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Treatment-resistant gonorrhea arrives in North America

A form of the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhea that is resistant to all oral antibiotics has arrived in North America and health officials believe it is only a matter of time before it spreads to the U.S..  According to Reuters, a report issued on Monday said that seven percent of…

Conan O’Brien shows what you didn’t see in Alex Jones’ crazypants CNN interview

Tuesday night on TBS’s “Conan,” host Conan O’Brien showed a snippet of the now-notorious Piers Morgan interview with gun-lover and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones of InfoWars.com.  Somehow, the fact that Jones was brandishing and firing a loaded pistol for emphasis didn’t make it into most newscasts. Morgan, for his part,…

The group ‘Reformed Whores’ presents an important PSA: ‘Girls poop, too’

In this video, a group called “Reformed Whores,” made up of actor/musicians Marie Cecile Anderson and Katie Frame, perform the song “Girls Poop Too,” which is, to quote Anderson in the lyrics, intended to clear up a “common misconception/around the subject of a lady’s rectum,” the belief by many men…

HPV and obesity surging as cancer factors even as cancer deaths drop

The American Cancer Society released a report on Monday that said while overall cancer deaths are down, two causes of common cancers, obesity and HPV, are driving more diagnoses and causing more illness.  According to NBC News, both of these factors are preventable, but health officials aren’t doing enough to…

Maddow guest: Obama essentially a Republican on foreign policy

Monday night on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the fact that certain Bush-era foreign policy officials apparently have yet to realize that they have been completely discredited.  Now, many of them are lining up to criticize President Barack Obama’s nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) as…

Colbert defends ‘Papa Bear’ O’Reilly: ‘It’s not racism if it’s a compliment’

Monday night on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert took on critics of his friend and mentor Bill O’Reilly, who claimed that O’Reilly’s statement that people of Asian descent are not “liberal by nature” because they are so “industrious and hard-working” smacks of racism. Colbert began the segment…

Gunman among 4 dead in Aurora, CO hostage standoff

Four people are dead including a gunman after an hours-long standoff with police in Aurora, Colorado, this morning. According to video from Denver’s Channel 9 News, police were alerted to the situation around 3:00 Saturday morning. Aurora police immediately sent out emergency notifications to residents of the area, urging them…

Hayes: Fiscal cliff was more of a ‘fiscal curb’

Saturday morning on MSNBC’s “Up with Chris Hayes,” host Chris Hayes opened the show with a segment titled “Lessons from the Fiscal Cliff.” In it, he talked about the fact that the fiscal cliff was a completely made-up crisis, political brinksmanship that was less a cliff than what he called…

Maddow schools Fox’s Dick Morris after getting angry letter from his lawyers

Friday night on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow answered a letter from Dick Morris’ lawyer demanding a correction to an earlier segment.  Maddow was more than happy to address the issue, and issued a few corrections of her own. The segment began with a short history lesson…

Brian Kilmeade’s attempt to play with his ‘Pocket Hose’ on air goes terribly wrong

Friday morning on “Fox and Friends,” Steve Doocy and guest host Alisyn Camerota presented co-host Brian Kilmeade with a late Christmas present, a Pocket Hose. Pocket Hose is an infomercial-style product that bills itself as “The Hose that Fits in a Pocket but Grows to a Full-Size Hose!” The company…

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