The big story last week was the elections: Republicans take back the House! Nearly $5 billion spent on campaigns across the country—most of it from faceless corporate donors! But by the weekend the focus had shifted: Keith Olbermann was suspended from MSNBC for donating money to three Democratic candidates. Not a peep, of course, about the amount that MSNBC’s parent company, GE, had given throughout the campaign season.
In this environment, The Nation‘s media blogger, Greg Mitchell, joins The Nation on Grit TV to talk about George W. Bush’s book tour, Fox News anchor Chris Wallace joking with Jon Stewart about Fox’s employing Republican candidates for 2012 and a profile of The Nation in Monday’s New York Times.
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