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Quote of the Day: Ben Affleck Doesn’t Care If You Like His Opinion on Islam (Even Though You Probably Do)
If Affleck somehow believes that what he said during his now infamous row with Bill Maher and Sam Harris amounted to taking an unpopular stand — one that would “make people unhappy” in the circles in which he runs — he’s out of his mind.
“We need more people like Matt Taylor in this world, men and women of all races and cultures who make our planet’s boldest dreams a reality because they don’t think like the rest of us. You give people like Taylor space to be who they are. What you don’t do is cut them down and make them tearfully apologize on national television because their attempt at self-expression offended the Church of the Perpetually Aggrieved on Twitter”
There are plenty of reasons to think that Bill Cosby might be a rapist. But the fact that media outlets are willing to offer up alleged clues found in old standup routines does nothing but cloud the issue.
This week’s episode of The Newsroom was all about this dynamic: youthful certitude in all its beauty and ignorance coming up against age and experience and the sometimes necessary, sometimes counterproductive prudence that comes with it.
Quote of the Day: There… There’s Your Tearful Apology for That Stupid F*cking Shirt the Comet Scientist Wore
You may not recognize Matt Taylor’s name but you almost certainly know his accomplishment from earlier this week. Oh, and if you’re a petty little asshole, you’ve been dwelling on his bowling shirt and bitching about it on the internet.
The lawsuit filed by an innocent Denver man who was branded the Selfie Stalker by Nancy Grace is one-stop-shopping for anyone looking to understand how Grace has made a whole career out of being unethical and reprehensible. Want to see why she needs to be fired by CNN/HLN? Read on.
There’s a reason the court of public opinion isn’t allowed to make rulings, decide cases and send people to prison. There’s a reason it’s considered so toxic to the pursuit of actual justice that jurors are often shielded from it and judges will move legal proceedings to avoid its influence.
Nightcrawler functions as a kind of Network for the new millennium, taking a razor-sharp satirical blade to the entire “if it bleeds it leads” ethos by amping it up to ludicrous heights. Here’s the reality behind it.