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Cenk slams CNN for neglecting indefinite detention: ‘Do real news!’

Appearing on Current TV’s broadcast of “The Young Turks” on Thursday night, host Cenk Uygur introduced a new segment, Establishment Media Watch, and took aim at his first target: CNN’s lax coverage of the National Defense Authorization Act. “We have covered it many times on this show, yet we were…

Senior vice president of NAACP decries Santorum and Gingrich

Hilary Shelton, senior vice president of the NAACP, said Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich utilized stereotypes about African Americans that were “not only offensive, but factually inaccurate.” Both candidates linked African Americans to welfare this week. Gingrich suggested Thursday that African Americans would rather collect food stamps…

Buddy Roemer: Special interests own our government

Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer, a Republican presidential candidate, blasted the influence of money on American politics during an appearance Thursday on MSNBC. As part of his presidential campaign, Roemer has stressed the need for campaign finance reform. He has vowed to only accept campaign contributions under $100. “I’m the…

Santorum gets booed after claiming same sex marriage justifies polygamy

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday found himself being booed by a group of students after he failed to convince them that legalizing same sex marriage would also mean that polygamy was acceptable. A young man at New England College’s College Convention 2012 asked the candidate how same sex…

Santorum denies equating bestiality and homosexuality

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Thursday that he did not compare homosexuality to having sex with animals in a 2003 interview. In the now-infamous interview, an Associated Press reporter asked Santorum if he thought homosexuals should not have sex. He responded by saying that sodomy, adultery and polygamy all…

Pentagon reporter caught complaining he’ll be laid off if Ron Paul wins

As President Barack Obama was set to announce the largest cuts to the U.S. military since the Cold War Wednesday, a few reporters on the Defense Department beat were worrying about their jobs. Prior to the president’s remarks at the Pentagon, C-SPAN microphones caught several reporters discussing what a Ron…

Reddit co-founder: Anti-piracy bill will ‘obliterate an entire tech industry’

Speaking to Bloomberg Television this week, Reddit.com co-founder Alexis Ohanian warned that the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act, which aim to shut down websites connected to copyright infringement, could “obliterate an entire tech industry” if their current provisions become law. Ohanian explained that Reddit, one of…

‘Bunny Ranch’ sex workers endorse Ron Paul

Employees at Nevada’s most famous legal brothel say they are “pimpin for Paul.” Workers at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch brothel told KRNV that they are endorsing Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul because he’s for state’s rights. “If a client comes into the Bunny Ranch and says, ‘I’m pimpin for Paul,’…

McCain: Republicans ‘have to fix our problems with the Hispanics’

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s newest high-profile supporter says it’s time for Republicans to “fix our problems with the Hispanics.” MSNBC’s Chuck Todd on Wednesday asked Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) if Arizona would be a swing state during the 2012 presidential election. “I think that if not this election cycle,…

Fox News analyst: Obama a ‘vigilante’ for making recess appointments

A Fox News legal analyst asserted on Thursday that President Barack Obama became a “vigilante” by making recess appointments this week. The White House announced on Wednesday that the president would be appointing former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and three others to the…

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