Cenk Uygur’s Outlandish (and Wrong) Theory About NBC and David Gregory

Cenk claims that what’s being done to David Gregory is the same thing that was done to him three years ago — namely that NBC is leaking damaging insider information and skewed ratings intel to the press on purpose to make Gregory look bad. But one of his claims is flat-out wrong while the others are nothing more than wild speculation with no proof to back it up.

  • After a Washington Post report revealed that NBC had hired a "psychological consultant" to look into Gregory's low-rated tenure on Meet the Press, word began circulating that Gregory's time at the network might be up.
  • Cenk compares David Gregory's situation to his own three years ago, but wrong or right, Gregory is a lot more important to NBC than Cenk ever was.

Roberts Supreme Court Pretty Much Ends Affirmative Action

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This is why you must always vote, always, even when your loudmouth brother-in-law insists that there’s no difference between the two parties. In yet another 5-4 decision, the John Roberts-led Supreme Court overturned a lower court decision, and upheld Michigan’s right to end affirmative action via ballot initiative. Aside from the ramifications for affirmative action policies, which are now sitting ducks for aggrieved white majorities, this ruling makes you wonder what this court will do next.

Worst Person in the World: Erick Erickson Says Hillary Clinton Will Be ‘Old’ in 2016

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But that’s not the worst of it. Erickson, who’s guest-hosting for Rush Limbaugh this week, remarked out loud, “I don’t know how far back they can pull her face.”

Quote of the Day: Aaron Sorkin Is Sorry for “The Newsroom”

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Aaron Sorkin would (kind of) humbly like to ask you for a do-over.

Even Mika Brzezinski Makes Sharyl Attkisson’s Claims Look Silly

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Former CBS News reporter and Dana Loesch award-sharer Sharyl Attkisson has been making the rounds of conservative media to push her nebulous claims of bias at CBS that prompted her exit, and to promote her upcoming book Stonewalled. On Tuesday morning, Attkisson hit an unlikely roadblock on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, as co-host Mika Brzezinski sweetly laid waste to Attkisson’s liberal media persecution complex.

Can Anything That Happens on “Game of Thrones” Really Be Shocking Anymore?

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So let’s talk about that scene, from Sunday night. A lot of people found it shocking. But at this point how is that even possible on this show?

THE MORNING BANTER: Biden Warnings, Ku Klux Klan Professional Racism, Game of Thrones Maps, and Louie CK

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Happy Tuesday! Easter candy is silly cheap at grocery stores today! Here’s what’s happening on the interweb:

BundyFest Might Be the Best Idea Ever

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It’s called BundyFest and, at first, I didn’t think it was anything more than a clever joke in reaction to the ridiculous gathering of rebellion cosplayers and militia hooples at the Bundy Ranch to defend a millionaire scofflaw. But it looks like it’s shaping up to be a real thing.

No, You Can’t Be Reasonable and Be Anti-Vaccine

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There’s been so much push-back lately against this intellectually dishonest crap that those who espouse it are now tempering their language and tone because they know they have to. And that makes an already dangerous situation even more dangerous because while it’s easy to dismiss someone who comes at you with their arms swinging and their voice raised it’s a much more seductive and convincing proposition when you’re approached by someone who seems completely rational. But don’t be fooled.

Snowden’s Advisers Confess: The Putin TV Appearance Was an Epic Blunder

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The Daily Beast published an explosive article on Sunday, titled “Snowden’s Camp: Staged Putin Q&A Was a Screw-Up,” detailing how Snowden’s advisers acknowledge that the RT appearance was badly botched. Some highlights…

CNN and Ku Klux Klan Leader Vindicate Hank Aaron of Racism

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The internet is having a good bit of fun at the expense of a CNN article that explores the possibility of “rebranding” the Ku Klux Klan. According to CNN’s experts, the answer is no, but buried in Ashley Fantz’s report is a quote from Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard Frank Ancona that would appear to vindicate home run king and Atlanta Braves Senior Vice President Hank Aaron of the charges of racism that were recently leveled at him by conservatives.

Are Plunging Ratings at “Meet the Press” Taking a Psychological Toll on David Gregory?

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The Washington Post reports that while NBC is still insisting it’s got David Gregory’s back, the network brought in a “psychological consultant” to examine his friends and family last year. This might lead one to wonder whether NBC is concerned about the pressure Gregory’s been under since MTP began its downward spiral.

Japanese “Cyborg” Glasses Will Make Pesky Emotional Expression Obsolete

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They kind of look like something out of one of those Japanese invention books, but despite blogger snickering and criticism that the cyborg glasses developed by a professor at the University of Tsukuba are creepy as all hell, they could become frighteningly useful in the future.

Kansas Student Tries to Block Michelle Obama Graduation Speech on Brown v. Board Anniversary

First Lady Michelle Obama attends the commencement ceremony at George Washington University on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Sunday, May 16, 2010. Mrs. Obama delivered the commencement address after students made good on her challenge to do 100,000 hours of service in exchange for a graduation speech. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Oliver Brown, et al. v. Board of Education of Topeka, et al., better known as Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark Supreme Court decision that ended segregation in public schools. To commemorate the occasion, the Topeka, Kansas Unified School District has invited First Lady Michelle Obama to speak at the district’s graduation, and some Topeka residents have decided to mark the occasion by trying to block her from doing so.

What To Do About Spooky Black

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We live in an irony-saturated society. It’s a basic fact of life and no essays by the likes of David Foster Wallace can do anything about it. And while there are plenty of ramifications to this new ironociety, one of the most glaring ones has been slammed into our faces thanks to one Spooky “Lil Spook” Black…

Antonin Scalia Suggests a ‘Revolt’ Against the Government in Response to Tax Hikes

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During a speaking engagement last week at the University of Tennessee College of Law, Scalia discussed how it’s constitutionally permissible for Congress to impose taxes on citizens. Fair enough. However, Scalia added, “if it reaches a certain point, perhaps you should revolt.”

THE MORNING BANTER: Attack on al Qaeda, Cutting Up “American Psycho,” Everybody Hates Chez, and Nietzsche Writes for Upworthy

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Welcome back to Monday. Here are a few internet goodies to soften the blow of having to climb back into the hamster wheel.

Media Research Center Would Really Like To Talk Smack About Chelsea Clinton

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The right wing Media Research Center would really like to talk smack about Chelsea Clinton, who recently announced that she is pregnant. Here is Tim Graham, the center’s Director of Media Analysis (also race-baiter and ghost writer for founder Brent Bozell) lamenting a Washington Post opinion blog noting that his side of the aisle has been… Read More

Shock! Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Tells Big Fat Lie About Obama Signing Statement

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On Friday, President Obama signed a law that would block Hamid Aboutalebi from entering the U.S, as Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations. Shockingly, Fox News journalist Megyn Kelly told a huge lie of omission (several, really) when she reported on the President’s signing statement, and chewed it over with right-wing fanatic and New Black Panther Party case “whistleblower” J. Christian Adams of PJMedia.