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Russell Brand rips Fox News: It’s ‘part of the establishment’s propaganda arm’

Comedian Russell Brand hammered Fox News in an interview on Tuesday with Young Turks host Cenk Uygur, accusing the conservative network of blaming the disadvantaged for any perceived problem without drawing attention to people in positions of power. “I consider Fox News to be part of the establishment’s propaganda arm,”…

WATCH LIVE: Demonstrations continue in Ferguson, Missouri after police crackdown

Demonstrations resumed on Tuesday night in Ferguson, Missouri, against police in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown earlier this month. The latest protest follows a chaotic scene on Monday night, in which police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at both protestors and media members. Reuters…

Christian group attempts to link Robin Williams’ rehab efforts with ‘ex-gay’ therapy

A senior fellow at the conservative Family Research Council (FRC) invoked comedian Robin Williams’ past drug and alcohol addiction in a column defending so-called “ex-gay” therapy, Slate reported. “Whatever the motivation, there are those who have simply made a choice to walk away from the homosexual lifestyle, without clinical help…

Ku Klux Klan groups clash over Darren Wilson fundraiser ‘scam’

The leader of a Missouri-based Ku Klux Klan group denounced a plan to raise funds for the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, The Wire reported. “This is not even a Klan member, they don’t even have their own legitimate website,” Traditionalist American Knights leader Frank…

WATCH LIVE: Phoenix residents left without power, trapped in cars amid massive flooding

Authorities in Phoenix, Arizona are moving to protect motorists and evacuate residents as the city deals with heavy flooding brought on by a rash of storms, NBC News reported. Nearly 3,000 homes in the region were left without power and several motorists have already had to be pulled out of…

WATCH LIVE: Police attempt to disperse demonstrators in latest Ferguson protest

Authorities are currently attempting to disperse a crowd of demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri. Monday marked the latest night of protests in response to the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson. The National Guard was deployed to the area following clashes involving police on Sunday night. Watch…

Bill O’Reilly dismisses Ferguson protesters: ‘These people don’t want justice’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly criticized protesters in Ferguson, Missouri on Monday night and minimized fatal police shootings against Black men during a phone interview with guest host Eric Bolling. “‘No justice, no peace’? These people don’t want justice,” O’Reilly told Bolling. “What if the facts come out and say…

CNN’s Don Lemon pushed around by St. Louis cops: ‘Now you see why people are so upset’

CNN host Don Lemon criticized St. Louis County police on Monday for both physically shoving him during a live broadcast and changing their policies regarding demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri in a seemingly arbitrary fashion. Lemon was filing a live report on The Situation Room when one officer tried to push…

Former Ferguson school leader: Crackdown on protests is hurting local kids’ education

The former superintendent of schools for Ferguson, Missouri criticized the effect on Monday that the tension permeating the town has had on local education, and also suggested that a similar conflict led to the end of his tenure there in an interview with Democracy Now host Amy Goodman. “The bottom…

Rush Limbaugh: Democrats are spreading ‘myth’ that police shoot and kill Black men

Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh accused Democrats on Monday of drumming up interest in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Missouri for their own gain, Media Matters reported. “Why is this a story? The myth,” he said. “The myth is that whites who are associated with Republicans,…

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