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O’Brien and panelists mock ‘off his rocker’ Rupert Murdoch

CNN host Soledad O’Brien and her panelists spent some time having a laugh over Rupert Murdoch’s anti-Semitic Tweeting Tuesday morning. “He’s a little bit off his rocker,” O’Brien said of the NewsCorp CEO. “It’s awesome. I like that.” At one point, O’Brien read another tweet from Murdoch with faux-seriousness, intoning,…

Tricia Rose: ‘Gangster’ GOP influenced Rubio’s hip-hop picks

Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) choices for his favorite hip-hop tracks shouldn’t come as a surprise, Current TV contributor Tricia Rose said Tuesday; after all, his party helped create them. In the same interview where he told GQ Magazine, “I’m not a scientist, man,” statement, the budding Republican presidential candidate said…

Fox News host mocks food stamps: ‘Do you know how fabulous I’d look? I’d be so skinny’

Fox News host Andrea Tantaros on Wednesday seemed to be mocking the millions of hungry Americans who are forced to used food stamps when she suggested that the program would make for a great diet plan. During a Thanksgiving-eve segment on Fox Business, host Stuart Varney noted that Newark Mayor…

Fischer on Rubio: ‘Eyewitness account’ in Bible proves Earth created in 7 days

Bryan Fischer, the director of issues analysis of the conservative fundamentalist American Family Association, says that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was not wrong for suggesting that the Earth was created in seven days because the only “eyewitness account” is in the Bible. Answers in Genesis “researcher” Dr. Terry Mortenson told…

Maine news anchor team resigns on air over ‘unbalanced news’

Two anchors who have worked at Maine sister television stations, ABC affiliate WVII and Fox affiliate WFVX, for a combined 12 years cited “unbalanced news” after they surprised staff on Tuesday by tendering their resignations on the air. At the end of the 6 p.m. newscast, Cindy Michaels and Tony…

Dan Senor: Romney lost because of a ‘systemic failure’ in polling

Neoconservative Dan Senor is blaming everything and everyone but former nominee Mitt Romney for Republicans losing the White House in 2012. In his first appearance on Morning Joe since the election, the former Romney adviser said that a “systemic crisis in the world of polling” gave the campaign bad data.…

‘Nude-in’ greets San Francisco public nudity ban

The clothes came off in response to the passage of a public nudity ban in San Francisco on Tuesday — and the legal gloves might soon follow. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the city’s Board of Supervisors passed the ban by a 6-5 margin, meaning that with exceptions like…

Maddow skewers UnSkewed Polls’ new creation: ‘Barack O’Fraudo’

Amid a segment on “things people are saying about the election that are not true, but it makes them feel better to say it anyway,” MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Tuesday night lampooned the founder of the UnSkewed Polls website. The website, founded by conservative Dean Chambers, re-weighted national polls,…

Robert Reich: GOP loses if U.S. goes over fiscal cliff

University of California professor Robert Reich said Tuesday night that Republicans would be the losers if Congress failed to negotiate a deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. “I think we are moving in the right direction and we are moving in the right direction because the Democrats are holding…

Bolton: ‘Use rendition’ to Guantanamo and ‘gentle persuasion’ for Benghazi suspects

Neoconservative former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nation John Bolton is suggesting that the U.S. should restart its practices of using “rendition” and torture to investigate the September attacks in Benghazi, Libya. During an interview on Tuesday, Fox News host Martha MacCallum told Bolton that she was frustrated that “we’re…

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