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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,…

Neglected zombies get their time … in the shade

TOKYO (Reuters) – Zombies, the ugly cousin of more popular creatures such as werewolves and vampires, are experiencing a boost of fame that will finally get them some attention, according to Otto Penzler. The editor of a recent anthology devoted solely to zombies believes they have been overlooked for too…

Scant shareholder support for Murdoch sons

NEW YORK — Rupert Murdoch was re-elected chairman of News Corp. with 84 percent of the votes cast during last week’s shareholders meeting but other members of the board, including his sons James and Lachlan, received far less support, according to figures released on Monday. James Murdoch, seen as the…

Eva Longoria lesbian film censored in Spain: festival

BARCELONA, Spain — Spanish film distributors cut lesbian love scenes with “Desperate Housewives” actress Eva Longoria from a movie, prompting a gay film festival to cancel its screening in protest, the organiser said Monday. The film “Without Men” tells the story of a small village whose women are left to…

Defense begins uphill battle at Jackson trial

LOS ANGELES — Lawyers for Michael Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray faced an uphill battle Monday, launching their case after four weeks of testimony heavily implicating him over the singer’s 2009 death. The last witness for the prosecution said it was a “crazy scenario” to suggest that Jackson could have injected…

‘Anonymous’ vows to ‘destroy’ Fox News website on Nov. 5th

In a video statement carried recently by several official channels maintained by members of the hacker activist group “Anonymous,” a digitally generated voice explains that the online collective has decided to take down the Fox News website on Nov. 5th of this year. The date, Nov. 5, is significant for…

Michael Moore to CNBC: ‘Do your job’ and cover the 99%

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore pleaded with an anchor from business channel CNBC Monday to “please do your job” and report on problems facing 99 percent of Americans, instead of the wealthy one percent. “Moore is not one to hold back when it comes to capitalism, corporate American and now the…

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