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‘Today Show’ hosts evacuated after man tries to slit his wrists

A man reportedly harmed himself with a knife outside NBC’s Today Show on Thursday. “Opening the 8 o’clock half hour inside the studio today because there was an incident out on the plaza,” host Matt Lauer explained after a commercial break. “A short time ago, a man out there attempted…

Colbert: Monsanto’s ‘zombie wheat’ is ‘return of the walking bread’

Wednesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert asked why everyone is getting so upset about the spontaneous appearance in an Oregon field of Monsanto’s herbicide-resistant “Roundup Ready” wheat plants, in spite of the fact that all strains of the genetically modified organism (GMO) crop were supposedly destroyed in…

Jon Stewart piercingly mocks Chris Christie’s nakedly political special election decision

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart lampooned the “corrupt abuse of power” occurring in his home state of New Jersey. Following the death of New Jersey’s Sen. Frank Lautenburg (D), Gov. Chris Christie had the option of either holding a special election in October or…

Parents and students rip Ohio school board over creationism proposal

Parents and students in Ohio on Tuesday spoke out against a proposal that would allow creationism to be taught in biology classes. “It’s not fair that you would teach or have a teacher give their opinion on creationism because it’s such a subjective thing. You can’t give an objective viewpoint…

Republican on endangered species: Just let nature take care of itself

Representative Raul Labrador (R-ID) suggested that the government should take no action to protect endangered species from extinction at a House hearing on Tuesday During the hearing, University of Central Florida biology professor Reed Noss informed the House Natural Resources Committee that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service lacked…

Creation Museum founder Ken Ham insists he is not an ape

Creationist Ken Ham on Wednesday insisted that Homo sapiens were not in the same biological family as apes. In a video uploaded to YouTube, the founder of the Creation Museum in Kentucky responded to an atheist who spoke out against his upcoming speaking engagement at the Texas Homeschool Convention. During…

Glenn Beck claims Obama conspiracy made him a conspiracy theorist

Internet conspiracy talk show host Glenn Beck claimed on his program Wednesday that nobody ever thought he was a conspiracy theorist until President Barack Obama came into office and set into motion a monstrous conspiracy to make Beck seem insane. Responding to a clip aired on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow…

Fox News host: ‘Why is MSNBC devoting time’ to sexual assaults instead of IRS?

Fox News host Andrea Tantaros wants to know why MSNBC is “prioritizing” sexual assaults in the military over a scandal at the Internal Revenue Service. As competing hearings in the Senate Armed Services Committee and the House Appropriations Committee were underway on Tuesday, Tantaros said on her radio show that…

Craig Ferguson jokes that Bill Maher is controlled by the Democrat ‘Borg’

In a lighthearted segment aired Tuesday night, CBS late night talk show host Craig Ferguson joked with HBO’s liberal talk show host Bill Maher that he’s controlled by “the Borg,” by which he meant the Democratic Party. The two veteran television hosts began by reminicing about their careers, with Maher…

Self-help talk show hosts commit suicide by inhaling helium

Two self-help talk show hosts were found dead in their New York City home on Monday in what police said was an apparent double-suicide. Lynne Rosen, 46, and John Littig, 48, hosted the call-in talk show “The Pursuit of Happiness” on WBAI-FM. Authorities told The New York Daily News that…

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