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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 07:52 PM
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How discredited must one be to be on Book TV's In Depth? Tammy Bruce.
I just got this email from C-Span. It says Tammy Bruce, a real feminist liberal type will be on In Depth on Sunday. Then I saw the name of her books, and some bells starting ringing. I did search and came up with two exposes on her at the Daily Howler. I was feeling sick. They really are starting the assault on the left, aren't they?

"Tammy Bruce, Live, noon - 3 pm ET on Book TV's In Depth

Author and radio talk show host Tammy Bruce will be our guest for In Depth this Sunday, live from noon - 3 pm ET. Ms. Bruce is the former president of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Organization for Women and host of the nationally syndicated radio program "The Tammy Bruce Show." She is the author of The New Thought Police: Inside the Left's Assault on Free Speech and Free Minds (2001), The Death of Right and Wrong: Exposing the Left's Assault on Our Culture and Values (2003), and The New American Revolution: Using the Power of the Individual to Save Our Nation from Extremists (2005). "

And from Daily Howler:
A GIRL NAMED BRUCE (PART 2)! Weird! Foxs favorite progressive Democrat just seems to beat up on Dems


"TAMMY, TELL ME UNTRUE: Weird, isnt it? Tammy Bruce said, two times each, that she was progressiveand a Big Democrat! She stressed that she was openly gay, and a Big Feminist to boot (see THE DAILY HOWLER, 12/16/03). But just as soon as she opened her mouth, she began praising Bushand trashing Dems. Bill OReilly even had to fix her fake facts. No wonder our analysts were so kerflubbled as they watched this progressive Democrat in action.

But Bruces performance on the Factor was just about par for the course. Ever since Fox unveiled her as its newest contributor, this progressive Democrat has taken the chance to recite those Republican spin-points. Why, one can almost imagine that Fox has begun to play a new trick on its poor, misled viewers. One can almost imagine thatfar from being a progressive Democrat Tammy Bruce is a fake and a fraud.

More from the Howler:

A GIRL NAMED BRUCE (PART 3)! Her name may be Brucebut her books make us ralph. Who is this progressive Fox Democrat?

THATS A ROGER: When you deal with a Girl Named Bruce, perhaps you expect contradictions. But in the case now under review, contradictions and confusion abound. Her name may be Bruce, but her manner is frank; every time she comes on the air, the Fox contributor quickly admits that yes, she really is a Big Democrat (see THE DAILY HOWLER, 12/17/03). And not only thatby her own admission, Bruce is a feminist, shes openly gay, and she has an investment in progressive politics. In short, if youre willing to listen to Tammy Bruce, Tammy Bruce is a screaming Dem liberal. But then, as soon as someone asks her a question, Bruce begins to trash all Dems! Its no wonder our analysts were so kerflubbled. Is Foxs Girl Named Bruce the real deal? Or is Tammy Bruce just the latest slick Willie?

Who in the world is Tammy Bruce? In 1989, Bruce, then 27, became head of the Los Angeles branch of NOW. But she was forced from her post in 1996canned for making racially naughty remarks about the O.J. Simpson case. On December 7, 1995, Marc Lacey gave an overview in the Los Angeles Times. Bruce was quoted in an Associated Press report as saying she did not want to discuss the O.J. Simpson case on a TV program because she did not want to argue with a bunch of black women, Lacey wrote. Bruce also said her domestic violence message provided a needed break from all that talk of racism. Maybe these were just clumsy locutions, and maybe NOW was hyper-sensitive. But the national office censured Bruce, and asked her to apologize for these remarks (and some others). Bruce refused to do any such thing. Six months later, T-Bruce moved on.

Bruce made news again in the summer of 1998, when she was canned as a radio host at L.A.s KFIfor making racially naughty remarks! On July 8, Camille Cosby, Bill Cosbys wife, published an op-ed in USA Today. One day earlier, 19-year-old Ukrainian immigrant Mikail Markhasev had been found guilty of murdering the Cosbys son, Ennis. I believe America taught our sons killer to hate African Americans, Camille Cosby wrote, citing a racial remark by Markhasev and his previous criminal assault on an African-American. After reading Cosbys column, T-Bruce swung into action. Six weeks later, KFI program director David Hall apologized for Bruces remarks.

So if you get canned enough, and enough program directors have to apologize for your earn a spot on C-Span to bash the liberals who are undermining our country.

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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 08:06 PM
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1. yes, this is a must miss
and I don't say that very often about BookTV!

here's a review of her most recent crap... /

I suggest, if you must watch, and you must call in to talk to her, that you refer to her as a Fox News Democrat. It really seems to tick her off. :evilgrin:
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-01-06 11:49 AM
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2. Definitely a must miss.
Just wonder how many will view it and be fooled into thinking she isn't really what she says she is. :hi:
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 11:54 AM
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3. She's weird.
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Jade Fox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 12:08 PM
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4. She's an example....
of how far the Big Money Right is willing to go for hired mouthpieces. She's on the Right Wing Noise Machine payroll. What better than a former Leftist and Lesbian?

I'm guessing the real sales of Bruce's books are nil, and most are bought up by RW book clubs like Coulter's books.
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