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CNN host to Bryan Fischer: If that’s the gay Gestapo, then I’m a card carrying member

CNN host Carol Costello on Monday responded to Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association, who accused her of being part of the “gay Gestapo.” “Well, Mr. Fischer if that’s the definition of the gay Gestapo, then I’m a proud card carrying member,” she said. “We thought it was important…

Louisiana woman set on fire, ‘KKK’ painted on her car

Police in Winnsboro, Louisiana confirmed on Monday that a woman had been set on fire over the weekend and racial slurs were found scrawled on her car. Sharmeka Moffitt told police that she was attacked and burned by three men wearing white hoodies at a park in Franklin Parish on…

Rep. Peter King: ‘I think they’re hiding’ even though CIA backs Obama on Libya

President Barack Obama said plainly on Sept. 12 that the attack on America’s embassy in Libya was an act of terrorism, but he refrained from using that word again for about two weeks while the investigation was ongoing — a gap that’s got many Republicans absolutely obsessed. Count Rep. Peter…

‘Copwatch,’ or: How activists are changing police behaviors in New York City

In a unique activism short film, the Waging Nonviolence blog explored how activists in New York City are working to change police behaviors there by organizing “copwatch” patrols that diligently film police encounters. The tactic of copwatching was started in the ’70s by Black Panther activists in San Diego, but…

‘F*ck you, Ohio,’ for hogging presidential race

Satirist Andy Cobb has a message to the one state that seems to suck the most time and attention during presidential races: ‘Fuck you, Ohio.” “Many things divide Americans, but we can unite behind a common enemy — a force making us irrational, weak and stupid,” Cobb says in a…

Matthews and O’Reilly have helium-filled debate for charity

Dueling pundits Chris Matthews and Bill O’Reilly introduced a new element to a debate between them Sunday night — helium. In an appearance on the “Night of Too Many Stars” benefit show organized by Daily Show host Jon Stewart, Matthews and O’Reilly agreed to square off in a discussion with…

Trump: ‘Fox & Friends’ deserves ‘as much’ credit as Obama for killing bin Laden

Billionaire Donald Trump on Monday told the hosts of Fox & Friends that they deserved “as much” credit for the killing of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden as did President Barack Obama. Going into Monday’s presidential debate on foreign policy, Trump recommended that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney “be very,…

Cop caught pulling fire victim by her hair

A San Diego police officer is under investigation after a local photographer released footage of him pulling a woman by her hair while her house burned down. KFMB-TV reported Sunday that the homeowner, Torazzi Hayslett, said the officer, Sgt. Daniel McLaughlin, assaulted her Friday. The station also reported that Hayslett,…

Soledad O’Brien scolds Giuliani: ‘Stop putting words in my mouth!’

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani found himself getting an attitude adjustment from CNN host Soledad O’Brien on Monday after he suggested that she was blaming former President George W. Bush for recent attacks that left four Americans dead in Libya. In contrast to claims made by Republican presidential…

Romney blimp goes limp

An airship promoting Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign in Florida drew attention for other reasons Sunday when it was forced to make an emergency landing just north of Miami. According to WSVN-TV, the blimp, bearing the banner, “America Needs Romney,” was caught in high winds on its way back to a…

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