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O’Reilly: Blacks need ‘peer pressure’ more than sex education and contraception

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly suggested on Friday that many of the problems in the African-American community could be solved by using peer pressure instead of sex education and contraception to prevent unmarried women from having children. In response to protests over the George Zimmerman verdict, O’Reilly has spent recent…

Colbert stands up for ‘Oppressed White Male’ Bob Filner

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert received an “Oppressed White Male Alert” during the broadcast. It was a report that San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (D) is having his rights trampled on by a bunch of no-fun killjoys who don’t like to see a guy have a…

John Oliver on Fox News and McDonalds: Both look appetizing but leave you feeling nauseous

Thursday night on The Daily Show, host John Oliver viciously lampooned Fox News’ coverage of a living wage strike in New York City. Hundreds of McDonald’s workers called on the fast food giant to raise their wage so they could survive in the notorious expensive city. The personalities over at…

Jay Smooth explains how Don Lemon’s ‘respectability politics’ internalizes shame

Hip hop activist Jay Smooth ripped into CNN’s Don Lemon in video released Thursday, mocking his “f*cking terrible” claim black men could alleviate poverty by avoiding saggy pants. Smooth said Lemon’s advice wasn’t actually intended to seriously help anyone with their problems, instead the advice implicitly blamed black men for…

A nun does what Fox News couldn’t do: an interview with Reza Aslan

Sister Rose Pacatte and religious scholar Reza Aslan discussed Biblical literalism and other topics in an interview published by the Ignatian News Network on Thursday. Aslan and his new book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth have received massive amounts of attention thanks to a recent Fox…

Anita Sarkeesian explains how Nintendo made PMS into a gameplay mechanic

Feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian unveiled the latest episode of her “Tropes vs Women in Video Games” mini-series on Thursday. The series explores how video games portray and utilize women. Sarkeesian started off the new episode by attempting to dispel the misperception that she is trying to make people feel…

Republican candidate: Obamacare ‘as destructive’ as slavery

Republican congressional candidate Bill O’Brien on Thursday said that the Affordable Care Act was as bad as slavery laws in the United States. “And what is Obamacare?” he said at an Americans for Prosperity event in Concord, New Hampshire. “It is a law as destructive to personal and individual liberty…

Prosecutor: Alabama parents beat son to death for wetting pants

An Alabama couple has been charged with capital murder after a 5-year-old boy was allegedly beaten to death for urinating in his pants. According to WBRC, Anniston police responded on July 26 to a call that said 5-year-old Gregory Caver was having breathing problems. The boy later died after being…

Illinois man pays $150,000 legal settlement in truck full of quarters

A man in Williamson County, Illinois pulled a truckload of bags of quarters up to a law office on Wednesday, delivering his share of a court-ordered payment in a wrongful death suit. When asked why he was paying the $150,000 in quarters, Roger Herrin told WSIL-TV, “Because I couldn’t do…

Assange: Manning verdict ‘a collapse of the rule of law’

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday blasted the United States for finding Army Private First Class Bradley Manning guilty of leaking thousands of diplomatic cables. In an interview with Vice, Assange said he was “not surprised” by the verdict and that “we succeeded” by overcoming the more serious charges, which…

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