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Egypt protests galvanized by video of police beating naked man

Opponents of Mohamed Morsi say the footage proves that the president has chosen to order a brutal crackdown A video of a protester being beaten and stripped naked has galvanised protests against the police and government in Egypt. Hamada Saber, a middle-aged man, remained in a police hospital on Saturday,…

Maher: ‘Con men’ like Beck and Limbaugh ‘don’t care about winning elections,’ just making money

Maher discussed Sarah Palin’s parting with Fox News during his New Rule segment on Friday. “New rule: liberals have to stop gloating about Sarah Palin getting dumped by Fox News, even though it happened less than a day after Bobby Jindal told his fellow Republicans to ‘stop being the stupid…

Maher: ‘Obama’s cooties are so bad’ that ‘even when you’re a Republican’ the GOP hates you

On Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday, the host expressed his frustration with the GOP in the past few days. “I thought after the election, they’d get more reasonable,” Maher began after stating that Republicans had “disappointed him” this week. But after “browbeating” Hillary Clinton over Benghazi, Maher said…

Four arrested during protest of nudity ban in San Francisco

Four people were arrest during a protest of San Francisco’s nudity ban, which was passed late last year and went into effect on Feb. 1, reported the Associated Press. “No matter what, we’re going to continue practicing body freedom, we’re not going to go away,” protestor Gypsy Taub told the…

Radio host: Women on birth control pill have wombs ‘embedded’ with ‘little tiny fetuses’

Conservative radio host Kevin Swanson claimed Friday that “certain doctors and certain scientists that have done research on women’s wombs after they’ve gone through the surgery” found “little tiny fetuses” were “embedded” into the wombs of women on birth control pills, according to Right Wing Watch. But his guest —…

Moyers guest on drone strikes: ‘Government’s interpretation of the law’ is ‘akin to a state secret’

On his Friday show, Bill Moyers had Vincent Warren, the executive director for the Center for Constitutional Rights, and Vicki Divoll, who used to serve as a legal advisor to the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center, to discuss torture, drone strikes, and President Obama. Divoll also authored an op-ed for the New…

Sesame Street spoofs Downton Abbey with ‘Upside Downton Abbey’

Sesame Street spoofed the popular TV drama Downton Abbey with a skit, “Upside Downtown Abbey.” Of course, every time the countess’ son pours tea or serves crumpets, they fall down to the ceiling. “Perhaps if we were right-side up, the problem would be solved,” he tries to explain. “Don’t be…

Taibbi tells Moyers: You can’t let Wall Street off the hook and jail someone for ‘a joint in his pocket’

President Barack Obama’s administration, journalist Matt Taibbi said in an interview with Bill Moyers, has likely accepted the explanation made by advisors who used to work at the same Wall Street firms that instigated the U.S. economy’s instability in recent years. “People like Bob Rubin and Larry Summers, who are…

W. Kamau Bell: GOP & Democrats spent week playing ‘Who Loves Mexicans More?’

While most of the country was making plans for the Super Bowl, W. Kamau Bell said, both major political parties were engaged in a contest of their own: “Who Loves Mexicans More?” The race to lure more of the Latino vote pit Republican Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) — “He speaks…

‘It Gets Better’ campaign pulls NFL team’s video after players plead ignorance

An anti-bullying campaign aimed at LGBTQ teenagers has deleted a contribution from the San Francisco 49ers after two players denied their involvement in the project, even after being shown the video. According to Think Progress, “It Gets Better” campaign founder Dan Savage announced on Twitter that the video featuring team…

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