the Cleveland kidnappings and the Jodi Arias trial.

Mocking the GOP’s persistence of a cover-up in the Benghazi attacks, SNL held its own House Oversight Committee hearings, in which a faux-Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) doggedly pursued the truth by grilling… convicted murderer Jodi Arias. The show’s version of Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) also made an appearance — albeit with a bizarre “Rep. Peter Welch” plaque in front of him — to grill Arias.

Kenan Thompson portrayed Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) — but, like Gowdy, with an incorrect name card? — who downplayed the entire situation, and even suggested the committee consider grilling Cleveland kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro.


SNL COLD OPENING





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