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Greenwald on Awlaki’s killing: The ‘Constitution burned and stepped on’

Salon blogger and Constitutional lawyer Glenn Greenwald appeared on Democracy Now! Friday morning to voice his displeasure over the United States’ killing of Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, a U.S. citizen who was considered a radical cleric for Al-Qaeda. Greenwald highlighted the criticism that President George W. Bush received from the…

Pam Geller compares Obama’s Jewish supporters to Nazi victims

Conservative activist and BigGovernment blogger Pam Geller compared Jewish supporters of President Barack Obama to Nazi-era Jewish Council leaders, which helped implement Nazi orders and regulations, on her website Friday. “Like a pig sniffing for truffles, the Obama regime is sniffing around for influential kapos willing to sell out the…

‘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…

Britain gets Twitter user’s data after court battle in California

LONDON – An English local authority said it had forced Twitter to hand over users’ details after it took the US microblogging site to court in California, in what is believed the first case of its kind in Britain. South Tyneside Council, in northeast England, took the legal action in…

Egypt blogger gets 3 years for criticising military

CAIRO — An Egyptian military court on Monday jailed a blogger for three years for criticising the armed forces, the country’s rulers since president Hosni Mubarak’s ouster in February, his lawyer told AFP. “Regrettably, the Nasr City military court sentenced Maikel Nabil to three years in prison,” Gamal Eid said.…

Prominent Chinese blogger charged as crackdown deepens

Prominent Chinese blogger charged as crackdown deepens BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese police have arrested prominent writer Ran Yunfei for challenging the ruling Communist Party, people close to the blogger said on Monday, the latest in a string of arrests in a deepening crackdown on dissent. Ran, a writer and literature…

Fringe conservative group claims U.S. Muslims have no free speech rights

The right to freedom of religion guaranteed in the United States Constitution doesn’t apply to Muslims, according to a blogger writing for a conservative Christian organization. Bryan Fischer, a blogger for the ultra-conservative American Family Association (AFA), declared Thursday that Muslims have no First Amendment rights in the United States.…

Watchdog lists anti-Islamic blogger’s organization as hate group

Blogger Pamela Geller was at the center of a long-running controversy last summer when she helped ignite a firestorm of protest against the establishment of an Islamic cultural center a few blocks away from the former site of the World Trade Center. Now her Stop the Islamicization of America has…

Former USDA employee sues Breitbart over media prank

Former US Department of Agriculture employee Shirley Sherrod has made good on her word: she’s suing conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart. Last year, he published a video of her describing to an NAACP conference how she long ago overcame her own racist attitudes. However, a video from that speech was deceptively…

Confronted by blogger, Santorum fails to differentiate between little girl, dish of cells

A former Republican Senator considered to be a candidate for the party’s 2012 presidential nomination was recently confronted by a blogger with a perplexing question: Being pro-life, if you found yourself in a fertility clinic that was burning down, and you had a choice between saving a 2-year-old girl or…

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