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Stephen Colbert, National Treasure


“It has been five whole years since the global financial crisis cost the U.S. economy more than $22 trillion and we’re still trying to figure out who to blame. Was it the patriotic bankers willing to put it all on the line to make America the greatest economy in the world? Or was it the greedy, reckless home grubbers looking for the cheap thrill of heat and shelter?”




Normally, I make a point to avoid exposing myself to the alternate reality at Fox News.

But tomorrow is election day. With the polling data pointing towards Obama’s reelection, I figured, “Why not take a peek at how Fox News is spinning things?”

Here is a screen capture from the Fox News website, taken at 7:30 pm EST:

As you can see, the front page of the Fox News website is dominated by a headline that warns of “Election Day Voter Fraud.”

Never mind that Steve Schmidt, a senior senior strategist for John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign, admitted earlier today that voter fraud “doesn’t really exist.”

People living in the Fox News universe actually expect Mitt Romney to win. But he won’t. That’s why Fox News is busy pushing the false “voter fraud” narrative; it’s a ready-made excuse to explain Romney’s impending defeat.

UPDATE – 1 week later



The Founding

The Huffington Post has an article out today discussing the founding of Bain Capital — specifically, the firm’s initial funding.

In 1983, Bill Bain asked Mitt Romney to launch Bain Capital, a private equity offshoot of the successful consulting firm Bain & Company. After some initial reluctance, Romney agreed. When Romney struggled to raise funds from other traditional sources, he and his partners started thinking outside the box.

You can read the rest of the story here.

Romney and Bane


Romney on Obamacare

Romney on Obamacare


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