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Bloomberg analyst: Koch brothers interested in ‘trophy value’ of major newspapers

Paul Sweeney, senior media analyst for Bloomberg Industries, on Monday discussed what billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch could gain from buying major newspapers. Noting that buying a large newspaper was currently not a smart financial decision, he said the Koch brothers and others were more interested in their “trophy…

Sen. Graham continues to push for Boston bomber to be ‘enemy combatant’

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham held a press conference on Monday to express his disappointment that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was not being treated as an enemy combatant. Though Graham said the 19-year-old suspect should be treated as an enemy combatant for interrogation purposes, he agreed with the decision…

Ingraham pushes for an end to all Muslim immigration

Right-wing radio host Laura Ingraham announced on her program Monday that she’s long believed the United States should shut down all immigration from central Asia and any nation with a majority Muslim population. Going even further, Ingraham said she’s not sure why the U.S. allows people from central Asia either,…

Gun group chief: Liberals OK with liberals dying in Boston to force more gun control

Larry Pratt, the head of the lobbying group Gun Owners of America, recently agreed with a pair of conservative Internet TV hosts who asserted that liberals didn’t mind if other liberals were killed in bombings like the one in Boston last week because “they are like the Chinese” and “they…

Actor Michael Shannon dramatizes sorority member’s rant against ‘f-cking awkward’ sisters

A sorority officer’s expletive-laced reprimand of her chapter for being “fucking awkward” and “fucking boring” was brought to life by actor Michael Shannon in a video released by Funny or Die on Monday. The email, originally sent by a University of Maryland student to her chapter of the Delta Gamma…

NBC station fires anchor whose first words on air were ‘f*cking sh*t’

A North Dakota NBC affiliate has fired its newest anchor after he started his new job by uttering the words “fucking shit” as the weekend news broadcast began. As anchor Van Tieu was introducing A.J. Clemente for his first ever KFYR-TV broadcast on Sunday, he could be heard uttering the…

Fox News host proposes putting ‘listening devices’ in mosques after Boston bombing

After falsely painting the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing as frequent visitors to a local mosque, Fox News host Brian Kilmeade called for authorities to spy on mosques, despite evidence such tactics did not help any criminal investigations. “I think that we should be able to put in listening…

Grassley flips out: ‘I didn’t say that!’ about using bombing to delay immigration reform

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Monday became irate and yelled at Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) during a Senate hearing at the suggestion that he had used last week’s Boston Marathon bombing to try and delay immigration reform. At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Friday, Grassley had said that knowing…

Elvis impersonator triggers 30-hour police standoff in Iowa

A 53-year-old career Elvis impersonator from Iowa engaged police in a 30-hour standoff on Sunday after a property dispute led to the man discharging a shotgun at officers and threatening to kill himself. Michael Reed, known for playing the faux Elvis Pressley character “Micky King” for more than 30 years,…

Queen’s Brian May produces ‘Badger song’ for anti-culling campaign

Queen guitarist Brian May looked to his past on Saturday in his opposition to the English government’s plan to cull the country’s badger population, unveiling a song based on the group’s title song for the movie Flash Gordon. “It’s a kind of parody of ‘Flash,’ as you’ll see,” May said…

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