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‘All-American Muslim’ canceled amid sagging ratings

WASHINGTON — A ground-breaking reality TV show about Arab Americans is being canceled after one season in the face of flagging ratings, cast members and the cable channel behind the program said Wednesday. TLC’s “All-American Muslim,” the first series of its kind on US television, followed the lives of five…

Robertson: Calling Fluke a ‘slut’ and a ‘prostitute’ only ‘a little bit over the top’

In a segment broadcast by a Christian television network on Wednesday, televangelist and longtime icon of America’s religious right Pat Robertson suggested that Republican shock jock Rush Limbaugh’s characterization of a Gergetown law student as a “slut” and a “prostitute” was just “a little bit over the top,” but went…

Limbaugh threatened with lawsuit by supergroup Rush

Rush, the band, has formally forbidden Republican shock jock Rush Limbaugh from using their music on his radio program. The Canadian supergroup was contacted by The Huffington Post’s Bob Cesca this week and asked if they gave Limbaugh permission to use their music. They responded by sending Limbaugh a cease…

Musician Lester Chambers: I am the 99 percent, screwed by the music industry

The lead singer of the 1960s soul rock group The Chambers Brothers is barely surviving on his meager income, even though his voice has appeared on hundreds of albums, movies, TV shows and commercials. While musicians have penchant for squandering their money on luxuries or drug addictions, 72-year-old Lester Chambers…

Limbaugh blasts ‘overeducated’ young single white women

Following “sincerely” apologizing for calling a Georgetown University student a “slut,” conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday complained about “overeducated” single white women. “What is it with all these young, single, white women? Overeducated doesn’t mean intelligent,” he ranted, going on to talk about journalist Tracie McMillian’s book. Only…

Lawyer: Fluke could ‘definitely’ sue Limbaugh for slander

An attorney says that Georgetown law School student Sandra Fluke could “definitely” sue Republican talk show host Rush Limbaugh for slander because she does not fit the legal definition of a public figure. On his radio show last week, Limbaugh called Fluke a “slut,” a “prostitute” and demanded that she…

Cenk bets $10,000 that Rush cannot prove massive audience size

Current TV host Cenk Uygur said Monday night that he would pay Republican radio talker Rush Limbaugh $10,000 in a “Mitt Romney-like wager” if he can prove his show’s frequent claim that they get up to 20 million listeners a week. “You know why the advertisers are leaving?” he asked.…

Pat Robertson: Tornadoes wouldn’t happen if enough people prayed

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Monday tried to deflect the blame for tornadoes away from God, saying people shouldn’t build houses in the Midwest and could prevent the deadly storms by praying. “God doesn’t send tornadoes to hurt people,” he said. “We call them acts of God, but they’re not. All…

Republican support of Limbaugh plummets in Georgia, Ohio and Tennessee

Republican’s view of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has fallen deeply in the wake of misogynistic remarks he made about a Georgetown University law student. Less than half of Republicans in Georgia, Ohio and Tennessee have a favorable opinion of Limbaugh, according to Public Policy Polling. The last time PPP…

Bioethicist: Jon Stewart is America’s greatest public intellectual

A bioethicist at Loyola University claims that comedian Jon Stewart is currently the top public intellectual in the United States, a position that has typically been attributed to Henry Kissinger. “Jon Stewart is our greatest public intellectual. This is no joke,” Dr. Kayhan Parsi wrote in an article published in…

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