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PBS decries “chilling” cyber attack

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – The US non-profit Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) denounced hacker strikes on its news websites as “chilling and irresponsible” attacks on journalism. PBS was targeted by hackers in retaliation for an in-depth look at whistle blower website WikiLeaks in a “Frontline: Wiki Secrets” film broadcast last week,…

Hackers crack PBS content system, publish report claiming Tupac is ‘still alive’

U.S. public broadcaster PBS was attacked Sunday night by hackers who broke into their website’s content management system and published a fake report claiming that slain rapper Tupac was alive and well in New Zealand. The hackers who claimed responsibility called their group “The Lulz Boat.” In a message published…

Writer urges Internet junkies to ‘switch off’ and think

SEOUL (AFP) – Like tens of millions of others, US technology writer Nicholas Carr found the lure of the worldwide web hard to resist — until he noticed it was getting harder and harder to concentrate. He set out his concerns in a celebrated essay headlined “Is Google making us…

Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington dead at 94

MEXICO CITY — British-born Leonora Carrington, the Surrealist artist who ran off with Max Ernst and escaped from a mental hospital before fleeing Nazi Europe, has died in Mexico at age 94, officials said Thursday. Carrington, who became a national treasure in Mexico where her sculptures adorn the capital’s largest…

Glenn Beck to launch Internet TV channel at GBTV.com

Glenn Beck plans to create his own web-based television channel after he leaves his current position as a Fox News host, according to sources familiar with the matter. TVNewser reported that Beck’s company, Mercury Radio Arts, is developing a channel to be based at GBTV.com and has filed for a trademark on…

Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes feared being bombed by ‘those gays’

Roger Ailes, the President of the Fox News Channel, had bomb-proof glass installed in his office because of fears he would be attacked by gay activists, according to a former colleague. Dan Cooper, a former managing editor at Fox News, told Rolling Stone that Ailes insisted on having bomb-proof glass…

After 25 years, TV megastar Oprah cedes stage

CHICAGO (AFP) – Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey bade farewell to her trailblazing television program Wednesday, ending 25 years of intimate star confessions and telling loyal fans they had been the love of her life. In a program taped one day earlier at Oprah’s Harpo Studios in Chicago, Winfrey took…

Assange: Obama looks to ‘put a chill across all investigative journalism’

If the Obama administration’s prosecutions of Pfc. Bradley Manning and a high tide of other journalists and whistleblowers are successful, the result will be “a chill across all investigative journalism,” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told reporters Wednesday. Speaking on a press call, Assange was joined by Daniel Ellsberg, a former…

Rush Limbaugh’s ratings have fallen 30% in the last six months

by Jen Ortiz The just-released Arbitron report reveals that a lot less people are listening to right-wing talk radio. With a lull in ratings since November, Rush Limbaugh had a 3.0 share of listeners for his radio time slot, which is a 33% slide from October and from last April,…

Star of ‘Taxi’ arrested for mooning during Cannes film festival

CANNES, France — Police arrested a French actor for baring his bottom to fans when they asked to take a photograph of him in the movie festival town of Cannes, media and an official said Monday. Sami Naceri, 49, star of the hit television series “Taxi”, was arrested on Sunday…

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