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Maher defends Paula Deen to black guest: The N-word is ‘just a word’

Bill Maher was at odds with his Real Time panel on Friday, coming to the defense of now-former Food Network personality Paula Deen in the wake of revelations she used the racial slur “ni–er” freely in the past. “People shouldn’t have to lose their shows and go away when they…

Glenn Greenwald: Snowden’s revelations ‘not espionage in any real sense of the word’

Reporter Glenn Greenwald, who broke the story about phone and internet surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA) thanks to information provided by former contractor Edward Snowden, criticized the federal charges brought against him in a phone interview with MSNBC host Chris Hayes on Friday. “I think it’s very surprising…

Jon Stewart encourages Egyptian counterpart: ‘If your regime is not strong enough to handle a joke, then you don’t have a regime’

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, who has stepped away from his desk to helm a feature film, took a recent opportunity to sit down with Bassem Youssef, an Egyptian political satirist known in his country as its version of the Comedy Central host, discussing the effects of satire on government.…

Bryan Fischer: Hillary is a ‘white person’ so Obama will have to ‘sit in the back of the bus’

The director of issues analysis of the fundamentalist American Family Association (AFA) said this week that Democrats would make President Barack Obama “sit in the back of the bus” to make room for Hillary Clinton to run for president because she was a “white person.” On his Thursday radio show,…

See the Paula Deen n-word apology video she blocked moments after publishing

Celebrity TV cook Paul Deen on Friday published a video apologizing for using racial slurs and then moments later blocked access to the YouTube page. “I want to apologize to everybody for the wrong that I’ve done,” Deen says in a copy of the video obtained by Raw Story. “I…

Moyers: ALEC’s right-wing agenda ‘still going very strong’ in statehouses

On Friday, journalist Bill Moyers looks deeper into the legislative lobbying organization the American Legislative Exchange Council, which has been found to be pushing a radical, right-wing agenda in statehouses around the country. “This report is about how some of those laws get enacted thanks to an organization called ALEC,…

Woman dressed as giant vagina stops street attack on giant penis

A woman dressed as a giant vagina reportedly saved a man dressed as a giant penis who was being attacked on a street in England. On Thursday the Central Somerset Gazette reported that members of the Nomadic Academy of Fools were performing street theater dressed as genitalia when an onlooker…

McConnell: ‘Absurd’ to ban corporations from having same rights as ‘people’

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Friday said that he opposed a constitutional amendment to ban corporations from having the same rights as people because the idea was “absurd.” Speaking to the conservative American Enterprise Institute, McConnell accused President Barack Obama’s administration of using a “culture of intimidation” to…

New Hampshire lawmaker resigns after claiming government behind Boston bombing

A New Hampshire lawmaker who said that the bombing of the Boston Marathon may have been a government “black ops” conspiracy resigned this week. In a certified letter to the New Hampshire House Speaker’s office on Thursday, Republican state Rep. Stella Tremblay said that “Divine Providence” had presented her family…

Sunglasses cam catches monkey attacking officer at traffic stop

An police officer in Texas says training did not prepare him for a monkey getting upset and attacking him as he was handing out a speeding ticket. Aransas Pass Police Officer Keith Moore told KRIS that he was writing a routine traffic ticket on Wednesday when the camera attached to…

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