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Stewart: ‘What the f*ck happened in Oakland?’

On Wednesday night’s show, Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart shamed authorities in Oakland who used tear gas, rubber bullets, bean-bag bullets, concussion grenades, flashbombs, sound cannons or other forceful methods to disburse protesters. “What the fuck happened in Oakland?” Stewart exclaimed. “What’s going on, Oakland? Chill out.” “So, the city was…

Maddow compares ‘Occupy Oakland’ to 1930s ‘Bonus Army’ protest

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on her show Wednesday night highlighted the similarities between the recent crack down on “Occupy Oakland” protesters and the crack down on the “Bonus Army” protesters in 1932. The “Bonus Army” was comprised of war veterans who camped out near the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C.…

Olbermann: Oakland mayor must fire police chief or resign

Keith Olbermann on his show Wednesday night called on Oakland Mayor Jean Quan to fire the city’s acting police chief after officers used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse “Occupy Oakland” protesters. Police in Oakland repeatedly clashed with demonstrators Tuesday. Early Tuesday morning, hundreds of police officers cleared the…

Protester: ‘Occupy Oakland’ not going away anytime soon

“Occupy Oakland” protester Fatima Mojadiddy appeared on Countdown with Keith Olbermann on Tuesday night to discuss the raid on the demonstration at Frank Ogawa Plaza. The two week-long demonstration was broken up, according to police, because of “continued violations of the law” including “numerous reports of fighting, assault and threatening/intimidating…

Amy Winehouse poisoned by alcohol: inquest

Singer Amy Winehouse was more than five times over the drink-drive limit when she died, an inquest heard Wednesday, as a coroner delivered a verdict of death by misadventure. Winehouse, 27, was found dead at her London home on July 23 following years of alcohol and drug addiction. The inquest, in London, was told she had suddenly drunk heavily…

Conservative blogger gives out free bongs to embarrass protesters

James O’Keefe would be proud. A conservative blogger has been accused of trying to give out marijuana bongs and Che Guevara rolling papers in Zuccotti Park in order to make Occupy Wall Street protesters look criminal. New York City resident Joey Boots captured video of Evan Coyne Maloney being confronted…

Michael Moore: Obama first term ‘heartbreaking’

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore told BBC’s Richard Bacon that most of President Barack Obama’s first term had been “heartbreaking” and a “disappointment.” “He did not come into office like I hoped that he would,” Moore admitted. “To to do what Franklin Roosevelt did in his first few months, where he…

TV curmudgeon Andy Rooney ‘stable’ after surgery

WASHINGTON — Andy Rooney, 92, a US television legend for his weekly rants on “60 Minutes,” is in stable condition after undergoing surgery not long after his final broadcast, the CBS network said Tuesday. “Andy Rooney underwent minor surgery last week and suffered serious complications,” CBS News said in a…

‘Buffalo Beast’ editor faces jail time for using dildo at protest

Ian Murphy, editor of satirical newspaper “The Buffalo Beast,” is facing up to a year in jail for using a dildo as a prop at a protest against same sex marriage earlier this year, Raw Story has learned. Murphy was arrested on July 24, 2011 — the first day same…

Stewart: Cantor ‘sounds like a pussy’

Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart blasted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) Monday for canceling his speech on income equality after learning that it was open to the public. “Pussy!” Stewart coughed. “Sorry. I meant to say, ‘You sound like a pussy.’” “Seriously, you’re going to give a speech income inequality,…

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