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THE MORNING BANTER: Credit Card Breach, Final Solitude, Female Penises, and a Boy Band Smackdown

By April 18, 2014
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It’s Friday and that means your weekend is finally staring you right in the face. Here are a couple of headlines and internet goodies to pass the time until you can make your escape:

Lawsuit Accuses “X-Men” Director Bryan Singer of Drugging and Raping Teenage Boy (Updated)

By April 17, 2014
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As with all cases involving sexual abuse, particularly the sexual abuse of a minor, those of us commenting on it will have to choose our words carefully until the truth comes out. If it ever does.

We Watched Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld Rant About Taxes So You Don’t Have To

By April 17, 2014

The far-right has launched into its April version of the War On Christmas routine, wheeling out the myopic, zombie gripe about how horrifying it is that roughly half of all Americans don’t pay federal income taxes. So of course Gutfeld jumped in forehead-first and went off on a rant about this obvious injustice during Tuesday’s edition of The Five.

The Almighty Liberal Media, The Most Powerful Force Known To Man

By April 16, 2014

If you listen to conservatives, you’d be at a loss to describe what exactly the liberal media can’t do. According to them: The liberal media has controlled the outcome of every election, except for 2004, 2000, 1988, 1984, and 1980 when it apparently went on vacation. The liberal media has chosen every losing Republican presidential… Read More

Cenk Uygur Just Took $4-Million from a Conservative Source (but He’s Still a Better Liberal Than You)

By April 16, 2014
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A group headed by former Republican presidential candidate Buddy Roemer just inked a deal to provide $4-million in seed money to The Young Turks. Roemer is anti-choice, anti-gay marriage, anti-Obamacare and pro-torture, but hey, at least he wants to get money out of politics, which is enough for Cenk to think he’s a-okay.

Pulitzer Co-Winner Glenn Greenwald Tweets Link to Hate-Site and Faked Graphic

By April 16, 2014
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Greenwald tweeted a link to an extremist right-wing hate-site that’s almost entirely dedicated to trolling and smearing Charles Johnson from Little Green Footballs. The post itself, titled “It’s Only Shari’ah: Will Johnson Apologise to Geller & Spencer? Nah.,” is directly aimed at Johnson while also supporting Islamophobic wackaloon Pamela Gellar. But that’s not the worst part…

How Wrong is Jenny McCarthy? Fox News and Dana Loesch Are Now Schooling Her

By April 16, 2014
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Recent pro-vaccine convert and co-host of ABC’s The View Jenny McCarthy has taken a long, well-deserved beating in these pages for her dangerous campaign of misinformation about vaccines, but if you needed further proof of just how disconnected McCarthy is from reality, check out lat night’s The Kelly File. Host Megyn Kelly, who believes in Santa Claus and is certain he’s white, and conservative media icon Dana Loesch, who believes that the Second Amendment allows for private ownership of chemical and nuclear weapons, took turns scolding McCarthy for, of all things, ignoring science.

HERO: Train Engineer Kicks Selfie-Taking A**hole, Strikes Blow for All of Humanity

By April 16, 2014
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Fake or not, what you’re about to see is a 10-second revenge fantasy for anybody over the age of maybe 35.

It Turns Out U.S. Airways Won’t Be Firing Anyone Over That Vagina Tweet

By April 16, 2014
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U.S. Airways is doing the right thing by doing nothing.

THE MORNING BANTER: Controversial Muslim Surveillance, US Airways Reasonability, Apocalyptic Pastors, and Aaron Sorkin Supercuts

By April 16, 2014

Happy Wednesday! Your taxes are all wrong! Here’s what’s happening on the interweb:

Ron Paul Warns That the Feds May Bring “Waco” To the Bundy Ranch

By April 15, 2014
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As soon as Cliven Bundy squared off against the big, bad Bureau of Land Management — instantly becoming a folk hero to idiots who romanticize the notion of armed insurrection against the federal government, seeing it, ironically, as an act of patriotism — you knew it was only a matter of time before either Fox News or RT consulted the legislative Patient Zero of this whole movement. And so it is that Ron Paul’s recent appearance on Neil Cavuto has begun making the rounds, with Paul issuing dire warnings of another showdown between Bundy and the feds that’s surely on the horizon.

Slate Helps Grieving ‘Game of Thrones’ Fans with Interactive Virtual Graveyard

By April 15, 2014

At least the dead characters in Game of Thrones are staying put (for the most part), and thanks to Chris Kirk and Kate Blair over at Slate, you can now properly take the time to grieve them/remember that they did that thing in the castle that one time.

Bill O’Reilly’s Subconscious Racism in his Interview with John Calipari

By April 15, 2014
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In an interview segment with Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari on his show last night, Bill O’Reilly laid bare his unconscious racism, reinforcing gross stereotypes about black people without batting an eyelid.

Nancy Grace and the Death of Decency

By April 15, 2014

Tonight it what can only be described as a window to her soul empty place where her soul should be, her official Twitter Account tweeted this…

THE MORNING BANTER: Ukraine Civil Wars, Attorney General Youthful Experimentation, Michelle Malkin’s History of Hatred, and Robert Downey Jr.

By April 15, 2014
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Happy Tuesday! We’re halfway done with April! Whoa! Here’s what’s happening on the interweb:

A Look Back at Michelle Malkin’s History of Hate and Bigotry

By April 14, 2014

To catch you up on someone Matt Taiibi once called “a mean little dunce who’s wedged herself into a nicely paying career as a GOP spokesclown” here are some of Michelle Malkin’s greatest hits:

Quote of the Day: Fox News Doesn’t Even Care Whether an Anti-Government Conspiracy Theory Is True

By April 14, 2014
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Every time we start thinking we’ve seen or heard the worst thing possible from Fox News, something even worse comes along. It’s almost unimaginable that words like these would come out of the mouth of a correspondent for a national news organization.

Intellectual Torture Porn: What We Get Out Of Watching Americans Be Idiots

By April 14, 2014
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It’s a cultural pastime to mock those that aren’t in the know (see Jay Leno’s Jaywalking), and sure it’s great for us to get validation that we are, in fact, not the most uninformed creature on the planet, but what’s the endgame with all this?