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CBS sports analyst tells all-black panel he’s giving ‘the white man’s perspective’

A CBS analyst Doug Gottlieb is apologizing after telling an all-black panel that he was giving “the white man’s perspective” during coverage of the NCAA basketball tournament on Thursday. Gottlieb made the awkward joke during pre-game coverage of the Sweet 16 portion of the tournament on Thursday night. “Cream rising…

Assault rifle with thermal scope stolen from car of top Utah gun lobbyist

Police in Cottonwood Heights are searching for an assault rifle that was stolen Wednesday from the vehicle of a top Utah gun lobbyist, who called for more guns in schools after the shooting deaths of 20 children in Connecticut last year. Utah Shooting Sports Council Chairman Clark Aposhian told KSTU…

Maddow shows incredible photos from explosive Texas ‘fracking’ accident

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed a recent accident in a Texas “fracking” site and showed photos of the scene. “Oil and gas workers were ‘fracking’ in Hemphill County, Texas,” Maddow said. “That is, they were forcing water and other chemicals through a…

Jon Stewart rips apart Justice Scalia for questioning single sex families

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart took aim at the federal Defense of Marriage Act on his show Thursday night. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding the law, which prohibits the federal government from recognizing same sex marriages, on Wednesday. During the arguments, conservative Justice Antonin Scalia remarked, “If…

Republican congressman refers to Latino workers as ‘wetbacks’

Update (below): House Speaker condemns ‘wetbacks’ remark Republican Rep. Don Young of Alaska on Thursday used a racial slur during an interview with a local radio station. “My father had a ranch. We used to hire 50 or 60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes,” Young said in the interview with KRBD.…

Former MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan thanks marijuana growers for hydroponics

Former MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan thanked comedian Tommy Chong and marijuana growers for perfecting hydroponic farming technology. “I’d like to issue a letter of gratitude to Tommy and all the hydroponic marijuana growers in the world,” he said on The Young Turks. “Much as porn made the Internet, the cutting…

Armed protesters show up to counter Indianapolis gun control rally

A group participating in the “National Day to Demand Action” to end gun violence in Indianapolis this morning faced a counter-protest from gun rights advocates, who brought their loaded firearms with them. The group Moms Demand Action held the rally outside the Indiana Statehouse on Thursday to call for an…

Neil deGrasse Tyson channels John Lennon: All we are saying is give math a chance

Thursday on StarTalk Radio, Neil deGrasse Tyson explained what prompted him to pursue a career in astrophysics and implored others to “give math a chance.” “I was fortunate because my parents… took us around, we grew up in New York City, to all of the cultural institutions that showed adults…

Pat Robertson joins ammo conspiracy theory: Feds ‘going into battle… against us’

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Thursday became the latest conservative voice to promote the conspiracy theory that the government was buying millions of rounds of ammunition to use against the American people. For months, conservative sites like Alex Jones’ Infowars have been pushing reports like: “Obama DHS Purchases 2,700 Light-Armored Tanks…

Romney tells Dennis Miller: ‘It’s good to live a normal life again’

Millionaire former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says that he’s relieved to be back living “a normal life” following his 2012 loss. During an interview on Wednesday, conservative radio host Dennis Miller ask the former candidate how it he was “extracting yourself from the bubble.” “The bubble is a different…

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