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Roberts: Cain is just the latest ‘Not Romney’

Despite his emergence in the polls over the last two weeks, Cokie Roberts still isn’t coming close to considering Herman Cain a legitimate candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. During ABC’s This Week panel discussion Sunday morning, the NPR figure labeled Cain as just another “flash in the pan.” “Herman…

Biography sees Jobs as crossroad of humanities, science

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A genius for mixing the humanities and sciences coupled with a Svengali-like ability to motivate people powered Steve Jobs’s mission to change the world, biographer Walter Isaacson concludes in his exhaustive new study of the Apple co-founder. “Michelangelo knew a lot about how to quarry stone,…

Steve Martin turns tweets into book

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Veteran actor and comedian Steve Martin is writing a book based on his Twitter posts, with all profits going to charity, the book’s publishers said on Friday. Martin announced the book via Twitter in a tweet that said “Due to absolutely no demand, soon I’m publishing…

DOJ officially retracts ‘$16 dollar a muffin’ story

The Department of Justice (DOJ) officially retracted a report that it paid an average of $16 for muffins at a 2009 conference at a Hilton hotel, a story that most media outlets — particularly Fox News — initially jumped on as an ideal example of “government waste.” On Friday afternoon,…

The 8 progressive media brains zombies would love (and you should, too)

As has become rapidly apparent over the course of the Occupy movement, the mainstream media finds it difficult to react and report on situations it doesn’t fully understand — which bodes poorly for the vast majority of the populace in the event of the Zombiepocalypse, unless they’re reading alternative media.…

Financial strategist: The 1 percent ‘gave’ workers weekends, child labor laws

In perhaps a preview of a debate to come, Princeton professor Cornel West faced off with financial strategist and radio host Peter Schiff on CNN Thursday afternoon, butting heads over some of the key differences between what could be described as the tea party’s ideology versus the main thrust of…

Colbert: Wall Street will ‘snort the ground-up bones of the poor’

On his Thursday show, Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert jokingly agreed with the Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson, who believes the Occupy movement is “coming to an end.” This week, police forces around the country have moved to evict those occupying public spaces. In Oakland, Marine veteran Scott Olsen had his skull…

Maddow explains how Wall Street firms defrauded investors

On her show Thursday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained how dishonesty and fraud in Wall Street tanked the U.S. economy. Internal emails show that Wall Street firms told their investors to purchase stocks in certain companies, but not because those stocks had good potential. The stocks were owned by…

Michael Moore responds to ‘hypocrisy’ criticism for supporting ‘Occupy’ protests

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore responded Thursday to accusations from conservative critics that he was a hypocrite for supporting the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations. His critics claimed that he got “rich because of capitalism” and thus should not be protesting against inequalities in the economic system of the United States. Moore…

Pat Robertson: Christians should not join ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Televangelist Pat Robertson said Thursday on The 700 Club that Christians should not be involved in the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations in cities around the nation. His comment was picked up by the liberal watchdog website RightWingWatch.org. “I think this is a rebellion,” he said. “I think it is atavistic.…

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