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Russia’s Putin promotes ‘Eurasian Union’ in rare article

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin called for the unification ofpost-Soviet states into a “Eurasian Union” in an article published Tuesday on the announcement of his planned return to the Kremlin. Putin’s article in the Izvestia daily outlining a grand project to integrate post-Soviet states into closer cooperation comes five months before polls…

Palin hints again at presidential aspirations: ‘The field is not yet set’

Former Alaska Gov. and newly minted documentary star Sarah Palin graces the cover of the most recent issue of Newsweek, and argues in the accompanying article that she could be a winning Republican candidate in the 2012 presidential race. “I believe that I can win a national election,” Palin told…

Strauss-Kahn accuser sues NY Post for ‘prostitute’ report

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The hotel maid who accused former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault sued the New York Post and five of its journalists for libel on Tuesday for reporting that she was a prostitute. The 32-year-old Guinean immigrant accused the Post of publishing defamatory articles between…

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…

Trump’s ‘Dean scream’: The Donald loses his cool on CNBC

by Gregory White Donald Trump was just on CNBC responding to allegations over his property dealings made by the New York Times. He blasted the paper for its report, and its reporter for refusing to appear on TV to defend his claims. The article reports that more than 300 people…

Koch brothers pick a fight with The New Yorker

Oil baron brothers David and Charles Koch aren’t the types to throw out old magazines, according to recent reports. The Koch brothers have taken up against the American Association of Magazine Editors, who recently nominated an anti-Koch New Yorker article for a National Magazine Award in reporting. Jane Mayer’s “Covert…

‘Robot journalist’ out-writes human sports reporter

Somewhere in the greater Washington D.C. area, there’s a sportswriter for GWSports.com who likely wants to crawl under his or her desk and not come out for a while, lest they be mocked for being bested by a robot. Sports site Deadspin highlighted a story on GWSports, a typical baseball…

Republican lawmaker blames 11-year-old victim of alleged gang rape

Elected officials should know better than to blame the victim of a sex crime. While it’s a common tactic of abusers, it’s something no one expected of Republican Florida state Rep. Kathleen Passidomo. During debate over a bill that would legislate a dress code for Florida students, Passidomo blamed the…

US film on Gulf oil spill in pipeline

LOS ANGELES — A US film company is to make a movie about last year’s oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, based on a New York Times article about events leading up to the explosion. Summit Entertainment and Participant Media, along with Imagenation Abu Dhabi, have bought the…

Maddow falls for satirical story calling for Palin-led Egypt invasion

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow was red-faced Tuesday after it emerged she and her producers had fallen for a satirical article jokingly calling for a US invasion of Egypt led by Sarah Palin. In her broadcast Monday night, Maddow reported on an article at ChristWire.org, a satirical site that has fooled reporters…

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