Take a look at this April 27, 2009 column by coup daydreamer John L. Perry, who's identified as a "regular columnist for Newsmax.com." The title--"Obama, the Puppet President"--gives you a sense of where Perry's going, but the really good stuff comes at the end (Perry's a good finisher, apparently):
[I]s there some individual, off stage, who instructed the president of
the United States to perform that embarrassing, 180-degrees reversal [on torture prosecutions]?
If so, who is that master puppeteer?
TPM has posted Newsmax's response to that Obama-coup column. Rachel Slajda does a nice job highlighting the hollowness of spokesperson Paula Pradine's claim that John L. Perry has "no official relationship" with Newsmax. But another Pradine claim--namely, that Perry's column was descriptive rather than proscriptive--is allowed to go unchallenged.
Earlier today, Josh Marshall announced that Talking Points Memo is about to get bigger:
January will usher in a new Democratic Ascendancy in Washington. And
here at TPM we believe we are uniquely qualified to chronicle it. So to
that end we are hiring two new reporter-bloggers to be based in
Washington, DC, one assigned to the White House and one assigned to
In a speech delivered last month at Ithaca College and newly published at Alternet, the Talking Points Memo founder makes a compelling case that independent/alternative media can get at the truth more effectively than big organizations like CNN, which want to please everybody all the time. Note, as you read, that the implications of his argument are actually nonpartisan: