"THE UNATTENDED" - Graphic by AzureGhost
It is a fact that we here at Politicalgates are frequently a jump ahead of current trends. I know, for instance, that many of the readers here are actively involved in tweeting out information and stories before the mainstream begins even considering whether or not to report them. Readers also often retweet each others twitters ensuring that such information is spread as widely as possible. Yesterday many of us retweeted the link to AzureGhost's "The Unattended" poster.
Azure's latest graphic is most likely her best yet. It was accompanied by the text "Sometimes Sarah Palin just doesn't know when to quit." A sentiment that many of us here can identify with.
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Earlier this evening on Countdown Keith Olbermann introduced us to"whatshername......... Palin...the film about her. The Undefeated. The Unattended." It is not difficult to believe that he saw Azure's tweet and clever poster. Olbermann goes on to say "It opened to tiny audiences and tepid reviews, and an average crowd of 31 viewers per showing over the weekend at a huge cineplex outside Dallas."
In the clip Olbermann also examines the rather quaint suggestion by some GOP politicians, Rick Perry, Michelle Bachmann, Herman Cain and Sarah Palin, that they are sure that they have personally been called by God to serve the USA as President. He points out that Palin at least has "her faith on camera." Marcus Moulitas thinks that it is all a big joke and if not it is all too sad to even contemplate.
It's a big day today in the UK as several witnesses are due to appear in Parliament before not only one, but two committees in order to testify about the scandals surrounding Rupert Murdoch's crumbling empire. The list of witnesses includes Rupert Murdoch, James Murdoch. Rebekah Brooks, the chief executive of International News who resigned last Friday and was arrested on Sunday will also testify , so it should be a highly intriguing event, unless they decide to resort to the "I cannot recall" defense. We will see.
The complete line-up, according to Huffington Post UK:
- 12pm: Sir Paul Stephenson (Home Affairs committee)
- 12.45pm: Dick Fedorcio, public affairs director at the Met (Home Affairs committee)
- 1.15pm: John Yates (Home Affairs committee)
- 2.30pm: Rupert Murdoch and James Murdoch (Culture, Media and Sport Committee)
- 3.30pm: Rebekah Brooks (Culture, Media and Sport Committee)
- 5.30pm: Lord Macdonald, former director of public prosecutions (Home Affairs committee)
- 6pm: Keir Starmer, director of public prosecutions (Home Affairs committee)
- 6.20pm: Mark Lewis, lawyer for the Dowler family (Home Affairs committee)
The Guardian and Huffington Post will provide live updates. Hopefully there will also be live video feeds which we then can link to.
In order to get in the mood, here is the trailer to "Hackgate - The Movie":
The New York Times reports that Billy Bragg, a British protest singer, pointed out the dangers of Murdoch's empire way back in 1984. Billy has reworked his song in light of current events.
LIVE LINKS TO BBC MURDOCH/BROOKS TESTIMONY: