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The Daily Show’s John Oliver: NSA phone tracking ‘just the tip of the sh*tberg’

Taking over for Jon Stewart, John Oliver’s first target of ridicule as The Daily Show’s substitute host on Monday night was the NSA’s surveillance program. “It turns out not only is the government tracking everyone’s phone calls, but that is just the tip of the shitberg,” he remarked. Along with…

Bill O’Reilly suddenly opposed to NSA surveillance he supported under Bush

During the Bush administration, opposing the National Security Agency’s warantless wiretapping program meant you wanted “Americans to die.” But now Fox News host Bill O’Reilly believes the NSA’s massive collection of data under the Obama administration is an unconstitutional government overreach. On his show Monday night, the conservative host described…

Sen. Bernie Sanders warns of an Orwellian future where everything you do is on file

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Monday warned the United States could face an Orwellian future if it didn’t reign in expansive domestic counterterrorism operations. Sanders told MSNBC host Chris Hayes that former CIA employee Edward Snowden showed that “virtually every phone call in the United States is now on record,…

CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin blasts Edward Snowden: I think it is a disgrace what he has done

CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin on Monday ripped into the man responsible for leaking secret information about the National Security Agency’s surveillance program. “Every 29-year-old who doesn’t agree with what the government is doing doesn’t get permission to break the law, damage national security, and then run off to…

Golden Toads invade Chase Bank to protest fossil fuel investments

Reverend Billy Talen of the Church of Stop Shopping and a small group of singing Golden Toads briefly invaded a Chase Bank in Brooklyn on Saturday. The reverend, clad in his typical white suit and wielding a megaphone, entered the bank along with a coterie of activists donning Golden Toad…

Rick Perry tells Fox News that ‘part time Congress’ would prevent NSA surveillance

Americans wouldn’t need to be concerned about their privacy if members of Congress worked less, according to Texas Gov. Rick Perry Speaking to Fox News host Neil Cavuto on Monday, the Republican governor said recent revelations about the NSA showed that an over-sized and “out of control” government was now…

Ex-NFL star Chad ‘Ochocinco’ jailed for slapping lawyer on the rear

Former Miami Dolphins player Chad Johnson, also known as “Chad Ochocinco,” was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail after a judge observed Johnson slapping his lawyer on the rear, sparking a wave of laughter through the courtroom. “I just don’t know that you’re taking this whole thing seriously,” Broward…

Rape joke at Microsoft conference: ‘Just let it happen, it’ll be over soon’

Microsoft’s E3 press conference took a dark turn on Monday when a male video game producer was defeating a female employee during a demonstration of a fighting game and told her to “let it happen, it’ll be over soon.” A producer for the Killer Instinct sequel for Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox…

Fox News host: Zimmerman ‘has already been punished’ with weight gain

Fox News host Gregg Jarrett says that George Zimmerman “has already been punished” for the killing of Trayvon Martin because he “looks like he’s put on a hundred pounds.” During Monday’s coverage of jury selection, Jarrett and Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle observed that Zimmerman had gained weight since his…

10 elderly women narrowly escape second Lincoln limo fire in a month

Fire crews in Contra Costa County responded to a vehicle fire on Sunday morning only to discover a limo burning on a suburban street and 10 elderly women, most of them over 90, standing by and relieved to have just barely escaped with their lives. The women were headed to…

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