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Study: GOP guests dominate Sunday morning talk shows

If you feel like the Sunday morning political talk shows are overrun by Republican politicians, their surrogates and other right-wing spinners, you’re actually right, according to a study by Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), a media watchdog group. FAIR’s magazine, Extra! tracked the breakdown of guests featured in one-on-one…

Stolen Tom Petty guitars recovered

LOS ANGELES — US police have recovered five stolen guitars belonging to Tom Petty and Heartbreakers, they said Tuesday, earning thanks from the US rock veteran on the eve of his latest tour. Petty had offered a $7,500 reward for information about the guitars, including one of Petty’s vintage 12-string…

Norway’s mass murderer echos Glenn Beck: I targeted ‘Hitler youth’

Anders Behring Breivik, the Norweigan mass murderer who killed 77 and injured 151 in a series of attacks last year, said at trial this week that he targeted the children of Norway’s leftist political leaders because they were “in many ways similar to the Hitler Youth.” His defense is alarmingly…

Beckel: ‘Right winger’ doesn’t ‘know what the f*ck’ she’s talking about

A Democratic Fox News contributor on Monday told a tea party activist that she didn’t “know what the fuck” she was talking about on live television after she claimed that a federal government program to help impoverished children didn’t work. The Fox News show Hannity returned from a commercial break…

Girl in Pulitzer-winning picture still has nightmares

Down a rutted dirt alley in Old Kabul, the “Girl in the green dress” — the subject of AFP’s Pulitzer-winning photograph — still has nightmares about the day a suicide bomber made her image world famous. Tarana Akbari, 11, no longer wears her best dress, which was drenched in her own blood…

Kurt Cobain working on solo album before suicide: report

WASHINGTON — Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was working on a solo album when he committed suicide in 1994, a former guitarist for the band of Cobain’s widow said in an interview with music TV channel Fuse. “That’s really what he was going towards, a solo album but working with different…

Washington Post journalist resigns after ‘significant ethical lapse’ reported in her work

WASHINGTON — A Washington Post writer whose blog posts triggered editor’s notes for “serious factual errors” and what was described as a “significant ethical lapse” has resigned from the newspaper. Elizabeth Flock, 26, told AFP that she resigned on Friday before the Post published a second editor’s note about her…

AFP, Huffington Post, Politico win Pulitzers

NEW YORK — Agence France-Presse and the online news sites Huffington Post and Politico each won their first Pulitzer Prizes, as the recipients of the prestigious journalism and arts awards were announced Monday. The New York Times took away two Pulitzers, and the committee notably did not make awards for…

Mike Tyson trades punches for punchlines in stage show

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Fighting legend Mike Tyson hit the red carpet on Saturday as he swapped the boxing ring for the cabaret stage, in a revealing one-man show about his rollercoaster life. The 45-year-old pulls few punches in recounting his highs — the fame and fortune he earned as…

Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb in coma

Robin Gibb, singer with the legendary British band the Bee Gees, is in a coma in hospital after contracting pneumonia in his battle against cancer, his official website confirmed Saturday. “Sadly the reports are true that Robin has contracted pneumonia and is in a coma. We are all hoping and praying…

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