Tuesday, September 1, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures after arriving for jury duty at Manhattan Supreme Court in New York

Donald Trump Keeps Boosting TV News Ratings

Donald Trump’s surprisingly durable campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination continues to be ratings rocket fuel for TV news.

August 21, 2015

Rand Paul Dings Trump: ‘A Temporary Loss Of Sanity’

Well, now Rand Paul has really stepped in some trouble: He has just denigrated Donald Trump — which means that a return round of brutal (and comedic) insults from The Donald can’t be far behind.

July 30, 2015

Endorse This: The Birther Of A Nation

One of Donald Trump’s political allies is now helping to remind everyone just how crazy the paranoid right wing is. Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, appeared on CNN to reiterate that he is the “chief law enforcement officer” — and he’s still investigating President Obama’s birth certificate.

July 24, 2015

Endorse This: Fact Checking Donald Trump — Yes, Really

Not only is Trump wrong, but the actual facts are even better for immigrants than most people could’ve imagined.

July 3, 2015

Endorse This: Donald Trump’s Traditional Divorces

We do have to agree with Trump on one thing, though: We don’t blame his first two wives for divorcing him, either.

June 29, 2015
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Hillary Clinton Has Only One Real Opponent

If indeed Hillary Clinton’s Democratic rivals have no realistic chance, then who is her biggest opponent? Turns out it’s… well, us.

June 3, 2015
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Survivor: The Republican Debates Edition

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.

May 27, 2015

Endorse This: Peter King vs. ‘A Guy With A Big Mouth’

If Sen. Ted Cruz were to actually win the Republican nomination, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) might have to do something drastic.

March 24, 2015

Endorse This: Ben Carson On Gays — And Prisons

Ben Carson has a message that’ll give new meaning to ‘Scared Straight.’

March 4, 2015

Endorse This: The Story Of ‘Yes We Can’

The famous Obama campaign slogan, “Yes We Can,” almost didn’t happen.

February 24, 2015

Endorse This: Louie ‘Terror Babies’ Gohmert For Speaker!

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.

January 5, 2015
Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby Allegation: It’s Oral Rape, Not Oral Sex

What Don Lemon doesn’t get about the Bill Cosby rape allegations.

November 20, 2014

America’s Most Trusted News Source Not So Trustworthy

When it comes to political discourse, too many Americans prefer to be lied to.

November 3, 2014

CNN Broadcasts Alleged Audio Of Black U.S. Teen’s Shooting

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 […]

August 26, 2014
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The 5 Worst Media Reactions To Michael Brown And Ferguson

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):

August 19, 2014

Joan Rivers Riles Young Hollywood, But She’s Got Youth On Her Side

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 […]

July 22, 2014

CNN Reassigns Reporter Who Referred To Harassing Israelis As ‘Scum’

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 […]

July 18, 2014
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Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet Not In Search Area, Officials Say

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 […]

May 29, 2014
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…And This Is The Overkill News Network

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 […]

April 14, 2014
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Study: Just 28 Percent Of Fox News’ Climate Coverage Was Accurate In 2013

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 […]

April 8, 2014
Jan Brewer

Was ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill Really A Risk For Arizona’s Jan Brewer?

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 […]

February 27, 2014
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Biden To Decide On White House Run By Mid-2015

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 […]

February 7, 2014
CNN Hack

Syrian Group Hacks CNN Social Media Accounts

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 […]

January 24, 2014
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