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Tucker Carlson calls to ‘increase the stigma’ on mental illness after Navy Yard shootings

Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday suggested that the proper response to Monday’s shooting at the Washington Navy Yard was to “increase the stigma” around “certain forms” of mental illness. Police reports obtained from the Newport Police Department in Rhode Island indicated that gunman Aaron Alexis had told authorities…

Florida man beats daughter for 40 minutes to the tune of ‘Blurred Lines’

A Florida man is facing charges of felony child abuse after being accused of hitting his daughter for 40 minutes “to the beat” of Robin Thicke’s summer hit “Blurred Lines.” An Escambia County Sheriff’s report obtained by The Smoking Gun on Tuesday said that a complaint was filed against 40-year-old…

Gohmert calls for more guns because obesity isn’t caused by ‘too many spoons’

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) responded to Monday’s shooting at the Washington Navy Yard by calling for more people to be armed, and insisted that blaming guns was like saying that obesity was caused by “too many spoons.” In an interview on Tuesday, Newsmax’s John Bachman asked the Texas Republican if…

Starbucks CEO to gun rights advocates: ‘Guns are not a part of the Starbucks experience’

In an open letter released today, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said that Starbucks will now “respectfully request” that gun owners not bring their guns into Starbucks, even in states where “open” or “concealed carry” is permitted. “We’re not pro-gun or anti-gun,” he told Bloomberg Businessweek, but he wanted to stop…

Colbert: Segregation ensues after Obama pits the .1 percent against the 1 percent

On Tuesday, Stephen Colbert attacked the Obama administration’s attacks on society’s most vulnerable: the ridiculously wealthy. “We’re living in the People’s Republic of Obamastan. I would give all my fortune to the needy,” he said, “but I wouldn’t want to turn some poor person into a target.” “I’m afraid all…

Stewart dismantles CNN for ‘deliberate’ vomiting of chaos instead of good reporting

Jon Stewart picked apart what he described as the “breathless wrongness” of CNN’s coverage of Monday’s Washington Navy Yard shooting on The Daily Show Tuesday night, as the centerpiece of his analysis of cable news’ latest “Force-5 wrongnado.” “All of yesterday’s confusion in the reporting — it’s not a mistake,”…

Virginia attorney general Cuccinelli calls right-wing radio host his ‘favorite media mogul’

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s gubernatorial campaign rally on Tuesday featured both a radio host who once accused President Barack Obama of promoting a “mindset of death” and an anti-Semitic joke from a local GOP official, the Washington Post reported. The rally in Sterling, Virginia, opened with remarks from local…

Ed Schultz blames ‘Grand Theft Auto’ and special-interest groups for mass shootings

MSNBC host Ed Schultz expressed sympathy with gun owners on Tuesday while lashing out at special-interest groups and the makers of the video game Grand Theft Auto V, accusing them of helping foment a political atmosphere that stifles discussion on stricter gun safety laws that could prevent more mass shootings…

‘Green River Killer’ claims at least 20 of his victims were never found

Convicted serial killer Gary Ridgway claimed he actually committed almost twice the number of murders he was convicted for, KOMO-FM reported on Tuesday. “The total number [of victims] is 75 to 80,” Ridgway said in a phone interview with KOMO. Ridgway, known as the “Green River Killer,” was initially convicted…

Watch: Short film breaks down NYPD suppression tactics against Occupy protesters

A new short film by Paul Sullivan marking the second anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement explains how New York City police used targeted arrests to sap the gatherings of momentum, while also showing the threats leveled at protests, including the filmmaker himself. Sullivan’s encounter with police is the…

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