Some people say that Fox News already has too much influence over the Republican Party. Well, now the network is literally in a position to winnow down the very crowded presidential field.
For us, Louie Gohmert will always be the man who warned about an insidious plot to have babies born in America, then get raised abroad and come back here as terrorists 20 to 30 years later.
Washington (AFP) — A previously undisclosed sound recording captured the shooting of Michael Brown by a white police officer, CNN reported Tuesday, as it broadcast what it said appeared to be audio from the gunfire that killed the unarmed black teen. The FBI, contacted Tuesday by AFP, refused to comment on the authenticity of the […]
The killing of Michael Brown and the subsequent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, have inspired some genuinely inspirational journalism. But, like any major news story — especially those centered around race and class — it’s also inspired some mind-numbingly stupid coverage. Here are five of the dumbest pieces of commentary to emerge from Ferguson (so far):
By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times The moment Joan Rivers stormed out of a CNN interview earlier this month, she thought she might be losing her mind. “I was worried,” she said, “because the first sign of Alzheimer’s is that you get crankier. I swear to you.” But at 9 a.m. during a recent July […]
By Ryan Parker and Javier Panzar, Los Angeles Times A CNN journalist on the Israel-Gaza border who created controversy Thursday when she tweeted that Israelis who could be heard cheering while a presumed rocket was landing in Gaza were “scum” has been reassigned. Diana Magnay has been moved to Moscow, a CNN spokeswoman told the […]
By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — The case of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 became ever more mysterious Thursday as Australia claimed that the missing airliner is not in the more than 300-square-mile patch of ocean where authorities have been searching since early April. The admission came after a U.S. Navy official disclosed that […]
Enough, already. Please, for the love of Cronkite: Give us a break from the missing plane. Yes, we all wonder what happened to it. Yes, our hearts go out to the families seeking resolution. But really, CNN … enough. Put your hands up and step away from the story. I’m in the doctor’s office the […]
There is no longer any legitimate debate that climate change is having dramatic effects on Planet Earth — except on cable news. While 97 percent of climate scientists agree that the Earth’s temperature is warming due to human activities, a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists finds that CNN, MSNBC, and especially Fox News […]
By Steve Padilla and Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times TUCSON, Ariz. — When the Arizona Legislature passed a bill to grant greater protection to businesses that refuse service to gays and others for religious reasons, it appeared the move had put Republican Gov. Jan Brewer between a rock and hard place. How could she risk alienating […]
Washington (AFP) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will make a decision by the middle of next year on whether he will launch a 2016 White House bid, he said in an interview broadcast on Friday. “There may be reasons I don’t run, but there’s no obvious reason for me why I think I should […]
Washington (AFP) – The Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility for hacking some of U.S. broadcaster CNN’s social media accounts. The network said the compromised accounts included its main Facebook page, its Twitter page and blogs for “The Situation Room” and “Crossfire.” “The posts were deleted within minutes and the accounts have since been secured,” it […]