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Colbert provides alternative content for sites in SOPA blackout

Wednesday night on The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert turned his attention to the Internet blackouts protesting the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act, which would grant the government sweeping new powers to shut down websites for violation of copyright laws. Websites like Reddit, BoingBoing, Wikipedia, and…

Stewart likens SOPA to ‘filling penises with cement’

On Wednesday night’s The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart sought to unravel the mysteries of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). His first stop was WikiPedia, which, like many websites including this one, went dark yesterday to protest the pending legislation. Jon then attempted to explain exactly what the proposed…

Carter: Gingrich knows how to appeal to racists

Former President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday accused former House Speaker Newt Gingrich of trying to appeal to racists in South Carolina. “I think he has that subtlety of racism that I know quite well, that Gingrich knows quite well, that appeals to some people in Georgia, particularly the right-wing,” he…

Moulitsas: Democrats ‘incredibly stupid’ for still backing SOPA

Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas on Wednesday blasted the Democrats who continue to support the House’s Stop Online Piracy and the Senate’s Protect IP Act. Although a number of Republican lawmakers dropped their support of the anti-piracy bills after the largest online protest in history on Wednesday, some prominent Democrats…

Gingrich: I would call Palin for advice

During an appearance Wednesday on CNN, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich suggested he would ask former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be member of his Cabinet if he was elected President of the United States. “I don’t want to suggest anything,” he said. “We haven’t talked about anything at all.…

Romney gets confronted about his opposition to the Dream Act

GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney received a stern question from an unexpected source Tuesday evening. While coming out of an event in New York City, Romney encountered an immigrant named Lucy who asked him about his stance on the DREAM Act. “Are you going to support the DREAM Act?” she…

Stewart, Colbert vow to ‘not coordinate’ their super PAC ideas

Still needing advice on how to spend his inherited super PAC money, Jon Stewart called on the services of one Stephen Colbert Tuesday evening. With Federal Election Commission rules not allowing Colbert to coordinate ads with Stewart, both comedians came up with a unique solution to avoid any law breaking.…

Wikipedia founder slams SOPA/PIPA: ‘Not the right bill’

Jimmy Wales, founder of the user-generated encyclopedia Wikipedia, said on CNN last night that he commends efforts to stop online piracy, but cautioned that the measures in the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) simply go too far. “I’m a big believer that we…

Jerry Springer calls out Fox News’s perpetual Obama bashing

Appearing on the Fox News morning show Fox & Friends on Wednesday, former Cincinnati Mayor Jerry Springer, notorious for his low-brow talk show, criticized host Gretchen Carlson for pretending to be fair when it comes to matters of presidential politics. Speaking about the recent Newsweek cover story by blogger Andrew…

Colbert: Jon and I are ‘like Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia’

Upset over rumors saying he’s coordinating with his formeR super PAC, Stephen Colbert wanted to set the record straight Tuesday evening. Skeptics like Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith questioned how Jon Stewart’s super PAC was able to creat an ad endorsing Hermain Cain in South Carolina before Colbert even aired his segment…

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