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News outlets misgender Detroit shooting victims as LGBT community faces attacks

One victim is dead and two others injured after a series of shootings in Detroit’s Palmer Park, all of which involved attacks on LGBT people. According to ABC affiliate WXYZ, the third victim, a gay man, was found dead last Friday morning in a parking lot close to the park’s…

Keith Ablow still calling Michelle Obama a fattie and tells Fox women to drop 5 pounds too

Fox News resident psychiatrist Keith Ablow on Thursday defended his previous assertion that First Lady Michelle Obama needed to “drop a few” pounds, and added that women at Fox News could stand to lose some weight too. Earlier this month, Ablow told the four female hosts on Out Numbered that…

Actor Kevin Sorbo: Ferguson unrest let black protesters be the ‘animals’ they ‘truly are’

Conservative actor Kevin Sorbo ranted on Facebook this week that African-American protesters in Ferguson had shown themselves to be “animals” and “losers” following the death of slain teen Michael Brown. “Ferguson riots have very little to do with the shooting of the young man,” he wrote. “It is an excuse…

Mother finds Seattle school district ignored ‘numerous’ rapes, including her daughter’s

A Seattle mother who began looking into the Seattle School District after it refused to investigate the alleged rape of her daughter for six months said that she has found “numerous” other sexual assaults that had also been ignored. A 15-year-old Garfield High School girl told authorities in 2012 that…

CNN host calls out Ferguson mayor for referring to Michael Brown’s body as an ‘it’

Ferguson Mayor James Knowles (R) apologized on Thursday after CNN host Chris Cuomo called him out for repeatedly referring to slain teen Michael Brown’s body as an “it.” In an interview on CNN, Knowles told Cuomo that he immediately began supporting counter-demonstrations as soon as protests broke out in Ferguson…

Iowa 6-year-old won’t stop playing with mom’s BB gun — so she shoots him to teach a lesson

An Iowa mother was arrested this week after police said that she shot her 6-year-old son with a BB gun because she wanted to teach him a lesson. According to a police affidavit, 25-year-old Courtney Kie-Marie Owens had recently gotten a BB gun, and the 6-year-old boy repeatedly tried to…

Pat Robertson calls for anti-Obama ‘revolution’ because computers make his doctors slow

Conservative TV preacher Pat Robertson said this week that Americans needed to stage a “revolution” against President Barack Obama after a trip to the doctor that took too long because his nurse had to use a computer. “Obamacare has been a massive disaster!” Robertson opined on the Wednesday edition of…

Cop Tasers compliant teen into fit of seizures: ‘He was trying to kill my son,’ says mom

An African-American teen in Connecticut is recovering in the hospital after being shocked by Hartford police with a Taser, even though his family said that he was obeying officers’ commands. In surveillance video obtained by WTIC, 18-year-old Luis Anglero Jr. can be seen walking up to an officer, and then…

CNN scrubs iReport claiming Capt. Ron Johnson’s fraternity gestures were ‘gang signs’

Conservatives and a CNN iReport incorrectly concluded that Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson was in a gang after seeing photos of him making hand gestures to support his fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi. The Washington Post on Wednesday fact checked the assertion made by a CNN iReport that photos of…

Maryland veteran shot 3-year-old daughter and cut her throat before fatal shootout with police

A Temple Hills, Maryland man slashed his 3-year-old daughter’s throat, then shot and killed her before leading police on a car chase that ended in a fatal shootout. According to CBS Baltimore, 38-year-old Frederick Roy Miller shot and wounded two other people in the rampage, which took place on Saturday.…

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