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Colbert celebrates Peabody win for super PAC segments

Journalism’s prestigious Peabody Awards are presented each year for outstanding accomplishments in electronic media. The award stretches back over a 71 year history encompassing radio, television and now, the Internet. The Peabody is the award that Bill O’Reilly falsely claimed to have won until his story was debunked by Senator…

Fox News guest calls to ‘expel’ pepper-sprayed students

A conservative writer on Wednesday insisted that pepper-sprayed Santa Monica College students should be punished because they were a “threat to our society,” and blamed the Democratic Party for the protests. Conservative writer David Horowitz told Fox News host Neil Cavuto that student demonstrations against a nearly 400 percent increase…

Daily Show takes ‘Racist Timeout’ for Trayvon Martin coverage

Wednesday night’s edition of “The Daily Show” featured a discussion in which correspondent Larry Wilmore produced a home kitchen timer and declared a “Racist Timeout.” “For the next five minutes,” he announced, “No one is a racist.” Accusations of racism and reaction to those charges have caused the debate over…

Maddow relays censored memo on CIA ‘war crimes’ during Bush Administration

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Wednesday night explained a legal memo that advised the Bush Administration that so-called enhanced interrogation techniques were torture and therefore illegal. Wired reporter Spencer Ackerman obtained the memo, written by State Department counselor Philip Zelikow, through a Freedom on Information Act request. Bush told NBC’s…

Mark Ruffalo: Fracking is a public health concern

Actor Mark Ruffalo appeared Wednesday on MSNBC to discuss his campaign against hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, a controversial method of natural gas extraction. “Everywhere we’ve done it there has been contamination,” he said. “You have to ask yourself: ‘If we could do it safely, why aren’t we doing…

Planned Parenthood arsonist: They’re killing babies there

The 50-year-old man accused of setting off a bomb at a Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin said he attacked the clinic because “they’re killing babies there,” according to Fox 11 News. Outside the U.S. District Court in Green Bay on Wednesday, Francis Grady told reporters that he started the fire at…

Rep. Steve King: LGBT individuals can hide orientation from employers

Rep. Steve King (R-OH) on Wednesday said that LGBT individuals could hide their sexual orientation from employers to prevent being unjustly terminated. “How do you know someone’s sexual orientation?” he said in response to a question by Think Progress reporter Scott Keyes. “I don’t know how you discriminate against someone…

CNN’s Toobin: Appeals court judge threw ‘judicial hissy-fit’

An appeals court judge who claimed President Barack Obama was challenging the authority of federal courts was just throwing a “judicial hissy-fit,” according to CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin. “Totally extraordinary and totally inappropriate,” Toobin said. “This was a judicial hissy-fit.” U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jerry Smith…

Baby pygmy hippo is faring well in spite of abandonment by mom

“Harry” the pygmy hippopotamus was born in the early morning hours of Thursday, March 23 at a wildlife center in Oudtshoorn, South Africa. Sadly, his mother refused to nurse him. According to zookeepers, the first 36 hours of a hippo’s life are among its most important. Hippo mothers’ milk contains…

Scientists uncover 10,000-year-old mammoth carcass

The perfectly preserved, 10,000-year-old carcass of a juvenile mammoth has been unearthed in Siberia. Scientists Alice Roberts and Bernard Buiges were on hand for the unwrapping of the highly unusual specimen. “Its foot pads and thick strawberry-blonde hair are exquisitely preserved,” noted Roberts, declaring that the experience was like unwrapping…

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