US presidential campaigns

Media Circus: out of step

Our leaders are cynically dodging behind parliamentary procedure to avoid properly representing their electorates, while another damning Aboriginal death in custody report raises scarcely a blip on the national radar. As usual for media circus threads, please share your bouquets and brickbats for particular items in the mass media, or highlight cogent analysis elsewhere, on any current sociopolitical issue.

Roseanne Barr wants the US presidential debate back on topic #righteousrant

Roseanne Barr on Ann and Mitt Romney and the Mommy Wars: “why bring out this fake issue again now? Could it be to divert the conversation from the continued restrictions being placed on women’s reproductive rights and make us forget that both parties are socialists for their own causes…?” – and Daily Beast puts this righteous rant from a woman who is running for POTUS in the Entertainment section.

The Grauniad on Bachmann et al

Bachmann, 55, believes her country needs to be reclaimed from a socialist president, a gay mafia, and treasonous liberals, responsible for, among other things, robbing Americans of the freedom to choose their light bulbs.

The Gingrichburg Address

Stephen Colbert gets John Lithgow to recite that baffling wafflefest Press Release of Doom from Newt Gingrich’s presidential spokesman, Rick Tyler.