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Jailed Al-Jazeera journalist ‘outraged’ by 7-year jail sentence from Egyptian court

Sydney (AFP) – Jailed Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste has stated he was “outraged” at being sentenced to seven years by an Egyptian court, saying the case was about silencing critical voices. “I am devastated and outraged” by the verdict, Greste said in a message conveyed to his brothers Mike…

Christian radio host: Watching ‘Game of Thrones’ is like recrucifying Jesus

Christian author John Piper is discouraging fans from watching the HBO series Game of Thrones, warning that it amounted to a recrucification of Jesus, Right Wing Watch reported on Wednesday. “If we choose to endorse or embrace or enjoy or pursue impurity, we take a spear and ram it into…

North Korea: Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy film a ‘wanton act of terror’

North Korea on Wednesday denounced a new Hollywood comedy about an assassination bid on leader Kim Jong-Un as a “wanton act of terror” and warned of a “merciless response” unless the US authorities banned the film. “The Interview” stars Seth Rogen and James Franco as two tabloid TV journalists who…

Jewish groups blast actor Gary Oldman for ‘anti-Semitic’ comments

Los Angeles (AFP) – Jewish groups blasted British actor Gary Oldman for alleged anti-Semitic remarks defending Mel Gibson and suggesting that Hollywood is run by Jews. The “Dark Knight” star made the comments in an interview with Playboy magazine, talking about Gibson’s notorious 2006 anti-Semitic rant at a US sheriff’s…

CNN launches new research project: Using drones for journalism

CNN said Monday it was launching a research project with the Georgia Institute of Technology on how drones could be used for newsgathering by media organizations. The research will evaluate the technology, personnel and safety needs to operate effectively and will share its findings with the Federal Aviation Administration, which…

Gary Oldman slams ‘political correctness,’ defends Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin in Playboy

‘We’ve all said those things. We’re all fucking hypocrites,’ actor tells Playboy, before asking writer to ‘edit and cut half what I said because it’s going to make me sound like a bigot’ Hollywood should “get over” Mel Gibson’s anti-Semitic comments of 2006 because everyone has said similar things in…

George Will defends rape column, saying critics don’t take rape seriously and maybe can’t read

Columnist George Will defended a controversial piece he wrote earlier this month on college sexual assault, claiming he took the issue more seriously than his critics. The Washington Post columnist and Fox News contributor argued in the column that college administrators promoted victimhood and extended “coveted status” to victims of…

Conservative site slapped over copyright breach, library says, not Clinton vendetta

The University of Arkansas temporarily suspended research privileges for the Washington Free Beacon after the conservative website published audio recordings of Hillary Clinton discussing a rape case she defended in 1975. The library’s dean informed the site’s editor-in-chief Tuesday that its reporters had been told they must fill out forms…

Hannity lures Muslim woman bullied at Benghazi panel to his show for more bullying

Sean Hannity asked a law student why she was more concerned about the status of American Muslims like herself than the victims of the Benghazi attacks. Saba Ahmed, whose question during a conservative panel this week on Benghazi provoked a strong reaction from other attendees, appeared Thursday night on Hannity’s…

Tea Party ex-Congressman Joe Walsh says he was booted from his radio show for racial slurs

Former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh, who lost his seat to Tammy Duckworth following revelations that he was a deadbeat dad, was booted he says from his drive-time radio show this evening for using racial slurs during a diatribe over the Redskin’s name woes. Walsh, who hosts the 5-7 PM radio…

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