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Stewart asks Suskind: ‘Why do people talk to you?’

Fresh off his win at the Emmys, Jon Stewart hosted author Ron Suskind Tuesday evening to talk about the author’s controversial new book Confidence Men. During the interview, The Daily Show host bluntly asked Suskind: “Why do people talk to you?” After the audience finished laughing at Stewart’s question, Suskind…

Stewart asks Suskind: ‘Why do people talk to you?’

Fresh off his win at the Emmys, Jon Stewart hosted author Ron Suskind Tuesday evening to talk about the author’s controversial new book Confidence Men. During the interview, The Daily Show host bluntly asked Suskind: “Why do people talk to you?” After the audience finished laughing at Stewart’s question, Suskind…

Michael Moore elated by Obama’s speech

Filmmaker and author Michael Moore said on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show that he was delighted by President Barack Obama’s speech on Monday. “I think what happened today was exactly what we’ve been wanting President Obama to do,” he said. “And he has to do more of it.” During his…

Self-help author guilty over sweat lodge deaths

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – A US self-help guru was convicted of negligent homicide Wednesday over the deaths of three people at an Arizona “sweat lodge” ceremony in 2009, a court official said. James Ray was found not guilty of the more serious charges of manslaughter over the deaths, which occurred…

‘Gay Girl in Damascus’ blog author outed as Tom MacMaster

A blogspot-powered blog called “A Gay Girl in Damascus” that has called attention to the Syrian government’s harsh actions against its own people has been confirmed to be a hoax. A man named Tom MacMaster confessed on the blog to writing all the entries on the blog, which has more…

Embattled ‘Three Cups of Tea’ author hospitalized, cancels engagement

Greg Mortenson, co-author of the bestseller Three Cups of Tea has been hospitalized for heart surgery and has canceled a major speaking engagement in Massachusetts. Mortenson was scheduled to address the Massachusetts Conference United Church of Christ, but had to back out in order to undergo surgical repair of a…

Wis. unrest exposed GOP strategy to split lower classes, liberal author says

The labor unrest in Wisconsin exposed the Republican Party’s plan to essentially divide-and-conquer the lower classes in America, a liberal author recently wrote. “The Republican strategy is to split the vast middle and working class – pitting unionized workers against non-unionized, public-sector workers against non-public, older workers within sight of…

Exclusive: Revolutionary spirit could spread, author tells Raw

Despite the unique circumstances that brought about social unrest in countries across the Middle East, the wave of revolutions could indeed continue onward, a noted author and history professor recently told Raw Story. “One never says never,” he quipped. Juan Cole, author of “Engaging the Muslim World,” who also teaches…

$5 million lawsuit targets Jimmy Carter for ‘attacking Israel’

WASHINGTON – Former President Jimmy Carter has become the target of a class action lawsuit over ostensibly mean things he said about Israel in his best-selling 2006 book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid. The lawsuit, filed in New York by an Israeli firm, alleges that the book “contained numerous false and…

New letters show human side of J.D. Salinger

J.D. Salinger, the famously reclusive author of “The Catcher in the Rye”, was not such a hermit after all, according to newly published letters on Thursday that show he travelled — and enjoyed Burger King. Salinger died last year aged 91, leaving a reputation as an angry recluse who struggled…

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