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Laura Ingraham plays gunfire sounds during John Lewis’ Washington March speech

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on Monday railed about the commemoration ceremonies for the 50th anniversary of civil rights March on Washington, and then interrupted a recording of Rep. John Lewis’ (D-GA) speech with the sound of gunfire. Following the lead of conservative media outlets like Breitbart and The Blaze,…

Former federal prosecutor tells ‘Hobbit’ James O’Keefe: ‘You’re a nasty little cowardly spud’

Former federal prosecutor Jim Letten called out conservative video prankster James O’Keefe in a video released by O’Keefe on Monday, calling O’Keefe and his crew “hobbits” on several occasions and cursing at him, Talking Points Memo reported. “You went to my house, you terrorized my wife, you’re violating federal law,…

Robertson tells viewer she can’t compete with ‘bosomy babes’ in boyfriend’s porn flicks

Televangelist Pat Robertson advised a viewer on Monday to end her relationship because she couldn’t compete with the “bosomy babes” the porn films that her boyfriend was watching. In an email read on Monday’s 700 Club broadcast, a viewer told the TV preacher that she had caught her boyfriend watching…

Canadian radio host bares breasts while interviewing mayor at City Hall

A feminist Canadian talk show recently bared her breasts to make a point about gender equality while she was interviewing the mayor at Kelowna City Hall. Cameras were rolling on Friday when radio personality Lori Welbourne sat down with Mayor Walter Gray and pointed out that women could be topless…

Louisiana 8-year-old ‘intentionally’ shoots grandmother in back of head

Investigators in Louisiana suspect that an 8-year-old boy may have been inspired by the video game “Grand Theft Auto IV” to shoot his grandmother in the back of the head on Thursday, and he will not be charged with a crime. CNN on Sunday reported that 87-year-old Marie Smothers had…

Scarborough warns Republicans: Don’t embrace George Zimmerman as a hero

George Zimmerman’s recent visit to a gun factory had Republican MSNBC host Joe Scarborough concerned on Monday about him being taken in by his party. “This is not a man that Republicans should embrace as a hero,” Scarborough said of Zimmerman, who was found not guilty of murder in July…

Colin Powell questions the legitimacy of Zimmerman verdict

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell (R) questioned the legitimacy — and relevance — of the jury verdict in the Trayvon Martin case on CBS’s Face the Nation yesterday. The first black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff began by saying that he found the verdict in the trial…

Prison reform advocates: ‘The war on drugs is the 800-pound gorilla that must be killed’

Sentencing reform in the criminal justice system emerged as a major theme from the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington this week, an issue highlighted by Attorney General Eric Holder’s proposals to review and alter the sentencing process for drug convictions. Panelists discussed the proposals and the conditions leading…

Media critic: Al Jazeera appealing because it’s not identified with corporate interests

The Qatar-based news network Al Jazeera is an important contributor to the political landscape of the United States, according to the media critic for The Baltimore Sun. “We have had a narrowing of the conversation about democracy, especially on television,” David Zurawik said Sunday on CNN. “Throughout the media, we’ve…

George Will: Single moms more dangerous for minorities than a lack of rights

Conservative columnist George Will asserted on Sunday that single mothers actually presented a bigger threat to minority communities than a lack of voting rights. During a segment on ABC’s This Week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington for civil rights, Democratic strategist Donna Brazile noted that…

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