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Nugent’s new racist rant: ‘The blacks’ are to blame for their own oppression

Ex-rocker turned right-wing agitator Ted Nugent called in to Alex Jones’ radio show on Tuesday and unleashed an epic racist tirade, blaming African-Americans for “the black problem” and claiming that all real racism was eliminated from the U.S. in the 1960s. According to Media Matters, the gun and bow-hunting advocate…

Bill O’Reilly: Stevie Wonder boycotting Florida and 21 other states to ‘sell product’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Wednesday accused Stevie Wonder of trying to “sell product” after the musician pledged to boycott Florida and all of the other 21 states with “Stand Your Ground” laws. Following a Florida jury’s decision to find former neighborhood watchmen George Zimmerman not guilty for the…

Video shows white Milwaukee man shooting black teen as mother watches

Surveillance video submitted to a court on Tuesday showed a 76-year-old white Milwaukee man fatally shooting his 13-year-old black neighbor in the chest as the teen’s mother watched. During opening statements in the trial for John Spooner, jurors saw video of 13-year-old Darius Simmons taking the trash bin in from…

Sex, lies and WikiLeaks: ‘The Fifth Estate’ trailer released online

The first trailer for the hotly anticipated WikiLeaks thriller stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange, and Daniel Bruhl as his former compadre Daniel Domscheit-Berg It has been condemned by Julian Assange himself as a “massive propaganda attack on WikiLeaks and the character of my staff”, yet the first trailer for…

Tavis Smiley: I’m waiting to hear the NRA say if Trayvon Martin had a gun, he might still be alive

Radio host Tavis Smiley on Tuesday night warned there was an empathy gap between African Americans and white people in the United States. “I say what’s missing in this conversation is the reality… that most whites are killed by other whites, most blacks are killed by other blacks,” he said…

Sen. Carl Levin: Only way to hold James Clapper accountable is to ‘fire him’

The head of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Tuesday the only way to hold the top U.S. intelligence official accountable for lying to Congress was to fire him. Speaking at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast meeting, Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) stopped short of himself calling on President Barack Obama…

Blagojevich’s appellate attorneys call judge a ‘rubber stamp’ for prosecutors

Attorneys for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) filed an appeal challenging his 14-year jail sentence on corruption charges, accusing the federal judge of never giving their client a fair shake in his original trial, WGN-TV reported on Tuesday. In the appeal (PDF), filed late Monday night, Blagojevich’s attorneys call…

Fox News warns Al-Qaeda could ‘hack your car & crash it’

Fox News on Tuesday advised viewers to revert to vehicles from the 1960s or even a “horse and buggy” because Al-Qaeda terrorists could take over the computer in their car and make it crash. In a segment titled “Al Qaeda Behind the Wheel: How Terrorists Could Crash Your Car,” cyberterrorism…

Robertson defends Zimmerman: Trayvon was ‘African-American’ and ‘wearing these hoods’

Televangelist Pat Robertson this week defended former neighborhood watchmen George Zimmerman after his acquittal for murder, saying that he was right to follow the “fully-formed young African-American male” because other criminals had been seen “wearing these hoods.” On Monday’s episode of The 700 Club, Robertson complained that the media had…

Limbaugh: I can use the word ‘nigga’ now because ‘it’s not racist’

In an epically unhinged racist rant on Tuesday, conservative entertainer Rush Limbaugh said that because of Zimmerman trial witness Rachel Jeantel’s post-trial CNN interview, he will now take it upon himself to use the “n-word,” but with an ‘a’ at the end because “it’s not racist.” Limbaugh said that Trayvon…

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