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Reuters editors discuss how Tesla Motors is shaking up the auto industry

In video uploaded to YouTube on Monday, editors at Reuters explained how Tesla Motors was disrupting the long-established car manufacture-dealer relationship. Much like the way Apple stores operate, Tesla Motors sells cars directly to consumers through their own showrooms and the Internet. By cutting out the middleman — car dealerships…

Sexual education in schools reminds Rep. Louie Gohmert of the Soviet Union

Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Monday said sexual education classes in schools reminded him of the Soviet Union because both promote the belief children don’t belong to their parents. His comments, reported by Right Wing Watch, were made during an episode of the conservative Christian radio program WallBuilders Live. “Let…

Zimmerman lawyer: ‘Trayvon Martin armed himself with the concrete sidewalk’

Defense attorney George West suggested to a jury on Monday that George Zimmerman was justified in killing Trayvon Martin because the teen “armed himself with the concrete sidewalk.” During his opening statements, West admitted that Zimmerman was armed with a handgun the day that he shot and killed Martin. “There’s…

CNBC host: ‘I’d almost arrest Glenn Greenwald’ for helping NSA leaker

CNBC host Andrew Ross Sorkin on Monday suggested that he would “almost arrest” Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald for assisting National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden. During a Sunday interview, Greenwald had shamed NBC’s David Gregory after the Meet the Press host asked why he shouldn’t be “charged with a…

Watch: Sponsor of Texas anti-abortion bill claims rape kits ‘clean out’ pregnancy

A Texas Republican state representative pushing legislation that would enact one of the nation’s strictest bans on abortion claimed in floor debate Sunday night that exceptions for the victims of rape and incest are not needed because emergency rooms offer rape kits that “basically clean her out.” “If a woman…

‘Seduction guide’ author apologizes, meets with group behind Kickstarter protest

The author of a “seduction guide” that preached “physical escalation” and constant touching of women apologized for some of its content while complaining that it can be misinterpreted in a statement posted online on Monday. “I fully admit that there are parts in the book where the words can easily…

Trump’s solution for whistleblower Snowden: ‘There’s still a thing called execution’

Appearing on Republican morning talk show “Fox & Friends” Monday, reality television host and real estate mogul Donald Trump called for whistleblower Edward Snowden to be murdered for leaking details about a massive spying program run by the National Security Agency. “You know, spies in the old days used to…

Zimmerman lawyer opens Trayvon murder trial with ‘knock-knock’ joke

Attorney George West began his defense of George Zimmerman on Monday by telling the jury a “knock-knock” joke. During his opening statement, West told the jury that the death of Trayvon Martin was a “sad case.” “Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying,” he explained. “So, let me…

Florida college reinstates professor who issued ‘Stomp Jesus’ lesson

Florida Atlantic University reinstated the professor who was criticized by religious groups after one student refused to take part in an exercise involving stepping on a piece of paper with the name “Jesus” written on it. WPTV-TV reported on Friday that Deandre Poole will be allowed to teach online courses,…

Fox News host jokes about network’s strategy: ‘We’ll make something up’

Fox News host Bill Hemmer on Monday said that his network would “make something up” if there was no other news, a joke in which many critics will find more truth than humor. Following Monday’s Supreme Court decision to send an affirmative action case back to the lower court, Hemmer…

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